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8 years8 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Gravel (and other surfaces) Driveway cost

Hi scarystuff
Not sure where you got your costs from, but we built in the same area as you and these are the prices we got direct from our concreter:
Exposed aggregate…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Gas point in Alfresco

We were quoted about $150 for a gas point to the alfresco during our the pre-building phase, however for some unknown reason we never went ahead with it with the…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
COMMENTS ON HAND DRAWINGS BEFORE THEY GET DRAWN UP PLEASE

Everything looks pretty good - congratulations on taking the plunge on designing your own house!
Maybe consider flipping the rear of the house over - move the games room to where…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
How long is your ducted vaccum cleaner hose?

Ours is 9m and I wish it was 11-12m as it won't reach into the pantry, laundry or downstairs bathroom properly. We have to get creative with dragging the hose…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....

Hi bradgan
Are you building with Ownit Homes too?
How is your experience so far? Hope you're enjoying the building process.

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
QLD Builders, QLeave???

Qleave is a fee payable on all construction work and the current rate is 0.525% of any construction works over $80,000.
This might explain it a little better:

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Can anyone help me with the tender?

When you look at the cost per m2, I would expect $1000/m2 to be a complete 2-storey house.
We are about to get handover of our 45square 2-storey house so…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Tiler charges - Ceramic

In Brisbane/SEQ we've been quoted $35/m2 + gst for invoiced job and $35/m2 for cash

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Help! Builder wants to claim the 5 weeks industry shutdown!

I just did a search on the internet for HIA & Industry Shutdown.
I don't want to post any links or copy and paste any information in case it is not…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Help! Builder wants to claim the 5 weeks industry shutdown!

I agree that the builder shouldn't be claiming the Christmas period as a delay.
I thought that the 'industry shutdown' over Christmas only relates to when suppliers or subcontractors are unavailable…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Converting Batten lights to Down lights

We paid $42 for every additional light point (regardless of what type it was ie: oyster, pendant, downlight) plus $12 for each of our light fittings to be installed.
So essentially…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Electrictions extras $$$$

Our costs were:
Ceiling fan $90
Ceiling fan with light $110
Brother-in-law's costs were:
Ceiling fan $97
Ceiling fan with light $128

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Double ovens

We have purchased Delonghi one and half oven. I can't comment on its performance yet as it only got installed today and our house doesn't hand over for about a…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
The time it takes?

Ours will end up being approx 10 months from when we first sat down with the sales consultant to when we're expecting handover to be.
For us it has been a…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
What do you think of this?

What does your contract describe the frame stage as? ie: does it include just the walls or the trusses as well?
Our contract briefly details what must be complete for each…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Pros and Cons of different Tiles

My understanding is that because limestone, marble etc are natural stone products that they need to be sealed and need to be re-sealed after a certain amount of time (however…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Sarking costs!!!!

Roof sarking should cost approx $10/m2 installed plus say 20% builder's margin = $12/m2

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Our Challenging Build

Sorry to hear that your build is causing you pain so early....things can only get better :)
Which contract did you sign?
As for the drott cost, >$1,000…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

the responsibility for lodging the documents rest on the bank as they are the "approved agents" as defined by SRO. you should claim against the bank for negligence,…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

Hi jem
This happened to us too.
Our bank was supposed to provide all these forms, however they were useless when it came to anything regarding the FHOG & boost. We ended…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Exposed Concreter in Brisbane ?

Ozzroo
Let us know how you go with this....we are building around the corner from you in New Beith and we'll be needing 20m+ driveway in Feb-March next year
Thanks!

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Installing Light Fittings $$

Ooops sorry, I went off on a bit of a tangent.
Ours were just $12 to have our light fittings installed (this included all types pendants, downlights etc)
Friends of mine had…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Insulation upgrade

I am not sure about the R values or anything for insulation, however when we did our contract we put a clause in allowing us to go on-site to put…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Installing Light Fittings $$

Normally you get an allowance of lights for the house say 30No. and for every light over that you pay an additional amount. The same applies to power points.
I think…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Crimsafe vs Clearshield

I have been doing more thinking about this (as we'll have to make the decision of which screen to use soon).
I'm not sure what the norm is in other states,…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Crimsafe vs Clearshield

There are quite a few products that are similar to Crimsafe, ie: the woven mesh.
Both Invisigard and Secureview are similar to Crimsafe.
We have had quotes for our house with both…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....

Updated photographs.
The bricks are nearly done and the cabinets are in!
Was very nervous to see our chosen colours go in for the first time, but they seem ok.

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
How much did it cost?

Our house with medium quality finishes, ie: nice tiles and carpet, stone benchtops to kitchen, mid-range euro kitchen appliances, intercom/security/vacuum system etc will end up approx $900-$1000/m2 including a driveway…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
Building on Acreage

Hi Mrs P
We are building on an acreage block just around the corner from Teviot Downs. We're building a two-storey with Ownit Homes (Riverview Bay Lodge).
Our block is similar shape…

9 years9 yearspoppamaticpoppamatic posted:
How hard is it to build on sloping land

I was accidentally out at Springfield Lakes display village the other day and from what I could see (and read on some of the builder's advertising signs) was that a…

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