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sbanu

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12 d12 dsbanusbanu posted:
Haven 30 - Build with Fowler Homes

hi Fire20,
how long after you signed the contract were all your appointments set? and does the CDC/DA application go in after all the selections?

16 d16 dsbanusbanu posted:
HIA contract advice

Pretty much normal with all builders, appliances etc to stop theft (as advised by Bobjane) water/electricity normal (as per Doozer)
LD's are always low as this covers the builders from an…

16 d16 dsbanusbanu posted:
HIA contract advice

Thanks

17 d17 dsbanusbanu posted:
HIA contract advice

hi Guys ,
i have just received the HIA contract from our builder for review. There were a couple of things I found interesting and wanted to check if these are…

19 d19 dsbanusbanu posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Thanks !

19 d19 dsbanusbanu posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

We built with Blue Gum with off-white mortar, quite happy with them. There's plenty of variation between blue and brown.
Plenty of photos here

20 d20 dsbanusbanu posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

I like Blackburn too but husband thinks they might be too dark. Bluegum seems a bit more subtle. Did you choose off white mortar ?
It seems extremely hard…

20 d20 dsbanusbanu posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Hi Guys ,
wondering if anyone has used Austral Bluegum or Blackbutt bricks from the wilderness range. I have search the forum and have only found very few pics. Anyone mind…

2 months2 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Building contract: Standard Liquidated damage amount and bui

Hi LoveHouse,
just wondering how you went with the liquidated damages with this builder ? Were you able to negotiate a higher amount?

2 months2 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Provisional Allowances in tender/contract

Hi Guys ,
i tried to search the group of answers to this question but couldn't find any that were specific to my question. So here goes,
We're on the way…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Custom builder

Oh that’s a shame . Where did you find her if you don’t mind me asking ? Would like to know if there is a resource available to look for…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Custom builder

That’ sounds good . Just wondering if you had a good experience with your architect . And also if you would be able to share his details . You can…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Custom builder

That sounds good . Almost too good haha . We have looked at countless designs But none Of them appealed to us . I suppose the trick to be to…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Custom builder

Yeah I would expect a bit of back and forth with council. Which council did you go through if you don’t mind me asking . Mine will be hills shire…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Custom builder

Hi guys
Just wondering if anyone has gone with a custom builder with their own custom design and had a good experience . After having countless discussions with builders and…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Brick/cladding ?

Thanks , I’ll check it out and get the builder to Provide a quote for It. Does it need to be renders though? I was under the impression that it…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Brick/cladding ?

Thanks for the detailed responses guys . Much appreciated . So basically brick on the first floor would be thermally inefficient . I was told the opposite by the sales…

4 months4 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Brick/cladding ?

So , my question is based off a recent topic I saw regarding first floor brick construction.
Our builders design has brick throughout lower and upper levels , front and…

6 months6 monthssbanusbanu posted:
HIA agreement help

Thanks guys . I thought so too. They’ve posted the contract out . I’ll have a look at it once I receive it and check what they’ve included in it…

6 months6 monthssbanusbanu posted:
HIA agreement help

hi Guys ,
So after much deliberation and back and forth with the builder , we are finally going to sign the contract. Although not sure if this is an ideal…

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Design suggestions

As far as thinking about our children’s future goes , I educate my kids about playing their part in making the planet more sustainable . I consciously bought a block…

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7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Design suggestions

Site dimensions below :
Width 13.46m
Depth 29.76 m
Not Zero lot and no easements on the sides
Sewer easement at front and back but all within the setbacks .

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Design suggestions

Thanks all for the suggestions above . Just after some ideas on how to make the front living wider . Can’t increase the width on the left as that would…

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

Thanks ! That’s helpful. I’ll probably be looking at at least 6 to 8 zones too . So something that can handle the load of them all running at once…

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

Yes agree the size that they are offering a a standard is definitely small . Will look into the bigger size

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

Sounds good . Will ask them . Thanks

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

hi Guys ,
so I just discovered that the standard included ducted aircon with our builder is a single phase, 12.24 KW with 2 zones. We're building a 36 square house…

7 months7 monthssbanusbanu posted:
Design suggestions

Nice . Who was this build with ? Looks like a good job on the finish. And who are you building with now .. if u don’t mind me asking…

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