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13 h13 hFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

our quote went fro 17k to nearly 30k. Worst week of our lives. Very nasty company. Happy to advise further, but pm me as unwilling to name on here in…

4 d4 dFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

Communication is so very important. Without it clients are left to assume things and fill the gaps which results in frustration and miscommunication. Certainly finding this to be lacking which…

1 month1 monthFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

We're building in Sydney. Frame is up, bricks and windows delivered. There was an issue on the plan that needed to be adjusted after approval and everything went belly up…

1 month1 monthFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

We're not having much fun with them at the moment!!

3 months3 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

We threw them into a spin by requesting a change of plan upstairs back in April. It took till July to get that re-approved and since then we've been waiting,…

3 months3 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

Another 2 months have gone by and we're still waiting for a frame to be erected. Lots of wood sitting on the block in anticipation and teasing us. Frustrating experience…

3 months3 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Beware the kdr! Our quote/estimate went from $17k to nearly $30k last April. Worst week of our lives!

5 months5 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

We're building the Kirra 303, NDR. We've gone through a nightmare demolition - worst week of our lives - our slab is down and we're waiting on frames. We hit…

5 months5 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Demolition Recommendations - Sydney

Definitely NOT Gabraels House Demolition......worst week of our lives. :(

6 months6 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Stroud Homes

We've signed with Stroud Homes in Sydney and are in the early build stage......anyone else building with them?

6 months6 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Steer clear of Gabraels house demolition.....nightmare!

10 months10 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Well.....still in the admin stage so pulling out has put us about a year behind but we don't regret it. We've signed contracts with Stroud Homes who are a nice…

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10 months10 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Hi Sandra.....yes, we hope to start very soon with Stroud Homes which I think was a builder you had recommended? Feels much better this time and we don't feel like…

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10 months10 monthsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

We had our solicitor check the contract over. He suggested the payment schedule is too top heavy and he wrote to them to request a more suitable schedule. Their response…

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2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
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Sandra, I'll have a look at that builder but a good chance they won't build in Canterbury Council.....many don't. Perhaps your land isn't long enough and they've cut space…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
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Sandra....the facade should be a matter of choice, not anything to do with your land size. We were having Ivy facade which I've seen done on a much narrower build…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Sandra...we had the same salesperson. I pulled the pin yesterday and haven't heard peep! Back to the drawing board for us.

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2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

We'll see S-VE......we've decided rather than ask them to put our file on hold we're going to pull the plug. If they change their mind we'll review but if not…

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2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Really not happy today. Our solicitor received a blunt obnoxious reply to our request to alter repayment schedule. They basically said stiff. But when I mentioned I was aware others…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Sandra, we are building the same house though ours is split and we don't have a granny flat. I like that range hood but don't like the idea of keeping…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Sandra, not sure what you mean......of course there will be extra charges for the extra ensuite but you shouldn't be paying to upgrade tiles or toilet in the powder room…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Wow....an extra $905 to have a separate oven and cooktop!!! Thinking that might be to cover the extra cabinet and bench top??

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Sandra....I'm quite sure the powder room toilet upgrade is included in the mansion package "full China close coupled toilet suite with soft close seat to ensuite, bathroom and powder room…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Just on tiles......so M will let you take out all the tiles including wet areas? I thought perhaps those you couldn't........

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Do you mean a step from the garage into the house? We preferred the smaller steps inside rather than more steps off the alfresco. Makes the ceilings lovely and high…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Sandra, we are building the split concerto and on top of the extra cost for the split we're being charged extra for a bigger split as well as a 8…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Am I right in thinking I could have the tiled splashback taken out and credited for us to do after handover but not the wet areas?

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Jo10.....wondering then if M clients can just choose to go to Tilesdirect rather than Dons? Would be good to have the choice. Having said that I would really love to…

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Villinaeliters, sorry about the scratches but the table looks fantastic!

2 years2 yearsFingerscrossedFingerscrossed posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Thanks for the feedback regarding progress payments and contracts. I'll refer it to our solicitor who is already helping sort out our stormwater easement issue. Might as well add to…

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