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Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Potts Hill NSW41
Aug 12, 2015 2:39 pm
We're actually trying a tight a55 version of the white tile centre column as shown below. The price they quoted to have that single column tiled was around $15k from what I recall and that was ridiculous for us. So we decided to have it bricked in a lighter colour brick as a temporary measure. We'll look to render it or tile the centre column in the future.
Our façade will be a mixed bag... a little like the 2nd pic below. There's a bit going on but we're hoping it all comes together. The roof will be tiled by the way, not colorbond.
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)43
Aug 17, 2015 3:37 pm
The brick layers are extremely clean with their work. It almost looks like they have already been cleaned!
The build is progressing well after the initial delays with the brickies. Before long they will be working inside and progress will be hard to inspect from the site fence.
Who will be doing your independent inspection on the frames?
Has the SS advised when the roof is going up? Hopefully the weather holds up and they keep the momentum up.
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)45
Sep 02, 2015 4:46 pm
Hey Steve, we were looking at getting tyrrells but they've already been engaged by Rawson to do their own inspection so our SS has given us the option of seeing the report tyrrells prepared or engaging another inspector ourselves. Haven't decided yet though.
I'm told the roof should start next week. Below are some update pics, we're getting there.
Pongie: are you building now or built the Seaview already?
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)49
Sep 07, 2015 5:42 pm
Sorry Pongie I can't see the links in your sig as I'm using my mobile at the moment and it mustn't show it.
We've received some mixed news, house is progressing well and we should have roof tiles on very soon however our SS is being changed due to some internal movements at Rawson's? Not sure how I feel about this. Has anyone else building with Rawson's experienced the same thing, mid build?
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)50
Sep 08, 2015 10:15 am
Mine SS was fairly new when my build started. But if you check the older blogs, Rawson did go through several SS for a few of the builds before mine.
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)51
Sep 11, 2015 5:04 pm
Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)53
Sep 11, 2015 8:23 pm
Nice. The brickies can come over to my place now .
I'm definitely going to be waiting though. My SS already said there will be 3-4 weeks delay.
Just noticed the strange stop in the brick course over the back of the theater and rumpus. Are you sure thats right?
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)54
Sep 12, 2015 5:35 pm
They're all yours now SteveMc! Lol But we had about a 4 week wait for our brickies to start too, hopefully yours will be less. Who's your SS by the way?
Without looking at my plans I think that area will have cladding on it. Do you mean the upper section on the rear elevation?
Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)55
Sep 16, 2015 6:33 pm
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)56
Sep 16, 2015 8:11 pm
Could you check the roof near the center column? Does it meet up or is there a big gap? Mine has a huge gap on one side and when I raised it with my SS they said that was normal. The display home was colorbond and did not have the same issue. Something about not being able to put half tile on that end.
Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)57
Sep 16, 2015 8:34 pm
Best to have the inspection now before the insulation is put in the walls and ceiling.
The inspector needs to check the frames as well as the brick ties as well as the roof ties. They also check the Brick work internally to make sure the mortar is consistent and adequate fixing on the ties. With insulation, there is a risk that things will be missed.
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)58
Sep 16, 2015 8:42 pm
Steve: I was intending to wait until the roof is completely done and cladding installed. The independent inspector advised they usually wait until the roof is finished, services installed and scaffolding removed but before insulation and wall coverings have commenced before they do their inspection. Sound about right?
Pongie: I'll have to check it when I'm on site next, haven't noticed anything. Would you happen to have a pic of exactly what you're talking about?
Re: Rawson Homes - Seaview 36: Brickies are here!! (Sydney)59
Sep 16, 2015 8:53 pm
Yep, definitely. Just let the new SS know your getting an independent builder to inspect the work prior to internal works, so hold off on the insulation. Sometimes they start on the internals before things are clean and cleared outside.
I wouldn't be too concerned about the cladding but a good check when it's done won't hurt. Best to check what the SS thinks is best time so as to not delay his trades..
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