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2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Boutique Upgrade costs

Did you ask Boutique what their upgrades costs are for these items? I'd be interested to know how transparent they are about these things. Carlisle for example have an itemised…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

That's nasty. Last time I built I had 700 bucks a week liquidated damages. That was a custom builder though and he went to many lengths to issue "Extensions Of…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Did they pay any liquidated damages?

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

This is reassuring. Not the fact that Metricon's default approach to rectification is a hack, but more the fact that once you've noticed the hack they will re-fix it. They…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Interesting, market research analysts are not in the list at all

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

BTW chaz, have you asked Darbecca which volume builders should be avoided? I'd imagine they're in the most informed position to answer this question. I will ask them when I…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Mate - I'd be happy to pay double that price for a decent inspection. It's what, 1% of your build cost? Don't scrimp on the important stuff. Those wall to…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS

Well exactly, which is why non-compliant plumbing should be able to hold up stage payments. But in the current setup with DFH for example, this won't necessarily happen. They do…

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2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS

Yes I have signed one of the petitions and donated some money.
I am honestly happy to pay more money to a volume builder to make sure they do the job…

2 months2 monthssmithosmitho posted:
Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS

Visited a DFH display home in Victoria yesterday. Asked sales guy if we could appoint our own Building Surveyor. He said no. I said that was illegal, and he said…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

great pictures of the framing. find it very useful (think i mentioned i'm OBing a weatherboard in a year or so). two questions:
1. what sort of span do you have…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Owner builder courses in Vic

Not done either course but planning to do the course in Brunswick (June ??). The ABE course is just an online thing so there'll be no-one to answer all those…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Great view. So jealous! Thanks for the info

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Ah, Highview are building near me at the moment - a brick veneer single storey federation type place. Looks pretty good. I looked on their website a while back but…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Love this thread cinder. I too am planning to build a double storey weatherboard house in the Melbourne area. It makes me a bit nervous as none of the builders…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Raised concrete slab questions

Hi greenify. Photos would be great! PM them to me if you can. Thanks!

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Raised concrete slab questions

Hi. Thanks for your responses.
I'm curious about the precast prestressed concrete beams. Why do you think that this structure lends itself to OB? I would have thought that you still…

7 years7 yearssmithosmitho posted:
Raised concrete slab questions

Hi. I'm just beginning my first (and hopefully last!) OB venture. Bought the land yesterday (Melbourne inner-ish city suburb) with an old house on it that will be demolished. Great…

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