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2 months2 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

We went with 2.7 down stairs and 2.5 upstairs. Worth the money to go 2.7 for sure.

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Have you considered just running out an auction and seeing what happens with that?

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Have you got a link to your ad at all?

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

They might be doing the bulkhead out of the cabinetry?

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8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

I assume it bleeds like Merbeau when it’s wet and unsealed. Up to you but I’d go with Cutek and you will love the result. Water pretty much beads off…

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8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

What type of timber is it? Merbeau? Cutek is a good brand that I’ve used on large areas of Merbeau and it lasts well in direct sun light. Don’t go…

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
project builders - your experience

We built we Metricon for our first home back in 2015 on ththe Gold Coast. We were pretty much an entry level house with them and found we sort of…

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8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

That’s good. Looking on austral they might be around $300 per 1000 bricks more than the standard ones we have to pick from but I’ll know for sure on a…

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

Thanks for that. Was it much of a cost from a standard selection brick? I’m building with NuTrend on the Gold Coast.

8 months8 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

Can I ask why the name of the dark colour we bricks are? We’re looking at going the same colour but can’t find the name of them. I’ve found industrial…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

I’ll definitely hold back with having those high expectations for the time being and wait it out haha. Get that house sold 👍🏻

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9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Yeah you’d think second time around it’s a lot easier haha. weve has major headaches for the past 3 and a half months with our builder but finally got there…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Hopefully once you have sold and finished the new place you look back and laugh at how you got there. Crazy how they can just walk away and you have…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

That’s so unlucky. Sometimes it goes good and sometimes it goes bad. We did 7 day building and pest and 7 day finance but our buyer didn’t need finance so…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Oh ok not building far away then? We not long sold in Coomer Retreat and snagged a 1000m block around the corner otherwise we would have looked over there. Hope…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Where is your house that you are selling?

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
How much $$/sqm should you pay?

Soil was M class and we had a site cut allowance already. We did go for some nice upgrades but it was all pretty much covered in the initial prelim.…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
How much $$/sqm should you pay?

Just seemed so far off that we were never going to achieve close to the initial quote. Most of the upgrades were in that quote. So I have to wonder…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
How much $$/sqm should you pay?

We were initially quoted a base price of $324,000 for a 300sqm double story. By the time we added some desired upgrades the prelim quote came in at $375,000. We…

9 months9 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Tiled hob in showers issue

We’re just about to sign off on our plans and our builder has sprung an addition on our bathrooms. They want to put in a 70mm high tiled hob in…

Tiled hob in showers issue
10 months10 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

So what is going to be in that gap now? Surely they can’t leave it empty?

10 months10 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

That’s reasonable. We have been given a rough upgrade allowance of 4K for our stair case but we are aiming for a centre Black metal post with wire bulastrade. I’m…

10 months10 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Looks great mate. We’re doing a straight set of stairs also in open tread but haven’t got a complete quote of costing for it. Can I ask what yours was…

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

I had a play just before with the ground floor but I just have the demo version. Can you draw over your existing plans if you pay for the upgraded…

Double story floor plan issues
11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Some people also hate draughts between the floors and on the staircase :)
You’re losing me here haha.

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

It is generally NOT a very good idea to have a staircase facing you entrance door.
At the very minimum, if you decide to sell your house in the future,…

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

I wasn’t sure about that with the stairs so thanks for clarifying that. I’m thinking that we could relocate the stairs to the hallway which is what we wanted in…

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Yeah I saw someone post about that app before and have had some goes at it. Just got to get my head past this floor plan and try and get…

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Yeah I’d like the WIR to be straight off the ensuite so you walk through the WIR and into the ensuite and have closet on either side and then have…

11 months11 monthsBrenton41Brenton41 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

That’s an option but I think my partner likes the idea of having a vanity inside the WC also. As I said above I think we will run the WC…

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