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North Ryde NSW
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1 month1 monthFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The arborist I used to cut down some of my trees is not entirely sure what approach to take. He suggested using a temporary fence because there are 5 trees…

1 month1 monthFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Has anyone had to put in tree protection for existing trees that are to be retained? I need an arborist to to also sign off that the protection measures are…

1 month1 monthFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

From what I have seen, Wisdom charges an exhorbitant premium for landscaping and pools. I understand some people value being able to move into a fully completed home, but at…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

For me I think it took about 2 weeks to get the cost variation after the hydraulics plans were finished.
My hydraulics costs were not as bad as I expected but…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Glass is something you want to avoid in a home theatre environment.
I have selected double doors instead of sliding and they are solid core. This will achieve the best acoustic…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The only major structural change we made was to close off the laundry so the only entrance from the laundry into the house is through the butlers pantry. This gives…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

My master suite is the same layout as the display in Oran Park, the WIR is behind a wall with entrances from both sides.
I'll be happy to share some pics…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Neno.
1. After submitting the DA, Council looked at the plans and asked for a tree report on all the trees I wanted to remove, which is ridiculous given all…

3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I am also in North Ryde. Just about to resubmit my DA.
Im building a Majestic 40 with a Santa Fe facade. I upgraded the bricks to Austral Blackstone but still…

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4 months4 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

From the quote it looks like all the external walls. Its this material:
https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/h ... -wall-wrap

4 months4 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I had to do this but I can't tell you how much for the roof only. It was $10k all up but this included upgraded insulation and sarking for the…

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5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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My hydraulic plans came back on the 16th (took 5.5 weeks), I got my revised landscaping plan with hydraulics included on the 27th (signed and returned plans same day) and…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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My understanding is if you don't let Wisdom do the landscaping plan then you can't use the $5.5k landscaping voucher.

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The original copy of the contract I was given had a suggested default of $15 per day, but when I questioned this at the tender appointment with Domenic he immediately…

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5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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I am going to be building a Majestic 40 and these are some of my upgrade costs (based on the signature package). I tried to limit my spend while still…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

I convinced my builder to install fresh water points.
The bidet shop sent me a copy of the certification test that was done on the Coway BA13B model and I sent…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

PM sent.
For the benefit of others reading this it was www.thebidetshop.com.au
Apparently there were safety regulations brought in a couple of years ago which placed tighter restrictions…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

My builder tried this on with me. I spoke to the electronic bidet supplier and they provided me with documentation verifying that their product meets the relevant Australian standards and…

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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Yes, you will still need the rainwater point to comply with BASIX but have a seperate cold water point (fresh water) next to it at a cost of $210.
I tried…

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6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You have to specifically request a cold water point to where the washing machine will be if you want one. This costs $210. You still need the rainwater point though…

7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Becks81, we had the same issue, as we also requested for kitchen as displayed, for majestic plan. During kitchen consult, we were…

7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You could do that if you don't want to mess around with cutting gyprock and patching it up, but then you have to pay twice for the speaker install. At…

7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Continued...
Reason why I say this is because:
1. Sentinel are not Home Theatre specialists. They just install cabling where you tell them to. No advice is provided on optimum speaker placement.
2.…

7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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Hi Becks,
My suggestion to you is get the cabling done afterwards. Take pictures of the inside of the walls and ceilings before the gyprock goes up, then you should have…

7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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Is anyone organising for speaker wiring to be installed during the build by your own preferred supplier?
Sentinel can do it for you but they are not home theatre specialists and…

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7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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I don't think there is any markup applied. As an example I was told $6XX to get the hidden Ilve rangehood (IVUM90X) Wisdom have on display. Winning advertise it for…

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7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

If you want to change any of the package inclusions you can choose something else from the Winning Appliances website and Wisdom will install it for you.

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I like the pics posted of the PGH truffle bricks.
I was thinking of going for Espresso because I like dark bricks, but not sure whether it would go well with…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

My contracted time is 44 weeks for a 40 square house. Don't understand why its so long, but I hope the actual build is quicker than that.

9 months9 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Has anyone selected the solar panels and Tesla battery storage instead of taking the $15k voucher?
Looks like a good deal but I would hope that you receive a consultation to…

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