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addie ct
18 June 2017
6422
Jun 18, 2017 9:18 pm
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Build update;

Gyprock sheeting done, some cornicing done.
Week ahead, more sanding & finishing cornicing (square set throughout)

Really happy with how the build is progressing....:-D

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Rear & West side


Your house looks massive. Beautiful
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Build update;

Gyprock sheeting done, some cornicing done.
Week ahead, more sanding & finishing cornicing (square set throughout)

Really happy with how the build is progressing....:-D

Some pics;

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Facade

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Garage

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Entry


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Entrance, foyer & home office niche

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Foyer entrance & (area for stair install)


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Rear & West side


Your house looks massive. Beautiful
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addie ct
18 June 2017
6417
Jun 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Rocchet Rocchet
Just wondering if anyone who's recently or close to finished have any pics of brickwork meeting the front door frame and window frames? Some of mine have pretty big gaps and I was curious as to how they would be finished.


Hi Rocchet,

gapa in windows are going to be covered by gyprock. With the doors, there will be frames added to it to cover. For the door this is done during lock up stage.

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Window there is a metal that they put in to cover the gap done towards the end before Pci

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Rocchet Rocchet
Just wondering if anyone who's recently or close to finished have any pics of brickwork meeting the front door frame and window frames? Some of mine have pretty big gaps and I was curious as to how they would be finished.


Hi Rocchet,

gapa in windows are going to be covered by gyprock. With the doors, there will be frames added to it to cover. For the door this is done during lock up stage.

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Door:

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Window there is a metal that they put in to cover the gap done towards the end before Pci

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addie ct
16 June 2017
6385
Jun 16, 2017 10:40 am
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Officially had our keys for a week and it's been a long 7 days getting there slowly but thought I'd share some pics of the rooms that look some-what orderly at the moment!






Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Beautiful! So lucky of you.

We had our pci last week and no move in date yet :([/quote]

Thank you :)
Oh really? Sorry to hear. What things did you need fixed??


Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes



A very long list to be posted here and we still don't have gas connection which is really frustrating!
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Officially had our keys for a week and it's been a long 7 days getting there slowly but thought I'd share some pics of the rooms that look some-what orderly at the moment!






Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Beautiful! So lucky of you.

We had our pci last week and no move in date yet :([/quote]

Thank you :)
Oh really? Sorry to hear. What things did you need fixed??


Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes



A very long list to be posted here and we still don't have gas connection which is really frustrating!
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addie ct
15 June 2017
6376
Jun 15, 2017 9:32 pm
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Officially had our keys for a week and it's been a long 7 days getting there slowly but thought I'd share some pics of the rooms that look some-what orderly at the moment!






Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Beautiful! So lucky of you.

We had our pci last week and no move in date yet :(
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Officially had our keys for a week and it's been a long 7 days getting there slowly but thought I'd share some pics of the rooms that look some-what orderly at the moment!






Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Beautiful! So lucky of you.

We had our pci last week and no move in date yet :(
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addie ct
12 June 2017
6359
Jun 12, 2017 7:36 pm
GLO GLO
I have asked this separately in the Heating and Cooling section but as the Wisdom Homes thread is predominantly Sydney South West locales, and that many of the wisdom display homes have gas fireplaces.

Did anyone here, add this to their build (in the main living area) or is it overkill (like many of the display homes)




We were initially quoted $11k+ for provision of fireplace excluding the tiles around it and the metal fit out around the fireplace. But doing it after and just having wh install where it's gonna go, then going directly to jetmaster the cost is around $7k+ more or less. So i have the extra $3k to tile it after 🙂

Note that different jetmaster shop gives you different pricing though so make sure that you shop around first if you decided to do same way as mine.
GLO GLO
I have asked this separately in the Heating and Cooling section but as the Wisdom Homes thread is predominantly Sydney South West locales, and that many of the wisdom display homes have gas fireplaces.

