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17 d17 dOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Knock down rebuild hidden costs

Site costs - depending on your block location, slope &soil type, they could be anywhere between $20k - $100k or more

23 d23 dOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes Breamlea

We did a KDR with them a couple of years ago and built the Queenscliff.
We found them reasonable on price and quality and pretty easy to deal with and…

3 months3 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A&L awning windows with very restricted opening

Nothing to do with warranty - they have a restricter adjustment for 2nd storey installation due to safety regulations.

3 months3 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A&L awning windows with very restricted opening

We have them and if you unscrew the winder mechanism there is a restricter screw on the bottom that you can adjust to wind them out further.

3 months3 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Melbourne home - slab heave - advice

Knockdown rebuild

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5 months5 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Life Estate - Point Cook

That area is one of the hot spots for mortgage stress and mortgage defaults - tread carefully.

6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

We have a ducted refrigerated system (cooling & heating) in our KDRB house which is 42 sq 2 storey and we think it was the best money we spent in…

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6 months6 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

We went through the KDR process over 2 years a go and ended up getting exactly what we wanted where we wanted.
There are challenges along the way such as coordinating…

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11 months11 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.

12 months12 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…

12 months12 monthsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

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

12 months12 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…

12 months12 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…

12 months12 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…

12 months12 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)…

1 year1 yearOld 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…

1 year1 yearOld 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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1 year1 yearOld 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.

1 year1 yearOld 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…

1 year1 yearOld 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…

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Fairhaven Homes

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

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

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

1 year1 yearOld 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…

1 year1 yearOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Exposed aggregate

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

2 years2 yearsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

They did it all.

2 years2 yearsOld 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…

2 years2 yearsOld BlokeOld Bloke posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

Davnic Excavations

2 years2 yearsOld 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…

2 years2 yearsOld 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?

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