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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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5 d5 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

That is a significant slope for a small lot. There will be multiple additional costs on account of the slope. Guesstimate $75000.

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Facade brick & render colours

Go with your gut. There is 2 storey house near my place and they have grey(ish) bricks. The facade looks stunning in ambient light.

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Facade brick & render colours

I also recommend you drive around your estate which will give an idea about what combinations look good in that surrounding.

11 d11 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Flooring that does not show footprints

Hi, my 2 month old home has Karndean Luxury Vinyl Planks for all rooms. Its a great product however prints ARE visible.
I have Mountain Spotted Gum which is a dark…

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

You would not want to rush through deciding the design and specifications of your dream home. Allow 4 months.

13 d13 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Decent vacuum cleaner

keep an eye on https://www.godfreys.com.au/vacuum-cleaners for SALE which they have often.
Buy a Hoover $$ or Dyson $$$.
250 is a good $$ budget

16 d16 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Cupboards in Laundry and Garage

Shelves are cheaper than cupboards (with doors). The cupboard price you mention looks alright...make sure the quote is not for shelves :)

17 d17 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Most of the cheap camera models are not vari focus and do not support H.265. Thus during install they cannot be 'custom' setup. Many NVR have limited incoming bandwidth. Many…

18 d18 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Recommend security cameras + supporting system

I recommend Harding Security for install of "VIP Vision" NVR and Cameras
service@hardingsecurity.com.au

18 d18 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

If your lot has BAL rating of 12.5 or higher then you can install metal fence. See New Breeze Design Guidelines as well.

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Can I insist the builder tells me who their subcontractor i

The occupational certificate will carry names of most of the subcontractors.

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Payment is after the stage is delivered.
Slab
Frame
Enclosed
Fixing
Practical Completion

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Dents in the Window to be installed

Like you expect a quality product...so does the builder. They should have no problem in getting a replacement.

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

The slab, framing and water proofing are certified by the providing agency. This is a self-certification and is essential for obtaining Occupancy Certificate. (many other similar certifications are also required…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

I have recently used Housepect and the quote for 4 standard inspections was about 1800 or so. They sent reports within 24 hours of the visit which was helpful. I…

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Each lot will have a valuation base date and the land is valued based upon type of use (residential, commercial..), land area and prevailing rate on base valuation date. For…

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

I am re-posting the below....
Hope this helps someone else as well:
My lot registered in Sep 2017 and at that time I paid council charges/rates to New Breeze/Dahua via my solicitor.…

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Developer Approval time in Jordan Spring East

Why/where is the pre-approval required? You should already be having an estimate of the amounts required for - construction, landscaping, joinery and the amounts that bank will finance upto.

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Question on LMI calculation

That looks alright to me. Do you have a different opinion?

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Unforeseen site costs due to neighbours landscaping

Is the height difference natural or due to cut/fill done for your plan? Or is the cut/fill done by your neighbor?
It is every owners responsibility to ensure that water run-off…

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Vinyl Planks 4.5mm

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

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3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

I would communicate with the builder via email (so there is evidence) and ask what are the reasons for the hold-up. Take it from there one step at a time..

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

For the OP, all the certificates from different contractors (plumbing, waterproofing, electrical, concrete, BASIX certificate from builder etc etc) are required to be submitted to the certifier / council. Do…

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Can see bricks (even get home samples) without appointment...

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Smart home light switches - zigbee?

I have just started with Z-wave as my home alarm from NRMA/RACV supports that.

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

My builder got the engineers to update their drawings.

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