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Gildea

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5 months5 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Plenty, nothing structural / major though. Just plenty of little things, (e.g. painting issues, sliding doors move to much in rollers so can't lock, front door doesn't close properly, stacker…

5 months5 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

We went with colour bond roof.
After the several repairs, so fair (touch wood), there hasn't been any leaks. In saying that there hasn't been a major storm to test…

6 months6 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

I imagine some people would have positive experiences, or perhaps their builds where less complex, different supervisors, different sub contractors, lowever expectations etc.
All I can do is tell factual…

6 months6 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

My last post was July 2021, it's now Jan 2022 and I'm still awaiting issues to be resolved from handover back in May 2020. Their handling of the whole process…

11 months11 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Cavity Stacker Doors

we have 2.7x3.2m corner stacker (so 6.4m of double glazed doors) they open / slide perfectly fine. hard for a 2 year old, but my 7yo nephew can open them.…

11 months11 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

We still are yet to have all the issues resolved. Many "fixes" have just created more issues.
Structuarly we've had two roof leaks since handover, and the fixed leaked was…

1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Thankfully there doesn't appear to be anything structurally broken, though who really knows...
More then anything we are just totally disappointed in there response to resolving anything. I get during…

1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Hi Stu84,
sorry for some reason I missed this one (and the notifcation that came through via email must be going crazy!
Likely doesnt help given you are currently building with them,…

2 years2 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Build took approx 12 months (was contracted for 9).
Workmanship has been okay - some bits fine some bits poor most of it on par with other project home builders.…

2 years2 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Main items would have been
2.74m cieling up and down
Double glazing throughout
Step down to rear (3.1m)
Kitchen / stone work throughout
3mx2m fixed window
Staircase
Upgrading flooring

2 years2 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Feature wall blue recommendation for kids bedroom

Yacht Race - Porters Paints

2 years2 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Hi! Our house is 380m2. We did a lot of upgrades, I don't have an exact total handy but it would be close to $700k. I'm sure we could…

2 years2 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]

Agreed with amileka, make the void a little smaller to line up with kitchen, you could make a great en suite like in the Rawson Cheilfy 40:

3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Upper floor ceiling height, windows, eves and ceiling fans

Some councils won't allow windows to be below a certain height, for example we where required to have a minimum of 1500mm from floor to sill height on second story…

3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Builder mistake

Change to a toilet with built in basin? https://images.victorianplumbing.co.uk/ ... OMGG_p.jpg
That way you can have the door open internally and hinged on the right hand side.

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3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Distance between House and Pool

Anything over 1100 will be fine. You'll likely also need to encase the sewer unless its less then 1m deep as your pool will be sitting in the zone of…

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3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

Guess I had a reasonable neighbor then... In our old place when building the fence, I simply asked him what they would like to do, either fence all the way…

3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Fire alarm by Clarendon Homes

Are you sure they aren't hardwired with a battery backup?
They typically chirp to let you know to replace the battery even if they are hard wired.

3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Small Update, site cutout complete, framing for slab complete, slab pluming complete, waffle pods and reo delivered. Slab was meant to be poured tomorrow, but given this morning we had…

3 years3 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Hi All,
Thought it would be worth while to share my story so far with Fairmont Homes. They are a small to medium sized home builder in NSW, and it's awfully…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Sorry, I know grass will grow if I placed it ontop of said mix, but if I just but composte/sand in the hole, without putting new grass on top, will…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

No grass would grow there would it? or will the grass grow throw the holes (there not massive, biggest one is prob 15cm x15cm)... Or do I have to buy…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Sounds good.
What about the weeds that look like grass that aren't EZ grass? Looks like this http://www.forevergreenlc.com/images/Foxtail2.JPG
but not so dark where all the grass meets?
EDIT: And…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Whats the best stuff to use to get rid of unwanted weeds on ~3month old EZ grass?
I think there is like 5 different weed things... Winter grass, bindii, clovers, you…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Anyone building with Eden Brae and using PGH bricks???

Thats generally what happens :)
EB will no doubt quote for the whole house though - so be specific about it.

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Okay well - the fun starts! :)
Settlement postponed till Monday 10/05 thanks to the painters not showing up on Thursday when they where supposed to, which…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Time frame from PCI to Handover

Now the 03/05, one more thing fixed on our list....
*sigh* SS said possibly settlement on the 07/05...
Every week it just seems to get pushed back, I've really just had enough...…

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

*sigh* Setlltement pushed back again now expected to be the 07/05...

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Ahhhh....
Got the edreeded phone call - no ETA will know by end of week. I'm going to cry...

12 years12 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Time frame from PCI to Handover

We had out PCI on the 13/04, its now the 25/04 and only one thing on our PCI list is fixed (35 to go)... A bloody joke if you ask…

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