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9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Can't comment on this, but our BC has been awesome. Maybe 2 day reply tops. And the replies have been very thorough and answers everything even if I list 20…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

We came in at about 17kish per square.

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Hey deepudips
1. Our frontage is curved, but is about 16.5m frontage. I do but I'll have to grab it and post it later…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Wooooo! Awesome how exciting. Any pics to share?

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Sorry I can't help much here - we are using stone as splashbacks and never enquired about glass. Hopefully someone has an answer for you!

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9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Hi maverick123 - We haven't received that information yet, I'm guessing we'll find our when we receive all our contract drawings. I'll keep…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Quick update: We have officially entered the contract stage!
Now it's time to get all of our pre-site preparations done.. ::party::

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

One thing that really solidified our choice to go full electric was our gas bill for the last month. We have a 2 year old so the heater is on…

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9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Hello! Awesome to see another build thread! We are just about to sign off on our Tender and move into contract stage. So not far ahead! Will be following your…

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9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

A few reasons:
Sanden uses 0.84kw of power to output 5kw of heat for a COP of 5.96, compared to the Rinnai at a COP of 4.
The Sanden unit is…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thanks for the info rockedout !
Update on the Heat pump hot water unit, we weren't able to skip the water tank, so we…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

*edit* double post

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

To be honest with you, I am also not opposed to it. I'm all for renewable energy/sustainable living. Though the cost of the tank was something that I found hard…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thanks to Wellbuild, I understood the rules around this and also the loophole, and hopefully this helps someone in the future. (for clarity,…

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9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

We actually came in at $100K over our PSQ. But that wasn't a surprise to us as we added in direct stick flooring, the $27k actron system, the natural stone…

9 months9 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Update: We were given the option to get the Sanden unit (thank god). I just sent an email explaining why we shouldn't need a water tank (thanks

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

This pisses me off so much lol. It just wasn't making sense to me, they tried to explain it to me but I just couldn't understand why replacing the solar/gas…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Haha.. Update on the Anticon blanket. I was told they made a 'mistake' and adjusted it to $3,888.00
$1500 mistake.. lol

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10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Aang no worries!
We did a custom joinery setup for the kitchen, wasn't really one of their options. We just told them exactly what…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Hi Legochan - Thanks!
I don't believe they do any promotions/discounts like you see with other volume builders. I'd take caution with those though,…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thanks aang - I have raised a query with them to ask why our price is so high. Interested to know their justification.

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Hi Wellbuild !
We asked for Anticon 60 to be included in our tender, and they came back with:
Provide 60mm Anticon Blanket under roof…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Yeah! Definitely nerve racking for us too! Our first house build as well, but luckily for my wife I love budgeting & costing spreadsheets lol (she haaaates it!)
Carpet upgrade:
Roughly $3k…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Hey Aang
Sure I can share the rough prices, but they are particular to our spec so take them with a grain of…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Haha I don't think I can handle a dollar more than the Actron. I am actually not particularly a HVAC snob, just that I am basically goldilocks when it comes…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Oh yeah, I did look into that, but it will get very expensive as the piping from the outdoor unit (in one corner of the house) will have to run…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Hey Rachel, that particular unit is the premium inverter. Better performance and efficiency than the standard inverter. I am just a heating/cooling snob and wanted the best I could get…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

The system they put in the tender was:
Daikin FDYQN180LCV1/RZQMY1 18.00kw Cooling & 20.00kw Heating (3 phase) inverter reverse cycle ducted system with four zones. This was $16.5k.
That model is…

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Oh great, thanks for the extra reassurance. I guess we are going to pull the trigger on the appliances!

10 months10 monthsJayxZaraJayxZara posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Right that makes sense. We are getting a Qasair 90cm rangehood, which at E&S is approx $3.2k but that is no ducting or installation. TA quoted us just under $5k…

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