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1 month1 monththe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Knock down and new build

Undercover architect has tips in season 1 of her podcast. I would suggest bedroom at front and a courtyard/alfresco in the middle.

1 month1 monththe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Budget for lighting - post handover

Hi all,
I’m planning to get the builder to do standard batten lights/minimal downlights and a sparky to come in post handover to do the remainder for a 3x2. As such,…

1 month1 monththe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
3m ceilings volume builder Sydney

My current home is split level so entrance, living and master have 3m ceilings. We have standard doors at 2m and windows are 2.7m. The windows have a transom but…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help - increased ceiling height (doors/windows)

Oh, I hadn’t thought about floor to ceiling curtains. I’ll ask if I can match them, see what they say. ><
Yes, the opening is floor to ceiling then you walk…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help - increased ceiling height (doors/windows)

I’ve qualified for a promo so ceiling has now increased to 30c (2.57m) and windows increased accordingly. They let me upgrade the door heights as well ($450 for internal and…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Home builder scheme

Sorry. Wrong thread. I have no idea how to delete a post.

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Home builder scheme

I’ve just read the application form and the deadline for applications is 31 December 2020 for the govt grant. They also say to only apply after construction has started but…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design our own home plans?

Ask them to show you their other designs or bring what you’re thinking of as an example. They have tons of designs that aren’t on the website either

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design our own home plans?

If you want to be able to get quotes etc and compare prices/ get competitive rates then suggest you go down draftsperson/architect route. If I had the time I would…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Black framed steel doors

I know you can get colonial bars added to standard windows so you can get that type of look, not sure about doors. It’s obviously not the same though. Or…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Building my first house WA

I’m going through the process myself (not with Ross North) and it seems like you sign a document (and pay them a deposit) before they start working on detailed drawings…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Ducted rangehood question

Thanks. :D I’ve always grown up with this and now realising this is not an issue for other people.

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Ducted rangehood question

In my current (old) house, I’m pretty sure the rangehood is ducted. But instead of going directly outside it seems to be connected to the ducted air con so all…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Government $40-50k stimulus rebate on new builds

If you read the two PDF documents on the grant on the Treasury website, if both people are listed as owners then both need to be Australian citizens.

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Landscaping or decking

Decking

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Vacant land with existing fencing - do we need to pay?

I highly doubt the neighbours would be able to get any money from you for fencing done years ago. How would they leverage you to pay?

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Does our current mortgage bank need know knockdown rebuild?

Yes. You need to get their consent first.

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Stamp Duty Question

If you qualify for FHOG then yes you should get your bank to apply for the FHO rate of duty for you. Do it as soon as you can as…

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3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Which type of flooring would you choose and why?

Have you had a look at hybrid flooring? It looked to me more realistic than the vinyl plank and is apparently 100% waterproof.
The ones I liked (mid range?) were…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design of small bathroom.

Can you build out/move toilet door forward to make the combined space more of a square? Then keep the toilet/vanity/shower in current configuration so plumbing wouldn’t have to change. But…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
What is a rough cost to raise ceiling? (refer link)

To the top of door, not frame.

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Able to claim tax on Land Surveying?

This is definitely a question for your tax agent but from detail you’ve provided I’d say it’s a capital works and can be deducted but not all in one go…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
What is a rough cost to raise ceiling? (refer link)

When you raise ceilings you should think about the doors and windows as well. Most display homes have 31c ceiling and 28c doors. I saw some that didn’t upgrade the…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Kitchen Design input

I say second. Mainly because the fridge is then closer to the cooktop and sink, so makes it easier when you’re cooking (the idea is that there should be a…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help where to put alfresco

It seems like such a shame to have theatre and study along the north side. Theatre would be perfect for where the living room is as they normally have minimal…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help! How to decide on a builder without quotes

Are you in WA? The display homes have been so busy when I went through because of all the grants we get. Do you mind telling me who the other…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help! How to decide on a builder without quotes

Mmmm yep. The small builder now refuses to even give me a rough number/range or generic $/sqm (which makes me think he’s out of my budget) unless I put down…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
How to buy Land?

Not at all an expert, just based on what I’ve learnt. You need to look out for anything that will increase your site costs or reduce resale value, this should…

3 months3 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help! How to decide on a builder without quotes

Thanks. The amount used to be $1,500 which I would have been willing to pay but because of the grants they’ve got too much business. 😩
I’ll go back to them…

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