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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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1 d1 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

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

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM 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.

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM 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…

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM 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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14 d14 dIamSAMIamSAM 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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14 d14 dIamSAMIamSAM 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.…

17 d17 dIamSAMIamSAM 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.

19 d19 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Question on LMI calculation

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

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM 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…

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Vinyl Planks 4.5mm

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

My Karndean Mountain Spotted Gum

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22 d22 dIamSAMIamSAM 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..

23 d23 dIamSAMIamSAM 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…

26 d26 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

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

27 d27 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Smart home light switches - zigbee?

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

30 d30 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

My builder got the engineers to update their drawings.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

My plan went to CDC. They sent it back asking for engineering drawing of retaining wall. The revised plan/drawings were submitted and approved.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Move in new house before driveway construction

If movers or anyone else will be moving-in household items, then is there any access (main door, alfresco etc) from where the items can be moved into the house WITHOUT…

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1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Best to contact an architect who is familiar with the local council requirements.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Hello all

Hi, good luck with your build. DO mention more details about the location (stage 3 of what/where?)so that others who are in the area can provide appropriate comments. It is…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Hi, Lot 4048 is opposite my lot and I do not know the owners. That's the corner lot with a swim pool.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Breeze Bardia

The builder is legally required to have the insurance where the contract value is more than $20k. The builders do this all the time (obtain insurance). I am really surprised…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Pros & Cons of Sydney blocks facing North West

It's a good orientation. How wide is the side at north? Wider implies you can be creative with designing the layout to make max use of the orientation. If you…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

The tile credit was $5100 or so. The total spend on vinyl $12600 or so. The tiles were builders range (economy) where as the vinyl product I installed is top…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Practical Homes in Southwest Sydney. Got handover yesterday. So actually I got a credit for tile flooring and I have appointed Fowlers Carpets to do the vinyl.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Tiles and Vinyl come in all $$ range. Generally builders include basic tile in their base price. So expect any change to cost you. Your vinyl will exclude wet areas…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New single storey home scaffolding question

I have a gable wall on side of garage. The builder got that wall done with scaffolding and same scaffolding was retained for other roof work.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

For CCTV - get Cat 6 data points done under the eaves at locations where you can fit cameras. Inside all cables terminate at a logical point - study area,…

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