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4 years4 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi iankun
We are still thrilled to be living in our Mitcham house. Having previously built our own house, bit by bit, over the years, it is a joy to…

4 years4 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

I do not know how to send photos to this site. If you send me your email address I will mail the pictures to you.

4 years4 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi Bradles
It is now a year since we moved in to our Mitcham house, which we altered in many ways. The front looks like one of the options, except…

4 years4 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

I would not build with any other builder than Elderton. I would rather wait because Elderton uses good tradespeople and they make the difference between a well built house…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

hello again Bluemviews
I just found the Elderton design options for the Carrington Grange. I like the Walk in Pantry Option. The kitchen in the standard Carrington Grange House…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

The Carrington Grange has some similarity to the Mitcham that we are building. We did not have enough space for a double garage so we cut the side off…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi Newbie
Our building site is not only narrow, it is in a street with 2 hour parking, and the house is quite close to the footpath. Hence deliveries have…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi Newbie
The brickwork was finished a couple of months ago. I can't remember how long it took. Our site is a bit difficult in that the house is…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

At times I wish I had the phone number of the SS. I asked our SS if we could have his phone number and he refused. He said…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Who is building at Harrington Grove?

Hi Mr Platto
I am not bulding at Harrington Grove, but am building with Elderton. I am at the tiling stage. I have been quite impressed by the quality…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

We did have a problem with the building, but I am pleased to see that Elderon acted upon our complaint immediately. It gives me a lot of confidence in…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
paint splatter on window frames

If the paint is a plastic paint, it might rub off with a rag with methylated spirits on it. That would need a had rub.

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Good morning Newbie at Caddens
What are you doing up at this time of the morning? Thinking about problems with building with Ekderton as I am currently doing?
I…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
YIKERS!!! My First Home, My First Build...

Hi Joffofoz
I am choosing my light fittings at the moment - to be installed after handover. If I run out of money at the end, I can put up…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi Angebaz
Now is the time for you to do a LOT of thinking about what you exactly want. At the stage you are at, the house design is the…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

To Blackenator
You asked what Elderton was like to deal with. So far I have no complaints. Everything is straight down the line. They give you…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Thanks for your interest. Are you building with Elderton, or considering doing so?
On 21st January we called drove past the land and found the SS sitting on the kerb…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Making my home noise proof

I built a brick veneer house some time ago as an owner builder. The house was next to the M4 in Sydney but the block was cheap. I…

5 years5 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - reviews and feedbacks

It appears that the contract quote from a building company is the basic price with some variations made for situations which are apparent. You really can't expect more…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Today we discovered that the slab had been poured. It is just two weeks since the site was scraped. This means that the slab will have a few…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

On Friday 13th December I went to look at the block (as I do most days just in case something is happening) and I found that the pier holes were…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Our final cost will be over $500,000. First, building where we are in an older area on a small block will cost quite a bit more in construction costs.…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Hi Pepperoni
We are building a modified Mitcham house whose basic two storey house house you can see at Mulgoa Rise. We chose that design as it could be…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton build thread in Beaumont Hills / New Rouse Hill

Hi fievel
We are building a modified Mitcham house in the Parramatta area on a small knockdown rebuild block. That has limited the size of the house as the Parramatta…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton build thread in Beaumont Hills / New Rouse Hill

The CC will partly depend on what council conditions are. That would affect the time until you get a CC. There might be some things to follow up.…

6 years6 yearsNewbuilderbillNewbuilderbill posted:
Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

I am a little further along in the process of building with Elderton Homes. I have just signed the final contract. These initial steps do cause a lot…

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