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8 months8 monthsD and BD and B posted:
Coral Homes - Monash 32MK2 - Nightmare

Sharing our build journey photos as a caution to others building with Coral.
This was our second build with Coral, the first was 5 years ago and was pretty good.
Build journey…

11 months11 monthsD and BD and B posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Unfortunately, I would highly recommend your own private inspector. Building with coral this second time round was my first mistake and the second was getting talked out of inspector.
Managed to…

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Handover has moved up to 10am 23/10, have bank cheque in hand for final payment.
Moving truck booked for sat-mon, white goods/furniture booked to deliver Tuesday.
Going to be some physical effort…

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Walk through complete but SS won't date and sign off until floor wastes and foot rest are installed.
Expected key hand over booked for 23/10 @ 1:30pm at this stage.
Mostly just…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Yes, considering it was a 30 week contract (15th Dec) was expected completion, on week 21 now.
There has been plenty of delays, one case ran short on tiles and a…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Current date for PCI walk through is next Monday 9 Oct.

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

We didn't have to choose gas or elect.
We did have to fill in an online form with ecnsw for the gas meter to create an AGL account. Coral handled elec…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

$519 for Clark Polar double bowl undemount, (PPL20BU)

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Quick update.
Received our final two invoices yesterday with paperwork of an expected possible handover of Oct 6.
PCI walk through could be end of next week or early the week after.
ATM…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Here is the driveway we asked to be removed at start of sales process being finished.

Some tiling photos I got when organising with the Electrician for fit out.
Apparently our tiler…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Update time.
Still painting, tiler should be working.
Apparently getting driveway tomorrow even though we asked to have it removed right at the start.... yet another thing they haven't got right. It…

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

No tiling this week as initially planned, tiler pulled out so SS has to find a new one and this will affect more than just our build.
Painting will still start…

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Some updated photos as well.

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

We ended up going through the electrician due to how hard coral tries to keep you off site.
If you need his (Geoff) number I can PM it, need to be…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Not 100% sure, but probably photos and wall hangings.
David's been busy getting Google to add streets & names to Cliftleigh Meadows as there wasn't even roads showing, took 6 weeks…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

We are currently bricking for 8 days with an entire side to go plus bits and pieces.
The brickie is doing a good job though.

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Some more photos from last week

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Batts were indeed pinched, didn't stop the plasterers sealing everything up, hopefully its only the roof that is incomplete as it can be rectified.
Some more photos

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Brickie slowly making progress, doing a decent job atleast.
Plasterboard going in and should be completed today.

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Visited house to sneak in extra hole for networking, and someones unlocked and left the gate wide open, looks like someone pinched some batts.
We had 2 brick layers today getting…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Met with the electrician Friday and discussed what we needed to do to fix.
They almost got it 99% right the second time, just got to sneak in on Sunday and…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

As expected the electrician didn't do what we wanted for network, just want conduit run as I'll do cabling later with the cables I decide and not the base cat5e…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Update:
We ran into light switches problems. Electrician just moved them to alternate locations from plan.
So even if you are told they fit they won't install them there, they moved Bedroom…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Was dealing with Energy Australia, but they made it sound like a Jemena Gas as they are the supplier and that everybody takes that long.
Also doesn't help when I leave…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

NSW mains gas thing, bottled gas doesn't need the meter.
SS is a little slack with saying whats going in when, only tells me things if I had to ring about…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Framing still not 100% complete!
SS suggesting to get gas meter orgnised for 3 weeks time just after bricks are up..... made a few phone calls and its a minimum 12-16…

5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Framing still not complete but should be on Wednesday as roof goes on Thursday.
Fascia and guttering completed.

Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows
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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Dropped by today, frame and roof trusses are still not completed. Could see 1 marked wall frame to go in and atleast 3 more roof trusses to still go in.…

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5 years5 yearsD and BD and B posted:
Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Total extensions days - 16
Days since start date - 35
They keep using poor drainage to ask for extensions even though they work when it is no different to any other…

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