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3 months3 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We have a solar HWS as there is no natural gas here. We originally had a heat pump system planned but we couldn’t get the basix cert without switching to…

3 months3 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Agreed Yara.
Stick with base model and put the upgrade cost towards solar after handover, then the majority of your aircon cost is free anyway.
We paid for an extra zone- prob…

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3 months3 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just ask your SS. It’s not exactly more work for them if they’re putting a batten light there anyway, he might do you a favour.
When we built W didn’t offer…

3 months3 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You can just pay for an extra control pad with the base model.

4 months4 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Chase them up. They didn’t come to us until we did.

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4 months4 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I know the feeling but the bricks cost about $600 a pallet so it’s not small change we’re talking about

4 months4 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Sell the bricks.
We sold ours on marketplace for a few hundred, easily.
I agree the NBN provisioning is a rip off.
Enjoy your new home

5 months5 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The mirror sizes will be on the bathroom plans in your end panel. We didn’t upgrade any but got a full length one in our en-suite, I think because the…

5 months5 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Upgrade cost Off-White mortar

Perhaps this is because they don’t usually point the inside of the brick walls as you don’t see it, so would be extra labour and materials not just a colour…

5 months5 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Upgrade cost Off-White mortar

It’s usually hundreds, not thousands. It was included in our build (Wisdom homes).

5 months5 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

That isn’t true. You may get charged more due to council or basix requirements, if they hit rock during your build etc etc.
There is no point fighting the charge…

5 months5 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Everyone building in a new estate gets charged this. Not sure why W don’t include it in the tender to start with.

6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You should get 2 wall supports for Tvs included. Something to check with your SS once frames are done.

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6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Feedback on the plans

Sorry one more. We store shoes in the under stair cupboard. You’ll be closely coming in via the garage anyway. We have a nook in the hallway for a hall…

6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Feedback on the plans

I would also cost out extending current theatre to be inline with alfresco. And another thing that looks good is extending the kitchen wall out 600mm so that the cabinetry…

6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Feedback on the plans

I would switch theatre and family room, make the new theatre a bit smaller than current family room and fully enclose and soundproof it. Just one small highlight window in…

6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Well, that’s really a “how long is a piece of string” question but our base price was ~390k, tender ~425, final build price was 504 I think. We were pretty…

6 months6 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You can make variations after you get your first set of plans, as you undoubtedly will so don’t stress too much over what you’ve included.
Keep in mind there’s a levels…

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Render ideas help needed please.

That is definitely not surfmist. Surfmist is close to white. Could be colourbond dune? Or even half strength.

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wollongong. Was a CDC though not DA.

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Our garage is only 5.5m wide and we’re in Wollongong. Perhaps a developer requirement not council?
6m garage would be better. Ours is still not organised but not sure we could…

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

Hi, the build took 29 weeks from slab to PCI.
We are happy, love the house. A few outstanding maintenance items (slow process after handover) but nothing major.

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We got Wisdom to do retaining in our back yard so they could “level” it, where accessible by machine. They couldn’t get a machine in after the build so it…

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

All normal.

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We don’t have the window splashback but I wouldn’t do anything there. Can neighbours really see much through it?
You could do a more mid-weight fabric for curtains instead of sheers,…

7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We did a mix of roller blinds and plantation shutters. Still saving for sheer curtains for the 2 lounge rooms.
Personally I like to be able to sleep in darkness…

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7 months7 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi,
Did you chase this up? Sorry if that’s a silly question. It’s just we had our maintenance inspection and then nothing happened for months until we chased them up. Then…

8 months8 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

This is ours

Building with Wisdom Homes
8 months8 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Really?! But the standard staircase is just MdF and not finished underneath so surely its standard to gyprock under it. They don’t charge for the extra frame/plaster so I assume…

8 months8 monthsMandM+4MandM+4 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just a normal standard sized door. I don’t remember it costing much. Love that cupboard for school bags and shoes.

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