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Gee Mack

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10 months10 monthsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Material theft from site

Different to what others have said but thanks for that insight.

10 months10 monthsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Material theft from site

Halfway thru my build, my site super asked if I wanted to keep the leftover bricks from my build.
I agreed, hoping to use as the site landscaping gets underway.…

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

Cheers guys; I'm glad there was no need for escalation.
Obv good to stay alert - but not alarmed.
Havva good long weekend when it comes all.

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

Good news after a bit of patience and good chat w new supervisor.
Boxing up has been finished today; the pour is booked for Tue next week.
Fingers crossed.

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

Thanks for the differing insights all.
Neither the builder or me are being difficult or are at loggerheads.
As a first-time owner, I'm just trying to see how others manage to keep…

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

You're likely right Kippers01, that the builder doesn't contractually have to keep me updated. But that impacts that old concept called customer service, which determines how positive I feel about…

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

Thanks SBG - can you quickly explain the link between slab delay and possible price hikes?

1 year1 yearGee MackGee Mack posted:
Boutique build schedule

Hi guys; I've engaged a boutique/small builder to build a home in HepburnShire and while I got the planning permit in Aug 22, it took them 4 months to get…

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Hey Chris; thanks for that info - some pretty valuable insights too thanks.

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Thanks Simeon; the survey was done very recently. Though we got the report in PDF form, I didn't ask if it could be provided in another format (what's DWG btw),…

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Thanks Buds; yep it just seems like a doubled-up price gouge on the survey front. I get that the fees for home design are not cheap either.

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Thanks Jason; yeh, we didn't know the qualified surveyor who did our site and soil test before he did it; he was completely independent to us, so I'm surprised that…

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

We've got our land and had it site surveyed to assure us there would be least problems in building. It's not problematic.
We're down the line with two builders whose designs…

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Thanks darb74 and countrybuilds for the insights. I guess most builders' sales teams are all charm and promises but the relations with the site guys might be less friendly. In…

3 years3 yearsGee MackGee Mack posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Loved reading your 'case study' of the house build experience; Bet you'd make a great project manager ;)
Like you, we've had double glazing done in our…

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