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3 months3 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Waterproofing is one area - make sure you engage a good independent building inspector.

3 months3 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

You will need to establish which side, of your proposed new house, your meter box will be on and then request the application form from the distributor and complete with…

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Underground electricity is a requirement for “new builds” in Victoria.

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

The only other thing I would suggest is check that there are no overlays on your site (heritage,flood etc) as I recall another poster, who was doing a KDR, having…

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

It's highly likely you'll have asbestos with a house of that age.
Give Jason at Gravity Demolition a call (9738 2524) - if you have a look at the 1st page…

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Call your service providers and get their abolishment timeframes and work back from there.
Our demo company would have capped our sewer but told me that it would be cheaper if…

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

If you are currently living in the house that you intend to demolish the timing of finding a rental and abolishing services (they won’t abolish until you have moved out)…

4 months4 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Rejected by Builders??

We went through the KDR process 2 years ago on a sloping block but we are n a Court so didn’t have any traffic issues but got hit with some…

5 months5 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Darbecca will send you a copy of their report which you then forward to your Site Superviser and formally request that the defects identified are rectified.
You then work through it…

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6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Not sure.
We built the Queenscliff which is in their Elegance range and we upgraded the door handle as well.

6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Which house are you building? Is it a special restricted package?
We had a myriad of Taubmans colours to chose from and one of them was even a Dulux colour that…

6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

1. Why would changing the paint colour be upgrade?- from memory they use Taubmans so if it’s just a change of colour there shouldn’t be a cost depending on how…

6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

We built with Fairhaven.
What sort of advice are you after?

7 months7 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

Use the search function - there are a couple of Newport 275 blogs on this site.

8 months8 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Questions re knock down rebuild in Sydney

We did a KDR (Melbourne) in 2016 base price was 290K at the time and optioned it up to display home specs at another $100K and had site costs of…

8 months8 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Exposed aggregate

When we did our driveway & path (November 2016) we paid $100psm.

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

They did it all.

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

Sure would - I was very particular about who I would allow onsite post handover as they were going to be working in a very tight & precarious situation (they…

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

Davnic Excavations

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Agree with you that refrigerated is clearly the best method and does have a high initial capital cost however not so sure about the running costs. Our electricity use last…

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

What is it that you think those that have evaporative don't understand about how it works and what specifically are you saying they are doing wrong when using it?

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busines ... 2387a4d95e
Read the above and make up your own mind.

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

There are plenty of people who went for evaporative and have had to install split systems later.
Get it right the first time.

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building with Metricon

We Used Gravity as well so another vote for them here - very professional, competitively priced and did a great job.

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Make sure you water the turf twice a day until it gets established.

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Plantation shutters how much?

Good luck trying to enforce any warranty.

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

$10.5K from memory - they ranged from 300mm (on the mud rock/shale) - 2800mm deep on the clay/fill).

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Ask for a copy of the engineer's report.
We are in Melbourne and did a KDR last year and our site classification was P (most KDR's are P) and we are…

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Newport 275+

Congratulations - it's looks fantastic!

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Newport 275+

Looking good - look even better once they paint your front door!

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