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TrickyRickyDoo

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3 d3 dTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Setback dispensation reasons and how likely to get it approv

When we deviated from our setback it changed us from a CDC to DA, but there didn't seem to be any issues. However, we did speak to all of our…

4 d4 dTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Montgomery Homes

Thats quite reassuring, it's difficult times for builders.

4 d4 dTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

We got our DA on 18 March and contract was signed 6th May.

9 d9 dTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Home Building Blogs

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1 month1 monthTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Please comment on proposed home layout

Is there any reason that you've gone for a carport rather than a three car garage? This seems to be a popular addition and no-one ever has a big enough…

1 month1 monthTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Montgomery Homes

Honestly, I can't say. The only reason we are sticking with Montgomery is because of their local reputation amongst a number of friends who live in Montgomery built houses. That…

1 month1 monthTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building a new House in “uncertain times”

We are on the verge of signing a contract to build and have a knockdown and rental property lined up. The pre-construction phase has taken us nearly a year and…

2 months2 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Montgomery Homes

Hi Vanessa,
We locked in June 2021, it's been quite a long pre-construction process. We were never given an option to lock in a price, but were assured on a number…

2 months2 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Montgomery Homes

We have the Development Application and Construction Certificate in hand, construction plans are in progress and expecting contract signing within the next 3-4 weeks.
However, last week we were hit with…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Home networking future proofing

Yep, good question. For me it was more about having options. If the mesh works well without being hard wired then I can use the Ethernet connections for other uses.…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Home networking future proofing

It doesn't, however I was concerned with our house design that unless we'd need a greater number of mesh devices to provide a strong signal across the entire house. I've…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Home networking future proofing

We've included two data cables in our tender and this is purely hardwire the additional mesh wifi access points, this should give us strong wifi on all three levels of…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

Thanks for the update. Out of curiosity, was it MH delays that resulted in the contract signing taking so long?

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Montgomery Homes

Hi Molly,
We have increased to around $1850 per sqm, however the base price hasn't changed and much of this increase is due to our selections and modifications. The price increases…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

Our day has been in for about 3 weeks. Lake Macquarie council seem to be reasonably quick at working through the DA.

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

Yes, our DA should be approved imminently. It's been an unexpectedly long journey. The only reason we've stayed with Montgomery is that several friends have built with them and the…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

So I'm guessing you all received the letter from Montgomery today advising about the impacts of COVID-19 and the delays? Not really sure what it actually means. I wondered whether…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Build cost predications post 2022

It's a tricky situation for us, we are living in our knockdown property and it's not suited for our family so holding off isn't an option. Our options are some…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Build cost predications post 2022

No, nothing in writing.

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Build cost predications post 2022

Wow, I didn't realise that. We are already concerned about price increases as it's taken longer than 6 months for the pre-build design/Council DA etc, although so far the builder…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Build cost predications post 2022

We are pretty close to contract signing, we've been given the draft 46 week HIA contract. I've had a look through the planning portal for our area and checked the…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Build cost predications post 2022

Whats the average contract time now? Are some builders managing to get materials and progress quicker than others? Any improvements in sight?

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Driveway/pathway changes - exempt development

Our builder has put in a design for the driveway which overall is good, however once the build is completed I'd like to see what the options are for extra…

3 months3 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

Has anyone had any progress?

4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

We paid our deposit last June, have all our selections completed, awaiting DA submission imminently.
Our tender expiry was extended by 2 months and really don't want to be hit…

4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

That's not good, where are you building? Are you on a new site or a knock down rebuild? How close are you to having plans submitted to council?

4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Our new build is 285sqm of living area (not including garage) and they've included a 20kw system.

4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Ceiling Fan Light

We have an electrical selection for our new house next week and they've sent me the prices which is making me question some choices for the smaller bedrooms. Originally was…

4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Hotondo Homes in Administration

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-20/ ... /100753440
"More construction companies will fold this year as lock-in contracts leave builders unable to pass on the rising cost of labour and supplies, the…

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4 months4 monthsTrickyRickyDooTrickyRickyDoo posted:
Building with Montgomery Homes

Just an update to mention that Montgomery homes extended our tender expiry by 2 months due to the delays and have "assure you that regardless of any material shortages and…

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