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2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Must final payment be paid before handover?

Thanks for your suggestion. This would be my final step.
I emailed to the Head of Construction Department. He agreed to let me to perform a pre-handover inspection before the…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Must final payment be paid before handover?

I am requesting a pre-handover inspection before final payment made but the site manager declined my request. He told me the final payment must be paid before handover without allowing…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Must final payment be paid before handover?

This is the issues I concern although the site manager claimed all defects are done.
The site manger refused my request to have the pre-handover inspection on 22nd February after…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Must final payment be paid before handover?

Some major defects are reported since last site inspection. My site manager emailed me that the major defects have been fixed and final payment must be paid before handover.

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Thanks for your response. You may be right but I really don't like the gaps on both sides of the stove. Very difficult to clean up the food residues when…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Don't agree with you, chippy. The free standing cooker is the same height with the benchtop in many display homes. Professional installers can make them at the same level. You…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

Benchtop height is 900 cm same as the plan.
Stove on the kickboard height is 910 cm, 10 cm higher than the plan.
But the builder said no take action.

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

Thank you very much for your advice. I will check the bench heights and the template if available.

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

Hi Fingal77,
Thanks for your response. I absolutely agree with you. My contract only stated the model number of the stove and sink, does not mention their height.
I emailed to…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Thanks for prompt response. I don't the tender fee as a deposit" on my contract.

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

Defect 1.
The top edges of the under mount kitchen sink is not covered by the bench top (i.e. sink edges and silicon under the benchtop can be visible).The site…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

I paid $1200 for a tender for building a new house. The tender is finalised and accepted. The construction has commenced. I am wondering if the tender fee should be…

2 months2 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Thanks for your response. The freestanding cooker (model WFE914SB) comes with no legs so the builder uses one length long of kickboard for the cabinets and cooker so the cooker…

3 months3 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

A free standing cooker is installed in my new kitchen but the cook top is about 2-3 mm higher than the bench top. Should it be higher than the bench…

4 months4 monthswestbournewestbourne posted:
front fence and gate installation before handover?

Hello,
My new home will be completed next month. Can I install the front fence and gate before handover? Thanks

2 years2 yearswestbournewestbourne posted:
Provisional Allowances

I got my Tender with Rawson Homes. There are too much for Provisional Allowances such as $15,000 on Stormwater Connection, $20,000 on Acoustics Requirements, $15,000 on Piering to Slab etc.…

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2 years2 yearswestbournewestbourne posted:
Rawson Homes charges too much on provsional allowance

I want to knock down and rebuild my new home in Rockdale NSW. My application must be gone through DC due to under flight paths. I received a formal tender…

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