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beegeers

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Joined 28 June 2007
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12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Granite splashback, who has done one? any regrets?

Hi danc12
We have granite splashback and benchtop - tan brown
We did check other options but finally went for the splashback and benchtop to be the same since we went…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Here is ours - no appliances as yet and filthy......

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
If I could, I would build with....

I voted for small builder cos we have built 2 homes and both times with a smaller builder and are happy with it.
We went with a small builder called Roseleigh…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
John and Taz's Masterton Mansion..Whos up for a party? *PICS

Hi John and Tarin
Congrats and Your home is gorgeous
Love your plan and all the different angles - Kitchen and the colours are WOW
Love ur selections
Good Luck on the…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?

We have 9 feet ceilings and have bulkhead of 30 cm.
Below is a picture of the kitchen when it was being installed - SO it is not complete
We…

Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?
12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
I LOVE Coffered Ceilings any idea on price

We have one in the living area - Size of the actual coffered ceiling is about 3.3 by 3.3
We paid 2000$ for that

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
What did you pick first? Colour selections.

We did something similar to FND - We chose the kitchen cabinet and bench first because we knew what we wanted for the kitchen and then flooring and then…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Coffered Ceiling - 'to Cornice' or 'Not to Cornice'

Hi Jodge
We have this in the upstairs living area. We have gone for the squareset and no cornices.
We dont have downlights either in this area, Instead would have one…

Coffered Ceiling - 'to Cornice' or 'Not to Cornice'
12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Checking a small builder before Signing advice and tips

Steveo
We also went with a small builder whom we had not heard before - So can totally understand what u feel. We are happy with our decision going to…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Show me your kitchen...

We had our kitchen installed yesterday - not fully done as yet

Show me your kitchen...
12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Experiences of Beachlife Homes or Dona Homes??

It appears that they may have changed about building this side. Did you find there pricing competitive ??
Sorry just saw this post
We did not go into fine details -…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
How long did it take you to get a planning permit?

Focus06
What actually makes them take longer, is there are reason?
Have you tried calling and talking to the officer who has your file
We used to call the officer at the council…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
How long did it take you to get a planning permit?

We were in SE Melbourne - Knox Council - Planning Permit took 6 weeks

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Karndean quote - $107 per sq m. Is that reasonable? Polyflor

Hi
We got a few quotes for the DaVinci series (approx 80Sqm) and so far the cheapoest we have is 80$persqm including laying costs.
We are still shopping before we…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Looking for Ranch style house with modern floor plan????/

Another plan for you - we saw this house and it looked good -
http://www.roseleighhomes.com.au/Riverside.html

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Shower Shelf

We just went yesterday to a place called Tile Importers in Oakleigh Melbourne-
http://www.tileimporter.com.au/index.cgi
They have single shelves / double shelves with chrome ends - We got the single ones cos…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
What were the Main Reasons you decided to Build ?

We are building for the second time
Our reasons were
1. We felt we get better value for money when compared to buying an established home
Established home is more…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Experiences of Beachlife Homes or Dona Homes??

Dont know if this will help - We checked out at Dona Homes - In fact we were looking of design and build with them - Our experience was…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Going Rates for Tiling

Hi
We are getting our own tiles done.
Depends on how many mtrs you have.
Like onc_artisan said it depends on area
We found based on area prices does change
We have chosen…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Which Kitchen do you prefer??

I think beegeers means something like this:

Correct me if I'm wrong Beegeers
Yep D&SG thats exactly what I meant that way you can make pantry bigger or get more bench…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Which Kitchen do you prefer??

I am with the others here - Would go for Option B but move the sink to the island - So dishwasher goes in the island area
For me I…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

We wanted dark coloured bricks and in shades of brown -
We went for Labassa (Elan series) from Boral and this was standard in our builders range

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

We are also also on our third builder - This is the second time we are building
First time was with Ashford which we walked away - too many issues and…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Our Build - How long did it take from lockup to handove???

No Probs Lizzy stardust -
External colours are
Bricks - Labassa from Boral (Elan series)
Roof Tiles - Walnut from Boral
Render - Francescan Robe from Wattyl
Windows - Stone Beige
Gutter and…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Our Build - How long did it take from lockup to handove???

Thanks lizzy_stardust
A question for those who have had handover -
How long did your builder take from lockup to handover?

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
The Story of Stormy's Castle. *Loooooong overdue update*

Hi stormy
Ur home is being built so quickly - facde and the bricks combination look very majestic and
make a lovely impressive street appeal
Love the curved walls and spacy feeling…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Tiles, floor boards or floating floors?

I voted tiles - We had 2 kids from and a dog and our tiles survived all the spills and messes pretty well - Kids survived the falls…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
We're going home, very very soon - New Photos

Photogirl - Congrats on ur new home - It is looking stunning
The fire place and niches - and bullkhead - the effect of that room is stunning
Ur laundry…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
For those who have used a building inspector.....

We felt we did not have know enough knowledge to check everything out and so had
an independent inspection at pre-plaster and would have one at pre-handover definitely
1. Did…

12 years12 yearsbeegeersbeegeers posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

I missed all ur paintings - All of them look great but my favourite is ur first one
Stunning As for redi shades even they look pretty good. So would…

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