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2 d2 dGibsonGibson posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Looking good beeprelude.
Kly525, good luck on your build. My advice is never wait for the SS to get in touch - reach out to him when ever you need…

8 d8 dGibsonGibson posted:
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The only things that should be outstanding are appliances and minor fixes. Anything major - like your missing roof need to be completed prior to Handover.
Once you have made your…

9 d9 dGibsonGibson posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

JK27, we are building with Masterton and they quote the floor height the same way.
I argued the point when we signed the contract , the guy laughed and said…

10 d10 dGibsonGibson posted:
Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)

Our builder has a margin of 27%.
With some upgrades you are better off doing them yourself after handover. It's not hard to change taps as long as they are the…

10 d10 dGibsonGibson posted:
Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Tinkster, building for a 3rd time. You are brave!
Best of luck.

11 d11 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi pommie,
That's quite a big decision, i hope you find another builder that you can put your faith in.
Had we known our build was going to take 2 years…

16 d16 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Just when I thought the stress was behind me... now I'm dealing with a landscaper who wants to increase his price by $12K for a 6 meter retaining wall and…

17 d17 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Pommie, the final tender should be enough for your loan.
If you need to, get M to increase your provisions in the tender for things like additional fill/spoil removal, storm…

17 d17 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi Pommie,
We sat there and read through the contract before signing it. It comes in 2 parts, there is a standard building contract and then M's variations. Pay attention to…

19 d19 dGibsonGibson posted:
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We did a walkthrough with the SS and then emailed him with the list of items we wanted fixed.

22 d22 dGibsonGibson posted:
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I think our inspection cost around $600. We had it done just prior to PCI. We spoke to our Inspector about doing one earlier but he said that M are…

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22 d22 dGibsonGibson posted:
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We escalated our complaints to David Masterton , they made little difference to the speed of the remaining work.
I'll PM you done contact details for the Customer Service Manager.…

25 d25 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Well folks I think we've made it.
Deposit paid in Nov 2015.
The old house was demolished in Feb 2016. Site handover in March.
Foundation piles poured in May 2016
...…

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27 d27 dGibsonGibson posted:
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MartinsHarmony, your home looks fantastic.

27 d27 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Our appliances installation started on 15th August, the rangehood was installed on Thursday.
Just the garage door motor to go and we are done!!!

30 d30 dGibsonGibson posted:
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For those at the start of the journey...
Our build was contracted to be completed in Feb & here we are in Sept trying to get M to install the last…

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1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi Home_n_all, that looks like something they could fill and paint.

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi home_n_all,
Can you post a photo? I would think if there was a small gap they could fill it with builder's bog or a silicon 'no more gaps' and paint…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi Sevenths, we were under the impression that M had to notify us at the time they rain days occurred & they did so twice but at keys they pointed…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Hi Pommie ,
You need to meet what ever your contract conditions are to make the land ready for M, i.e. DA approval, demolition completed, demo certificate, block cleared, trees removed…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Pommie once you hand the build site over to M they have 20 days to start construction. Whether they actually start or not on day 20 doesn't matter , your…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Rox your house looks great!
We were advised of some rain days when they occurred but were hit with a lot more at the end of the contract when M were…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Pommie, I think it's luck of the draw on whether your build comes in on contract time or not. Our 2 story house was 200 days (i.e. 10 months), we…

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1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi Pommie, rain days are calculated retrospectively at the end of the contract. They rely on the Bureau of Meteorology reports for your area.
Rain days are not based on…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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MGardz it's so good to see you enjoying your home!
Our appliances installation started on 15th Aug and still hasn't finished. Tradies are back again today to fix the splashback tiles…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi Beeprelude,
We went to Rouna Blinds, it's a small local shop in Caringbah, could be quite a drive if you aren't in the Sutherland Shire.
They were so much cheaper…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Beeprelude & Martinsharmony, your homes are looking wonderful. We had our curtains and blinds installed this week.
Still waiting for M to install the last of the appliances - yet…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Rox82, our bathroom tiles went in before the floor tiles.
We went through the same problem when a SS quit , the area manager took over for a while but…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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We slowed down the PCI payment as we wanted a couple of things fixed before we would sign and the SS was a week late in completing the Post PCI…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Oh and congrats on PCI MartinsHarmony!

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