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3 months3 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
TILING ISSUE - floor and wall tile grout line far apart

We have 2 different tiles on the walls and a 3rd tile on the floor. Our tiler did a fantastic job on the walls and centred the tiles on…

6 months6 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Crossover/driveway question

With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and…

6 months6 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
My build - GJ Gardners - Newport

Just saw your plan and like the changes you made to the original plan. Great idea to move the laundry and increase the size of the outdoor area.

7 months7 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
External render

They are expansion joints.

7 months7 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Main Bedroom, Ensuite and Walk in robe layout

If you are using this for personal use as well as an Air BNB, I would reduce the size of the landing on the top floor and put in a…

7 months7 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Personally, I wouldn't change the dining and family rooms.
The dining room is 5.98m long and 3.55m wide before you run into the kitchen island. It would feel very narrow…

7 months7 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

I would add a big window to the family room. The two small windows are there so you can put the TV between them, I would put the TV on…

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen
8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

I am no expert, but would assume that if he didn't advise of any changes to the quote before starting that, that he should be honouring the quote.

8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

Do you have a written quote from him?
If so, how long between the date on the quote and the actual job start date.
Most quotes are usually only…

8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Need feedback on Theatre Room Door Size

i don't think it really matters which way they swing as you have solid walls outside the theatre room.
It will allow more space in the room and them you…

8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Need feedback on Theatre Room Door Size

Why don't you have the doors open outwards instead.
And, definitely have 2 doors the same size.

8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

I live on the Redcliffe Peninsula and it is a beautiful place to live.
There are alot of beaches you can swim at and heaps of parks. There is a…

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8 months8 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Ensuite Layout - Please help/Vote!

I like a bigger shower, but I prefer the left option.
I would prefer to walk into the bedroom and see the basin, rather than the toilet.

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9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
3mm Grout line & which tile for my main floor

We have Alpine Ivory Tiles with matching grout. They were laid 3 years ago and grout is still the same colour. I would say that our grout is…

3mm Grout line & which tile for my main floor
9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

If you house is reversed to the first picture, I would swap the family and dining room. That way you have the big window to the north.

9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Help with Double story design for a couple with NO Family.

You said your budget is $450000, I would be looking at homes with a base price of no higher than $370000. By the time you add of the extras…

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9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Tiling questions

That should look nice.

9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Tiling questions

What are you using on the walls?

9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Block orientation and plan suggestions

Our house faces south-east and has a very similar facade. We have a 1.2m wide door with 6 frosted glass panels. I have never found the hallway dark at all.…

12 months12 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
New build, neighbours garage on boundary

Our neighbours started their build about a week before ours finished. We had the same issue with the fence. We asked for a copy of their plan and…

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12 months12 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Depending on where you live, you can build your fence to 2m tall.
Both neighbours wanted a little higher, so one side put those black screen panels from Bunnings on their…

12 months12 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

Sarking wasn't included when we built (was about $3000).
You also only get 4 shelves (particle board in the pantry), we did melamime and 5 shelves.
The consultant estimate for the…

1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

We did our own driveway, landscaping and fencing.

1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

When we built, we started at $196000 and ended up with $272000. However, this was due to increasing the house by 20m2, creating a bigger façade. Our site…

1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

We built in 2018 in North Brisbane. Happy with everything and still happy. If I was to build again, I would go with Coral.
As to pricing, it really…

1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

I actually like them. I think it makes the ceiling look even higher.
And, I am sure that once the walls are painted, they will look even better.

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1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Garage size questions

We have 6.5 deep x 6 wide and is great storage along back wall.

1 year1 yearbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
First home build - Floor plan review request

Ground Floor -
By removing the toilet and changing the doorway to the ensuite, you can create a much larger kitchen.
1st Floor -
I would also have only 1 door…

First home build - Floor plan review request
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