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5 d5 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 4
Following the slab pour last Saturday (09/06/2018.) the pre-fab frames were delivered on Tuesday (12/06/2018.) after the Queens Birthday long weekend. Carpenters/Framers were then on site on Wednesday…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
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13 d13 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 3
What a roller coaster of a week this has been!
Long story short (long story in the last two updates), the concreters were able to get the foundations down (waffle…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
15 d15 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Update
More bad news... due to the "windy" weather today, the concreters were unable to install the polystyrene that is to be used for the waffle raft today. This of…

16 d16 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit

Very good to hear! Our slab has been delayed unfortunately! Was meant to go in Tuesday, but now if we are lucky it is due to be poured…

16 d16 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit

Waffle pod slab and lots of screw piles sounds about the way Arden, etc. are building in our estate. Hopefully provides for a very sturdy slab!

16 d16 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Update
Not very happy currently, I was told that our site was meant to have our slab poured on Tuesday, but that was subsequently delayed to Thursday, and now if I…

19 d19 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 2
So since last week we have had the pipes for the plumbing installed and from a glance it appears that the plumbing has been installed in the correct places…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
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26 d26 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Hi Clareymoo, I have read through your build build thread. IT seems like the developer has really sucker punched a lot of hopeful…

27 d27 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 1
Ok so what has happened this week! First, the area for the alfresco & garage were cut. This was done early in the week.
Following these cuts, the screw piles…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
1 month1 monthKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

UPDATE 1
I will start this update from a couple of weeks ago. To provide some context, our block is on the side of a hill and has essentially been…

1 month1 monthKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Ah I think I saw your post today on the Arden Homes - New Build Facebook Group.
Sounds like you plan your networking in a similar fashion as myself! As…

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1 month1 monthKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Hi phillo I was happy to leave it in the garage, this is mostly because we are in a new estate which will receive…

1 month1 monthKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Hi Treedance,
If you are referring to this particular build, this will be my house not Manj's.
I have updated the very top post with my most recent updates.
We have had taps…

4 months4 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Waterfall Edges on Island - Yay or Nay?

I dont know that the waterfall adds any functionality, but aesthetically my wife and I thought it was worth it. I guess it is a matter of preference. …

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Hi SakuraSE,
I will have a look and try to reply to you after work!

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Yeah we did, but it was immaterial

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Facade

We opted for an upgraded facade being the 'airlie' facade.
As we opted for a fully rendered Hebel home, satisfying the estate's 2-material facade became a bit tricky! We assumed that…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Notable Standard Inclusions & Upgrades
The standard inclusions of Arden Homes we found were better than any other builder we looked at. Below is a list of those I thought were…

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Block Sitting
Our block of land measures in at 12.5m x 33m (412.5m^2). We have a 3m easement for storm water at the back of the property and a pit in…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Electrical Plans
Being the 'nerd' that I am, the electrical plan was very important to me; especially the data points and the wireless access point.
We made a fair few upgrades to…

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Hi Ezza78, Arden did have a list of standard changes and I think we could still do further customisation if we wished, but at an additional cost. I am…

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Floor Plan Genoa Verve 26

This is the Genoa Verve 26 by Arden Homes which we intend to build.
We have made a few notable changes to the standard floor plan, as…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Why Arden and not someone else?
TL;DR The sales consultant we came across actually treated us like adults and not kids and they would actually build on our block which…

5 months5 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

I figured I would start this forum to track my experience as a first home buyer building my first home with my wife.
As the title of the post indicates, we…

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