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2 d2 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Hi there, one side of the top floor has more bricks than the other as per the images below marked with a red cross:

Good luck with your build how far…

5 d5 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

I think the walk in robe was the one thing that really stood out walking through how large it is in person!

But otherwise it's as expected, we'd preferred the Balmoral…

5 d5 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Minimum requirement for internal concrete

Things like this are frustrating when you spend so much $ with them, that surely they could help you out.
It may not be worth the hassle mate, I'd suggest $80-100…

6 d6 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 16 We've had a bit more of the brickwork completed, I'm guessing another week and the brickwork will be completed.
Seems like we've had our plumbing rough in started also…

10 d10 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Hello neighbour & congrats on the commencement of your build :)
We did notice you guys had a balmoral also, Rawson are definitely the most popular in…

13 d13 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 15: We have 1st floor roof completed just the ground floor roof yet to be completed. Solar panels were also installed and a little bit more brickwork. So I'm…

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20 d20 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 14: We had some brickwork done on the 1st floor, roof trusses were installed and we've taken delivery of some of the roofing material. So hopefully by the end…

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

Haha since my in laws live around the corner they drive past twice a day to check progress, it seems most weeks they'd work on it for 4 days a…

26 d26 dourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Week 13
We had more brickwork done, and the scaffolding went on, so hopefully within the next few weeks or so we'll have brickwork completed and a roof on!

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

Week 12
A bit more of the ground floor brickwork was done last week, and we have all the scaffolding delivered.
By the end of the week ground floor brickwork should be…

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

Haha WTF!? Thanks for the tip! With stuff like this you'd feel like you were belittling them if you were to say hey before you remove the scaffolding how about…

1 month1 monthourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Ducted air question

Yeah with a huge house like yours realistically it'd take an hour or so to heat up you'd think?
Out of curiosity how many zones did you have installed?
I looked at…

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

No sorry I have no idea why its like this.
I'd noticed this a few weeks ago, and since it was still a works in progress I'd figured more work…

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

Week 11
The brickies started work last week, we're really happy with the austral chiffon brick with the different colour tones within the brick. (obviously the red bricks will be the…

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

Week 10

Unfortunately not much happened for two weeks, then last week they started putting all the windows and the replacement alfresco sliding doors in (an error was made with…

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2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Electrical Plan Feedback

I'd consider more lighting in the garage, and its totally up to you but I prefer soft lighting of a night, so I installed a lot of provisions on the…

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

Ahh bugger mistakes happen, at least those items can be unbolted and R&R easy enough.. Trouble is I bet the guys do a rush job since no-one likes doing the…

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

Yeah likewise we went to a lot of trouble to incorporate elements of the chifley in our fascade, then we find out there's an actual chifley with a metro fascade…

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

Hmm I guess I'm a bit unrealistic with my expectations and being a first time home build for us it opens your eyes somewhat!
Ahh damn sorry to hear, surely this…

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

So we're up to week 7 of our build and have most of the ground floor frame up and some of the sliding doors and windows in. Received a call…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

Looks great mate :)
How much of a hassle was it to retrofit the stair lights later on?
I had paid rawson's to put in provisions to do…

2 months2 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

That flooring definately doesn't look like lime wash to me, but I'm not a fan of lime wash personally...
I think if you're OK with it, that will be the best…

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3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes The Edge Build problems

Jeez sorry to hear!
When you spend so much $ there seems to be minimal consumer protection which is worrying in this industry.
Rawson seem to have a good reputation, but I…

3 months3 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Jeez bathroom looks huge! will look very nice once all cleaned up and finished!
When your build commenced did you ever have contact from your SS, or are they ghosts unless…

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

Construction has officially commenced for us after what seemed like an eternity!
we purchased our block off the plan May 2017, was supposed to be completed Dec 2017 but took until…

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5 months5 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

FWIW Rawson reduced their overdue tender fees from $7500 to $5000.
This is somewhat reasonable as we were debating paying for tender extension fees initially which extends the tender period (which…

5 months5 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Feature Timber Partition in En-suite - Help!

What timber have they quoted as using? (you will need to ensure it will resist moisture/rot)
sounds quite reasonable to me TBH, but yeah obviously will depend on fit finish…

5 months5 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Whats recorded on your interior colour selection for doors?
This is what we have for doors, your's ideally would mention door type for either throughout or upstairs downstairs individually:

Yes I…

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
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5 months5 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Hmm yeah it's certainly a tad disappointing I must admit, it puts a dampener on things and I can totally understand why someone like yourself would walk away.
We'd been advised…

5 months5 monthsourrawsonbalmoral38ourrawsonbalmoral38 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Just a question have any of you guys managed to negotiate tender expiry fees?
Ours expired at the end of Nov 2018 (we signed in May 2018 ) back then when…

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