Building A New House
Jul 11, 2014 9:01 pm
We are starting our journey with Allcastle homes building "The Regent " with the easy build package.
Waiting to get our tender and hopefully everything will go well.
Any one built with AC recently?
Apart from communication issues,is there any major issue in the construction?
Would love to hear
Re: Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent3
Nov 19, 2014 1:11 pm
we recently finished a modified neworth thornton with AC.
Great value but not the highest quality. If there's one thing I would do differently is employ an independent inspector for each stage. They try their best to fix things but the SS and admins are looking after so many houses they usually take the quick route.
Especially brickwork and internal linings. S/S usually fobs you off with 'that's the way things are done' so back it up with professional advice.
Re: Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent4
Nov 19, 2014 2:27 pm
Thanks for that advice! That had been suggested to us earlier, so we are going to have it written into our contract that we are to bring in our independent inspector to check at 3 key stages. I'd love to hear anything else you think would have been useful to you at our stage.
Re: Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent5
Nov 20, 2014 8:48 am
..and ensure they have a water drainage protocol in place as well, even the slightest rain turned our site into a muddy bog, there was no regard for sloping the site away from the slab or connecting the gutters up to temporary drains.
Water simply pooled everywhere and tradies were dragging mud through the house continually (our tile grout is still brown in some areas because of this).
This actually was specifically mentioned on the slab engineering plan and they didn't care too much about it.
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