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sarahq

Point Cook, Victoria
Joined 7 February 2009
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9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Alamanda - stage 15 - Santorini

Hi!
I built in stage 7 (down the back of the estate). I think we were M or H clas (can't quite remember!).
Good luck with your build! Clarendon has some nice…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Choosing an Evaporative Cooler

Thanks for your reply! Very useful info.
Have you had to deal with any repairs with the systems? How did you find the customer service? My partner is concerned with how…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Choosing an Evaporative Cooler

We have recently moved into our new home in Melbourne and are looking at putting in evaporative cooling. Our house is approx 255m2 living area, maybe 235m2 without laundry/bathrooms/etc. We…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Our Castle- Metro 51 -Been in for 4 weeks - photo overload!

Looking fantastic!!! I too love burnished wood... It's all over our house! :)

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We are loving being in the Monaco Reinsey! Have had lots of lovely compliments from friends and family that have visited :) we need more furniture…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Haha your post made me laugh Reinsey!! It's all sooo true
Rock, paper, scissors always wins out and the budget constantly gets "revised"
Good luck with it all. Hopefully you will get…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Ours is definitely ducted into the roof space... I saw them put the ducting in!

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8

Hi Jo!
Thanks :) It's definitely been a long time since we started. Happy with the final product though and that is what matters!
Can't wait to get…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8

Thanks sleven! Will take some pics once we get a bit of furniture in there :D

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
PCI Today - Inspector Finds Major Problem, SS Disagrees

Our weep holes are in the second course... I actually thought they were supposed to be in the third! (I was probably wrong though)

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Definitely agreed!!
Both the SS and the Construction Manager repeatedly said that they wouldn't be happy and they wouldn't hand over until we were happy.

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8

We have come to the end of a LONG build... We get the keys TOMORROW!!!
To cut a long story short -
Carlisle ended up raking and repointing the mortar on…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

MrsG,
I do have to say we have had a similar experience.
We had major bricking problems, which we were really worried about bringing up. We had several meetings with the…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
I've got the LOVE..Handover 24/8!

I have handover tomorrow too! That makes 3 of us :D ::

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

We also had a number of problems. Most of these were fixed with no issues. Handover is on Tuesday so I can give you the final verdict then!

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum

That's fantastic news also! Not long after me :)
Can't wait to be in. Start moving things over. Dad will install the letterbox he made for me…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum

Handover on Tuesday!!!! ::
Seems like they are going to build a retail precinct and medical centre down the front of the estate. Wold be cool to…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum

The stages weren't released sequentially. Stages 10, 11 and 12 (maybe even 13?) were put on sale prior to stage 9. I figure this is because they thought stage 9…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Our one off build in Point Cook - WE ARE IN!

Congratulations on your handover date!
After all this time we have been on par... and we should be having handover next week or the next also!
8 months is a long wait...…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I think it was over 4 weeks for us.
Maybe longer than normal as we were up to slab?

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
What does PCI stand for

Should be.. Seems that things slip through sometimes... Like the mortar not complying with AS3700 for strength... :roll: :n:

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum

Your house has come along so quickly Alison!
We started in Nov and you probably won't be too far behind ::
1000L of water a day seems like…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!

Draco,
We wouldn't be able to see it from our house... But definitely when we are leaving our house!

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!

Congratulations Draco! Very quick build :)
I have seen your house a few times now! Your facade looks fantastic =D The red render stands out looking across…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Boral Blackheath: UPDATE 7: Page 5 - Clean bricks

hi wiz,
We have had a few problems with our bricks also (mortar too soft, bricks not straight, missing wall ties, etc). Some pics are shown here -->

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Build seems to have been quite slow from the start. We had our site scrape 11th Nov, then had a month delay waiting for some permits, then they took ages…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The 240 days liquidated damages period does seem to be ridiculously long. Unfortnately it's not completely out of the question. We start getting damages from tomorrow. Still expecting the handover…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Defective Brickwork - What would you do?

Thanks for all your replies!
Totally agree with you both here. I don't think it's too much to expect!
SherWin, I have replied to your pm.
Just an update from our site meeting…

9 years9 yearssarahqsarahq posted:
Defective Brickwork - What would you do?

Unfortunately we are experiencing ongoing problems trying to get out brickwork up to an acceptable standard.
ISSUES
- Structural - Mortar contains no lime (to harden) and does not meet Australian…

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