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All started great didn’t have any complaints but If you are looking at building a house and don’t want to get surprise bills of $10,000 after you have got finance and signed all contracts then do not go with go homes or any other builders run by BGC. I have also heard of a lot more people this has happened to. They are a complete disgrace and I can’t tell you enough to stay away
Unfortunately I am locked in with these guys
(BGC) Go Homes = STAY AWAY
So you've Googled 'Go Homes', your thinking of building with them after being enticed by their prices and designs.... Short review STAY AWAY!!!
Go Homes starts the process with poise and blew most of the competitors away with their pricing and inclusions, please heed my warning and stay away from them, from what I have seen first hand the quality is good without complains by friends who have used them on the finished product,
however after they have been taken over by BGC they have been appalling, we were waiting 6 months just to get a prestar...
One of the worst company to deal with.
Building house with them.
I am very unhappy.
I signed PWA in April 2020 everything was finalize. But after signing the PWA they started giving me shocks one after the other . I am building home first time so I did not have much experience about the building companies. In the first 12 months , they were keep compressing my home design.
When signed papers house price was different, but after 6 months suddenly they gave me a new price for the new building contract which was increased by $16000. They played t...he trick and cheated me. I flighted with them to issue the contract otherwise I still struggle to get contract out . They were keep pushing my file behind and Go homes manager switched off his phone and never replied my emails in this period of time. This is how they treat with their clients. After 4 months of signing the contract, they again reduce the alfresco size without asking me. I was scared they are keep decreasing my house size without asking me and increasing price. I do not know how much time they will take to build my house. Do not build with them. There are so many good building companies in the market they will charge you little bit extra money but they build your quality home and on time.
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We are up to week 36 of our build and we haven’t even reach lock up yet. It’s so frustrating watching all these other BGC and Go Homes builds that are going faster then ours. Our slab was poured December 2020.
When we had our plate high meeting (9-6-21) the site Supervisor said the roof would be on in two weeks and he anticipated that we would be moving in late September early October(depending on delays)!
Well The roof went on 5-8-21 and we haven’t even reached lock up! (15-8-21) when I emailed to say when lock up with be the response was en...
If you have rural don’t GO homes
Having signed up last year just before COVID hit we where fully understanding of the delays not only with banks but also builders. The sales consultant was amazing if only the same could be said about GO homes. Fast forward to September/ October everything ready to go except we haven’t gone any where. The lack of communication and sheer frustration with the build has got to the point we are considering changing builders. Prior to signing up we where assured a house on a rural property had been done before. We asked again if we needed to start ...certain earthworks, building envelopes etc we where assured no they would do it. We where privy to numerous emails bouncing between different people each with no understanding of how to obtain the building envelope which I might add my husband had to do the engineering drawings for, the building envelope by GO homes had the wrong orientation. My husband took ownership and went to the council with the application. We also started to clear the block as nothing was happening. We asked to atleast do are Prestart in one day as my husband works away and I work shift work. We where told “we have over 400 clients” how fantastic to feel so undervalued! did I mention we signed up a year ago? We honestly have absolutely no faith in this process. We are having phone calls ignored, emails not replied to. We are completely disheartened by the whole experience. I honestly have lost the complete excitement of building with Go homes because of the sheer lack of communication, being treated as a number, and because we are not building on a “stock standard” block of land and the inexperience around this. After reading other reviews I’m am extremely worried that this build will be a nightmare from beginning to end, at this rate my husband will start building our home... UPDATE 27 July 2021 so we still do not have a definitive slab down date let alone any thing else. We have done prestart and that is all since I last wrote our review. Please do not be fooled by the “ritzy” show room it is a smoke screen to an absolute appalling building company. Emails and phone calls still are not replied to. We have cleared are land which in its self was a absolute nightmare as go homes supplied a company with NO knowledge of the area are land is in. We had to hire someone privately to do a competent job! 18 months since signing and still no house pad or schedule WOW. Thanks GO homes for destroying are dream
House of horrors
