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Oct 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
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Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
We had a really successful PCI inspection this morning. No major issues found by our private inspector or us.

Nearly everything was cosmetic - paint and plaster touch ups, redoing some tiling where the grout lines are uneven, fixing some scratches on the polyurethane in the kitchen, replacing some bathroom mirrors as we had requested wall to wall mirrors.

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The hallway was about the worst space and it still doesn’t have many marks.

Inspector picked up a couple of bricks to be replaced and some render to be redone and we found some missing dimmer switches.

Handover is pencilled in for 2nd November. Only our neighbour blocking access for our final gutter install is a problem at this point that might delay our IOC.






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great news @Jenifermarie!
Have you applied for IOC yet, or is it W who will apply IOC on your behalf?


Wisdom do it on our behalf. They had the inspector going through this afternoon but our SS expected a few things would need to be done still before they will approve it so we will most likely have another inspection later this week.


Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
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Hi Jenifermarie,

Did W inform you the handover date?
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
singalg singalg
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
We had a really successful PCI inspection this morning. No major issues found by our private inspector or us.

Nearly everything was cosmetic - paint and plaster touch ups, redoing some tiling where the grout lines are uneven, fixing some scratches on the polyurethane in the kitchen, replacing some bathroom mirrors as we had requested wall to wall mirrors.

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The hallway was about the worst space and it still doesn’t have many marks.

Inspector picked up a couple of bricks to be replaced and some render to be redone and we found some missing dimmer switches.

Handover is pencilled in for 2nd November. Only our neighbour blocking access for our final gutter install is a problem at this point that might delay our IOC.






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

great news @Jenifermarie!
Have you applied for IOC yet, or is it W who will apply IOC on your behalf?


Wisdom do it on our behalf. They had the inspector going through this afternoon but our SS expected a few things would need to be done still before they will approve it so we will most likely have another inspection later this week.


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



Hi Jenifermarie,

Did W inform you the handover date?
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Oct 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
We had a really successful PCI inspection this morning. No major issues found by our private inspector or us.

Nearly everything was cosmetic - paint and plaster touch ups, redoing some tiling where the grout lines are uneven, fixing some scratches on the polyurethane in the kitchen, replacing some bathroom mirrors as we had requested wall to wall mirrors.

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The hallway was about the worst space and it still doesn’t have many marks.

Inspector picked up a couple of bricks to be replaced and some render to be redone and we found some missing dimmer switches.

Handover is pencilled in for 2nd November. Only our neighbour blocking access for our final gutter install is a problem at this point that might delay our IOC.

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


Wow. Happy for you Jenifermarie.
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
We had a really successful PCI inspection this morning. No major issues found by our private inspector or us.

Nearly everything was cosmetic - paint and plaster touch ups, redoing some tiling where the grout lines are uneven, fixing some scratches on the polyurethane in the kitchen, replacing some bathroom mirrors as we had requested wall to wall mirrors.

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The hallway was about the worst space and it still doesn’t have many marks.

Inspector picked up a couple of bricks to be replaced and some render to be redone and we found some missing dimmer switches.

Handover is pencilled in for 2nd November. Only our neighbour blocking access for our final gutter install is a problem at this point that might delay our IOC.

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


Wow. Happy for you Jenifermarie.
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20 October
13113
Oct 20, 2018 5:33 pm
singalg singalg
@Priyasuresh11, I have gone with Empire blinds, for shutters, blinds and security doors - happy with service so far. Wynstan's quote was also good/reasonable.


Thank you Singalg.
singalg singalg
@Priyasuresh11, I have gone with Empire blinds, for shutters, blinds and security doors - happy with service so far. Wynstan's quote was also good/reasonable.


Thank you Singalg.
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20 October
13112
Oct 20, 2018 5:23 pm
@kvav27 Thanks for the model and price. I do agree with the less hassle but when everything adds up ..

M52 - yea, KDR and from what I’ve seen from most new houses in my council area, does seem like we will require more than the standard 3000L, probably double at least..?? Trying to pre-empt where to place the bigger size tanks.

Anyone know the brands being used for the rainwater tank?[/quote]

Our water tank is a slimline tank from Kingspan Water


Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
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Is a slim water tank an upgrade??[/quote]

It’s the included water tank. Here are some pictures. The pipes have all been painted monument to match since these photos.

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Hi Jeniffermarie,
Did they install the water tank after QA inspection and your PCI? When did they do the driveway. We are also in the same phase.due to the wet weather our driveway work has bee
@kvav27 Thanks for the model and price. I do agree with the less hassle but when everything adds up ..

