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6 d6 dngrundyngrundy posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Drew01,
A quick heads up if your house is to be served by FTTC then the Internet connection will come in via copper phone line not HFC. You will…

1 month1 monthngrundyngrundy posted:
Building with Metricon

http://anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/pci-guide/
Also consider paying for a independent building inspection if you’re not already

3 months3 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
Building with Metricon

This is from a report from Darabecca that gives the Australian Standards with regards to brick overhang. Basically 25mm is the most before the works are out of spec

Building with Metricon
6 months6 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
Building with Metricon

The mortar colour difference will be due to the upper section only just being laid, once it drys it will take on the lighter colour

8 months8 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
Building with Metricon

I’m not sure if this might help but it may be a case of needing to turn tup the pressure regulator at the water meter. I’m in Melbourne and…

11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

We started August 5th and our PCI/NHP is on the 23rd of March, 111 calendar days elapsed for a 18 square home

12 months12 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
portee davis - security system

I can't comment on pricing but forget the Mode 3 phone point make sure the security system is using 3G/4G for comms. Once NBN rolls around the phone line…

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

I would be requesting and requiring that HBC replace your current SS immediately. The response from your current SS is reprehensible. He clearly has no interest in his job nor…

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

Hi, LittleGreenTareit,
Sounds like you're having a hell of a time!
Have you brought the issue up with your Client Liason Coordinator? If you're not getting satisfaction with them I would…

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

When we did our colours appointment we were able to make a couple of small changes to the colour scheme. At the time they also offered a longer appointment…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Hi WGB,
I've been watching your build, on your blog you posted your fixing/waterproofing report from Darabecca, how did you go with getting the items fixed?

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

Thanks for that, sounds like they have changed some of their colour schemes since we did our colour selections back in September last year! Our internal scheme is Harvest,…

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

Hi Newport 275+,
Your place looks amazing!
Can I ask what interior colour scheme your house has?

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

For our Encore 18 the double glazing was $3K for all windows and sliding doors.

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

I'd be interested to know this as well!

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

Our slab went down today!
It was delayed by 6 days due to the weather but it's done!

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

That's pretty crap that the valuations are coming in so far under, especially given it's a house and land package!
Are any of the banks able to provide an indication of…

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

Hopefully, a different bank has helped you with the valuation problem you're seeing?
If it's any help I list the changes we made in our PWC her

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

Out of interest what have you included in your PWC?

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

Great work!
We kind of selected our land by accident. We had started saving and were getting to the point of "so how much will this actually cost us". We had…

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

We haven't started the build process yet (should get titles in the next week). From others who have commented, it sounds like defects are either fixed there and then…

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

We're getting close to titles and was wondering if anyone knows how quickly HBC get the temporary fence up? We've noticed some of the other builders like to dump rubbish…

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

On building on a block of your choice, we did this. We purchased the block we're building on from Stockland and then took that to HBC. We did…

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

It may, definitely worth asking your broker if it would help or not, especially if you plan to take the heating out.
I was able to get quotes pretty easily from…

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

When we looked at at this the company we spoke to about costs had included the ducting and install costs into their quote.
Things to think/ask about from the company your…

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

Here is what we learnt about the heating and cooling situation!
Heating wise a builder will normally install a 3 star heater (this is what HBC do). The big payoff of…

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

I hear it!
Our titles were meant to happen this month but have been pushed back to May. At the moment I'd say given they are laying the asphalt we'll…

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

I sure get what you're saying, we didn't find out until well after signing the PWC that adding allowances were a thing we could do. The AC upgrade was…

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

I think it depends on how you go about things.
I didn't do the $3000 offer with them as I'd purchased a house in a previous life. Our broker (resolve)…

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

If you want any specific prices from the stuff I've done let me know, they may vary a bit depending on your house but stuff like powerpoints and lights are…

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