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Joined 27 February 2018
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3 months3 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Mimosa Homes Melbourne Builder

Yeah I agree, some builders would be doing this to scare clients away for sure.
Well... it's not penalising the owner if the builder agree's to read the report, fix…

3 months3 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Mimosa Homes Melbourne Builder

Whilst I agree with your points on Conditions 10, 11 and 1. I don't agree on your comments with condition 9.
The standard HIA contract states that anything done or…

5 months5 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Entering a vacant block

Hello,
Not much to worry about in my opinion, I'd let it slide (like the kids have) as you're going to be building on the block yourself. You will be having…

6 months6 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Reliable Customized home builders - Victoria

Hi Nyk,
Research the following:
Reviews, if you're able to private message the people leaving reviews that is great.
Current homes under construction, can you do a walk through of a home under…

6 months6 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Level 1 Compaction - Residential

Hi Zenn,
You can try and argue this with the developer but I don't think you will get far, it is extremely common.
In my opinion the builder is covering their…

6 months6 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Additional Site Costs

Hi First-Timer1,
Can you confirm if the builder had the structural engineeriing drawings complete before you signed the contract?
If you had signed the contract before receiving the engineering, the builder…

6 months6 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Query regarding adjacent zero lot builds

Hi Ssyi,
The Zero lot line will end up having the two brick walls of the garage as the fence. The fencing will start at the rear after the garage walls.…

7 months7 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
What is the cost to upgrade to a garage door like this?

Allow $4,000 - $5,000.

8 months8 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Australia lockdown

As of now, no construction sites will be shut down, including residential sites.
Head offices may be shut down but working from home will likely be inforced so that all…

10 months10 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Site visit

As per Consumer affairs this is reasonable access:
Your client (the homeowner or their agent) automatically has rights to visit the building site.
They have these rights even if they sign a…

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11 months11 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Quotation Process

Hi Connor,
I do know a builder that will suit this process, we have used them with our build.
Which state are you building in? If you would like a name just…

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12 months12 monthsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Guidance needed on Cost of Building a Home

Depending what area / state you're in? But the below is basically what I got from my builder in VIC West.
Base: $260,000 (23 squares)
Add $15k site cost - Will…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Setback rules for this corner block

Okay no problem. You will then have to comply with the same setback as the home on the 43m boundary.

This is from the VBA website under part 5 - Building…

Setback rules for this corner block
1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Setback rules for this corner block

5 meters from the end of the crossover for the garage, 4 meters to the start of the build line for the home. Provide that you are going to place…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Building new home

If you decide to go with Metricon the process will be quick, it's slip slop slap but the quality of work is not guranteed becasue of this.
Depends how custom the…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Time to completion - townhouse (Monash)

Thats great mate,
Almost there!! (Hopefully my estimate was correct)

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Resubmit drawing and colours document to Developer for appro

You can request to redesign the plans and re-apply for the approval, but they'll most likely charge you a drafting fee.

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Post Contract Variation raised by Builder

Hi Superfly,
Request to see the structural engineering plans, this will identify if piers were required. To identify if there are piers on site would be very difficult by just looking…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Time to completion - townhouse (Monash)

Hi Tigger,
From personal experience it looks like 6 weeks out or so, it probably will be completed mid or end of November.
There are so many variables with timing, hopefully…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Pulling out of HIA

It's all fair to be honest.
It's really up to them, you're jumping out of the contract. They need to cover their costs and make a margin as any business…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Build Query - Corner cut

Hi Kmza,
Could you please provide further details? What was the design before it was amended to the corner being cut? Is this a corner block? Is that the primary or…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Fall on Land and Site Cost

I think it would be hard to find a builder to fix the site costs before the engineering is complete.
Try and have a chat to a handful of builders and…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
First home build advise!

Would a 350m2 block be big enough to still have a little bit of backyard area?
If you build double storey, yes for sure!
What estates are worth buying into?
They all vary…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Fall on Land and Site Cost

You may be required to do a large cut on the site to flatten the block out, which involves removal of soil, trucks, excavation etc. All the expensive stuff, also…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
Fall on Land and Site Cost

The block is slightly falling from the front but slopes all the way to the back right of the block.
The slope is about 1.1m from back left to back…

1 year1 yearKoda67Koda67 posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

It's legal. no need to worry.
They're just trying to get more money in the door before proceeding to the next stage.
Have the above mentioned in writing and you'll be…

3 years3 yearsKoda67Koda67 posted:
Which one of Melbourne's western suburbs is better to buy la

Look, all those area's you have mentioned above are well suited. But I would also recommend these area's.
Plumpton in the West - Plenty of shopping centres close by, will…

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