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Simonds VIC, Melbourne

Simonds VIC, Melbourne Questions & Answers

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9 questions from our users

AntonyD

AntonyDasked

VIC, Melbourne

I'm surprised to find no mention of house Star rating anywhere in the Simonds website. I know that all homes must meet a minimum 6 star rating, but what if I want better than that? Can any Simonds designs be built to an 8 Star standard? Thus would just require the right combination of orientation, insulation, thermal mass etc. This is very important from a sustainability perspective. I think it should be an option available for all new homes to build to a higher thermal efficiency standard.

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi AnthonyD,
Thank you for your question. Depending on various factors, such as location and initial design, a higher rating can be achieved. If you would like to, we can always put you in touch with a representative to discuss your options further.
Thank you.

jay h.

jay h.asked

VIC, Melbourne

hi there. may i know how is the rent, to be paid, calculated in case of Simonds is unable to meet to honour their timeframe to build the house.

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Petra M.

Petra M.asked

VIC, Melbourne

Do you guys actually remove your building rubbish when left on the property next door? I have made request to the site manager in november to remove left over concrete from my block next to a house being built by simmons and it still hasnt been removed.

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Petra, Would you be able to provide us with the address of the build site and we can look into this for you?
Thanks, Simonds

Petra M.
Petra M.

1 custard way lollipop hill manor lakes is your block and mine is 3 custard way. I have previously spoken to your site superviser and sent him photos but i am now a little disappointed as my build is suppose to start next week.

Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Petra,
So that we can look into this for you, could you please send through your contact details as well as the image through to louisa.wilkes@simonds.com.au, and she will be able to look into this further for you.
Thanks,
Simonds

mary

maryasked

VIC, Melbourne

what is the difference in grade 1 and grade 2 floorboards in the express range?

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Peter J.
Peter J.

Sorry Mary We had Tiles laid in both houses we had built as we live on the Coast I can however you tell the tiles they used are a very good Quality for the money we paid and laid well, no variances anywhere

Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Mary,
There is only one range that is available for our Xpress range, which is the Rustic range from PTF - http://ptf.com.au/product-category/rustic-range-laminate/

Please let us know if we can assist with anything further.
Thanks, Simonds

Poonam

Poonamasked

VIC, Melbourne

How can you sure a customer about your service quality, after reading so many disappointed reviews?
We have booked you for our first home, but now feeling bit confused about whether to choose you or not?

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi,
We have been building homes for 70 years and we pride ourselves in the quality of our builds. If you would like further reassurance, please feel free to call our head office on (03) 9682 0700 where a member of our team will be happy to talk through any queries you may have. Thanks

SMG
SMG

Be careful! We are building with them at the moment and having dramas! Bad reviews are there for a Reason!

Klairi
Klairi

We are having a bad experience also - we arranged private inspectors report and our site manager says its an opinion only.. some big issues that have been rushed. You spend so much to build a house - its disappointing that there are problems.

smiri p.

smiri p.asked

VIC, Melbourne

Can I terminate and cancel the xpress range Preliminary contract with no/some penalties after I signed it? our sales rep has been excellent but, we have and need lot of time to decide plans and checkout demo and etc. As first home buyers we felt like we dived in pretty quickly. I saw other builder do refund unspent money.

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Smiri,
Would you be able to provide your Job Number and a contact number so that I can look into this for you?
Thanks, Hayley

smiri p.
smiri p.

Thanks Hayley, Thanks for you reply. I am only after information about the possibility of refund of unspent money if any. I am happy with Simonds so far but, I want dont want any ties for now for peace of mind so I can revisit in 2 months when i have some free time.

Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Smiri,
We do not normally cancel contracts. However, our regional office will happily discuss this with you but we need more information around the reason for cancellation.
Furthermore, would you be able to elaborate what you mean by "preliminary contract"?
Thanks, Simonds

CB home

CB homeasked

VIC, Melbourne

Until now simonds still haven't explain why they refused to credit me back my money so i can get my tiles fix.

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi,
Thank you for reaching out to Simonds again. We have touched base with the internal team at Simonds who have advised that replacement tiles have been delivered and that they have reached out to you directly. To avoid any delays or double handing of your requests, please deal directly with the specialist Simonds team who are in communication with you regarding your tiles and any further requests.
Thanks, Simonds

CB home
CB home

Tiles was dumped on my driveway 6 months ago blocking my garage. No one bothered to come and do anything. Now that I'd disposed of it to clear our space and made complain about it and now someone wanted to come. I'd made my intention known to them that I'd given them a full year to do so but no one bothered. Is this how simonds building houses? Deliberately layed left over tiles into our house..dumped some more tiles in front of our garage and leave it there. Isn't one year enough to get it fix..if simonds dont want to fix it then i have every right to ask for credit back to get someone else to do it..what's simonds excuses for not crediting me back ? What's simonds excuses for laying left over tiles into my house ?

CB home

CB homeasked

VIC, Melbourne

Email sent and suprisingly as expected no response. We was able to meet the tiler and he told us that simonds was fully aware of the different tiles but simonds told the tiler to lay the tiles regardless. This is ethically and morally not acceptable. Can someone from simonds explain this to me.. you guys been around for 60 years and this is how you treat and built houses for your customer ? Throw in some left over tiles from somewhere and hope no one will notice ? You guys can keep quiet but I wont. Simonds screwed up my house and I will do the same to simonds. There are hundred of people at simonds so surely someone there please explain why you delibrately put tiles like that into our house. ?

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi, I have passed this onto our internal team to be followed up immediately. If you still do not receive any contact from anyone at Simonds, please let us know and we will follow it up again.
Thanks, Simonds

maintenance reqired

maintenance reqiredasked

VIC, Melbourne

Who should we complain to? The maintenance team took half year to fix the pipe and then damaged my garden. After we push more than half year, then we fixed by private landscaper and sent the team a bill. Until now,we had not hear anything. What should we do?

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Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi, Are you able to provide your name, contact number and client number and we can try and follow this up for you.
Regards,
The Simonds Team

Job number 51619 client Neng Fang Tu 03-87150415. Thanks.

Simonds
Simonds H.Simonds

Hi Neng, thanks for providing this information. We'll pass on the complaint and see what we can do to get a resolution.

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