Way too many things to list and i could literally write a book about the problems... But i don't really want to trash the company just cause my build went bad. They have tried to fix things in the end but only after much complaints and a ridiculous amount of stress.
A few things to look out for building with firstyle
You need to figure out what is standard and what isn't for starters, the display homes have upgrades on upgrades so never assume what you're going to get will be like the display home unless it's in writing. Even upgrades.
Carefully review the plans, especially the boundaries, the finishes, kitchen.
Color selection/electrical can be annoying. Some go quick and claim that they don't want to change things but you're legally allowed to regardless of what they say, especially if you find out there's more than 500% markup on things.
Assume the supervisor is only there to manage the timeline of the build and the tradespeople. Not that they look at the quality of the job. You need to either get a very competent inspector or review every step of the build and make sure you take a lot of photographs and if there are problems, make sure there are emails and photos to back it up. Especially during frame up.
Keep hounding supervisors, never assume ANYTHING, not that they have fixed something cause they said so, not that they are going to "follow up" on whatever. If it's not done or not done right, email.
Never settle for work being done poorly, even if they tell you it's to standard.
Never assume that they care or will pay you a cent for going overtime on the build.
Do not pay them the final amount and do not do handover till the problems are fixed.
Thanks for the heads up, so helpful! Hope you don't mind me asking, did you build at Marsden Park?
That's true, their display homes are highly upgraded.We have to visit their other display home Keswick at Spring Farm so we can have a better feel of what the standard looks like (suggested by our Salesperson). This also helped us to decide what to upgrade during our selection.
What problem did you encounter with the boundaries?