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SejaeD

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
EV charging point location in garage

on the wall opposite the door

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Chiz
I had a business acquaintance who built with GJ Gardiner on the Northern Beaches and he raved about the experience. House looked really nice too. So good luck with your…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Carpet Flooring | Cosy Group

we would be interested in getting some pricing

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Measure footing depth in house suffering with slab heave

Where are you located? if you're in Sydney I can give you the number of a great engineer who is brilliant at identifying why buildings crack and coming up with…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Basement garage ceiling question

Sorry, by sheeting it I mean gyprock, paint, lights etc. Finish it like the rest of your house. It shouldnt cost much and will look like you have actually finished…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Basement garage ceiling question

yes thats a very cheap look IMO.
Bondek is just formwork that doesnt need removing but I dont think the creators ever intended that it be left exposed, but maybe they…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
[NSW[ Home building Compensation Fund (Insurance)

This is very normal, its because the business goes through the assessment process with ICARE not the licensed builder.
the main thing is that you get the certificate, if he has…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Reducing footstep noises from upstairs

XBsean
You don't need my help, you have it nailed!! :)
You are absolutely correct, you lay at 90 degrees to the first layer and stagger them.
Use a…

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Better Built Homes

Well having seen some recent work I wouldn't want independent inspectors on site either

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
HOW TO CANCEL BUILDING CONTRACT BY OWNER

and what is the builder saying about the bricklayer?
will he let you work with him to help find a bricklayer who is available for the right price?

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
HOW TO CANCEL BUILDING CONTRACT BY OWNER

when was bricklaying due to start and when is the builder saying it will start?
Would be interesting to understand the key dates for work to date

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
HOW TO CANCEL BUILDING CONTRACT BY OWNER

Hi singh001
I am sorry to hear that your build isn't going well. It's such an awful horrible feeling when your dream home build turns into a nightmare.
I can't give you…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Kippers01
Good advice, I would start with a call, followed up with an email give him a few days and then go contract if necessary.
I think they are a reasonable…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Mr Cookie
Just give the GM Mark Scully a call. He used to be on here all the time responding to criticism. From my interaction with him I have found that…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
[Syd] Structural Engineering Question - connecting beams

World2160
That is a really common connection in timber framing, Its super strong so you have nothing to worry about. There are millions of homes in Australia with this type of…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Kate
This is the exact reason we started our business on the North Shore. There are so many people who know want they want and then spend a ton of money…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Is bricks to paint white is more costly than rendering in a

what advice are your builders giving you?
maybe you can get them to all provide quotes on the 3 options so you know exactly

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
How much to build this French Modern home?

Dom0387
Just be careful that the areas shown on your plans are not the FSR calculation figures. Typically designers will only show the FSR calculations so they can track how they…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Congrats on the start of your dream house building project.
I really hope you keep posting updates so we can watch the journey :)
If you have any…

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Is bricks to paint white is more costly than rendering in a

Hi Kate97
No sure where you are from but in Sydney acrylic render costs around $55-65/sqm depending on which contractors are available at the time. Sand and cement is a bit…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Steel Frames

Nemo03
As per my other posts on this subject we have switched our business over to steel frames here in Sydney due to the increased cost of timber. The reason…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Hall hart competitive

you raise a really good point and the rate/sqm is a good sanity check. You are starting to get into the custom home price range with $2200 with all upgrades…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Walls for BAL FZ

Hi Loch
We are based at West Pymble and seem to be picking up a number of FZ homes around Pymble and St Ives as a lot of contractors are reluctant…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Roof tile question

that work is a bit sloppy. Nothing of great concern in the photos but if you have a lower roof are you able to post some photos of the…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Hall hart competitive

For a sanity check where does that bring the total rate/sqm too?
I am guessing the 1:100 flood zone is having an impact. they will probably have to raise the FFL…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Hall hart competitive

Having seen ton of Clarendon builds and admittedly only a single Hall & Hart & framing stage, Hall and Hart are on a totally different level.
I am a framing nerd,…

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Strannik
For us, a custom home is one that is totally unique to you and your block, a one off. But I guess others could interpret modifications to an existing…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Venkata
I wish I could put my actual thoughts/advice on here but I don't really want to get into a war with the project home builders :)

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Walls for BAL FZ

Alex and Chris who have already commented are both incredibly intelligent guys in their respective fields and have give you some good advice.
Chris is spot on though, get yourself a…

2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Hi Venkata
I have been reading this thread wondering whether or not I should add my 2 cents. I couldn't help myself :) Gogo has been spot…

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