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2 d2 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Yes you are correct iTool. GJG pass the job to a third party who does the work then notifies the council. Too bad I can't follow up on the third…

4 d4 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Not sure - both maybe? She could only tell me that they haven't received anything for the house as yet.

4 d4 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Well that was a lot easier than I thought... Rang MBRC for an update - plumbing has been approved and has been given the all clear to go ahead.
As far…

4 d4 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Oh wow - a week! LOL I wish! I wonder if I could ring the council to get an update.... Impatient much???!!!

5 d5 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

It does - about 4, 5 or 6 weeks - in some cases 9 weeks... ew....
So I'm basing my time on 4 or 5 weeks :)

5 d5 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Here's a funny piece of news - I thought we were waiting on valuation approval before going to council, we that's how it normally works right?? Well because we paid…

5 d5 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Cheers for the advice. We have done that - got quotes for tiling, carpet and driveway. I could have gotten a bunch more or other things, but stuck with the…

5 d5 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
GJ Gardner Bundanoon

Your SS better stick to his day job! He aint gunna make it as a photographer!

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5 d5 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Finally we begin ....GJ Gardner Galleria

YAY! Someone else that has louvered windows in their house. They look awesome. I'm having a set in my kitchen and plan to put a scented bush or flowers outside…

9 d9 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Those floor tiles! I'm having very similar tiles installed after handover - costly... very costly, but I'm hoping the look as good as yours. Nice :)

13 d13 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Yeah - it was all very slow then BAM! In one week we had all our selections to do.. Now... we wait again on the bank then council.

13 d13 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Guessed as much :) There's always a fee.... I'm happy with the standard though - gives a nice contrast to the house.

13 d13 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

HA! Silly me forgot about the 20% loan deposit..... To avoid the LMI we need to cough up most of our savings which doesn't leave much for emergencies like extra…

15 d15 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

We went through UpTiles for all our tiles. There was no mention about grout at all - I did ask but she said we don’t get to pick.

16 d16 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

PHEW! Colour selections done and dusted. It’s funny to watch Allison get excited - the more excited she gets the louder she gets, and in a very echoe room, between…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

This is great info Chris!
My deck will be much simpler as it will be placed on the slab - no need for supports and the like. Once I have…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

I'd like to do something with my garage to protect the floor from spills. We will be spending a lot of time in there doing hobby stuff like:
Bicycle cleaning and…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

These are our mail floor tile - Timber look.
The smaller sample is the benchtop - Snow
The larger tile is a semi gloss 450 x 300 soft marble for splash backs
Yes,…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Update on the happenings.
We signed the contract yesterday which all in all went very well. Only one issue with an item that was missed right from the start.
I…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Contract Pitfalls?

Well the loooooooong wait for this point in our build, contract!
What are the general items that I should look out for?
What are the crucial items that need to be included…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Progressing very nicely indeed. Going back to the square set window idea, I requested a quote from our builder to have all our windows square set..... the price was surprising.…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Final proposal signed off on. Square set windows came in at a very reasonable price! $1250 for all windows to be done :) I'm really…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

@ marz1983 - Cheers, I am really looking forward to the build and I know things will fly once the build starts. Just...UGH!

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Yet we wait AGAIN..... On Sunday I asked for a price on "square set windows" to compliment the square set ceiling before we sign off on the final proposal. Was…

2 months2 monthsBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

Seems we are neck and neck with our timeframes.. Ill get super jelly if you get too far ahead of my build..
Good luck though, we are in the drawing…

2 months2 monthsBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Finally! oh my GAWD! The long wait is over - 3 weeks it took to get our next set of drawings. So terribly slow. Still waiting on the proposal for…

2 months2 monthsBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

OK - I'm sure its just the angle.... but your house looks like its sinking!!!

2 months2 monthsBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Rocket has been ignited....
Mid October we started chatting with them - mind you - I have changed my mind on several occasions. So not totally their fault. First we…

2 months2 monthsBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Strathpine in North Bris.

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