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6 d6 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 12
I seem to be getting slacker and slacker now with posting as we are entering to mid to late stage of the build. I guess this is because…

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

Week 11
This week has been a little slower. As expected, all of the work has been done inside this week. This included the fitting of most doors and…

21 d21 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 10
Things have again progressed quite quickly this week with the insulation being completed, as well as the internal plastering (including cornicing). The house is actually now looking like…

28 d28 dKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 9
As suspected, not a whole lot got done this week. The plumber has come back and made a few fixes and the insulation installers have installed insulation to…

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

Week 8
So this last week has seen the installation of our Hebel exterior cladding. With this, per our contract, we have been issued our Lock-up invoice.
I must…

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

Week 7
Things have started to slow down a little this week. Originally our site supervisor intended to have the Hebel delivered and installed, the house locked up and the…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

I tend to agree that DJM don't seem to be putting in much effort. My carpenter brother does say that they are quite thorough from his experience as being…

2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

My carpenter brother picked up on it. My independent inspector picked up on it at the frame inspection, as I had him do a pre-slab inspection, but not a…

2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 6
Whilst the picture below may not show a substantial change since last week, most of the progress has now been happening inside the house!
Quite a bit has been done…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Week 5
Think I will keep it short and sweet this week as I am lazy and busy (end of financial year and all!)
We did not have time this week to…

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
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2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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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2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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
2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Slab prep

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…

2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Slab prep

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!

2 months2 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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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3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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
3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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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3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

3 months3 monthsKolloscheKollosche 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…

6 months6 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. …

7 months7 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!

7 months7 monthsKolloscheKollosche posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Yeah we did, but it was immaterial

7 months7 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
7 months7 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…

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