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4 d4 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

we had our tiles from Beautiful tiles. but some had it from colortiles and some from beaumont so it depends.
the standard range is not ugly, just really really thin.…

21 d21 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

have you budgeted out additional money for selections? considering the free powerpoints and light points is not enough for the build?
also random costs that might popup? e.g. after you…

28 d28 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

running wires is not the problem, getting in there is, unless you cut the gyprock,there is no crawl space.

28 d28 dymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

not deep, around 50cm to 60cm. i think just enough for ducts.

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

of course you can do it later, i'm just saying the longer you leave it the more costly it is, also water will pile up around the house if the…

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

the facade cost does not include full brick on the back wall, if you want full brick it's another 6k-9kish.
DA costs are all included, unless additional BASIX upgrades are…

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

just one thing to remember, the longer you leave landscaping the harder it is to clear, our land was like a forest after handover,

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

then negotiate for some additional infinity selection vouchers.
it's going to be really expensive later if you don't have the Light points on the groundfloor, even if they are just…

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

drop less then 1m, but we had about nearly 30 drop beam edges as it's not a consistent drop, but just one quadrant.
it's actually 15k for site cost, i…

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

electrical, expect at least 10k,
colour depends on what you want, we only spend 15k. we actually removed all carpeting from upper floor and did full tiles with the flooring…

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

Have a look at champion homes. At least u got the site inspection done.
But 100k is about right. Ours on waffle pod was 30k site cost.

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

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

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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.

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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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2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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.

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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.

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

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

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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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3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

3 months3 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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