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KateRG88

Geelong Australia
Joined 12 May 2013
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1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Our land settled Dec 2015 and site start was March 1st 2016

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Totally agree! With all of the variations we had post contract they never charged us that $500 fee or put up much of a fight with what we wanted to…

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I personally highly recommend Carlisle Homes. They have been awesome the whole way through our build! Just like all things, there are pro's con's to each builder. Things sometimes go…

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Thank you! PCI is on Monday so we haven't had it just yet! Any advice to us would be great too haha.

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hey all! We have our PCI on Monday, does anyone have any tips or a list of things to look for?
Here's a little look at our kitchen with the…

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1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Fixing stage only took 2 days for us! It has been 5 weeks since we completed fixing stage and we are due to handover probably on June 24th Approx

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I've just popped up some updated photos of our build on the blog!
We had a break in on the weekend as well and they broke the lock on the…

1 year1 yearKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

How exciting i hope your build is going well and you're happy with your selections!
I think we are looking at Mid End June as well i have a feeling?…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

For those who have completed their build, what was everyones average build times etc?
We've got completion stage starting Monday (completed fixing stage), wondering how long from now until handover approx?
Painting/Tiling…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Just finished frame stage! Roof trusses are up and gutters are on. Next up is lock up stage.

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2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We got a "P" site classification and a waffle pod slab of 150mm i think.
Frame stage already now! Slab was poured Tuesday and had most of the frame done…

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2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

They don't service the Geelong area unfortunately!

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I think it's 10%. We just got a quote for them to do our 24sq single story with white time Venetians and a couple of dual blinds and it was…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We've still got our VIP card to use (only just started building though). I can't find the site for it either, but off the top of my head a couple…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hey All, our build started on March 1st and we have our slab boxed now! YAY! Slab goes in today/tomorrow.

Should have a frame this time next week hopefully.

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Haha good luck! They called me with a passive aggressive lady telling me how much she loved my blog and then eased into "so those prices you've got up are…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We got Cat 2 timber Laminate "The Gosvenor" and it cost us $1,110 in lieu of carpet to the kitchen/entry/meals/living areas in our 24 sq house. That was when there…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I had done the same thing and typed up all our upgrades/prices to our blog, but got a courtesy call from Carlisle Homes social media person asking me to take…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We signed our quote and had our first meeting with our Carlisle Homes Sales Rep in Armstrong Creek last year back in Feb, land was supposed to title July/Aug and…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We chose cat 2 laminate flooring from the 'Lighthouse Collection' called "The Gosvenor". Build starts in Jan so we dont have full photos of a whole floor and haven't seen…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Perhaps our quote include some sort of render promo that was on and that's why it's so much cheaper? I actually can't remember haha

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We are building the Addison 24 with the Ramsay facade and we paid $748 to "Provide render to the balance of the front facade over standard areas".
Hope this helps!

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Oooh strange! Are they letting you continue with your floorplan selection?

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Just asked the CLE and she didn't know and asked me to contact Brian from Carlisle Homes in the estate we are building in. But i don't think it will…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Anyone know about CH discontinuing house designs?
We are building the Addison and it's no longer on their website as an option to choose...

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Our tender was back in June and our land is titling in about a week. But perhaps it's something to do with your site costs? Ours are fixed so they…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Yeah we had a couple of things we changed just before contract signing and they made us wait until we signed the contracts too. But they printed out the 'Post…

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

How much time off over christmas did the tradies take? Was there a bit of a stand still for a month?

2 years2 yearsKateRG88KateRG88 posted:
anyone building in armstrong creek?

Oh awesome thanks! Do you have any photos? :)

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