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8 h8 hMelosMelos posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

We went through it with a solicitor she recommended a bunch of changes rawson said no. It might be worth getting a solicitor to read it and tell you what…

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1 d1 dMelosMelos posted:
New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

There are builders that specialise in split level homes you will definitely get a better design if you work with the lay of the land rather than against it

3 d3 dMelosMelos posted:
Building first home, need an opinion on variation fees

Was the quoted work a provisional allowance (meaning it could change) or an actual fixed price quote?

4 d4 dMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You need to go back and ask your builder to correct it or the reason behind it.

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6 d6 dMelosMelos posted:
Oran Park Neville St Awaiting approval

Good luck with your build. Ring and email (paper trail) every few days if necessary to get an update. Most building company’s take 3 weeks off over Christmas/ jan so…

11 d11 dMelosMelos posted:
Building pool near easement

In Sydney you fill in a tapin form http://www.sydneywater.com.au/tapin/index.htm if it is too close to the easement they will send someone out to peg out the…

19 d19 dMelosMelos posted:
House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t

We went through a tender process with rawson kdr not home and land but they have a similar thing in there contract. The tender is valid for a period and…

26 d26 dMelosMelos posted:
Copyright infringement?

If it’s a da they should be on councils website

26 d26 dMelosMelos posted:
Is there a tolerance for gap between skirting and wall?

They might only be tacked into place. Mine were done like that and painted and then taken off when they tiled and put up again properly once the tiles…

28 d28 dMelosMelos posted:
Approval dates

Exciting times. Good luck with the build process

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Final Valuation - what happens if it isn't good enough?

Hey Amy, I can’t comment directly as our house is still being built. But about 10 yrs ago we refinanced a unit in order to get another loan and we…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Own build vs employ builder

Maybe you could approach the builder that retired and ask him to help project manage the build. I had a friend project manage a major Reno and it saved her…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro
1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The layout is fine.
You can make the space look bigger by doing things like sticking to a glass shower divider. Keep the basin not too blocky.
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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Pop your plans up and we can take a look. Not all small bathrooms are equal

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
What's my setback?

Good luck

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Show us your facade...

This was one of the things I struggled with the most. What if when it all comes together I got it wrong?
Go back to basics - find pictures of…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

It’s looking amazing

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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Show us your facade...

They look great what are you unsure of?

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Calculation of liquidated damages

Mine references 19.1 in the hia building contract. Then list a bunch of reasons the timing might be extended and by how much. Industry shut down over Christmas is one…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Show us your facade...

Do you have some sample pics of all of these selections you could post?

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Calculation of liquidated damages

Agree with iTool, our builder specified total built time in weeks. We have received 2 extension notifications. One for 4 days of bad weather (received 1 week after the bad…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
What's my setback?

Hey Ben
It sounds like vic has a different process than Nsw. We have two systems (cdc) which is called compliance development which basically says if you check all these boxes…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Build contract, legal advice?

Get a copy of the standard contract before you put too much money down. We had a property solicitor look over our rawson contract and in the end we walked…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
What's my setback?

Are you going da or CDC ? CDC are it flexible da are. If council says it’s ok then go da. It will take longer but you may not have…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Build contract, legal advice?

It really depends on the contract. If it is a basic hia contract with no or few special conditions you may not see it as necessary. If it has lots…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
WA Demolish and Build - Ben Trager

Precontract vs pre construction. Depending on if your builder makes you sign your contract before council or after council approval. If you sign a contract to build before going to…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey Amanda, what an exciting time. Tender meetings are super exciting and you can get swept up in he excitement. They will go through the main structural design of the…

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