In : News, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 13 Sep 2018

The status of works as of the 13th of September:

  • Stairs to begin this Friday 
  • All plumbing rough in tested and passed internally 
  • Wiring rough in and AC completed 
  • Sheeting internal should be completed by end of next week (3 units upstairs completed at present, setting to start by end of the week)
  • Tiles have arrived on site, as soon as stairs are completed upstairs internal walls will be tiled
  • Unit 6 structural steel is onsite and should be installed by end of the week 
  • Front area works to start on Monday 
  • Joinery contractor will check measurements tomorrow and start production 
In : News, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 22 Aug 2018

The status of works as of the 22nd of August:

  • Scaffolding around the site has come down 
  • Roof is nearing completion with installation of soffits and flashing remaining
  • External cladding advanced with one side remaining for installation 
  • External painting has begun 
  • Framing completed on both levels and rough in services underway and sheeting has commenced on Ground Level
  • Windows and door installation 90% complete 
  • Plumbing and electrical in slab and mains pipework and conduits completed 
  • Glazing was advanced
  • Communication with cabinet contracts underway
In : News, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 20 Jul 2018

The status of the works on site as of the 18th of July 2018:

  • Geocal have fully secured the site with fencing and scaffolding to the entire site setup 
  • Geocal contractors on site for framing , roofing and window installation 
  • Framing completed 100% for both ground and level one 
  • Roof trusses 90% complete 
  • Window installation to 40% of ground level 
 
In : News, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 27 Feb 2018

The status of the works on site, as at the date of our site inspection on 27 February 2018, can be briefly described as
follows:
· Site had been fully established including office and amenities.
· Bulk excavation works were complete.
· Detailed excavation was complete.
· Footings and blockwork retaining walls were complete except to the front of the site.
· The columns to support the underside of the overland flow and suspended slab were complete.
· The Propping, formwork and reinforcing for the suspended slab were complete ready for pouring.
· Blockwork for the retention basin is complete and waterproofed.
· Major Stormwater drainage civil works were essentially complete.

In : News, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 26 Jan 2018

Canopy at Taringa is beginning to take shape. The site is fully established with onsite office and amenities. Shake down crossover established with a bulk and detailed excavation works well advanced and onsite stock pile left to back fill. Footings and blockwork retaining walls are well advanced to the back and sides of the site, with pier holes dug and concrete poured for footings in regards to suspended slab. Major Stormwater draining civil works are well advanced on site as well.

 

In : Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 11 Jan 2018
Canopy at Taringa is progressing nicely with the site fully established including onsite office and amenities. Truform have well advanced the bulk of the excavation works, with onsite stock pile left to back fill. The more detailed excavation has well advanced along with footings and blockwork retaining walls to the back and sides of the site. Pier holes are dug and concrete poured for footings in regards to the suspended slab an major stormwater drainage civil works well underway.

The team at Truform are well on schedule to completing these 3 bedroom designer homes in Taringa.

In : Inspired Living, Sin categoría Comments : 0 Author : jedda Date : 05 Nov 2017

Buying off the plan may seem like a risky investment for most people, especially people looking at purchasing homes for themselves rather than investment. It is hard to work out if a place is the right for you when it is nothing more than a blue print, council plan or artist's impression. You want a place that is easy on the eyes, practical for your work and lifestyle requirements and possesses a comforting home feel.

There is nothing worse when the finished product doesn't reach your expectations. It is like when your favourite book is turned into a movie and the main characters are nothing like the image you created in your head. It can be a struggle to find a project that fits your criteria, with nothing more then a floor plan and project design to base your decision on. Although it may seem a difficult decision, there are a few positive points to consider.

 

  • Best Price: The first properties released are always at a good price. As the value of the property and suburb increase, those new property prices are not are behind
  • Time On Your Side: Long settlement periods mean you have time to take care of your investment or prepare to move home if you are looking at owner occupied
  • Government Incentives: Stamp duty concessions may be provided to help stimulate economies through construction
  • Pick Of The Bunch: Getting in early means you can choose from a range of properties. Weather it is the one with the best view or the furthest away from the busy main road, you have the option.

Along with these points, doing your research is a must to ensure the numbers are on your side, including finance, return, growth potential, depreciation benefits and so on. In addition, the complex nature of an off the plan purchase means you should also conduct a range of other checks to ensure the smooth running of your purchase.

Check 1: CONTRACT

Off the plan contracts are drafted and tailored very differently to a normal property contract. It is always a good idea to seek legal advice with a property and contract law professional if you have never dealt with an off the plan contract before. You should always check the following factors included in your contract - cooling off period, adequate plan disclosure, deposit, inclusions and warranties, finance, defects, stamp duty & completion

Check 2: BUILDER/ DEVELOPER 

You should always look into the builder or developer completing the project. A good starting point are company websites, it is a great insight into past and other upcoming projects but gives you a sense of who the company is and what it is that they do. If any concerns are raised it is always good to reconsider the contract and seek legal advice on what other checks you can do on the developer or builder. 

Check 3: FINANCING THE PURCHASE

It can be tricky to get finance approved for off the plan purchases with some investors losing their deposit after being unable to complete the deal. Some lenders may be reluctant as properties may be sold for more than they are worth, or unsteady markets may decrease the value of the property between the signing of the contract and completion. It is always a good option to seek out financial institutes such as Commonwealth, Westpac or Suncorp who offer long term loan approvals, which are subject to a conditional "on completion" valuation, conducted 90 days before settlement. 

Check 4: THE PROPERTY & SUBURB 

In most cases it's first in best dressed. Penthouse apartments and ones with the best views are usually snapped up first and may be sold for more than other apartments in the development. It is always good to go in knowing what you are looking for and want from the apartment. A few things to consider: 
- Is it facing towards the nicest aspect?
- Is it removed from noise sources such as busy roads or workshops?
- Is its car space located in a convenient spot?
- Is it as high or low in the building as you would like?

These points and checks are only a few things you can conduct in order to make an educated decision as to whether the apartment if for you or not. It is always a difficult thing trying to imagine the finished product with drawings, but if you do your research and find a place that's perfect for you lifestyle you can't o wrong!