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basaad

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Joined 10 February 2007
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14 years14 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Cleaning the grout and sealing our porcelain floor tiles

Thanks for all your replies. The floor tiles are brand new and the grout doesn't need replacing. What if I 'steam cleaned' the tiles and then sealed them?…

14 years14 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Cleaning the grout and sealing our porcelain floor tiles

Help!! Our builder didn't clean the grout (or seal it) on our beautiful 30 x 60 porcelain floor tiles in our ensuite, bathroom, powderoom, or laundry. The grout…

16 years16 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
lessons learned - simonds

I personally think this is highly illegal, especially since there is no signature on the yellow cc slip. I would make sure all my communication was via email, not…

16 years16 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Building Contract Query

Hi All,
We recently received our Building Contract (we are in Melbourne). Aside from other issues that were causing us concern, the Contract stated that the Builder "reserves the right to…

16 years16 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Minimalism & Colour choices

Love the sound of the stone grey and white! But I also like dark brown timber cabinetry - thinking of doing 'some' of this in the kitchen - not…

16 years16 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Minimalism & Colour choices

Hi Mek,
like you we are leaning towards white walls and grey flooring. Tiling for floors on ground level (except dining/lounge - carpet there, also grey), and carpet upstairs. …

16 years16 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Minimalism & Colour choices

Hi (anyone that is an expert on colour),
We are currently in the throws of building, and we love the minimalist theme. Definately no clutter - I live in clutter…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
THESE LOOK INTERESTING

Love the lime green - showed it to the hubby for a possibility in our 'soon to be new home' bathroom. He wasn't impressed, said it would date. …

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
CeasarStone & Corian - Price Difference

Thanks guys,
I'm sooooo confused. Even with all the information you can find on these threads - it really does help, but it's still so confusing.
I suppose at the end…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
CeasarStone & Corian - Price Difference

Thanks for that Ray,
based on that bit of info 2 pac is probably out of the question. Any other alternatives to the 2pac? Similar product but cheaper in…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
CeasarStone & Corian - Price Difference

Hi guys,
would anyone know what the price difference is between bench tops in stone as apposed to Corian?
I am assuming Corian is more expensive. But is it HEAPS more…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Tiled Shower Recess for holding shampoo etc, etc

Yes, you would think so. But after talking to so many builders, architects etc, I'm stunned at what they will and won't do.
In one house we looked at, we…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Tiled Shower Recess for holding shampoo etc, etc

Thanks Michelle, that's exactly what we thought. So, now the question is, how do we get around this little 'glitch'. Is it worth arguing over - we do…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Tiled Shower Recess for holding shampoo etc, etc

Hi all,
Just out of a matter of interest are any of you familiar with the tiled recesses some builders are putting in showers that hold shampoo, conditioner etc etc?
We have…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Site Costs - temporary power pole

Hi guys,
any feed back would be appreciated.
One Spec Home builder has quoted the hire costs of a temporary power pole to our building site at $3,500.00. Or by our…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
HIA or MBAV

Hi,
What do you guys think? Would you go with a builder that is a member of the HIA or the MBAV?
Are they both the same? Or, is one better…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Ok, Building Contracts with Spec Builders & time lines.

Thanks for your reply, guys.
Another quick question: Would it be better to build with a builder who is also a member of the MBA? Or does it not…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Ok, Building Contracts with Spec Builders & time lines.

Hi,
We live in Melbourne and are wanting to build a spec home.
Could someone please tell me, and I have found it varies considerably from builder to builder, what are the…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Darmon Homes

Pasey25, I think the base price of the Allure was $314K. But once you get it up the what you REALLY want you would probably be looking at about…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Darmon Homes

Yes, I'd also love to know if anyone has had any dealings with them. I too was impressed with the particular house we saw this weekend. They also…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

Three years ago when we went to visit one of their 'old' displays they quoted us $13,000 extra just to build in Caulfield, which was also stated in their brochures…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

Yes, I believe it has something to do with 'keeping building costs down'.
Having said that, Henley charge an additional fee for building in the inner suburban zone. …

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

Matt, we are in Caulfield.

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

We saw the Bordeax 40 by Carlise a few years ago and were very impressed....unfortunately they don't build in our area. :( We…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

Cute.... :P I weigh 67kg and I wasn't 'jumping or jogging' on the spot, I was walking from room to room.

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

What didn't I like about Henly?
When we visited their flashy new double-storey display homes the first thing I noticed when I took a walk upstairs was the creaking 1st floor…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
NSD Homes

Bestbuilder, I did ask them to email me floorplans - but their reply was that 'we don't email floorplans'.
NSD will not: mail, email, or hand-out any of their…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
NSD Homes

I agree completely.....I actually emailed to them my land size details and specifield that I was after a double-storey home and asked them to send me the 'appropriate' homes that…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Simonds

Well Sonia333, I'm really happy for you, and it's great that the issues you had with Simonds eventually turned out well.
This is my minor brush with them.... We saw a…

17 years17 yearsbasaadbasaad posted:
Euro or Teknica (sp?)

Hi Guys,
I don't know I'm confused..... Does anyone know anything about these two brands of kitchen products. The builders we are looking at potentially using fit Euro and…

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