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4 months4 monthsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Final Occupancy Issue - Landscaping

Hi Gaudi
Unfortunately I had commisioned the deck to be constructed by my own subcontractor after the build was completed with an interim occupancy certificate.
I checked I didnt need council approval,…

4 months4 monthsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Final Occupancy Issue - Landscaping

Hi guys
Our builder had asked us once we finalised our build and had the house landscaped please send pics through for final occupancy certificate.
We recently had house landscaped and a…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

I had a mate who shortly after moving in had his sewer banking up into the house. The culprit was an empty coke can in the sewer lines, so yeah…

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

Were building with rawsons (Balmoral 38 MK1) and managed to keep costs relatively sane considering we've got a heap of upgrades.
Electrical, personal preference with what you want done? I've gone…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

How does one contact a bigwig to get stuff happening?

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Dann not reassuring to hear, we're hoping to start slab late next month...
There should be 2-3 Rawson homes in our subdivision, was wondering if that'll be an advantage of not...

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

I was under the assumption it's at solar co discretion where they go, I'm sure our plans have a comment regarding this.
Sorry to hear about the dented roof

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We just got carpeted stairs and had voids deleted and glass removed (my wife was concerned with our young daughter). Think we got $2k ish (id have to check) back…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Was only wondering today if one double storey homes, if they run electricl cable with conduit in the slab.
I cant see any orange conduit so it seems they run it…

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Well our consultant at Rawsons is very knowledgeable and helpful but unfortunately didnt know much about the zones/setups/controller options for the Daikin ducted system. Their installer is going to give…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

AFAIK cooktops have their own dedicated circuit? (well at least in my current property)
Therefore a larger load breaker could just be retrofitted if required? but I did think of that…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yes personally I think spending an extra say $5-10k on appliances is money well spent. Gives the house a much more premium feel and generally offer superior performance.
I dont have…

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Thanks for the reply its appreciated!!
Hmm damn, I'd assumed that a 2nd controller would be a 'daikin' controller and operate the same on either levels... hmm..
I'd lived in a two…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Got a questions for you guys regarding your electrical:
In your two storey home standard for ducted A/C is 2 zones 1 controller. I'm thinking a 2nd controller would be beneficial…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Soil test results

Ahh nice spot!
Were in the same state, but alas I'm in Newcastle! (thought we may have been neighbours lol)
That refund variation will come in very handy for your build to…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Suppliers offer cash rebates to the building Co's to use their products. (my old man use to be with clipsal and mentioned they'd do this for the building Co's they…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Hmm only just had our electrical appointment yesterday... Haven't signed anything yet but..
TBH my wife wasn't keen on upgrading any of the kitchen items (trying to keep build costs down)…

Rawson Homes - General Thread
2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

You can install your own dimmers after handover I believe (my old man use to be a sales rep for Clipsal and he advised me to do it after handover…

Rawson Homes - General Thread
2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Soil test results

Just out of curiosity may I ask what region is your block situated?
We had ours done last week and it came back yesterday also.
We were quoted with a H2 rated…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Nice to see Rawsons putting in work!!
Haha yeah your block looks massive!!!

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Windermere

From my experience get rawsons to add EVERYTHING to the tender. This will most likely take a few revisions of the tender but so be it!
All those verbal variations &…

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

OK Cool!
Yeah that's what I had heard from a few ppl before, and Steve said we could do this also when first dealing with him.
Reading the reviews for the westinghouse…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

So basically you said you didn't want an oven they gave you a small rebate, then after the handover you installed it? I think I'd read somewhere you needed things…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Were just getting the contract signe dnow, and will be having our electrican interior colour selection in a few weeks time. When initially choosing rawsons they said for newcastle they…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

For the guys that's have built already what were the power gas and water bills whilst building?
Also out of curiosity what have you guys done for security systems?
I don't think…

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Urban One Chiffon

if you search for the masterton display home tempus elite, it has chiffon bricks by austral.
We've selected them for our upcoming Rawson build :)

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Congratulations! I bet you guys are excited :)
That staircase looks fantastic, everyone will have staircase envy after seeing it!!

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2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

The deal we got back in May 2018 included 40mm benchtops, island & waterfall ends.

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

Hmm All I know is that its a 20kw daikin inverter system (house build hasnt started just yet :)

2 years2 yearsDR-JEKLDR-JEKL posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

Just out of curiousity has anyone built/bought any A/C unit shrouds to essentially hide and beautify the units sitting up against the house?
We have a very narrow block so dont…

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