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Joined 3 December 2018
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13 d13 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Land / Building Contract - Things to look out for

Welcome!
On the first part, you'll never get a break down on the build item by item. That is for the builder to know. You'll just get a complete price…

14 d14 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Anyone up to date with the technology? Brand new home, with NBN FFTP. Is it still best to install Cat6 into the Media room and study, or is that going…

26 d26 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Built in robes

Mess around with the Ikea Wardrobe builder. It's fun and you can see what you can fit into your space. Then take that to someone who does robes (Luckily, the…

28 d28 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Thanks. It works out about $500 more for my kitchen to get AbsoluteMatte wrapped like laminate. I am leaning towards 2pac though.

28 d28 dSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

If it isn't included in your contract to be rebated, then I guess it can be however they like.
IMO $310 isn't bad for that. I am not an…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Thanks so much, I was under the impression it would be significantly more expensive. I'll ask my Kitchen company how much that would cost, what would the quality of that…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Unfortunately the Fingerprint Free finish isn't available in the panels (So not available for the Cupboard Doors and Drawers). Wrapping and mounting it on board is extremely expensive as its…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Thanks for the reply, I've never had 2pac before, I was just told that it can chip easily. It's just my partner and I, no kids. It sounds like this…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Hi,
We're currently in the building process and we fell in love with some Navy Blue kitchens we seen. When we went to the kitchen company, we loved the new…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Metricon using our build as a display home to sell more home

It's personal choices, but if my builder was happy to show people my house, then I'd be happy. I'd rather that than the opposite where they don't want anyone to…

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Final build cost per m2???

Single story here, includes fencing, dishwasher, oven, driveway, LED downlights. Pretty much everything except landscaping. This came in at $1600ish

1 month1 monthSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Stone upgrade costs with builder ???

Really depends on your builder. If they outsource your kitchen to another company, you can always go talk to that company and organise to pay the difference in cash rather…

2 months2 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Gaps on exterior

You have warranty for a reason. I would be asking the builder, even if you just send him some pictures via email and see what he replies.

3 months3 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Anything I'm missing??

If you know who you're going to build with, bring them into the conversation now before you plunge into the land.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi MIchelle, have you had any experience with the Plantino Engineered Timber flooring? I have a smaller house and to upgrade from Laminate/Hybrid to Plantino is about $3-6k, which I…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Need Expert advice on eaves level issue

Ask your private building inspector that you used for the build, they should be familiar with your build and will have first hand knowledge of the builders practices.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
What will happen to the brickworks if it rained heavily on t

If you're worried you should book in your private inspector to go check It for you.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Just following up on the Pryzm hybrid flooring by Armstrong Flooring. Went and seen a couple that had been laid. We will not be going that way. If you lock…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Getting out of HIA contract

It can depend on what stage you are at? Generally (most decent companies) will only charge you for what work they have already completed. If you haven't went to site…

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Show us your Walk in Robe...

I removed the fitout that the builder quoted (Just a hanging rail and a bank of shelves) and I was refunded about 30% of what it cost me to go…

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4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Itemised Build Invoice

You'll never get an itemized bill I doubt. The problem is, if the builder goes over on one part of the build and under on another part, then of course…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks Michelle, Yes I was talking about the Hybrid flooring. We were looking at the Pryzm (by Armstrong Flooring). It's 6.5mm, it'll be interesting to see how they feel when…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle. We were originally going with tile flooring in the main living areas in our new build.
When we went to a flooring company they showed us this product.…

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5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

Now you've added the kitchen plans to the original post, you should be able to take them to task for not having it installed as per plans.

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

I think you're going to struggle with this one. Unless you specified what you wanted exactly and it's written somewhere that's signed by both, then they probably wont fix it.…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Generally it is calculated as a deposit, and taken off the contracted price. This of course depends on your contract. Check the contract.

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

That seems extremely expensive to go from 400x400 to 600x300? That's almost my allowance for my tiling from scratch (Not just upgrade) and mine includes 600x300.. If thats what they…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Site cost - fixed price

Hi Dakoda,
Start with the land as the price is more fixed then the build. Find the average price of a block of land in an estate you maybe interested…

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

That's the problem with the "promotions". Unfortunately there's a lot of these advertised and you aren't actually saving any money, as they add it in elsewhere, or have a limited…

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

What was the variation cost they offered you back if you did tiling after handover? Assuming that tiling was already in your contract price. Will that cover cost of tiles…

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