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4 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Wrong render color?

Yeah looks darker.
Perhaps the display home is faded a bit or wasnt really painted Terrible Billy?
You can always check it with a colour swatch.

4 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

The standard tender says 2 zones and one on at a time, which is normally one floor.
1 zone in 3 sounds fine. I think they get concerned if its one…

12 d12 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

re $70k offer and tile allowance. It can only be used at the tiles direct appointment, so if you've paid for everything in the tender, it cant be used against…

15 d15 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Thats great to hear.
Hopefully this apparent slow down in new jobs rewards the professional tradies and forces the others to up their game.

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Setback R&C

Do you know what the reason given for the successful 5.0m setback was?
Is your proposed subdivision the same as your neighboring blocks?

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Hi,
I saw on your blog that the piering and formwork started.
The birds eye view from the drone are pretty handy.
Congratulations!
Do you get provided the slab design drawing?

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Hi Salfield,
Just to let you know I'm following your build and appreciate your posts, you are a lot more advanced than we are, so we are learning a lot from…

29 d29 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Need advice on building by breaching contract

Remember the 60K is a post contract variation and at the end of the day may not be applied due to their terms and conditions.
You'd have to find out if…

29 d29 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Variations/Upgrades to a new build

So true.
Exactly the same tactic for their standard house offerings too, just enough to get an occupancy certificate, but most people would like to upgrade something in the build, especially…

29 d29 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Variations/Upgrades to a new build

As it appears the builder has said, that they offer a standard build/inclusions with only a limited number of choices. The garage door not being one of them.
I've seen this…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation

The letter appears to be written as person v person.

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

It seems odd that its applied as a post contract variation, so you presumably have to sign up for the full price (and get finance approved for the full price…

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

Ok.. so at least it was on the plans and not an building site change.
Looking at your plans, I notice you seem to have bricks on one side of your…

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

Hi Simon,
What are you going to do about the steel beam? Get it replaced/get a refund/get an engineering sign off?
I guess they thought it was needed for the span since…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Incorrect roof pitch

I guess in reality that blue roof line (hip rafter) isn't parallel to the red or green ones, so it might just look a little odd as its also angled…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Incorrect roof pitch

Ah I see. Thanks. I highlighted your photo to help show the issue.
It seems some of the later rafters seem to be at the right angle, but not sure whats…

Incorrect roof pitch
3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Incorrect roof pitch

To clarify, it's 5 degrees on the plans, they seem to be building it at 5 degrees, but you want it changed to 22.5 to match the other roof pitches?
Wouldn't…

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

Thats great to see.. and with the rain recently too!
Is that the upgraded stair well ;) ?

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Wow.. crazy how the stairs can be a problem for so many people.
It sounds like we'll stay away from any sort of polished wood.
We also wanted the display home stairs…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Sadly, we are having the same issue with the stairs, and asked for exactly what you did.. display home look but carpeted.
I can't see Rawson or Genneral Staircase changing their…

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

Congratulations on the progress!
Also interesting to see the extra pipe in the powder room to service the upstairs bathrooms

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4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Hi AIB,
I've been thinking about your ducting problem, and I can't believe Rawson think that is acceptable and presented it to you, instead of solving the problem and building it…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

According to the contract, 21.3, you give the builder written notice of things that need doing for practical completion. They can accept it or reject it.
Remember the air conditioning or…

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4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

I know they say ducting location is up to the installer, but if you haven't changed the house design too much, you'd think they would have sorted this sort of…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Windermere

The tender will say if they are increasing the unit due to the size of the house. If it's over 35 squares the larger unit is already in the price.
I…

5 months5 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Windermere

Yep, agree with everything you said..
Dont worry about having a few revisions to the tender, get everything in there you've asked for, although it can be confusing as they'll often…

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5 months5 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Bare Minimum Electrical during Build

I guess the bare minimum is what is required to get the occupancy certificate?

5 months5 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Ok,
But when did you pay the initial deposit becasue that it when the countdown starts.
I would have thought they'd give the option of staying with what you have, or going…

5 months5 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Did you or anyone put any dimmer switches in, I think those 20 downlights are dimmable?
Also, did you get the $4k tile allowance?
Did anyone upgrade carpets and what was the…

5 months5 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

This is what they currently have on their website, so it seems it's 18 months from initial deposit, then all the other checkpoints along the way, and then $250pw damages…

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