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3 d3 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Post Construction Valuations

Hello Members
For anyone who has completed their construction recently, have the Lenders done a valuation at completion. If so, how have the outcomes been ? Did anyone of you see…

4 d4 dKameGameKameGame posted:
living and dining orientation

For a smaller lot, it would make sense to not have an Alfresco at this stage and extend you living space. You can always build a pergola at a later…

5 d5 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Which docs site supervisor follows during build?

A contract is a legal document which provides a clear scope work the builder is going to perform. Working/Engineering drawings are prepared by engineers/architects which describes the architectural components of…

5 d5 dKameGameKameGame posted:
What things to check before signing the builder contract?

Build time/duration
Progress Payment schedule
Liquidation damages
Builder's & your rights to cancel the contract
When the contract is subject to finance, ask for long as possible to secure the mortgage
The list goes…

5 d5 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Tips for new home inspection

This one for doublestory bath tub which a mate suggested was to fill it up and leave it for sometime and see if any seepages appear downstairs.

11 d11 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Building Contract Definitions

What does your contract say ? there must be a section explaining each stage. HIA contracts usually have a clause where builder can claim payments only once when a stage…

11 d11 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Building Contract Definitions

It would mean, a work of equivalent proportion. Each builder has a different method of construction and the tasks at each stage varies. It's a general guide for you to…

12 d12 dKameGameKameGame posted:
when cancelling Preliminary Work Agreement, can fee/deposit

You should contact a legal expert in Property Law, to really understand what chance you stand. As a layman, #15 clearly states you get no refund, unless the builder is…

20 d20 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

As far as I know, temporary downpipes are within Australian Building standards but not enforceable or practices that a builder must do. It's a quality thing which the builder must…

26 d26 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Should we start looking looking for a builder already?

It's a rookie mistake, but don't rush into it just so that you can make up for the lost time. I was in the same boat as you. We put…

1 month1 monthKameGameKameGame posted:
New Home Construction - Custom Builder

For this price, considering your site does not have many issues you may be able to build a 25-27sq home with a small project builder (some of them call themselves…

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2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Building Timelines and Vic Stage 4 Lockdowns

Hello All
Post the announcement of Stage 4 lockdown in Vic, my builder sent out an email (generic to all customers) regarding potential delays up to 6 weeks due to the…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Adding a water point in toilet

I tried getting it done in my new build but it's considerably expensive to be done. Firstly, if your estate is one of the newer developments in all likelihood it…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Ending a builder contract before the construction

2 years since Contract and no construction!! Wow, didn't know you could do that. Anyways, there is no exit clause for customers in HIA contracts. If you end the contract,…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Coronavirus Impact to Build/On-Site Meetings.

Ambiguity has been a constant in these lockdowns. Going by the rules, if you're beyond 5KM from your house you could be fined but at the same time renters are…

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2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Is it fine to buy a lot which has engineered depth fill of 1

Heaps of lots these days are made up of engineered fill. In all likelihood the site classification would come down to a P increase your site costs in the range…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Floor Plan Suggestions for a Small House - 20 squares

LIke others have mentioned you cannot squeeze in 4 Bedrooms in a 20 sq house, I know this personally since I own a smal lot and we struggled with designs,…

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2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Layout feedback please

Ideally you would want your living areas to be on the north, check if you can swap Kitchen+Alfresco with Living+Dining. Also, get good sized windows for the Northern side. If…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Choosing a dishwasher

We upgraded our appliances in our build to Bosch. This is a more affordable one, if you've got some $$$ you can go for a Series 4.

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Wall insulation

Yes that seems to be the recommendation but not sure if it's mandated. Melbourne is in Climate zone 6 but even the biggest name builders only provide R4.0 for roofs…

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2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Checking contract

Private building inspection companies, they would be the best to engage. Some suggest lawyers too, but I am not too sure if they know much about the build processes.
Generally,…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Electrical appointment advice

The pricing is very reasonable IMO, you should totally get as much done as possible.

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2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Jack and jill bathrooms - what are your thoughts?

I have a similar set up in our build. We upgraded the powder to include a shower but did not attach it to the guest bedroom/home office as they're on…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
First Home & down to 3 Builders (West Victoria near Werribee

I've not built with them but had dealt with them for quotes
HBC - Rejected after initial tender, they're pricier than others for their offerings and inclusions but quality of fittings…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Change to base price after quote

Unless it's in written that you're not affected by price revisions, you should not have them, otherwise not much you can do. Happened to me where the builder raised the…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Mould on timber frame

I remember going through a similar post on Instagram on someone's build journey. I can't remember but it was most likely the big C, it's a public post try searching…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Independant Builders Inspectors Recommendations in Victoria

Private building inspection is an insurance worth about 3k (all stages) which may or may not pay off. You're right in saying that your build might completely ignore the report…

2 months2 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Master Bedroom above Garage with Balcony very cold

South facing rooms do not get any Sunlight and are cool. There's not much you could do post construction now. Suggest , getting a split system installed for the room,…

3 months3 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Question Reg FHOG

Thanks. Had to call in a couple of times to get this fixed. The FHOG was approved but sitting in some ghost account, the lender credited to the construction facility…

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3 months3 monthsKameGameKameGame posted:
Kitchen layout

If you have the space, prefer having separate sink , cooktop and bare island bench. If there is not enough space for three sections in the kitchen, you could use…

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