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20 h20 hsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

So I've just sent off an email to CRC regarding PCI, as SS has not (and appears will not) provide an update on PCI.
On top of that, the final site…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Finally got hold of SS. Asked him for an update on PCI. (as well as a time to come through with security company for quote)
He said he will look at…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Absolute scum! It's a shame that builders don't put cameras up in the first instance. Would cost them alot less in the long run! I'm hoping now that our temp…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

People don't think, that's the problem. Absolute low lifes!
I feel sorry for this build we're talking about, this is the 2nd time it has happened to them. First they had…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Totally agree!
That's a good point.....

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2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

We thought that too....but they have been broken into and some damage done and things taken. I believe it's all fixed up now so maybe they won't be far away…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Yep exactly, hopefully they get back to me soon.
Just using google? That's ridiculous haha coming to site is the only way to provide an accurate quote I would've thought.... Fingers…

2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Yep we're close, very close! I'm expecting fixing invoice today, only carpets and a few small things left to do and we're done. Will attempt to call SS again today…

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2 d2 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Technically they have 30 days to respond and if they don't, I can proceed with construction and then take them to court for the 50% payment....they have until 7th March…

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4 d4 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

We have only heard back from 1 neighbour for our fencing and our temp fence came down this week......frustrating to say the least! Thankfully driveway came with our house so…

4 d4 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Lol I'll try that on Monday and see what happens.
30/3 really isn't that far away either! How exciting!
These last few weeks are the slowest though haha

4 d4 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Still aiming for week of 5th March for PCI I believe.
Nope I just call his mobile. Maybe I should try My Simonds and see how that goes lol

4 d4 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Went past house tonight. Robes have been fitted out and shower screens and mirrors are in. External final site clean done too with temp fence now removed. Carpet goes in…

4 d4 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Definitely lucky, I've read lots of stories about people not being able to do any changes whatsoever.
We did pick the timber colour ourselves. Even though there is no gallery…

5 d5 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Thanks Ecko!
Yep they're from PTF, link below:
http://ptf.com.au/product/corsica/
We had a good sales guy that got the tiles changed to timber floors luckily! :)

6 d6 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

Love your tiles!! All looking awesome!
And your SS sounds very flexible and happy to provide info etc! Great progress!

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7 d7 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Went and had an (external) visit last night to find that there is another hole, this time in the 2nd toilet wall....
Looks like the plumber has come to complete a…

7 d7 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

Yep measured twice and then three times just to make sure we had it right haha
Yeah we have to install ourselves but being roller blinds, not difficult at all, just…

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8 d8 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

Excellent! Hopefully you can get a peek in later today.
I bought all our blinds today from Blinds Online, worked out much cheaper and same quality (after getting samples) than retail…

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9 d9 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Front Security Screen Door - Transparency

Hi all,
Does anyone know of a decent front security screen door that is secure and not fully transparent?
As in, you can see outside when inside but not inside when outside?
Appreciate…

10 d10 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

We had one Friday week ago and don't think we'll have another one until PCI to be honest. There isn't much left to do now. I called him last week…

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10 d10 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Haha yep good point. :)
Cabinetry looks great! As it's an express build, we didn't get a chance to see what the handles for cabinetry and doors…

12 d12 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
House Slab price

Not always. This is how builders can make a bit of extra cash. With a fix priced contract prior to soil tests and engineering, they will allow for worst case…

12 d12 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Went and had a look at the house last night, sadly no unlocked doors :(
So looking in through the windows, the kitchen bench tops and sink…

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14 d14 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

We're very happy with the colour :)
I noticed the Metricon guys setting up last week, wasn't aware Arden had put taps on next one.
I have sent…

14 d14 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Excellent pEast! Finally some decent progress for you!

15 d15 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

Great to hear things are moving along nicely! :) And moving the downpipe is great news!!
Which area of SE Melb are you for fencing recommendations?
I've just…

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17 d17 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

They painted before yes but not completely behind cabinetry.
Strangely we went back this afternoon to measure up outside for fencing and low and behold our timber floors have been laid…

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18 d18 dsmithfamilysmithfamily posted:
Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Had a walk through yesterday with SS. Happy with progress, fixing stage almost complete with tilers to finish today (Saturday) and shower screens being measured on Monday. Apparently a 10…

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