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Building with Wisdom Homes

We had them try and do the same thing with us.
We knew the house wasn't ready for pci.
I attended. Told the supervisor to not waste our time and…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Expect another 4-5 week delay after your out of admin.
This extra 4-5 weeks is for production estimating.
But usually they'll start site works during this period, but as per…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Don't be surprised if the 6 weeks isn't enough.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

They increase the price by whatever the base house price was when your tender was first drawn up, to the price of what it is when your tender expires.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

As you haven't signed the building contract, request a realistic extension.
They'll more than likely try and offer you a short extension free of charge then say they can be…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

My advice would be to pay for them and to read them thoroughly. We skimmed over them and wisdom ended up whacking items in our tender that weren't required and…

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Building with Wisdom Homes

CDC can speed up the approval process.
We went CDC in the penrith area also. We had approval within 2 weeks. CDC was SBAC.
You'll more than likely need to submit…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We went CDC. It took approx 6 months from when we signed the contract to them being on site.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We got an extension without a price increase. But it wasn't without jumping up and down and threatening to seek legal advice for our options to cancel the contract.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wisdom's 6 month tender expiry is completely unrealistic and unachievable due to their own internal processes.
They'll tell you that the 6 months is achievable blah blah blah. (Have you…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

^this.
We had them fit one of the other caroma quatro ones(link: http://www.caroma.com.au/bathrooms/mixe ... asin-mixer) to our main bathroom. They changed it over when we asked…

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Building with Wisdom Homes

The longest part of the build is the internal fit out and quality assurance.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our single story build took 31 weeks.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The laminate included range must be fairly new.
We had handover in October and we weren't given a choice of inclusive timber flooring to choose from.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yes. Sounds about right.
Read this:
http://www.optus.com.au/shop/support/an ... 6&typeId=5
It has all Optus cabling requirements if you want it underground to the house.
They'll run the HFC/coax to the…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Optus will run the HFC/coax to the cable modem. (However most of their cablers are lazy and will want to install it on an external wall)From there you can run…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The HFC connection is usually arranged by Optus/Telstra. It's usually an overhead connection.
If you require it to be underground you'll need to discuss it with Optus as to what…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Your best bet would be to contact wisdom homes suppliers to get rough prices.
Wisdom use knebel/mii kitchens and timpelle.
You get 2 c/stone colours. One for kitchen, other for…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We built a single story too.
What I meant to say is that the colour upgrade isn't inclusive of fly screens/fly screen doors. All windows/glass doors were inclusive for the $650.…

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Building with Wisdom Homes

We also went very similar colours.
Ended up with surfmist Windows. (Be warned the $650 upgrade cost doesn't include the upgrade cost for screens/doors. But we weren't charged to upgrade…

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Building with Wisdom Homes

There's plenty of other banks, like there are other builders.
Play out both cards as appropriate.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

They'll need your landscape plans prior to submitting them for developer/da approval.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We upgraded our shower heads to caroma fixed track units because if we ever wanted to change them, with the fixed rail, it would mean having holes left in the…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We had approx a 3 week wait for appointments once they rang us to book them in.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The best advice for selections is to do your homework and take your time.
We visited all the suppliers prior to our appointments etc to get a feel of the…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

If your adding hot/cold water to your alfresco, also consider adding a sewer point too for drainage.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Jordan Springs [NEW]

From mine and many others experiences, the closer you live to a train station, the more problems/higher the crime rate is.

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We had them do a retaining wall.
Everything they overcharge for.
The driveway, they wanted 12k for. 3 seperate quotes for the driveway came back at between 5-7k including excavation.

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Building with Wisdom Homes

We are having all our glass doors tinted with frosted film. (It'll be done in the next few weeks)
Mainly because we wanted them all to match, and the translucent laminated…

3 years3 yearsExtremeExtreme posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our timber laminate WIR fit out was included as standard

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