Did anyone here, add this to their build (in the main living area) or is it overkill (like many of the display homes)




We were initially quoted $11k+ for provision of fireplace excluding the tiles around it and the metal fit out around the fireplace. But doing it after and just having wh install where it's gonna go, then going directly to jetmaster the cost is around $7k+ more or less. So i have the extra $3k to tile it after 🙂

Note that different jetmaster shop gives you different pricing though so make sure that you shop around first if you decided to do same way as mine.
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addie ct
11 June 2017
6346
Jun 11, 2017 10:10 am
GLO GLO
Hi,

The new logo change is driven by their Head office moving this weekend and the largely unknown fact that Japanese company Sumitomo purchased 51% majority share of Wisdom homes.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/sumitomo ... qibju.html

Sumitomo also purchased 50% of large Melbourne based builder Henley back in 2009! Henley was building nearly 5 times the number of homes at acquisition time, compared to Wisdom.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive ... 2471668535

Wonder what Japanese influence will filter across into Wisdoms designs? (As I do like the design philosophy of Japanese builders like Sekisui)


Glo is correct that the changes is due to acquisition of 51% of wisdom. Lot has changed in terms of how they deal with things and processes. A friend is also building with them and the process is so different from ours when we started the process back in 2015. They are still at tender stage.
GLO GLO
Hi,

The new logo change is driven by their Head office moving this weekend and the largely unknown fact that Japanese company Sumitomo purchased 51% majority share of Wisdom homes.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/sumitomo ... qibju.html

Sumitomo also purchased 50% of large Melbourne based builder Henley back in 2009! Henley was building nearly 5 times the number of homes at acquisition time, compared to Wisdom.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive ... 2471668535

Wonder what Japanese influence will filter across into Wisdoms designs? (As I do like the design philosophy of Japanese builders like Sekisui)


Glo is correct that the changes is due to acquisition of 51% of wisdom. Lot has changed in terms of how they deal with things and processes. A friend is also building with them and the process is so different from ours when we started the process back in 2015. They are still at tender stage.
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addie ct
10 June 2017
6339
Jun 10, 2017 6:07 pm
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Rocchet Rocchet
Hi guys
We're looking at getting an inspector pre lining. When abouts would that be in the order of things? We are currently bricking.



Our schedule went;


Bricking
Gutters
Upper Roof
Upper downpipes
Upper bricks cleaned
Eaves
Cladding
Render
External painting
Scaffold down (part of)
Lower bricks cleaned
Lower roof & eaves
Air con rough-in
Electrical rough-in

Pre lining inspection

Insulation
Gyprock to start net week......

From end of bricking to Pre-lining inspection was approximately 6 weeks for us.

Oz


You're better of talking to inspector now and let you supervisor know.
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Rocchet Rocchet
Hi guys
We're looking at getting an inspector pre lining. When abouts would that be in the order of things? We are currently bricking.



Our schedule went;


Bricking
Gutters
Upper Roof
Upper downpipes
Upper bricks cleaned
Eaves
Cladding
Render
External painting
Scaffold down (part of)
Lower bricks cleaned
Lower roof & eaves
Air con rough-in
Electrical rough-in

Pre lining inspection

Insulation
Gyprock to start net week......

From end of bricking to Pre-lining inspection was approximately 6 weeks for us.

Oz


You're better of talking to inspector now and let you supervisor know.
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addie ct
10 June 2017
6338
Jun 10, 2017 6:06 pm
GLO GLO
addie ct addie ct
GLO GLO
Good morning all,

I'm finalising my tender modifications before submission and will be out at Oran Park and Willowdale this morning.

Has anyone used the wall mounted tapware in the bathrooms?



Hi Glo,

We did consider that but after consulting some engineers that we know, maintenance of that will be very painful so decided not to go with it. It looks lovely though.

We have decided to sacrifice the look over practicality and ease.


Thanks

Can you share re the maintenance of the wall mounted tapware over the basin mounted ?

Washer replacement etc?



I had that discussion back in 2015 when we are preping for appointments.

It has something to do when there's leaks or pipe issues. The tiles and gyprock obviously need to be ripped to access it.

It is just a matter of preference. Like what i said practicality vs look
GLO GLO
addie ct addie ct
GLO GLO
Good morning all,

I'm finalising my tender modifications before submission and will be out at Oran Park and Willowdale this morning.

Has anyone used the wall mounted tapware in the bathrooms?



Hi Glo,

We did consider that but after consulting some engineers that we know, maintenance of that will be very painful so decided not to go with it. It looks lovely though.

We have decided to sacrifice the look over practicality and ease.


Thanks

Can you share re the maintenance of the wall mounted tapware over the basin mounted ?

Washer replacement etc?



I had that discussion back in 2015 when we are preping for appointments.

