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1 month1 monthSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Hi Rachel / Saint girl. Thanks for your feedback. The provisions concern me and there are still a lot on the list! Hopefully I’ll also get some of that back…

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Hi Firsttime. I’ve been following all the Aegean threads too - Rachel has had a tough ride, but things seem to be progressing at last.
The waiting is trying as…

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Hi Mia! Thank you for responding.
Bayside is notoriously fussy...I just didn’t realize how fussy though. The new design is being treated as a resubmission as I ‘checked in’ often…

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Anybody out there?ECHO....Echo....echo....
This thread seems more like a diary, but I’ll press on in case someone finds it useful at some point....
Had some small changes and got to tender version…

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Following your thread with a lot of interest. Glad it’s going so well!! Am a little jealous of your progress...:).

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

That sucks!! My first thought is ... oh no, another week of renting! On the bright side you won’t have someone distracted with issues putting up the primary supports…

2 months2 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38

In regards to the above I’m building the Aegean 38 and have done some research on flooring. Carpet call is the supplier for Henley. For cat 6 carpets and the…

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

We also got all the report and consent dispensation paperwork together, which includes a surveyor letter describing non-compliance, letters from the neighbours stating they are aware of all the provisions…

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38

Any progress...?

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

A few back and forth conversations and we finally got a tender that we're happy to sign off on. Yay. They removed the $25k 'Hydraulic engineering' charge and agreed that…

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

Whoop whoop! Congrats. Seems to be racing along now. Very exciting!!

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Congrats on the contract!! Hopefully you can work something out with your developer.

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

...3 weeks and 2 diagrams later and I think we have diagrams that we're happy to take to council.
Site costs are still high at $70k due to $25k of…

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

Congratulations. Sometimes each hurdle overcome feels like a mountain climbed and it's worth a celebration!!

3 months3 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

. I like your choices too. Nice one. Think I've found something to do this afternoon....

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

I also have exorbitant site costs on mostly sandy/non volatile soil. Can't help think that 'site costs' is builder code for 'recover discounts here' and screwpiles has a more literal…

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

I wish! Perhaps a few buried Kruger rands.

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Had tender on Friday. Was not a good day. Sales agent is quite savvy and having gone down this route with another builder I had reasonable expectations of site costs…

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

$30k seems like a bargain. Had our tender on Friday and they're quoting $103k!! Fall over the envelope is about 1m, so I told them it's ridiculous and they need…

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Finally at tender - it's good to get the initial pricing, the only thing that raised our eyebrows was the site costs. How did you go or are you…

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4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Awesome news! Congrats! Like your house designs and colour choices. We're right behind you on tender - have our appointment (Aegean 38) on the 25th, but no diagrams until…

4 months4 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Had colours selection on Wednesday and tender is set for the end of the month. 50 shades of beige! Added one or two things (tower with double 600mm ovens), Cat…

6 months6 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Lol. That too! I'm a bit precious about wood floors and quading does not do it for me.
Had the day off so went to a few flooring companies. Quotes…

6 months6 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Status update: We signed preliminary quotes on the 19th and were able to slot in for our pre-colours tour last week. Made some huge progress on decision making - …

6 months6 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Thanks Whitefresh. What about pricing - is it also lower?

6 months6 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

After 10 months of delays, mostly due to a 6-month wait for report & consent from council, followed by reluctance from our builder to make minor aesthetic changes to meet…

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6 months6 monthsSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Bayside : Design Change...

Been voyeuring on your thread for a while. Congrats on getting to your current stage!! Know the frustration - we're also in bayside and 10 months into the process, we're…

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1 year1 yearSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Bayside : Design Change...

Just came across your build and am also experiencing the pain of bayside regs. We looked at porter davis, but have settled on a Fairhaven Newport. We didn't have the…

1 year1 yearSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Building Queenscliff 416 with Fairhaven Homes

I experienced the same thing and didn't react well to the costs. My site costs initially came in at $60k though, including a $16k slab upgrade. Shopped around for better…

1 year1 yearSAFA1SAFA1 posted:
Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Been off the forum for a while. Great progress on your build Kat! Love the open plan kitchen - Might need to take a drive out to the show…

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