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3 d3 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

To all those building with TA, have you given any thought to whether you're going to do anything on your gutters? I think TA's style utilises box gutters and…

4 d4 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

I am unsure of your terminology, however to answer the question in the title of the post.
Where the appointed building surveyor needs to do a reinspection, my view is that…

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10 d10 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

i'm not sure specific pricing is going to help much as it is customised to the house (i.e. roof config, number of zones, types of venting etc).
to give you some…

10 d10 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

airsmart 2 x 16KW
Yes hydronic can be optioned up.
The number of systems / power will depend on the % coverage you are looking for. From memory the HVAC consultant…

12 d12 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Citipower Electrical Pit Cost

seems a bit expensive to me. i paid just over 5k for about 14 metres from pole with united energy in the sth east suburbs.
but at the end of…

18 d18 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Advice please: Dual occ in Bayside, Vic

my site costs were 38k, class S soil, waffle slab, 300mm fall over site. The cost however also included a pool cover given pool is close to the house…

19 d19 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Advice please: Dual occ in Bayside, Vic

Hi Ellie
i'll respond to what I can. I am currently building with TA after having spoken to a range of builders including CG where we didn't have a…

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1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

I have not done any negotiation on the margin, however have made a variation change. The prices charged for the variation were no different than the initial contract, so…

1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

no one is considering security products from eufy or arlo or nest etc? no need for wiring and can be integrated to other products for a broader smart home…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

the official response from the ss is it gets too messy. i have a call with the ops manager tomorrow morning to get further clarity. And yes, I am…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Hi All
Sorry for hijacking thread, however there was some discussion about building variations previously.
I am just wondering if anyone has done any building variations and whether you were successful? …

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

looks good
did you get additional noggins or anything for your blinds? DIY? Or did you use a contractor?

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
insurance

i've had it as a precaution between the time I demo'd and the time I commenced build. The vacant land was fenced off so there was really no need…

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3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
insurance

I got mine through here:
https://landlordselect.com.au/

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Double Garage VS Extra bedroom?

depends on where the house is located. if it is well serviced by public transport, I would go the extra room.

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4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Underground Power Pit Process?

It is pretty straight forward, mine cost about $5k at start of the year with United Energy in south east Melbourne.
All I did was complete the form as well as…

4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Demolition Damaged Footpath

all the quotes I got when I did this at start of the year said they break you pay.
and when demo actually did get completed, guess what.. they broke and…

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4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer

No nothing specific, I was more interested to know if anyone challenged anything in the document and what was the outcome, or whether there was anything in there that was…

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

that's no good, i can imagine there would have been quite a bit of cost involved in achieving the effect you are after, e.g. reducing the ceiling height / having…

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer

Hi All
For those building with TA, was there anything in the contract specification document that you would have received along with the HIA contract that you had an issue with?
I've…

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5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Budgeting for a pool

sounds unfortunate as i'm sure it's going to be more challenging and potentially costlier to do the pool after the build.
our pool guy has been really good thus far. …

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Budgeting for a pool

Probably depends on how much surface water encountered.
Ours was a steady sludge like consistency coming out (bit like mud lava) as well as a some pockets of more 'normal' water…

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Budgeting for a pool

wow where do I start with this. We are doing a concrete pool with our build and the pool shell has gone in first due to its proximity to…

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5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

heat pump tank is what we went.
if you are building with TA, then our upgrade was only a few hundred from the standard system you get. this is the…

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

i would suggest it would depend on your circumstance.
gas ducted heating + add on cooling I think means they will give you evaporative cooling, which has some mixed reviews on…

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

the new electrical process is with the actual electrician down in cranbourne. I was quite impressed with it. However, I think you may be right as with external…

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

wow that's a steep price tag for what seems like a small matter.
i'm hoping to avoid any and all variations by being as detailed as possible leading up to contracts

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

tender feels like a bit of a bottleneck. ours went for about 1.5 months, but that might be because of the detail I went to in terms of what…

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

congrats on progress. If you don't mind me asking, who did you use for the swimming pool and did TA not do a house set out prior to the…

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