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8 months8 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

My main concern when placing a master bedroom is that it is as far away as possible from the living/kitchen areas. I put a higher price on 'quiet' rather than…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Wow! Like, a ceramic tile???
I'm a bit new to all this new wood-looking stuff :)
We built our house about 8 years ago…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

Loving your floors - is that a vinyl or laminate?

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Window or Mirror Splashback ... Love them or hate them?

thanks Gogo.... nice to be back! We're still in our house we built 6 years ago, but in the process of buying a block of land down the NSW…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Kitchen Splashback - Window

HAHA! I can so relate... being 5foot 1 myself.

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

Hi Dillongl... I'm a bit late to your party but I've just done a search of G J Gardner and your thread popped up. We're considering them for a…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Window or Mirror Splashback ... Love them or hate them?

Hi, I Love Love Love the look of the window and mirror splashbacks, but I need some advice from those who have lived with them.
How hard are they to keep…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Kitchen Splashback - Window

Wow Bank... love your kitchen!
I'm considering a window/splashback as well.
Do you find it's too far back to clean? You mentioned it's further back than a normal splashback.…

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
New Build - Evans Head - Northern NSW - Ben Campbell Buildin

Hi Les, We're thinking of building a similar design. How did your build go? Would love to see a couple of shots of the finished product. thanks
Janelle

9 months9 monthsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Hi Charlibear... I've just found your thread - and rather sift through 230 pages, can you give me your overall thoughts on G J Gardner? We've just bought a…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
SunshineT's Build: Garden pics

T .... you must be so pleased - your house is amazing! Love the Trubridge and love the white stools.

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

We've been in for a week and we're lovin' it!
Still a few things to finish off and builders have of course gone AWOL as we've paid them. …

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

No driveway this week - ::angry::
Now that I've finally forgiven my builder for being so slow, I now shifted my anger to the landscaper.
He…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Still counting...finish date has slipped one week.
Popped in yesterday to sort out lights and the house was buzzing ... 2 carpenters, 2 painters, 2 electricians, 2 plumbers and 2 guys…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Thanks everyone.
All the benchtops went in today and the back decking is done.
Bit more painting, splashbacks and the electrical work should be all happening next week.
Two weeks and counting...

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Very excited today to see the cabinets in - kitchen, laundry, bathroom, ensuite.
And walk in robe is looking good.

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Very excited today - my kitchen arrived! First time I've driven past on a Monday morning and seen more than one car. The chippie, painter and kitchen deliverers…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
SunshineT's Build: Garden pics

Gosh, I'm off the air for a few weeks and everyone has moved in! Congrats T, you're house looks absolutely gorgeous. I'll bet you're over the moon xxx

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

Just popped back to H1 for a catchup and you're in!
A big congrats Nina! You must be thrilled, tired, and thrilled!
Love the photos - it all looks gorgeous.

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Check, check and check windows on plans ... not only position of windows, but also size and height.
We have upstairs bedroom windows that are so high that…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Yeah! Gyprock!
Had a 'tour' today as the gyprockers were finishing up. Now it's starting to look like a house.
Its amazing how the rooms DO feel bigger with walls.
Great to…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Steam oven? Microwave? Normal Oven - I'm confused !

Thanks everyone... I've taken the plunge and bought the combi-microwave.
What's another $1K in the big scheme of things! Yikes! ::hyst::
Gogo - let me know how…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Steam oven? Microwave? Normal Oven - I'm confused !

Does anyone have the Miele Microwave combination oven?
Is it worth the extra $1300 from the standard microwave?
I'm tempted but I'd like to hear from anyone else that has one.
thanks

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Vess's Build - Landscaping and final fencing part

Vess.. just love the stairs and pendant.
Stairs are high on my to-do-list and you may have turned me into a glass balustrade fan.
Looks great!

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

No new photos this post as not much has changed visually to the place.
We have lots of wires hanging out everywhere and we have a power pole out the front…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

Good luck Gogo... it's soooo exciting. Bit like giving birth - with a really long gestation period!
Enjoy your move and thanks for letting us come on your ride with…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
What should it cost to tile a pool?

Hi, I'm building a 5x4m pool and we're thinking of getting it tiled... how much should I expect to pay for the laying of the tiles?
I'm budgeting around $8k for…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
builder has taken over 34 weeks

Hi Paulevan
I have a NSW contract - it's on page 7 under 'Delay costs - reimbursement of costs for delay... payable by builder."
The cost would have been written in by…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

The entire space looks fantastic!
Love the dark walls with the light skirting/architraves. My sister (interior designer) is trying to talk me into dark walls with same coloured…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Hi Vess.. I've just PM'd you builder's details.
What I love about this site is that I can read through a few other posts and there's always someone in the same…

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