It has something to do when there's leaks or pipe issues. The tiles and gyprock obviously need to be ripped to access it.

It is just a matter of preference. Like what i said practicality vs look
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addie ct
10 June 2017
6329
Jun 10, 2017 11:36 am
ajayshekar ajayshekar
@addie are you based in sydney? Who did you use for inspection?


Yes. I used HK Ryan and Stephen Ryan did the inspection.
ajayshekar ajayshekar
@addie are you based in sydney? Who did you use for inspection?


Yes. I used HK Ryan and Stephen Ryan did the inspection.
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addie ct
10 June 2017
6327
Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am
GLO GLO
Good morning all,

I'm finalising my tender modifications before submission and will be out at Oran Park and Willowdale this morning.

Has anyone used the wall mounted tapware in the bathrooms?



Hi Glo,

We did consider that but after consulting some engineers that we know, maintenance of that will be very painful so decided not to go with it. It looks lovely though.

We have decided to sacrifice the look over practicality and ease.
GLO GLO
Good morning all,

I'm finalising my tender modifications before submission and will be out at Oran Park and Willowdale this morning.

Has anyone used the wall mounted tapware in the bathrooms?



Hi Glo,

We did consider that but after consulting some engineers that we know, maintenance of that will be very painful so decided not to go with it. It looks lovely though.

We have decided to sacrifice the look over practicality and ease.
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addie ct
10 June 2017
6324
Jun 10, 2017 9:33 am
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
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msjovi msjovi
[quote="ozmonkeyoy"][quote="msjovi"]For those that have a bathtub upstairs, do you have an access point in the ground floor ceiling directly underneath? We have had this ugly access point installed that looks like an AC vent with grills and we've been told it's mandatory even though it wasn't in our plans. Unfortunately for us this has been installed in our dropped ceiling in the kitchen and it looks hideous! We've also had AC vents installed in locations that weren't on the plans. Really not happy and our SS has not been helpful at all saying it just has to be that way. Our previous SS told us he's still contactable if we need anything so we'll be bringing this up with him since he's actually familiar with our plans unlike this guy. So frustrated!


Building Ambassador 41 - Wisdom Homes

Hi msjovi,

Is the Bathtub access point that you are talking about for a freestanding bath (spa) or for something else that I am missing?
We have a built in spa in our master, but have been told access point for the pump/motor will be located in our WIR directly next to the spa.

For air conditioning, our vents appears to be provisioned in correct spots, but have had some extra boxing for air con ducts that were added during the rough-in. The boxing has taken up some additional space, but thankfully most are hidden in WIRs/closets.

Oz


It's for a free standing bath in the master ensuite. I could've sworn this was not in the display and is definitely not in our plans. Our AC rough in and provisions when we checked them before plaster board seemed to be ok but when it's come to installing the AC vents they've just installed them wherever instead of following the plan. The one in the kitchen has even been installed right next to a linear outlet in the dropped ceiling. It's like having 2 vents right next to each other! Totally pointless and it looks terrible. We won't be accepting that no matter what excuses they try to give us. There are plenty of other locations they could've chosen in the kitchen that would've looked heaps better than what they've done. It really feels like they're rushing the final part of the build.


Building Ambassador 41 - Wisdom Homes


Haha now that you mention this I think we have a random one in our dropped ceiling too!!! We got a linear one in the side but there is definitely one in our kitchen which I actually made a comment to my dad last night of "God knows why I did that.." But maybe I didn't! Oh well. There is do much happening in our kitchen I honestly can't even notice it now.

We too have one of those cheap vents directly under our ensuite shower. (But in our home theatre) Apparently it's an access thing to the pipes? Our neighbour has one in our kitchen and it's a slightly different colour to her air con vents (which are round... And this vent is square so REALLY OBVIOUS) and she HATES it. I don't really understand the justification but e did have a leak in our shower so maybe they only put it in where they get scared they might need to go back and check it?!




Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes[/quote]

I've been back through the photos of the Aspiration display at Willowdale and there is one there and I would say it's definitely for the bath, the location is the right spot for the bath upstairs and the rest of the room has linear vents.

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I vaguely recall reading a similar conversation in an Eden Brae thread back when we were still looking around at builders so it looks like a pretty standard practice.


Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/[/quote]

The main issue i guess is, it's not showing in the plan. So we were surprised when it was installed and wondering what the heck is that.



Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
msjovi msjovi
[quote="ozmonkeyoy"][quote="msjovi"]For those that have a bathtub upstairs, do you have an access point in the ground floor ceiling directly underneath? We have had this ugly access point installed that looks like an AC vent with grills and we've been told it's mandatory even though it wasn't in our plans. Unfortunately for us this has been installed in our dropped ceiling in the kitchen and it looks hideous! We've also had AC vents installed in locations that weren't on the plans. Really not happy and our SS has not been helpful at all saying it just has to be that way. Our previous SS told us he's still contactable if we need anything so we'll be bringing this up with him since he's actually familiar with our plans unlike this guy. So frustrated!


Building Ambassador 41 - Wisdom Homes

Hi msjovi,

Is the Bathtub access point that you are talking about for a freestanding bath (spa) or for something else that I am missing?
We have a built in spa in our master, but have been told access point for the pump/motor will be located in our WIR directly next to the spa.

For air conditioning, our vents appears to be provisioned in correct spots, but have had some extra boxing for air con ducts that were added during the rough-in. The boxing has taken up some additional space, but thankfully most are hidden in WIRs/closets.

Oz


It's for a free standing bath in the master ensuite. I could've sworn this was not in the display and is definitely not in our plans. Our AC rough in and provisions when we checked them before plaster board seemed to be ok but when it's come to installing the AC vents they've just installed them wherever instead of following the plan. The one in the kitchen has even been installed right next to a linear outlet in the dropped ceiling. It's like having 2 vents right next to each other! Totally pointless and it looks terrible. We won't be accepting that no matter what excuses they try to give us. There are plenty of other locations they could've chosen in the kitchen that would've looked heaps better than what they've done. It really feels like they're rushing the final part of the build.


Building Ambassador 41 - Wisdom Homes


Haha now that you mention this I think we have a random one in our dropped ceiling too!!! We got a linear one in the side but there is definitely one in our kitchen which I actually made a comment to my dad last night of "God knows why I did that.." But maybe I didn't! Oh well. There is do much happening in our kitchen I honestly can't even notice it now.

We too have one of those cheap vents directly under our ensuite shower. (But in our home theatre) Apparently it's an access thing to the pipes? Our neighbour has one in our kitchen and it's a slightly different colour to her air con vents (which are round... And this vent is square so REALLY OBVIOUS) and she HATES it. I don't really understand the justification but e did have a leak in our shower so maybe they only put it in where they get scared they might need to go back and check it?!




Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes[/quote]

I've been back through the photos of the Aspiration display at Willowdale and there is one there and I would say it's definitely for the bath, the location is the right spot for the bath upstairs and the rest of the room has linear vents.

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I vaguely recall reading a similar conversation in an Eden Brae thread back when we were still looking around at builders so it looks like a pretty standard practice.


Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/[/quote]

The main issue i guess is, it's not showing in the plan. So we were surprised when it was installed and wondering what the heck is that.



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addie ct
9 June 2017
6317
Jun 10, 2017 12:30 am
gfernz gfernz
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?


Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours?


Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away.

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.[/quote]


We just had our inspector have a look at pre lining (gyprock) stage, and although he picked up quite a number of things in his report, most were very minor issues, and were fixed up by the SS within a few days. So its now ready for gyrocking after the long weekend, as insulation was finished today.

Not great to hear that there are many issues that need fixing, although the good is at least they are picked up and will be fixed.
May I ask what issues (or at least the major ones) that your inspector brought up, which will help those that are not as far along as yourself to try and keep an eye open for these.

Oz[/quote]


Hi Oz, Addie,

I inquired with SS about inspections today and he basically said we could do them but they are a waste of money and they only pick up minor issues which we and SS should pick up during the build. Wisdom does high quality builds and basically told me they are not worth it! I'm not quite sure what to do at this stage and whether to invest that money for a pre gyprock stage inspection or not... anyone had and major issues that the inspector has picked up... is it recommended, when did you have it done and who did u use?[/quote]

Yes i really recommend. Inspector does not check minor issues, they check defects that non qualified people won't pick up. They go theough your plans and contracts. It is true that they won't pick up everything but at least the non compliance and defects will be reported. They will say it is a waste of money for you but in reality, if it is not in the inspectors report, they won't fix it.
gfernz gfernz
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?


Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours?


Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away.

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.[/quote]


We just had our inspector have a look at pre lining (gyprock) stage, and although he picked up quite a number of things in his report, most were very minor issues, and were fixed up by the SS within a few days. So its now ready for gyrocking after the long weekend, as insulation was finished today.

Not great to hear that there are many issues that need fixing, although the good is at least they are picked up and will be fixed.
May I ask what issues (or at least the major ones) that your inspector brought up, which will help those that are not as far along as yourself to try and keep an eye open for these.

Oz[/quote]


Hi Oz, Addie,

I inquired with SS about inspections today and he basically said we could do them but they are a waste of money and they only pick up minor issues which we and SS should pick up during the build. Wisdom does high quality builds and basically told me they are not worth it! I'm not quite sure what to do at this stage and whether to invest that money for a pre gyprock stage inspection or not... anyone had and major issues that the inspector has picked up... is it recommended, when did you have it done and who did u use?[/quote]

Yes i really recommend. Inspector does not check minor issues, they check defects that non qualified people won't pick up. They go theough your plans and contracts. It is true that they won't pick up everything but at least the non compliance and defects will be reported. They will say it is a waste of money for you but in reality, if it is not in the inspectors report, they won't fix it.
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addie ct
9 June 2017
6314
Jun 10, 2017 12:00 am
msjovi msjovi
For those that have a bathtub upstairs, do you have an access point in the ground floor ceiling directly underneath? We have had this ugly access point installed that looks like an AC vent with grills and we've been told it's mandatory even though it wasn't in our plans. Unfortunately for us this has been installed in our dropped ceiling in the kitchen and it looks hideous! We've also had AC vents installed in locations that weren't on the plans. Really not happy and our SS has not been helpful at all saying it just has to be that way. Our previous SS told us he's still contactable if we need anything so we'll be bringing this up with him since he's actually familiar with our plans unlike this guy. So frustrated!


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I have that msjovi and thought it was exhaust. It was ugly and can be seen as soon as we enter. Same with AC vents. Seems to be installed randomly and even asked what is the point of having the plan if not going to be followed.
msjovi msjovi
For those that have a bathtub upstairs, do you have an access point in the ground floor ceiling directly underneath? We have had this ugly access point installed that looks like an AC vent with grills and we've been told it's mandatory even though it wasn't in our plans. Unfortunately for us this has been installed in our dropped ceiling in the kitchen and it looks hideous! We've also had AC vents installed in locations that weren't on the plans. Really not happy and our SS has not been helpful at all saying it just has to be that way. Our previous SS told us he's still contactable if we need anything so we'll be bringing this up with him since he's actually familiar with our plans unlike this guy. So frustrated!


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I have that msjovi and thought it was exhaust. It was ugly and can be seen as soon as we enter. Same with AC vents. Seems to be installed randomly and even asked what is the point of having the plan if not going to be followed.
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addie ct
9 June 2017
6311
Jun 09, 2017 11:15 pm
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?


Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours? [/quote]

Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away. 😞😞😞

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.[/quote]


We just had our inspector have a look at pre lining (gyprock) stage, and although he picked up quite a number of things in his report, most were very minor issues, and were fixed up by the SS within a few days. So its now ready for gyrocking after the long weekend, as insulation was finished today.

Not great to hear that there are many issues that need fixing, although the good is at least they are picked up and will be fixed.
May I ask what issues (or at least the major ones) that your inspector brought up, which will help those that are not as far along as yourself to try and keep an eye open for these.

Oz[/quote]

Did you receive my pm?
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?


Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours? [/quote]

Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away. 😞😞😞

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.[/quote]


We just had our inspector have a look at pre lining (gyprock) stage, and although he picked up quite a number of things in his report, most were very minor issues, and were fixed up by the SS within a few days. So its now ready for gyrocking after the long weekend, as insulation was finished today.

Not great to hear that there are many issues that need fixing, although the good is at least they are picked up and will be fixed.
May I ask what issues (or at least the major ones) that your inspector brought up, which will help those that are not as far along as yourself to try and keep an eye open for these.

