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3 d3 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

you can always negotiate, before signing, just don;t do it after signing the tender.

7 d7 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

also i would recommend a light colour tile on the roof, it will reduce heat alot compare to a darker colour.

7 d7 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we didn't add any, as i am replacing the gyprock in the media room, to 16mm gyprock when i do that, i will add the insulations then.
but yeah ACH…

7 d7 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

the tender will go with whatever the basix needs. we have 2 and 4 for wall and ceiling. they also have sarking and tile insulation

8 d8 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Champion homes is the other one that we found the process great. we would have gone with them if the sales person wasn't sick that day lol. design is similar…

10 d10 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we didn't end up upgrading to 2.59. just got 2.59 on the bottom floor. our land is slightly higher then the other houses so upgrading both would have been too…

10 d10 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

at a minimum i would do 2.59 first floor, we find ground at 2.59 is enough for us, but you need to remember it might eat into the total height…

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15 d15 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

it might just be you won't be able to use waffle pod, and it had to be raised. pretty common in the ryde area.

15 d15 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

i'm fairly sure the garage space is not counted in the ratio, check with your council, because it's not liveable space.

17 d17 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

the plumber they used wrote us a quote. but yeah they don't find anyone for you.

17 d17 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

ah ok, yeah the 5.5m is a bit short for us, we we increased it to 6.5m.
just ask them to put in a lead-in from side of house to…

17 d17 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

that's the thing i'm talking about, whatever you do don't get the switch they provide, you won't be able to upgrade it. How do you normally connect to the internet…

17 d17 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

power connection is about $1500, we got the ACH plumber to do the stormwater and pit, and that was another 3k. i would suggest you pre-plan your electricals. especially the…

19 d19 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

with ACH, you do get a final OC at completion so you can do the landscape how you want after handover. but you need to budget it out with at…

1 month1 monthymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

anyways, we had our handover, i can confirm you get Final OC without doing the landscaping.
just a note to everyone in their PCI and final inspection, bring your electrical…

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1 month1 monthymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

i'm glad we got the houspect inspection done, they picked up a number of small things we missed, e.g. the overall paint is substandard and really need another coat. there…

1 month1 monthymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

the whole point of them terminating it and gettting IP camera is i don't need someone to install the camera for me.
if i was going to get someone to…

1 month1 monthymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

had our first disagreement with allcastle today. just a watchout for everyone. datacables to the eaves are not terminated. no plate or plug. so you just paid 165 for a…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

had our PCI today, and everything looks great, no dust in the window sills. jsut some minor items that will get repaired. looking at handover next week.

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2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

it's porcelain tiles. it's about $100 a sq supplied and installed.
we did it because of the waterproof

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2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

this wait is so long, the house has been cleaned for two weeks now and we still haven't got PCI yet.

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we went though da, so will need to check if we need to do landscape or not, but either way we will be doing it asap

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we doing it asap so we can move and it becomes harder to do it later, but the council will give you a interim OC so you can live in…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

i think so, not sure yet, but you will get a interim cert, we getting quotes this weekend. and getting it done as soon as we get handover

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

our flooring turned out very well. the site has been cleaned up so hoping PCI will be soon.

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
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2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

that is nice. we looking for something similar

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

can i ask who you used for landscaping? PM is fine. cheers

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

pretty excited, but also daunted by the fact we have some much landscaping to do in the near future. i am budgeting another 50k to that. hopefully it will be…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we are near completion, the temporary fencing has been removed, and carpet and flooring all in place, only thing left is the appliances.

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

love our main flooring, so glad we went with the timber look tiles. not cheap but worth it.

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
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