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19 d19 dmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Yes I have. This is how concreter has left it. He is now refusing to complete the job until all money is paid

19 d19 dmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Have spoken to the concreter
He says he used 10mm expansion joints and will finish off the work tomorrow. He is now asking for the rest of the money before…

24 d24 dmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Thank you for your reply. I am also concerned by the height of the concrete. Hopefully the concreter can do something about it!

24 d24 dmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Have added some photos.
Gave the concrete a rinse today, water pools near the entry to the alfresco!

25 d25 dmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

I had my concrete driveway completed through my builder and noticed a foam expansion joint (correct term??) was placed around the slab where the concrete met the slab.
I am now…

4 months4 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Builder unable to install basins and I have to pay?!

I provided the specs of the basins at the colours appointment.
The consultant had to get the plans changed (move the mirror up) and told me I needed to have…

4 months4 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Builder unable to install basins and I have to pay?!

Should I pay for this change?
My colour selection appointment was in October 2016. I purchased my own basins and the builder agreed to install them. I was credited for the…

5 months5 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Things to buy post build

I jumped the gun when I bought land and started buying all my furniture. Due to delays in the build I ended up having to put everything in storage. Expensive…

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5 months5 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Appointing a building surveyor? Am I living under a rock!?

Currently building with Long Island Homes in Victoria. Everything has been going smoothly, I receive fortnightly email updates, have had only one walk through with the site supervisor at the…

8 months8 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

I needed at H2 slab as well. Good luck with the rest of your build.

8 months8 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
When did your builder provide walk throughs?

Currently building with Long Island Homes. House is currently at lock up stage. I receive an email update each fortnight. Was wondering when I should expect a walk through with…

9 months9 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Long Island Homes

I found LIH pretty straight forward with prices. Have you received a quote? The base price will be on that

9 months9 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

Hi. Bricks are done and waiting on the roof. Very happy with how things are going :)
Hows your build going?

12 months12 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Long Island Homes

I am currently building with LIH. Have had some rocky patches however the staff are well very good at their jobs- they are honest and knowledgeable. The longer wait times…

12 months12 monthsmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

Great news! Waited only 3 weeks and the build to be moved to construction (permits and orders are completed now). The staff in charge of construction are wonderful so far.…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Using Land as a 'deposit' on building loan?

I am a first home buyer and purchased my block of land outright. I went through Yellow Brick Road and they hooked me up with a great loan from Commonwealth…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Timeframe for building to commence after deposit paid

I have paid my 5% deposit and was wondering what the average timeframe is for the builder to start? Thanks

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

Soil test came back and I was informed my site costs had almost doubled in price!! I argued the price considering the original soil test was identical and I was…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
HELP re: payment of utility bills during construction

I have been having issues with my builder recently and the most recent issue is the payment of utility bills.
I am on nightshift so not sure if I am…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Home Building Blogs - Fresh Start 2015 - Make sticky please

Building a 23sq custom home in Marshall Victoria with Long Island Homes
https://buildingblogbymaddi.blogspot.com

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Fixed Site Costs vs Post Soil Test Costs

go with fixed.
I was told I had fixed at $12000 but hadn't signed a contract. Now it is $22000 :(

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria

Received a breakdown of the site costs
Site costs: $10258
Survey: $1000
H2 slab: $4522
13 piers (salesperson told me one?): $2227
Drains/silt pits: $2185

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria

I signed up with my builder 12 months ago and $12,000 was allocated for site costs. I was told the site costs were fixed. After 12 or more months of…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

Now waiting on the energy report and soil test report
$$$$$$$$$$$

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

I ended up spending $745 for a 2040x1020 front door, it's an upgraded door with glass so I went with it, love large doors and hate the window panels on…

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

No I chose a colorbond roof. Only upgraded the electrical pack to the one you were offered
The front door is 1020 wide and cost about $1000

1 year1 yearmaddisonjeanmaddisonjean posted:
About to build but neighbour wanting to take down fence. Ple

Thanks for your reply, you have been very helpful!!!
I have a wooden fence so the neighbour would have needed to cut down the fence. It wasn't for necessary works, she…

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