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1 month1 monthkelseykelsey 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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1 month1 monthkelseykelsey 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…

2 months2 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Internal doors- lintels required?

Thank you :)

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthskelseykelsey 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…

3 months3 monthskelseykelsey 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…

7 months7 monthskelseykelsey 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…

7 months7 monthskelseykelsey 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…

7 months7 monthskelseykelsey 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…

8 months8 monthskelseykelsey 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…

8 months8 monthskelseykelsey 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…

8 months8 monthskelseykelsey 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…

8 months8 monthskelseykelsey 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…

9 months9 monthskelseykelsey 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…

9 months9 monthskelseykelsey 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…

10 months10 monthskelseykelsey 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…

10 months10 monthskelseykelsey 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…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey 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…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Footing upgrades- dispute

Hi all,
Looking for some advice in regards to your engineering report that has come back on our block.
When purchasing the block we were given an engineers site classification report…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
Floor plan feedback

Hi Richard,
If you're building in Kalamunda, I feel we may be building in the same area. Your block size/ plans make me think we may be neighbours. Are you building…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
FHO- Building in Perth Hills WA - WA Country Builders

Our aesthetic is industrial
We wont have the black bulkhead or blade walls.
All the windows will remain the same.
Axon cladding is included.
1200mm door
We originally intended to keep the facade…

11 months11 monthskelseykelsey posted:
FHO- Building in Perth Hills WA - WA Country Builders

Just an update to anybody out there interested 😂
We were supposed to settle on our block on the 31/8 - that didn’t happen! We put in our finance for the…

FHO- Building in Perth Hills WA - WA Country Builders
12 months12 monthskelseykelsey posted:
FHO- Building in Perth Hills WA - WA Country Builders

I definitely agree, most builders have done exactly that. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by what our builder has presented us with budget wise. We’ve signed a PPA, so only real…

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