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3 months3 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?…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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.

3 months3 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?

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

9 months9 monthskesterkester 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…

9 months9 monthskesterkester 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…

10 months10 monthskesterkester 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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10 months10 monthskesterkester 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…

10 months10 monthskesterkester 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…

10 months10 monthskesterkester 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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10 months10 monthskesterkester 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…

10 months10 monthskesterkester 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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11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Looking good!

11 months11 monthskesterkester 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?

11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
About facade choice

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

11 months11 monthskesterkester 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?

11 months11 monthskesterkester 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…

11 months11 monthskesterkester 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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11 months11 monthskesterkester 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.

11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
Laminex Burnished Wood Silk Finish

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

11 months11 monthskesterkester 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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11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Very good looking house!

11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
Loft style homes by New Generations? WA

Looking through many builders, from all the quotes, the lowest I get is around $740 per sqm. No flooring, just stonebench throughout, higher ceilings, ducted aircon and the usual sales…

11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
slab photos for your comments please

I am thinking of using third party inspector to do slab inspection during construction. Do they generally need to be present when the concrete slab is being laid or poured?…

11 months11 monthskesterkester posted:
Loft style homes by New Generations? WA

NewGen loft looks nice, especially the one you linked in first post. Been there myself.
They are one of the better project builders I would say. Didn't like the consultant, he…

1 year1 yearkesterkester posted:
Smart light switch - Something you should have

How much does project builder typically charge for neutral wire for smart switch cabling? Any electrician?

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