M52 - yea, KDR and from what I’ve seen from most new houses in my council area, does seem like we will require more than the standard 3000L, probably double at least..?? Trying to pre-empt where to place the bigger size tanks.

Anyone know the brands being used for the rainwater tank?[/quote]

Our water tank is a slimline tank from Kingspan Water


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


Is a slim water tank an upgrade??[/quote]

It’s the included water tank. Here are some pictures. The pipes have all been painted monument to match since these photos.

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Hi Jeniffermarie,
Did they install the water tank after QA inspection and your PCI? When did they do the driveway. We are also in the same phase.due to the wet weather our driveway work has bee
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19 October
13098
Oct 19, 2018 8:39 pm
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Manhattan52 Manhattan52
amf139 amf139
Happy Friday fellow Wisdomers!

Has anyone got any feedback on EHI. Quality, price comparison please. We have received a quote for plantation shutters and would like to hear your thoughts/experiences. Thanks!


I got a quote for sheer curtains and motorised roller blinds. About 35 % more expensive for the same quote than the usual place I use which is pretty awesome and has very high end fabric etc.

Will definitely be sticking with my usual place.


We got our quote about a week ago and today spent the day going to a few places to compare prices. I can update you early next week when I have details, but I believe EHI will definitely be more expensive. It will be interesting to see if the price difference is worth the wait for the other suppliers to measure and supply post handover. We got quotes for security doors, blinds, curtains and flyscreens


Hi,

May I know with whom you are doing your flyscreens, security doors and blinds?

Thanks
ml117 ml117
Manhattan52 Manhattan52
amf139 amf139
Happy Friday fellow Wisdomers!

Has anyone got any feedback on EHI. Quality, price comparison please. We have received a quote for plantation shutters and would like to hear your thoughts/experiences. Thanks!


I got a quote for sheer curtains and motorised roller blinds. About 35 % more expensive for the same quote than the usual place I use which is pretty awesome and has very high end fabric etc.

Will definitely be sticking with my usual place.


We got our quote about a week ago and today spent the day going to a few places to compare prices. I can update you early next week when I have details, but I believe EHI will definitely be more expensive. It will be interesting to see if the price difference is worth the wait for the other suppliers to measure and supply post handover. We got quotes for security doors, blinds, curtains and flyscreens


Hi,

May I know with whom you are doing your flyscreens, security doors and blinds?

Thanks
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17 October
13070
Oct 17, 2018 9:14 pm
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
champs2018 champs2018

Cool..we have not considered a fan for our alfresco now considering its a very small area. Would be better to get it post handover if we feel the need..good to know that it can be done later. Thanks

You will need some type of noggin, etc attached to the beams of your alfresco for where you wish the fan to sit before the gyprock goes on.



Hi Oz,

Where did you get the fan from? May I know the brand?


Thanks
ozmonkeyoy ozmonkeyoy
champs2018 champs2018

Cool..we have not considered a fan for our alfresco now considering its a very small area. Would be better to get it post handover if we feel the need..good to know that it can be done later. Thanks

You will need some type of noggin, etc attached to the beams of your alfresco for where you wish the fan to sit before the gyprock goes on.



Hi Oz,

Where did you get the fan from? May I know the brand?


Thanks
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14 October
13036
Oct 14, 2018 7:26 pm
ASJ1981 ASJ1981
Is it possible to ask Dilorenzo for samples of your Tile Selections, carpet etc? Has anyone asked for samples? I just want a sample to keep for my reference. May need carpet and main flooring sample for later down the track when buying furniture - just thinking ahead!


No.they won’t give any tile samples.unsure about carpet and timber flooring
ASJ1981 ASJ1981
Is it possible to ask Dilorenzo for samples of your Tile Selections, carpet etc? Has anyone asked for samples? I just want a sample to keep for my reference. May need carpet and main flooring sample for later down the track when buying furniture - just thinking ahead!


No.they won’t give any tile samples.unsure about carpet and timber flooring
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13 October
13031
Oct 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Congratulations Jen.
Congratulations Jen.
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5 October
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Oct 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Hi,

I am looking recommendations for roller shutter(electrical) to install in my home. Please help.

Looking for stores in Sydney.

Thanks
Hi,

I am looking recommendations for roller shutter(electrical) to install in my home. Please help.

Looking for stores in Sydney.

