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3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Sounds good Elster71, we are actually incorporating our granny flat within our custom build plan, is that an option you have considered?

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!

Yes (with Marion council), we had to wait. It was more than 6 weeks, but that may be because it was over Christmas break.

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights

Try not to stress if the decision has already been made! You are already in between standard and higher ceilings at 2.55 on the ground floor (upper floor doesn't seem…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Panel lift or roller garage door?

Thank you all. Our garage is South facing so no need really to insulate from heat, but we will go with the panel lift anyway, perhaps we will find a…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Hot water control pads

Does anyone just have a whole house controller? (ie. just one for the whole house), it would seem like a pain to me if you have set the temperature (for…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Ceiling fan provision - do I need them?

Hi All,
We are unsure whether or not we will want to put ceiling fans in. Our builder can put provisions in for them, but obviously at a cost. Is this…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Difference in door price

You will find with upgrades that often you will pay the same or close to 2/3 the retail price of the item you want, with no credit from the builder…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
New Builders- Fairmont Homes, Seaford Meadows

Lana1845 - Fairmont should be able to give you an estimate for stormwater & footings based on averages for the area on past builds, soil removal is generally also not…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
In need of kitchen inspiration!

You could look at what colour cabinets would best give that country feel. Perhaps you could source some interesting door handles instead of the modern ones.
Have you looked at the…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
opinions on which plan

The first plan definitely. In the second plan your Master Bed is about the size of a single bedroom. If you have kids, the amount of toys etc. is only…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Panel lift or roller garage door?

Digging this thread up from the past! Would anyone like to contribute? What have you chosen and why......or are you happy with what you have? We have to choose this…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Lockup to handover, how long roughly ???

I don't know with this particular builder, but most people seem to say it takes about the same amount of time as it did to get to lockup.

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3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Egger Premium White Gloss

Has anyone used Egger Premium White Gloss? It is offered free as part of our selections and I wonder if anyone has chosen it and if they are happy.

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
How long did your unregistered land take

Gosh, it took a long time. A bit over a year from when we signed up for the land until the titles were issued.

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Kitchen Cupboard upgrade - Is this price fair?

I'm not sure what Createc is, but my quote from the builder for silk finish is $2,000 and for gloss $3,500. If I google Createc it sounds like the high…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Re: Ideas for laundry

precision187 your laundry looks SO much better, good job!

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
How would you add a bathroom?

Could the living area below Bed 2 become Bed 1 and then Bed 1 could be a WIR & Ensuite.
I also liked the idea of using the Living Room &…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Hidden costs in House & land packages

As someone else has mentioned there will be stamp duty on your land, there may be a fee as contribution towards the preparation of your land contract, $500 on ours…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Hot water control pads

Does anyone know if they help with priority?
Example I am in the shower and my MIL (we are including a granny flat in our build) puts the tap on…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Hidden costs in House & land packages

- Rainwater tank
- Blinds / Curtains
- Check what insulation is included you may want to include internal insulation?
- Aircon (you may not have mentioned due to Fairmont promo?)
- Upgrades, you…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Fair prices? Kitchen & theatre quote?

Yes, sounds about right to me.

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Re: Ideas for laundry

Interested to read replies as we are in the same boat. Unfortunately the builders quote for a fitted out laundry is quite considerably more than getting it down ourselves after.…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Design question - Single storey or Double Storey

Double storey unless you are only wanting to build a very small house.

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Help me fix my floor plan

Use the dining room as a lounge / home theatre, sound insulate wall shared with bedroom. Knockdown wall between kitchen & living room to create an open plan kitchen /…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!

Do you mean council approval of the development or of your building application? Although they will send the applications off to the council we found that the council won't actually…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Austral urban one range in pepper

Very nice joshnjacqui, you chose well! :)

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Not "Cut out" for house building.

Have to agree with you! I have already announced we had better get this right because we are not doing it again, this is it. It's tough! Then again we…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Building contract: to sign or not to sign

Have they factored in the contour plan etc. you have given into your site costs? How much deposit are you paying when you sign up and what happens if you…

3 years3 yearsajansenajansen posted:
Builder not providing quote?

Maybe it depends on the builder, but it doesn't sound normal to me. It sounds like he is trying to stop you from shopping around. I haven't dealt with a…

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