Building A New House
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27841
Feb 23, 2010 8:55 am
Its the back wall app, hubby rang the retaining wall guy last night and he said they built it out further then what the Coral plan says so we will see.
Hubby has gone there now so i will let you know how we go...
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27842
Feb 25, 2010 7:11 am
How did you go?
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27843
Feb 25, 2010 9:04 am
Yes the wall is wrong, but the retaining wall guy said he will pay for the labour and we have to pay for the materials another $2000 on top of the $6000 i have already paid.
If we dont pay he said he will walk and not answer any of my phones calls.
He admits that he did it wrong, Coral was out there with us when the guy come and he stuck into him aswell.
Anyway never agreed to pay him.
They pulled it down yesterday and have started again.
I asked him why should we pay when its there mistake and he said, thats fair... I dont think so.
Because hubby had already started the holes then they just followed, even though i emailed him to tell him that it has to be exactually to Corals plans... I have kept a copy of this email.
But guess what i wont answer his calls when he wants his money, have a feeling its going to get nasty
Hoe are you coming along??
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27844
Feb 26, 2010 7:27 pm
That is really poor form from the retaining wall guy.. Is there anyone you can take it up with?? Dept of Fair Trading maybe? It doesn't sound right that you have to hand over more money because he stuffed up.
We just got our contruction loan formally approved (finally!!) so it's off the private certifier next week, then on to council. Once that it is all done, we get to start on retaining walls and tree lopping. 16 trees on the block that unfortunatley have to go...
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27846
Mar 16, 2010 9:26 pm
Hi.. how is it all going?
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27847
Mar 17, 2010 9:19 am
They are pouring the slab as i speak...lol
All good so far few hick ups but been told the frame will be up on Friday.
It seems that it has been a very long process so hopefully once slab is down it will all go quickly.
Changed my bathroom cupboeards the other day , missed the variation fee, but we have decided on doing our own carpet as friend is a carpet layer got charged $100 fee but, we will save $2000.00 so i didnt mind.
Are you plans still in council?
Will upload some photos this week.
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27848
Mar 17, 2010 1:30 pm
Haven't hit council yet - been with the private certifier for nearly 2 weeks so hopefully not too much longer until they get to council, then however long that takes.
This has been a lesson in patience if nothing else!
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27849
Mar 23, 2010 2:52 pm
Just saw in another thread you have a frame and roof up... Where's the photo's ??
Re: Re designed Hamilton 278 lots of photos50
Mar 23, 2010 10:26 pm
Ok photos coming now.
Update...Since we have started there has been builders there everyday, even starting to put the frame up at 2pm and working to 7.30pm, i can not fault Coral at all so far.
The plumbers told us that we have the fastest site manager, from slab to finish they have seen houses completed in 8 weeks.
Some days you go up there and there are 3 or 4 different tradies.
The slad was poured on the 17th March which will be a week tomorrow and we have frame, plumbing, gutters fascia, windows and doors in, tomorrow they will put roof tiles on, then start bricking and gyprocking this week.
Lock up next week, can not beleive it there rolling along.
All very exciting.
Will try to do photos now
First site scrap.... 11th March
Screw Piers 12th March
Plumbing and frame work 15th & 16th March
Slab Poured 17th March
We wrote our names on the water tank slab
Frame 19th & 20th March
Frame from bottom of hill
Havnt had time to download camera with windows but will ty to do it during the week
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27851
Apr 02, 2010 2:35 pm
Roof tiles are now on, and sarking on the walls are up.
Bricks and gyprock arrived Thursday so i guess it will be full steam ahead on Tuesday, after the Easter break.
From lock up what is the average time it takes to complete house???
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27852
Apr 26, 2010 3:29 pm
How is everything going for you? Do you have anymore photo's to share? I'd love to see how your house is coming along
Building a Coral Homes -"Hamilton 278"
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27853
Apr 26, 2010 7:37 pm
Yes have photos if only my bloody computer would behave i coould down load them, will give it another try tonight.
Bricking complete, plastering all done including skirting ect.
Tiler starts tomorrow then just all the finishing touches, kitchen is running late otherwise it would be in by now.
Its hard to believe it was only 5 weeks ago we had a block with nothing on it...Crazy
Any news with your plans??
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27855
May 08, 2010 8:08 pm
OMG - Are you serious????? That is awesome! So you started around 10 March and finish 28 May, so a total of 2 1/2 months??? That is amazing!!! So glad we have the same site supervisor that you do!! He sounds like a champ!
Pictures please???? Show the place off a bit!!
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27857
May 08, 2010 11:06 pm
No im not kidding, our house is 34sqm if thats how you write it so not a small home not huge but quick for that size
Chris is the supervisor same as you Nic, he is not much of a talker only ever here from him if something is wrong, other then that he said he gets disapointed in himself if there isnt 2 to 3 different tradies there a day.
Since we started there has not been a single day with no one on job site, including Sundays.
Considering we had nearly a week off for easter and 4 days off as we had no water connected it aint too bad.
I will get some photos on this week , there in the middle of painting.
Then just the final touches.
Will get photos when painting complete.
Nic hows your plans going????
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27858
May 08, 2010 11:58 pm
Our plans are still in council... it's been 6 weeks since they were sent to council, and 2 weeks prior to that that they were sent to the private certifier. We have been told that they have been sent off to RFS last week (as we are in a bushfire prone area) and apparently that only takes around a week, so we should hopefully hear something mid this week... fingers crossed anyway!
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27860
May 22, 2010 8:39 pm
OMG-what a quick build! I just read through your thread. Your plans are amazing! What ever happened with the retaining wall?
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