Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 5 of 31 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast
    Results 101 to 125 of 760

    Thread: OT: Projekt Haus II

    1. Member mikinoz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 20th, 2005
      Location
      Blue Mountains
      Posts
      3,663
      Vehicles
      Ibiza Cupra 16v
      11-23-2010 06:08 PM #101
      I got a degree in the discipline of Architecture once - have not had much use for it...

    2. Moderator Sloth's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 5th, 2002
      Location
      Sydney, Australia
      Posts
      6,238
      Vehicles
      Audi A3 2.0TQ, VW Jetta 2.0T
      11-23-2010 07:14 PM #102
      "You know, the stupidest guy in my fraternity became an architect – after he flunked out of dental school! Congratulations, young man."
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    3. Member R'chitect's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 14th, 2004
      Location
      Back with the convicts
      Posts
      1,656
      11-23-2010 09:07 PM #103
      New Zealand Institute of Architects Award November 10th:


      Workshop, a shop fit-out in an existing Ponsonby building, by Pohio Adams Pty Ltd, was the only winner in the Interior Architecture category.
      Jurors said the fitout employed elegance and restraint to achieve its aims and was "a fine example of architecture closely and productively allying itself with fine art".


      http://workshop.co.nz/

      I'm happy with my career, just not my bank account.

    4. 11-23-2010 09:15 PM #104
      congrats, chris! finally, the accolades..

    5. Member VDUB2C's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2002
      Location
      www.gadgets4geeks.com.au
      Posts
      6,877
      Vehicles
      '10 Golf GTD
      11-23-2010 09:25 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Thanks.

      It's a bit tricky to explain online, but our only motivation for going owner-builder is to get around the red tape that is currently preventing our builder from starting. So, while in theory we would be owner-builder, in practice it will be the usual client-builder relationship, we won't be doing any of the work.

      Also, we will be living on site during the build, so we haven't even got to the really painful bits yet.
      speak with your bank manager/broker as well before deciding.. banks HATE the words OWNER and BUILDER put together. I understand what you're going for by circumventing the MBA, however to a bank it's clear cut.

      Just saying make sure your money is sorted before starting up.
      happy to help if need be
      VW MKVI Golf GTD - Black | Sunroof | MDi | Manual | RNS-510 | Hyper Silver GTC CX 18" | ChipExpress

    6. 11-23-2010 09:57 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      nice one. you use kreons?

    7. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2004
      Posts
      21,759
      11-23-2010 10:00 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      New Zealand Institute of Architects Award November 10th:


      Workshop, a shop fit-out in an existing Ponsonby building, by Pohio Adams Pty Ltd, was the only winner in the Interior Architecture category.
      Jurors said the fitout employed elegance and restraint to achieve its aims and was "a fine example of architecture closely and productively allying itself with fine art".


      http://workshop.co.nz/

      I'm happy with my career, just not my bank account.
      I would love to utilise your service one day...if you are cheap. I am Azn afterall.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    8. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      11-23-2010 10:30 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      speak with your bank manager/broker as well before deciding.. banks HATE the words OWNER and BUILDER put together. I understand what you're going for by circumventing the MBA, however to a bank it's clear cut.

      Just saying make sure your money is sorted before starting up.
      happy to help if need be
      Thanks Yianni, that's all under control...

      We've looked into that and it's not problem with either of our options of ANZ or NAB. In the end we have decided to stick with ANZ, firstly, which means we have a good 10+ year history with them (which probably means SFA to them anyway, haha) and, secondly, our mortgage broker has been through the owner/builder process so is happy to lend advice too.

    9. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      11-23-2010 10:31 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      New Zealand Institute of Architects Award November 10th:


      Workshop, a shop fit-out in an existing Ponsonby building, by Pohio Adams Pty Ltd, was the only winner in the Interior Architecture category.
      Jurors said the fitout employed elegance and restraint to achieve its aims and was "a fine example of architecture closely and productively allying itself with fine art".


      http://workshop.co.nz/

      I'm happy with my career, just not my bank account.


      Nice one.

    10. Moderator Sloth's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 5th, 2002
      Location
      Sydney, Australia
      Posts
      6,238
      Vehicles
      Audi A3 2.0TQ, VW Jetta 2.0T
      11-23-2010 10:38 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      speak with your bank manager/broker as well before deciding.. banks HATE the words OWNER and BUILDER put together. I understand what you're going for by circumventing the MBA, however to a bank it's clear cut.

      Just saying make sure your money is sorted before starting up.
      happy to help if need be
      That's interesting - luckily I don't need permission from the bank for the extra cash that I need as
      I am owner building also. My OB permit is in hand / approved, my section 96 is about to be cleared, I have just given the structural engineer the go ahead to redo his plans based on my changes, hopefully within 2 - 3 weeks I will be ready to submit my papers for Construction certificate and away we go

      I am chomping at the bit, can't wait to start !!
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    11. 11-23-2010 11:30 PM #111
      good luck! building a home is something i've never done, it looks kinda daunting...
      like i wouldn't bother unless it's gonna turn out exactly how i want it. tradies can be hard to work with....hahahaha

    12. Moderator Sloth's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 5th, 2002
      Location
      Sydney, Australia
      Posts
      6,238
      Vehicles
      Audi A3 2.0TQ, VW Jetta 2.0T
      11-24-2010 12:34 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      good luck! building a home is something i've never done, it looks kinda daunting...
      like i wouldn't bother unless it's gonna turn out exactly how i want it. tradies can be hard to work with....hahahaha
      I don't fear a challenge and can be controlling enough when required to make sure things turn out the way I want them to.

