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17 h17 hluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Scratched window frames

your pictures weren't showing for me, so copied below.

4 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

I noticed in your first email you mentioned about possibly withholding future payments.
You need to check the contract on whether you can do that. Some also add you have…

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4 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Who pays for the Building Surveyor?

Where they organised by you/your bank or the builder?
Normally the one the builder has is already paid by you in the contract, but the bank will charge you for their…

4 d4 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

I guess this is one for a structural engineer, but do you have any drawings showing the location of the beams?
Were they meant to be that close to the edge?

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7 d7 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

I saw you posted some of your housespect report pages in another thread, how good was Rawson getting those fixed?
Your place is looking great by the way.
Is all that black…

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8 d8 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?

Definitely, but get a good one.

11 d11 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Builder refuses PCI after getting the building inspection

In another of your posts you mentioned the builder finished the build early and that the insurance has now lapsed.
But if thats home warranty insurance thats good for 6 years…

20 d20 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson homes

I cant help you on build times but think it's going to hard to time it perfectly. Had a similar but less dramatic juggling act when looking to rent and…

28 d28 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Interesting to see they use a timerlook aluminum on your design while on other designs its a cedar cladding.
I wonder if they're moving away from cedar.
I'm guessing yours will…

28 d28 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Hi Salfield,
Good to hear they've managed to remove the film.
I see they have a telescopic post/jackpost in the middle of your alfresco.
Was that temporary until they cut a wooden…

29 d29 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Hi Salfield,
Do you still have the plastic wrap on your windows? Stegbar puts a note on their windows that the plastic film must be removed within 3 months delivery to…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Sorry to hear that Salfield, thats pretty ordinary on their part.
So when they poured the driveway they hit the pipe?

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Problem with 1 year old slab - coral homes

Hi,
I expect you'll soon get some help from the experts on the forum, but as its the day before a long weekend you might not get an answer straight away.
There…

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

That section isn't stepped down or anything is it? I guess they put more mortar per course in there?
I see they will fix it, so thats good.
Do you know what…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
How does a parapet wall help with building height?

The building height envelope follows the existing ground level (in NSW at least), so if there is bit of natural slope, moving the parapet wall might make it fit in…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Selecting a Builder - Rawson high upfront site costs

You'll have to pay the tender price so they can do a site survey etc before you can get some firming pricing, although that also starts the clock ticking on…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Selecting a Builder - Rawson high upfront site costs

Do you know if the sales consultant is saying that's what Rawson would charge or what you need to budget for, for example adding in demo costs, council contributions etc?
Can…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Although it might twitch the OCD, it presumably makes it fairly easy to put on an additional 300W panel.
Remind them to take of the blue film before the scaffolding comes…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Hi SaveH20,
Just wanted to say thank you for your posts on the forum, they are really helpful, calm and educational.

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Stormwater on back property

Not sure what state this you are in, but in NSW without a rainwater tank (if that's what will happen in your case) your BASIX score could be lower, and…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Stormwater on back property

So I guess you wont have any rainwater tanks if presumably the water is to be collected in the water pit?
Can you work out what the pond is used for?…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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?

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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