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1 month1 monthHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Love the mini chifley facade! :-D
How far away are you from starting onsite?

1 month1 monthHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

WEEK 9
Its week 9, the weather is starting to cause a few delays for the trades but they've been smashing work out between the showers. The Hebel on the ground…

2 months2 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

WEEK 6 - Day 1
The ground floor frames are erected! This is going to be a good week!

2 months2 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

WEEK 5
The frame was delivered and the exterior plumbing was completed. Electricity was run to the slab.

2 months2 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

WEEK 4
The moment we've been waiting 2 and a half years for! The slab was poured and it looks great!

2 months2 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

WEEK 3
Piering and slab preperation. We also had our waffle pods and reo delivered.

3 months3 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Hey LuxBuild the only slab design drawings we received were in the construction plans. They were the survey plans for location on the site and the slab plumbing.
You don't get…

4 months4 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Thanks!
We received our authority to commence construction letter yesterday and were added to the construction list! Now we just wait for our SS to pick up the file and get…

4 months4 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

We need 4 natives and we're planting 2 Blueberry Ash and 2 Old Man Banksia.
Hope that helps!

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4 months4 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

FINALLY Our land has registered after an 18 month delay. We submitted our DA and it was accepted after 3 attempts. Our DA was approved after we made a few…

4 months4 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

We haven't started building yet but we had something similar with some of the SHS (Square Hollow Steel posts) being replaced with HWP (Hard Wood Posts), originally they were all…

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4 months4 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows

Either I've always had poor quality sliding windows (I've lived in houses with several brands) or it is just common that sliding windows just don't seal very well. Noises and…

5 months5 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Get the down lights from your own electrician is cheap?

Are you building a single or double storey home?
For single storey it is simple, an electrician can install downlights throughout your home.
For a double storey it is very expensive…

7 months7 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

I wouldn't worry too much, we turned up to our Electrical appointment expecting all our lifestyle store things to have been sent to Rawson and they hadn't received anything. They…

7 months7 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

I don't like different ceiling heights between ground and first floors. You can tell when display homes have tried to carry the same door heights throughout the home when the…

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9 months9 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson build in Cameron Park

You've got to be careful with the longer boards too, some just repeat the pattern twice on the same board which you don't see on a small sample.

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9 months9 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

Wow what a opening post! :-D
So many Chifleys being built now!
We found all the initial costings as part of the tender process were pretty reasonable.…

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10 months10 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Space Furniture and Matt Blatt

12 months12 monthsHuhnessHuhness posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Nice to see another Chifley!
We'd have loved to build the 42 but our local council have a weird rule on the first floor rear setback... Lucky the 37 just fits!…

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1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

They must have changed that then. They no longer allow Dulux colours.

1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Are you sure? I know they use dulux colours in all their displays but they made us choose a similar Taubmans colour. Even in their Look Book for their displays…

1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We've completed our Tile and Electrical selections and also received our landscaping plans, just need to wait for land registration now before we can submit our DA to council and…

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1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Some may say form over function but it does look really impressive! You don't NEED to use the top shelves in the overhead cupboards.

Rawson Homes - General Thread
1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Plan presentation and external colours are fun, we're getting very close to council submission soon we just need our landscape plans to be finalised.
We just completed our selections, take a…

1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Cool so are we, have you started your build yet?

1 year1 yearHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Personally we feel we're getting more house for our money with Rawson, we did get right up to the construction contact phase with Mojo Homes and they were terrible with…

2 years2 yearsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We're getting close to settlement of the land! Hopefully very early next year at the latest..
Things are progressing pretty well with Rawson, they only just re-sited the home plans now…

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2 years2 yearsHuhnessHuhness posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

My understanding is that they don't do exposed aggregate driveways.
We asked recently at our external selections.

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