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2 years2 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Melb SE suburbs. But I assure you this issue is not localised to the SE.

2 years2 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Carlisle Homes - Appointing independent building surveyor

Hi All, I highly recommend NOT signing any tender or contracts with CH at the moment. They are accepting far more jobs than they can find workers or suppliers to…

2 years2 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi All, I highly recommend NOT signing any tender or contracts with CH at the moment. They are accepting far more jobs than they can find workers or suppliers to…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi ericaust. It is not a standard inclusion even in Affinity range. I enquired about it at our tender meeting (many months ago) & she said it would cost nearly…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The alt solutions allows them to only waterproof a limited area (i think it was just the shower base) as the wooden particle board flooring upstairs is considered water resistant.…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Thanks Emmz70, i am certain we will acheive a great quality house, despite their current (or future) attempts to avoid responsibility & accountability for the poor workmanship. It will be…

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3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Ps. I think i better continue this conversation in the general Carlisle homes & Spectra thread as it is not the original topic of this thread. :)

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3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Hi Emmz70,
Apparently no other proper way to do it. If DPC is attempted to be retro-fitted it can cause a slip joint. DPC is meant to be installed as the…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

OMG. The BACV (Consumer affairs & Vic Building Authority) recently ordered Carlisle to cease work on our site until a VBA inspector can attend a site inspection later this month.…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Just a quick update with our build:
Right now we are pushing for them to re-brick the whole house because there are a number of defects, including the bevelled brick edges.…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Right now we are pushing for them to re-brick the whole house because there are a number of defects, including the bevel.
An independent inspector also reported: poorly installed damp…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Absolutely get a variation! Their "water resistant" solution sucks! We just paid the extra & got the proper waterproofing.
Cost $2300-ish for Ensuite & WC and Main bathroom & WC. Its…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Happy to be of help Emmz70. There are a few other issues we need to address at the moment. We are still in negotiation about how & how much will…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Here's a great pic we just took. Look what the bevel does to the mortar widths!

Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?
3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Seems like Glenfern is particularly prone to it. Must be the way its made.

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Good examples of the bevel. It is ok if only 1 corner has a bevel but when 2 corners have a bevel it is unavoidable, especially to lay in a…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

We used Boral Glenfern bricks. (We contrasted it with Heifer & Monument) We had issues with the bricks having a defective bevel on 2 points of the brick. If you…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Concrete dump in land

We had concrete & rubbish dumped in our vacant block too. We called up the Site Supervisor of the neighbours build (see sign at front fence) & asked them to…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
First home owner worried about bricks laid

I believe all brickwork will require a good brick clean after its all been laid. Perhaps it will look better then?

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
Toilet leak from somewhere - help!?!?!?!

Hi. Do you have a young boy in your household? Not meaning to cause offence. We too thought we had a similar situation & it went on for many many…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Thank you sneakersss. Thanks for your encouragement. Hopefully most things will be sorted well.
Hi JandABuild. You obviously have a great supervisor :). We too ended up…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Thanks ericaust23.
I hope no-one else is in our shoes during their build. I just want to advise others to get informed about the BCA (Building Codes of Australia) standards and…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Our garage was one of the areas that was out of level by 7mm in a large area (BCA tolerance level is 4mm over a 2meter straight edge / level…

3 years3 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi everyone,
We have been keeping quiet about our build in the Berwick area hoping things will come good but that has not happened so I think its time we report…

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5 years5 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Thank you dper/David.
Did you raise your concerns with Carlisle at all? (Even if it was after tender.) What was their response/explanation?

5 years5 yearsmil48-2015mil48-2015 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi All,
Firstly thank you everyone for the very helpful info in these Carlisle posts. Its great to know there is a community of help and advice here.
We too have paid…

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