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8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Really coming along now, looking fantastic.
Gorgeous lights for your void, and those stairs are a real show stopper.
Stunning ::cheerleader::

20 d20 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Colour selection

ok
Your house's orientation will probably help you choose here. What direction does it face?
As our front faces west, we were told to keep darker colours lower (they will fade…

21 d21 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Which ceasarstone and splashback to go with dark cabinets? L

I have Blackened Legno cabinetry , and Organic white benchtops and splashback..
Caesarstone have just brought out some gorgeous new colours and finishes.
That makes some of their Deluxe Range standard now.
Happy…

24 d24 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

congrats shockel1975!
How very exciting. Even with that crazy delay from PCI to HO, you must be over the moon!
:z:

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

looking great

24 d24 d
View: KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
26 d26 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building Belrose 42 LE with Metricon

Is Bed 1 (Master?) supposed to have a double vanity? Or just a single one?
Any chance of enlarging that outdoor room? Great layout, just seems a tad small…

26 d26 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

Ah ok
I'm also in Melbourne, less than 500 metres from the bay, and I still would not trust Evap to cool a double glazed double storey 40 + square house.

26 d26 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

I detest Evap cooling with a passion, and have never found it adequate.
That being said, depends on location, house construction materials and insulation (reflection of heat etc)
Window glazing and…

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28 d28 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

whoa
Prob best to get everything sorted first then.
I'd imagine that minimises what is required at 3 month inspection?

30 d30 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Good progress?
Hope the weather is being kind.

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Super frustrating with current house settlement and carpet install!
Fingers crossed for all to be fine as promised by SS, sounds like he is under pressure.
Interesting that M made that change??!!…

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1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Front Door Size

Get the widest door you can.
We opted for a 1200 pivot door to make a real statement.
They go up to 1500, but it would cut into our louvre window at…

1 month1 monthFreak_ZombieFreak_Zombie posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Looks like someone answered for me. Thanks!! haha
Depending on my budget I'm really hoping to keep the glass balustrades for the staircase. It'll look like the following two photo. What…

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

LOVE LOVE LOVE those stairs. Ours are similar

1 month1 month
View: Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Lay concrete over concrete

Get a stiff broom and sweep away any loos material, then take a fresh look.
It may not look as bad as you think it looks.
Are you rendering that bessa brick…

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Great to see some progress!
Windows look amazing

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

Gorgeous.
We are aiming for something very similar I think. Blackened Legno and Chalk White?
Looks fabulous in situ!

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Semore homes

Just looked them up...
Seem very similar to Hallbury and Inspired Homes.
Also, all 3 are located within about 10 minutes of each other
Upcoming projects in Lysterfield and Officer look ok,…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer, GJ Gardner (Inner East)

Some very sound advice in this thread.
Our journey began with Carter Grange, transitioned to Hallbury, and we are now in the hands of Thomas Archer, colour selections completed only very…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Ah ok, thanks.
Cant wait to see the agg come to life. We are thinking similar. Nice to see it against actual bricks and render.
Cheers, and so exciting! …

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Hey shokel1975
How many sqm was the driveway, may I ask?
Do you have a rough cost?

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

I noticed the handle levels too! Thought I'd had too many wines...

2 months2 months
View: Building the Metricon Doulton
2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Colorbond 'Monument' 'Basalt' or 'Woodland Grey' for render?

Looks amazing. Very striking home. ::

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Site Cut HELP!!!

Hi
Congrats on the purchase and now begins the journey of building!
Have you ad a feature survey done?
The pics you have shown for your lot, is provided by the developer,…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Oooohh very exciting.
Any word on Handover yet?
Will you make Melbourne Cup in the new house? :z:

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer, GJ Gardner (Inner East)

Did you choose Hallbury stonewallAu?
Interested to hear your decision process. We spoke with both H and TA.
cheers

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Kia Ora!
Plans look AH-MAZING!
Following on with interest. Why do councils drag their heels?
Hope the build journey is as fab as those sketches.
cheers

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Distance between House and Pool

I was concerned when reading your post, but the diagrams are clear, leave it as it is.
You have enough room, as the Alfresco and pool are diagonally opposite, not on…

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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

I have my electrical appointment in 2 weeks.
do I simply ask if switches have a neutral wire?
I don't want to engage in "upgrade chit chat" at this elec meeting,…

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