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2 d2 dChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Terrible news Doorsa. No experience to share I’m afraid. How did this happen?

2 d2 dChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Long time coming indeed! I’m sure the wait will be worth it. How long was the build time in your contract?

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Hi stevezau,
What really helped me was the upgrade lists from each of the display homes. Not only does it give you pricing, but it also highlights what’s not included as…

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Agreed! I was tempted to do the same but figured the laundry wasn’t something I would showcase in the home so standard would do the job. Tapware seems quite impractical…

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2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Here’s what was sent to me for the Prestige package. Hope this helps.

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Real shame about the bricks but the rest looks great MandM+4. Love your original concept too. The rendered blue board seems like an easier fix than redoing the brickwork so…

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Agreed Greg. I’d do the same and push the envelope with that one. Should have been notified of the change especially if the change is dramatic. Hope you do get…

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Timeframes does sound excessive. Hopefully a case of wanting to under-promise so they can over-deliver. Wet weather is forecasted which they may take into account too.
Our frames with roof trusses…

2 months2 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Here I was feeling down that there was no action on our site this week, but then I swing past this afternoon and render is done, rear balcony brickwork is…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Agreed. From memory you’re allowed one set of changes after your appointment (which we exercised too) so you should be fine.

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3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Why won’t they allow it? We had an issue with our balcony where our neighbour objected due to privacy. We opted for a frosted glass screen 1800mm high to one…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Hope our experience is the same. May I ask how many are in your household? We have 4. I worry that my 14 yr old will barely leave her room…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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@Oz, how are you finding the size now that you’ve settled in? As our third garage contributes to the 60sq your living space would be even bigger.

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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I think I spent my cleaner budget on the upgrades.. 😪😪

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Manhattan 52 where we opted for the rear balcony and third garage. A few more alterations later we ended up closer to 60, which I may regret later when the…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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10 weeks from slab pour. We were lucky in that the usual curing time for the slab overlapped with the Christmas/NY shutdown period though. In this forum I’ve read that…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Amazed with the progress of our construction so thought i’d share.
We are in week 10 from slab and the upper roof and eaves are complete. Plumbing is done so electrical…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Coming along nicely! Can’t wait to have a roof to be sheltered from the rain on a day like today. I can just imagine the puddles in mine.
Would you happen…

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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What week would you say you’re up to from slab? Our bricks finished mid last week and this is week 9 for us.

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Worth questioning, as ours is 30 weeks (not including Christmas/NY shutdown) for Manhattan 52.

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Hopefully some costs come down after the recalculations and you gain something from the mishap.

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Sorry to hear Manhattan52. What a nightmare.
Did they say how long the rework would take?

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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It was around $1300 to make it half a metre longer.

3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Wow! Love the bridge and the stairs are a milestone.. no more climbing ladders for you!

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3 months3 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Unsure if the pool changes things but yes, we had our utilities trenched, stormwater, and drainage done in a week where frames were delivered on the Friday. Ground floor erected…

4 months4 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Thanks MandM+4 and Oz. Loving how detailed you've documented your timelines as it certainly comes in handy for followers like me!
Our brickwork started Tuesday last week. Can't complain with the…

4 months4 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Agreed. Timing seems to be everything in this game. I think you’ve lucked out on your pool too as I can’t seem to get anywhere near yours, so price hikes…

4 months4 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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I wouldn’t worry.. we probably paid the additional $1400 (and then some!) in the base price when we signed in May 2017!

4 months4 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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Seems on par as ours is the 52 version.

4 months4 monthsChizCakeChizCake posted:
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We’re on Prestige too and it cost us $2000 to have square set to ground and first floor.

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