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2 d2 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Totally feel your pain. We got our construction drawings last Wed with a note that if we get them back ASAP we should have our final end panel early this…

2 d2 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

They’re more practical because you don’t need so much space left clear around the wardrobe to open the doors. But you can’t open the whole wardrobe at once (unless you…

8 d8 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule

We had similar problems with our builder (Wisdom homes in NSW). CBA have agreed to fund our build as long as the total of the deposit plus first two stages…

9 d9 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our tender expired last November and none of the delays that mattered were Wisdoms fault unfortunately. Not sure our CSO cares that much either. Got told on the phone the…

9 d9 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I’m well overdue a blog update. I’ve been waiting for the end panel fiasco to be sorted so I can roll it all into 1 post. Same with the mortgage…

10 d10 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I think the end of admin is in sight for us
We signed off our draft end panel back on 25th Nov but Wisdom didn’t come through with our construction…

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10 d10 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wow Ms Jovi! So glad to see you have settled in and are loving your new home. So well deserved after all the heartache during the build. It looks spectacular…

17 d17 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

For those still at selections stage - we opted just to have the dishwasher provision put in (no cost), we got a $600 credit for the ILVE dishwasher and we’re…

24 d24 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Should be able to do that at the kitchen appointment. You would just be moving cabinetry and electrical/water point (assuming you’re plumbing your fridge in?). We moved our dishwasher provision…

1 month1 monthJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You don’t have to have a flyscreen if your door is BAL12.5 rated and it’s not a pivot door. Look up the door code on the Hume Doors website, they…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We changed some of our windows. Just watch out for restrictions on window sizes for second storey (I think you’re building 2 storey?). There are rules about privacy which limit…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Opinions: Double or Single Storey? Upgrade costs estimates

We looked at both options before we stated building. We opted for two storey and it’s cost us about $80k more than single storey. Part of that is a bigger…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I’m hoping our valuation wont come in under but we’re prepared for that eventuality.
There are a couple of things now I wish we had spent the extra on -…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Ironically we had all our loan sorted with our original bank prior to me leaving my last job until we got to the progress payments. Out of curiousity, what has…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

What a week! In the last seven days we’ve gone through 2 loan applications (FYI BankWest do not like you if you are starting a new job!), got our draft…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We won’t make it. Haven’t gone through end panel yet and our bank won’t agree to the progress payments so we are starting again with a different bank. I’ve become…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I was talking to our CSO last night and she said today is Wisdom’s cut off date to move to production estimating and get a slab before Xmas shutdown so…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Congrats Rocchet! I’ve been following along quietly and it’s great to see that everything has progressed so smoothly for you. Everything looks stunning, can’t wait to see some pics when…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I will let you know when both come through. We haven’t actually heard from Wisdom yet. The certifier CCed me on the email back to our CSO with the approval.
Building…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hurrah CDC approval at last! For anyone else waiting, our final plan revisions were submitted to the certifier on 3rd Nov and the approval was actually done on Friday but…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

At the moment we are going through Heritage which is a small independent QLD bank. I’m not loving it as they’re really slow and rigid. Even our broker says they’re…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I’ve already mentioned that to my broker but he is quite determined to try and stick with our current bank (Heritage). He is dealing with the whole thing, Wisdom…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We’ve had delays with our CDC approval too. Our CDC request went in 13th Oct and we’re still waiting for approval. We’ve had requests for plan amendments due to BAL…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We upgraded our alarm system through Sentinel, we opted for pet friendly alarm sensors, reed sensors on the windows and doors and remotes so we can deactivate the alarm from…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We’re at a similar point too but I don’t think we will be onsite by Christmas. Our CDC approval was lodged 2 weeks ago but they have come back asking…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We got equally as excited when we started planning about lights but I’ve realised now that Beacon always have a “sale” on. The best sale I’ve seen in the past…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Absolutely you can bring it up at tender presentation. We moved the wall between our master suite and WIR/en suite to make the WIR a bit bigger and they didn’t…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Looking great M! I can’t wait to see your bricks start now. I’ve been loving watch it all finally come together for you :)
Building Wisdom Aspiration…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just check it thoroughly against what you have already signed off and send an email outlining any overlap to your CSO. I included the variation and item number for each…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Bushfire attack level variation. You would only have one if you’re building in a bushfire prone area and near open land like Dani and I.
I’m very much looking forward…

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