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1 d1 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

No. It sort of indicates favouritism or company in the back pocket. They get paid regardless, so I guess if they don't find "issues" then it's less expenses for the…

2 d2 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Wow!!
Thats awesome bro
Here is the list currently:

Building a Doulton in Geelong
4 d4 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

All defects rectified (except three at this stage).
One is for the termite barrier to be fixed where they penetrated with pipes.
The others are an overhanging frame and misplaced…

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5 d5 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Was it due to limited access for construction?

11 d11 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

The staircase sold us on the Doulton, but we have easements and overlooking issues, so we couldn't build the 56. That in addition to a 3.2M corner to corner slope.....…

11 d11 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

I think it was Carlisle that said they couldn't build on our block, as the slope was greater than 1M! They have some nice houses too!

11 d11 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

$3K credit on the ducted gas heating, as we changed to Daikin FDYQN250 reverse cycle ducted 10 zone split system, about $25K. We are having a solar system to offset…

11 d11 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

There is insulation in the ceiling, walls, and we have double glazing.

17 d17 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

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Yes, quite correct, despite the photo being a bit blurry! One of many items picked up by Darbecca today!

Building a Doulton in Geelong
17 d17 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Check your messages, I answered your queries

17 d17 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Just going through the report now, 32 pages!

17 d17 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

That was in 2018 when we got quotes. They expired in April 2019, and they had other offers (such as Kitchen Upgrade, Butler's Pantry Upgrade, Flooring Upgrade, priced separately, and…

17 d17 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Frame inspection done today.

Building a Doulton in Geelong
18 d18 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

That offer wasn't around when we got our house quote in Oct 2018!
But we got a $30K discount and free Butler's Pantry upgrade pack (stone benchtop, overhead cupboards, tiling,…

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19 d19 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

25K for 16 zone Daikin reverse cycle ducted split system, and 3K back for the gas ducted heating that it replaces.

21 d21 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

With builder. How big is the box in the roof? At least it will all be complete when we move in!

23 d23 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Will metricon do this?

It's like one I saw on Facebook, they have front half of house is Doulton (for the stairs) and back is Hampshire!
I asked how they can do that, they said…

23 d23 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Getting there slowly!

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
23 d23 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

356 days building period, 260 days of actual building work.
We did change to reverse cycle refrigerated air con. They give a refund on the ducted gas heating. We are having…

25 d25 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Sure, we are only just past slab stage, frame is not finished yet.

26 d26 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Our base price in Oct 2019 was 477,700.

27 d27 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Is that 5 months to start construction? With all the building activity, don't forget the planning permits can take a while too!

27 d27 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

A week and a half with no obvious activity, just a few wall boards put up!

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Meanwhile, in Bell Post Hill:

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

My wife said it looks small when the slab was down. Then when the frames went up she said it's shorter than the neighbour's house also!
We will see when it's…

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1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Well we aren't supposed to! Some people are using drones to get pics inside and above, without having to trespass!

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

End of the day. All seem to be up, none on the floor now?

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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