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1 d1 dMelosMelos 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.

1 d1 dMelosMelos 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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1 d1 dMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

A few more pics

2 d2 dMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

I’m kind of going about this arse end about. We got our keys today finished our build with Tullipan homes. This is the first home we have built and it…

Got the keys today
5 d5 dMelosMelos posted:
Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Check the special conditions, especially look for things relating to progress payments, fees for changes to the plans, price increases, your ability to have inspections done, delays, breaches of contract,…

6 d6 dMelosMelos posted:
What's the design plan submitted to Council look like?

Hey Andrew each council is a little different in their requirements. Go to your councils site and do a search on das. They will list all the documents that are…

7 d7 dMelosMelos posted:
What's the design plan submitted to Council look like?

It doesn’t have to. It is basically minimum viable product. Council is interested in things like;
- whole floor space ratio
- window and door size and position
- room size and position
-…

7 d7 dMelosMelos posted:
Overwhelmed about new/old house.

Any electrical work will need to be done by s licences electrician. We had our 1920s place rewired and even though you can’t see the results it was worth the…

8 d8 dMelosMelos posted:
Home design 9m wide northwest SYD NSW

Tullipan have a couple if narrow designs on their site. They will custom design one for your block.
https://www.tullipanhomes.com.au/home-d ... Home-Sites

8 d8 dMelosMelos posted:
Duplex build questions

We are at hand over stage with tullipan homes. They are custom builders but the also have a bunch of designs you can pick from, which includes a range of…

12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

We are hoping to get our keys this week. So I don’t know how it will fair long term.

12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

Our house is rendered but they painted it after they rendered. So maybe that’s what he plans to do

29 d29 dMelosMelos posted:
Mcdonald Jones - tavira three - extending the width

Congrats on the new build. If you are building with cdc for a single storey home you need a side setback of 90cm on each side

29 d29 dMelosMelos posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

No and we had no luck escalating, our admin apparently took it to management and management said no.

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We had the same thing, we got our contract the week after our tender expired along with a 6k increase and we hadn’t even got through council at that stage.…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Practical completion and OC

Our builder did all the paperwork for oc . The certifier then came back with a list of requirements for an oc and a temporary oc. We need some landscaping…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Container house

Dougp is building a container home viewtopic.php?t=94517

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Gas Hot Water System

We just put in a heat pump it is more expensive upfront, really efficient and with a large solar array and batteries we are hoping to be almost off the…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Building near protected trees

For cdc have a look at clause 3.33
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/vi ... /572/part3
You also need to check your local councils website as they should have clear guidelines for trees…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
review bans not good for consumer

There are new reviews for wisdom on the site now. Interesting that 17 of the 104 have all been written in the last month and they are all 5 stars.

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building near protected trees

It’s an ugly brush box. Energy Aust come through every few years and cut the side off it
We wanted to move our driveway to the opposite side but it’s too…

Building near protected trees
2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building near protected trees

I know right we would need to sell the house to cover the cost. The tree is completely lopsided because energy Aust cut the side out of it so it…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building near protected trees

Part of a kdr da, we have a tree in the middle of the nature strip and we wanted to move our drive way to the opposite side it was…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building near protected trees

We request a tree removed from the nature strip. It was rejected and we have a $1.4 million bounty on the tree. If the tree dies during before or 18…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Project builder or custom builder

We are building with Tullipan (about to complete handover) the build has been fantastic, no dramas and we are very happy with the finish. We don’t have a sloping block.…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

How much will court cost?

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Alfresco a few metres off ground level

How high off the ground should it be according to your plans?
Can you put a pic up of the position on the block?

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Does the final pre-handover inspection include driveway and

Depends on your contract. Is your builder doing your driveway and landscaping?

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

We have just had one put in but it’s not a stratco, the brand we got was an eclipse opening roof.
https://hv.com.au/product/alfresco-opening-roof-flat/

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I see what you mean now. Have a chat to your site supervisor once you have the inspection done. How long after the slab pour was the heavy rain?

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