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5 months5 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Tricky block- Adelaide- need reassurance please!

we modified one of their designs, and they were very helpful in getting a well fleshed out design before singing. Not sure about fully custom though, as that requires proper…

6 months6 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Tricky block- Adelaide- need reassurance please!

We're currently building near Brighton beach with Oakford homes and have found them pretty good. They can do split level too (they had a split level display home in blackwood).…

8 months8 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Tricky block- Adelaide- need reassurance please!

how much fall are we talking here? if its <2m its not anything huge, and most builders will be able to cut/fill/retail to handle it. If its more than your…

8 months8 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Demolition - selling whatever you can

sorry just saw this. I took individual pictures and had individual ads on fb marketplace. It was a bit of a hassle but i got over 3k.
Yes doors are a…

8 months8 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Hi, congrats on your amazing home, the facade & landscaping look amazing.
Can I ask a question re: gate? My front is pretty much exactly the same as yours where the…

9 months9 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Demolition - selling whatever you can

I literally sold everything I could, from removable things even to fixed things like the front door and garage, back shed, paving etc. Paid for about 50% of the demolition!…

10 months10 monthsbettermanbetterman posted:
Rent a property while knock down and rebuild construction

I'd say save your money for the new house and go further out. You only really need to technically visit the site once during each major stage of construction, anything…

1 year1 yearbettermanbetterman posted:
Floor Tiles Outlet Suggestions in Adelaide

Beaumont tiles or Italia Ceramic in Gylnde

1 year1 yearbettermanbetterman posted:
theatre recess layout

this
having it here gives the best flexibility with the room, & allows everything to be centered properly. And you still have room on sides to put a candy bar…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

absolutely LOVE this house, what roller door is that? it looks amazing.

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

great networking setup. where did you guys get that enclosure from?

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

building in SA similar to yours
Double story
Approx 370 Sqm
4 bed + study
Open plan kitchen / dining / living
No Butlers, walk in pantry
Alfresco
3m ceilings downstairs, 2.7 up
Mid range inclusions including
Air con
Stone…

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2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Appliance tower - 3 appliances too much?

thanks guys, have decided to go for a specialized machine sitting on the bench, and keep the tower to the oven and microwave

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2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Appliance tower - 3 appliances too much?

In our kitchen design we have room for 1 appliance tower where the smeg oven and microwave will be, with pot drawer underneath and Over Head Cupboards above. However we…

Appliance tower - 3 appliances too much?
2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Building the Metricon Doulton

thanks for that. Spoke to hume and unfortunately they are discontinued :(

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Building the Metricon Doulton

how much extra were the doors if you don't mind me asking? I can't find them on Humes website anymore not sure if they're discontinued or a specialty order item

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

congrats on the house it looks amazing. Can I ask where those beautiful front entry doors are from that Metricon put on some of their signature homes? I can't find…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

there's nothing wrong with doing it with todays modern gas heaters, however the main consideration is TV height. Optimal TV height is where your eye level while sitting down is…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Living room / Home Theatre

In my last house I had the tv wall mounted , and then an electric 110 inch projcetor screen up on the roof that came down in front of the…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Open Plan Family/Kitchen/Dining/Alfresco-TV & couch position

thanks all, looks like everyone (in here and outside) is suggesting Option 1 is a better overall, and keeps a good flow from inside to out

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2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Open Plan Family/Kitchen/Dining/Alfresco-TV & couch position

Hi all, one of the biggest layout issues/decisions I've had when finalizing my new home design is the position of the couch and TV in the back family room, which…

Open Plan Family/Kitchen/Dining/Alfresco-TV & couch position
2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Building with Metricon

hey guys, those who built a designer spec house, just wondering how much you spent on upgrades once you signed a contract with M? We have a quote that includes…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Metricon Franklin 53 modified

thanks for the response. wow 19k! looks great though

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Metricon Franklin 53 modified

your house looks fantastic! So M let you do your own electrical when you asked? Also how much was the stair upgrade on top of the standard designer stairs?

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi all, i was quote for a base house price back in late nov, and now when i asked for it again the base price has increased 22k. Does anyone…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

wow that looks amazing, thanks for the pics
Metricon really nailed it with that Facade. Is that a small balcony at the top middle, or just windows leading to a non…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

wow that looks amazing, really love the classique facade, its what I'm looking at atm. What colour are you gonna render? Please post more pics once its rendered

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

no, am currently considering another M house design/quote, was just curious because I love that staircase
please post pics of your fascade once the mouldings are on, I'm very interested in…

2 years2 yearsbettermanbetterman posted:
Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Staircase looks great! How much extra does M charge for it? Or it it included in the base price of the Doulton?

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