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19 d19 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

yeah I can see the yard being littered with debris after handover.
Do you mean the mound will be consumed as when landscapers come, or Rawsons will remove it before handover?

20 d20 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

So re the tesla powerwall I've found out my supervisor doesn't know anything there is no appt with a bradford energy tech basically they provide a 32 page manual YOYO!
I…

20 d20 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Site supervisor expectations

After 12 months of construction and two supervisors my experience is they definately don't want you poking your nose around as you'll find faults and slow them down and give…

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24 d24 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Bathtub in ensuite

yeh i think they're old fashioned also, take up a heap of room and require cleaning and take a heap of water to fill up.

25 d25 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Bathtub in ensuite

The back to wall freestanding is a good compromise:

Bathtub in ensuite
25 d25 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Wow you got lucky, i asked about installing a CCTV system supervisor said nah cant allow it. I asked the sparky he was too busy to the prewiring as it…

25 d25 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

I think it may be the light, more light upstairs and the timber looks lighter less light downstairs making it appear darker.
Here are pics displaying the differences with the light…

25 d25 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Bathtub in ensuite

Depends on one's view but personally I view it as a luxury, but it depends how often you realistically have a bath?
If you find that you rarely do, it'll…

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25 d25 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 49: We had staining of timber in stairway done, not real happy with the substandard filling and lack thereof of sanding before staining.. Their choice of timber filler is…

29 d29 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

norfolk Thanks so much for the advice and words of wisdom.
I had planned on having the house inspected by a third party inspector…

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29 d29 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

We have a walk through possibly booked in for week 50! So hopefully handover by week 52-53!
It's certainly been a long time coming!!!

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

We lost one supervisor approx 3-4 months into the build, same supervisor for say past 8 months

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Hey guys can anyone please tell me the process for the tesla battery and solar panels what rawson do in terms of running you through the setup?
I believe you'd need…

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 48: No progress really :(

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 47:
We had ducted air 20kw daikin system installed, was due a fe wmonths ago there had been a supply issue supposedly but the rawson GM got them to…

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

All crickets mate.. Called S/S today he's saying hopefully at the end of week 49 they'll do walkthrough

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Our build started in May 2019, I noticed our neighbour two doors down by memory didnt have stegbar (they started 2 months or so after us by memory)
Yeah I told…

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2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 46: We got our carpet in and alfresco and portico tiles done. The shower screen was installed and replumbing for the shower head.
Having carpet down finally has the build…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Hey mate was wondering how your build was going now you've been in t here for a while?
Ahh bit of a shame really TBH, as builders contractors are still working…

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2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Hmm yeah I'll invest in a roborock I reckon, the wife doesn't like mopping floors much :D
Not the end of the world, but you'd think…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 45: short 4 day week we had flooring done we had chosen the upgraded wider floorboard in spotted gum
Prime platinum edition - spotted gum:


We had our feature wall…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Coronavirus Impact to Build/On-Site Meetings.

Yeah that does seem convenient for them to stop owners from accessing the jobsite and finding faults.
TBH if we didnt have regular meetings onsite there would have been a lot…

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2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 43: Not a great deal of activity, we had the staircase carpenter complete their task and it turned out really nice!



Week 44: Just had our driveway poured & ensuite…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
ducted reverse cycle a/c

I'm building a 38 sq double storey, the system is a daikin 20kw which was included in the purchase price. I believe they're quoted as it being 'worth' $24k.
Check how…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

I haven't had handover yet hopefully in 4 weeks time that will occur.
I had a few quotations done by a few sparkies off hi pages one guy was great good…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

FWIW my provisions holes were cut and they installed quick connects on one light per lighting circuit for tetsing purposes. So out of the 53 D/L in my homes all…

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2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Prelining pics of shower cubicle in ensuite:

Yes you're correct only exterior walls are insulated, the walls in between bedrooms etc dont require insulation per se. I guess from an acoustics…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 42: Doesn't appear to be a great deal of work happened this week. Our Security fence was removed to allow access for concreting looks so much tidier now also!
Thankfully…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Yes doesnt seem like much left to do TBH when I went for a walkthrough today! Our S/S is trying to expedite our handover due to current corona virus pandemic…

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW
2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

It's a polytec benchtop which matches the laundry benchtop. I would have preferred stone my wife wanted polytec. I didnt mind either way think we got a small credit as…

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