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5 d5 dSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
CDC House size

Hi Taneetan, you should read the maximum gross floor area rules under CDC. Not just that but you should know allowable setbacks front and back. CDC is very strict.

14 d14 dSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Disgruntled with Metricon and Pre-Site Manager process

Yep building with Metricon in Sydney. Just began lockup stage. I've been chasing them for the last 2 weeks to get the defects fixed as per my last inspectors report.…

14 d14 dSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Disgruntled with Metricon and Pre-Site Manager process

Well good thing you got your inspectors checking everything. Get them to fix it and take photographic evidence
On the positive side looks like you are closer to finishing off. I…

14 d14 dSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Disgruntled with Metricon and Pre-Site Manager process

Looks like shaker cabinetry and possibly woodworks defect. Why would this happen from the sun? Perhaps humidity is a culprit? Where are you building?

1 month1 monthSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Metricon

No notices. I was just told there was too much rain, wet conditions, contractors not able to come due to flooding, contractor had covid etc etc
However during the same…

1 month1 monthSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Metricon

After months of delay there has been progress on my build in the last few weeks. I've put some of my milestones below:
Site cut 27 Jan 22
Piering 01 Feb 22
No…

1 month1 monthSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Builder pushing for payment before defect rectifications

Adeez,
who are you building with?
did you hire an independent inspector?
What did the inspection report say about severity of defects?

1 month1 monthSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Builder is increasing the price

How big is your house (SQM)?
It will come down to the contract you have signed with your builder. Are they open to negotiating with you?

1 month1 monthSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
CDC approval time

Hi Simeon
It was a very frustrating process when they introduced this portal last year. However, I recall the CDC was issued in around 4.5weeks.
Cheers

2 months2 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Metricon Inclusions/Exclusions

Canehopper, I am not surprised they have raised the base cost due to whats happening in the industry in terms of supply shortage and labour. My base price quote is…

2 months2 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West Penna

Hi Ramesh, I would be wary on the scheduled dates you have there. I would say the biggest dependencies on your construction start date will be obtaining Council approval and…

2 months2 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Disgruntled with Metricon and Pre-Site Manager process

I know your pain.
We were stuck in pre-site for almost a year due to mistake after mistake made in the plans and with 3 psms changed within months. I recommend…

3 months3 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

I don't think prices will stabilise anytime soon - atleast not this year.
Have a read on this article that talks about why Condev and Probuild defaulted.
https://www.smartcompany.com.au/industr…

3 months3 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Who are you building with? Are you signing an HIA contract? HIA has a specific progress payment schedule. You can find it on google.

4 months4 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

Thanks Simeon.
I wasn't aware HBCF claims are capped up to $340k or 20%. I assume its the lower of both. As you rightly pointed out this isn't enough to…

4 months4 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

The other risk right now is builders starting to go bust and industry experts are warning situation will worsen. Recent casualties such as Probuild and Condev makes us very nervous.…

4 months4 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Driveway

We got the builder to include a driveway in our application. Or if you dont want the builder to do it you can get the driveway included in your landscaping…

4 months4 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone started building with Metricon in Sydney recently? We are experiencing significant delays in getting to slab stage. Our construction officially started end of Jan 2022 and we are…

5 months5 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Asking about a soil test report

Not a bad idea getting another soil test done.
The fact they moved you from H2 to P means you are in "Difficult" site category which will impact the design…

5 months5 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Metricon Inclusions/Exclusions

Brc83 sounds like we are building something very similar. How far are you in your construction journey? How has your experience been for far?

5 months5 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Metricon Inclusions/Exclusions

This is a good question and the answer depends on how much site costs you will incur and how much upgrades you want do over the base quote.
I am currently…

5 months5 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yes I sent them photos but that was 10 days ago. Due to the rain they pushed back site cut from last week to next week. In the meantime the…

5 months5 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I saw this post and it peaked my interested. I have site excavation which was delayed to next week due to the rainy weather in Sydney. I got the grass…

6 months6 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
Landscaper recommendations for Sydney

Hi Everyone
I am building a new home in upper northshore and looking for a landscaper who can can install garden beds/retaining walls, lawn solutions and planting.
I need someone who…

9 months9 monthsSamz_TurraSamz_Turra posted:
CDC approval time

Has anyone had recent experience with NSW planning portal on how long it takes to get a CDC approval for a new development? Our private certifier submitted our application more…

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