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1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thanks dulie
been a blassing and a curse tbh. builder had details of both landscaper, and pool contractor. Got plans from both. Now it appears that access to…

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1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

I actually wouldn't recommend our pool contractor, but that's probably something for private message, not for public forum!
We were quoted just over $100 k for similar size with spa (was…

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

house only between 650-700.
That's not pool or any of the backyard stuff, no driveway etc.

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

That porch looks sooooooo much better! Nice

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Some gorgeous tiles going on here! I love looking at everyone's "mood boards" to see their selections of colours and textures. Really brings the build to "life". …

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer - Advice

One of their plans was modified.

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer - Advice

Not a cent

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Dark Brick - What Colour Render and Cladding?

What colour is the mortar going to be? I'd try and pick that colour up.

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
3 or 4 bedrooms in new house?

I'd go for 4.
You can use the "extra" as a study/gym/spare/store room, but at least it's there, and you have it.
Nothing like wishing you had more space!
Potential buyers would want…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Pool arrived



Pool arrived mid Jan. Plumbed, backfilled and cemented in week following. Aquablade has gone in to feature wall. All retaining walls have been waterproofed and lined.
Basketball court…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

A very good point
I have personally spoken to 3 TA owners too. One from a house built years ago, two of the more recent ones. All positive (some…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hi aang,
I'm honoured that you chose to post, especially onto my thread! :)
I do understand what you mean about not a lot of TA reviews/experiences on…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hi roadie009,
That's exciting! Jess is our Building Co Ordinator too. What design have you chosen/modified?
We are hopeful that they'll start slab prep next week. Flurry of…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer - Advice

Hi SBIM,
Definitely not spruiking. Just plain facts that based off our brief, CG came up with a 48 sq home at a certain price. TA, based off exact…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Any updates on this Arden Votivo 43?
Got to slab pour, and that's it?

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
HELP:Builder wants to change door opening after construction

If you have evidence of another build utilising the door you want, and they agreed, then why the variation?
If they cannot provide a reason why the smaller door has to…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

The brief was
Tropical Resort Luxe.
We'll see how close we get :wink:

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer - Advice

Dishwasher not included - that I do know.
I'm totally fine with that as everyone has a brand they want, and that's that.
Some are integrated etc. can be tricky.
I can tell…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
How do you choose a custom builder?

No insights as such.
They are a quality home builder, several of them around.
What won us over in the end, was the lengths they went to ensure a perfect floorplan and…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

This is what we chose at selections...
Internal:
Flooring - Engineered oak straight boards - Champagne (Upgrade)
ceiling heights raised to 2745mm down and 2590 up, except entry is 3000.

Paint - Haymes Moon…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

Hi Macher,
How horrible!
Not only the sub standard work, but the disrespect of some trades to leave food wrappers is a pet peeve of mine.
Hoping your new site supervisor…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hi Bebbsy,
Well, thank you.
It was important to get the home right for us and how we live, but also to offer something desirable come resale (hopefully many many years later)

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Jan 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Well hello lovely buildees,
After watching and lurking for some time, we are finally ready to share our build journey with you all
We bought a 650 sqm…

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Void and/or increased ceiling heights

Ok,
I tried to draw it in and it's not working, so I have to explain it.
I'd put one in the entry (with a gorgeous light fitting for impact)
Then your…

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grass looking a treat thanks to our crazy weather!

3 months3 months
View: Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Nothing like shopping for bits and pieces to really "finish" your new house, and turn it into a home.
Can't wait to see all the fittings and furniture in and photographed!

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Semore homes

Hey Wishy,
We looked very briefly at them (while we seriously considered two other contenders). I too was a little concerned about their "newness", even though I was told their…

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

gorgeous view!

3 months3 months
View: Pacific 208 with GJ Gardner Bass Coast
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