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3 months3 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

june update
about 1 month to go before handover
starting to look at quotes for blinds, landscaping etc
butler pantry

driveway not yet done, waiting on gas line
potential for delays there

love the splashback

3 months3 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

may update a bit late
a lot of interior details done. see below!

cabinets and tiles to kitchen
and laundry
upstairs bathroom

5 months5 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
cut and fill question

and we are grateful to bentley for eventually importing soil and fixing this up
obviously its still not perfectly flat but to be fair all that was agreed was a building…

5 months5 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

yep! see my post just below yours!

5 months5 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

fixture stage done mid april
doesnt seem that that much extra is involved after lockup
in terms of payment, feels like we've paid 90% to date but quite a lot is still…

5 months5 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

lockup stage was done end of march
front
back
front study, plaster sheets put on
meals area
upstairs hallway
progress is still pretty solid

5 months5 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

sorry been busy havent updated in a while
eventually they did address most of the issues from inspection
but some of the stuff (usually noggins) they said ;volume builders dont do every…

7 months7 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

Summary of pre plaster inspection by NHI

noggins
Noggins missing between wall studs at bulkheads and ceiling truss bays,
missing at garage rear wall and external ceiling truss,
missing in wall studs over…

7 months7 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

update
Pre plaster stage nearly completed, with inspection done by New Homes (see below).
The supervisor said of the report that most are small issues
some of them they will fix, but some…

7 months7 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
Building with Bentley Homes

wow congrats!
looks great!
any issues so far?

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
Building with Bentley Homes

im loving the look of these finishes
gives me something to look forward to by end of the year!

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

update
bricking started and likely to finish in 2 weeks, and the lockup stage by end of month or early March
site cut issue still not fixed, but hopefully soil will…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

i was told today by supervisor that when you finish fixture stage, think of the house as about half done...as in the time/work needed to finish it still
which is interesting…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

not much delays after build started, but about 2 months before site start due to permits and changes made to plans.
also with the frame they had to go back and…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
Building with Bentley Homes

i think we started after you mrs W,
i didnt hear anything about carpet supplier change, but the one we chose at color is now discontinued so i had to choose…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope

saw this late, you may well have chosen a builder already
our site is also 3.6m in slope, but we managed to not go down the split level path but rather…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

update
frame stage largely done, roof tiling finished and some of the piping is started
and another photo of the poor cut and fill at the back...probably should have made sure they…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

i asked for a copy of the frame stage inspection report and see if we should get an independent
a few of my friends who did get one seem to all…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
cut and fill question

thanks guys
i raised it with the builder and they said they will level it out with more fill
i much rather they did that properly from the start but...

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
cut and fill question

quick question to any builders anyone experienced on this,
our cut and fill at the back of our house seems awfully crude and the builder hasnt bothered to level out the…

8 months8 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

do you mean the surveyor?
we had to go with DJM under Bentleys 'recommendation'

9 months9 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

update Dec 2017
i never got to see the slab by itself as within 1 week after slab pour and i got to site to meet supervisor..frame was started
so no photos…

9 months9 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
8 months -Tiles! - Our forever home in West Melb.

looks good!
great to see the slab too
i never got to see our slab as by the time i got to meet my site supervisor at the site they already stareted…

10 months10 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

Finally site is ready, Build permit took a while as builders had to go back to council after being asked to revise drainage
Site started end November! under 6 months…

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
10 months10 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

The paperwork and delays to getting site ready with KDRB is really tedious and lengthy, summarised below:

Council
Demo company will do the build/demo permit, but owner has to get asset…

10 months10 monthsneb880neb880 posted:
KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

Hi all
Rarely see any reviews on Bentley Homes so thought I should share our experience as we go along to help anyone else considering them.

We are doing a KDRB…

1 year1 yearneb880neb880 posted:
Knock down and rebuild with Bentley Homes

Yep only other volume builder that would build on ours was metricon (not great reviews) and it would be a big cut and fill job
we're still going through abolishments (and…

1 year1 yearneb880neb880 posted:
Knock down and rebuild with Bentley Homes

only recent joined, we signed to build with Bentley the kyalami 370 but are waiting for red tape to knock down the old house
fall is nearly 4m so didnt have…

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