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Joined 11 October 2016
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11 d11 dnicjamnicjam posted:
Drill Recommendation

Hi All,
Am after a drill recommendation, initially it will be for drilling into plaster / bricks as I will be installing curtains in our new house. Not wanting to spend…

1 month1 monthnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Lots of internal works and external works now completed, hopefully not long till PCI now.
Fascia completed and painted, front door painted and handles installed
Paving front verandah completed
Mirrors installed

Main tiling completed
Kitchen…

2 months2 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Wet area tiling now completed, tiler was onsite on the Sunday so got to have a look and get some photos:
En suite
Second Bathroom
Second Bathroom
Powder room
Laundry
All looks pretty good, although the…

2 months2 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Yeah the kids just love it out there, we have spent plenty of weekend pottering about the garden, sorting out fences, killing off bull ant nests and the twins just…

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3 months3 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Pool Installation

We are up to the plastering stage, have our tile meeting at the house in a couple of weeks. Assume we will be at lockup by the end of September.
How…

3 months3 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Pool Installation

We are in the same boat, our house likely to be done just before Xmas and wanting a pool. We are with Ventura and they won't allow the pool to…

4 months4 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Roof now completed, photos are those provided from the builder so look late in the afternoon so now as easy to see. Solar heating panels also installed.

4 months4 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

So roof timber work has completed, gutters and down pipes installed, electric and plumbing done.
Our roof sheets are onsite, just waiting for better weather so they can put them on,…

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4 months4 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Quick update, majority of the timber roof frame completed, hopefully not long for the roof sheets to go on then hopefully not as much interruptions from the weather.

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5 months5 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

So some more updates on where our build is at, weather has been pretty wet the last couple of weeks which has slowed the brick work up. Majority is now…

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6 months6 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Went to site on the weekend and brink work has started which was good to see. Went round and checked the sizes of all the rooms and they all marry…

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6 months6 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Out at site over the weekend and we now have bricks, door frames on site along with the access track being completed. Hopefully brick work starts next week.

7 months7 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Slabs done, woohoo, good to finally see some movement on the block, just a shame it is coming into Winter...

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7 months7 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Yay site works has started, felt like it has taken an eternity but we now have movement!
Still looks a pile of dirt, but hopefully sand pad this week and slab…

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9 months9 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

So sceptics have gone for approval.
Builder come back and shire does not recommend soak wells due to the clay and high water table so we have to go down the…

9 months9 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Stormwater Requires Rainwater Tank

Thanks SaveH2O.
So spoke with the council, they say it is for detention only, we are on mains water so it is not required to be the sole water supplier for…

9 months9 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Stormwater Requires Rainwater Tank

Hi All,
So the builder has come back to me today to say the council does not recommend soak wells due to the soil type (M5 class) and that we would…

10 months10 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Yes we had a great time down south.
ATU is our Septics, Aerobic Treatment Unit, being on a big block in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale we need to do our…

11 months11 monthsnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Just been away down South for a holiday with the family.
Couple of updates, firstly the location of the ATU provided by the land developer was no good as it…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Ok pre-start done and dusted, no big surprises and not too big a hit on the overall cost so happy there.
Here is a look at the roof colour, bricks, window…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Ok, so we went back to some tile shops today and have locked in our selections (hopefully)
We are using the following for the living areas:

Ensuite:

Bathroom, powder room and laundry:

Booking in…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Yeah we are getting a few earthwork quotes to see what a difference it makes. The only concern I have is they do something wrong then it is my responsibility…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Ok been a while since I have posted anything, mainly due to not much happening. We have our pre-contract plans and just checking on everything before we go to pre-start.…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Solar hot water recommendation.

We are building a house in the south east of Perth on an acre block. We do not have reticulated gas so need to either look at bottled gas or…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

Thanks mrsdoe, good to know. Will be interesting to see if we are quoted the same.

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

No worries about the being blunt, I want to make sure we get it right, as you mentioned it is a big investment, so happy to take the advise.
The report…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Hi StructuralBIMGuy,
Here is some figures from the report:
SITE CLASSIFICATION: M (in accordance with AS2870)
FOOTING DETAIL: FS5
SAND PAD: Minimum 800mm above cut base
CORROSION CLASSIFICATION: R1 (Durability Class in accordance with AS3700)
WIND…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Thanks all.
Fun and games at the moment looking at other people to do site works to ensure the builder isn't taking us for a ride with costs. Also getting some…

1 year1 yearnicjamnicjam posted:
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

Hi All,
Firstly based in WA. I have been reading through the many many posts on the H1 forums around getting inspections for all stages of a new build. I fully…

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