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4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We did flooring and blinds through MJH as their prices were reasonable in our opinion.
We did driveway, landscaping and electrical/aircon ourselves.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I have heard several people say exactly the same as you, that they are fussier with the plans then they are with the actual physical end result, which is so…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

In our experience we had almost nothing do with our CLO once construction actually started, 90% of the communication was with the SS. I can think of maybe 2…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Yes we had our blinds done by them, we found their price reasonable (actually less than we had anticipated) so we figured it was easiest to just go with them.…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I don't really follow what you are saying. The guidelines are really straight forward. We followed the guidelines exactly and hence the plan was approved. Every single…

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4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

You can always ask but I think it will be unlikely that they will allow their tiler to install a product you have supplied. You don't know the answer…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Did they tell you why they knocked it back? We just did a DIY one, seriously was the easiest thing ever and it got approved straight away.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We have been in our home for 3 months and I really dislike our glass splashback. I wanted tiles originally but the choices MJH had were so limited that…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We compromised and just went to 2.55m with our ceilings. I think the 2.7m look great, but we wanted to stick to a certain budget and the 2.55m was…

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4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

We had all fences and retaining walls done first, then drainage done where required, then clean fill, level and lay turf.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Absolutely there are, and so if they get caught then sucked in to them.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

We are with iinet, haven't had any issues with them at all, completely happy with it.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I would suggest people simply do the speed limit ALL THE TIME, then there is no issue - amazing!

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Yep we did our bamboo and carpets through MJH too, found their prices were not much more than we would have paid elsewhere but saved the hassle of doing it…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Your solicitor/conveyancer should get the certificate on your behalf and the cost is included in the fees you pay them.

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4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

We went with a grey grout with our dark grey alfresco and front porch tiles. We re happy wit that choice. I don't have a photo for you…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

The paths are not on your land anyway so it is irrelevant really. Your land ends at a certain point and the rest of the land belongs to Council.…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We went on site weekly, and drove past the house daily, because we lived only a few streets away at the time and our sons (especially the 6 year old)…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

The train does actually run direct to the city, but it is a long trip going through Granville, so most of us get off at Glenwood and change trains to…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Interesting. We moved in to our home 8 weeks ago and never received any voucher for the plaque. I was thinking about it just the other day how…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

It actually differs from build to build. For us it was bricks first. But an MJH house around the corner from us had their roof put on first.

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

It didn't cost us anything extra. Our driveway guys just cut out the footpath and piered and laid/poured our driveway. That was all included in the price. We…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Yep, you definitely get light and powerpoint in the garage as standard.
We chose not to get downlights with MJH at all as $90 per light is way more than we…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Ours was being built while 3 other MJH homes were being built nearby (one is next door actually lol) and it changed all the time as to which one of…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Hi there,
So the drive from home to the station is 15 minutes, I do this drive at 7am. Any time after that it does take a little longer (only…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I drive to Leppington, catch a train to Glenfield and then change for the city. I could stay on the train from Leppington but the route to the city…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

pshome - front porch concrete is done automatically by MDJ. You can also have them tile it if you wish. We got both our front porch and our…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We received a call when they were doing the piering and hubby went on site to make sure it was accurate.
With regards to upgrades, we chose not to go overboard,…

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

How exciting for you. We have built the Santorini Manor at Oran Park and just got our keys yesterday WHOOHOO!!! Now for the dreaded moving in part. …

4 years4 yearsColester78Colester78 posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

With our builder yes you would get a refund for the difference.

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