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8 d8 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

They should have built to the approved plans and levels.
Are the slab levels correct and it's a landscaping problem between the homes or is it that the land wasn't…

10 d10 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Provisional Allowance Refund

The builder will send you invoices at various stages (slab/framing/etc) and you authorise the bank to pay those amounts.
Your borrowed amount increases each time the bank pays the builder.
If…

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

Yeah I don't understand how all these things like ductwork come up on site. They've presumably built these same designs a number of times and it should be known to…

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW
2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

Do you have your site/soil survey?
A H2 soil it highly reactive and it seems it was included in your fixed site costs. Most builders seem to include 'M' and you…

2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

I agree they don't clarify or mention bevel edge.
Looking at other builds on here they seem to be square edge finger pulls.
They should have some profile drawing as per this…

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Building inspector - not really worth it

and may want to work for the builder later etc.
I get the impression a few of the site supervisors have worked for a few different builders.. so yes, nobody wants…

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

Im not a professional, but that looks cosmetic at best.

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2 months2 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Scratched window frames

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

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild posted:
Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?

Definitely, but get a good one.

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

3 months3 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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…

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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?

4 months4 monthsluxbuildluxbuild 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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4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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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4 months4 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…

4 months4 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?…

4 months4 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…

5 months5 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…

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