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13 d13 dicat2000icat2000 posted:
Simonds Cat 1 floor types?

Ask them who there supplier is and what in the range so you can go and have a look at the quality yourself.

17 d17 dicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

Did you check out Hudson Ridge? I think another person in this thread is building with them. I did also sort of start checking out Metricon, but haven't really gone…

17 d17 dicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

Providence a nice plan. I didnt consider Twoney as I don't like how all their plans have a angler kitchen. Also cuts into theatre room space too.

17 d17 dicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

Still mulling over BH plan choice and the quote. McMaster still in the mix however, the plan might not work unless we can make some modifications.
This is the plan…

1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
Doing it again - Henley Montessa 43

I agree, busy is no excuse for not simply sending an email stating that you have received your emails and you will respond back with answers by whatever date. It…

1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
Experience with a 3rd party salesperson from a builder?

Trust your gut. Its normally right.

1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
Builders in Victoria

I haven't heard of them, but I'm in regional Victoria. Have you ask to see some of the past builds or builds that are currently on the go so you…

1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

That who I spoke with yesterday. Even though he was really busy we manage to discuss a few plans.
I keep going through the book. I want to try and…

1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
Simonds Moroak 24 Sloping Block Build

Thanks for link. This is my instgram page https://www.instagram.com/icat2000/ at the moment its only got photos on their from are build that we currently living in.…

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1 month1 monthicat2000icat2000 posted:
Simonds Moroak 24 Sloping Block Build

Good luck with your building process. Keep posting updates.

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2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I viewed the Boutique Home new display in Ballarat. Beautiful home. A lot of people were going through it. I'm going to get a quote off them too. And then…

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

So if you signed the build contract prior to them confirming the final prices are you now expected to do a variation to finance the additional cost?
My build contract had…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

If the builder won't explain the costs then don't sign the build contract.

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Home Builder Grant

I know with the first home buyers grant we didn't get it until after slab was down. Not sure about builders grant as we not going to access it…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

My contact with McMaster in the sales support in getting a quote has been helpful to date. But early stages. I did speak to someone who built with them the…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Lighting shop suggestions for Pendant, Island & Chandlelier

When we were looking for lights for our house we were driving down to see family and we came across a nice lighting store in Oakleigh. Home of Lights they…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
New Build Contracts

My suggestion would be to get a couple of quotes from builders. Also bedroom three is very tiny.

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Bank validation on unregistered land

When we brought our first block of land back in 2017 and it hadnt registered yet (it did so about a month later). We paid the deposit on the land…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Bank validation on unregistered land

If the land is unregistered then you don't own it so what would the bank secure the mortagage against?

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
New build, rough brickwork acceptable?

I'm not an expert. However, I look at your brickwork and the brickwork on our home and I would say yours is a very poor job in comparison and I…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm not familiar with Hudson Ridge. I will follow your progress if you have a thread. Do you have titled land or waiting for it to be titled?

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

We keeping our existing house So if the build takes a little bit longer it not going to matter as we won't be homeless or rely on rental accommodation.
I'm not…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I haven't investigated Boutique Homes. Back when we first build in 2017 they didn't build in Ballarat. There pictures look nice on the web.
The house we currently live in…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

Classic was a small ballarat builder. They might have taken on too much work. Hard to know what went wrong. However, every building company has their problem builds. I find…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I went down to Integra as well and they said exactly the same thing about what you mentioned above. People had cued up waiting for release and titles are not…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
JG King- Ballarat, new home build

How did you go with your JG King build in Ballarat. I'm considering them for our next house.

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Jg King build

I'm considering JG King as a builder for our new house. I need to check out some other builders too.
So I love to hear about some recent experiences with…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
First time homeowner

Might help if you mention what area are you building in. Personally, I haven't heard of SJD but then again I'm in regional Victoria and not all of the builders…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
Builder hasn't applied for Permit

It doesn't surprise me. I think all those grants have really stretched the builders.
I know one building company I spoke to while doing my search to find a builder said…

2 months2 monthsicat2000icat2000 posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm back. Have been in our house just over 2 years now. Loving the house. But with COVID19 and working from home a lot now, I need a bigger house.…

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