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5 years5 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Pippa1987, your house looks fantastic! I love this colour scheme and the timber windows. Love it!

5 years5 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Hey everyone,
It's good to see so many builds happening now and I'm enjoying seeing all the progress.
We've been in our house for about 5 months now and haven't had…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Aussie, I'm glad there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Fingers crossed everything gets sorted so you can pick up the keys next Friday. Boutique install…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Oh my god Aussie, I am floored. I cannot believe the mistakes Boutique have made with your build. Just one of those things would've stressed me out completely, but to…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Aussie, that sucks! I'm so sorry you're going through such a crappy experience. I think we were exceptionally lucky in that we had one site supervisor throughout the whole process…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Yep, afraid so. It's a bit of a hassle when you have a baby and a toddler and you don't live near the city...

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Aussie, yes, we filled out a post-build survey. It was mainly about our site supervisor from what I can remember. But there are definitely spaces for "comments" so feel free…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Aussie, the heating seems to be a separate problem but the a/c and electricity are connected. We had a power blackout that lasted about 5 seconds on the first night…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Yikes, geez Aussie, that's really poor service on their behalf. I'd be really annoyed too if they made that mistake and then didn't let us change it to what we…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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We had a similar experience to Aussie - our consultant was pretty helpful at our colours selection, but translating that to our addenda was another matter. We ended up having…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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I'm with you Shalee. We've added doors for functional reasons - it's impossible getting a 7-month-old to sleep when there's a toddler creating chaos. At least with doors the noise…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Theon, we've had cavity slider doors added - 5 in total (2 WIRs, 2 to the living/dining area and 1 in the WIP). As far as I know they didn't…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Quarum, our HIA contract included the plans and our PWC, but not our electrical plan or colour selections. We signed the contract the same day we did our colours. We…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Hi Aussie, thanks for asking. We're settling in pretty well, although we still have old sheets and ripped garbage bags on the windows and dirt (now mud after this rain)…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Aussie - sorry to hear about the dramas you're having. Even though your grievances aren't the end of the world, it's still a pain in the a*se having to experience…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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You know how people recommend taking a hairdryer or something to test all the power points at PCI? Follow their advice. Turns out only half the power points in our…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Oh, and here's a pic of the kitchen/living area with the timber floors in. I have to say that even though the installer botched the sliding doors (which you can't…

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6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Great stuff Wazza. How have you found your SS so far?
I have to say our SS has been amazing. Apparently the floor installer rang him this morning and was stressed…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Hmm. I just remembered we had landscaping and fencing allowances built into our contract and despite me asking our client liaison person ages ago (twice) about these, we haven't seen…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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hypminoktiq, we're building the Knightsbridge 26 (now obsolete) in Melbourne's outer east.
We don't have glass splashbacks, we've got tiles and so they were done when the bathrooms and laundry were.…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Hi hypminoktiq! Which house are you building?
I agree Boutique's communication process could be better - we had a couple of consultants, one of whom made a truckload of mistakes in…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Not sure yet Wazza. I'll let you know as soon as I find out.

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Picked up the keys this morning. Will be moving in this weekend. Egad! There still needs to be a few things fixed - eg a power point needs to be…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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No, only ADSL.

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Thanks Wazza. Had to throw a Star Wars reference in there somewhere. Got the inspection report back last Thursday and it was long! Thankfully most of the problems were paint…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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Thanks for that Bandha. Our situation is really similar to yours - tiled roof, no sarking and the rangehood is on an internal wall. I think I still might get…

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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But yeah, the bathrooms would be a worry too.

6 years6 yearsGenghis77Genghis77 posted:
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We didn't realise things were vented into the ceiling as standard until it was too late so we're going to have to get them vented externally after handover. I'm more…

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