Friday, 17 June 2011
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The waterproofing has been completed and did a great job. The kitchen, laundry etc arrived today. The carpenter came and put on the front door and finished off the eaves around the garage. He put up a few frames ready for the tiler.
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We decided to build again and saw some time ago a plan of the Wisdom Homes Manhattan in a Sydney paper and was love at first sight. Our friends were also going to be building and decided to go up to Oran Park. We asked them to go and have a look at the new Manhattan Wisdom Home to see if it was worth us going up and getting all the brochures. They were so impressed and told us that if we went up and saw it we would build it. So we went up the following day and couldn't fault it and knew that this is our dream home and wouldn't change a thing. Although we didn't have a great experience with the sales person the house sold itself. If you can persist with the office and all the paper work there is light at the end of the tunnel. We have taken notes all through our building experience and have now decided to do a blog to help others who are thinking of building with Wisdom Homes. There is where we are up to so far:-
Posted by Shell Cove Dream Home at 00:27
Thursday, 16 June 2011
We had a meeting with Fiona from Austral. She acknowledged that the bricks were so light. She knew that all the clay bricks (including ours the Haigh) came out alot lighter than usually. Her only solution was to wait and see when they produce more bricks later in the year or another colour late in May. Neither of these are any good. So even though we pay alot more to upgrade the bricks, it was like take it or leave it. What a waste of time. Not impressed with Austral, especially when you pay so much from those bricks. The supervisor told us that he will get the bricklayers to blend them as much as he can.
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We received a call from our supervisor Darren and he advised that he will be taking care of us. He was very assuring, friendly and was happy for us to ask and talk to him when needed. He also told us that he would update us every week. This service we have never received with any other builder.Our safety fence also went up today.
Posted by Shell Cove Dream Home at 04:07
Our wonderful Solicitors and in particular Lara settled our land today and arranged registration into our name so there is no more hold-ups. We were in the best of hands with Lara bending over backwards to get it done urgently. Wisdom Homes re-opened and were making arrangements to get all the Certificates to start.
Posted by Shell Cove Dream Home at 03:47
Finally the land is registered. It has been so stressful but was the best Christmas present you could ever get. On the down side all the Solicitors have closed over Christmas but we have been assured that ours will be the first to settle. Our Contract was up with Wisdom Homes on 31 January 2011. So it was so important that we get it settled, get the plans stamped and out of Council and get this started.
Posted by Shell Cove Dream Home at 03:33
We have today received notice that it has been approved by Shellharbour Council subject to the registration of the land. The land was supposed to be registered by August which went to September/October.
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