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Joined 2 April 2017
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2 months2 monthsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Homebuyers will put add on refrigerated. We planned on getting solar after the build, so wanted as little gas as possible. So we removed the gas ducted from…

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6 months6 monthsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Sorry Eureka 22, just saw this message.
I paid the progress payment, but then advised them to stop work until the issues are resolved.

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Confusion on quotes

I've now talked to another company that said I can easily do three zones
1. Living Area
2. Main Bedroom + Ensuite
3. Bedroom 2 + 3
All three zones can be run…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Took some patience and some arguing, but most of our issues were sorted. Took about a month to get there.
House is almost finished with completion being end of the…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Confusion on quotes

Hi,
I've gone to three different companies for quotes and getting different information from each. House is currently building, so I sent a floor plan to all three. It's…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

Good news, we are being credited the money as a variation, so will come out of the final payment.
Builder is fixing all issues on the pre-paint report, sending me photos…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

They tried telling me that it'ss my fault for not advising them that fixing and pre-paint were in the same inspection.
I found an email that I sent them in November,…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

No joy. I discussed with Darbecca and they said that it was ok to have it done with moisture. As they had adhered to the increase in gap size, no…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

God damn it. Just when I got my hopes up. They replaced the studs yesterday to give the 25mm gap (yay), but then today they installed wall wrap…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

Ok, so I met with a friend that's a building inspector and we pushed them to install the sarking along the boundary wall. We found it was on the original…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

Met onsite and they are sending me paperwork detailing the alternate solutions as well as the document from the fire engineer giving the ok to the wall.
The areas that they…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

So surveyor has passed all issues. I asked for clarification on a few and they sent me
we have requested a performance solution from a Fire Engineer to justify the…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

Thanks. I kept putting pressure on the surveyor and they are meeting onsite today to go over each item on the report in detail with the site manager.
They were contracted…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

I did an onsite visit with my Site Supervisor and my Building Inspector. The inspector was less than impressed. I was told that all issues had been sorted,…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Update
The regional manager advised all issues out of the 29 on the report were corrected. I paid for Darbecca to come back onsite at my own cost to reinspect.…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

As you said, apart from building code violations, there can't be any proof without an engineer.
What about the fact our house is on clay soil, with a waffle slab with…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

If it was only minor things I wouldn't worry. Our inspector is basically saying that that both bricks walls along the side need to come down or we will end…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Issues with property inspection

Hi guys, I'm new here and just need some advice.
We are currently building with homebuyers centre and have Darbecca doing independent inspections.
Slab stage went smoothly with only minor issues. At…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

So Homebuyers are refusing to fix most of the issues on the report saying that Darbecca are going by the letter and that homebuyers have alternate ways of doing things.…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Just had our pre-plaster inspection and even though we were told by our site supervisor that they had fixed all issues found in the frame stage, Darbecca are telling me…

1 year1 yearmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Thankyou for all that recommended Darbecca. The builder at homebuyers centre joined my house to the neighbours house (both homebuyers) with bricks. There is an entire row of bricks that…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

At your prestart appointment, you can remove the heating and get a $2000 credit.
We did this and are adding our own ducted reverse cycle after build completes instead

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Seeing the issues above have me worried due to our service so far. We finally settled the other day after having settlement delayed over a month. We had resolve legal…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Settlement going through on Friday. Finally feel like we are getting somewhere. Can't wait to start building.
--EDIT--
And....delayed.
Settlement now isn't going through for another two weeks :(

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Conditional approval subject to valuation

Not woodlea, it's acacia estate.
It's a construction loan. Its put together as a fixed price package, but separate land and building contracts.
We went construction loan as we are currently…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Conditional approval subject to valuation

Thanks. After we put our deposit down, all blocks next to us (same size block) went up $15k, which does ease the worry a bit.
I think the chance of…

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2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Conditional approval subject to valuation

The loan is 95 lvr /98 lvr with lmi. Not a huge amount of wiggle room, but should have an extra $10k aside once settlement hits.
The land has been pegged…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Conditional approval subject to valuation

We are currently applying for a house and land package through homebuyers centre, paid our 10% deposit and have received conditional approval subject to valuation by the bank.
The subject to…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

The frustration doesn't seem to end and we haven't even got titles yet.
Our contracts state that we need unconditional finance by the 10th of June. Bank has given us…

2 years2 yearsmoventuramoventura posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Good news, the land developer made and exception for us and let us get through with a 5% deposit. They told me we were incredibly lucky as they have never…

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