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9 d9 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Handover was today - very exciting.
Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing…

9 d9 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Bunnings definitely has those, their called latches or something. Most people can help with a photo for sure.

11 d11 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

That's all really good to hear! We've been hearing from everyone that builders want nothing to do with you after the cheque but glad to hear Simonds have been accommodating…

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11 d11 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

The house is definitely looking more like a home!!
How long did you find handover at the office went for, and did you have any troubles with the 3-month maintenance point,…

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18 d18 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

So our PCI has been and gone. Basically only a few items that were not already noted in the QA discussed, and potentially handover sometime next week depending on the…

23 d23 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Yeah definitely frustrating as we'd be told could have been in before January finished.
However PCI has now been set (all going well on the QA tomorrow thought) for Monday! Scary…

23 d23 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Metricon Experience

Competitive meaning whose made the most profit by gouging customers and delivering substandard work in order to generate higher profits. Yep. Great on them.
Truly, you'd be best leaving people…

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23 d23 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Metricon Experience

Hi Metricon, not liking the feedback?

24 d24 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Metricon Experience

We're building with Simonds and in the Bush Fire region - however even without being in the region we would have taken it.
It saved us trying to sort out fly…

25 d25 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Some photos from the last time we snuck in a week and a bit ago. So very concerned that this isn't going to be finished by their QA.

Ducting and…

25 d25 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

If nothing else it gives us more time to organise our furniture and insurance etc.
(And for me have horrifying nightmares about the build!!)
Retaining in our landscaping is costing…

25 d25 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds - cooling and heating

Sorry, we're in Adelaide. But if they have ducted in their display I'd recommend checking what brand (over here it was Daikin) and then demand they provide the same level…

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25 d25 dJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Well our previously advised "move in date" has come and gone... and the QA for Simonds is due to be this Thursday. We have no update on our PCI as…

1 month1 monthJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds - cooling and heating

We got a daikin through them - 20kw system in our double storey done.

2 months2 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

We've finally (after about 5 quotes) decided upon a pergola provider.
We've confirmed a quote and got a beautiful design from Homestyle Living Outdoors from up on North East Road who…

2 months2 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Thanks so much! It's looking so lovely but progress is of course hitting that terrifying stall out of Christmas! (And my tiles still haven't been fixed :(

2 months2 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Had to pop up over the weekend on request by our solar providers to advise them where we'd like our unit installed.
While we were there, the house was open…

3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

I love it so much! It's so big and shiney haha
(On the pipe notes for those watching: They are to go into the water tanks so that's all good!)

3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

After a lot of back-and-forth we've got an almost finalised landscape design.
The Garden Depot have been great with working with us to develop the plan we want and continue to…

3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

The builders have mostly addressed the storm water issue, though two pipes don't currently have a port to go into?!
However, tiles have started and our pivot door is now…

3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Our site meeting went well enough - we've changed some items of our landscape plan so we no longer need to stress regarding the pergola issues, and Simonds booked in…

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3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

We're about to have a site meeting this week with our SS as our cabinets and stairs have gone in - we've got a few mucky photos through the windows…

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3 months3 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Although we're locked out, our tradies seemingly accidentally left our laundry door open so we've had the chance to explore upstairs this weekend!

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4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

It is soooooo gorgeous - we're so excited with how lovely it's all looking, and just how nice the bricks are once they're cleaned (as the top story has been…

4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Regarding the venting issue - our SS has already had the electrical team out to resolve it. The electrical company who installed it simply placed it in the wrong place/went…

4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Plastering has started internally. The few frame issues noted by our inspector have been fixed, and all but one of the brick/external issues have been reviewed and added into the…

4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Arden Developments

Depending on your builder and type of build, elements required for payment may be completed but the actual requirements for the whole area being discussed may not be.
Example: Given…

4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

We're talking to Craig as well - Wayne at Garden Depot recommended him and is going to coordinate Mt Barker steel as our pergola provider. We're going 9x4-5 (not decided…

4 months4 monthsJM1911A1JM1911A1 posted:
Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

We've got a Jan PCI date but it doesn't take into consideration Christmas break, so we're looking at Feb.
That's comforting - they've been quite good about responding but we…

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