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13 h13 hluxbuildluxbuild 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…

13 h13 hluxbuildluxbuild 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…

28 d28 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

28 d28 dluxbuildluxbuild 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
28 d28 dluxbuildluxbuild 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…

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild 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 ;) ?

1 month1 monthluxbuildluxbuild 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Bare Minimum Electrical during Build

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

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

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

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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
+…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Wow.. thats not good and disappointing to hear.

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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 +…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Change to ceiling height

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

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