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Joined 3 December 2009
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8 d8 djoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
How to Identify Block Boundary

That will all depend on how well your builder laid out your slab, they could be off by as much as 100mm at times

8 d8 djoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
How to Identify Block Boundary

When you say the boundary peg was moved, do you mean the one that sticks up that you can see, or the one that is buried in the ground nearby…

3 months3 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

We have fibre to the premises, which means it is fibre optic cable all the way to the box in your garage, where you then get a copper port to…

5 months5 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
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Our electricity box is recessed into the wall of our WIR, probably about 2-3m from our heads when we are sleeping.
Regarding how close the gas meter is, see this picture

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5 months5 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

We did ours with about 2-3 weeks remaining of the three months. You’ve still got nobody behind you do you, can the Machinery not come through the back?

5 months5 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

I think we were in council for 5-6 weeks maybe

6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Signed Initial Working Drawings Incorrect

Did you notice that on the initial plan it says 1.5m high and the second says 1.0m high. Even with the extra length, it should cost less to do the…

6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Pinnyanddee are getting their driveway done this morning, I’m looking at doing turf out the back this weekend, and I think igzz said they were looking at around 4 weeks…

6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

There’s a meat and greet bbq this Friday night at the Sales office. See you there

Building at Catherine Park
6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
How long does it take to build a single storey house ?

Also depends on the size of the house, our Eden Brae Drysdale 27 has a 32 week contract, which included the 3 week Christmas closedown
Last time we built it was…

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6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
New Home Final Inspection defects list

Simply have your inspector call the builder and arrange a time for them to go through the house, after they have provided you with the report ton u can hen…

6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
How much $$/sqm should you pay?

We spent $370k on our 27sq single storey house. Given that you would also need stairs, have additional wet areas and other two storey structural needs, I don’t think what…

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6 months6 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
New two storey house - plumbing

On new builds the upstairs plumbing is generally run between the joists supporting the upstairs floor. That is within the framing of the upstairs floor/downstairs ceiling. Are you in an…

7 months7 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

That’s us, sandwiched between construction sites on either side at the moment

7 months7 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Hi there, peeps across the road here. I can confirm that the the builder on the left did do the left hand pile, watched then doing it while cutting driveway…

8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
How long from requesting tender stage to building starting?

We put in our tender Dec 2016
Land registered Jan 2017
Started on site Jun 2017
Handover Dec 2017

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8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Bricks to ground

Brickwork begins in the slab, with where the slab is sitting on the ground where it has been formed up, this is anywhere from 100-250mm above the ground level. When…

8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

We got it done by a guy we have used before, we can pass his details on to you if you like. Got it rendered by someone he works with…

8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Saw you there on Saturday while I was laying turf. Out at the moment, but when I get back I’ll take a shot of the work they’ve done.

8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Hey bugslife,you’re powering along. After being pegged out on Saturday, they’re now scraping your block today

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8 months8 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Floor coverings and getting an Occupancy certificate

Typically the builder will give you an interim occupancy certificate, which will enable you to move in and inhabit the building. You can then get additional floor coverings and driveway…

9 months9 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Access to zero lot line boundary?

The easement is ONLY for access to your property for construction/maintenance of the wall built on the zero lot. If they want access to do any landscaping or concreting, they…

10 months10 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Master bedroom, floor plan advice

At the last place we owned we had a master suite downstairs, with a second master upstairs, and we had no end of trouble in trying to sell it. Nobody…

10 months10 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Site scrape on June 5th, PCI next Wednesday with handover a couple of weeks after that. 27sq single storey

10 months10 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Recess floors to all wet areas

Looks good, no steps is awesome
They also ended up doing a screed on the Alfresco as well, so basically no step when going outside either

11 months11 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
HIA Buidling Contract Commencement Condition

They aren’t in breach of contract, as you haven’t satisfied all your items as per the contract (meaning you haven’t signed the final building contract and given it back to…

11 months11 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Yeah, we got ours thru the builder as well, cost about $450 or so

11 months11 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Building at Catherine Park

Ok, so had a meeting with the supervisor on Wednesday, and surprisingly he has pretty much guaranteed we’ll be in for Christmas
After last week when he said we’d be…

11 months11 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

If you have a separate toilet in the laundry, get rid of the powder room and just incorporate it into the bathroom itself

11 months11 monthsjoannapaulpjoannapaulp posted:
Neighbours digging to fence line

Rules regarding retaining walls are based on who changed the level of the land. If you built up on the side of the land, then you would be liable for…

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