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1 month1 monthsifntdazsifntdaz posted:
EPS Foam vs Hebel cladding on upper level

https://www.vic.gov.au/banning-dangerou ... rians-safe
some info for you there. it is unfortunate that they didn't expand the ban to residential housing.

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2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Do I need to waterproof shower walls before tiling?

https://www.beaumont-tiles.com.au/blogs ... a-bathroom
literally the first result on google.
must be hard.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Custom Design

i'd suggest to also start getting pool and landscaping quotes so you understand your total spend.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
KDR by sienna homes in sunny bayside melbourne

why is it automatically P class?
we KDR in the same area and had S class soil report.
as a point of comparison, our site costs were 30k pre covid spikes (2020)…

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Custom Design

budget looks light on for what you are describing, albeit it is high level.

2 months2 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Neighbours scaffolding

what happens when a double storey is being built with established houses on either side. surely they don't just throw scaffolding over your landscaping / house?
i would assume there…

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3 months3 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Floor plan critique

is there a way to get an external access door to the in-laws area by possibly swapping around their kitchen and seating area?
do you want a gym upstairs? would've…

4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

sounds like the hughesdale!

4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

our first floor was 152m2 and I believe the extra charge for Hebel was 12k.
just as an fyi re cost and size.

4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

I find with TA that they generally just do what they are directed to. One of the areas I think they could improve is having more co-ordination between the…

4 months4 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

you could consider a condenser dryer to remove the need for an exhaust.
you could also consider not doing gas and relying just on electricity if the only items using it…

5 months5 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
VICTORIA - All electric house

all electric build completed late last year in victoria. gas was historically on the property but that got abolished before build commenced.
no issues experienced going down this path.

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

i built with TA, handed over in August.
i'd be questioning why you're paying electricity, unless it's to hire a generator.

6 months6 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

paid by the builder.
if a pit is not ready at the commencement of the build and they have to hire a generator then they make you pay for the generator…

9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

i believe you can use electric to power a boiler, but i think it is a bespoke option and quite expensive

9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

We were originally also considering hydronic heating and refrigerated cooling. With that combination you are doubling up on the heating as the refridge can do both.
The thing that ultimately…

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9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

i'm not so sure it is as simple as adding builder's margin onto the price as there are structural and electrical components to consider. Our HVAC consultant also said…

9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

32kw system, 28 outlets and 3 zones.
100% heating output (ie entire house can be heated at same time) and 96% cooling output.
$67k - 2 yrs ago

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9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

airsmart is available (we have it), but the 30-40k estimate i would suggest is quite a bit off

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9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Charges for variations before signing contract?

moving windows and doors does not seem like a minor change to me.
in terms of a charge prior to contract, that does seem odd, however it's what you have signed…

9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Congrats, the Hive looks like a good floor plan and has some similar elements to what we have done.
To answer your questions:
1. We have gone full electric. I…

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9 months9 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Limestone... ballsy!

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Yes our cost included all roofs as well as alfresco

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10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

You should ask them to spec up an Airsmart system then if you are a HVAC snob :) See how that one goes for you.

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

16k inclusive of the original 15. So 1k extra.
We didn't go hard on electrical, got solar pre-wire, saturn zen switches for downstairs, standard for upstairs.
We did provisions for heatstrips…

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

They may have limited the options from when we started. I'd ask the question again to double check
I got the one with the narrow but tall tank. Can't…

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

We did our appliances separately.
$16k for electrical + 10k for feature lighting purchased outside of TA (not including garden).

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

No worries. Happy to answer any questions. Re, below:
1. Did you have any complications after signing regarding council/permits/demo/etc. that we should be aware of? No issues with…

10 months10 monthssifntdazsifntdaz posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Congrats on your build and will be reading with interest on your progress. To answer your questions:
How long was it between your ‘Site start’ after receiving ‘final tender’?
It was…

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