Building A New House
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith21
Aug 12, 2014 3:32 pm
So it didn't last long (Saturday in fact haha) as hubby realised there was going to be an invoice coming pretty soon and as I am the 'keeper of the e-mails' he figured he may as well just show me the progress, which was, brickwork almost complete. Sure enough got invoice earlier today for completed brickwork so now we move on to 'commencement of linings' i.e. drywall/gyprock.
Hope everyone is doing well and gregandjules hope this weather clears up so you guys can get started on your slab prep!
Chat soon all!
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith22
Aug 27, 2014 2:03 pm
Great to the see the thread grown up a lot since I started the thread. I was first timer to homeone and was assuming I will get an email if someone replies on my post.. lol.. or I was too lazy to come back and check my post...
I registered a garden home in release 13 and my builder is champion homes.. Waiting for the land registration.. We were told that it will be around Aug-Sept... hoping for no delays...
Just finished the colors appointment recently...
Anyone else from release 13... ?
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith24
Sep 14, 2014 6:43 pm
We finally got slabbed, site supervisor called me on fri to say they were going to do the slab next week but ended up doing it on sat, went down for a sticky today and now its all in perspective, worked out where our dogs will sleep and play now, so finally after so many false starts and delays we have hit the start, my guess is we move in around easter 2015
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith28
Oct 06, 2014 10:41 am
Bottom floor framing done, 1st floor framing this week, went up there and had a sticky beak yesterday, noticed windows and stuff onsite also, so I guess they will install those this week too, glad things are finally happening!
Also noticed Julesandjam house looks like its at lockup stage, you guys will probably be in by xmas then!
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith30
Oct 09, 2014 11:57 am
Hi guys yep reached lockup by Labour Day long weekend, bottom floor tiling looks to be all done & although the kitchen was meant to be done last Wed I believe it was done yesterday or today. Garage door booked for today apparently. Will prob have a sticky on Sat so might see you gregandjules! Steely, am so sorry to hear about such lack of progress, really hope you get answers soon!
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith31
Oct 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Steely21, builders have various reasons for not commencing build, the problem is they dont tell us the reasons, mainly they wont start because of the cost of materials and subbies, have a look on the builders delays thread to get some idea about this, if you havent signed the contract yet you might be in luck, unfortunately if you are like me and many others you have already signed the contract so its too late, I just wish they would be up front about these delays so we could at least plan our future!
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith32
Oct 15, 2014 9:28 pm
Just been informed things will start in early November. Its good to finally have some confirmation. Seems like the delays were a combination of Council and the builder needing to build all 18 terraces as one project. So everything needed to be sorted for all 18 before anything started and few of the plans held the rest up. Sure hope is worth the wait.
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith33
Oct 20, 2014 10:52 am
There you go Steely I'm sure it will be worth the wait looking forward to putting faces to names once we all move in! gregandjules, your place looks like it's coming along great guns now? jamaine thinks early Dec for us but I feel like mid-Nov - either way, Xmas barbie, my place
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith35
Nov 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Congrads guys... Release 13 seems to be expecting registration by Oct'2014.. Earlier timeline was Aug-Sep'2014.
Anyone else from release 13 or later ?
Hi psvk , just joined the forum .I am building with Champion Homes ,release 13 . We have just finalised floor selection last week . Pretty disappointed with the delays re: land registration.Tried ringing Landcom twice already ,however no definite answers whatsoever.How are things progressing for you ?
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith36
Nov 26, 2014 10:37 am
Congo to everyone who progressing well with their build:) Happy times !
Hi Thor13, We are in the same boat as well. Finished colors, tiles and carpets.
No update on land registration yet. I assume its not gonna happen this year.
I set my mind and heart to 2015
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith37
Dec 02, 2014 3:19 pm
I just bought a lot in release 15 in Thronton. My builder has charged me extra $2000 as my slab class has to be upgraded from M to H1. Does someone have the similar experience? My lot is on William Hart Crescent.
Re: Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith40
Dec 02, 2014 4:44 pm
Did you check in the contract document about slab requirements.. ?
For home and land packages(esp in Thornton), both landcom and builders have pre-understanding on slab and other basic requirements(from my experience and I could be wrong).. So the contract should address the actual slab requirement of the chosen package. Read the contract twice where the slab is mentioned.
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