I understand most people who are unhappy with Masterton are more likely to post than those who were happy with the build, however what im most concerned with is the timeline they quote and the likelihood of them achieving it.it.
Masterton have stated to us that it will take 12 months to build a duplex which is what we have essentially budgeted for.
From the post i have read single dwellings are taking on average 18 months to complete.
Has anyone actually had a single dwelling ready within 9 - 12 months or a Duplex within 12 months?
i understand Masteron will pay $50 per day over the contract date, does that include weekend also i.e $250 a week towards our temp rental accommodation?
Pommie, for every builder people who are not happy are more likely to post. We have a number of threads on this forum for different builders and remember someone mentioning that people from another thread read Masterton one and told others in their thread something along these lines: If you think your builder is bad, go to Masterton topic and see what real bad is.
I think it tells a lot.
May I ask what made you choose Masterton?
I went with Masterton primarily cost and secondly risk. This is a big venture for us and we thought a volume building would not only keep costs down but also add more certainty / reduce risk to the build.
There are plenty of other volume builders out there. A bad volume builder will charge you extra during the build after you sign the dotted line and increase the risk with poor quality work and huge delays. This was our case.
I went with M because of their reputation and hoped that going with such a well known company will keep the costs down and reduce the risk. I thought they would value their hard earned reputation. Exactly like you. None of these happened. My private inspector said, that in the past he used to recommend M as they used to do proper job, but no longer. Something has changed in the recent years. I wish I read more of this forum 3 years go. I wouldn't have gone with them back then.