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2 h2 hCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Hi Maccar :)
The Tahlee is a beautiful layout, definitely jealous :P
My advise with colour selection is to check out the fairhaven app.…

2 h2 hCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

How are things going with your frame?
I spoke with my construction consultant yesterday and it appears limited information is getting sent through to them. My SS is away on holidays…

2 h2 hCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Looking good. So exciting seeing the frames :)

5 d5 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Sounds like it is going well Bronte19.
Still no slab. It has been rescheduled so many times now its not funny. I'm finding out through my inspectors too, not from Fairhaven.…

9 d9 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

My slab pour was cancelled as inspectors (both builders and mine, Darbecca) found a number of defects. I'm not sure how long they will take to rectify. Feeling disappointed but…

11 d11 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I have been looking at all different places like bunning, catch.com.au, zanui and of course beacon lighting. I have kind of put looking on hold as my washing machine has…

21 d21 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I haven't even thought much about furniture. I will probably get things over time once I have moved in and know I have the money. I'm still trying to figure…

22 d22 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Final build price Vs Advertised price

Builder: Fairhaven Homes
House: Clovelly 191 - 19sq single storey
Base Price: $175,000 (-$6,800 discount at the time)
Final Cost: $203,751 (site cost = approx $6,000)
Necessities: BAL 12.5, zone charge, communications pack
Promotion: Stone…

22 d22 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
What builder did you choose and why?

What first attracted me to Fairhaven Homes was that they had base prices on their website. I liked the transparency of that and it made it easier for me to…

25 d25 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Looking fantastic! I feel like your place is coming a long quite quickly.

25 d25 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Yay, so exciting.
I have piers, though no day for the slab. The weather has been a bit crazy though.

30 d30 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Yay :)
I'm supposed to be getting piers this week. Still no slab pour date.

1 month1 monthCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Show us your facade...

Gorgeous facade. I would have loved to have afford a nice/fancy facade but I'm lucky enough to afford a house in the first place :)

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1 month1 monthCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I hope all the builds are going well :)
I have temporary fencing and toilet on site. YAY :D

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Does having the slab making it feel more real?

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Yay, how exciting!!
My start date is expected to be the 10th of July.

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I'm building out past Geelong. I got my permit on the 21st of June.

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I'm waiting for the construction team too!
The finance for the house took ages which is frustrating as I started this process on December last year. Our lease ends in November…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

So I'm still waiting to start. Hopefully the construction team will be in contact with me either next week or the following week. I'm so desperate to see a slab.…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Porter Davis

I'm building with Fairhaven Homes and I was able to go with the included slab. My soils came back as P though H1 with piers would be suffice (which was…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I recently found out about the asset protection fee and was not budgeted for. I was lucky though, since the fee was only $175 (as far as the council has…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Looking fantastic, seems to be going by quickly!

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Name your top 3 house plan | Single Storey

Having a look at the Bolton by Simmonds I would recommend the following:
Sacramento by Carlisle Homes
Newport by GJ Gardner
Sacramento 29

Newport 284 (largest size house of the Newport range)
It really depends…

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

I made the following upgrades:
Bath fittings
Bathroom/ensuite basin mixer
Shower fitting
Bathroom/ensuite sinks
Kitchen Sink

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

Okay, finally some pictures.

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

I went with winter ice for everything which was standard. I'm not too fussed about paint colour though. It will be light enough to paint over in time (if I…

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

I'm hoping to use Darbecca. On my to do list, just been preoccupied by trying to get finance.

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Waiting for Slab

I have been a bit quite lately. Heaps has gone one. Anyway, quick update. My loan has been approved for more than I had originally hoped for. I decided to…

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

For those of you who have used Darbecca, did you have to pay for all the inspections upfront?
I'd really like to go with them but I don't have that kind…

3 months3 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I'm building with Fairhaven as well. I have been MIA for a little bit but I'll update my thread when I get a chance.
I had Vanessa as a colour consultant…

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