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1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Hi all,
We have finally done our final inspection and are waiting for the bank to do their valuation before releasing final invoice to the builder.
How long did yours take between…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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ours were only minor things/easy fixes to be honest - once you start living in it you will find if there are any structural or bigger issues. We mainly had…

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1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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woww! you poor thing! can I ask why did you sign PCI and final inspections when there were so many issues?
one of our delays is because we forced them to…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Gosh lucky you! Our entire build has been a nightmare, eventually we got fed up with delays, poor excuses and lack of communication - hence the complaints.
Thank god for the…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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mine was 9 weeks between PCI and final - and it only happened because my husband involved the area manager and I complained on product review.
i think carpet gets installed…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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turns out they dont cover the certificate grrr
it was in my contract under the exclusions - basically they do 1 inspection to get the list of what's left to be…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Thanks Aaron, everything is not completed as we have to do landscaping, etc. I'm pushing for M to cover the interim OC which the site manager said no to but…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi everyone!
So we FINALLY had our final inspection on wednesday!
Does anyone know what the Masterton contract states about the occupancy certs? My site manager argues that they include ONE inspection…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
Oak Tree Estate, North Kellyville

Hi all!
Anyone moved in without OC?
Do we need one?
my builder failed the inspection so we havent even got interim OC yet - can i move in?

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Hi all,
Question regarding OC - has anyone had issues getting it?
Do we actually need one?
My builder used a private certifier for the inspection and they are very difficult to deal…

1 year1 yearSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi Everyone!
So we had our PCI almost 8 weeks ago and still dont know when we will have handover. We are about 1 month over contract and they have been…

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2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Hi All!
I had no idea this thread existed! I bought land in north Kellyville (off Barry Rd) in December 2015. After registration was delayed for approx. 10months, we finally began…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi All!
We are FINALLY having PCI next week! Yay!!
Any advice/pointers on what to look out for? I know the general stuff, but was there anything that you guys missed or…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi All,
not sure if these have already been discussed, but:
1. does Masterton organise the interim occupation certificate for us?
we are having a lot of stuff (driveway, landscaping, etc.) done after…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Wow so you've been in construction for almost a year?! how do you do it?
We are already struggling with the mortgage and rent and we are only about 7 months…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Thanks Gibson, makes sense. Also alines with what the SS told us - especially now contractors are in such high demand they have the luxury not to work Saturday's, or…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi everyone!
quiet frustrated here as I thought i had read somewhere that M work Monday-Saturday, 7am-3pm.
I can't for the life of me find it anywhere int he contract though!
Does anyone…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Thanks Gibson - $600 is well worth it then.
When you say "our own inspections with the SS" - were they just walk-throughs with him where you pointed out issues you…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi eamp!
Sorry to hear what you're going through - unfortunately I think it's the norm with M. Our pre-construction phase was terrible but no amount of complaining got us anywhere.…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi all!
Any recommendations on inspection companies?
How many did you have done? Just one before handover or multiple throughout your build?
How expensive is it?
Our site manager says it'll go through…

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi all!
How much did you pay for your power connection when build was starting? The company M have contracted have invoiced us $680 to connect the power, is this standard?

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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That's what we are getting charged too! How many truckloads did yours turn out to be?
Why wasn't this cost put in tender?

2 years2 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi All,
Did M charge anyone for removal of grass and soil? Is this something the owner can do instead of paying M?
Also, how much extra did they charge if they…

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Sorry about all the questions!
Things are finally happening with our plans so there are a lot of unknowns - M have asked us to confirm that there is no…

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Thanks Gibson, hopefully it won't cost too much extra.

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Thanks, ours have been in since end of November! They came back and we had to update the plans for the rainwater tank and rain garden but M have said…

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Hi all,
Our plans are finally in 'evaluation' stage with council, anyone know how long it will take to get approved from here?
Also M are telling us that the approval may…

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Isn't that good? So M hurry up and fix everything?

3 years3 yearsSaltwater71Saltwater71 posted:
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Oh gosh you have more patience than me!

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