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2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Driveway Advice

Exposed agg does look great.
It will depend on who they use for the premix, as to the colour blends and cost.
We were told to walk around the neighbourhood with phone…

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Achieving DS build height below 7.5 m

I get what you are trying to achieve, but my question is, are you going to ve happy living in a house you made so many sacrifices for, just to…

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

That is appalling. Should be the builder. Geez they are scrimping and saving every little penny, lol.

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Have you got your March date yet?

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Yes it is lockable. Might come in handy!

3 months3 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Long overdue updates - sorry
So, you know we baulked at the Thomas Archer joinery in the living room. Just didn't love the options and the cost wasn't fabulous either,…

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6 months6 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Yes builder pays water and power during construction. You get a set time after handover to get the utilities into your name. 👌

7 months7 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Nice!
You have the same double shower heads in your master as we do I think. Robes are the same too, great choices!
Is it worth asking for a rebate on…

7 months7 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hi Anna
It was on our list of "must haves" as we had one in a previous house and used it a bit even though it faced south!
Was a little pricey…

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
8 months8 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Blinds are Somfy Sinesse.
Independent remote

8 months8 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Hey hawkas
Apologies for the late reply, been a bit off colour lately.
Yes it's a standard key, plus an extra 600 each side…

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8 months8 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Build Period for Double Storey

They allow way more time than they need in contracts, to avoid paying the homeowner late fees and surcharges etc.
From slab to move in we were just on 6 mints.…

8 months8 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Seems very odd?
Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands?
We went with stone, but failing that, glass would have been our next option.
We are having glass in our outdoor kitchen…

8 months8 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

hey Wellbuild
Drove past your site this morning. Looking amazing despite this current "construction glitch" in Melbourne. Has TA communicated with…

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9 months9 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Ok so our block is pretty much east/west with the void to the north. Being Hebel the house did stay pretty cool over summer however we have metal backed motorised…

10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Which exterior colour to choose for upstairs cladding?

I like the Hammer Grey. Has a lot of the tones from the brick and will pair well with the window frames

10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

if you look at your second pool pic, there are two steps up to the grass to the left of the pool. Are you capping the retaining wall? …

10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

We were still in the pool and spa in April and May. June onwards its been under cover.
If we need to, can always heat up the spa…

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10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Art and furnishings make such a massive difference don't they? Turns a space into an actual room. Well done

10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Why not do both is you can?

10 months10 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Oh divine, just divine.
Are you capping the top of the stone walls near the stairs to the grass? The backyard is kid and dog heaven!
All looks amazing, you'll be…

1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

You had me at Wine Room!
🍷🍷🥰🥰

1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Nope. Concrete slab left in alfresco as standard.
Their stance is that this is usually done as part of the "outside" landscaping., which is probably accurate. Some choose decking, others paving…

1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

What render colour did you choose?[/
Thank you so much! We had specified a colour called Maraetai Quarter. I thought it was more grey when I saw in at the showroom…

1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

I am so so so sorry- just saw this!
The roof is the same as all windows and aluminium doors- Monument.
Surfmist pipes match the Vanilla Quake half render
Shale Grey match the…

1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

As our block was empty land- we did specify some conditions to the real estate agents prior to auction - one of which was access for required tests. We gave…

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1 year1 yearBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

absolutely get TA to fix any issues you have with joinery. You are paying for a premium volume builder so there are certain standards they need to adhere to.
Sorry…

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