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22 d22 dkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

This is concerning. I hope they realise they are under the watchlist and do a better job.
Please keep us posted on how you go with NCAT.

22 d22 dkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Iā€™m so sorry that you are going through all this. My question is why is product reviews so positive? Make it more public so these builders get a warning and…

25 d25 dkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Also, to anyone building with Firststyle homes, there is a new Facebook group now -

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25 d25 dkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

This is very worrying. What is their answer to all the defects? At what stage do you learn about the 1.5m cable, etc? We are in stage 5 (paint and…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Looking for designs which have a void in the living/dining

Check Grantham from Firstyle homes. We wanted to have void area and opted for Grantham

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

We finished all our appointments late Feb I think.
Our finance set us back, it took a while.
Here is the rough timeline
1. go through all appointments (external colors, internal…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

We chose tiles in a separate appointment. We had to go to Abruzzo tiles for tiles, I am not sure if there are other tile providers.
Color's appointment will be in…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

It got really slow between bricks and pre-lining (5 months, including Christmas break etc). We kept pushing and now they have picked up the speed. It's still looking like they…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Have you escalated with them already?
We have escalated a few times, our build progress was bad between brick stage and pre-lining/lining stage (stage 3 and stage 4). We kept escalating…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

12 months since the construction began or since you signed the contract?
Richard is our site supervisor. The finish date as per the contract is 7 June, but the kitchen company…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Compared to Box Hill display village Grantham, we have changed the floor plan a bit. We have our butlers pantry, laundry towards the rear of the house like Montara model.…

2 months2 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Hi,
We signed our fixed price tender in December 2022. At the time, there was no rule to have minimum Basix rating of 7 or whatever it is now. I…

6 months6 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Ours is in Empire Drive

6 months6 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

1. Were there any notable delays from the builder, apart from the usual ones like council and finance approvals?
There weren't much delays for us. If I had to recall, we…

6 months6 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

It's going well so far. We got in touch with a few people who have already finished their build and know someone who is going to build next street to…

11 months11 monthskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Firstyle Tile Selection

Hi Kaiser85,
We are building with Firstyle Homes. Our build has just started, slab pour is on Saturday (hopefully!).
Their standard range is pretty good. We did our tile selection in…

1 year1 yearkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

There were a few delays, but it wasn't as bad. We are overall happy with Firstyle. Waiting to start the construction, in the last stages of finance approval

1 year1 yearkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Anyone building with Firstyle Homes? Let's connect

Hi all,
We are building a custom version of Grantham 37.5 from Firstyle Homes in Gables, NSW. Ours is approximately 40.3 sq.
I don't see anyone building with Firstyle anymore, but…

1 year1 yearkoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Landscape design for our house to be built in Gables.

Hi all,
I am after a Landscape Designer that can draw us a few designs and provide quotations. Any recommendations?
Our builder has said that it is our responsibility to get a…

2 years2 yearskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Fixed Site costs

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your reply. The site analysis report document itself doesn't talk about footings, however, I found this in the tender.

I would be one angry person if there…

Fixed Site costs
2 years2 yearskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Fixed Site costs

Thanks, heaps for your reply. For point 2, the house is going to be 375sqm.

2 years2 yearskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Fixed Site costs

Hi all,
We have received the soil test report and it has come out with a P rating. The site cost given to us by the builder is 35k. This…

Fixed Site costs
2 years2 yearskoffeetimekoffeetime posted:
Firstyle Homes Grantham 37.5 - NSW build

We are planning to build with Firstyle homes (modified Grantham 37.5) and have paid a $1000 initial deposit for the soil test and survey. If anyone has built recently with…

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