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Jenifermarie

Leppington NSW
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1 month1 monthJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Admin Issues

We went through some of the same issues as you last year as well. We have drop edge beams on a lot that appeared flat with less than half a…

1 month1 monthJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We didn’t and we regret it. We only have a hinged door to the outside and it gets really warm in there unless we open the door.
We have a heat…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building at Willowdale

We live opposite one of the storm water detention pits. It did it’s job and we had no flooding issues.
Before the storm

After the storm

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We have been through this
Clothesline - not required for IOC, only FOC. We don’t have one installed yet.
Fences - not required for IOC, only FOC. We had a rear…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We started in late Feb and had handover 2 weeks ago - they claimed 25 rain days with us.

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We made ours 750 deep. I think the standard is 700. It’s not the cavity depth that is the issue. It’s that the doors need to be clear of the…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The floor tiles are DCT20694 (White Matt). I can’t find a name for them although. I can’t remember the exact cost but because they’re ceramic, not porcelain they weren’t a…

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2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The fridge is a new one from Electrolux - EHE6899SA
There is a black stainless steel version too but we felt like we had enough black happening already and it matched…

2 months2 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

It’s been a week since handover and we’re finally making some progress towards our house being like a home. It’s felt like a never ending list of deliveries, trades, building…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Exhausting day but we got our keys yesterday
Few small issue still outstanding. Our rain tank is being checked on Monday because it’s leaking and we have a Di Lorenzo…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

From what I’ve seen they’re glued to the tiles. We have a couple of them being replaced and it’s likely they will be done after handover so if I’m around…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The older contracts generally had a 30 weeks as the default build period. Most of us in construction at the moment are in the same scenario that the build period…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wisdom do it on our behalf. They had the inspector going through this afternoon but our SS expected a few things would need to be done still before they will…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We had a really successful PCI inspection this morning. No major issues found by our private inspector or us.
Nearly everything was cosmetic - paint and plaster touch ups, redoing…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We have 1.45m setback where the water tank is. I’m not sure of the exact width. It’s about 70-80cm wide I think.
Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our water tank is a slimline tank from Kingspan Water
Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/
Is a slim water tank an upgrade??
It’s the included water tank. Here…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

It’s the included water tank. Here are some pictures. The pipes have all been painted monument to match since these photos.


Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our water tank is a slimline tank from Kingspan Water
Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I picked up offcuts of all our tiles from the build site when the tiling was done a few months ago. I didn’t really want to buy a box of…

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3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I assume sewerage must be connected because the tradies are using our toilets! Or I certainly hope it’s connected.
Gas I don’t know. I was expecting that to be a…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Not at all, the neighbour has had the scaffold up since March when we our frames went up. Wisdom has never had access to install them.
We only got contact…

3 months3 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We got our PCI date today scheduled for 22nd October so fingers crossed for handover around 5th November.
Only real issue we are aware of is our neighbour has…

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4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Congratulations! We were just short of that at 16 months but our delays were partially land delays. I can 100% tell you it feels better once you have something happening…

4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

When I get an unscheduled call from our SS my heart always drops because it’s usually a heads up on a delay.
But when I get a text, it always…

Building with Wisdom Homes
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4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I know exactly what you mean, we’ve been through 2 cycles of gyprock fixes and painting. Then we’ve had fixes to skirting etc so the painters need to come back…

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4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I’m looking forward to seeing yours come to life. It really sounds like it’s going to be an incredible build when the admin gets across the line.
Building Wisdom Aspiration…

4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Another week of slow progress for us (week 30 since slab/33 since scrape) - QA team finally showed up after 2 weeks of being cancelled and delayed because they were…

Building with Wisdom Homes
4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We’re doing our blinds externally, the sales guy pointed it out to us.
It basically means they have to be attached on the wall above the window/door instead of within…

4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We have square set in the bathrooms. It was automatic with floor to ceiling tiling.
Not sure if it would incur a redraw fee. The square set sills are noted…

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4 months4 monthsJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We did this too. Almost none of the plumbing fixtures we selected were advertised on the Reece website but they were all coded and available in their system when we…

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