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2 months2 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park

More data points are always a good thing! But just make sure the Wifi mesh you're looking at supports multiple pucks being connected to different ethernet ports in the house.
Because…

3 months3 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
How many changes do people generally make after pre-start

Have you signed your building contract yet? If not, you still have room for negotiation if you are skilful enough!
While you still have the ability to walk away, you still…

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3 months3 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Building with Hamlen Homes in WA

Hope they get it sorted for you soon!
In a way I guess it is fortunate you are at this stage already, as there will probably be a tsunami of trade…

4 months4 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Some people (and I would say most display homes except for the ones really targeting budget first home owners) prefer stone benchtops over laminated ones in the Bathrooms, but comes…

5 months5 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Residential Design Code Variation

As in six weeks for council approval? It depends on which council but that sounds reasonable, especially as I imagine they will be inundated with new approvals from people trying…

7 months7 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Custom floor plan feedback

Have you sought out any builders or architects yet? This is obviously going to be a high-end house and three-storey builds will require significant engineering considerations (particularly since your house…

7 months7 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Custom floor plan feedback

Is there a reason why a few of the rooms are missing doors? Or will they be sliding doors

8 months8 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Choosing an independent building inspector, Perth

I used Lewis from Cap-It-All Inspections and he was great - very thorough and quick to produce his written reports. Cost about $2,3k for 5 stages of a double storey…

9 months9 monthsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Trades in prior to final handover

Would an acceptable compromise be for you to pay for a couple of extra months for the builder's insurance policy on your block? Shouldn't be that much and all parties…

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1 year1 yearHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Looking great!

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1 year1 yearHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Building with Home Group WA

Regarding the tiles, this thread may be of interest:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=95734

1 year1 yearHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Buying Land - WA - Perth, South of River

Before you buy in Success, I recommend you try driving on Beeliar Dr on a weekend afternoon going eastbound (i.e. towards the freeway) - it is an absolute nightmare which…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Good luck with the build! Did you change much at pre-start?

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Layout planning

Yeah the Lounge & Living back-to-back struck me as weird - I can't think of a single display home with that kind of layout as soon as you walk in…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Layout planning

I think everyone above has more than covered the issues with the layout, but there are also a few practical considerations you should allow for:
The first is whether this is…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Layout planning

Some initial observations:
- As soon as you open the door in Bed 1 it blocks the door to the toilet
- There is no door to the pantry?
- You have a…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

I've intentionally steered clear from integrated dishwashers, worried about what happens if there are issues or changing it later down the track. Easy as to switch out a freestanding one,…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
The Avenue, Hilbert - Impressions 'Vastu' build

Very envious of your garage opening! Ours is only 5.05m which is looking like it may be a tight squeeze for our slightly wider than usual cars...

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works

What do you mean by Preliminary Works? As in the site works have already begun or is everything still on paper (i.e. drawings, council approval etc.)?

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

9 months between drafting and site works isn't too bad... ours took around 11 and we already owned the block (had no issues with council either)! The most important part…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Plan looks great!
Just make sure you get it re-priced before signing as they've given you over 50m2 of extra house from the original plan (which I assume was priced?) to…

2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

Wow that looks proper lush! You must be stoked :-D

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2 years2 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Tile Selection for your House

Prateek just some friendly advice...
Pay a professional to proof read your main website properly. I had a quick browse and picked up typos and grammatical errors on every page!

3 years3 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Please give some advice between these builders :)

Check out the Shónky Builders WA facebook page and do a search for the builders you're tossing up between to see other people's experiences :)

3 years3 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
101 residential building feedback

I've read the company explanation of the ACCC report within the Google reviews, and whilst I can absolutely accept that the media will spin things, it's certainly interesting that you're…

3 years3 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
101 residential building feedback

Not really a great sign when a builder does this...
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/accc- ... 05l2x.html
Their latest Google reviews wouldn't exactly inspire confidence either!

3 years3 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
WA Builders - trying to decide between several

Here is all I know about Aveling:
https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/a ... w-websites
If you're tossing up between builders, it's always a good idea to head onto Shónky Builders WA on…

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3 years3 yearsHereForHelpHereForHelp posted:
Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

I would be shocked if any builder in Perth charged you "extra costs" for bringing your own plans to get a quote. As long as you have a copy of…

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