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5 h5 hkesterkester posted:
Weephole

Anyone knows at what height weepholes shall be placed? For houses in WA.
I had seen houses around my site where the weepholes are located at footing level (or -2c from…

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Floorplan Critique

House design looks very nice. May I know the builder info? Very nice design illustration as well.

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

May I know what was your base price for Archipelago with Dale?

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Perth Steel Frame Build

Homebuyers Centre does steel frame. Had seen a few done by them in the past.
Would stay away from Summit.

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
Please what is this called in a recess ceiling?

Hard to tell from the pic. Looks like ceiling trim. You could get some metal strip with gold coating, cut to size and glue it to the ceiling like cladding?…

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
What to get on the Preliminary works agreement

Include as many as you want done. Better to know the costings now than in prestart.
- Appliances: unless you are going with expensive models like AEG or Miele, they are…

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
Alarm panel and intercom

Hi all,
Need to ask your expertise. Do I need to prepare cable conduit provisions for alarm keypad panel? Are those wired or battery powered?
And what about if I want to…

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
Ceiling heights (31 course Living area VS 30 course througho

Option 2 would be better. 1 course difference in living area isnt much to be noticeable. Feels roomier with 30c rooms for sure.

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
Drywall (summit superwall) VS white set plaster wall

Would there be a cost difference to gypsum based and lime based plaster? Estimate cost?

8 months8 monthskesterkester posted:
Subject to Finance Clause

Does anyone have any idea on the "subject to finance clause" that can be added to contract? In which states that the money or deposit would be refunded in full…

9 months9 monthskesterkester posted:
Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?

I think they are one of the better BGC owned builder. My friend built with them and no trouble during construction. Would be better than going to Scott Park group…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Shale grey or windspray

Try using online house visualiser. It will give an idea of how the colours would look like. Hint: google for "home visualiser"
Those will have colorbond colours as minimum.
Or... drive around…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Builder recommendations on a tight budget

Agree with amilelka.
BGC would offer the lowest cost and usually they can get really competitive. Ross North usually is much more expensive, good build quality though. Celebration (ABN) is a…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Advice, ideas and recommendations

This!
My personal experience : got tricked by good reviews online... Only to find the builder isn't as good as what the reviews raving about.

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1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Depends on the tile for me. Lots of tiles from builders are the cheapest or nastiest product. Easy to crack or discolour.
Also, mostly depend on your own preference. Both have…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

Can you recommend the designer for drawing floorplan?
Also, adding to your comment on reviews, be skeptical and look for 1-star review. A lot of 5-star ratings are from the builder…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
New Home construction slab crack

Probably get a building inspector to have a look. It looks minor hairline crack to me, he/she may identify it differently.

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1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Gotta agree with this. A lot of the reviews are suspiciously fake, especially in product review site.
I am told a great tip on how to identify real reviews and potentially…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Should we include everything in build cost, or do afterwards

I think this is case by case situation. If you have disposable income enough to cover the mortgage repayments and additional costs (such as landscaping), you can choose to exclude…

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1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Looking good!

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Been asked to sign contract before prestart. Final drawings or plans can only be done with all the potential changes after prestart. Is it normal?

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
About facade choice

Would choose the layout. Facade can be changed regardless? Personally going with #1. Not into that kind of look.

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

What if I can get the same batches from tile supplier? Do I need to let builder know and not to plaster the bathroom?

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Tiling after handover - new

Need help with tiling for bathroom after handover. Full height to ceiling.
1. Do I need the remove the plaster from the walls?
2. Do I tile up to cornice edge? Or…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Colour Selection Help: Brick, Front Door, Caesarstone

Your selection is good in my opinion. The darker render (veiled dusk) complements the face brick nicely. From facade picture, the dark blue roof tile feels out of place to…

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1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Kitchen bin drawer

Was looking at this myself. Plan on installing this in future. Not sure if you have some other bin in mind. Hafele does have other solutions as well.

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Laminex Burnished Wood Silk Finish

Wow, looks very nice. 40mm stonebench and waterfall edge. Nice.

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Colour Selection Help: Brick, Front Door, Caesarstone

Nice colour selection. I would go with Barwon too but since it is gonna cost extra, it is down to your preference.
Door wise, I would not go with double doors.…

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1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Very good looking house!

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