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Doc Freeman

Joined 6 October 2009
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6 d6 dDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Porter Davis homes

As 'bank' referred to:
From the VBA guide - Fixings or unfilled depressions caused by fixings are defective in painted or stained surfaces if they can be seen from a normal…

6 d6 dDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building with JG King - Barossa 255 in Ballarat.

Good luck with the build.
Unfortunately our experience with JG King was very disappointing.

21 d21 dDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'd be requesting (requiring) a bank cheque from them for the damages, on the same day as handover.
That's how our handover was executed, but not with PD.

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1 month1 monthDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Porter Davis homes

Seems most volume builders have no idea of construction options beyond their standard product..
Plasterboard can most definitely be fixed to a brick wall - either directly or by using battens…

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1 month1 monthDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Deja Vu slapped me hard in the face as I read that.
We also had trades working to pre-contract plans that should never have seen the light of day.
And even after…

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2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Am I correct in understanding that the 'contract specifications' clearly state that the downlights are to be brushed chrome, but the the floor plan/electrical plan says 'white'.
If that is the…

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Porter Davis homes

Or no greater than 14 days after building permit issued. IIRC

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

We did ask, but they seemed to have no idea what was available. Gave up, and just let them install the standard batten fittings.
I've replaced them now with 1200mm LEDs,…

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Is that your garage ceiling with the fluoros?
Think they would use slim LED fittings for those now - similar cost, slim fitting, lower wattage, and last for yearsss.

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King Lexington 240 - In!

That vinyl flooring, so ..... durable ,':|

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King -Urbis 1

Melbourne metro. If you're regional, maybe you'll have better luck.

2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King -Urbis 1

We built with JG King, and we were bitterly disappointed. Suggest you find an alternative.

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2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Wish we had stuck to our guns more, but circumstances precluded us delaying handover.
There were some issues I had resolved to accepting as is, but whilst I was fixing myself…

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2 months2 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King Lexington 240 - In!

We have the concealed wastes, and yes they do require more cleaning, especially if there are long haired users in the household.
I clean ours out at least once a fortnight,…

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4 months4 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hurrow, depends on how far you want to take it, but may be worth lodging an application with VCAT.
A number of houses in our estate were designed clearly with (minor)…

5 months5 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Our garage access door was damaged during construction due to being forced open, but they just patched up the area and painted it. It's still evident where the repair is…

6 months6 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Our new home

bluetitan
When he referred to charges ($), are these above and beyond any deposit you've already paid?
I can't see how he can hold you accountable for any costs beyond that if…

6 months6 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Our new home

Exactly how we felt at various stages pre-contract, and hoped that things would turn around as the build progressed.
Nope - only got worse.
Best of luck, but I'd genuinely suggest…

6 months6 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Sounds like our "S'visors".
They frequently seemed to have no idea about what their trades were actually doing, or what had been completed.

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7 months7 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building Lexington 240

That is an improvement over our inclusion which was just a 'paving slab'.

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7 months7 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building Lexington 240

One of them said some of the units use a glycol solution which can add considerable to the complexity of any handling.
Another who used to be a service agent, wouldn't…

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7 months7 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building Lexington 240

Gotta love what they use as a 'slab' for the HWS tank.
It wasn't even a solid paver - one of the foam infused type. So as soon as we moved…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

Yep, we were given the same excuses throughout as well.
Too many jobs on the go, or turnover of staff......
I got sick of hearing how many other builds he had to…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
New Build in Melton West with JG King

aerom,
If there is any way you can still avoid building with JG King, I'd exercise that option now.
Like 'laydee73' advised, our experience with them was bitterly disappointing.

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building with JG King

Sounds reminiscent of our experience with JG King.
Their communication once we got to construction was pathetic, and customer focus was non-existent.
They even boast that they're the only volume builder in…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

We upgraded to 'back to wall' toilets, and the trades botched the installation of all of them.
We were left with about a 20mm gap behind - would have been impossible…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Pressure from builder to sign contracts

No, don't sign.
We were in a similar position and signed pending some post contract variations.
This caused further delays, and there ended up being some inconsistencies between what the contract (incl.…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2

Our experience with JG King was overwhelmingly disappointing.
We nearly walked away a few months after paying the initial deposit due to continual frustration but hoped it would improve once construction…

8 months8 monthsDoc FreemanDoc Freeman posted:
JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

We started off with that attitude, hoping that the Supervisor would pick up/correct the errors along the way.
Big mistake - so many little (and big) problems were missed until…

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