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3 d3 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Sounds exciting. When I contacted Porter Davis last year I was told they don't build in Winchelsea. They must have realised that quite a few people are building out there…

3 d3 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Your facade is looking great Bronte19.
Looks like you'll be finished soon. Fingers Crossed.
Plaster has been completed on mine and the painter is due this week. I was told the kitchen…

10 d10 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Would you share your house budget with a builder

I started the process December last year. I'm at lock up stage at the moment.
I was lucky my site fees came in pretty cheap (~$6,000). The base price was also…

10 d10 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Would you share your house budget with a builder

I was fairly upfront with what my budget was and that it was tight. I had already picked a house design from the builders cheaper range which was a 3…

12 d12 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I'm Chloe, 31 and building my first home just outside of Geelong.
I'm building the Clovelly 191 with the standard harbour facade but upgraded my bricks to cat 7 (Selkirk thunderstorm).
Charlemont…

13 d13 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I hope so. I emailed my new consultant regarding them the other day and have not heard back. I preferred my old Construction Consultant, he was good to work with…

14 d14 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I have reviewed my brickwork and I'm not particularly happy. I have quite a number of chipped bricks with the red brick exposed. Maybe I'm being picky but I find…

14 d14 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Yay for a frame. I hope the rest goes quickly :)

25 d25 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Bronte19 - I was given a report that detailed how all the defects were going to be rectified. I have my next inspection on Tuesday so will see how things…

Fairhaven Homes
25 d25 dCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I wouldn't have the patience for that. Fingers crossed it goes fast!

1 month1 monthCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Looking so good Bronte19. Seems like it is coming together quickly now.
My roof has been installed, house has been wrapped and bricks have been delivered.

1 month1 monthCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I have found my Construction Consultant to be fantastic. He is very prompt and receptive. I have been keeping most of my communication with him as it is easier for…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

New to all this myself. I contacted Darbecca once I got my building permit. They sent out a list of stages and quote according to my house size.I let my…

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2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I have had similar issues. The Construction Consultant I am working with is nice, though I'm not getting any information back regarding the rectifications.
I'm unwell and over stressed at the…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I kind of see it like insurance. If they don't find defects I would still continue with the proceeding stages, like I do with car insurance.
If they are minor defects…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Darbecca picked them up. There is an issue with the way my slab was poured. A number of installation directions were not followed, particularly with my windows. The workmanship to…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Frame has been completed and 19 defects this time around. Two of which were from previous inspections. I'm a little sick of this.
Good thing about working for a government department…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame

Frame is up and a few windows are in.

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame
2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Things seem to be coming along quickly Bronte19!
We have frames and some windows. This weekend has been my first visit. I'm so excited now. Definitely seems more real.

Fairhaven Homes
2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame

Hi Maccar81,
Thank you very much.
I ended up going with the doubled glazed throughout the house. For me it cost ~$3500 off the top of my head. I wanted double glazed…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

My frame has started which is exciting and my windows are on site. Fingers crossed they don't get stolen. Supposedly my neighbours stole the mesh for the slab (they put…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I agree, I much rather have a quality slab and have the delays. It has been more frustrating the limited communication I have had with the builder regarding the delays.…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I'm more disappointed than anything else. I have enjoyed the Fairhaven experience up until now. Hopefully a slab this week.
My SS is Jamie. I haven't meet him and we kept…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Looking forward to seeing the brickwork Bronte19.
I had my pre-pour inspection on Thursday, though as far as I know still no slab :(
I have a family…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

The laundry would be a little too small for me.
What I did was use the app to find out the product names/brands and then researched the web. Polytec and Quantum…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Land any where near Melbourne, particularly the East, is extremely expensive. I currently work in Geelong so I'm lucky that I can live further out.
I have been told my slab…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

Bronte19 - Our land isn't huge, around 450sqm but we have an awkward building envelope (though, the block was very affordable - small price to pay for getting into the…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I love the front window Bronte!
I went with the standard habour facade to save money. I would have loved a pretty facade but I know I will be building a…

2 months2 monthsCalicoCatCalicoCat 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.…

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