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Lukebee

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Joined 19 August 2013
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6 years6 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Empire Zoysia and clay issue

Hi all, I installed EZ at my place about 3 months ago. It is struggling in some areas due to what I believe would be inadequate soil prep. Unfortunately I…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Question about retaining wall...

Hi there, I have a house almost finished construction. It is a corner block. Due to flood zoning issues, the slab is 30omm above footpath level, so naturally my whole…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

I just spoke to our site supervisor, he said handover will be before the end of this month :)
They started site works at the start of…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Woohoo :) Don't worry, once they start building and get the roof on, its full steam ahead... our house will be ready in maybe 4 weeks…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

Same here :) Joinery going in this week...

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?

Yeah who installed that unit for that price? I am shopping for that unit at the moment myself :)

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

All I know is that a "P" class lab pretty much stands for "Problem" slab and costs alot more, which I found out the hard way...
In other news, construction of…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

And yeah leeamj i think we are in stage 17 or 18, I forget which exactly... and in my case, the CBA doesn't want to release funds because of the…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Thanks Pippa. I'm waiting now on Bisinella's solicitors to provide a "case study" to the CBA to show them a case where they have supplied funds to someone else's home…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Thanks pippa :) I actually received a letter around xmas/NYE about the caveat, yet the block settled in our name in like October/November... So it threw…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hi leeamja, our house is 26sq and site costs came to 16-17k from memory. I don't think size of the home has as much to do with the site costs…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hiya, I think they might be ;)
I can't believe Canterbury Road isn't sealed yet either! Slack!
In other news, got the call from Boutique the other day…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

Nice :)
We signed our HIA contract yesterday. We were hoping to have our slab before xmas but unfortunately the deadline for slabs is Nov 27th…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Thanks heaps for that :)
I'm a noob on these forums, I think I know how you inserted the image, how did you insert the pdf file?

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Pippa, the sarking is that silver foil sheeting they put under the roof. Always on colorbond I believe, but not always on tiled roofs. I don't know everything about it…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

I'm also concerned about our site costs being at 16k... Was first quoted 12k when we signed. I understand that there may be a difference in soils/compaction etc, but from…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

Sweet :) Keep us posted on progress and some pics too? :)

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Brian just called, he advised that site costs are gonna be 4k more than what they originally thought... He's gonna call me later and go through it all with me…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

Cool, thanks for the advice Genghis77 :) Good luck with it all
I don't think they will be on site until next year as we sign (if…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

I'm a little confused as whats what regarding contracts etc. We've signed the PWC and we have now signed the "post PWC" that has all the variations etc on it.…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

18k? holy crap... we are waiting to get our exact site cost back too, Brian quoted us around 10-15k... better not be 18 lol

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Boutique Homes

Hi all, we are building with Boutique aswell. Going with the Barcelona 26. We had our color selection appointment on the 14th October, now waiting for the final contract signing…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

That is just frikken disgusting human behaviour... fair enough if you gotta steal to get by, but then to flood the house too....
Hmmm insurance job? :P

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

And thanks Nickvee for the info :D You may hear from me again come installation time mwahahaha

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hey, I have had exactly the same problems... I asked for some prices like over 5-6 weeks ago and only got some half answers last week... They have either taken…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Just a question about the Fibre setup... I have the color/electrical appointment in 2 weeks but can't be bothered waiting for the answers :::
Having…

7 years7 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hey Pippa, we are still waiting on exact site costs aswell, but Brian said it would be around the 10k mark... Our fill report showed we had 0-400mm fill only.…

8 years8 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Cool story :) Dammit I think that's the same facade I like :P

8 years8 yearsLukebeeLukebee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Yeah I think he quoted it the other week when he ran through everything briefly, we have it written down somewhere lol - I dare say we will have a…

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