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Joined 3 December 2018
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3 months3 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Ceiling cornice

Personal choices. You're going to come across a lot of these during the building process.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Is a swimming pool worth it?

No one except you can put a price on the entertainment value. Adding value to your house? Not the same amount as you spend on the pool.

4 months4 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Solar Power System Huawei Sun 2000 5kW or Fronius Symo 5.0kW

We moved into our new build in December, had solar by January. We only had single phase into the house. My biggest regret was not running 3-phase to the house…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Initial slab and frame commenced

The floating vanities actually are plumbed into the wall, this is correct. Not sure about the other one without photos.

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Additions after contract

All those questions are hard to answer as each builder will have different policies on those matters. It should be a conversation you have with the builder.
Some builders wont let…

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Austral Brick Silver with Off-White or Natural Grey Mortar?

Upgrade to off-white mortar colour? That really shouldn't cost anything one wouldn't think

5 months5 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
GJ Gardner cost

Each area is run by a different franchise, who have different standard inclusions and different prices. You'd need to talk to the local area and the salesman should be able…

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
"$800+gst including travel" ??? What does it mean?

It's not really an unknown, GST is a fixed rate set by the government. Most companies will quote without GST added, but yes might as well wait for the other…

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
"$800+gst including travel" ??? What does it mean?

$800 + $80 GST (10%) = $880. Includes travel in that price.

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
"$800+gst including travel" ??? What does it mean?

$880. He would have said excluding travel otherwise.

6 months6 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Underbench oven or not?

My build had a 900mm under bench, it's fine. If I was using 2 x 600mm I'd have them stacked on the left side with the microwave if you can…

8 months8 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Save YOUR bricks

My builder asked before we built if we wanted them to put the leftover bricks on a pallet and put the pallet in the back corner. We of course agreed,…

8 months8 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
Garden shed whose responsibility

This all should be in your contract. If it isn't then it's not a requirement of the builder

8 months8 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 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…

9 months9 monthsSteve4216Steve4216 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?

10 months10 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…

11 months11 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

11 months11 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…

12 months12 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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1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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…

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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…

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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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1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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…

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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…

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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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1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 posted:
WC Door Clearance Space?

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

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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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1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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.

1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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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1 year1 yearSteve4216Steve4216 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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