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22 h22 hNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Theatre advice

Hi mate,
I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell is definitely quieter…

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Window Query

Thanks for your replies guys. I will try both things before I contact the builder :)

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Window Query

Hi guys,
Recently we’ve noticed that we’re getting a lot of ants in one room of our home, upon inspection I found them coming through three slots in the window frame,…

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Additional costs after contract

If you want that bigger aircon you need to pay for it, however aircon is usually extremely easy to do post handover (double story not so easy though) are you…

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Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

We had to pay for our tiles but broom finished concrete was standard. As above though, each builder is different.

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How do people manage loan repayments

As soon as you buy if you are using finance you will be paying the loan.. you just make it work I guess. We paid repayments probably for a good…

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Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Absurd tactics to try and persuade you into not doing it.
Unfortunately we didn’t engage a building inspector and I do regret it, don’t let them trick you with this BS.…

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Suggestion with Hebel Construction

We’ve got hebel and I don’t mind it. Have lived in a brick house before too and can’t really say there’s much difference if at all.

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Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

They are definitely hard to deal with that's for sure.
We didn't really have colours for the outside set in stone that we wanted, so it's all a mostly grey (very…

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

Hi mate,
We recently finished building in Gainsborough Greens (welcome) and yeah you’re right, the covenant is ridiculous. All we generally did was supply the covenant document to our sale representative…

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Plasterboard cracks - Builder responsibility

Jesus.. if my home looked like that after only three years I’d be contacting the builder for rectification..

1 month1 monthNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Roof insulation

Quite standard mate.. ours is the same and was stipulated in our contract that it would not be done. It’s the only area that isn’t done and tbh I don’t…

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Thanks for this mate. I might look to go down this route :) glad it’s worked out for you!

2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sale Consultant’s commission on new build!

I really hope they do not help you at all. Trying to screw your sales agent for their commission is scummy. Our sales consultant deserved every single cent if not…

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2 months2 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sale Consultant’s commission on new build!

Why would you want to know off their commission? That’s their livelihood..

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

They used gloss.. they keep mentioning satin colours which would “hide” these, however we were never given the option previously nor was it ever recommended prior to these issues.

Your photos…

3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Carpet and underlay

A mix of both IMO mate. Upgraded underlay has extra benefits such as better resistance to liquids (in some cases) etc. plus it is not overly much more.
Best thing you…

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3 months3 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Carpet and underlay

We did our own carpet and underlay (mainly because I used to work at carpetcall so worked out a good deal) and got really plush carpet and upgraded underlay.. I…

4 months4 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
When does CCTV cameras get installed

I installed mine the day after handover.

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4 months4 monthsNathanPSNathanPS 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…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS 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…

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS 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.

5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Cost of upgrade to laminex impressions from standard Formica

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

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5 months5 monthsNathanPSNathanPS 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 :)

5 months5 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.

5 months5 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 :)

5 months5 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

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