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22 d22 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

I speculate that some of them must be choosing to sit at home rather than take slightly less and be employed.
So lots of Rams and Rangers for sale later this…

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5 months5 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building fence before the house

Building a fence now will help limit people dumping rubbish and soil on your property. Many houses in suburbia on small lots have fences up before a build. I moved…

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I have the same experience with Wisom Maintenance.
Handover in September 2022 and still outstanding items.

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Spa Baths

You won't find too may 4m wide as they don't fit on a truck for delivery. 2.4m is about the maximum for a spa.
We have a swim spa approx. 6m…

10 months10 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Why do some plans have wasted corners?

Aesthetics?

1 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Construction manager keeps changing

We had 4 site supervisors during our build. It was a problem as it was clear there was a lack of ownership of the build by any particular person. Getting…

1 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Site plan on slope land

On a different note if you move the rainwater tank, A/C etc to the opposite side you could have side access from the driveway side of the house.

1 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Fixed Price or Open Book?

With a cost plus option you wear 100% of the risk of any cost increases.
It may also be difficult if you need finance as it's contrary to the conservatives…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
PCI to Handover. How long?

7 weeks seems odd

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
How long after the contract completion date is too long?

I went to the display home sales office to get some more details of people in the right places to talk to.
I used the names and emailed them and magically…

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
How long after the contract completion date is too long?

I'm building a home in NSW. It's close to finished but progress is slow getting the remaining things done so the build can reach Practical Completion. Carpet is in and…

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Did you check item 11 of Schedule 1 of the building contract?

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I'm building with Wisdom. In short nothing happens quickly.
Nearly at handover so I can't comment on the finished product.

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Need your opinion on a block of land

Very good :-D
To the OP
It seems like there would be different ground conditions across the site.
Get good engineering advice.

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Porter Davis - Savoy 40 - Void Design

The noise transmission aspect of a void has already been mentioned. How would the void impact heating and cooling?

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Electrical Meter Box on plans for builder

Ask the building where did he think it was going. I'm not sure of your design but it's likely that it's on the garage wall and that's what the builder…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Electrical Plan MJH

Electrical plan - Electrical (lighting and power) is easier during the build especially on the ground floor. If you get a standard bayonet light fittings installed during construction it can…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

SOoOI have discussed the problem with the builder and it shall be rectified. The site superviser wasn't happy with some of the tiling so the tiler was coming back to…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

The feature tiles are in the shower area so water proofing will be an issue.
I have sent the Site Supervisor a message about it. I had also sent a message…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

Like most if not all building contracts it states we shouldn't go onsite whilst the builder has possession and our home is under construction. But like many people we may…

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Cut and Fill

Can you go with the split but leave the ceiling at a consistent height. This would give high ceiling to whatever is at the lower level at the front of…

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

We are building at the moment in Sydney and that's the $/m2 rate rounded up including site costs. All services are available at the front of the lot, no septic…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Speaker setup in this room

Maybe a soundbar and subwoofer? Separate components such as an AV Receiver (AVR) and speakers would be able to produce a better result. There are some quality stand mount/bookshelf speakers…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Idea with plan

Laundry goes to the garage. Lots of space on the right.
Current Guest WIR becomes Powder Room
Guest Room gets a BIR along the wall instead of WIR
Current WIL moves to hallway…

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2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Toilet rough-ins and plumbing compliance

I just googled those toilet mentioned and saw the price :shock: Is that for the toilet or the whole bathroom :-D
Sorry…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

Construction cost 350m2 x $1,500/m2 = $525,000. This is a ballpark figure and can vary a lot depending on the finishes in the home.
$1,000,000 - $525,000 = $475,000 for…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not

Once you have drawings with the window sizes it's easy to get a few quotes and compare.
We did and ended up going with the builders supplier as they had similar…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Master bedroom layout

Do you need Bed 5? If you don't need it and want LOTS of space it could become part of the Master Suite and becomes a WIR and the doors…

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Also check what operating temperature the outdoor units are rated for. From memory the Actron was rated to a higher temperature.

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