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2 months2 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Site visit

Thank you all for your response and for the information. This is very helpful. And yes, we were just outside the temporary fence and took photos from the foot…

2 months2 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Site visit

Hi there, we are building with a volume builder and it's a standard rule that an owner isn't allowed on site during construction unless one of the builder's personnel is…

3 months3 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Compass Pool vs Narellan Pool

We have narrowed down our choice between Compass Pool and Narellan because of great reviews too, as well as meeting our budget. Compass pool is a little more expensive though…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
You sold your home-do you give your contact# to new owner

Thanks arcadelt, good to know it's pretty common to exhange contact details. That's very helpful advise. I will let them know to email me if they have any queries,…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
You sold your home-do you give your contact# to new owner

Hi there, so we sold our home in June 2019. We have given the agent the permission to provide my contact number to the new owner in case they have…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Construction Loan and Deposit to Builder

Ok great, thanks for the information.

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Construction Loan and Deposit to Builder

Hi there, if the bank will finance the 80% of the build then on contract signing with the builder you need to pay 5% deposit. What happens with the…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

Thanks. Have you been initially quoted the fixed site cost and then had to pay extra due to soil being H1/P?

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

I don't have the copy of the soil survey but the developer has indicated P class when we settled the land as I've seen this in the document. Not…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

Thanks. It's a huge amount but I guess as long as they are charging us correctly I think no issue. One of the most important part of the build…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

Hi there,
We have previously been quoted almost $20k for the fixed site cost and when we received the final tender it has an additional $18k. Is this normal for a…

P Class soil and fixed site cost
4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Canopy at Amstel

May I know what soil type? We are P class and got our final tender today and super shocked with the extra amount due to soil type being P.

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Canopy at Amstel

Got our final tender today with an extra whopping amount of $18k, so $40k for the site cost alone. It's due to our soil being P class and additional steel…

4 months4 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Canopy at Amstel

I've seen few houses being built including display homes. I haven't started with my build yet but I suggest to go for fixed site cost. Mine was quoted $20k, building…

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

That's awesome! You have a very good view of the pool from inside the house. Looking forward to see it!

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Your home is looking amazing! May I know how far is your pool to your house slab? We are planning to build a pool after hand over but worried that…

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Additional water heating

Thanks and I agree with all your points, very helpful. I have asked my builder if possible for them to relocate somewhere appropriate in the ground floor. I was more…

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Additional water heating

Hi,
We've requested with our builder a separate instantaneous water heating to the first floor. We are building 2 storey home. I have received the final floor plan and they put…

Additional water heating
5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
How to improve the home security?

Are rollers shutters good too? Been thinking to have them installed outside the windows and sliding doors to all ground floor.

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Kitchen bin drawer

Yes agree, that's why I don't leave them there under the kitchen cupboard overnight. Every after dinner we get rid of them but for the smelly ones we immediately throw…

5 months5 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Kitchen bin drawer

This is the one we have in our current home and it works perfect.

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Distance between House and Pool

If the pool is 2 metres away from the house slab, does the house slab need a slab protection or not required?

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Resubmit drawing and colours document to Developer for appro

Thanks. There is a variation fee of $1k for any changes which we are okay to pay but was told that colours can't be amended as it has already been…

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Alfresco - Raise height

We poured concrete on top of our alfresco slab to raise it then we tiled. We still have a step down after this but just only 50mm from the…

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6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Resubmit drawing and colours document to Developer for appro

We haven't signed our contract yet and we still have a few changes to make. I am just frustrated as we've been told that we can no longer make…

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Building on a pool that is at least 2 meters away from the m

Hi there,
Is a slab protection required if an inground pool to be installed is 2 meters (edge of pool) away from the slab of the house? And if so, around…

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Concrete tile roof question

I guess I'm referring to a normal concrete roof tile - which is commonly installed on roof. Sorry not sure if there is any other type. That's great to know…

Concrete tile roof question
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6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Concrete tile roof question

Pardon me for this silly question. I love the look of a concrete tile roof and had a look at Monier atura profile which looks really nice.
Is there a chance…

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Variation fees - when is the limit

Thanks. I guess not all builders are the same. I've reviewed our floor plan again and I think I know what I like/need now. I'm now on 7th page…

6 months6 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Variation fees - when is the limit

Hi there, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with the process of building even though this is already our second time. I think mainly because we are building a 50+…

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