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Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA83
Apr 19, 2019 7:27 pm
It’s ahead of where we thought it would be. I’m surprised they were working today. I get the feeling there’s lots of trades chasing work in Perth at present.
There’s been maybe 3 days since the brickwork started that no one has been on-site.
We’ll be locked out soon and then it will be hard to keep track of the work going on inside.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA84
Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Maybe it's different for a 2 storey, but our tradies only seem to be working every few days, and they're packed and gone by 230pm! You must have a good scheduler and supervisor.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA85
Apr 19, 2019 8:05 pm
I’ve been surprised that most Saturday’s they’ve been working. Most days they’re there until around 5pm.
I get the feeling they give them pretty tight deadlines because everything has worked really out really smoothly so far.
The last time I had a chat with our supervisor he only had 9 builds going on.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA86
Apr 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Not much action this week (which I guess is expected with all the holidays). The highlight so far is our new sign.
New builder sign
They've starting to knock out the bricks below the kitchen and ensuite window in preparation for installing the stone benchtops.
Kitchen splashback window
Ensuite bunker window
The ceilings guys were back to go over the ceiling again (extra sanding and filling).
A little bit of White set plaster was done today.
Master bedroom White set finished
Front entry white set
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA87
Apr 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Bit more action today. Getting quite close to lock up. I expect they’ll push to have it done ASAP, as this will trigger the major payment prior to handover (35%). I think they only get 10% at handover.
Last 2 windows done (toughened glass)
3 back bedrooms and kid’s activity room white set plaster complete
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA88
Apr 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA89
Apr 29, 2019 10:16 pm
April 29 - White set complete
Looks like we're going to be locked out soon.
White Set plaster complete -
Back hallway complete
Living room complete
Site cleanup done -
Site cleaned up
Front door, internal doors and shelving etc delivered -
Other bits for shelving
Internal doors and shelving
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA93
May 03, 2019 8:58 pm
May 3 - Doors and frames base coat
They also did a base coat on the front render (we went with painted sand finish for now, might do texture coat later when it starts to age). The colour is First Snow.
They also did the external ceilings (alfresco, garage and portico).
Should be cabinets fitted next week.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA95
May 03, 2019 9:52 pm
It’s been great. They’ve been really good to deal with and happy to fix up anything I’ve noticed might be incorrect.
We’re keen to get into it as soon as we can, as we’re renting a shoebox with a new baby and 2 older girls.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA98
May 08, 2019 1:19 pm
I can't wait to see the stone installed, especially the island bench. We went with the Gold grain Cararra marble look for the island bench, I hope we get a really nice grain in it.
Re: KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA99
May 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Stone final measure done yesterday and they took the undermount sinks to install.
Wet area floors prepared today, bath bricked in and storm water drainage complete. Tiles booked for next week. Better get sorted for our feature tile over the weekend for the shower niche in our en-suite.
They said they should be ready for handover before the end of June.
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