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5 d5 drobw17robw17 posted:
Landscape Plan help

Sure...I've added our landscape plan at the bottom of the first post in my build thread...
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6 d6 drobw17robw17 posted:
Landscape Plan help

Our DA, including the landscape plan, was approved first go. The only back and forth we had was in regard to stormwater, but that was all resolved prior to the…

6 d6 drobw17robw17 posted:
Landscape Plan help

We used BlueGum Design to prepare our landscape plan for our DA for Georges River Council. We prepared a basic sketch on the builders site plan showing location of grassed…

8 d8 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

Reports from other Rawson customers here on the forum have indicated they usually offer 14kW or 20kW standard inverter Daikin systems depending on house size, with 35 squares being the…

8 d8 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

Depends on whether you're building a single storey or a double storey house.
If single storey, then it's quite practical to install the AC after handover. Just get some quotes from…

Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost
9 d9 drobw17robw17 posted:
Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?

Simeon has given you some great advice there. Just also be aware of Section 2.3, I noticed that council have slipped in a new requirement for CDC projects to lodge…

9 d9 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 40 Construction
This week mainly just painting of the internal walls/ceilings and tiling of the wet areas. Also, the bricklayer returned to brick under the alfresco stacker doors and to…

11 d11 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

We're building with Rawson Homes and had two windows double glazed. I don't think they use any special glass... the specification written in the variation just says 4mm clear/10mm gap/4mm…

11 d11 drobw17robw17 posted:
Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?

Out of curiosity I had a good read through the new GRC stormwater policy and it looks much tougher than the old policy in most respects. Our stormwater system (approved…

17 d17 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 39 Construction
This week the tiling of the wet areas got underway. They've been hard at it all week... in fact the tiler worked the Easter Friday public holiday and…

24 d24 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 38 Construction
Another busy week with lots of work getting done. The bathroom vanities and shaving cabinets were installed at too low a height. Fortunately we noticed it before the…

29 d29 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson (like most builders) have a standard range of bricks for which the cost is included in the house base price. You can select any other bricks from PGH or…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Our plan presentation confirmation email from Rawson had a bunch of instructions, one of which was that we should come prepared with any non structural plan changes we wanted. We…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
2 year old 2 storey, home water overflow question

I agree, if you have ducted A/C then it looks like it could be the condensate drain from the indoor unit. Ours has two pipes, one appears to be a…

2 year old 2 storey,  home water overflow question
1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 37 Construction
We have reached lockup stage and the internal fixout is well underway...
Second stage waterproofing completed
Internal fixout carpentry commenced
Kitchen cabinets delivered and installed
Bathroom vanity cabinets delivered and installed
Rainwater tank…

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

Week 36 Construction
The great progress continues...
Rainwater tanks delivered and lifted into position by crane
Plumbers relocated the first floor bathroom shower head, shower mixer and shower floor drain ( which weren't…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
Two pyrolytic ovens?

We will be having two ovens and the microwave will be above the second oven both of which will be located in an oven tower located between the main kitchen…

Two pyrolytic ovens?
1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

Thanks for the positive feedback Simeon. The forum sure is an invaluable resource... we've benefited greatly from other peoples experience/advice and where our experience might help others I try to…

1 month1 monthrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

Your builder is likely correct... Part 3, Division 2, clause 3.5 of the complying development code disqualifies development under CDC for flood control lots... refer https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view…

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

Week 34 & 35 Construction
What a difference a couple of weeks make, the internal linings are in and the place is looking more like a house than a construction…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Independent architect to look at floor plan

Jennifer is based in Sydney, which suited us as so are we. I just noticed that if you click the "book session" button at the top right hand side of…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Independent architect to look at floor plan

Shortly before what Rawson call the Plans Presentation Meeting (which is the last chance to make structural changes without admin and redraw penalty fees) we had an onsite review of…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

Our house is about 38 squares too, but we had to pay for the AC upgrade (from the standard 14kW) as it started out as a 34 and grew to…

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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

Ours is single phase. 16kW is the largest single phase system that Daikin make.
Too early for me to be able to give an opinion on how the system runs... we…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

We were quoted...
1. Provide Daikin 14kw Premium Inverter A/C in lieu of Daikin 14kw Standard Inverter A/C $2,000
2. Provide Daikin 16kw Premium Inverter A/C in lieu of Daikin 14kw Standard…

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

Week 32 & 33 Construction
The pace has really picked up, lot's of good progress being made...
Lower brick clean completed
Lower roof rail removed
Render to the blueboard of the deck completed
Deck…

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

Week 30 & 31 Construction
Week 30 was a little bit slow but finally the ground floor roofs were completed and now it feels like momentum has returned after the XMAS…

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

Week 29 Construction
Our SS had indicated that the ground floor roofs would get installed this week but it wasn't to be, we're looking forward to the house getting more weather…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Great news Vin! Looking forward to seeing photo's of the finished house.

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

Hi Emma12,
Our brick is called Maddox. It's from The Avenue range by Daniel Robertson (a company owned by Austral). You can see more about it in the brochure here

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