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Jen1977

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6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

I swear dealing with Rawson certainly wears me out.
When we reported the major cracking in the void and the ceiling issues (back in October 2013) we were told that…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

pinny - with a progress claim, they can put it in with the majority of the work being done. However, i look at it, if the company went bust tomorrow…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

MrsBB - I think you are in Newcastle and so you go under that council. You need to fill in a driveway application and they will send through the approval…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

We deleted our tiles from the contract. I was not that happy with the tilers that did our bathroom tiles, so I am glad I could choose my own tiler…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Rawson k - we had that guy you are talking about. He comes from penrith, so he is travelling about 6 hours every day and he said he could hand…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Perfectly put B&K - couldnt have said it better myself.
Bricklayer was out last Tuesday and he was still there when I got home at 5:30pm. He worked his…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Our Frame and Second floor subflooring were delivered to site 10th December. It was erected on 28th January. It is now 3rd MArch. So this particle board flooring has been…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

ShakeandBake - we have been in our Rawson home for eight months now. Would i build with Rawson again - probably as i still believe that despite issues that…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Our sales guy advised around $6k to upgrade the kitchen to polly, with waterfalls and sink on top of that! Hopefully that's an over estimation.
Has anyone else got any…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Thanks Capitalg - our house is 43sq and i have just read my tender again and even though our house is over 35sq they still have the smaller unit. …

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Pantries - What does and doesn't work?

This is my pantry - just the basic builder fit out.
The pantry does go around the corner to the left from the first photo and that has all my appliances…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

I was recommended Mal Wright building inspections. He was $465.00 for the inspection, but I was really happy with how thorough he was.
Received a reply back from the…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Robbie - do you know roughly how many m2 of tiles you have?????
I was told by the person that worked for the tile place that Rawson use that they get…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Now I know why the SS was a little antsy with me on the phone yesterday arv - he'd been at your place Jen. Jen if I were you I'd…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug

I too have noticed how quick frames are generally constructed on fresh slabs. I'm not in any way an engineer, but I can't see this being great. Although waiting for…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Congrats Glacier on your handover. Hoping that you are enjoying some champagne in your new house.
I sent my building report over to the construction manager yesterday afternoon giving 14…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Robbie - why are they saying you dont get anything back for not doing your main flooring through Rawson. We took the flooring and the carpet out - I think…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

We had our independent inspection on Thursday and can I say that we should have done it ages a go. It was probably the additional money that stopped us prior,…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Bailey - make sure they come back and paint the tops and the bottoms of the doors. It actually voids the warranty on the doors, as painting it seals the…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

You all are very patient - I had T for my internal selections and she was great and it took 1 week to get the pricing. Some of the things…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

MrsBB - I would be jumping up and down too. I cannot believe that you are waiting 2 months post internal selections and have not received a quote. I would…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

They have 30% off at the moment. Material from spotlight plus remaining sheer curtains and rods and such comes in at about $1800 total... compared to the $5400 I was…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

JTM - you might actually find that home made blinds will cost more than proper block out blinds. Spotlight fabric can be pretty expensive.
SEC - I can totally understand…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Happy new year everyone!!!
Cant remember when I last updated. We had the plasterers show up a week or so before Christmas and they were going to do…

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6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Integrity Homes NSW

My MIL is building with them in Port Stephens.
She is going through the process at the moment. They were very slow with the tender - took them…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

JTM - are you having the aluminium angles with the tiles for your shower niche - cant see very well in your photo

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Build with Rawson Homes

Hi Jen1977,
They now build granny flat as I just signed my tenders last week for the main house and a 2bd granny flat.
THanks for that. I am sure my MIL…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Window Splashback full length?

I have a window splashback. I would have loved it to run the whole length of the kitchen, but our bench in 4.70m and in order to have it that…

6 years6 yearsJen1977Jen1977 posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

For those who have built a double storey, has anyone noticed their upstairs squeak? Im thinking this is def one for maintenance
Our upstairs does not squeak at all. We have…

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