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20 d20 dsteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Haven't lived in it just yet. House is just at lock up stage though the upstairs I believe better than a lot of other upstairs places Ive been in at…

22 d22 dsteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

I wouldnt reduce it. Having sunlight in your living areas makes the place feel very fresh and clean. Perhaps replace it with .
We did this for all our upstairs windows.

23 d23 dsteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our double was 365 working days. Reaslistically, they said 10 months was suitable.
First work started in October and we are looking good for keys in June so 8 months in…

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24 d24 dsteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

West Side wall. The one that runs between your alfresco and the garage path.
1.8m is too small to be functional but too large to just be a path.

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24 d24 dsteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Looks pretty good. Obviously tailored to your needs.
My only comments is 1.85m along the left side wall is excessive for dead zone. I would consider cutting that down to like…

27 d27 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So we just had all our internal walls go up so here is some photos of that. its looking really nice.

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Yeah it's definitely not on the cheap side but I got so sick of ant hills and weeds I wanted to blow my brains out.

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Good call on extending the paving.
While we removed ours so we could do a poured solution instead, its really useful to get it all done at once.

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Good luck with the build. You certainly learn heaps (and spend way more) than yo u ever thought you would about what goes into a house..

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Ive already got aggregate going pretty much all over the place and realistically an aggregate path would be cheaper than stepping stones (too much formwork required)
Small stones at my current…

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

What would you suggest in its place?
Cost isn't a super concern but cleanliness and maintenence is. We were planning on using larger stones than pebbles.

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Downstairs Roofing, All Water Piping, Drains, and Electrical complete.
Now they are starting to prepare the walls and cabinets for the plasterboard. Very pleased with pace and measurement.
While we are…

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Weekly to Fortnightly. I dont get why people like staring at the same bricks day after day.Things dont move that quickly.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

I have found that a lot of builders like to obsfucate the details on what they use. I do not appreciate it. Thanks for having a look for me anyway.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

http://www.builditeco.com.au/wp-content ... ochure.pdf
Over the last 3 days, they smashed out the rest of electrical wiring, all piping and the downstairs roof. Suggested lockup at this stage…

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Well thanks for the suggestion but it's incorrect.
The panel is indeed fire retardant and is BAL29 certified.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

THanks for letting me know guys. I have confirmed that BT does not use any of the banned EPS boards.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Thank you. I will go and check. Its much appreciated.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Started Electrical last week. Had a bunch of pests come through and rip half of it out so they had to come back and redo it. More like vandalism than…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Here are a few more recent photos of our progress. Pretty happy with the pace and workmanship overall. I usually get around once a week to inspect and see changes…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes

A lot of people seem to suggest having one. I personally don't necessarily buy into it and I personally won't be getting one. I regularly inspect and take photos but…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger…

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Upstairs slab and framework is complete. Upstairs roof frame is complete and I assume they are on break for Xmas at the moment. But its looking good. No delays so…

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I have no suggestions but whatever is afoul is on them and they will have to fix it. I'd get it assessed by someone for damage.

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA Demolish and Build - Ben Trager

I didnt make any ammendments. Ask BT for clarification.

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Holy brutal. What are you going to do?

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Upper floor slab was poured this week. Looks good.

5 months5 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA Demolish and Build - Ben Trager

BT only does that after you have selected your prestart variations and signed your "FINAL" contract for build. I think our variations process went over about 2-3 months then final…

5 months5 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA Demolish and Build - Ben Trager

Hi Imprinting.
All of that gets done in Prestart with Ben Trager and after you have signed your construction contract. Mostly I suspect because thats a lot of time and work…

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