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2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Builder not providing dates

Yep, Im a software developer, so I understand your frustration but we can control our env more than they can. Unfortunately you are just going to have to wait. Even…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Builder not providing dates

They aren’t going to know this far out. You only have to have someone/something not available and that can throw the schedule. I know it’s frustrating but you probably won’t…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Site supervisor meeting

I would say try and set some expectations for example. We told out site supervisor that we wanted an update every second Friday. We would call or text at the…

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2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Fibreglass Pool

I would question what sort of neighbour would assume it’s ok not to ask. Unless it’s an empty block of land then that might be different.
A friend had their front…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Builder Incentive how does it work?

I’d love to know how many people qualify for the discount

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Builder Incentive how does it work?

I don’t think this is how most builders do it. They have a package and it covers a bunch of things it’s added onto the price and that’s the price.…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Wide block with narrow floorplan

There are a few things you can do.
1. Most builders have no problem with you extending rooms, you could simple take each room out wider.
2. Position it on one…

3 months3 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

We are loving it. The kids use the bath a couple of times a week.
They are a central coast builder, when we started the process the had a rule that…

3 months3 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Sure send me a message happy to chat.

4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Interim Occupational Certificate change coming

We’ve had the keys since mid May and we haven’t yet got the drive way sorted. So yes it will cause all sorts of issues if they don’t modify what…

4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Driveway

Does anyone have a driveway installer or a paver they would recommend in Sydney.
Thanks

4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Bath moved! Value of private inspection?

We had a private inspection done prehandover it was absolutely worth it. They found things we didn’t know to look for. That said we had no major issues.

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4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Interim occupational certificate

It’s full of water but not the type you want to swim in. We’ve moved in and we are currently getting quotes for some hard landscaping that needs to be…

4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Interim Occupational Certificate change coming

My understanding is that you can no longer get an interim certificate you can only get the full certificate, so things like driveways will need to be completed before you…

4 months4 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

The garden looks fantastic. Can you share your landscapers details

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Wow can’t wait to see it come together

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5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building on a sloping block

You can get rainwater tank flower beds that double as retaining walls. These might come in handy for what you need and may reduce the cost.
Your images aren’t showing

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Originally we had a full height windows across the back as we wanted to see into the back yard but they don’t open and we get the hot afternoon sun…

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5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

That sounds good. We are putting a double sided one in our lounge dining. I’ll pop some pics when it’s done. This is the space it will go in. We…

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!
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5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Raked ceiling

Where are you located

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Fire pit looks great. What did you end up deciding around the ethernol vs wood?

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Thank you. They are called greenwood griege

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Wow! Love the fire pit and the silver travertine looks fantastic.
We are putting large rectangular silver travertine around our pool. I love that it doesn’t absorb the heat like tiles…

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Wow. It’s really coming along. I love your kitchen selections.

5 months5 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Yes we put one both bathrooms. They are great just make sure you label the switches so the kids don’t leave them on

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6 months6 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Fixing Stage and electrical

Depends what your contract says. Who is your builder? Generally if you have a progress payment say for the electrical stage 90% could be completed for them to ask for…

6 months6 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

We stole Mrsjm’s feature lights in the entry hall.

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6 months6 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Thanks guys.
Here are a couple more of the en-suite

6 months6 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Get a copy of their contract before you send any money with them. Make sure you are happy with it before moving forward.

6 months6 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Yes we did we took our Wishlist and sat down with there draftsman and started from scratch. we had all the contour surveys done and existing block diagrams to show…

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