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Joined 9 October 2009
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5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Banging noise in roof at night

Possums. um, banging in the roof space...

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Masterton Homes - The new thread 3.0

Masterton as a company can not sue for defamation as it is too large. But if you defame individual employees eg " Jim is a crook" then Jim can sue…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Hi Dusseldorf
Completely agree on your comments on customer service.
Congratulations on getting them down - as Rawson is a builder I am considering, would you mind sharing how you managed…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?

KIds and laughter :lol:
And lots of light, and being open helps

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Masterton Clovelly - Driveway done need grass!

Hi dsa39
Amazing how quick they are moving. I think there is a lack of work around at the moment so the tradies move quickly from one site to another.
We are…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
do we need garage?

That's why we have a shed

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
do we need garage?

Most of the houses in my street were built 80 years ago so do not have garages. We have never had a garage so have never missed one. That said…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Neighbours bali hut very close

It's like a cubby house - needs to be 90cm or maybe 1m from the boundary. And a height limit above ground as well
Google "NSW exempt development" and you will…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
How much did your house go up from base price to finished sp

I agree, I think they should have all the costs for each display home prominently displayed with the break down of those costs. After a lot of digging and requests…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

Manven
We are getting quotes at the moment before deciding on a builder. The Edge is one of the houses we like but given the upgrade costs will probably be too…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

You should be able to get something really good for $550-600k including landscaping. The specs of the edge are very high thus so expensive.
I don't think it makes sense to…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

Landscaping is extra
Probably 40k or more for the display home

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

We got a a list of upgrades in the display house and had to estimate a few such as flooring and electrical because they missed some. They also forgot some…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

Display house is about $650k so if your total budget is $1.2m that leaves $550k for land.

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Second storey extension - cost of plans

I paid about $3k for the first two for a major renovation and that was an architect which are generally much better than designers.

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
New fence etiquette

But do you or the house above B have a common boundary with A - if not, I cant see why they would even think of paying to paint a…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Finding housing during renovation

Have you considered a kennel for the dogs for six weeks? Or a pet minding service to go to your existing house if you have a secure area for the…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

Was at display house at weekend and Rawson have a new brochure out and actually have prices quoted including site costs up to 1m fall and block up to 700sqm…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
New fence etiquette

Or if the quote for just the fence is $3,000 then you and your neighbour can bid for who pays the right to choose the colour of the fence.…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
New fence etiquette

Agree to share the cost of putting the fence up and painting one side an alternative colour. Problem solved

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Re: OMG what are we doing? and are we still doing it!!!

Hi Carak
If it helps we have a similar fall and are putting in a step down. Depending where the slope is, you can cut at the front have a modest…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Critique my plans

HI Kylie40
I wrote a long reply on my iphone on the bus home but lost it...
Thanks for the comprehensive reply
Re the window in the middle of the north wall…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?

The density of sandstone is about 2,500 kg or 2.5 tonnes per cubic meter so 1,200 tonnes is about 480 cubic metres of rock. So if you building site is…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Hi
Did a quick thread search but no luck - can someone tell me the supplier Rawson uses for timber floors and tiles?

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Integrated v standalone fridges & freezers - advice please

That's left field thinking and a very good idea. I will have to look into that. Only problem I can see is the lack of an ice maker which DW…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Integrated v standalone fridges & freezers - advice please

OK a problem.
DW had agreed to all the house designs and specs including kitchen specs however has now informed me that she wants one of those water dispenser things on…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Re: OMG what are we doing? and are we still doing it!!!

So is there a clause in the Wisdom contract restricting Internet comments or not? Perhaps you could post it here?
Btw The Wisdom guy at Homeworld was very helpful and…

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Flat Roof - Builder says we can't have ducted heating/coolin

Don't know the size but from talking to our sales guy the impact of a flat roof I that some ducting goes through cupboards

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Flat Roof - Builder says we can't have ducted heating/coolin

We are going through tender stage now
The system specified heats and calls.

5 years5 yearsfree willfree will posted:
Flat Roof - Builder says we can't have ducted heating/coolin

Yes double storey. A tempo elite by Masterton.
The display home has ducted aurcon

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