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1 month1 monthCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

The home is complete. Suggestion of defects (agreed/accepted) is a different matter. Nothing nefarious going on, or limited to this one builder.
You've got a lot of reading to do. WELL…

2 months2 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Abelflex. It's my biggest pet peeve with concrete paving - when concreters ignore it deliberately or not, then argue its importance or purpose. It's an expansion gap between different components.
The…

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2 months2 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

There is documentation that goes with the guarantee. It's mentioned in there.
Another bit of a hassle is that C wouldn't install appliances or heating cooling commissioning until after…

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2 months2 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Timeframe I mentioned is on track. That's had its final paint touch ups & clean, ready for PCI. Gas line & meter in.
Guessing it's being sat there until Thursday for…

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3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
When do construction errors usually manifest themselves?

At the risk of confusion, it can happen at any stage. But-yes, it generally happens in the first few years.
We've seen homes stand perfect for 20 years, until the…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Crack in slab

Agreed.
"Hairline cracks" are in everything concrete.
Feel free to take detailed photos (close up & zoomed out), if you're concerned. But I don't expect anything will come of it.

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
How to fix the crack?

The bulb seal should be minimum 5mm, and the foam butts into that. Several mm of render, Inc base & top coat. Still room left over, visible seal & expansion/articulation…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
How to fix the crack?

100%
When there's movement between two hard objects, "something's gotta give". So the render connection to the window frame broke, now leaving a visual eyesore, and place for pests to visit

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

The inside is where the majority of tasks are. C & other volume builders split & arrange the schedule to keep it moving overall. Weather affects the outside, but they…

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3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
How to fix the crack?

It's a common occurrence, particularly due to the details you mention - orientation & difference of materials.
They shouldn't have rendered hard-up to the window. All frames have flexible rubber seals…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Carlisle focus on the construction of the home-itself. No paths, driveways, landscaping etc. For many reasons, benefiting both parties. A lot of notice is given, so quotes & bookings can…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

I'd definitely recommend moving-out before demolition :lol:

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3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Damage to public road after construction

Yep. Looks like typical excavator tracks, from lack of care/intelligence from the operator. Also, that dragged line could've been from a 5mtr+ skip bin via hook lifter.
By rights, they should…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

No worries at all.
Everything changes with a double storey. Due to access issues with the subfloor. Cables aren't simply dropped down from above. They could be running through many studs,…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

You're right. It is a fee to slow you down, but there is also extra work involved in making sure every variation is actioned & documented correctly. They won't just…

3 months3 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

I could give a ton of extra info, particularly with each round of your photos. But it really is part of the job description of your CLE & SS (two…

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4 months4 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Anything onsite now will have management expecting xmas handover. They'll start forecasting early, and decide what's close (which will have the schedule condensed/prioritised), and anything not close will just run…

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4 months4 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

It's always from the start. Every task & trade needs to be watched. If the trades were great, and paid accordingly, the builder wouldn't need a supervisor or quality inspectors.…

4 months4 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Typed a huge reply. Lost it.
Putting a fence up is the first trigger. Then site scrape is another. But they don't play those games. They want to move homes FAST.…

4 months4 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Premier builders group was like a sales company. Sales were started at the displays. Then several builders (3-4) would tender for each job. Each home (including displays) are basically the…

4 months4 monthsCarnTheHawksCarnTheHawks posted:
Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Hey,
I know a few people who have built with them. Cranbourne, Pakenham, Warragul areas. Including myself.
They're a small family builder from Pakenham/Warragul. Been around 13-14 years. Well know in…

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