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5 years5 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

1.Does anyone know if you are able to buy your own products and get Carlisle to install them during the build? ie we want a intercom and cctv are we…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Well defined above :)
We opted for it ($20 per bath) and it was explained/provided as a costed option to us.
Below is how it looks (real house…

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Sounds like a fantastic and big plan!
Carlisle build time can be fast, our house was from mid August till mid-late November (several weeks of tradies fixing up their slack/sloppy…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The bricks look fantastic. We only got the chestnut bricks (Cat1), with truffle (cat1a) as our backup brick. The truffle bricks have a far superior soft finish / clean color…

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Those Truffle bricks are very popular! Hope they are in stock when you get to the applicable stage - one of the few variables we were worried about.
Not built, but…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Thanks :)
I assume you are referring to the central heating control? We didn't ask and I'm not sure if you can choose. It's located in the…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
laundry cupboard cutout to be done after handover?

Ours came with the cutout (still under construction).
Not sure about the facing of the taps (assuming a weird angle based on display home - seems to be the standard!)…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We got base and frame at the same time invoice wise. (Lockup and fixing came at the same time as well for us)
Does the inspection fall well within the 14…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Indeed that's true - I hope ours has gone ok without that stage inspected. Let us know how your inspection goes for that stage.
From above, I'm just not to sure…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We are getting 3 of 4, skipping the preslab stage, by NHI.
Have NHI said what they pick up at pre-slab? (I'm guessing it would be the footings into the ground…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Not sure if i'll answer correctly here to what your asking - We will have taps installed at the front (standard & recycled) from SE Water (somehow our lot, out…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Color was partner & color consultant.
I didn't post our inspection report online - just a picture / references to things flagged. We had it for frame, pre plaster and soon…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Congratulations on getting the slab down - things progress from that stage fast :)
We asked for soft close hinges on cupboards, but I don't believe they…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Our first little Bellevue in the Fields!!

Looking good :)
How is the schedule looking to get in for Christmas? We are a few stages ahead (Fixing - painting) and hoping end of November.…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Sounding good, hope you get the house your set on :)
We found the tile range great too and even with an Affinity home we only went…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We felt that way too - however some items need to be explained by a Carlisle rep. There is plenty of tempting things outside of cat1 however! What house are…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

That's great news! Even better that you go the extra cabinet work - we must have just been unlucky.

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

Some companies have contractors working Saturday/Sunday. You can see a fair bit from the outside (depending on stage) and vacant blocks next to your house / kind neighbors.
Good quality camera…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Should be as simple as asking them to walk through and they will also tell you what is an upgrade/standard and any variations to the 2013 product offering (display home…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

Not to sure what this is in reply to?
We go down once a week on the weekend, don't know building codes or anything but good to check it out and…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

We have had them for two stages as mentioned. By re-inspection you mean calling them out again to see if things are done in addition to this / rechecking a…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Can only speculate, but I believe it would depend if they need to do much change to the structure (most likely not for a few cupboards), if there is space…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Need a pergola soon

It may be a bit on the high side, but does depend what options you select and complexity of build. Did you ask them for their 'best' price (i.e.…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I know :) Wish we had started on time, would of been great for us and would be able to give you a normal timeline.

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

We went with NHI (New Home Inspections), had them for frame and pre-plaster. Planning to have them for pre hand over as well, so a total of three inspections.
We are…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Can't help with that one, as we had massive delays with our start (South East Water & easement). You would best to ask your Carlisle contact for an approx /…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Electrical is definitely fine - we changed a fair bit (power points, meter box on the correct side). Like others I was worried about changes at contract too. We also…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
Did you do your buy after reading online reviews?

It was a factor/guide in our decision of who would be building our house. We had browsed lots of builders at their display homes, had made an appointment with one.…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Have you got it in writing that you will get a credit back if no/little is found? Carlisle is pretty good to holding to their word, but nothing beats in…

6 years6 yearsJason-VicJason-Vic posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I would like to think that Carlisle Homes are of good standard, however there is always the chances of one of their contractors making a mistake or a shortcut or…

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