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2 years2 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

You wouldn't think the perimeter path would be wide enough to crack, although anything's possible with concrete.
I had a look at a friends concrete driveway from decades ago and hardly…

2 years2 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Ok 5m x 5m apart does quite far, 3x3 sounds right to me. I notice there are cracks right through the middle of our 6x6 garage, I understand this is…

2 years2 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Yes either one of those things can make you EXTREMELY busy on their own - I know!!
I'm not much help other than our experience that I'm in the north east…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Home builders - South Australia

To answer the last question yes you can definitely see the options whenever you like at Direct Interiors we went a couple of times before selections.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Well done, you made it!! I can remember those make-do meals when first moved in, great times!!! Enjoy your new home, and as a bonus you will be able to…

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3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

We were with ANZ. I just called a couple of times to check on it and it happened sooner than they said so hopefully yours will too!

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

Congrats on handover! We have the same (westinghouse) oven/cooktop and they have been working great, so hopefully same for you.

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3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Our builder put the ducted A/C in, they left a gap of about 20mm (sometimes 25mm) under the doors. I'm no expert, but 10mm above the slab sounds like you…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Grrr to neighbours and fences, ours wasn't nearly as bad as your photo, but still I found in general many people won't spend any money on fences, no matter how…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
What can expect as fixed site cost at contract?

I have a feeling this is a really common question. I think it depends on the builder, one builder gave us a 100% guarantee it would be fixed even if…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Argh Bobbin I think you have hit rock bottom. Surely the way is up from here. If any consolation the last bit really drags on but once you are in…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

PCI was only 6 days after painting finished for us, so might be getting close!
You must have a nice SS - for us they put the build on hold while…

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3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

Ronski - Gas line went in after painting started for us, so right towards end. Gas meter went in two weeks before handover.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

Yes we had a bit of pooling around slab and SS assured us this was OK, even though I had read this isn't good elsewhere.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

Hehe, yesterday was crazy hey. Looks like your temporary stormwater didn't work too well.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Yep I agree all those things are one day jobs, except for painting, I don't think a single painter could do a house in a week! Our painter took 8.5…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Interesting regarding SS, we had 'R'. I think they supervise about 10 on the go so maybe there is more builds than that on the north side at the moment.…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Installing ceiling before roof covering?

The balcony ceiling is supposed to be weather resistant? Not sure why they wouldn't just wait for the main roof though.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Hmm yes people seem to think that houses under construction aren't owned by anyone! Reminds me of when I turned up to our build one day and a guy was…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

What is 'temp stormwater'? They didn't do any stormwater for us except put the downpipes on of course.
Was a few weeks delay before our painter started and then he took…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Yeah retaining is just annoying and expensive. Our RW contractor said that nobody wakes up in the morning saying 'I want retaining'! ..It's something you grudgingly have to do.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Custom build in Adelaide.

The tiling looks great. My fave pic is the laundry, very nice!

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Argh yes I remember the feeling all too well, so many times I thought that it *could* happen quicker especially towards the end.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Lights embedded in concrete driveway - where to start?

Hey colebatchd,
Just came across your question. I drove past a house the other night and it looked like they had done lights embedded in the concrete. I like things like…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Building Custom Design with Fairmont Homes - Lewiston SA

Hi yes everything has been fairly smooth thanks. Our main gripe has been the end of one benchtop doesn't really match, I think I will continue to fight that one…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Building Custom Design with Fairmont Homes - Lewiston SA

Curious to know the reason why you would get Fairmont to do the carpet? It was pretty easy for us to arrange after the build and took the installer one…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Nice overhead cupboards in laundry. Definitely got floor drain in our laundry without asking too - every time we use washing machine the bubbles come up through there, anyone know…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Our first build with Fairmont Homes - Blakes Crossing South

Interesting, when all our foundations were dug and I had no idea that wet was better! I know that cold and wet is better for pouring concrete though.

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build

Yeah with the price of renovating, I think you did the right thing, and you get a brand new house with a custom floorplan! I have subscribed to the thread…

3 years3 yearsMan1Man1 posted:
Fairmont Home builders - South Australia

I reckon bricklaying was one of the biggest jobs on our whole build, it took them two and a half weeks from start to finish. It felt like a long…

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