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12 h12 hGibsonGibson posted:
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Hi pommie, the 'Yes' items are the standard inclusions , you can upgrade to the 'Platinum' options individually .
The 'platinum package' was available years ago and there was…

1 d1 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Fun fact, according to the standard building contract the builder can set when PCI occurs and determine for themselves that there are no major defects, then issue a PCI progress…

4 d4 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Shell90, your house is looking great.
Rox82, nice to see you are making progress too.
MartinsHarmony, you are on the home stretch.
Don't let your SS slacken off now!

5 d5 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Lostcourse , you need to skip over middle management and take your complaint to David Masterton directly. Send pictures and ask him if this is the quality he would accept.…

7 d7 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Rainbow05, we only had our building inspector come in at PCI (Practical Completion Inspection) . He was very good, told us there was no need to do an inspection during…

8 d8 dGibsonGibson posted:
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It's a Basix requirement to have toilets and garden taps plumbed to the rain water, our Basix also specified the washing machine tap be connected to rain water.

8 d8 dGibsonGibson posted:
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We received our building inspectors report. It contained a few things we didn't notice which we are adding to our PCI list , my favourite is this item:

Apparently the painter…

9 d9 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Thisisadu, welcome to the building journey. I think everyone goes through a few rounds of budget shock during the tender and build.
Most people will upgrade the following to some…

12 d12 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Hey everyone. We just had PCI and you know we are pretty happy with it all. Our building inspector did a walk through too and the only major issue was…

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14 d14 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Too true quasi , too true.
MGardz it's been quite the journey for you. I'm glad you've made it.
Villinaeliters, it looks to me like they didn't stir the colour…

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15 d15 dGibsonGibson posted:
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We had a walkthrough a couple of weeks ago but nothing on the fix-it list has been done so I'm not sure what the SS is expecting at the PCI…

15 d15 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Well colour me surprised , PCI set for Friday

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16 d16 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Another week without any build activity on our site. Being 4 months over contract M don't appear to be in any hurry to get our house completed. Complaints to our…

21 d21 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Izee that's a standard clause. We have a sandstone driveway and they have done their best to avoid damage to it.

22 d22 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Beeprelude, M must be looking after the Tradies out your way. It looks like a wonderful spot.

23 d23 dGibsonGibson posted:
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November 2016
Feb 2017, our 200 day contract is up.
March 2017, kitchen
May 2017, tiles
June 2017, still waiting for PCI

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23 d23 dGibsonGibson posted:
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For those wondering what a 300 day build looks like...
Feb 2016 Demo starts
March - land cleared and handed to M
1st of April a port-a-loo appears

June 2016 we are slabbed
July 2016

24 d24 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Hey S-VE, I'm sorry to hear you're still battling this. We are 280 days in to a 200 day contract.
I think M have done what lots of companies do…

24 d24 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Hey MartinsHarmony, looking good

28 d28 dGibsonGibson posted:
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Here you go MGardz


It's the little things that's start making it look more like a home.

29 d29 dGibsonGibson posted:
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It's great to see everyone's progress.
Our build is now 3 months over contract but the end is in sight.
Our building inspector is doing a walk through later this…

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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For us it was another small step towards completion. They finished off the tiles and splahback.

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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We are limping towards the Finish line, door handles, towel rails and wardrobe fitout completed and a start has been made on the floor tiles.

1 month1 monthGibsonGibson posted:
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Saltwater71, we are paying a non-M electrician $1300 to connect 3 phase power.
Rox82 we are in the same boat on long build times. Our end of contract was mid…

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2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Thanks quasi, good to know. I'm going to insist on another coat as what's there is a little patchy.
Your painter may well have been high, he's breathing in paint…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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I'm happy with the quality of the work , my complaint is their lack of speed. If I were to do it again I would try to negotiate a higher…

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2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Thanks GillyM & to everyone else for their recent responses.
We chose Tailwind for our internal paint, it looked like a warm off white when we painted a sample before…

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2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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A question on the kitchen bulkhead. We have 2.7m ceilings and upgraded to the 'tall' kitchen cupboards. We were expecting the cupboard bulkhead to be flush with the ceiling bulkhead…

2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Once you've signed off on PCI they've received 97% of their money. Not a lot of incentive to give your last jobs any priority.
Your best bet is to keep…

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2 months2 monthsGibsonGibson posted:
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Slow handclap for our electrician.
He cut an 'extra' hole in the gyprock and decided the best action was just to cover it with a light switch that doesn't appear…

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