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57 m57 mTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

We had PCI this morning, no major issues. Few paint touchups, and a few bits and pieces to be finished. Very happy with how things are going. …

2 d2 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Did anyone do the exact same tiles and cabinets in all bathr

Mine are the same, it didn't occur to me to do them differently lol.

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4 d4 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

Great news, polkadots. We were Ashford too and also signed with Dean Homes, had the same experience as you - they stood out to us from the first meet.…

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4 d4 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Thanks Dani_J - It's grey, but looks a bit blue in the pics. I really wanted a more brown grey but they just didn't have one I wanted in…

4 d4 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Nearly there... carpets in (darker than I expected but I don't mind it and the husband likes it so whatever). Splashback in, front facade finished - just needs painting (done…

7 d7 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Thoughts on mirrored glass splashback

We 'have' one but not yet moved in - it was only installed this week, so I can't comment on cleaning etc. I think it looks great already but…

7 d7 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Problems with Arden?

What issues are you meaning - in particular? With the actual build? Communication with the builder? Amount of time it is taking?

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14 d14 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Thanks guys! I was wondering how you were going Simmi.
Yep, back on track, builder told me today he is hoping to get most things done in next two weeks and…

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21 d21 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!

You just need to do what i wrote at this stage. I managed to do it whilst working, just had to go in to work late/left early when i had…

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21 d21 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!

Ha - we changed our carpet selection too. As I said sometimes these things happen for a reason :)

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21 d21 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Thanks Wickie! Hopefully it is not too long to get yours sorted.
We had Christmas in the middle of our issues which slowed things down by a week…

21 d21 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Some pics:
Looking from back of house down side towards garage - retaining walls and fences done

Downpipes (not connected yet though)
Looking from alfresco area towards the front - lower side
Looking…

21 d21 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Few more bits and pieces have been done :)
Mirrors installed
Heating and cooling vents done and controller installed
Fences finished
Next week the carpenter should be back to finish…

23 d23 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!

That's ok, I just remember feeling really lost for a bit - there aren't really any guides as to what to do. Happy to help if I can. …

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23 d23 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!

Sorry to hear your news - we went through the same thing with Ashford in October last year. We are now back on site with a new builder as…

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1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Bathroom layout ideas

Another option - enclose the window as you have said. Leave the shower where it is, but make it bigger, ie 1 x 1 or 1.2m and have the…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Yes patience is a virtue. Unfortunately I don't have much!! lol
From memory the contract allows them up to around ten - twelve weeks, they have already been 'onsite' for…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

So,we are now back on site. Plastering fixes are complete, pillars have their capping, and the tapware/shower heads etc have been installed. Kitchen tap not installed yet, I think due…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Retaining wall responsibility

If he is retaining, as he is higher, then he needs to do it (and, I would say, pay for it). We had to do retaining walls either side…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Where do I buy timber floating shelves?

www.zanui.com.au have some I am pretty sure, so do IKEA (not sure what colours though)

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Building Contract Issues

I honestly don't know what to tell you but I think that you need to get some advice from a property lawyer. I know that will cost money but it…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage door colour help

Ok, this has taken a while as photobucket was playing up. I hope that it helps.
I know that this isn't your house design but I tried my best just so…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage door colour help

I am mocking up some pics for you. Are your windows black? What colour is the front door? I know you can't really see it but it would…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage door colour help

Aesthetically I would match the garage door to your gutters, it looks like Monument. Then match the letterbox to the house and use dark grey or black numbers as…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Hi, the new builder is called Dean Homes. Marcus (director) has been really great to work with. Currently waiting on insurance and change of permit and then they…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
My list of potential houses

Hi,
I have had a look at each and some are quite unique in shape, which I imagine you would generally select for a specific reason?
I guess there are several things…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
New house.... Corner plot

The builder will have their own surveyor who will sign off on the stages.
This is different to an independent building inspector, who you can get to come in and check…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!

Contracts with the new builder (to finish the house) are ready - picking them up tonight. Starting to get excited again! ::cheerleader::

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