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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
WA Demolish and Build - Ben Trager

They told us exactly the same a couple of months in and changed supervisor.Was relatively early as well though just after around brickwork from memory.
Didnt end badly for us…

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

panel with suspended concrete floor
Outside noise and heat was a worry for me. I upgraded upstairs windows to laminated glass. Road noise and neighbor noise is no concern at all…

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

No. Was only through their office. We had 4 meeting with site super on site.
No I did not. The cost was astronomical in my eyes and I did not see…

4 months4 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Sorry for the late reply.
Yes I would build with them again. We had some small issues during design which was rectified before construction.
Construction went really well, super quick and quality…

5 months5 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

I think it was about $700 for 1m length with fittings so general ballpark might suggest $2.1k for ya?

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5 months5 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Recommend hte IKEA PAX system if you can find something that fits the space. It might cost a bit but its heaps cheaper than custom! Like at least half the…

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5 months5 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Little late these days. Just got my keys and moved in :D

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

We used their recommended.
It says Permalux Premium Architectural Coatings Supacoat. We picked Solvers Spirit Grey colour.
The amazing Sealer they had was called Supaseal by Topdeck.

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
Hammond park suburb review

Just built there. Seems nice enough. There's older and newer areas. From what I understand, they spread out Homeswest housing these days do there's probably bound the be some. Just…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

http://imgur.com/a/evV5dtc
Album with latest photos. Still dont have concrete or all our light fittings or taps in yet. Our curtsins currently getting hemmed as well. Getting through…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

We decided to stick with just the scotia. They had not installed them by the time of that photo but its in now. Ill take some more photos so you…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So just got the new house on Tuesday last week so I have been in absolute beast mode in terms of achieving things. Ill have to take photos tomorrow of…

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Key Handover was on Tuesday so now we can come and go as we please. Our flooring contractors started on Thursday and our Electrician on Wednesday so we had to…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So we did our PCI. Only minor cosmetic work, plus a couple of shower screens and mirrors to install and we would have been fine. That was over a week…

6 months6 monthssteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Very situational on Ducted Vacuum. I personally dont rate it and wouldnt get one. We have one in our current house.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

They are painting upstairs and frames.
We are doing the downstairs ourselves.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Yeah it does seem quite ambiguous. Noone really says.
But I am not going to allow obvious chunks or extras that should have been dry scraped afterwards.If it feels like sandpaper,…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

PCI will be next week.
The only downside I have NOTICED so far is that the plastering has been a fair bit average in places. Everything else so far looks good.
I…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Latest Update Photos
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULRVkXCV85NYf87K7
Tilings Mostly Done
Electrical Fitouts Mostly Done
Plumbing Fitout is Mostly Done
Definitely at the pointy end. We have been told early June for first practical completion…

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7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Does seem to be the way with most builders though.
They always love leaving fat on either side and never want multiple trades working together. We are so close to…

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7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Yeah. I dont know any builders who will schedule works to happen at the same time that much.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Well I appreciate you attempted to respond but you haven't been any help whatsoever.
Your comments are condescending. Add it at your peril? Thanks.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

They just said it would void warranty. Which is a boring way of saying nothing other than to cover their butt.

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Double Glazing is different to Laminate in that Double Glazed refers to a vacuum between two panes whereas laminated glass is two panes of glass with an intermediary product between…

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7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

To get my windows coloured!
We upgraded to special acoustic and thermal laminate glass upstairs to prevent extra heat and noise in a 2 storey house HOWEVER, due to the construction…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Yes these are things I am aware of.
Its why I am asking what sort of product should I be using. As I stated, I dont want it for solar absorption,…

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Can you get tint only products?

7 months7 monthssteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Anyone had any experience with this and what we should be doing?
Basically, we added the glass to our upstairs. Fantastic product but we made the mistake of not getting…

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8 months8 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Haven't lived in it just yet. House is just at lock up stage though the upstairs I believe better than a lot of other upstairs places Ive been in at…

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