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6 d6 dsteelsteel 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…

6 d6 dsteelsteel 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…

7 d7 dsteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

7 d7 dsteelsteel posted:
Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Gotta love those final touches.

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15 d15 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

I have added a basic timeline of how our build has progressed. It took a little while to get started. We had some issues with valuation which Ben Trager and…

15 d15 dsteelsteel posted:
Building with Dale Alcock in the SW

Swapped off Owner Build? WHat made you switch?

21 d21 dsteelsteel posted:
Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes

Looks good. Would love to see the rest of your photos. Really quick construction.

22 d22 dsteelsteel posted:
pivot Doors - Yeaaa or Nayyy?

They are essentially the same but they list as different products. The 1200 wide version is the Pivot LUM5S version. I know this because I had the same argument with…

22 d22 dsteelsteel posted:
pivot Doors - Yeaaa or Nayyy?

The Lumina LUM 5S is not a Pivot Door. The Pivot LUM 5S is the pivot version
You will loose some of the width using the Pivot System but if you…

22 d22 dsteelsteel posted:
Things to do yourself/after handover?

Wow that is a lot of money to throw down after its all done and dusted. I imagine you have quite a large block and house

26 d26 dsteelsteel posted:
Things to do yourself/after handover?

Thanks everyone, I hadn't thought about blinds,I just assumed they weren't part of the build.
It's tricky trying to weigh up the potential savings against the hassle of managing separate…

26 d26 dsteelsteel posted:
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

Hows things going now sparky? Should be just about done yeah?

26 d26 dsteelsteel posted:
Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things done by Builder that I could have organised myself:
Carpeting because they had great prices and requires minimal effort.
Bathroom/Laundry tiling because it was already included and had what we wanted.
Front…

26 d26 dsteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

To check landscaping in my new lot which prevents artificial turf being used out the front.

26 d26 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Ill keep an eye out thanks for the tip. I guess thats why they charge so much for the upgrades :)

28 d28 dsteelsteel posted:
Is concrete slab needed for future decking

I dont believe so. Thats a lot of concrete wasted.

28 d28 dsteelsteel posted:
Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

How is the build going? Any news on final lockup?

29 d29 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So we signed our final contract about two months ago and our slab is down. Not much to see though at the moment..
We had a fair few struggles with…

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

Unfortunately, new builds are rated against current sales so its a hard time.
We had a similar issue and we had to get certain things adjusted and some discounts to…

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

So close yet so far. Hopefully they get it done. Looking good and cant wait to see the final pictures mate.

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Any updates tinkster?

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
Any Questions on Windows and Doors, incl. Energy & Acoustics

I am at the stage of my where I am looking at windows and so far, I have only asked for my upstairs master bedroom to have double glazed…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
HGWA Baldivis

Looks good from what we can see with the photos. Hopefully all goes well.

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6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Coming to the pointy end of our prestart. Actual meeting will be tomorrow were we go through our selections and finish off the electrical. Most of what I mentioned already…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Needs way more detail on why with pictures and a lot more in-depth stuff than the super obvious in my opinion.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Most? The two products I am selecting between dont.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

I guess youll never take your kids camping because of all the wood smoke, or fishing or swimming in the ocean because of all the free floating salts in the…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Lucky LV has far less chance of damage than wood and you only need to replace the single damaged plank versus a whole floor.
Yeah. If you grind up PVC and…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

How much did BT charge you for no handles? I imagine its surely not that much.
We are getting the silk finish probably in Polar White as well.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Great. Another Propoganda story. I can't stand anything that labels anything Made in China as inherently bad just because its made in China.
They talk about LVT as a recycled…

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