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10 h10 hluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Looking great.
I'm guessing you've had a "wow its big" moment already?
Have you worked out the colour coding on the lines, hot /cold/ rainwater / ?
Red, black, green and…

5 d5 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Builder Incentive how does it work?

Sounds a bit like this Port Davis offer. You have to be prepared to pay the full amount in case you don't qualify for the discount.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=94493
Sounds…

5 d5 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Slogged with an unexpected bill at end of build

From what you are saying, it doesn't seem to be inline with Clause 18 of the HIA contract at all.
Could it be under a provisional sum?

7 d7 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Builders access to site

Normally they put aggregate down to provide all weather access, as they should have known the driveway wouldn't handle the traffic, but 30m is a pretty long run.
Nothing in your…

8 d8 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

here is the link to the vcat ruling

It is Avramoski v Barrett Property Group Western Region, who are part of the Porter Davis Homes group.

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8 d8 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Hi Salfield,
Congratulations on moving in.. looks really nice!
Hope all the things on your defect list are small and they get sorted out quickly.

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12 d12 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Demo before CDC approval

Sounds like you are organising the demo yourself?
Have you put in your separate CDC for demolition?
Remember you need time to get things disconnected, I think gas can take the longest?
Personally…

20 d20 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

The weather looks like it's been kind to you.. I bet the tradies are hoping for some rain to have a break!
Handy having an empty block next to you.
Looking…

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Have you asked Darbecca if they have any of those qualifications?
I agree it's best to have an your own inspector, and a qualified one would seem to have a better…

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1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Windermere

Rawson seem terrible at understanding aircon. We've had real troubles getting what should be a simple setup done.
They could have added a slave controller, which is cheaper (but they charge…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Building with Rawson - handover delay and delay fees?

Not sure if you've heard or if it will affect you, but I understand that soon (September) interim OCs won't be issued.
https://www.claytonutz.com/knowledge/20 ... ember-2019
So Rawson have'nt…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Building with Rawson - handover delay and delay fees?

How do they explain the 2 month delay to rectify the problems?
Curious about the height of the doors and needing to be bolted etc. Was your build under CDC or…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
NBN-Watch difference betw. FTTN (to Node) vs FTTP (Premises)

If the contract says FTTP and you are on twisted pair, yep.. certainly not getting what you paid for.

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Hi,
Thanks for posting the photos.
In the the family room photo, any idea why the ceiling joists are a little different, in that it has a gap with no noggins(?) on…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Ducted air question

Hi Salfield,
Do you have the standard controller BRC1E62? It can be set up to use the sensor in the panel or at the return air in the ceiling.
These guys have…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Electrical upgrades

You'll need 3 phase power if you have a large airconditioner, so yes for bigger homes.

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

JiMb00, I appreciate the effort you've put into your reply. Thank you that's really helpful. Its good to know you've got value from it, and its not like those inspections…

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

Hi JiMb00,
So you've found them good?
What inspections have you had done? Im guess slab then pre lining.. ?
edit: Have you found Rawson ok to work with your inspections? I'd…

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

What do the drawings say? Are they a little more sensible or give you something to go back to them on?
Can the end post be in line with the railing…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Cutting down or waiting to start build?

Another suggestion is to see what deal the builder may offer if you were sign now instead of deferring.
If you haven't signed a contract there is nothing stopping you from…

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

hmm.. looks like the formula has changed or something.
A little bit of warmth is ok, and with your first photo seeing it a room scale with the fireplace and walls…

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

I wouldnt match the lime wash sample to your floor, it appears to much redder.
I googled your product code and name to see if I could find your sample chart…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

Just catching up with your build.. great to see the progress.
Agree 100% with the electrical appointment.. sounds like you went in more prepared then we were but ours went quickly…

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

Those vertical shower niches are a good idea. I hope it was intentional ;)
Getting closer!

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

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... t-exposure
"The Melbourne stonemason, who worked for a small company installing kitchens, has been diagnosed with potentially deadly silicosis following exposure to silica dust from…

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

I like the raised roof in the alfresco. Is that standard or something you asked for?
Be interesting to see how the lawsuit against all the artificial stone manufactures affects future…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Got the keys today

That looks great Melos.
Congratulations!
The photos look like they could be in a product brochure. Very tidy.
I agree trees can really gum up the works when building.

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Be very specifc (you can't be too specific!) when adding variations. Get everything listed on the variation so you know later if it is included or not, although this isn't…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Gotta say I've had it with their Admin team now.
I think their variation process need a revamp.

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

Sorry and dissappointed to hear that Salfield, but sadly I can see that happening.
Funnily enough I was going to add a similar post to the general rawson thread regarding variations…

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