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2 d2 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Glenvill Thomas Archer Hallbury CG - New build South E Melb

hi congrats on your land and welcome to home building.
in terms of your question, i am always of the opinion to engage the specialists for the job. therefore i…

3 d3 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

I would be discussing your intentions with your ss if you plan on using one. There may be impacts to timing and I have even heard of builders trying…

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11 d11 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
HIA contract - 21 days to go to site from Building Permit Is

curious as to what your end game is here. yes there is a wait, but you're going to have to wait for any builder in this climate and if…

12 d12 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

My experience:
We initially tried to have a chat with CG, however found them to be unresponsive at sales stage (which didn't bode well given they're trying to win your business).…

16 d16 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Building Variations

unfortunately the wife isn't keen on having the house floorplan etc on the internet.
happy to answer any questions you might have though.

17 d17 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Building Variations

pretty sure what is allowed is going to depend on your builder. if you are still going with TA then they do not allow structural variations once contract signed.…

21 d21 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hi fellow TA builders
Does anyone have any recommendations for window furnishings and are happy to share a contact?
Thanks

24 d24 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

when you say sealed, what do you mean? with what product?

25 d25 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

This is probably design specific, however a few examples are:
- Because our roof pitch is quite low, there is limited space in the roof cavity. We had planned…

25 d25 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

wow that is a long wait. was that mainly due to delays on TA's end?
I have just completed lock up so hopefully not too much longer to go. …

25 d25 dsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

we were charged a fee around that amount for facade design (as our is custom). re establishment survey was also required as we are doing a pool and the…

1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

I would recommend it. Note that the builder will probably put in a variation to increase the build days if you use one. I have also seen some…

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

i was initially referring to the external part of the window frame and the hebel. internally it would just be frame to plaster.

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

i confirmed with the site supervisor that windows will be caulked between frame and hebel. Will just have to monitor that this is done by the time build finishes.

1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Quote review - GJ Gardener in Ringwood, Melbourne

$1762 / sqm seems reasonable.
best way to get a rough idea would be to go to a volume builder website, select a plan that is similar to what you're building…

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

random question - for those who have finished or are close to finish on your TA build, can you let me know if your windows are caulked between the hebel…

1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Quiet Rangehood recommendations

might want to consider what cooktop you are getting as well. We were told certain rangehoods work better with induction cooktops (re: your other post around all electric house)…

1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Heating and Aircon zones

i'm no expert, however the number of zones I would suspect depends on how you live in the house and how efficient you want the system to be. Obviously…

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
quote's explanation

literally the first hit in google, if you bothered to search 'BAL 12.5 requirements'
https://www.agwa.com.au/resources/chang ... quirements

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Underground Power Pit Process?

my install price included 5 metres, so technically paid for the additional 14. I think it was about $75/m ?

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Underground Power Pit Process?

looks like prices have increased.
that's how much I paid for about 19metres from pole.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Arranging demolition in advance

do you work for demo logic Chris? seems like you just made an account to market for them.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Underground Power Pit Process?

you apply, they assess and send you an invoice and you have I think 90 days to pay if you want to proceed.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

i have just the slab down and windows / door in. It's probably about 40-50mm now so with flooring i'd expect it to come to about 20mm or so?

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

so I was at my build over weekend and coincidentally the concreter was there too to do some rectification work. We had a nice long chat on all things…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Can a builder refuse other licensed trades from doing works?

don't think you can force the issue unless you are willing to walk away. my understanding is that the builder has control of the site during construction and to…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz 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…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz 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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3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz 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…

3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz 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…

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