Thanks
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30 September
12749
Sep 30, 2018 9:32 pm
stevezau stevezau
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stevezau stevezau
Also, when i asked Di Lorenzo, they told me the $35/sqm for for the tile and labour. So am confused..


Hi Steve,

We are in luxury package. Building Majestic 35. Groundfloor we have added shower in powder room. Did tiling upto ceiling for all the three bathrooms and sitting height in the main bathroom toilet. It costed us 7200$ which includes the living and the media room to install tiles.

They charged 25$ for tiles and 48$ for labour.

Hope it helps.

Thanks

thanks, what does the luxury package include for the bathrooms?



Only shower room tiles, floor and skirting. 25$ tiles. So basically it is double the money of the tile cost as they say if the size of the tiles gets bigger and laying cost too. They have added some cost for the underlay too.
stevezau stevezau
Priyasuresh11 Priyasuresh11
stevezau stevezau
Also, when i asked Di Lorenzo, they told me the $35/sqm for for the tile and labour. So am confused..


Hi Steve,

We are in luxury package. Building Majestic 35. Groundfloor we have added shower in powder room. Did tiling upto ceiling for all the three bathrooms and sitting height in the main bathroom toilet. It costed us 7200$ which includes the living and the media room to install tiles.

They charged 25$ for tiles and 48$ for labour.

Hope it helps.

Thanks

thanks, what does the luxury package include for the bathrooms?



Only shower room tiles, floor and skirting. 25$ tiles. So basically it is double the money of the tile cost as they say if the size of the tiles gets bigger and laying cost too. They have added some cost for the underlay too.
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30 September
12747
Sep 30, 2018 9:27 pm
stevezau stevezau
Also, when i asked Di Lorenzo, they told me the $35/sqm for for the tile and labour. So am confused..


Hi Steve,

We are in luxury package. Building Majestic 35. Groundfloor we have added shower in powder room. Did tiling upto ceiling for all the three bathrooms and sitting height in the main bathroom toilet. It costed us 7200$ which includes the living and the media room to install tiles.

They charged 25$ for tiles and 48$ for labour.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
stevezau stevezau
Also, when i asked Di Lorenzo, they told me the $35/sqm for for the tile and labour. So am confused..


Hi Steve,

We are in luxury package. Building Majestic 35. Groundfloor we have added shower in powder room. Did tiling upto ceiling for all the three bathrooms and sitting height in the main bathroom toilet. It costed us 7200$ which includes the living and the media room to install tiles.

They charged 25$ for tiles and 48$ for labour.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
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30 September
12744
Sep 30, 2018 8:57 pm
doosra doosra
Anyone looked at iseekblinds.com.au? Prices seem to be pretty good from the initial research I've done.



Hi doosra,

I heard nobullblinds are cheaper, good and they do quick installation too.
doosra doosra
Anyone looked at iseekblinds.com.au? Prices seem to be pretty good from the initial research I've done.



Hi doosra,

I heard nobullblinds are cheaper, good and they do quick installation too.
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29 September
12734
Sep 29, 2018 10:34 pm
ChizCake ChizCake
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
Another week of slow progress for us (week 30 since slab/33 since scrape) - QA team finally showed up after 2 weeks of being cancelled and delayed because they were pulled for other jobs. They quickly found our main shower is leaking so some of the tiling and waterproofing as to be redone. Another week’s delay

September has felt like almost a write off we’ve had so little progress. We had an on site meeting on 31st August and SS expected us to be having PCI last week. Now we’re going to be lucky if we get PCI before mid October assuming we have no more issues.

It’s disappointing because it hasn’t been lack of trades or any fault of our SS. It’s been waiting for Wisdom to make their staff available. QA feels like the construction equivalent of waiting for drafting in admin.

Wisdom Landscapes finally formed our driveway as well. Another item that was originally meant to happen about 3 weeks ago....

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Everything seems to drag in the final weeks. We had a great pace with our build but as we moved into internals everything slowed down. What’s most frustrating for us is a lack of quality in some jobs. For example, we have a number of crooked bricks. When brickies come back they ruin the render. Renderers come back and then paint needs redoing. After all that we still find crooked bricks and the cycle starts all over again. Same with electrical where they damage the gyprock. They come back to repair and repaint, then the electrician all over again. If only things were done right the first time.

