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1 month1 monthKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

Love this! And you’re right. It’s never truely finished is it?
We changed up our main bedroom in the Edge so it didn’t have the bathroom behind it. We’re yet to…

1 month1 monthKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

All I can say is if you’re happy with a change in floors (it’s clearly different) I’d let it go. It would be a massive delay getting it fixed. The…

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2 months2 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Love the bathroom tile choices. The Chifley en-suite is the best!

3 months3 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Good. It’s about time the building industry addressed its safety standards and recognised the silicosis issue in a similar way mining needed to deal with black lung.

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4 months4 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Fences are now in and I feel like we’re looking at a finished product
Still some landscaping work to be done out the back, but at least from the front…

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

I’m super jelly of that fireplace!!!
Looks great

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5 months5 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Oooo nice. The one thing we didn’t end up getting. I’m sure we’ll regret it come winter!

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6 months6 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Great to see some progress!

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6 months6 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Haha of course it is!
Fair enough. I tried to give our SS the opportunity to fix things in the first instance too. It’s only fair and they do have a…

6 months6 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Mate, you’ve probably done this already but start contacting the big wigs/office managers etc. I did that when it came to crunch time and we needed to move into the…

6 months6 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

We used Urban One Silver bricks and I haven’t noticed any fading or significant chipping issues. We’ve been in our house for 6 months.

6 months6 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

do you know which ones?

7 months7 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

For sure. Let me know if you want my guy’s details. I’d recommend him in a heartbeat.

7 months7 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

The turf or the landscaping generally? The answer to both is someone else. It would have taken us far too long to achieve this otherwise. We were happy to do…

7 months7 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

I’d always raise problems as you see them as opposed to waiting until later when it might be too late or fixing it would impact on something else.
Almost all the…

7 months7 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Turf is down. It makes such a difference.

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7 months7 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Landscaping update. Plants are in! Turf is coming next week which should finish it off nicely.
This is just the front and sides of the house. The backyard is a…

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9 months9 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Landscaping update. Retaining walls and drainage pits complete! Pebbles, pathways, gardens and turf coming in January!
I can already see the effect of the drainage works. Even with heavy rain the…

9 months9 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Awesome! Those ladders always freaked me out. Lovely view from the top

9 months9 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Do you have a frame yet?

9 months9 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

This. All of the more major issues we encountered were to do with upgrades and changes to the standard inclusions.

9 months9 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yes we were shocked. We decided to go with the display home upgrade (monostring Vic ash stairs) and from memory it was quoted on the upgrade list as around $18K.…

10 months10 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

FYI our carpet is called Hollywood Nights. Like Salfield we didn’t upgrade the carpet or underlay as we will have young kids on it in the next few years and…

10 months10 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We were told that we could choose anything from Winning Appliances as they were their supplier. Sounds like this has changed since we made our selections. Bugger.

10 months10 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Landscaping began yesterday. Currently just sorting out the drainage and retaining walls before we think too much about turf and plants. Need time to save up some cash for that…

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10 months10 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Awesome news!
It starts . . .

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10 months10 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

In the special conditions section of the contract it states Rawson only need to notify the rain days at the completion, so yes it makes it very difficult to know…

11 months11 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

We added a new feature to the house a couple of weeks ago. Little Lachlan arrived safety on the 29th September. Finally get to use the nursery however it also…

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
11 months11 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson build in Cameron Park

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of this. It looks amazing! Well done and congrats!

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12 months12 monthsKateAndDukeKateAndDuke posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Some photos of rooms that have been sorted with furniture and decor (spoiler alert: not many).

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