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4 d4 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

You've really given us no information whatsoever. P can mean a lot of different things. No one can know if $36000 is too much money, what are you basing your…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Do I have a leg to stand on?

If theyre sending someone out to fix the problem and give you what was in the contract, I don't see what the problem is?

2 months2 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Very Low Income - Large Deposit - will I get a house loan?

Google "Borrowing Capacity Calculator" put your details in there and see what it comes up with as how much you can borrow. Your deposit wont matter if you can't service…

2 months2 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas

Get more than one quote and compare, thats the only way you can tell if the price is fair. 1m slope over the building can cost significant money

2 months2 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Provisional Allowance Refund

I didn't do what you said, but my Fencing quote was $2k more than the actual cost. Once my final payment was made I had $2k in available funds on…

3 months3 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Congratulations! Glad you've made the next step.
I think the master bedroom is a good size, that's the same size as ours and we fit a king bed plus plenty…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Project builder Vs Independent builder

That's a very generalised response. If you're saying all volume builders use all that, then you're a mile away from the truth. Even if the builder you chose to go…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Project builder Vs Independent builder

It really depends on the contractors they use. Building materials are very similar in price, if two builders use the exact same products, then the savings are generally in contractor…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

Exciting times! Tomorrow hopefully everything goes smoothly
Be prepared for months of brokenness now, the bills and the "Oh that would look nice in the new home, lets buy it!!!!" continue…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Cost for 4 bedroom, Single Storey Home

I'd hate to see what you get for <$1000 sqm.
It seems you already have plans? That will save a little but of money, but you'll end up paying roughly…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
What to negotiate with the builder?

It's really hard to tell without knowing exactly how much room they have to play with.
A common one is negotiating a fence or some landscaping into the quote for cheaper…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

It's funny how things can get cheap quickly if you're about to walk away, you don't want to strangle too much though, because I guarantee there will be numerous variations…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
WC Door Clearance Space?

I'd be going a Cavity Slider, there's room for it.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

That seems about what I thought it'd be, we never asked as it would just add into the confusion on where to spend the money, and we quite liked the…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Developer/Builder + Broker Purposely Stalling Finance?

I got my finance in June this year. It took a considerable amount of time to get final approval. 4 weeks or so.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

Congratulations! The fun and frustrating parts about to start! You get to lay in bed at night wondering whether the wall colour is white enough, or whether you chose the…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

This kind of stuff really is personal preference. I have lived with Evaporative cooling most my life, and only a short part of my life with reverse cycle cooling. It'd…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
New Build

I am a week from getting my keys with a GJ build in NSW. They might be different but I doubt it. Youll get a silly electrical plan on paper…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
New Build

Essentially yes. They will Slab then frame, then roof/brick, then the Electrician will walk through the house with you and youll show him exactly where you want all your power…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
New Build

Things like power point locations are added in when you walk through with the electrician, just make sure your allocation is adequate for how many points you want in the…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Footprints in Driveway

Im no expert, but I'd let them try and fix it with their solution and if you're still not happy, then progress further.

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
First home - timeline?

Work on your contract date, and anything before that is a bonus. I wouldn't be asking or thinking about a date right now, it's too early to tell. A lot…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

Congratulations!! Remember you have power before you sign! Make sure you have EVERYTHING added you think you want, including cavity sliders, tiling outdoor areas, façade. Some of these things can…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

I think moving from WIR to standard Robes for bigger bedrooms is a good move. I found everything took a little bit longer then I expected pre-build, then on site…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Recessed sliding door tracks

Is the builder doing your flooring, or are you doing it after handover?

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Building new home

Realistically? First time builder, it will probably take you 6-8 months of research before you start building, then 6-8 months build time depending on what you want built. Don't rush,…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
About facade choice

This is the part of building you get to pick! Facade is very much a personal choice. Generally worth a drive through the estate also to see what fits in.

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Paint

The painters have their cheap set plans with most builders, once you step outside of the plan then they charge like wounded bulls. I was quoted $1000 to paint one…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Casuarina 229 - G.J. Gardner

Looks great, one tip I have is the bathrooms, you can cut into the eaves and it wont cost a great deal of money. I think mine was about $1500…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Single cavity sliding door which can span 2.8 meters?

If you want to close it off, why not extend the wall from 930mm to 1330mm, and then that'll allow you to put double sliders in there?

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