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2 d2 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Variation Payment

i'd ask the builder. some builders are happy for people to deal directly with tradies if they want something extra/changed, but some require everything going through their office.

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Cost of single storey build

with quotes being that far apart (and assuming those quotes are like for like and aren't just from sales people) i'd start looking into what each builder brings to the…

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Cost of single storey build

do you really need to though? you're either happy with the price, or you're not. if you're not - you can question it and see if it can come down,…

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7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

when we were thinking about building our first house, i've read a lot of the horror stories in their reviews (to be fair not just metricon but other volume builders…

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7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Home builder grant

if the contract was signed in Dec 2020 it will most likely be a loss for the builder, if they were to build right now (and you'd have to pay…

11 d11 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

Surely a company the size of metricon shouldn't depend on CEO for day to day business?

18 d18 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Build cost increases - Brisbane

By the time you get it all done it will probably go up another 20k. I'd shop around, but do it within the period your current price is valid for.

19 d19 dstrannikstrannik posted:
white mortar charges

Ours was about 1-1.5k. Not sure on m2, but it's a large lowset
I don't think your builder will accept hearsay from the internet though...

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Benchtop caesarstone colour

I'd match the stone. 40mm looks better than 20

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
QLD - Increased QBCC Insurance Cover

It's a question only you can answer. Depends on how likely you think your builder is to go under at a stage where more than 200k will be required…

24 d24 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Cut and Fill

what about deeper cut and retaining wall at the back, instead of cut and fill?

1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Tiled showerbase vs Polymarble

i would've thought that they need to waterproof the base under the tiles regardless of where it is, to avoid those leaks. the only thing you'll have to do is…

1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Building delays

no it shouldn't, unless you have explicitly put it in the contract as a special condition.
you not providing the evidence of title to the builder constitutes a delay outside of…

1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Building delays

Does it have 'Commencement' clause in general conditions?
Our HIA contract (QLD) does, and it references Item 14 of the contract (Anticipated start date) which has a number in days…

1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Building on a dam

Not if it has been filled and compacted properly with controlled fill. Your soil report will probably come back as H2/P, so will need to allow for extra slab costs.

1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Building Dispute - CHANGE of FLOOR PLAN WITHOUT CONSULTATION

It'd be whatever your house costs divided by the floor area. Either a base price before extra inclusions, or the total price.

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1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Building Dispute - CHANGE of FLOOR PLAN WITHOUT CONSULTATION

Unless you're happy to accept price reduction based on cost per m2, and your builder agrees to that, you need to engage a construction lawyer for proper legal advice.

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1 month1 monthstrannikstrannik posted:
Will Construction Costs come down? KDR...

I wouldn't bank on any significant price drops.

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2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Roof leak

How often does it leak? Is it during every rain, or only during particularly nasty storms? We've had a similar leak during the particularly nasty storms in qld last month,…

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence Installation

it doesn't "need" to be installed at all during the build. generally people install it after the house is completed as it can block access required on narrow lots

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Stockland Land Contracts/Subject to Finance

It was 2 months after projected date. Was supposed to be May-Jun for titling, ended up being last days of July.

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Stockland Land Contracts/Subject to Finance

We've bought the land from Stockland about a year ago. To satisfy the 'finance pre-approval' part, all they really needed is a copy of an e-mail from broker/bank that states…

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2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Adding PowerPoint's to new build

We had 17 included, ended up with 50 not including the ones you get for standard appliances.

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Adding PowerPoint's to new build

i'd at least triple the number of power points provided 'for free' by the builder. and you'll probably still find yourself after construction thinking 'i wish i've put a pp…

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Laminated tinted windows vs 3M film

whether it's necessary or not really depends on your priorities, the house layout as well as the height/position of the properties around you.
not having those things won't make your house…

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Access to backyard on a narrow lot

should be plenty to get a Dingo through, they are usually about 1m wide.

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Putting off new build due to inflation

if you've signed a contract already, you're probably ok (unless your builder is very bad at managing their builds/costs).
it's more of a problem while you're in a pre-contract stage. if…

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2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Check with your bank whether they will accept such schedule

2 months2 monthsstrannikstrannik posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

i would've thought they would need to build as per plans. this isn't a minor deviation.

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