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BrentandAllison

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1 d1 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Final Stages

That light tho! Where di you get that from??

1 d1 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Very keen to see how your tiles come up. We are getting timber tiles also. Be sure to post pics of them once completed!

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1 d1 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Plumbing rough-in completed
Really happy so far with everything. I had a quick chat with the plumbers who were finishing up for the day. Even they commented on how big the…

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in
2 d2 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Update - Plumbing roughin completed. They have done a great job - I think :) Pipes sticking out of the ground - in the right place?…

4 d4 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

It's a big house....... I went and met the SS at the block to see the peg-out of the boundary of the house.... It's big....
Vastly different to imagine the…

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8 d8 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Some bricks have been delivered and so has the loo. IT's smart the they delivered some bricks at the back of the block before the slab goes down - so…

10 d10 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

I'd say that it may need to be done again - could be wrong. I'm guessing the developer did the site scrape as part of the sale or something? Only…

11 d11 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

The wait has been excruciating!
Where are you up to with your build?

11 d11 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Site cut done and dusted!
So far so good I think. There were paint marks on the ground, so pegging should be done next.
I have a meeting with the SS…

11 d11 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Site scrape booked for today. Weather is perfect. Neighbour has already told me they have arrived to start work.
I'll drop by after work and take some pics.

18 d18 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Shouldn't the have inspector picked this up in the slab inspection - measuring out the slab?? Of the SS realised that the slab was short?
Seems like your the SS…

21 d21 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Some progress pics for the end of the week :)
This was just to remove the brick fence to make room for our garage - building to…

21 d21 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Good news - some works are starting on our land. There is a shared brick fence that needs to be removed as our garage is being built on the boundary.

22 d22 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

It was comforting to hear that he has his own crew that he works with - Brick, chippies, plaster, electrical. He wont lend them out to other SS unless he…

22 d22 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

The meeting with our SS went really well. Very thorough. Made a few suggestions on tap and spout locations which made sense.
Start date - site scrape 9 July.
Plumbing rough-in…

24 d24 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

It was a different person :) was a different SS to the one the paperwork was given to.

24 d24 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

Cheers
Here is an idea of what I was thinking of -

25 d25 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

I've decided that instead of the barn doors for the media - I'll build a vertical timber slatted partition wall. While it looks simple, I'm assuming that building off site…

25 d25 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

We both would have never picked these - but for some reason, when we were at Beacon lighting looking at different lights - I walked over to these and said…

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26 d26 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Finally purchased our kitchen pendant lights.

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in
28 d28 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Just received a call from our SS!!! It's not who we specifically asked for - but we'll give this guy a go and see.
I'll have to pop out to…

28 d28 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

So did I catch our builder telling us a little lie????
Sent an email yesterday asking where we are at on a start date - the response was that the…

28 d28 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
1st Custom Build with G Devel. in Brisbane - Commencement

so what stage are you at with the build? We are just waiting on a start date. I'm hoping we start in the next week or 2.. or 3... or…

28 d28 dBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

By far the hardest decision we have had to make are the lights! We have sat down on MANY occasions to go through all different options and styles. With the…

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in
1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!

You need to change your title now :)

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1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering

I'll agree with you there..
On the flip side, you'll be "impressed" if someone does get your bank details and can only transfer 10K out of your account before you get…

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1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Cheers for the advice - yeah, ill be visiting pretty much every day on my way home from work. It's good that the guy who built next door moved in…

1 month1 monthBrentandAllisonBrentandAllison posted:
Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

UPDATE - Our paperwork has been handed to the SS who took a trip out to our block for an initial viewing. I got this info from the new neighbour…

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