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3 d3 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 12 Construction
All week just very steady progress with brickworks...

On a less positive note, we found significant damage was done to our favourite street tree, most likely from one of…

11 d11 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 11 Construction
Lot's of progress this week...
Plumbing rough in was started
2 loads of bricks were delivered
First load of brickies sand was delivered
Brickies hardware delivered
Lintels delivered
Repairs carried out to the perimeter…

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13 d13 drobw17robw17 posted:
Issues Building with rawson homes

We are also underway with the construction of a house with Rawson. I would say that if you're building a standard plan on an easy block you'll be mostly OK.…

13 d13 drobw17robw17 posted:
Attached Rainwater tank slab

I think the requirement you quoted is in the exempt development part of the SEPP. Your house is being built as complying development (or perhaps under a Council DA process)…

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15 d15 drobw17robw17 posted:
BRICKS

It might be Mowbray Blue...

If that's what it is then unfortunately you'll find that it's an expensive upgrade as it's a dry pressed brick... as opposed to the more modern…

BRICKS
18 d18 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 10 Construction
More steady progress...
Frame installation completed
Windows installed
External door frames installed
Roof trusses delivered and craned onto the first floor
Perimeter rail removed

The street gets a bit congested when craning in the…

25 d25 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 9 Construction
A bit slow this week...
Frame carpenters continued their works
First floor frame delivered and partly installed
Replacement steel beam and post were delivered.

There was no work done the second half…

29 d29 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - new build questions

We specified R3.0 soundscreen for between the upper storey floor joists and R2.0 soundscreen for six of the internal walls (just for where we wanted to cut down on noise…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - new build questions

1. I'm almost certain that Rawson will not build in double brick. The insulation in the ceilings (under the roof) and external walls is thermal insulation (not acoustic) and required…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Hi Vin, The bolting issue was found by the contractor putting up the frame. It looks to be an error by the steel detailer/fabricator. The bolt holes were only about…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 8 Construction
Lot's of activity on site this week...
Frame carpenters continued installing the ground floor frames
Frame carpenters also commenced installing the floor joists
First floor perimeter safety rail installed
Stair void…

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1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

It's looking fantastic Vin, really starting to take shape. What brick did you choose there?
Regarding the photo orientation, all you have to do is edit them in microsoft paint... rotate…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 7 Construction
The steady progress continued this week...
Termite perimeter barrier installed
Ground floor frame delivered
Frame hardware delivered
Floor joists delivered
Steel delivered
Windows delivered
Frame carpenter commenced installing the ground floor frames

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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 6 Construction
This week the external drainage works were mostly completed. This included the downpipe & surface drainage pipework at the sides and rear, the absorption trench and the connection…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

We engaged a structural engineer to carry out a slab pre-pour inspection. I'm a mechanical engineer myself and accompanied the structural engineer on the pre-pour inspection. In both our opinions…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

It'll be fine, the bricks in the rebate under the alfresco slab are mostly cosmetic.

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

The foam on the face of the slab is to be bricked. They simply burn or smash the foam to reveal the void. Personally, it was a crappy job on…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Thanks Vin. Frames will arrive soon, but in the mean time the next thing they plan to install is the external drainage. How's your house coming along? Haven't seen any…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 5 Construction
The slab was left to cure so it was a very quiet week. Quite boring actually... a bit like, well, err, watching concrete cure. The only things that…

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 4 Construction
Another busy and productive week...
Slab formwork was completed
Waffle pod and slab reinforcing steel installations were completed
Formwork inspections and slab reinforcing steel inspections completed
Slab pour was completed
All this…

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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 3 Construction
It was a busy and productive week...
Pier & slab excavation, pier inspections and pier pour were completed.
Formwork was started.
Internal drainage was completed.
Installation of reinforcing steel was commenced.

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 2 Construction
We lost the first couple of days due to some rain but they were back on the job on Wednesday and quickly finished bringing in and levelling the…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Looks good Vin. They seem to be making good progress. I was pleased to see the Stegbar stickers on your windows. We have a preference for Stegbar but other Rawson…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Hi foxpro. Our preconstruction phase was abnormal and quite possibly the longest on record. No point making any comparisons against our experience. Thankfully that's all behind us, we're looking forwards…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Changing Gainsborough main door lock

Our builder (Rawson Homes) charged us $340
The variation wording said:
Provide Gainsborough Omni Entrance Set (Code: 8905 ALL SS) in lieu of standard Trilock to Front Entry Door $340

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Squareset Cornice cost from builder

For a 38 sq home, our builder (Rawson Homes) charged us $3,990
The variation wording said:
Provide Square set wall/ceiling junctions in lieu of standard 90mm cove cornice throughout $3,990

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Thanks Steve. The preconstruction administration was a real grind, we're looking forward to putting that behind us and seeing it get built.
Thanks Vin. Workshops can never be too big. We're…

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3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We're building a Balmoral with Rawson Homes in Sydney. The preconstruction administration has finally ended and our SS has taken over the site. We've started a separate build thread here...

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

This is the house we demolished. Two bedrooms with original bathroom and kitchen. We purchased the property with the intention to knockdown and rebuild...
Demolition commenced straight after Easter 2020. Firstly…

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3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

We're doing a knockdown/rebuild with Rawson Homes. We've completed the preconstruction administration and our file was handed over to construction on the 1st July. The design is based on the…

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