At times it feels as though we’ll never get there, but apparently they’re aiming for handover this Friday so I hope it goes ahead. I’ve taken a punt and booked our removalists and deliveries from the Sat onwards, praying I won’t need to reschedule. 🤞



Omg. How come it was missed by SS during his supervision?
ChizCake ChizCake
Jenifermarie Jenifermarie
Another week of slow progress for us (week 30 since slab/33 since scrape) - QA team finally showed up after 2 weeks of being cancelled and delayed because they were pulled for other jobs. They quickly found our main shower is leaking so some of the tiling and waterproofing as to be redone. Another week’s delay

September has felt like almost a write off we’ve had so little progress. We had an on site meeting on 31st August and SS expected us to be having PCI last week. Now we’re going to be lucky if we get PCI before mid October assuming we have no more issues.

It’s disappointing because it hasn’t been lack of trades or any fault of our SS. It’s been waiting for Wisdom to make their staff available. QA feels like the construction equivalent of waiting for drafting in admin.

Wisdom Landscapes finally formed our driveway as well. Another item that was originally meant to happen about 3 weeks ago....

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


Everything seems to drag in the final weeks. We had a great pace with our build but as we moved into internals everything slowed down. What’s most frustrating for us is a lack of quality in some jobs. For example, we have a number of crooked bricks. When brickies come back they ruin the render. Renderers come back and then paint needs redoing. After all that we still find crooked bricks and the cycle starts all over again. Same with electrical where they damage the gyprock. They come back to repair and repaint, then the electrician all over again. If only things were done right the first time.

At times it feels as though we’ll never get there, but apparently they’re aiming for handover this Friday so I hope it goes ahead. I’ve taken a punt and booked our removalists and deliveries from the Sat onwards, praying I won’t need to reschedule. 🤞



Omg. How come it was missed by SS during his supervision?
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27 September
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Sep 27, 2018 9:45 pm
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Hubby sent me these pics today after a quick drive by after work. Our SS was onsite and confirmed he’s on track for mid October finish.

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Wow..they look awesome..we never knew such designs are an option with wisdom. They showed us only what was on display at canvas quarter..


Hi Amf139, wow. It is so cool.
Yeah true. We too wasn’t aware W have these options in upgrades. May I know how much did you pay for this upgrade?

Thanks
champs2018 champs2018
amf139 amf139
Hubby sent me these pics today after a quick drive by after work. Our SS was onsite and confirmed he’s on track for mid October finish.

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Wow..they look awesome..we never knew such designs are an option with wisdom. They showed us only what was on display at canvas quarter..


Hi Amf139, wow. It is so cool.
Yeah true. We too wasn’t aware W have these options in upgrades. May I know how much did you pay for this upgrade?

Thanks
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26 September
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Sep 26, 2018 9:07 pm
champs2018 champs2018
Did any of go with terracota rooftiles?? Is it worth the upgrade? I am confused if its good to upgrade or if colourbond or concrete rooftile is enough..


Yes I did. Paid 3000$. It will be good to expel the heat.
champs2018 champs2018
Did any of go with terracota rooftiles?? Is it worth the upgrade? I am confused if its good to upgrade or if colourbond or concrete rooftile is enough..


Yes I did. Paid 3000$. It will be good to expel the heat.
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24 September
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Sep 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Kazi Kazi
PCI soon..

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Happy for you Kazi. Great progress. Our slab was done a week after you. Yet to complete the main area tiling, finish offs. Don’t know the PCI date yet.
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Happy for you Kazi. Great progress. Our slab was done a week after you. Yet to complete the main area tiling, finish offs. Don’t know the PCI date yet.
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17 September
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Sep 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Sethor Sethor
If your after quality look at King Living & Natuzzi.



Thank you Sethor
Sethor Sethor
If your after quality look at King Living & Natuzzi.



Thank you Sethor
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15 September
2
Sep 15, 2018 10:52 pm
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Hi,
I am looking recommendations to shop leather lounges. Checked Nick scali and Plush.The reviews are bad about their leather quality.
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Hi,
I am looking recommendations to shop leather lounges. Checked Nick scali and Plush.The reviews are bad about their leather quality.
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15 September
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Sep 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Hi,
I am looking recommendations to shop leather lounges. Checked Nick scali and Plush.The reviews are not bad about their leather quality.
Hi,
I am looking recommendations to shop leather lounges. Checked Nick scali and Plush.The reviews are not bad about their leather quality.
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15 September
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Sep 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Hi guys,

I am looking for recommendations to buy pelmet for the windows in Sydney.

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Hi guys,

I am looking for recommendations to buy pelmet for the windows in Sydney.

Thanks
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