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14 d14 dms_jdms_jd posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Hi jol0
That’s terrible, I suspect we will have the same problems. Did you use an independent building inspector to spot the defects?

1 month1 monthms_jdms_jd posted:
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That’s ridiculous. Shouldn’t have to put up with this.

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1 month1 monthms_jdms_jd posted:
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Yes well we are in Auburn. That’s the thing. They didn’t give us any reason for the delay. “Oh it will be done next week” “oh we waiting for some…

1 month1 monthms_jdms_jd posted:
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Biggest regret going with Masterton. We are building a duplex at south west Sydney. Our site has been sitting without a roof for 8 months now, half *** job done…

11 months11 monthsms_jdms_jd posted:
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That's awful jol0! I really hope things pick up for you! We have a newbie SS so a bit anxious with this whole thing.

11 months11 monthsms_jdms_jd posted:
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South west Sydney. Do you have a timeline for slab and frames? Just wondering whether it is fine to have the frames sitting around during Xmas break. What do you…

11 months11 monthsms_jdms_jd posted:
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I think we have the same timeline kly525.
Took us 5 months from DA approval to construction. Just released into construction yesterday.

1 year1 yearms_jdms_jd posted:
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I think your right about the budget. Extra costs that were unknown to us at the time of signing the tender are now coming in. Just been told we need…

1 year1 yearms_jdms_jd posted:
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Hi pommie,
900k with bare minimum might be possible if you don't account for driveway, demo, council fees (10k for duplex), etc.
I would budget at least 300K above your base…

1 year1 yearms_jdms_jd posted:
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Hi GillyM, thanks for the tips! Very reassuring that the window splashback is fairly easy to clean.
We are planning on Luna White too and white tiles but I like…

1 year1 yearms_jdms_jd posted:
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GillyM, I love the look of your kitchen. We are also getting a window splash back.
What colour are your tiles surrounding the window and the kitchen benchtop?
Also do you…

1 year1 yearms_jdms_jd posted:
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Mine was $1250 for 2127 stacker.

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Congratulations MartinsHarmony - looks great!
Just wondering about the progress payment schedule.. if you upgrade things after your final tender (electricals) does the progress payment get updated? Or perhaps all…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Yes dealing with M can be a pain. I have been clashing a lot with one person in M, who has been very unhelpful (do they ignore phone calls purposely?).…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Congratulations NJC! Love your colour choices :)

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Speaking of mistakes, they made a mistake on our tender variation. Calculated to be $100 more than what the final tender was suppose to be. Make sure to double check…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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I know! I almost missed the clause with the Building Period because it wasn't in the HIA booklet but in a separate "Particulars of the contract" list.
I will look…

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2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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I thought that would be the proper way to do things.
On the one hand I just want to get it over and done with and they said I…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Did anyone sign the building contract at home and mail it back to M? I thought this was a bit strange. Also strange that the insurance expires next month!

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Yeah it was in an email.
Well, that is ridiculous.. poor form.
They better follow through and not go back on their word. It was one of the first things…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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".. I have never had any clients pay any pre contract amount for variations as you can still make minor changes...After DA approval, you may be penalised...." M.

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2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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M said to me that they will only charge variation fee post council submission. Which makes sense, you can't think of everything you want to change until you see the…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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MartinsHarmony we are building in Cumberland Council. Yes, the skylights are crazily overpriced. But just wondering if it will be hard to get the installed post-construction.
How long does it…

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2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Yes, seems like they are pretty good at ripping people off!
We are building the Eclipse duplex, if anyone is in the same boat, please let me know!

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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If only it was that easy! We are building a duplex so it was 10K for the plan prep fee..
The sales consultant said the 120 day tender period was to…

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2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Fisher75 so sorry to hear about your experience. I can't believe you paid $15,000 extra, that is ridiculous! Thank you for your tips, I will definitely ask try to negotiate…

2 years2 yearsms_jdms_jd posted:
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Hi everyone, I am a newbie to building and I have been following this thread. Thank you everyone for your posts and blogs, I've found them to be very helpful…

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