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11 h11 hMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I see what you mean now. Have a chat to your site supervisor once you have the inspection done. How long after the slab pour was the heavy rain?

12 h12 hMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The alfresco and garage are lower than the rest of the slab so that water doesn’t run in from outside.
A wet slab is generally a good thing, it dries slower…

1 d1 dMelosMelos posted:
Knock down rebuild builders

I can recommend Tullipan Homes. We are in our final stages now. Practical completion will be in the next week or two. They do custom builds and have a few…

4 d4 dMelosMelos posted:
Notice of Completion by Builder when work not completed

Pretty sure that it should only be given if the only things outstanding are very minor. I wouldn’t be happy to pay and accept something incomplete. There is nothing to…

12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

There process is very structured. You don’t have the other appointments until after you have accepted the tender.
Work out what your budget is and make a prioritised list of upgrades.…

12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

We did do the tile appointment, we actually went to the show room before the appointment to give us an idea of what was available in the range.
We increased…

13 d13 dMelosMelos posted:
Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

Hey eshan
We went through the whole preconstruction process with rawson. Decided when we got the contract we were not happy with the terms so walked away.
As far as costing…

15 d15 dMelosMelos posted:
Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

I think it’s like anything, take the opportunity when it arises, get experience as you go and once you have some time under your belt you will have more opportunities…

15 d15 dMelosMelos posted:
Show us your facade...

It’s lovely but I’m not sure if I would want to live it it. You would need the right block and aspect otherwise you could find yourself living in a…

16 d16 dMelosMelos posted:
Query re. Council Powers to deny us access to our Home

Nsw is different to victoria. But we need a occupancy certificate or a temporary one to move in. It’s generally given by a private certifier although I believe council can…

21 d21 dMelosMelos posted:
Setback R&C

Take photos and get as much visual supporting material as you can. Good luck

23 d23 dMelosMelos posted:
Render ideas help needed please.

The image doesn’t appear to work

24 d24 dMelosMelos posted:
Advice needed on Blick of land

What did you have in mind for $100k? These guys suggest you could get something starting at $73k but it might be more like a granny flat

24 d24 dMelosMelos posted:
Coral Homes Build - NSW Sydney Metro

Mrsjm built with Coral in Sydney you might want to check out here posts.
Try this tread-
Coral Homes general build thread
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t

26 d26 dMelosMelos posted:
Site costs Bridges estate Craigieburn - Highlands

What does your builder offer?

27 d27 dMelosMelos posted:
Interim occupational certificate

Thanks Forg

28 d28 dMelosMelos posted:
Interim occupational certificate

Temporary pool fence
Step down (80cm) from the French doors

29 d29 dMelosMelos posted:
Variations/Upgrades to a new build

At what stage are you at? Have you signed the building contract?

30 d30 dMelosMelos posted:
Interim occupational certificate

Hi guys,
We have been contacted by our site supervisor who has given us the exciting news that handover is around 2 weeks away. Yay! I need some advice now about…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
CDC refused, what to do next?

Which state are you in? Each state has their own rules.
In nsw we have two building approval options.
1. DA and the council does the approval. It can add flexibility in…

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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
About to sign contract - Seeking feedback on plans/layout

It looks great. My only suggestion would be to move the doors on the media room to one end. This will give you more flexibility with furniture placement. Unless you…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Dealings with NSW Fair Trading and Builders

Any updates Mrsjm?

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building with Metricon - Gap between brick and window frame

The fill it with foal insulation and then add a strip of aluminium the same colour as your windows. Ours is the same. But they have just finished a few…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Obscure windows

In nsw we have two approval options one is council which is a da (development application) or ccd ( compliance development- this is a state govt initiative that basic has…

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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Obscure windows

It is obscured to 1.5m. It doesn’t look directly into our neighbors though, they don’t have a second floor. We also went through a da rather than compliance dev, it…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Shipping container home

Wow I’d love to see more of your plans. How long will the whole process take

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Colorbond 'Monument' 'Basalt' or 'Woodland Grey' for render?

We have monument windows, monument render (one area) basalt roof, frost fangs render (other walls)
The monument is very dark but I love it, there is enough contrast with the silver…

Colorbond 'Monument' 'Basalt' or 'Woodland Grey' for render?
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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

We used these guys. https://www.cjedemolition.com.au/ they did a good job and were very helpful in the planning/ disconnecting utilities/ paperwork stage

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Obscure windows

We did this with a couple of our bedroom windows. They overlook the roof of the house next door but they had massive privacy concerns so this was the end…

Obscure windows
2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

Our solicitor advised us not to sign the contract. It was very one sided. Rawsons response was always management says no and there is no discussion. We felt that if…

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