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6 months6 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Thanks Sam, very interesting, I will look into that! Currently we have a top loader, but was looking at future front loaders (for that built-in cabinetry look).

6 months6 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

** Hand Over **
Construction day 152 (Week 57) : 14 September 2023
One year and 28 days after commencement, we have now received the keys, maintenance instructions and a lovely little…

6 months6 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 147 (Week 56) : 4 September 2023
Geotech came out on Thursday, was happy with the proposed front yard retaining, yay! Next steps, wait for his letter to come…

6 months6 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 143 (Week 55) : 30 August 2023
All hands on deck to get the house finished. Painter has been onsite again all week. Electrician out today to install the…

6 months6 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 141 (Week 54) : 27 August 2023
Floor sanding and polishing is done now, looking great.

Septic irrigation area half done, installer had some delays during the week, but…

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 135 (Week 53) : 18 August 2023
Power is on now, house looks great with the lights on.

Plaster was back to finish off the Alfresco and the ceiling…

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 133 (Week 53) : 16 August 2023
Happy 1 year anniversary today!
Lots of tradies on site again today, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, air-con guys. Apparently next week is blocked out…

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Thanks Sam123456, fingers crossed we can get it all done and move in soon. :)

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 130 (Week 52) : 11 August 2023
Almost 1 year since we broke ground. Internal painting is now mostly done, looking good.

Upstairs Rumpus / Activity.
Master bedroom.
Studio,…

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 122 (Week 51) : 1 August 2023
Kitchen cabinets installed, looking sweet!
Pull out pantry.
Scullery, not 2-pac / shaker, as we had to cut some costs.
Painter has completed prep…

7 months7 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 120 (Week 50) : 30 July 2023
Good progress the last few weeks, with tiling mostly finished, architraves / skirting / internal door installation, and pre-paint done.
Coastal Home…

8 months8 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 108 (Week 48 ) : 10 July 2023
Thanks dandaman21, great to hear your build is progressing! Builder's latest completion date is end-August, so I am assuming end-September.
Roadbase…

8 months8 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 108 (Week 48 ) : 10 July 2023
Lots of progress over the last couple of weeks. Tilers have been onsite since last Monday, making good progress.
Carpenters were…

8 months8 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 100 (Week 46) : 28 June 2023
Good progress over the last few weeks, tradies on site almost every day. Today the septic system install commenced, the plumbers hit…

8 months8 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Hi Kelakegan, I'll post some images when we take delivery, but it won't be until we move in, currently planned for around late August. The supplier (Thatch.com) doesn't have images…

Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast
9 months9 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Thanks Ardo, yes I had heard this as well, and asked the same of the builder when he called. He agreed in general, but said that it was all under…

9 months9 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 89 (Week 43) : 7 June 2023
Good progress over the last couple of weeks. External wall insulation installed throughout, and additional soundproof insulation in the rooms we selected…

9 months9 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 83 (Week 41) : 26 May 2023
A full week of work which was great to see. Hardwood flooring now in everywhere except for Bedroom 2 & 3. A…

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10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 78 (Week 40) : 19 May 2023
Scaffolding all removed now. Exterior painting has been fully completed on much of the house (First Floor, and rear of Ground Floor).…

10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Disgruntled with Metricon and Pre-Site Manager process

Absolutely identical experience with our Builder #4 that we ended up walking away from and lost $30K of our $35K deposit. Very glad we did, and now at Lockup Stage…

10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction day 74 (Week 38 ) : 5 May 2023
A slow few weeks. Builder says the hardwood flooring will be ready to start laying next week.
Independent Building inspector has…

10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Gravel Driveway

Thanks TamFed!

10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Gravel Driveway

Hi team, a few questions about our proposed driveway:
1) We have about 300m2 of driveway to do, and exposed aggregate / asphalt quotes are coming in around $200/m2 which is…

Gravel Driveway
10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Thanks Dandaman21, it certainly is hard finding tradies who are available for work, in your area, with good reviews and a reasonable price! Coastal are a bit on the pricey…

Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast
10 months10 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Hi theownerbuilder, I can only pass on what the builder has told me. The hardwood flooring is acclimatising for 1-2 weeks, and once ready, will be fully laid throughout the…

11 months11 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction Day 66-69 (Week 36): 14, 17-19 April 2023
Cladding and eaves are now almost complete. Electrician has continued to rough in the wiring. Some of the remaining window and stacker…

11 months11 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction Day 59-65 (Week 35): 3-6, 11-13 April 2023
Cladding is now almost done, perhaps 1 or 2 more days on the Alfresco and First Floor.
Builder was saying this part…

11 months11 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Thanks good feedback. Amusingly after wrangling them to provide the additional details in the next stage inspection, the inspector has since resigned, and they are not taking on new…

11 months11 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction Day 55-58 (Week 33): 25, 29-31 March 2023
Work on the cladding is progressing slowly, with most of the front of the house now done. Wife is unhappy about the…

11 months11 monthsAFALDTAFALDT posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Construction Day 50-54 (Week 32): 16-18, 20-21 March 2023
Scaffolding has been erected for the cladding to go up, with cladding finally going up yesterday near the Front Door. We chose…

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