Building A New House
Re: Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block41
Aug 18, 2019 1:08 am
Thanks, the stairs did cost me an arm and a leg. But I figured they're pretty much central to the plan of the house (or any house), so worth spending money on stairs rather than something we don't often use or see.
Here they are in their finished stain
Re: Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block42
Aug 18, 2019 1:11 am
Well it's been 6 months since the site cut and we're almost done.
The stone porch has just gone in (strangely the one we initially chose is nowhere to be found in Australia, so we had to choose an alternative at the last minute)
and from the other side of the house, it looks like a pretty normal finished house, except with no door.
Re: Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block43
Aug 18, 2019 1:23 am
Had the Practical Completion Inspection which I have to say was a bit odd because still so many things around the kitchen to install. No appliances, no hot water system, half the worktops still to be done.
But apparently those (the appliances) will go in just before handover and they tend to get stolen from empty houses!
Go an independent inspector to help with the PCI. Not sure he added a huge amount to the inspection, to be honest. Picked up lots of small cracks, chips, paint and plaster defects and aesthetic stuff. But didn't really check to see if the finished build corresponded with the actual plans - perhaps I was expecting something different.
Re: Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block44
Aug 27, 2019 3:49 pm
They are correct usually the appliances are fitted on the morning of or as close as possible to handover to avoid them being stolen it’s very common for appliances to be stolen in new builds especially in new estates where there may be barely anyone around.
We’ve built twice and both times at practical completion have been similar most of the stuff is done but still some minor works happening but it’s really hard to look and find any issues unless they are obvious we found after living in the home for a couple of months and seeing things from different angles sitting laying on the floor watching tv etc was when we found most of the imperfections which is when you are able to take them to your builder during the maintenance period both builders we have used have been really good at fixing these issues even if it has been outside of the maintenance period.
Good luck with your build we are looking at doing it a 3rd time.
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