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Joined 24 December 2019
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10 d10 dNathanPSNathanPS posted:
When does CCTV cameras get installed

I installed mine the day after handover.

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12 d12 dNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Tips for new home inspection

Marks on walls, missing silicone in places and behind sinks, underneath cabinetry walls not painted, missing grout (if you have tile), unpainted shelves (mostly the bottoms), check all taps and…

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
How does this tap work?

Looks like it just has covers over each end? The valve looks off at the moment so you should be able to undo and add a piece to connect the…

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
When to choose upgrades

Yes if you’ve already signed the contract you can make these changes at your colour selection appointment, otherwise you can ask your sales representative if you’re still in tender stage.

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Cost of upgrade to laminex impressions from standard Formica

I bet your builder would know better than anyone else..

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1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Handover Clean

Hi Jess,
Our clean wasn’t too bad. Nothing was really dirty but we did give the home a through clean prior to moving in :)

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Backyard size

That’s a big yard.. as you said blocks are getting smaller and smaller. It does depend where you’re building though.

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Untitled land

Have you asked them to add it in for you? I can guarantee you won’t be the only one asking them :)

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Untitled land

Hi mate, I can’t comment on your exact question, but I wouldn’t really be looking at buying anything without a subject to finance clause unless you have the funds already…

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Light switch placement middle of room

Did you not get to have a meeting with the electrician on-site to confirm the placement of switches, lights, etc.? We did (we did not build with coral however). I…

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Trees too close to house?

Thanks for your replies. I have contacted the builder and they have said they have passed this onto their landscaper to advise if this will be an issue.
Thanks Dan. I…

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Trees too close to house?

Hi,
Our neighbouring building has just completed their landscaping today. We are built to boundary. When I got home I’ve noticed they’ve put three trees up against our wall on the…

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Can Builder ask for final payment-no ElecMeters installedyet

Hi,
If it’s in your contract then yes it would fall under work not completed.

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
H&L Package... or Buy land.. then, get the builder?

Hi mate,
Why not get a quote to build the same home from the builder and a quote on the land and see if what you read about commissions is true?

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3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
How to buy Land?

Hi Tash,
Congratulations on your desire to buy your own land and build.
We recently did this and it’s the best thing ever!
We were also first time purchasers but the process was…

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3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

I’m assuming it’ll need to be sanded back and repainted at the bare minimum. Otherwise, they will probably need to refinish it to a higher finish level.
I guess time will…

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated and very helpful as usual. It’s a shame that home owners are the only ones who get screwed with subpar work in the…

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Oh and apparently there has been 3 coats applied to all internal walls..

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

That’s what I was thinking to myself 😂
I managed to get one of the white walls quite visible
In a photo:

Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint
3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

It’s a bit hard to see in these photos but hopefully, you can see them. It looks so much worse in person and in daylight.
The white walls are hard to…

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Caesertstone Oyster Stone

Hi Cooky,
What did you decide? We moved in and do love our benches :)

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Hi,
Are visible plasterboard joins common after painting? We’ve been told by our builder that this is normal.
We have majority of white walls with one room having monument walls, the joins…

4 months4 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sikaflex / Silicone instead of Grout?

Okay, good to know.
Thanks for your comments guys. I might mention my concern with the different colour though. Appreciate the replies :)

4 months4 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sikaflex / Silicone instead of Grout?

The Alfresco area is approx 4.6m x 3.570m and the courtyard is approx 4.330m x 1.4m.
No bigger than what we currently have with no expansion joint.. just unsure of standard…

4 months4 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sikaflex / Silicone instead of Grout?

Hi,
We have a outdoor alfresco and outdoor courtyard area which are both tiled.
In both areas, I noticed they grouted the entire area apart from the middle lines, I thought this…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Site supervisor expectations

Our SS sends us weekly updates which are always on time and gives us an idea of the work being performed for that week.
He is also responsive to texts and…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Caesertstone Oyster Stone

Actually here’s a photo of the kitchen at night for you so you can see what I mean about the darker colour. Again this is looking from the outside in…

Caesertstone Oyster Stone
5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Caesertstone Oyster Stone

No problem mate.
Yes the lighting does affect it. To give you an idea, I went the evening it was installed to have a look and it looked extremely dark (I…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Going against Hampton style house/ kitchen

Hi mate,
I am personally not a fan of the Hampton style. It's your home, build it to suit you, do not worry about future value, you will find someone who…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Caesertstone Oyster Stone

Hi mate,
Please see photos below. Note: these are taken on the outside. It seems a lot darker than we were anticipating based on the sample, but it could just be…

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