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1 year1 yearTaraDogTaraDog posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

We moved in last year and didn't get a new pole or the hub. We're on a corner block and the pole is right on our corner so we just…

1 year1 yearTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

Looks great. We didn't upgrade anything in the bathrooms. At least your window is accessible to open and close. In hindsight, I would have preferred 2 smaller windows that…

1 year1 yearTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

Wow - you have a lot of electrical happening there. We have been living in our house for a year now and still have a few odd repairs happening. A…

Building With AllCastle Homes
2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

the other thing - everytime your plan comes back, make sure you check every single thing again with a fine tooth comb. I changed something in the plan (can't remember…

2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

You have to go for a design that suits your own needs. We have Grandworth Mark III, but I didn't like the idea of having a sink in the island…

2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

I loved the Newbury MKII design but we ended up going with Grandworth 40. I noticed the dining space was quite small in Newbury and they had a clear…

2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

We put our rainwater tank, hot water and airconditioning unit all on the same side. That way it freed up one side completely for us. We are lucky though…

2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

Hi, yes we had the Easybuild package which included the higher ceilings. I think it's 2.6m. We have the double stacker doors in the back, but the height…

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2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

Just don't rush into it. Unfortunately, they will keep putting the prices up every six months and they will have no problem telling you this to pressure you. …

2 years2 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Building With AllCastle Homes

Hi, we built with ACH and in the Ryde area and moved in six months ago. Be very careful with a sloping block and building with any high volume builder.…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?

I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these days. I know they…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
A week in the life of Building -Expert

Hi Building expert - This may not be your area of expertise, but I'm desperate at this stage. I'll try and make this easy to understand.
We paid a large volume…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?

I sent you a PM - check your messages.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Altrove Schofields

I sent you a PM - check your messages

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

Items for the preparation of the slab are now arriving. I've been advised that they will endeavour to get to our site and work to ensure the slab is…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

We have a 34 week contract, with the standard clause of rain dates, ie - an extra 2 days to dry out.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

They are also not doing themselves any favours by way of reputation. I have the whole street, friends and family members continuously asking me why is there a delay.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

No, no date as yet. I have sent an email today asking for a date and also indicating of my frustration. I know we had extra work because…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

Yeah thanks Wazza. I sent an email yesterday and was told it didn't happen due to the weather. Well, it's been sunny now for at least 4 days…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

I'm extremely annoyed. I know we have had rain, but this is getting ridiculous. I would have thought someone would have been there today. No-one has come…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

WEEK 9 - Concrete slab still not poured. It did rain last Wednesday so not sure if that has affected it. Hopefully it will be done this week.…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

WEEK 7 - Work is going on there today. They are now preparing the site for the concrete slab. I understand the concrete will be poured next…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

WEEK 6 - Overburden of piering was taken away. Only 3 truckloads were taken away. It's raining today :cry:

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

Piering took place yesterday (Thursday) as scheduled. Piers filled with concrete and now waiting to dry. Allcastle were spot on with the estimation of the piering we required.…

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

WEEK 5 - Piering is scheduled this Thursday. The weather forecast is for sunny for at least the next week, so here's hoping the piering goes according to schedule.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Savannah- Gregory Hills

That's great news Wazza.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

WEEK 4 - Fill going in and excavation started on the site last week. We did get rain yesterday, so this might delay more work at the moment.

3 years3 yearsTaraDogTaraDog posted:
Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

3.30pm - Just received a phone call from Allcastle advising someone will start tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
**UPDATE *** Just drove home from work past the site and have found they…

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