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1 month1 monthphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

I got the dreaded call yesterday that our site supervisor is no longer with the company (sounded ominous). Might have explained why I hadn’t had callbacks the past few weeks…

1 month1 monthphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Update photo of the house front. Things seem to be moving along nicely now.

Rawson Windermere
2 months2 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

As an update, we swapped the 'win21' door for Corinthian's 'Backdoor No.6' which is stained wood on the bottom and glass on the top. I hope that this will be…

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3 months3 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Structural things we did:
-got rid of the silly empty 'feature' box on the stairwell to make it a double width staircase.
- expanded the front lounge and upstairs 1m out to…

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3 months3 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We are all carpet upstairs (aside from the bathrooms). I’m not totally sure on the carpet grade actually, but it all seemed pretty reasonable. (At that point I remember…

3 months3 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We didn’t get that particular promo, but one that was from when we went to tender waaay back in November 2016. It was the Real Living bonus ($5k usually but…

Rawson Windermere
3 months3 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Our Windermere 35 with Vogue facade now has most of its roof and cladding now (opted for the lines weatherboards rather than stria)

So far the build is going fine, but…

Rawson Windermere
1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Hello Team Windermere
I've seen more than a few finished or finishing builds in my travels around Canberra lately. Narrabundah has a majestic facade, Denman has a vogue facade just about…

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Sounds like you did alright! We have now been advised the stair manufacturer will do french polish or not provide stairs at all, so we are probably going to end…

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes charges too much on provsional allowance

How did you go with this? I was told at tender that the provisional allowance is just a guess and if it is more you have to pay the extra,…

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Are you doing anything special for the staircase? I have found a few photos on here with a standard Rawson staircase but we are going to try to do something…

Rawson Windermere
1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

I've seen those before, Waldorf. As long as your dog can jump up and through that seems like a good way of doing it. I gather cutting the round…

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

Hi there
We are also getting the Win21 and thought it shouldn't be too hard to add a dog door for our sausage. Did you have any luck with yours?
I…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We've made the front lounge and 5th bedroom (the media room in the display home) a bit wider and the family/kitchen at the back a little deeper, ditto the alfresco.…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Heating a 7 star house

We are about to start on a 2 story house (Rawson Windermere) in the ACT which the builder says will be pretty close to 7 stars with upgraded insulation/double glazing/good…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Hi all
I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Yes, we are planning to KDR a Windermere Vogue facade later in the year, just accepted the tender. We've enlarged it a bit and completely redesigned the first floor.…

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