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Encore
Uses: condo, townhome
Address: Sitkum Road at Saghalie Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 17
Condo units: 134 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
Encore at Bayview Place is a 17-storey, 134 unit condo in the Saghalie District of Bayview Place, a multi-phas... (view full profile)
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[Vic West] Encore at Bayview Place | Condos | 17-storeys; 56 meters | Under construction


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#981 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

No not necessarily, they could be using the ones in the condos.  :)

Oh dear! LOL!


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#982 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 05:44 PM

The building is going for partial occupancy for the parkade,  the "amenity building" and townhouses while the tower is finished up.  

And, on that note, where is the entrance to the parkade anyway?? Thanks.



#983 jonny

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 06:24 PM

We put in wood-effect vinyl click flooring when we reno'd our condo. We have two large dogs and almost two years later the floors still look no different than when we installed them. I'd argue it's even better than laminate for pets. Great spill resistance as well for any messes.


Same here. 1.5 years in the only scratch is from our stupid coffee table with steel legs. (we have a medium sized Labradoodle)

#984 tjv

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 06:46 PM

I have heard that laminate flooring is actually a bit more resistant to dog claws than wood flooring. I know our antique maple wood flooring got scratched badly by our dog, and gravel from driveway, before we got the driveway asphalted. 

I really have no experience with laminate flooring.  it would probably make sense as its not real wood.

 

We put in wood-effect vinyl click flooring when we reno'd our condo. We have two large dogs and almost two years later the floors still look no different than when we installed them. I'd argue it's even better than laminate for pets. Great spill resistance as well for any messes.

yes vinyl is very durable and even then minor scratches could be buffed out.  There is a reason you see vinyl in high traffic institutional buildings a lot

 

They actually developed click together flooring as I am told that in parts of Europe you rent your place without flooring and when you are done you unclick it and move with it.  Its a strange concept to me, but if you ask other people in North America they would be shocked to hear you get free appliances, heat and hot water with your rent here

 

Yes. But when will the partial occupancy be? Tower looks like it has a way to go to be finished. April 30, 2019 is outside completion date, right?

Keep in mind occupancy is for live safety things - anywhere people could get hurt like handrails, railings, mechanical & electrical done with cover plates on, floors with no trip hazards, plus 1 working bathroom and kitchen.  You don't need to have all the painting done, door handles on, etc, etc to get occupancy.  Long story short occupancy doesn't mean final completion



#985 Mattjvd

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:07 PM

And, on that note, where is the entrance to the parkade anyway?? Thanks.


On the North side of the tower, close to the intersection of Sitkum and Saghalie roads.

#986 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:36 AM

I really have no experience with laminate flooring.  it would probably make sense as its not real wood.

 

yes vinyl is very durable and even then minor scratches could be buffed out.  There is a reason you see vinyl in high traffic institutional buildings a lot

 

They actually developed click together flooring as I am told that in parts of Europe you rent your place without flooring and when you are done you unclick it and move with it.  Its a strange concept to me, but if you ask other people in North America they would be shocked to hear you get free appliances, heat and hot water with your rent here

 

Keep in mind occupancy is for live safety things - anywhere people could get hurt like handrails, railings, mechanical & electrical done with cover plates on, floors with no trip hazards, plus 1 working bathroom and kitchen.  You don't need to have all the painting done, door handles on, etc, etc to get occupancy.  Long story short occupancy doesn't mean final completion

I'm going to expect to have the final painting done and door handles on in my condo suite before I occupy it, you can believe that!


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#987 tjv

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:46 AM

^I am talking about legal occupancy as defined by the Building Code, you are talking about what is called final completion.  In construction they are 2 different things



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:21 AM

What is the difference between a deficiency walk through - and when they say occupancy is available versus final completion.  A different process than a purchase of a pre-owned and so find it a bit confusing.



#989 songheesguy

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

Uh no. Look at the floor plan. They measured that very liberally. It's not even the master.

