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2 months2 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Parador Classic series, they have it on display at the office ground floor.

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
3 months3 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Flood zone will require raised floor level to 1 in 100 year flood level plus margin and that increase the drop edge beam and brick cost. Site access is also…

3 months3 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

The sales person did tell us the display home included lots of extra additions and gave us the price list of the items to consider, such as the glass balustrade…

3 months3 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

It's been smooth sailing for us and during the build process I never on site and saw the house until April now. I engaged houespect to do the inspection. I…

3 months3 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

you have to do it yourself and find your own concreter
, AC won't do it.

5 months5 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

It is bluestone

5 months5 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

All they need is to check if the storm water system are in according to the hydraulic design plan.
For normal drainage design plumber should able to certify it.
you also…

5 months5 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

check with your CDC cert at the last page. It list the OC requirement.
For my case no need to do landscape, need vehicle access only (not necessary concrete)
What hold me…

5 months5 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Concrete driveway done

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5 months5 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Yes so far no major defects and my PCI have some minor window hindge problems , paint etc..overall has been smooth.
Managed to do landscape under 50k included front fence, 11m…

7 months7 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

I also upset with the way they handle PCI completion.
They book first walk thro next week .
Electrical appliance and air-cond not done yet. ( They asked me if I prefer…

7 months7 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

I think it is from boundary to my electrical pole. Charge by AC not just power.
They just send me invoice with that description.
"Long electrical run required from boundary…

7 months7 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

I paid the same to Just power but end up additional electrical run $500 from boundary charge from AC.

9 months9 monthsLevaneTLevaneT posted:
AllCastle Contract sign to commence build

Update progress for reference,

Excavation completed
Apr 10, 18

Piering
Apr 13, 18

Setting slab forn board
May 2, 18

Slab pour completed
May 4, 18

Houspect slab inspection
May 8, 18

External drainage completed
May 16, 18

Stormwater Council inspection
May…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

yes it was beautiful tile before and now we were told beaumont. I have yet to make appointment but beaumont is doing end of year sales now. I think our…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Yes from slab to frame and roof truss up. It took only 1 month. Brick will follow very soon.
Much faster than I expected.
Tile supplier is beaumont tiles now

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

I had to engaged a hydraulic engineer for the stormwater design and plumber for the work. May be I had to drain to council pit/easement and I also need council…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Yes that is steel frame it was by default. I didn't ask for that but seems like it last longer than timber.
I still yet to do the driveway grate. It…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Hi Ymiao4398
Only 3.5k for plumber including absorption pit that was good price. I believed it also included certification.
I have 3 pits & grate(450x450mm) and 150mm pipe, total length of all…

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

It round about 23k with the water tank upgrade together but not including extra piering.

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

I also like to share my experiences with ACH so far. It has been smooth.
Slab completed and frame windows delivered. Once they finish a milestone, photo and status will upload…

Building With AllCastle Homes
1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Builder need to ensure inspectors have white card, PI insurance etc before letting them on site
Contract clauses 13.3 allow us to conduct inspection : "owner's agent and officers of lending…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Regarding inspection I would like to share my experience
I am getting Houspect to do it too but funny after I informed AC.
They said u can only do pre-lining and handover…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

What happened to me is they found asbestos under bathroom slab which is not covered in the contract clause : "Removal of internal asbestos wall sheeting from bathroom, laundry, kitchen…

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Could u mind tell us yr demo cost end up with. I read somewhere that demo contract under 24k not require something, easy to approval etc... Demo guys…

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
AllCastle Contract sign to commence build

My electrical plan to share

1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

I used demo C, 24k + additional asbestos 2.3k and vegetation 550
I was given a receipt for dumping it 578 per ton , how to tell whether ...
They did a…

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
1 year1 yearLevaneTLevaneT posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Yes I took the private electric pole option after consulting friend in the industry as all future wire/lines can make use of it.
With the pole you don't have a electric…

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