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I need to move a cabinet over my washer. Is the cabinet attached from behind? Was it hung with screws, staples or both? Any ideas of how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. TRA 459317; S/N 07-19-00-577-10652; Manufactured 6-25-99
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Please contact Dominic Rego [contact detail removed] New build at 34 Victoria St Malabar NSW 2 storey 4 bedroom rear lane double garage and granny flat. Scope: Knock down existing fibro house and new build DA approved plans by architect Looking for a reliable competitive builder Modern design with lightweight building materials Aim to start building end of 2018 Please let me know if this fits your scope [email address removed]
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Thank you for your enquiry Dominic Please contact us on our website so we can get your contact details and a sales representative will be in touch with you. Thank you,

I'm looking to build with champion homes with the two last comments didn't the contract have a time frame when the construction is going to be finished thats what they told us ? And if its not finished in time that they had to pay us for each day it was delayed anyway if we do go ahead I will definitely get my lawyer to look over the contract
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Every building contract documents when building works are to commence and when building works are to be completed. The time for building works to be completed is refered to as "the contract period".In the contract there is an amount to be agreed upon called "liquidated damags" and this is the amount that the builder has to pay to the owner if building works are not completed within the contract period.The amount of liquidated damages should represent the owners loss for not having the building works completed within the contract period.The owners loss is normally the interest the owner pays on the loan or the rent that the owner is incurring or a combination of both. So ,the owner needs to negotiate this amount with the builder.The owner must also bear in mind that the contract period can be extended for reasons such as adverse weather or if the builder does additional works.In relation to commencement of building works,building works cannot commence until the construction certificate has been issued and also the owner needs to have his bank loan approved or have funds available before works commence.

A lot of these reviews are saying that you can expect additional costs of between $20 and $60K above tender price. What additional costs should I beware of?
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Some possible Contract Adjustments and Variations could include: * handling (i.e if material is delivered to the front of site, and needs to be moved to the back by crane etc) * traffic management * Any engineering requirements (this includes drawings etc and then the materials that the engineer indicates) * soil removal (they underestimate this) * driveway allowance (again they underestimate, then sting you for the extra PLUS builders margin on the ENTIRE cost) * On site detention, again will underestimate the cost of works, charge you the extra plus builders margin on the entire price. * Council fees and works that we didn't know we'd need that they didn't bring to our attention were omitted from the quote * 3.75% fee if your start is delayed (don't blindly believe the sales person when they tell you this won't possibly affect your build, it's often another income stream). * Pay very close attention to the supplementary terms and conditions that alter, superceed or replace clauses in the standard HIA contract. These are very dangerous items and grossly favour the builder. * The Contract lists what IS included, but not what ISN'T included. Those items can rack up believe me. You may also need long term therapy to get over the trauma of building with this company. No blue sky here.

What do you mean they did not have the plans until 2 months later?
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They hold up the design process so then the140 days are expired and then you will get an increase.. When we finally finished building and I looked back you could see how the whole process is. The only way to stop the rot is do not build with them.don't you any designs changes and local council approvals for building BEFORE agreeing to the build.. I understand you would have to pay for council fees and insurance for any public damages and for any changes to the building design to be paid up front as these would need to be paid....as they are putting in the time for alterations... After the design of the home for the site....it should be known before hand what filling or elevations will cost...and then the cost of building should be readjusted? If this is not so.....I have myself questions if I would trust them...I was looking into them for building but I'm too old to go through hassles

why does champion homes takes so long in building one house and why is it before tender is presented the sales person does not explain everything unlike other builders and have to be put on a limbo between people working on the field and the ch office
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peacemaker, Thank you for your inquiry, however we will require further information to investigate your question. Please email customercare@championhomes.com.au with your job details and we will respond as soon as practicable.I have the same question, and adding to that, I am just wondering why there are people who are still willing to work for this company?I emailed customer care but came back and failed. With bob people still willing to work because they are part of these community who are good on their own way you do the maths maybe you could got a very good hint or answerYou are very right on all work adjustment they know how the system work which you can refuse and this is a warning to all dont believe the salespeople of ch . And if ever always consolt a solicitor for a black and white paper work

