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12 years12 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
New home electrical cables

Hello everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone knows if there is a minimum gauge wire that is required from the mains on a new home. I'm just wondering because we…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Builder won't let us...

I would in NO way ever defend builders... In my experience with Adenb***k they are SOOO greedy, even to the point where when I offered one tradie a bit of…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Tiling Query

I guess it depends on your builder. Ours wanted $10k for about 100m2.
We went into the shop that supplies them and we could do the exact same tiles for $6k…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Downlights - Builder or organise ourselves.

My builder quoted us $102 per downlight. We are going to do them ourselves after handover.
You should be paying around $25-$30 for the wiring and installation + the cost…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
contract appt?? any hints and suggestions??

My advice... GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING!!!
If they offer you something or tell you something and you can't see it clearly on the contract then refuse to sign it's written down.
I…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Gaps at sides of wooden venitian blinds

I thought I was the only one who was thinking this.

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Games played to avoid liquidated damages

Yeah I think we're both going through Adenbrook. They did the same to me... the invoice was dated the friday and they expect payment within 7 days. They then re-sent…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Slab is down... Advice on our first progress payment please!

I have no intention of 'not paying' but I just don't want to come on here in 1 week and be like "OMG I PAYED FOR MY SLAB AND DIDN'T…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Slab is down... Advice on our first progress payment please!

Hello Everyone,
We are building with Aden***** in South Brisbane and our slab was layed last weeks. Our frame is due to go up this week and we have received the…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Have I missed anything?

The portico is the "arch" or pillars at the front of the house that you walk through just before you get to the front door. The eaves are the overhang…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Building Contract

Is there a guide for the tolerences in QLD??

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Front door stuff up - Should they fix??

My door cost me $2000.... If this happened to me I would give them the choice of giving me the door for free or replacing it.
I guess it depends…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
On the Starting Blocks!!!! PHOTOS of my FRAME! Updated 13/03

I was told that my block would be cut on Friday and I went past yesterday (Wednesday) and they had just done it that morning. It was a very plesant…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Covenants

HAHA yeah that's where we are building :P
The covenants there have probably cost us about $10,000 in extras but in the end they didn't…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Covenants

I am also building in an estate with some of the strictest covenants that I have ever seen and I don't think they are worth the paper they are written…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!

I thought knowing how to build a house WAS the builders job... If he knew to look out for all of these tiny little things don't you think he would…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Adenbrook Homes

My construction starts next friday but I've learnt my lesson from my contract stages... I will be making sure that things are perfect before I sign 1cent over to them.…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

We did come to some kind of comprimise... We wrote a very in depth letter to the head of the company and they have since told us that they…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
YOUR BUILDER!

If someone is ranting on here then there is probably a good reason for it... If its bad enough that they want it removed from a forum then you probably…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
My experience with @d3nbr00k

We are dealing with the Underwood (South Brisbane) office. We are just soooo disappointed that our friends who recommended Adenbrook to us had such a good experience and they looked…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
My experience with @d3nbr00k

I just thought I'd write a post as a bit of a warning and to share my experience with our building.
We are about to start construction with our house so…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

I'm sure they will try to scare you with voiding warranties and things like that but I wouldn't let that bother you.
I got the consultant to draw all of the…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

We are building a single story house with a tiled roof and R2.5 fibreglass batt insulation to ceiling.
We have had some major problems with the contract so we aren't…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

My wife and I are building with Adenbrook and we are not sure if we are better off doing our electrical through them or just getting them to do the…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

I exaggerated a little bit and my wife just corrected me.. He was the Vice President but now a life time member :D

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

Yeah I had a friend over for dinner tonight who was the former president of the Master Builders of Australia and I hope that the advice that I got will…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

We have selected colour and even that was a problem because we were promised something at the colour selection and then called by our consultant to say that they would…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

That's probably not going to work... I was hoping to find out if other people had similar problems so that if i take it to the head office to complain…

14 years14 yearsSouthBrisSouthBris posted:
Anyone else having problems with @d3nbr00k or M@kbuild?

Hello,
I am currently building with @d3nbr00k (M@kbuild on the South Side) and we are still in the contract stages but we are having problems with our consultant.
I was wondering if…

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