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10 years10 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Boutique Homes

Hey guys/gals
Just wanting to confirm what the boutique homes policy is, regarding the 3 coat paint system.
During colour selection we were told the paint is also upgraded to the…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Hey guys
Im receiving many messages asking about our lounge suite. Thanks for all your lovely comments.
The couches were custom built using australian hardwood, australian fabric and dunlop foam. They were…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Hi gettingthere
Plantation shutters will always be in fashion and are classic. I highely recommend them. We have about 50% of our windows on plantation shutters, which I actually painted &…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Plantation shutters how much?

Hi Guys
Andy, We only used blockout, on the windows that are larger and require more privacy & to minimise sun glare. The blockout still allows light in but from the…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Plantation shutters how much?

Hi Dan
Forget about the plantation shutters made in China, they use Bass wood. Not the best quality, if you want australian made, best quality shutters and save over 50% on…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Hey guys (miss petepie, jspitz, Rowena, Hels & pauljulian)
Thanks for your lovely comments, much appreciated.
I have had so many comments regarding my side merbau gates. I actually constructed them myself,…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Hi all
I have had numerous responses in regards to our vinyl karndean flooring.
It is becoming more popular and is now used in many shopping centers stores, due to its durability…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Hi salt & pepper
I just checked out your home, very nice. Carisle homes do have some very nice homes & layouts.
Congrats, you must be very proud.
Andy

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

For great price & quality on roman & holland blinds, contact into blinds in melbourne.
www.intoblinds.com.au
Speak to Mark, and he will look after you. Mention my…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Thanks Salt & pepper, and Joeygbh.
The to do list never ends, either in decorating or garden work.
Some forum members have asked about our plantation shutters. I organised our shutters from…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our PorterDavis Cremorne 42: 14 months later

Hey guys
I have been following this forum for quite some time, and we were one of the first few to build the cremorne42 and post it on the blogs. Its…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Thanks guys for your tips & advice.
Much appreciated.
I do like the australian timbers, such as spotted gum, ironbark & black butt.

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
PD Cremorne42 has left the building....

Its been confirmed the PD Cremorne42 is being phased out, and replaced by a new range from PD.
R.I.P Cremorne42

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Hey guys
I have a dilemma. Im wanting to construct a front porch (6sqm) which is underneath our balcony. I had a tradie visit last year, and provided me with a…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
PD Cremorne42 has left the building....

Hey guys
For those PD Cremorne fans out there, me included... PD have removed the cremorne from their website. Im assuming its now an outdated design. The Cremorne has been PD's…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

Hi Andrea
Thanks for your nice comments.
Sealing is extra, but you can do it yourself to save money. Its approx $1200 to seal a large area (95 sqm), that was last…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

By the way, there are 15 planks to each box. FRom those there are 3 different shades, a darker plank, a light plank and a medium coloured plank. When its…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

Hey guys, glad you liked our karndean vinyl flooring...
Its become so popular, that you now see it in most shopping centers, various coles & safeway, in particular around the fruit…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

Hi Modsy
We have 95sqm of karndean vinyl planks, from the vangogh range fitted to our ground level of our double storey home. We love it, we had it professionally installed,…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Windosr 47 with Porter Davis

Hi liana
I have been following your blog for a while, and like many of the members of this forum, im deeply shocked and cant believe the "just fix it" attitude.…

15 years15 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Beware of poor quality brickwork

Hi everyone
I wanted to share this as im hearing many stories of new home owners having issues with there brickwork. Various volume builders are always striving to save money, cut…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Are eaves false economy for east and west?

Hi all,
Im a big believer in eaves. We have built and now living in our new PD cremorne41, with 450mm eaves. I must say they do offer some weather protection.…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

I highly recommend widening the garage. We did ours by 0.5m, would have liked another 1m, but PD didnt want to build the garage on the fence line...
The standard garage…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Hi Bel
See I told you about the wattyl paint. The standard is crap, its def worth upgrading the paint to the wattyl ID 3 coat system. And make sure the…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Oh no, I understand your frustration, very annoying.......
Supervisors do look after quite a few homes at once, but still he should notify you of the proposed dates.
Its a fine line,…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Hi Toni, glad you liked the pics, see i made you wait for ages, and now coming up with the goods....
Building can be frustrating, late nights, emails, endless conversations with…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Hi Bel
Yes extra alarm points, are optional. You should get one in the games room.
A plumber can find out what pressure your front tap, is giving out. Its just…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Hi Toni, from memory I believe your ducted heater is the same as ours. I might have forgotton the extra 3...:)
The network controller is correct, make…

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Also, another great upgrade, is tiled skirtings for the wet areas......
It looks great, and protects the walls from any potential water leakages...

16 years16 yearsawallaceawallace posted:
Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Hi Bel, looks like you have done your homework, well done....
Did you think of this:
Thermostat for the heater, which you can program........
Upgrade your heater to the 4 star version, as…

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