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Joined 15 September 2019
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6 months6 monthsV002V002 posted:
Retaining wall issue - Who's to blame here

Here's the issue. 2 properties being built at the same time, side by side, 2 different builders.
Property on the left of the photo, is mine. The right is my…

Retaining wall issue - Who's to blame here
7 months7 monthsV002V002 posted:
Material/Timber Shortages, Delays and Cancellations

In Brisbane, message from my builder Friday. Warning of price increases starting Dec 2021, with some coming into effect Jan/Feb 2022, and delays are expected
Roofing (Colorbond, Truecore)
Steel (Reinforcing Bar,…

1 year1 yearV002V002 posted:
Looking for home networking installer - Brisbane only

Looking for a home networking installer, for a new build in Brisbane. Google is my friend I know. However, looking to hear from people who've used a particular company and…

1 year1 yearV002V002 posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Unfortunately I'd forgotten to update this post. DC living were guessing on our noise category. No testing had been done. This was a year ago and I had little knowledge…

1 year1 yearV002V002 posted:
Sloping block builder suggestions Brisbane pls

I've chosen to go with Pathway Homes for my sloped block
They've built a number of homes in my area, where sloped blocks are common. They've been OK so far.…

1 year1 yearV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

I would contact your State Treasury and ask for clarification. Unfortunately at this time of year that could be difficult.

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Significant update - The administrative directives have changed in regards to substantial renovations (knockdown rebuilds)
Paragraph 20c
c. a contract for the building of a new home on the land which replaces…

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2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

I agree the house price should have been the only consideration. Because of the land value in my area + the house build we are only $30,000-$40,000 over the $750,000…

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2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Out of curiosity I looked at the QLD Treasury website today

The example listed show only 3. There was originally 4
Example – multiple contracts for one renovation.
Nadine is project…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Why won't you be eligible?
Yes we had already decided to sell 1 of the lots on our property and rebuild. Covid screwed up the timeline though. Had to cancel everything…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

That 250 or so were just the applications. So far zero people have been approved or received any money.

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Final update. I've been assured that the inconsistencies I've pointed out regarding substantial renovations have been raised at the Commonwealth level (The Federal Government) I was told to test my…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Custom builder in Brisbane - any suggestion?

Pathway Homes at The Grange, Evermore Homes at Canon Hill. H4 at Bulimba
I'm personally going with Pathway Homes. I also have a sloped block as with many in my area.…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

It seems Homebuilder is aimed more towards first home buyers. First home owner grants + Homebuilder is what most builders are advertising. Your only option is a lowset house under…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Update. Been advised that bundling the demo into a prelim with my builder is not a good idea. Could open me up to some legal issues. So if you've gone…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

I do have multiple quotes from Demolition companies. That list for those companies was provided to me by the builder I will sign a substantial renovation contract with, probably this…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

That's partially the reason I wanted to pick my own demo contractor. Other part is I wanted a local demo company. Big believer in supporting local business. The list did…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

It still could work out in my favour. If I sign a substantial renovation contract with my builder now. Then pay my builder and my builder pays the demolition company.…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

After reading the guideline numerous times. IF you're doing a knockdown and rebuild you will need a substantial renovation contract. NOT a comprehensive building contract.
Comprehensive building contract puts you…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

All States must follow these Federal Government administrative guidelines. It is worth reading because each State measures all application against these guidelines.

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Further update. Spoken with Treasury just now. I am right, technically. However the Federal Governments administrative guidelines dictate you must have a knockdown rebuild contract with your builder. So even…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

An update to this. After many, many emails to politicians. I had a call from Treasury. I was told the rules were clear and I didn't qualify because of the…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Today I spoke with a QLD Treasury official trying to figure out if our build is considered a knockdown rebuild. We meet all the requirements, perfectly. I read the FAQ…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Yes I am in QLD and it will be a double storey build. Waiting on a costing now. Won't be signing anything until I know exactly how much this will…

2 years2 yearsV002V002 posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

I recently found out this was a requirement for our new house. 3/4 of the land are in category 4. Anyone had experience with the extra cost associated with this?…

3 years3 yearsV002V002 posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

That's something I'm looking into atm. The property was bought before September 1985 so I'm curious if the sale would be exempt from CGT. Talking to a solicitor this week…

3 years3 yearsV002V002 posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

I'm all good with a business maximizing their profits but not at our expense. Yep you're 100% right nobody is holding a gun to our head. It is obvious to…

3 years3 yearsV002V002 posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

Yes, I'm exploring the other options now. It will be tough, but this 'proposal' put to us stinks the more I look into it. It will take time to do…

3 years3 yearsV002V002 posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

Thank you this has been so helpful

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