The unit has 2 masters. If you look at the one on the right Marko is correct. Bayview units have large bedrooms and generous sqft.



#990 songheesguy

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 03:45 PM

Photos from Friday, Nov 23rd

The parkade entrance is to the right of the blue dumpster bin in the last photo. Lots of workers there today again and some were still there last night at 8p.m.



#991 lanforod

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:13 PM

The unit has 2 masters. If you look at the one on the right Marko is correct. Bayview units have large bedrooms and generous sqft.

I still think they measured the room very liberally, ignoring all the dead spaces in that bedroom. It's either that or in that floor plan it isn't to scale with the master bedroom that is sized 12x12.


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#992 tjv

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:33 AM

they measure on the widest part of the room which includes that door alcove, I would guess the true dimensions are around 10.5 x 13.  Still pretty small, but to each his own


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#993 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

they measure on the widest part of the room which includes that door alcove, I would guess the true dimensions are around 10.5 x 13.  Still pretty small, but to each his own

 

10.5 x 13' is a really solid size for a condo bedroom these days. 


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#994 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 12:14 PM

On the North side of the tower, close to the intersection of Sitkum and Saghalie roads.

Thanks. 


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 12:37 PM

What is the difference between a deficiency walk through - and when they say occupancy is available versus final completion.  A different process than a purchase of a pre-owned and so find it a bit confusing.

 

Just bumping the above post.


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#996 tjv

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 04:11 PM

I am a little confused by the question but I will try to answer

 

deficiency walk thru  - that means the city has granted occupancy and the builder considers your suite complete and the trades have passed thru and done the first set of deficiencies and the general contractor is not ready to show and hand over the suite

 

"occupancy" means that essentially all life safety issues and building code issues have been signed off by the City and the respective Professional Engineers.

 

Substantial completion - its the point calculated by the Builders Lien Act where contractors holdback countdown can be released 55 days after and confirming there are no liens against the project.  There is still,uncompleted work to do, but its minor

 

Final completion - means the job is 100% complete and owners deficiencies are done

 

hopefully that makes sense



#997 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

I think when the person noted "deficiency walk thru" they were referring to the deficiency list done with the buyer which is usually in advance of occupancy. The first deficiency walk-thru I did with a client at Encore was first week of August and I still have deficiency walk-thrus left to do with clients on the higher floors in the tower.


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#998 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

I think when the person noted "deficiency walk thru" they were referring to the deficiency list done with the buyer which is usually in advance of occupancy. The first deficiency walk-thru I did with a client at Encore was first week of August and I still have deficiency walk-thrus left to do with clients on the higher floors in the tower.

Yes. We did our deficiency walk thru in a Terrace unit in June and still don't have occupancy. Hopefully will be very soon.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:33 PM

I have never heard of deficiency walk thru before the city grants occupancy, hell the building still doesn't have railings up yet.  Anyone want to guess how they are getting the railing out there?  right thru finished suites, that's how we had to do it on one job.  a few bumps of the walls here, a rock stuck in a guys boot there, maybe a scratch piece of power coat or a nick in the glass, etc, etc.



#1000 Brownhorsey123

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:34 AM

I have never heard of deficiency walk thru before the city grants occupancy, hell the building still doesn't have railings up yet.  Anyone want to guess how they are getting the railing out there?  right thru finished suites, that's how we had to do it on one job.  a few bumps of the walls here, a rock stuck in a guys boot there, maybe a scratch piece of power coat or a nick in the glass, etc, etc.

Well, these deficiency walk thru's are happening before occupancy, so any deficiencies can be rectified before completion day. After that, there is a guarantee of a few months that all is correct.

 

They must be feeling a lot of pressure now to get all those railings up and everything completed on time. Only a few months remain. As to the boot thing - we had to take our shoes off for the deficiency walk thru. Wonder if the guys will have their (muddy) boots off for installing the railings? When the cam was up I didn't see any railings go up the outside for installation, BTW. Perhaps they all went up from the inside.



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