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17 h17 hsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

I read your posts, I get it now, you wanted the Hampton look that would suit your block. Beautiful house, are you getting stage inspections for your build ie frame,…

17 h17 hsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Awesome house but PD is really obscure here in Queensland although I know you are Victorian from your earlier post.
Did you consider other more established Queensland builders or Metricon which…

20 h20 hsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon

Nah mate, disagree. It's a free market economy we live in, I always ask for discounts and only buy from the retailer that does the best deal. You actually don't…

1 d1 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon

Didn't say retailer would do it, I said get a quote then see if the retailer will discount you the amount. Worth a try

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2 d2 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon

Don't bother getting M to do it. It'll cost more than it is worth.
You could try and get the fridge retailer to factor it in ie they might give you…

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2 d2 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Provincial Homes

Be careful withholding money, the builder can sue you for breach of contract.
Make sure you understand what's in your contract, terms and definitions, clauses etc and don't give the builder…

2 d2 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
HELP NEEDED ASAP

Whatever is in your contract, read it

2 d2 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon

I believe it's best to get your site costs fixed to include everything including piers etc. Also ask for discounts off home base price and get specials eg kitchen upgrades,…

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4 d4 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

And always be civil and nice. Catch more flies with honey right

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4 d4 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Demolition - tree removal

Call your council, lodge application etc, get quotes.

6 d6 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

+ 1 darbecca very good

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7 d7 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

If you refuse to sign with that clause then you are basically telling the builder that their little admin fee is going to cost them your business.
They might just…

7 d7 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

Don't bother getting legal advice, the contract isn't signed anyway.
Also, if you do get legal advice on the building contract, then you have waived away your statutory cooling off…

7 d7 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

Put it in writing that you refuse to sign the contract with that clause. Also request all your engineering etc thus far and balance refund.
You can't possibly engage a…

7 d7 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Right to have stage inspections

You can choose not to sign the contract, just get a new builder.

9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Surveyors role

I can happily recommend Darbecca anyway.

9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Get your own report done while you wait. If yours is worse, then give to the builder and they will probably use yours. I had 3 different soil testers and…

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9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Surveyors role

Darbecca, happily recommend

9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Surveyors role

Yep, that is why you will see countless people here recommend an independent building inspection service like Darbecca

10 d10 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Choosing a project builder

Hi,
Get min 2 soil tests from the same soil testers the project builders use ($500 each). Don't worry, they don't mind telling you who they use. Also make sure…

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11 d11 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Works

Sorry if I sounded too abrupt, I genuinely am relieved for you and wish you well on your journey. Just keep positive, it will work out

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11 d11 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Works

Move on, you've hardly spent anything. Cut your losses, dodged a bullet, lucky.

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14 d14 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Get minimum 2 independent soil testers to do 2 separate soil tests, min 3 boreholes and depth to below natural soil (ie under the fill).
Then take the worst soil test…

18 d18 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

Yeah, try and backfill with compacted clay or clay plus roadbase , something non permeable, then grade it away to slope towards the neighbours. This will create a spoon drain…

18 d18 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

No it's not their job to always tell you where they are up to mate.
You tell them in writing when you want your inspection ie frame stage etc and…

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