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Robbuilding

Central Coast NSW
Joined 22 January 2009
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9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
McDonald Jones Homes

Thanks Buzz...I think you will enjoy it..you've got a good sense of humour to get you thru... im going into it with a positive mind..almost like going to the dentist

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
McDonald Jones Homes

Im not sure how my wife would feel if I told her to go and choose a builder and not the design. Surely these builders get it right most of…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Putting own Kitchen in..builder says no !!

My best mate is a plumber so that wouldn't be a problem..and I could do the tiling as well...would need an electrician and a painter... seems hard work to think…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

We've been looking at Eden Brae... their houses look great..only wish they built with a steel frame or at least a blue timber frame... but they dont seem interested

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Putting own Kitchen in..builder says no !!

I am a cabinet maker and would like to put my own kitchen in ... have been talking to builders Eden Brae, Clarendon and McDonald Jones but they have all…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
McDonald Jones Homes

Hey Buzz we are in the same position... looking at Mc Jones... I think they are busy at the moment with the enquiry from the first home buyer.... but we…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
$6500 for tender expiring - Caprice builders pls help

Thats great Rachelle...hope everything goes well for you

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
$6500 for tender expiring - Caprice builders pls help

Hey Rachelle are Provincial Homes that bad..sounds terrible... did you get it sorted out ??

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Very Naive 1st time home builder needs advice.....

We are also looking at McDonald Jones to build our home... we were very excited when we saw their designs they seemed way ahead of anything we had seen around....and…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Fowler homes or Jandson homes?

Fowler Homes look interesting ...we have just received our brochures/DVD from McDonald Jones Homes today... they have similar ideas to Fowler... they look great...according to their web site they also…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Has anyone had any experience building with McDonald Jones?

We have just received brochures , DVD and prices in the mail from McDonald Jones Homes... they look great... will keep you informed on the progress we make...all very exciting

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Building over the sewer - Part II - help pls!

I am advised by engineer friend... that generally the block or the relevant boundary needs to pegged by a surveyor (small cost) The water authority is then requested to do…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Poor Soil Test Result

I am told by my engineering friend that "E" represents EXTREMELY REACTIVE... very often black soil or river wash affected soil..... He suggested over and above a standard "M" slab…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?

But essentially isn't our quote to build our plain Englsh contract as such... dosen't that in simple terms tell us everything we are getting. I mean if we are building…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?

Thank you..but do you mean "tricky" as in dishonest ? or do you mean "tricky" as in difficult to understand. My solicitor friend has advised me that builders today generally…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?

JNR... what is meant by "this is where the tricky stuff resides" ?

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Is anyone building with the new Beechwood Homes?

We had a look at the Beechwood displays in Homeworld on the weekend..but I dont know why we did. They were so badly presented and out of date... the whole…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Is anyone building with steel frames

Thanks for the info Fiona... just had a look at their web site ... their designs and facades look fantastic... and they mainly build steeel frames.... i will call them…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Is anyone building with steel frames

had a look at all the Sydney builders on the weekend but i don't think we found anyone interested in using steel frames. Some suggested a chemical treated pine frame…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Wincrest Homes in Adminstration

I think we should be very careful how Wincrest's demise is described... according to reports they have applied for voluntary administration not gone into Liquidaton... I believe there is a…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Is anyone building with steel frames

Thanksfor the info... whatever it costs it has to be worth it... $3000 doesn't seem much when you consider you have absolute peice of mind for the next 50 years...…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Is anyone building with steel frames

We are curently looking at builders who build on the Central Coast/lake Macquarie area... because of reported termite problems in this area we would like to build with…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Cosmo / Provincial or Champion homes?

Friends of mine built with Provincial... they had a good experience right from the sales thro to the home being finished... their prices and product look good ... we would…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
M3tricon at the Ponds

Had a look at M3tricon at the Ponds on the weekend... beautifull homes but "everything" we looked at was an extra... it certainly seemed like "everything."
We had a lovely…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
M3tricon, Henely, or Simonds ?

How do builders in Melbourne drop 30k and 40k off a price or is it free extras... How much profit do these guys make or is it built in the…

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
M3tricon at the Ponds

has anyone visited the new M3tricon displays at the Ponds

9 years9 yearsRobbuildingRobbuilding posted:
Introductions Please!

Hi everyone...this is my/our first day on your site... it all looks very interesting and exceptionally informative... We are currently looking to build a home near the Central Coast or…

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