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2 months2 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
How to Identify Block Boundary

I just got my new constructed house handed over last week. Today I found my neighbour had extended his concrete from driveway to the right hand side of his house…

How to Identify Block Boundary
6 months6 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Anyone Tried Termite Proof Paint to Untreated Timber Frame?

I upgraded the untreated pine frame to "Hyne" T2 Blue termite resistant timber frame in the building contract. However, when the frame had been built, I found the builder mistakenly…

6 months6 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?

Hope this is also the case in my estate. I'll check this with the developper. Thank you for your information.sweetswisssteel
Hi,
I asked my new home salesman this same question today and…

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6 months6 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?

There is a street tree in front of my block (approx 3 meters away from my front door), but the tree currently is quite small as the estate is quite…

6 months6 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
How to Deal with Builder's Breach of Contract?

Thanks for your comments, iTool
You remind me of another issue, that is if I have the rights to hold off the payment for frame stage given the frame work might…

6 months6 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
How to Deal with Builder's Breach of Contract?

I just received the builder's invoice for frame up stage this Friday, so I went to my site having an inspection today.
In the building contract, I paid additional money to…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Hi MicknCi,
My experience with Simonds is not very bad so far. Their staff are quite nice and patient, but I agree with you that they tend to prolong the process…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Hi MicknCi,
I'm building with Simonds Flinders in Gold Coast. We are almost the same in pace and my slab had been poured last week.
What are the white pipes in your…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Does H2 site classification require slab piers?

Thank you for your advice iTool and StructuralBIMGuy.
If anyone else has similar site classification "H1" or "H2", could you share with me how many piers was put into your slab?…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Question regarding Piers

Hi Caydenn,
so surprised to see you have so many piers in your slab. How much additional cost you paid for the slab piers?
My block is classified as "H2" but the…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Does H2 site classification require slab piers?

My block is classified as H2, that is highly reactive clay sites which may experience very high ground movement from moisture changes.
However, my builder advised that the soil is a…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Building with Simonds in NSW

I'm bulding with Simonds Queensland now and are confronting a similar situation with Oldwithers.
As my bank pre-approval was due on 31 December 2017 and couldn't be renewed due to some…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
What changes of plan will impact engineer report & approval?

Thank you for your reply building expert. To meet the expiry date of my pre-approved loan, i signed the contract with the builder first and then proceed with colour selection…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
What changes of plan will impact engineer report & approval?

Thank you for your reply MandM+4.
Maybe my description is a little bit confusing. To clarify, the builder confirmed the sliding door could be moved to where I requested, but it…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
What changes of plan will impact engineer report & approval?

Thank you very much for your suggestion itool. I've requested the builder to provide a copy of the so-called engineer report.
Astonishingly my previous request for move the winodw verticallly (head…

7 months7 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
What changes of plan will impact engineer report & approval?

My builder submitted my draft house plan to city council and the approval was granted in Feburary. However, the revision or update to the plan is still on going.
After the…

What changes of plan will impact engineer report & approval?
8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Metricon - Chelsea 37

Hi Zooch84, how much did you pay for the termite resisitent timber frame as an upgrade option?

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Coral Homes Noosa 23 MK11 in SEQ - Week 7

Hi mate,
how much did you paid for the upgrade of termite resistant timber frame?

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

It looks like the Surrounds Estate, is it?
Can you briefly introduce mainly what upgrades do you choose and how much for the total amount you paid for plantation?

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

Hi Bri,
Thank you for your reply. You won't have the same problem that I met, so your WHH perfectly matchs the ceiling height. Looked quite good!

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8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Is Anyone building with Simonds Home (Flinders)?

Hi Bri,
I signed the contract with Simonds early last Dec but now we are still working on the final drawings. Once this is finalised by end this month, the construction…

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8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

Hi Bri,
I'm also building with Simonds for this Flinders plan.
I've upgraded the ceiling height to 2740mm and accordingly raised all windows' head heights to 2400mm. As the bedrooms's window is…

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

Hey Sunny,
Very nice house, Congratulations.
I noticed that your timber frame is painted blue for termite resistance. This should be an upgrade option. Could you kindly advise how much additional cost…

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Is Anyone building with Simonds Home (Flinders)?

Flinders is boasted as the best selling plan in Simonds.
Anyone also chose this plan? We may share some insight or exchange some view on this plan.
By the way, I'm building…

8 months8 monthslarry1124larry1124 posted:
Is Termite Resistant Timber Frame Nessesary in Gold Coast?

I'm building my first house with Simonds and my land is located in Helensvale, Gold Coast.
Tha land previously was a golf course and is facing the Coombabah Conservation Park.
My builder…

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