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4 d4 dkelseykelsey posted:
Storm water/downpipe connections.

Hi all,
We are in the last couple of weeks of our build and today the drains were connected to stormwater. Before today we had noticed that the grate/pipes drains in…

4 d4 dkelseykelsey posted:
Down pipe connection to storm water? Is this correct?

Hi all,
We are in the last couple of weeks of our build and today the drains were connected to stormwater. Before today we had noticed that the grate/pipes drains in…

Down pipe connection to storm water? Is this correct?
8 months8 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Builder has not included details and wants signatures

Hi TroyFWX,
I understand where you are coming from, you’re nervous that that some of the things that have been promised by your sales person are not included in the PPA…

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8 months8 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

That seems pretty unreasonable to me. On a 300k build, 42k is like an almost 15% increase.
As the above poster pointed out, they do actually have a right to…

8 months8 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Who to build with?

Hi there,
I’m building at the moment with WA Country Builders/ Rural Building Company, so don’t have any experience with those three builders myself but have heard and seen things about…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
topic closed - please delete

Hi Scott,
Yes most houses here in WA are double brick, which can be great, and more cost effective over here.
In response to your questions (I am no expert by…

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11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Slab down to Brickwork - Time frame (Perth)

Hi Joeban,
We were pretty lucky in that we had our bricks start within a week of our slab down (this was about a month ago). We are building with a…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Internal doors- lintels required?

Thank you :)

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Internal doors- lintels required?

Hi Chris,
Thank you for your reply, and help as always!
I think I understand what you are saying (sorry, I'm a complete and utter building novice), and that these photos show…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Internal doors- lintels required?

Good idea. These are the photos I could get. The first photo is the internal door between the hallway and the garage which is 920mm. It looks like it still…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Internal doors- lintels required?

Hi all,
We are currently building a reverse brick veneer single story house, with a project builder. The external material is an axon cladding and the internal wall is your standard…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

Yeah far out, you’re right google doesn’t give much when you search Thermalite Bricks, I honestly don’t know much about it. I do remember the SIP panels, so I can…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

I know, I find it puzzling but somehow it seems very much like Perth. In saying that I don’t really have anything against DB houses, I guess I just like…

12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

Thanks for the reply, and insight! I thought as much to be honest but was hoping maybe after 10/20 years the trend may be changing! I definitely agree there is…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

Hi all,
My husband and I are currently building a reverse brick veneer single story house in the Perth Hills. We originally (like everyone else in Perth!) were going to build…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
Base price vs final cost price

We are building in Perth with WA Country Builders
We were somewhat similar. We went from $220k including earth works to $310k. The jump was because of more expensive earthworks than…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
Alternatives to decreasing window size

Hi all,
We’ve been asked to considerably decrease the size of many of our windows to meet a 7 Star Energy rating. We are very reluctant to do this, as we…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
R Coding issues

Hi Richard,
Thanks for the reply. Our energy report has come back and they have suggested everything you have said here. We haven’t gotten a price yet, but I think it’s…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
BGC Company WA

I’m not 100% sure but we were considering a BCG builder and our mortgage broker warned us against it. He said he couldn’t guarantee finance for us with a BCG…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
R Coding issues

Hi Kelsey,
Does the contract of sale say anything about this?
Hi Matty123,
Not that I can see anywhere. I’m looking at the standard REIWA contract for sale, and I assume it would…

1 year1 yearkelseykelsey posted:
R Coding issues

Hi all,
Just after some advice before I proceed further. We are building on a subdivided block and were (what we thought) only weeks away from building. Today we were informed…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
tiled shower niche price rawson homes tender variation

Similarly, I have not built with your builder but in my experience everything that has been 'credited' back to me so far is nowhere near it's actual worth, or what…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
FHO- Building in Perth Hills WA - WA Country Builders

Hi all,
Just an update from our build.
Some dates:
Land finance in: 21/7
Finance approved: 16/9
Land settled: 21/9
Final contract signed: 22/10
Prestart: 24/10
Construction loan in: 10/11
Hopeful to get construction loan settled in…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
Items after handover- issues with bank?

Hi all,
Just wondering how people went with doing some items after handover and how that affected their final payment from their bank.
Westpac has a turn key loan meaning they…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
Quote for connecting our block to power

Hi all,
We have been quoted by our builder to connect our block to the main power board. Our block is on a strata of 9 lots, and has the…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
Home Builder Grant - Sign contract by 31 Dec 20

Hi Shibaboy,
Unfortunately because of COVID and these grants these timelines can be a bit tricky to predict. We signed a PPA, with estimate pricing and our plans drawn on the…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
Floor Plan - Advice for Square Block

I agree with most of the changes people have made, and I can definitely see the reasoning behind switching the media and bedroom. My small bit of advice would be…

2 years2 yearskelseykelsey posted:
Footing upgrades- dispute

Thank you for the comprehensive reply, I really appreciate the advice and direction.
I will definitely look further into the initial contract with the real estate agent. I have pushed…

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