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3 months3 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

5 months5 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…

8 months8 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

9 months9 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…

9 months9 monthsngrundyngrundy 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…

10 months10 monthsngrundyngrundy 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…

10 months10 monthsngrundyngrundy 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…

10 months10 monthsngrundyngrundy 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?

11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy 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,…

11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy 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?

11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy 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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11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I'd be interested to know this as well!

11 months11 monthsngrundyngrundy 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?
12 months12 monthsngrundyngrundy 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…

12 months12 monthsngrundyngrundy 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

12 months12 monthsngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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)…

1 year1 yearngrundyngrundy 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…

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

On cooling, our sales rep recommended getting it 3rd party. For our house (Encore 18) the upgrade from ducted heating to ducted heating + evap cooling was ~$6.5K,…

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

My understanding is that if you want it included in the costing of your home loan you need to add "allowances" to the PWC. We didn't ourselves as we didn't…

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

Hi RWes,
If you can get hold of the sales person who your brother signed the Pre Works Contract (PWC) with, they should be able to provide you with a price…

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