Oz[/quote]

Did you receive my pm?
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addie ct
9 June 2017
6308
Jun 09, 2017 6:29 pm
[/quote]

Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?[/quote]

Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours? [/quote]

Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away. 😞😞😞

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.
[/quote]

Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?[/quote]

Hey Addie, we're getting there! Finally managed to get an approximate PCI date from our SS - hopefully in 6 weeks. Painting and all the finishing touches happening now - power points, switches, tap ware etc. But there are still quite a few issues that need rectifying... AC vents in the wrong locations, stacker doors not lining up correctly.. there's a list! So it still seems like there's a lot to go!!

How about yours? [/quote]

Glad that yours is progressing well now.

PCI done but it was shocking. I can't believe all the issues where having towards the end. Because it is locked up was not able to see much and since i'm working full time, never had the chance to sneak in when there are workers in the house. It is a very long list that needs to be fixed. We were told that it won't be fixed in 2 weeks time. So it might be we're still a month away. 😞😞😞

I guess lesson to others who's about to start, ensure that you get inspector from the very beginning.
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addie ct
8 June 2017
6288
Jun 08, 2017 10:01 am
msjovi msjovi
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
After 2.5 years of planning and waiting... It's finally here. It house handover day!!! I just wish the rain clouds were a bit less excited for us and could contain their tears of joy.


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Woohoo!! I am so excited for you!! We will see you on their FB page as the latest happy customer?? Hehe
Really wishing you all the best for your move this weekend and may you make many many happy memories in your new home! Don't be a stranger on the forum!!


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Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?
msjovi msjovi
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
After 2.5 years of planning and waiting... It's finally here. It house handover day!!! I just wish the rain clouds were a bit less excited for us and could contain their tears of joy.


Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Woohoo!! I am so excited for you!! We will see you on their FB page as the latest happy customer?? Hehe
Really wishing you all the best for your move this weekend and may you make many many happy memories in your new home! Don't be a stranger on the forum!!


Building Ambassador 41 - Wisdom Homes


Hi Msjovi,

How's your build going?
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addie ct
8 June 2017
6287
Jun 08, 2017 10:00 am
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
After 2.5 years of planning and waiting... It's finally here. It house handover day!!! I just wish the rain clouds were a bit less excited for us and could contain their tears of joy.


Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Goodluck on the move and congratulations!
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
After 2.5 years of planning and waiting... It's finally here. It house handover day!!! I just wish the rain clouds were a bit less excited for us and could contain their tears of joy.


Building Majestic 40 - wisdom homes


Goodluck on the move and congratulations!
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addie ct
8 June 2017
6285
Jun 08, 2017 9:32 am
bluemviews bluemviews
Need some inputs on frames - are knots and holes in the wood accepted; also where the frames connect to the concrete floor - small off cuts are they acceptable, especially where the wood is splitting because of nails etc.

I think the pictures explain better.

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I would suggest that you get an inspector to check. WH's quality is no longer the same due to number of works that they have atthe moment. It is better to ensure it is compliant.
bluemviews bluemviews
Need some inputs on frames - are knots and holes in the wood accepted; also where the frames connect to the concrete floor - small off cuts are they acceptable, especially where the wood is splitting because of nails etc.

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I would suggest that you get an inspector to check. WH's quality is no longer the same due to number of works that they have atthe moment. It is better to ensure it is compliant.
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addie ct
7 June 2017
6280
Jun 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Oh that sucks!!! We are dreading moving this weekend with this predicted rain too!!!


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MrsLlamas good luck with the handover tomorrow. Must be bery excited.
Oh that sucks!!! We are dreading moving this weekend with this predicted rain too!!!


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MrsLlamas good luck with the handover tomorrow. Must be bery excited.
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addie ct
7 June 2017
6279
Jun 07, 2017 7:37 pm
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
Jordann Jordann
gfernz gfernz
This rainy weather is not helping at all. Predicted forecast untill Wednesday next week!! I'm not sure we are going to see much progress !!!



Yep just when we're about to start... ::crying::

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Oh that sucks!!! We are dreading moving this weekend with this predicted rain too!!!


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Congrats to all the new builds. Exciting times.
MrsLlamas2016 MrsLlamas2016
Jordann Jordann
gfernz gfernz
This rainy weather is not helping at all. Predicted forecast untill Wednesday next week!! I'm not sure we are going to see much progress !!!



Yep just when we're about to start... ::crying::

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Oh that sucks!!! We are dreading moving this weekend with this predicted rain too!!!


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Congrats to all the new builds. Exciting times.
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