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Silvergum

Highlands, Craigieburn
Joined 3 February 2012
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6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Keys after handover

thanks everyone.. turns out proper keys were inside the kitchen draw. Most helpful when the house is locked!!!.
will be chatting about it with builder.

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Keys after handover

Hi All,
Hoping for some advice about what to do...
We had handover on Thursdsay. Builder gave us keys and said that when we use them tradies will no longer be…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Installing ducted aircon after build

Hi there
We added ducted refrigerated air con to our old house which was probably about 14 years old at time of doing it.
It worked wonderfully well, the installers…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Rangehood installation

Thanks for the replys. The consensus is about $350 from the two plumbers I have spoken too.

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Looking to build in Highlands, Craigieburn

i think that would be a good spot too. We cant get NBN where we are, lucky you!!!. We can only get ADSL 1.
Happy building!

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Looking to build in Highlands, Craigieburn

Thats seems to be a reasonable price. We are just about finsihed building in the Bridgehaven part of Highlands. Which part is the land in you are interested…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Rangehood installation

Hi All
Just wondering if anybody has an idea of the cost to install a rangehood and duct it out through the roof. I can purchase a ducting kit for…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?

No problems surat. The company name is Sargeants Port Phillip. They are based just off St Kilda Road, Melbourne, but mail out all of the documentation. They…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?

Not sure about other states, but in Victoria, its conveyancer only for land, not build. We purchased land seperately, and then chose a builder. We didnt do house…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn

Thanks for your responses guys... seems like a bit of a nightmare. Who would have thought that in 2012 it would be such an issue!. Will see what…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if people who are living in HIghlands can tell me what internet service you have. We are in stage 106 which is the Mt Ridley road…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Building on the boundary

We looked at closing in a room on the boundary but in the end didnt go through with it after architect advised us that the council wouldnt allow it as…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Cutting caesarstone

Hi everyone... thankfully today after getting management involved and shafting our atttitude filled building coordinator, all is resolved and they are making the kitchen to the new appliance measurements, at…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Cutting caesarstone

Thanks everyone for your responses... I have contacted the builder again and spoke to a manager. He is supposed to get back to me tomorrow so fingers crossed they…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Cutting caesarstone

We have decided on a different cooktop and oven, however upon discussing this with the builder they advise no variations to measurements once contracts are signed.
Does anybody know if its…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
How long did it take you to get to contract?

We are using ARB Homes in Melbourne, building in Craigieburn, Highlands.
They have been fantastic and not expensive compared to some of the volume builders. Recommend people talk to…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
How long did it take you to get to contract?

Our contract took one month, the three weeks until site start. We couldnt believe it! Almost at lock up stage now.

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Options for clothesline - small backyard

We have a small backyard and are looking at clotheslines for our house to install when it is finished.
The fence is 3.69 metres from the house. Block is 14…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
CBA Commencement letter

Does the CBA do commencement letters and if so do they get send to the builder and not us.
I called our broker today to advise we had the first progress…

6 years6 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
First progress payment to builder

I'm looking for some help from the experienced builders!.
We have just received our first progress payment invoice from the builder.
The amount is correct, however they have placed an amount in…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
We hit rock :-(

From our experience, our builders fees are $200 per cubic metre for removal of rock from ground and $75 per cubic metre to take it to tip.
I have found a…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Section 27

we had a s27 when we sold our house as we wanted some money to purchase land to build. The purchaser made us wait all 30 days (i think…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
We hit rock :-(

Sorry Tim,
I just saw this message.
We are in Silvergum Way, which is near where the display village is, along the creek.
Yes damn rock, we decided not to fix our site…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
We hit rock :-(

Hi everyone
we are building in Highlands Craigieburn and have about 20 cubic metres of rock to be removed. Builder can do it, but thought it may have been cheaper…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Quote - Double Storey - PD

we found pd quite expensive and ended up going with arb homes. They have quite good upgrade prices and service is fantastic!

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
PVC vs wood venetians

We got told wood for all areas except wet areas due to warping.
Hope this helps.

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Upgrades done at pre-start and bank loan

Thanks Caz,
We havent had an invoice as yet, so probably will happen soon I guess as I think they will be starting site scrap in the next couple of weeks,…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Upgrades done at pre-start and bank loan

Hi All
We went through the pre-start process while our loan was in for approval. We have about $2000 of upgrades which have not been included for the loan.
Just wondering…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Self-employed and home loan

we have just been through all of this.... husband is self employed and I work full time with 1 child. It was a real pain. We found a…

7 years7 yearsSilvergumSilvergum posted:
Confused about allowances and bank loans

Hi All
Just wanting some clarification... we have just our loan approved through cba for construction...
We have a $17k allowance for flooring as we wanted to pick our own carpet and…

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