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21 h21 hourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

The included ducted system in my 38 square home is 20kw 3 phase. When I was speaking to smart zone controller suppliers they said I could easily downsize to 14kw,…

1 d1 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Defect in Caesarstone Bench Top

TBH marks like this wont be noticed by anyone else as they're quite small, and once you start using your kitchen it wont be uncommon to have small marks on…

4 d4 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 37
Unfortunately the tilers didn't commence work yet, had some of the defects fixed up on the gyprock work had started on staircase rectification, our front portico had sat dormant…

4 d4 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Ahh really I wasnt aware of that :(
Not a huge setback but frustrating nevertheless!
Yes the end is near, still a while off but at least we…

9 d9 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 36
We had our ceilings painted and all doors architraves and undercoat on internal walls.
Fortunately we had an appointment booked with our S/S, and luckily we did as we spotted…

17 d17 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 35
We had our kitchen issue sorted (bulkhead was too low had to redo bulkhead and gyprock it) and we had our timber look aluminium slats installed on our facade.
No…

17 d17 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Cheapest building company for investment purposes?

I know allworth homes build very cheap homes

24 d24 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Over the xmas period obviously not a great deal of activity for our build.
So Weeks 31, 32 the house sat but there was some activity for week 33 in the…

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

Week 30: Since this is essentially the last week in 2019 the S/S had to get the house ready for lockup as the house will sit for 3 weeks over…

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

Week 29: We had our gyprock put up and our stairway installed.
It's finally starting to take shape when the gyprock goes up as we can visualise the rooms and their…

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

haha yup sure is a slow burn, it was way back in 2016 when we bought the block! (developers took 2 years!)

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

Week 28: We had some of our scaffolding come down, and they finally done a site cleanup (literally walking on/over bricks and crap everywhere).
Wall and ceiling insulation was put in…

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

yes I agree 100% with you, its so annoying when they've made a mistake its no big deal and they run things by you and its done verbally no problems..…

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

Im hoping my blog will help others on what to look out for and other steps as we go through our build!
As for wall straightening it was a bit…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

We'd had a design issue where our S/S proposed to install capping on top of the brickwork, instead of having recess in brickwork and sloping colorbond roof section:
We didnt mind…

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3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 27 Not a great deal had occured in wk 27.
We received our independent inspection report from houspect, for pre lining and it was quite comprehensive with most of the…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Yeah I think my S/S is getting narky with me perhaps highlighting issues as I see them and emailing him.
He's not going to be happy with the building inspection report…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Just out of curiosity have any of you guys been warned by your builder not to enter the site via email?
I must admit it was my own fault I went…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 26
We had our electrical and A/C rough in completed last week, and the eave carpenters have completed most of the lower eaves.



Having a quick squiz most of the electrical…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Hmm we have finger pull cabinetry also, and like yourself we never had seen the profile of what they would provide (I didn't actually ask for it either!)
Our kitchen is…

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3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

You said before that you will be mainly be using two rooms.
Perhaps you could put ceiling fans in bedrooms and split systems in areas you'd like heated/cooled?

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 25:
We had electrical rough in booked, but they didn’t show up, and we had the front door (side door in our case) frame installed and framework started on…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
French door fridge recommendations?

I was looking at an LG french door fridge (insta view model) research done found that there was major issues with the seals, and the only reason I was looking…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Unfortunately we haven't met the owners of the chifley to ask them what they'd specified :(
Ha weird sne@ky is banned, my message wasn't meant to be!?…

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 24: We met with our S/S today to go over a few things, and it seems the trades which were booked before the scaffolding came down never showed up…

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Shortage of tradies ? NSW

Our brickies took a tad over 8 weeks

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Door edges unpainted

Hmm its one of those things that most tradies would assume homeowners wouldnt check.
TBH I didnt paint top or bottoms of my doors when I was painting my interior…

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Shortage of tradies ? NSW

yes similar thing occurred for me by rawson took ages to finish the brickwork! (Newcastle NSW)

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 23 As per previous weeks not a great deal had occurred we had guys installing the 'metal capping' which goes on the facade then when I turned up on…

4 months4 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson homes

oops sorry to the OP for 'polluting your thread' I searched for the rawson general thread and had thought this was it!
Yeah in an ideal world a long settlement would…

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