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Horrible experience and nowhere near finished
If you’re wanting to build a house I would suggest going elsewhere. I can’t comment on the company it’s self but the two people you do not want to deal with are [Name Removed] and [Name Removed].
From bad to worse this experience has been. Yes, we have ended up in the rush with everyone else wanting to build at the same time, but we actually started before the grants were around and we’ve given plenty of lenience around being patient in these busy times.
To start it all off, we signed up with Go Homes and paid our 3k deposit, then we were mad...e to resign with an additional 10k added to our house price with no gain for us whatsoever. Then after we’ve signed (for the second time) we get our site works fee back. This doesn’t include a septic system, which we had previously asked about and was told it was all included, but now it’s not and that’s an extra 20k cost to us at the end of the build. Also the track they had decided to make to our house goes straight through big beautiful trees that they would then need to cut down, yet there is already a track that is plain to see that goes around the trees.
Lack of professionalism and poor customer service
Lacks of professionalism, transparency, organisation and customer service. Delays at every turn, lacks of accurate communication and just poor performance all round. They hide any feedback that does not paint them in a good light. Take long time to response you. No progress since the first PCI when house is nearly ready for hand over.
Had enough and not even at construction stage yet..
Our first impressions of Go Homes was outstanding. We started our journey with a wonderful sales representative who went out of his way to help us start our building process.
Then we moved to our Pre-Start appointment with great excitement. We were well prepared for this meeting but unfortunately the same can not be said about our contract administrator. From this point our journey went sour.
We made sure all of our quotations that was asked for ( Tiles, carpets, blinds, kitchen cabinets and countertops) was done in advance but it seemed that...they were not even looked at. The CA was not prepared. We walked out of that meeting feeling extremely confused and worried. It seemed like she had very little knowledge of the Company and it's products. The lack of correspondence was shocking, waiting a week on occasions just for a response on a question. Just to mention a few things: We asked if we can change the 900mm oven to 2 X 600mm ovens. One week she said yes with no additional cost, the next week no, we need to pay $1579.
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Absolutely shocking experience paid our deposit in June still no working drawings cash buyer owned the land told we had a head start and here we are January nowhere we did our Prestart 11th December and it’s still not sorted, we even had all the drawings from our first builder who went into liquidation they sometimes don’t even acknowledge emails or return phone calls. Choose your builder wisely February 2nd the blatant lies just go on and on. NINE MONTHS TOMORROW and still no slab down they cleared to block the incompetence of the sales team have cost us thousands 8th April slab was supposed to be down just another lie this company is the worst of the worst
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Correction: Soft Plaster
My review initially read that I had problems with my paint. Well, I have two words for you "soft plaster", which essentially means I wish it was the paint.
When the maintenance rep initially came out, he basically said it was my fault for putting anything on the wall. I asked for further testing and they came out to do a hardness test, according to the report, this test came back with a 4-5. According to industry professionals, that's not how you measure hardness. I insisted that he also does a pH test and look at that, the pH of my walls is ...11-12 (closer to 12). He tested again just to be sure that my walls are rubbish and it came back with the same result. The next step was for them to get the painting company out. When I told them about the test resuts they agreed that A. there's no point for the painting company to come out if the pH is 11-12 and B. that's not how you measure hardness! Now, I know a lot of builders and I've been doing my homework. The only way to fix this massive issue is to strip the plaster out of my entire house. Now if that isn't bad enough, first, BGC is going to take me on a ride to hope that this problem will somehow go away if they just screw me enough. Well, I am sorry to disappoint you. Its not going away - if you push me, I will push back twice as hard so why not stand up for this fatal mistake and be a company that can look in the mirror in the morning.
Issues and delays after issues and delays
From right after signing up (june 2017 with a house worth over $300000 with minimal finishes) we knew we had done the wrong thing. Prior to signing up, had no issues, everything was promised and nothing was too hard to do. Developing the drawings proofed difficult, items were left out, items were in the original quote but not on the drawings. I was threatened into signing variation with one guy called [name removed] yelling at me to 'sign the drawings'. We also had to fight to get what we had already paid for onto the drawings. Prestart was del...ayed until November as no one had told us we have to call to book the prestart, not BGC contact when they are ready. Correspondance regarding the prestart items went back and forth for months and took multiple emails / drawings and sketches from us, the client to get it correct. Price adjustments didn't match prestart variation etc. Site started in April 2018. Spoke to the concretor personally the day of the concrete pour with him saying 'he had no seen house drawings, he just goes off the pegs and formwork. I had to race back home and get my drawings to show him where the setdowns were, recessed sills were and where the shower was (as the plumber was not working from the construction drawings. Wanting to have polished concrete floors I was very adiment that the concrete should be done to a good quality. It was not, the recessed sill were hacked off with a trowel and setdown extents incorrect. Walls stage!. We used a midland brick, midland brick said they had to be laid a certain way, their website said they must be laid a certain way. BGC decided that that way was too difficult and BGC's way is the way too go. Turned out only 1 brickie was good enough for a job like this, we had to wait a month for him. Every corner brick had to be chipped individually to fit correctly and have a rough face. 3 months later, the walls were complete. Roof stage. BGC forgot to check the BCA from may 2017 regarding gutters and had to change all our gutters to a gutter we did not want (prior to signing we asked for a certain gutter, that's how detailed we were) The house constantly sat around with not much work getting done to it, with BGC blaming everyone else but themselves. We have now moved into the house with little issues and defects (some stuff you cannot change) but the headaches and the memories of the painful build will be around for a lifetime In short, BGC have a poor communication, the office staff have little construction knowledge and they will not apologise or admit when they are wrong. Every little detail and comment needs to be over email to have evidence. [name removed]- Poor construction knowledge and communication skills [name removed] - All talk and gave us his business card showing he card. never could get into contact with him [name removed] - Threatened me verbally over the phone [name removed] - Did nothing but sent 1 email
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Questions & Answers
Hi , what is the time frame for a building contract to be drawn up?
It was more than a year ago when I signed my contract. But based on my rough memory, it was about 2-3 weeks to get the building contract.
Thanks, the builder told us 6wks, now their saying another 4 was, it’s just doesn’t seem right.
Due to incredibly high demand, it is definitely taking us a little longer to process contracts than it did a year ago. Please be assured that our number 1 priority right now is ensuring all our current sales are processed through administration in time to meet stimulus eligibility requirements for our clients.
If you could provide your job number we'd be happy to take a look at your specific job and provide an update.
The GO Homes team
At what point does your ‘24 week construction timeline’ start? When the file moves to construction? When the slab is down?
And why won’t you provide the key miles stone dates from the build schedule to your clients to assist them in their planning?
Thank you for reaching out!
We pride ourselves on our build quality and commitment to deliver for our clients.
As your question appears to relate to a specific job file, are you able to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your job number so we can look into this matter for you?
Thanks. However, there should be a definitive response to this regardless of the job file number and therefore shouldn't need looking into...
As every job is different, it is difficult to provide exact dates without knowing the exact project details. But we do strive to have clear and open communication with our clients to keep them in the loop with the many stages of their building process.
If you can provide us with your job number via email, we will be able to give you an answer specific to your build.
We look forward to hearing from you.
I would appreciate knowing if you would be able to organise a meeting with us on Monday even though your display homes do not open Mondays
Please respond to my question by email at4;
Hi Tom, we have sent an email to the address provided. Thank you!
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