Building A New House
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS82
Nov 18, 2016 10:25 am
We are new to all this as future first home owners. Have recently put a deposit on a block of land in Campbelltown. Our solicitor has messed up a lot of things for us and has not been able to understand the landcom contract properly. Could you guys recommend to us a good solicitor/conveyancer you had a good experience with for your property at newbrook? You can PM me with their details and an idea of their charges. I would appreciate your responses.
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS84
Nov 18, 2016 8:17 pm
We're building in Hillcroft (we tried looking at Newbrook but decided to go in Hillcroft as we're just a stonesthrow away from there - we're in Raby) and we have 2x HAF meaning $40K ...I don't think that we have those checklist that you have.... does each estate have their own checklist...if i remember, we just have those requirements but not that extensive as yours and our conveyancer did not mention anything about it. We're building with Beechwood and we showed all the requirements and they worked around it and even have a H slab put in due to the salinity of the area whereas builders like Adenbrook or Allworths are charging extra if they need to put the H slab
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS85
Nov 22, 2016 8:35 am
Your contract with HillCroft may differ from the one in Newbrook. In our contract, the HAF checklist was mentioned although they didnt said we must comply all the items in the checklist.
I am thinking to get one from Hillcroft. Would you mind to advice how to secure a priority number in the next release?
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS86
Nov 22, 2016 12:10 pm
You have to go to the Hillcroft website of Landcom and express your interest for the next release and to just be sure also call Sam or Belinda to be sure that your email is there as they will email you the details of the release and you need up be there prior to the date of release.
Hope that helps
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS87
Jan 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Handover of our build in Newbrook will be in the 6 weeks time. Fencing and part of Landscaping is not included in our contract with the builder. We would like to ask those who have moved in about the process of moving in.
Can we move to the property legally without Fence and only part of landscape plan is done (grass only)?
How much will be the fencing cost usual?
Appreciate if you could recommend reliable fencing and landscaping provider.
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS88
Jan 16, 2017 9:44 pm
Have moved in 8 weeks ago ended up having lots of issues with Stroud Homes lesson learnt should of looked at a display home first and we had our fences up our neighbours homes started prob two months after ours and both were finished prior to ours so both sides were done our expense was 7300 including retaining wall on right side and one in the middle of the yard which was not on our plans and is part of our issue with the builder
No landscaping was done front and back we have done it ourselves prob spent around 10000 including clearing and scraping the block front and back turf underlay,turf,cement path on right side ,crushed rock the other
We didn't buy of Landcom but privately so not entitled to rebate
I wouldn't think either not having fences or landscaping would stop you moving in
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS89
Jan 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Yes , I moved in without fence too and it took 3 week to complete my fencing ( it was done over Christmas break ) all other landscaping including front retaining is still remaining .. I am going on my own pace ...
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS90
Jan 17, 2017 7:30 am
Sad to hear that you've issues with Stroud Homes Wendy. I walked away from Stroud Homes and build with King Homes as I remember you're the one suggested that builder. I lost around $3000 deposit with Stroud but I think still a good decision for me. Before signing my contract with Stroud I got a chance to meet one of the house owner who was building with Stroud Homes in Minto. They have too many issues, 3 to 4 months delay, unexpected finishing fixture, small kithchen, low capacity AC and it cost them big amount of money to upgrade. So far I am happy with King Homes, Mark the director is very considerate. He always suggest what is best for us and I couldn't believe how fast they are working for a 2 storey house from plan approval up to now. Plan was approved in 2 weeks right after the land registration via private certifier, slab was poured on Oct 22 and probably build will be completed end of February. If you like to see King Homes build you can visit my place, the first 2 storey house in Jensen Way.
Wendy, you spent $7000 for fencing and 10000 for landscape?
Would you mind to give the details of the landscaper and fencing company.
have you got a qoute for your fencing cost?
I probably move like you guys, without fence and landscape then do it little by little.
As I remember you're the one
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS91
Jan 17, 2017 7:52 am
Fencing was done by Local Fencing pty ltd our neighbour was already using this company price included a retaining wall in backyard of 1700 which we didn't want and removed ourselves in the end because the fencer and Freddie both blamed each other on the position and wanted to charge 700 to take it down
I wouldn't use as they also went through two pipes which the plumber had to fix
Landscaping is just myself and hubby doing bit by bit but we paid to have concrete path on the side and a small slab at the back cause we have a spa to set up eventually total was around 4000
Even though you lost a deposit you were better off not to go with Stroud you made the right choice our issues are driveway not poured to plan plus finishes inside the house but of cause Freddie is no where to be seen
Narellan sand and soil is who we have used for landscaping
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS92
Jan 17, 2017 9:18 am
I moved in just before the Christmas break. Had a retaining wall and block leveling done over the break.
Layed my own grass over the weekend. Fingers crossed it takes because the topsoil provided by the guys who leveled my block Didn't look that good of quality. Plus this heat won't help.
Two sides of my fence were already completed by Neighbours so I've got local fencing coming this week to finish off the right side.
Thanks for the heads up Wendy. I'll keep an eye on there work.
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS93
Jan 17, 2017 9:28 am
Steve just prob let them know if it's near pipes but I'm happy with the fences and side retaining walls that they have done
We ran short of grass for the front yard so will have some more delivered this week
What we have put down is growing great so far but I have watered nearly every night
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS95
Jan 17, 2017 9:54 am
Hey guys, good to know you have moved in. Hows the estate? Is it good? Hows the community around that area? I am still sorting my approvals. My builder (Eden Brae) will start building next month. I am hoping to move in August.
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS96
Jan 17, 2017 10:27 am
Hey Steve we went with Kikuyu it's been down since Saturday 7/1 it cost 4.00 a metre from Hawkesbury Turf Supplies but they have all types our house is 23 Kingsbury u can see half the front lawn cause we didn't order enough to finish
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS97
Jan 17, 2017 10:33 am
So far we have had no problems it's pretty quiet our backyard is on Georges river rd traffic not too bad we have met the neighbours all seem good both public and private once more people build here it will only get better
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS98
Jan 17, 2017 11:33 am
We are also hoping to move in by April.
Did anyone had issue with the council tree in front? Our one is in front of the driveway and needs to be moved.
Building Washington 29, Avanti Facade.
Re: Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NS99
Jan 17, 2017 12:36 pm
I appreciate all your feedback with regards to landscaping, fencing and of course moving in.
One thing I would also like to ask is about our utilities connection.
How can we get the water and electricity be connected? Was it is being done being moving in?
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