      You built up a car yeah, you had challenges, you ended up sorting them out, and ultimately you had the car exactly the way you wanted it to be despite dodgy workmanship which had to be repaired / rectified. Same goes with a house building project, although just on a grander scale - I am sure you could do it jimaco.
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    13. 11-24-2010 01:02 AM #113
      yeah i suppose so. i always look at skyscrapers and wonder....but then i remember it's like one level at a time, replicated and stacked like pods, with elevator/utility shafts. it's like the old-school greek way of saving money - save $10, keep doing it and you'll soon have $1000 hahaha

    14. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      11-24-2010 03:57 AM #114
      Well, we just had a positive meeting with our original builder and look set to start making a mess in early-mid January.

    15. Member mikinoz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 20th, 2005
      Location
      Blue Mountains
      Posts
      3,663
      Vehicles
      Ibiza Cupra 16v
      11-24-2010 07:01 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Well, we just had a positive meeting with our original builder and look set to start making a mess in early-mid January.
      The one before the dude with insurance issues?

    16. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      11-24-2010 07:06 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      The one before the dude with insurance issues?
      Nope, the insurance dude was the original builder, even before we met the architect.

    17. Member VDUB2C's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2002
      Location
      www.gadgets4geeks.com.au
      Posts
      6,877
      Vehicles
      '10 Golf GTD
      11-25-2010 10:58 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      The one before the dude with insurance issues?
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima
      Nope, the insurance dude was the original builder, even before we met the architect.
      but who's on first...
      VW MKVI Golf GTD - Black | Sunroof | MDi | Manual | RNS-510 | Hyper Silver GTC CX 18" | ChipExpress

    18. 11-26-2010 01:48 AM #118
      yes, that's right

    19. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      04-18-2011 05:31 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Thanks Yianni, that's all under control...

      We've looked into that and it's not problem with either of our options of ANZ or NAB. In the end we have decided to stick with ANZ, firstly, which means we have a good 10+ year history with them (which probably means SFA to them anyway, haha) and, secondly, our mortgage broker has been through the owner/builder process so is happy to lend advice too.
      Famous last words above.

      On paper it was all good, but it took ANZ 4 weeks to say no we won't lend you the money. And Yiannai was right, it was all related to their panic over the owner-builder scenario. That was late January.

      Back to Plan B; NAB. It's taken about 8 weeks for them to finally say yes, which included saying yes once, sending us all the paperwork, we signed it and sent it back and then they said, no we won't do it. More fart arsing around holding their hand explaining it to them AGAIN (there's different rules in ACT compared to NSW, so it took a while for that to register, haha) and they said yes about three weeks ago.

      Then ANZ took a couple of weeks to sign off on NAB paying out our loan and switching over. Man, what a fkn ballache this has been.

      Now the fun begins, small chance the garage will be knocked over this week, otherwise it will come crashing down after Easter.

    20. Member mikinoz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 20th, 2005
      Location
      Blue Mountains
      Posts
      3,663
      Vehicles
      Ibiza Cupra 16v
      04-18-2011 09:02 AM #120
      It's about now that we should subscribe to this thread!

      ***As I lean back into couch whilst channelling Kevin McCloud, my inner cynic is feeling like this could be quite fun thread to follow ***

    21. Banned Saxton Hale's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 27th, 2009
      Posts
      2,218
      04-18-2011 12:39 PM #121
      i'll just leave this here for when you decide on a new dunny

      http://kohler.com/numipressrelease/#comfort.html

    22. Member TMK-001's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 14th, 2005
      Location
      Mt Gambier/Portland/Geelong/OnMyBike
      Posts
      10,199
      Vehicles
      BMW/Ford/Colnago/Blackhawk/DMR
      04-18-2011 05:15 PM #122
      Good luck Lima and Char!!

      When you hit the furnishing stage check out www.grandfathersaxe.com.au

    23. 04-18-2011 06:46 PM #123
      Great news! Sounds like you'll be making use of our 'restaurant' pretty soon.....

      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Famous last words above.

      On paper it was all good, but it took ANZ 4 weeks to say no we won't lend you the money. And Yiannai was right, it was all related to their panic over the owner-builder scenario. That was late January.

      Back to Plan B; NAB. It's taken about 8 weeks for them to finally say yes, which included saying yes once, sending us all the paperwork, we signed it and sent it back and then they said, no we won't do it. More fart arsing around holding their hand explaining it to them AGAIN (there's different rules in ACT compared to NSW, so it took a while for that to register, haha) and they said yes about three weeks ago.

      Then ANZ took a couple of weeks to sign off on NAB paying out our loan and switching over. Man, what a fkn ballache this has been.

      Now the fun begins, small chance the garage will be knocked over this week, otherwise it will come crashing down after Easter.

    24. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 26th, 2002
      Location
      Canberra, Australia
      Posts
      30,736
      Vehicles
      MY10 Audi S3
      04-18-2011 08:17 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by TMK-001 View Post
      Good luck Lima and Char!!

      When you hit the furnishing stage check out www.grandfathersaxe.com.au
      That's awesome Todd, thanks. I wish I knew about that when I was in town. I went to some good stores around Johnston St in Fitzroy, but none were as good as that one.


    25. 04-18-2011 09:10 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      That's awesome Todd, thanks. I wish I knew about that when I was in town. I went to some good stores around Johnston St in Fitzroy, but none were as good as that one.

      You into that stuff? We've got a dresser of that style in storage downstairs. Come and get it.

      Its even got sliding glass. I don't think the rats have chewed it yet.

    Page 5 of 31 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •