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6 d6 dreaverreaver posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Sell and then buy in a declining market? Might work if you sell now and buy at the bottom of the market next year. Huge risk though at calling the…

6 d6 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks, water will stay on then

7 d7 dreaverreaver posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

1. There was a fee payment structure for the whole project but he was kind enough to just charge us for a couple of hours work when we realized that…

7 d7 dreaverreaver posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Assuming this is a free standing townhouse. We were in the same boat as you, we spoke to an architect about renovating our house. In the end the cost to…

8 d8 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Those that did a KDR, did you have to disconnect your water connection? I've abolished gas and electricity but not the water.

29 d29 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Are you building on a greenfield estate or doing a KDR? KDRs typically have higher site costs.
$150K for upgrades and site costs on top of the house base price is…

29 d29 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Is the 2 runs of RG6 coax part of the package? Is that one for NBN and another for PayTV?
I might just do it with the build as well to…

29 d29 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Most likely it would denote retaining walls. Your lot looks like it has a fall of 1 meter or so. They're doing a cut and fill so those retaining walls…

1 month1 monthreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process is nowadays…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Demolition - tree removal

We are doing a KDR and most demolition quotes came back with a note saying that tree removal permit will be done by owner if required.
At what stage in the…

2 months2 monthsreaverreaver posted:
KDR Insurance?

Did you take out a mortgage to purchase the property? I thought all banks now require proof of home insurance on the property before settlement.

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

That whole process just seems strange.

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Does M usually raise a no cost post-contract variation to rectify mistakes in the final HIA contract?
I think most volume builders don't modify the final HIA contract but they rather…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Salesperson said they are good for families with young kids or pets because they don't scratch as much as timber. I'm sure you can read up on the other positive…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Some people have contacts in the building industry and are quite handy around the house. On the other hand there are first time builders who may find the experience a…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

You are putting too much faith in these volume builders. Join any one of the Facebook groups and you will see actual people complaining of real issues in their build.…

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3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
First steps?

With the big volume builders, you can sit down with a salesperson in either a display home or one of their offices to get a quote. This quote will not…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Gas ducted heating is included in the base price of most homes from volume builders. Have a look at the inclusions on the builder's websites - Metricon, PD, Boutique, Fairhaven…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks for sharing shokel1975. Did you have to pick a unit that suits your 42 square house? Or was it just one size…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Anyone willing to share how much their refrigeration upgrade with 2 zones cost in the final contract for a double story home? We have a provision of $17k but I'm…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

We got our quote last month and they offered free colourbond and hebel for a 2-storey house. It's not advertised anywhere, the salesman offered it to us while we were…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

I thought NBN resumed the HFC rollout in the middle of this year. I've avoided reading up on the NBN since they started their MTM strategy.
Not sure what you mean…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

There's your answer, if you want it in a location that's conveniently accessible for you then go for it. At the worst case you can leave the door slightly open…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
NBN point in your new house.

What do you find inconvenient with having the NBN box in the garage? Ours is under the stairs and I have not needed to access it since it was installed…

3 months3 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone had their driveway and concrete path done through Metricon here in Melbourne? We're considering whether we go with them or do it our own after handover.

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4 months4 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks for putting up the pics. They look neatly done. I'll see if M can do something similar for our build.

4 months4 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Ahhh, the conduit needs to go up to the roof space so that you can get cables into it at a later date and pull them thru to the perimiter…

4 months4 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

You're right, water pressure might be an issue. I might just do a run of PVC from the front tap to the backyard and make sure it is buried.
I don't…

4 months4 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone installed irrigation for their backyard? Metricon says that the tap at the back has to be attached to the house and can not be freestanding. Not too keen…

4 months4 monthsreaverreaver posted:
Home Technology Hub

Consider this zigbee light switch as well. Goes from 1 to 3 gang. http://www.3asmarthome.com/smart-switches
You would normally pair a smart switch with regular lights so in effect…

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