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9 months9 monthshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Excavation for landscaping

Have neighbours with a landscaper building retaining wall ranging from 600-900mm high. Pretty sure there is no engineering plan at all as I ask the same landscaper do my 400mm…

9 months9 monthshousenoobhousenoob posted:
How much a ~50sq home cost nowadays?

Owner builder friend building a 46sq in Western Sydney within the last 10 months. 660k, medium-high spec.

9 months9 monthshousenoobhousenoob posted:
VK Platinum Homes or Laksh Homes?

Ask for references and speak to them. If they are defensive or try to avoid the request, walk.

1 year1 yearhousenoobhousenoob posted:
Fascade improvement suggestion. Please help.

How about dark grey or dark beige on the pillars surrounding the entrance

1 year1 yearhousenoobhousenoob posted:
Fascade improvement suggestion. Please help.

Once the painting is done, it's nice enough for me. The garage door and main door will draw eyes into it if it's a contrasting colour. Who are you building…

1 year1 yearhousenoobhousenoob posted:
Wisdom Homes

I'm not with any of the builders one could find at Homeworld. If weather, covid, labour and material shortages were to blame, how does this affect one builder but not…

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1 year1 yearhousenoobhousenoob posted:
Wisdom Homes

Just a slightly different perspective, my build's slab was poured near the end of March this year. We're close to handover. Double storey in Sydney. Not sure how my…

2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Pier - linear meter allowance

This is the truth. Geotech report is only an estimate. Be onsite with a tape measure the day they drill the piers and add those up. 90Lm for 30sq is…

2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
how much the price for power point with USB / downlights ?

Paying approximately 25% less for that. It's a bit high for powerpoint even at the price my builder charges as it's easier and less material than downlights. Hard truth, the…

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2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Fixed Price Tender- Increase due to COVID unexpectedly

I didn't have a legal expert reviewing my build contract which I kind of regretting now. It's not that the build hasn't been doing well but there are things that…

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2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Brick selection and omitting rendering

I am guessing you have also asked for a least of houses with Blackheath or lightning bricks that you can drive by in your area. There are it's of Blackheath…

2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Brick selection and omitting rendering

I was tossing up between Blackheath and lightning but ended up going with the latter. It depends on what colour is your favourite. I think Blackheath is easier to maintain…

2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
What brick is this?

I have been trying to get the name of this brick. Does anyone happen to know it? TIA.

What brick is this?
2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Do you mind sharing which clause in MBA or HIA contract that states this?

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2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

So if I understand correctly, the price in the contract means nothing and asking for a price increase is not a breach of contract?
When price goes down, builder keeps the…

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2 years2 yearshousenoobhousenoob posted:
Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Signed a construction contract earlier this year and builder rang me a week ago telling they want to cancel the contract or increase the price. Land will be registered next…

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