Well it took 10 months for the slab down the bricklayer started 5 weeks ago as he was laying the bricks I mentioned about the flashing /damp course termite barrier , I also emailed Go Homes about it but never had a reply. Now they are cutting the bricks out of the bottom row of a 31 course high wall 24 meters long. This is absolutely heartbreaking, The garage door was to low which has been rectified they haven’t installed the tie down rods in the garage. I have had to go to a building inspector now to get a report 5 weeks the bricklayer has bee...n here and we haven’t got half of a 3x2 on a cottage block built yet. I can only warn you to stay well away from this bunch of thieves $285.000 of heart breaking misery an update they are going to pull the wall down we checked the other side the damp course is 6 courses high so the half a house that’s taken 5 weeks to build half of that half is now going to be pulled down, they put all the bricks back in but only put the flashing at the ends were you can see it somebody broke holes in the wall guess what no flashing. This company has cost us thousands and they don’t give a crap /30th June We will hand you over a beautiful house they told me that went to the tip well it doesn’t get any better I paid for an upgrade to the 3 toilets but now they are not available any more so I have to accept the toilets they are providing I’ve been told they are the standard ones but I paid for the upgrade but won’t get a credit. 24 July well they built the two pillars on the front of the house at 390mm then they realised that they should be 490mm so they wrapped another skin of bricks on them so when it gets rendered it will crack not only that but they are miles out of square check photos.we thought when we got to construction it would be easier but no the greed driven salesman with his lies deception and incompetence has cost us thousands .My neighbour kindly let this lot remove the fence and put up a temporary one as we are building on the boundary SIX MONTHS AGO I can understand why he is not impressed every time the wind gets up it’s flapping and banging, But does GO Homes care I don’t think so
Extremely painful experience with Go Homes
I have been a loyal customer of Go Homes and has built 5 times and made 2 referrals. However, I am extremely disappointed with the company. I have been waiting for the landscaping (part of the package) to be completed. I have multiple answers from different Go Homes employees for the start date of landscaping:
- Contract Admin [Name Removed]- landscaping to start on 31st May
- reply from the Go Homes Portal (Customer care) - 4th of June
- reply from the supervisor that landscaping will start early June
Finally Go Homes has informed us that th...e landscaping will be done on 18th June. However, on 21st June, my property manager told me nothing has been done yet again. I was devastated by all these lies after lies. I have been communicating with Go Homes since 10 June on this issue. The whole landscaping is poorly organised and the communication has been horrible. Nobody has even bothered to update us that the landscaping date is not done. The delay is causing many issues to me including my future tenant has to choose another place to live as the place is not ready. I am losing rental income every week. I desperately need help!!! Look at the images, they look like rubbish dump rather than a newly built home!
Frustrating and a painful experience throughout the process, no commitment on commencement of Works.
No commitment on commencement of work after 6 months of signing the contract and 12 months from signing the prelim contract. No transparency, poor communication and no commitment to any work are only a few out of many other trade-offs. Also, look out for other companies they shares resources with.
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 [Names Removed]. I’d appreciate the names not being removed as they are stated in other reviews and people should know who to avoid.
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 made 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.
The best part of our build experience with go homes was the saleman [Name Removed], he gave 110%. Unfortunatley the rest of the process was terrible, from trying to get information from the construction consultant and the site supervisor to the appalling finishes. Its been a long journey and at 34 weeks from pad down we're not at handover yet.
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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Shouldn't be allowed to be in business
Signed for a house in December 2017 now end of July 2018 and still no building licence net alone a house. Was told at time of signing 12 weeks from signing to start of build. Then 6 months to completions... block has been ready since December last year. Cash is in the bank.
Received a letter from shire stating building licence was rejected because go homes never replying to questions asked.
Customer service (there is none)
Wish I had never signed with them.
Questions & Answers
Hi Go homes,
What is the meaning of your 6+ months time frame to get the brickwork done?
Can you please explain because I don't seem to get an answer when I ask the "right person".
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Thanks for the question Freddy,
Currently the industry is experiencing a shortage of labour and materials - this is having a large affect on availability of brick trade.
We are experiencing in some areas of the metro area up to a 6 month delay for a trade allocation from the slab down stage of the build.
- GO Homes team
Thanks for the quick reply.
How long then from the bricky allocation to the actual brick works?
What it the time frame for this?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
I would just like to double check your job number.
Once you clarify your job number, we can check your job file and provide you with more information.
- GO Homes team
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.
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