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3 d3 dluxbuildluxbuild 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 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild 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 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

8 d8 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

12 d12 dluxbuildluxbuild 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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13 d13 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Bare Minimum Electrical during Build

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

17 d17 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

17 d17 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

17 d17 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

18 d18 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

How big is your lot.. looks like the fence goes on forever!

19 d19 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

If you bail after tender, you should only be out of pocket what you'd paid up until then.
That $1500 isn't typically a deposit, it's to pay for the tender work…

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

I'm not suprised your alfresco query could get lost in the process, as when you know the plans are wrong but they want you to sign off for now, as…

21 d21 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Came across this post in the blog thread:
Rawson Nightmare
We'd love our blog included in the front posting!
Rawson Homes - Kingston 33 Knockdown Rebuild - Western Sydney
viewtopic.php?p=1824496#p1824496

22 d22 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Water damage from theft

Sorry to hear about the water damage, take lots of photos, and can you get your own inspector in?
From NSW it says:
NSW Health supports the use of rainwater for: toilet…

23 d23 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Building Consultant or Building Inspector for first home

If you are getting a construction loan the bank may also do their own inspections prior to paying, but I also agree getting your own inspector is recommended.
Also if you…

23 d23 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Yeah, its hardly even the standard HIA contract when they add 23 special conditions on to it (26 if you break out the sub items)

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25 d25 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Hi Salfield,
So according to the contract:
all selections and variations signed off
developer approval (if applicable)
structural and hydraulic engineer details received
demo completed
surveyors peg out received
council or other bond/fees paid by owner
+…

26 d26 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Wow.. thats not good and disappointing to hear.

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

So just looking through their contract:
: owner cannot withhold payment even if Rawson in in breach of the contract
: 2mm rain in the nearest suburb is a rain delay +…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We aren't as far along as you Simon, but hope they kick it off without needing a push, and you can save your 'blow up' for later :)

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1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Change to ceiling height

Wouldn't it be the overall height of the house where your issue is?

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
New single storey home scaffolding question

Maybe the threshold is at 2.55 before scafolding is needed, which is why they design the homes that way?
I imagine the roofers would use the type that just puts a…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
New single storey home scaffolding question

https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/scaffolding
which says if you can fall more than 2 metres you need scaffoldnig, so maybe working to 2.7 now makes it nessecary.
Interesting point from IamSAM regarding…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
First time build - plan presentation prep

At the plan presentation they'll also ask about the external doors you want (and also the bath for some reason) and more importantly windows.So if you want bigger windows,changed to/from…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Windermere

Yeah, originally it seems all tenders had to be presented by 17/8/18, but I see now it is that you need to request a tender by 30/11/18.
That was around when…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Windermere

Sounds like the powerwall prices are about to go up.. be interesting to see how it affects the Rawson offer.

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson build in Cameron Park

Hi,
Can you tell us what your tile and cupboard/vanity colours are?
edit: oh, and your carpet too please :)
We are thinking of doing something similar so…

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1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson build in Cameron Park

Congratulations.. must be an awesome feeling!

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Thanks for the information everyone.
Yes, I did see a display home (not a Rawson) where it was two slabs glued together. I hadn't seen that anywhere else before and it…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Has anyone upgraded their ceasarstone or polytec from the standard selections, and how much did it cost?
I appreciate kitchens/vanitie sizes will differ, but wondering how much the cost difference is.
And…

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