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Joined 6 October 2010
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3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Not proceeding to build contract in QLD

I'm at the pre-contract stage with a builder in QLD. They haven't been transparent with their pricing and their timeframes have been less than desired. I really don't want to…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
HIA contract for house slide and raise in Qld

I've just appointed a house restumping company to slide and raise a house on my block of land, so that the block can be subdivided into two lots. I have…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Best way to estimate major renovation.

I'm about to have a house slid a few meters and raised. Cost is just under 35k for house raise and slide and builder is around 50k to complete the…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
OPINIONS WANTED - DIXON HOMES???

Have you received a fixed price tender with Dixon yet? I found their pricing great but when I started asking about inclusions the cost was getting higher and higher eg…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Can the existing front fence stay?

I'm building on a block that has an existing 1m fence and gates along the front perimeter. It is concreted into the ground so it will need an excavator to…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Getting tenders - NSW v QLD

I've built in NSW a few times before and I usually get two different builders to give me an itemized tender based on soil test. Each cost under 1k…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Regatta 2920 (Planbuild -Brisbane) - Handover complete :)

I'm about to pay for a tender with PB (and one other builder). I'm building an investment property and live in Sydney so I need a company who is going…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Turnkey package builders in Brisbane

Thanks for your replies. The land is at chermside. An in the process of splitting an existing block into 2.

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Contour Plans and Site costs

Looks like a 1.4m slope to me but it is at least 1m. Most builders allow for 0.5m and each charge differently for any more fall than that. This may…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
Turnkey package builders in Brisbane

I've just started doing the rounds in brissie for an investment property to be built. Living in Sydney I'm not able or interested in organizing all the extra bits myself…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
HIA Sydney HomeShow 2014 - Free Double Passes

Thanks home one. I was a bit late in requesting them so wasnt sure if they'd arrive today. I'm heading to the show in a few hours so would be…

3 years3 yearszozozozo posted:
HIA Sydney HomeShow 2014 - Free Double Passes

My tickets didn't arrive on time so I'm looking for the promo code too. Homeone didn't work on the promo code cell to buy tix.

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
How much per square for a custom build?

We are doing a custom build with Wincrest. They were one of the few project builders who would work with our sloping block. They are reasonably priced and we have…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Anyone building with Wincrest?

Hi jj, I read your thread in full about a month ago as Wincrest mentioned your build to us. Is good to hear positive feedback.
We've just received the first set…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Pergola frames but no covering, what is the purpose?

Like a previous poster mentioned, it gives a house a bit of character rather than just finishing with a flat drop. in our estate, we are not supposed to have…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

Cosmo contracts were extremely front loaded. Apparently they were one of the worst builders for this. At the creditors meeting there were people who'd paid 50% of the construction cost…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Anyone building with Wincrest?

We signed our tender this week to start the ball rolling on approvals to build our home. Hopefully it won't be too long until our plans are ready for council.…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Has anyone decided not to build after purchasing land?

We've just received tenders for our proposed build. The rough figures quoted by the builders are between 100-200K over the initial price quoted by the builders. We went to a…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Footrest in shower? any ideas?

One of the display homes in the new Kellyville village has a step in the shower. I can't remember which one it was between Wisdom, Provincial, Fowler or Wincrest.

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs

We are at tender stage for our 8m fall block. We have tenders with two project builders and one custom builder. I started by walking around a display village with…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

Re storage and accommodation, we were reimbursed once we moved into our new place. As we had to move to a hotel for a few weeks, we were reimbursed the…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?

We've just gotten our first tender back and they only have a provision for piering and soil removal. I believe that the provisional figure is way below what it is…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder

We're at tender stage with a few builders and two of them have offered us a $1000 rebate if we go with them over the other builder, so effectively we…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

Thinking of you all :( This time last year I was 7.5 months pregnant, living in a hotel with my husband and toddler until our home…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?

Thanks for your replies, this has been a great help.
HomeAngels, did you retain the balcony but just move it to a different location so it wasn't over the alfresco?…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?

We are about to receive our tender costs and one is many thousands higher than the preliminary costing given to us last week. We assume that the massive price difference…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?

We are in tender stage of building and will be doing so in a popular part of the estate for premium custom builds. We can't afford custom build but want…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Excavation and slab costs

We were told by our last builder that one of us (or a family member/friend) had to be on site when the piers were poured. They didn't say why, just…

5 years5 yearszozozozo posted:
Laundry flooded - advice on damage?

We had a weird bubbling sound that hubby didn't think much of but I made him write it down in the 3 month check. Some time later the laundry flooded.…

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