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5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I've got a great supervisor and checked with him first and all ok. You need to chat to the carpenter after the frame goes up.

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We asked the carpenter to put some extra noggings in for us for some cash. I'm surprised mdj don't give people a proper option for this at colors as it…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi guys they do a scrape and site cleanup for you.

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I did but I checked with the supervisor it was ok first. Just pay them cash and they are happy too! :D

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Pool Tile & Landscaping Confusion - help needed

Hi there all the best with your pool project. If you are concreting to lay tiles I was told by our last pool builder (concrete) that it can't abutt the…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

My experience with my CLO has been slightly different. Whilst he is busy in meetings and so forth and not always contactable when i phone I have always received a…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Drainage\Sewage for property - Help!

You will need to find out councils position for both storm water and sewage. You may be able to put in a rubble pit for storm water depending on what…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Congrats in your build. You must be very excited. I just looked at your blog and timeline and you seem to have flown along!
We had our electric rough in walthru…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

The water tanks should use 'charged' down pipes. Ie. Essentially all pipe work will be underground from house to the tank position. If loss of landarea is important to you,…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Extra cost of various bushfire attack levels (BAL)

I specifically asked to be quoted upfront as I knew I would need it. Builder provided provisional estimate which was finalized once council did their assessment.i think final price was…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Extra cost of various bushfire attack levels (BAL)

Approx 6.5k or Bal12.5/bal19.

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
NEVER BUY UNTITLED LAND

Who was your conveyancer? When I bought my land the conveyancer was very particular about protecting my interests on the sunset clause and ensuring the vendor makes reasonable efforts to…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Our official letter was for 25 Jan which I questioned since we had approval in late May. Turns out contract is for working days not calendar days. The CLO inimated…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Everyone seems to be flying along. We're now at brickwork complete with the roof / fascia starting this week. The supervisor said we do a walk thru inspection at this…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Robibla this is extremely disappointing , those wire shelves don't seem right to me and sirry to read about your experience. I also selected a wir shelve upgrade option…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Feedback on our plan, rural block.

Looks good you have living areas facing north to capture light and sun.

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Telstra pits under driveways - help!

We got traffic strength ones put in our driveway so it can be done.
Krustywan - Who coordinated the pit install? I'd imagine there would need to be a service easement…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Advice Please - Placement of Sensors for Actron SRV203 ESP?

Hi there,
We are building an mcdonald jones bronte acreage style design with action air system ESP Plus. The house design is wide and has master bed down one 'wing' and…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Colorbond or tiles?

No one has mentioned which roof is better in a bad hailstorm? Tile or color bond? Will tiles break and will color bond dent? Which is easier to repair?

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Miss Windsor I think it would be pretty harsh to charge interest if you were just a few days late. I think it is there more to ensure that…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Whats wrong with my lawn?

Looks like a winter lawn to to me. We had buffalo palmetto at our last place and it lost its colour in winter. I think you will find the green…

5 years5 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Just checked in on this thread as well and great to hear everyones progress is continuing. I reckon that photo from the Griswalds is priceless- MDJ should pay for that…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Pet-friendly Backyard Design

Hi Cody. Some good ideas in that link! It seems my dogs are easily amused - the schitzu poodle I've got is happy to play water splash games in the…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Perouse i would mention it to mdj if you shouldve been paying it or not and see what they come back with. Personally I haven't been asked to pay…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Wow looks like people are moving along. We are still at form work. Just found out they were meant to pour the slab today but pulled the pin as we…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Drainage Variation due to Builder Oversight?

Hi ross1help. I agree with building expert. The contract is the contract. You need to check what was agreed. I would get some good professional advice on this as it…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Miss Windsor we must be progressing similarly to you. We had our piering done today. Formwork tomorrow. Ouch - we went 40 lineal meters over allowance for the piering as…

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Thanks for clarifying. Hoping we finish earlier than in contract as my wife and i are also expecting a baby due at similar time :D

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Doesn't the contract state 150days from construction start? I'd assume mdj would need to complete as per the contract (of course they can claim rain days)?

6 years6 yearsscotty78scotty78 posted:
Bi-Fold Windows in BAL12.5 area

We couldn't get bifolds for the same reason. When I looked at it a while ago I couldn't get my head around the reqt properly so we simply went with…

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