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

my landscaper. got them to do everything, fence retaining wall driveway, grass. paths
all up 50k

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

we got wood looking tiles, it looks great. I wouldn't use the electricians for other electrical work, their work wasn't that great. we had messed up wiring upstairs with a…

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

yes depending on the tiles and how many bathrooms. we paid 9k for all bathrooms, floor to ceiling, plus upgraded the ground floor tiles to porcelain.
but 6k is around…

2 months2 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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.…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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…

3 months3 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 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.

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

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

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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,

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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.

4 months4 monthsymiao4398ymiao4398 posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

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

4 months4 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.

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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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5 months5 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.

5 months5 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.

5 months5 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.

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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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5 months5 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…

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