Can anyone please tell me if they have had a good experience with Champion Homes? Most of the reviews are about the 3.75% surcharge they are charging people. I'm looking to build in Kellyville and would love to hear from anyone who has built in the area with them. Also wondering if the homes themselves are finished well?
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Hi, my experience with Champion Homes was very satisfactory. They were very understanding and helpful. And the end result was of a great standard. I'm not sure about the 3.75% surcharge. I didn't incur that.Can I ask where you built at? And what home design you built. Thank you.Please tell your friends and even your enemies not to built them. If you have paid deposit. Leave it you will save more money by going with other builder.Read my experience would not recommend any one after my experienceWatch out for this builder! They will not treat you well and will likely attempt to charge you a whole lot more than the tender price! They are difficult to deal with and will not answer your e-mails. They are often rude and will hide behind their unfair contract wherever possible. I can honestly say that building with Champion Homes has put me off ever building a new house again.Mate, I would not recommend CH at any cost simply because there is no customer service there and they do not look after their customer. I know several persons who had a bad experience with them, Few examples - Delays in start of the construction Making false impressions that there would be no price hikes Sales guy promising a lot of things as standard which later turned out to be upgrades (i.e. pay money for them) CH willing to entertain you after hours and happy to meet you late on the dsay or weekend but all this stops once you sign the contract - then it's strictly 9 to 5 Mon to Fri. No regular updates during teh construction Foreman/Supervisor not taking and not returning you calls Surprise price rise like 3.75% many were charged for delay in construction (which a customer has no control over BTW) Personally I would not go near them. Good luckMy experience with Champion Homes was great. I have a great home to live now and do not have any issues whatsoever. Customer service staffs were great and so was the building manager. All my friends and family praise about how beautiful my house is and it surely stands out on the street. I am a proud owner of Champion Homes house. They are simply the best. Great work.Don't do it... All the negative reviews on here are 100% correct in my opinion and experience with this mob....YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....I'm in the process of building my second duplex through CH. Both in the Sutherland area. I was recommended them by a friend. They've always looked after me & the building standard is as good as you can expect from any builder.We built a Champion home 5 years ago in Oran Park and were very satisfied with the result. We have read the reviews of the dissatisfied clients regarding an extra charge being placed on them due to their land not being registered on time.. that is not the fault of the builder. It does clearly state in most tender's that should the Tender period expire and the land not being registered when anticipated that additional charges can be incurred. Most builders have this in their tenders. We have build a number of investment properties with other project builders and found Champion Homes to be the easiest builder to deal with. This extends from the office staff to the building Supervisor. We definitely would have built our next investment with Champion Homes but were unable to secure the land in the area that we wanted. Ian and WendyPlease do not go w Champion homes at all. We went w them n illegal extra fees after 4 months of construction.Poor supervisors, there sales person horrible big liar ,quality not Gud at all In nut shell very very bad experience if u gng to built 1 st time.Neverever build with champion homes they are very dishounest people , they always take too long too build your house and will always send amendments and will charge you more , you will regret for your whole life when you build with champion home , my sincere advise go and find someone elseThat would be a big no! If you don't find yourself embroiled in a legal fight during the build (like us), looks like you will after (like lots of others on this site)! Legal, legal, legal! My advice is don't invite this trauma into your life. It's too short!Ian & Wendy, just curious why after 5 years you're answering questions on this site defending issues other clients are having, some 5 years after your home was completed? Just seems a bit odd for someone to sit down and take the time to do that. Our home is also years old now, our issues with Champion were not related to the 3.75 increase issue, but a whole raft of others that have left us thoroughly traumatised. Would be great if you could let us all know what we could have done differently to have the smooth experience you had.yes the way i look at it and been experiencing the building process on excuses and answers that are misleading and blaming supervisors, for not following up the supplier, and vice versa supervisors same as head office people , this is my 3rd house to be built so we know already how the builders work, those people who are thinking of building mention champion homes most probably one or two will give you an answer "we are different and we know the problem" so you will know they are very experience as well as the sales person of ch very experience on misleadingabcthe whole family of my daughter and ex wife thinks that its only the slow process of building but now this is a warning to all who wants to build with CH number one liar is the salesperson go back to him he would answer i cant remember or no idea my daughter and ex-wife check with him very well as well as the staff from landcom or bunya council but now, you are on your own to answer for your self they are very good at that this is a warning to all home buyers never and never believe the salesperson, Henly homes before they call them a bad builder but champion homes is very different in all aspects, if you dont sign or agree they will increase the price as much as they canHey all, is this 3.75% price hike for things that you want to change after tender? Their sales people have been trained to be proper sales people. They know what to say. I don't know if they're telling the truth or not but very convincing. CH don't seem to have the long list of inclusions like the other builders have.I’ve ended up going with Clarendon Homes. House should be complete in the next 2 months. Everything was fine except their build time takes a while.

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a copy of a promotion that was advertised with champion late 2014 that states you received 12 months in your tender for unregistered land?
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They have told me that they offer 9 months for free on unregistered land and at an extra 1% of the tender price they can offer 12 months. They have told me when I went there about 2-3 weeks ago.Hi Danni Just wondering where you built ?Neverever build with champion homes they are very dishounest people , they always take too long too build your house and will always send amendments and will charge you more , you will regret for your whole life when you build with champion home , my sincere advise go and find someone else

Anyone who has built with Champion had to go and collect their keys from head office?
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Yes you have to.. You will get all the certificates related to the house and explanation at same time...

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