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Joined 24 February 2021
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1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

Planting trees is good. Polluting the air is not. The evidence is very clear on that.

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

Wood burning is not renewable. That's a myth. Its not carbon neutral as the time and energy to grow the trees takes much longer to offset the carbon wood burning…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Fireplace

Definitely go an electric or gas. Wood burning produces 6000 packets of cigarettes worth of toxic smoke per 1 kg wood burnt. They are awful for environment too and contribute…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

Wood burning is a huge indoor and out door pollutant. If you want aesthetics go a gas or better an electric. And go clean energy like ducted heating or a…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Thank you. We will hire a private inspector and I won't give up trying to get a price break down of the site costs. They said they "don't give a…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Can I ask what things make it a better slab? All I can see is the screw piers and mesh perhaps? They are concreting only 85mm and we've asked for…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

I know they didn't allow for screw piles which we need 28. The contract has allowed for a "base" being $39,343.50. The 15k extra was to cover us if we…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Thanks. I know many people must got through this. But its very unfair builders don't give a cost break down of a variable invoice price. Its little other things that…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

I'm so frustrated :( I wish I could prove their ripping us off. I guess I was hoping to see if anyone had something similar…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Our fall is only 200 mm. So that doesn't make sense. :( and the fill is apparently quite deep some areas i think from memory 700mm.…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

I'm not to sure how to explain it differently 🤷‍♀️ we didn't expect site costs so high and wondering if anyone can extrapolate the info I attached.

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
What Were Your Site Costs?

Builder: simonds
Slope Across Land: appears flat
Slope Across Build: appears flat
Slope Direction: Running up from road
Slab Type: m waffle pod needing 28 piers
Region: pelican waters
220 m2 single house, 565m2 land
Total…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Ie they want an additional 2 k but as the standard contract already allowed for a m waffle slab we are just confused to why its 17k additional if we…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

We allowed an additional 15k in their words (its likely to cover a h1 slab which is what is needed in that area (development). But seeing as its a m…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Yes. Weve done a gallery variation and we are content with that price for what we get. I dont know anything about slabs etc but thought 17k for site costs…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

We signed prior to fixing price. Many reasons such as needing finance with build and land contract and living situation so we are stuck with builder. I was hoping someone…

1 month1 monthLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Yes. Due to fill and I think trees. Nobody is explaining the cost to me. And I was told to allow 15k for H1 class which they said should be…

2 months2 monthsLamamuLamamu posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Our contract allowed for a waffle pod M class with up to 300 mm fall. Our soil test came back at an M but they are charging us $17000 above…

Site costs simonds homes! Help

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