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1 d1 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Contesting council decision

so you'll have to build 2 new houses now? weren't you going to keep the old house?

4 d4 dstrannikstrannik posted:
What happens if land measurement comes short

Isn't the land ownership determined by what's on the plan/title, rather than where the pegs are? So the buyer still owns the land, and the neighbors have knowingly or unknowingly…

5 d5 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Charges for variations before signing contract?

It really depends on what order they are doing things in. Reasonable builders have those clauses to force clients to stop changing their mind every day, so at some point…

6 d6 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Another option could be sliding glass panels. It's all additional costs though.

6 d6 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Signing land contract without building contract

We purchased land first, then picked the builders.
They are two independent contracts anyway. Unless you're buying house & land package, which means you're probably paying extra for the land.
Builders…

6 d6 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Alfresco open on 3 sides?

this is what it looks like

Alfresco open on 3 sides?
6 d6 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Our current house has it the way you described. It's 6m wide and 3m deep, with the door in the middle.
Tbh if I was building this house again, I'd make…

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Hot Water Advice

Yeah that's where I'm getting confused. What people write on the internet doesn't match NCC.
I'm looking at the NCC2019 here: https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/editions/2019-a ... ated-water
For all states it…

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Hot Water Advice

Would you have more information on that?
I've been trying to find out the current state of things (specifically for QLD where we are building) and it seems that the laws…

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

Yeah if you're thinking of buying to live, rather than invest - I'd definitely pay it a visit. The state borders will probably be open by January, if not earlier.
That…

7 d7 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Hot Water Advice

Instant electric would be a potential alternative, but you need to consider running costs

8 d8 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

I'm not familiar with Melbourne but Wynnum/Manly area is not what I personally would call a beach. Or at least it wasn't a proper beach last time I was there,…

9 d9 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

it's already been happening pre-pandemic. pandemic just accelerated the whole thing by 10 years. the business would do it not because they want to be nice, but because it saves…

9 d9 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

that all sounds like too much effort. much easier to just find a better employer and submit your resignation letter.
so in theory - yes, the employer can do all of…

9 d9 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

there's no leverage employers can pull to get people back into the office. we've mostly avoided lock downs up here for the past year, with all offices open. yet the…

10 d10 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

Plans - no. Location - yes. Given that australia isn't going back to the offices even after pandemic is over, the transport to cbd is less important.

12 d12 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Initial Deposit Dispute

there would be no case, the purpose of complaint would be to put it on their record and create problems for them, rather than try and recoup the rest of…

12 d12 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Initial Deposit Dispute

the legal steps will cost you more money than 50% of your deposit.
i'd take as much as you can get out of them, and then complain to wherever you can…

13 d13 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

Would it be fair to say that the need for and the value you get out of building inspector depends on the kind of builder one is going with?

15 d15 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Vanity too high?

we're doing ours at 960, with the half submerged bowl (so another 40 for the bowl or so). if you're building/renovating a house for yourself to live in for a…

16 d16 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Hebel vs Brick Veneer (external walls - new custom double s

That's a very good point. I haven't even considered it when we were offered Hebel in lieu of bricks/render. We declined for other reasons but that one would probably kill…

17 d17 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

going to be hard to do that without trespassing on their property...

17 d17 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

i think i clearly said in my post "other than them not asking first"

17 d17 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Other than them not asking you before doing that, what exactly is your concern with it?
There's going to be a fence there (whether it's bolted to your garage wall, or…

18 d18 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Land Loan first and Construction Loan Later (Does it work?)

It's really something you should've discussed with your broker, but depending on how exactly they structured there could be opportunity to get lmi refund or take into account the LmI…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Advice on Floor Plan for New House

That's quite a large house for 4 people, if you ask me... (even including grandparents in the future)
6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms is A LOT

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20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Statement of Claim NSW

doesn't your contract have definition of practical completion? have they met it by now?

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
To Double Glaze or Not

if you have the money - yes.
up here we paid 12k for 1 window and 1 x 4 panel sliding door.

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Electric pillar on the lot

Would it be one of these: https://brimar.com.au/wp-content/upload ... ting-7.jpg
?
If so, that where your electricity is connected to.

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23 d23 dstrannikstrannik posted:
[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

Also maybe look at other builders too, you don't have to use volume builders to get economical build, and some other buildrs might be more accomodating to fitting a house…

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