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Joined 5 October 2020
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7 months7 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

Hi community,
Just after some feedback on new (3rd) variation that's been handed down by my builder in regards to BAL.
The vacant land I purchased back Nov 2020 at a new…

9 months9 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Thanks nsuinteger
Yeah looks like I'll just get it done myself post handover.
Its Volume Builder and they have been tough to deal with on a number of small requests. Kinda…

9 months9 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Cistern is supplied by the mains water (single supply), no rainwater.
Just wanting the builder to supply RPZD Valve behind each cistern supply feed (i.e. 3 valves, one for each of…

9 months9 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Thanks for your input Splashers.
Your last paragraph is exactly my main argument to my Builder, that with one RPZD valve on the mains…

9 months9 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Gees...WOW at some of the tricks these builders try to play. Good on you for rejecting their ridiculous 'solution'.
That is some great out of the box thinking in getting an…

9 months9 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

So our builder is insisting in installing an RPZD from the water mains (and supplying to the WHOLE house) if we are to get capped water points in the each…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Island bench Waterfall edges - Perth

I was quoted roughly $2k for one side only! So looking at $4k if want the waterfall edge on both sides. Building with a volume builder so not much room…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Garage Wall - Extended to Boundary/Retaining Wall

Hi All,
Probably should have checked this earlier but better late than never! We're building in a relatively new estate and our home build plans has the garage being extended up…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Wall Tiles - installation upto ceiling - Post Handover

I'm building with BGC in WA. They are meant to be one of the low cost builders out here!
$5500 sounds acceptable Harris
Most of…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Wall Tiles - installation upto ceiling - Post Handover

Thanks Harris.
Our Builder is charging us around $6k for Bathroom Wall tiles UP TO Shower level (1900mm) - not even ceiling.
So i expect if i get them to tile upto…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Wall Tiles - installation upto ceiling - Post Handover

Hi Community,
We have been quoted by our builder for taking the wet area (Ensuite, Bathroom, Powder Room) Wall Tiles upto ceiling level and they’ve given a massive cost for that.
Our…

11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Cost to install extra gas connection?

Builder is providing a gas bayonet (as shown in picture..apologies cannot seem to reduce the size of it!). There wont be any pipe line on external wall (so I assume…

Cost to install extra gas connection?
11 months11 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Cost to install extra gas connection?

Quote sounds fair for having an extra gas point!

12 months12 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Facing similar issue where builder has quoted $2000 for providing capped bidet point at 3 different bathroom.
And for a Fridge Cold Water outlet, its only quoted $175. This is what…

12 months12 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Cost to install extra gas connection?

Thanks for the reply.
Yeah I would have expected around that much for an extra gas point outlet (below $400).
Puzzled as to why my builder has quoted such a high figure…

12 months12 monthssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Cost to install extra gas connection?

My builder has quoted me $865 for a "Capped Gas Bayonet" to Alfresco. Has the cost for installing an extra gas connection point gone up so much since 2011 or…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Exterior Colour Suggestion/Feedback

Thanks AnjC for your input.
In my head, I see the grey brick giving a very dark look overall to the house as the roof tiles are already quite dark. I’ve…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Exterior Colour Suggestion/Feedback

Thanks SejaeD
Appreciate the feedback and suggestion.
It didn’t come across my mind that the combination could look as lots of things happening. But I can see why that may be the…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Exterior Colour Suggestion/Feedback

Hi Community!
We are finalising our selections for exterior and hoping to get some suggestions (specifically on the contrast of Fascia and Downpipe).
Roof Tile: Artist Ink
Main Render: Shale Grey
Cladding: Surfmist
Fascia: Surfmist
Face…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Bad time to build?

What you are hearing in regards to major construction delays is 110%. We have signed up with supposedly one of the biggest Home builders in WA (Volume wise I suppose)…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Contract lawyer Perth

Ah right. Yeah agree price increase prior to signing of contract is understandable. Still 18K looks extremely high!
I didn’t sign an HIA contract. Not sure what it was at that…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Contract lawyer Perth

Did they provide a justification for the 18k rise? What percentage rise is that figure from the original Contract Build price?
Our contract has a clause of maximum 5% increase, and…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

Who did you go with? How has your experience been with them?

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

Are there any reputable Building Inspectors (in WA) that members on this forum can vouch for based on their experience with them?

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Contract lawyer Perth

I may be needing one too! Do you mind sharing the contact details you've gone with and how has your experience been (if any)?

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

House looks really good! Congrats!

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
BGC Company WA

I've recently signed my build contract with them in December. Didn't get any hint from them during our discussions (prior to signing) that there were significant issues within BGC that…

1 year1 yearsmsaaossmsaaos posted:
BGC Company WA

What was mentioned that made you double think after lots of research?

2 years2 yearssmsaaossmsaaos posted:
Anyone building in Alkimos?

Hope you got the deposits back without any hassle!

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