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2 years2 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Indoor decorative panels/screens - where to get?

Check out Deco Panel. We saw them at the home show a few years back. Brisbane based.

2 years2 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

It's been a couple of years but fairly sure we went with the Plymouth facade.
We did alter master layout slightly leading to reduced balcony projection, unexpectedly also reducing…

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4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

I just wanted to also say if your builder tried to install "technika" branded canopy rangehood do anything you can to get something else.
Absolute rubbish. So rubbish we are ripping…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

We were quoted 272,900 base price, minus 10,000 for some sales promotion (so, 262,900).
They provided "free" upgrades to the value of 30k. This does not go far if you get…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

To be honest we just loved the floor plan of the Harcrest (with a few mods) and went with it. Plantation had some amazing options too but this one just…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

defiantly the same door. Measured from bottom of the door, the metal face plate starts at 96cm. The door handle hidden behind is at 110cm.
Maybe yours just looks…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

In the very beginning, like before showers had been used a couple of times, there was a slight sewer smell. This only lasted a couple of days, if that.

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Ah. We had a locksmith install it for us. Initially Simonds installed the regular/standard round knob kind and we changed the whole thing (Gainsborough Omni Tri lock from memory). I'll…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

One thing I forgot to mention was that when we first had handover, I was deeply underwhelmed by our colour choices and was afraid we'd made some terrible mistakes.
Once the…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Reviving a bit of an old thread due to interest via a PM about our experience with Simonds, and also some photos of the final product that I ment to…

4 years4 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Hi Nick,
Wow it has been a crazy ride. No real issues with the house from a build point of view, just lots more work getting it to feel like a…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

It's Universal brand Authentic Oak Ash White (wide plank format). When it first went down I was horrified that it would be too light.
Now the furniture is going…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

So it's been pretty intense this last week. Blinds and shutters going in, moving, settlement on old house to new buyer.
Simonds are still fixing up a few things…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Haven't forgotten the photos guys, just haven't had a chance to snap more than a couple. We move in tomorrow - will get some proper ones then!

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Exciting news - we have keys and have completed handover.
Not exciting news - several items raised at PCI have not been fixed.
Our site super was away so I guess someone…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Hi aussiepam and others. Sorry it's a bit of a blur at the moment with the house but more so work trying to finalize a big project.
So we have handover…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
External Colour Scheme

It's too late for us to use now, we have PCI on Tuesday, but "digital decorator" (google it) looks really awesome for mocking up color schemes.
I heard about it on…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Simonds Sanctuary Brisbane Colour selection pics.

Nice color scheme Ru. That's the color kitchen benchtop we are going to swap ours to after handover I think (looks like latte ceaserstone).
We are getting kitchen cupboards post handover.…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Pretty sure it's the Plymouth. We shrank our balcony a bit so it might look a bit non-standard.
Hope that helps :) I linked our actual floor…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Hi tomcat,
Didn't have an electronic copy but here's the exterior details. I can give you internals too if you want.
Bricks - boral qld, "new series colours" "new chocolate"
Expansion joints…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Hi tomcat, ur and aussiepam!
Thanks for the kind words. It must just be me who isn't loving the colour scheme :)
Tomcat I will dig up the…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

We have a driveway!

Also I'm finally getting an idea of the landscaping style we will go for after handover.
I'm going to repaint the weatherboard a warmer colour and…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Back wall is 1.4m x 22m, side wall around 700mm x 18m. Plus a fence on 3 sides (corner lot)....

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

I must have somehow pleased the building gods - SS called to schedule PCI 8.30am Tue 12th August - less than two weeks! woo hoo!
I'm still struggling with the retaining…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Been a while since I posted, so thought I'd give an update to say "no update".
We passed the SS's rough estimate for PCI last Friday - looks like a lot…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Hi again,
No problem answering questions! The door is pivot 1200mm and was $1740.
If you want I can just shoot you over a copy if the entire contract we signed…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Yay for the underwood office - that's exactly where we went :)
Obviously it was over 6 months ago when we started all this so prices will…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Picking colours is so hard.. I think you are right saying chocolate floor to ceiling will be too dark though?
When we went to the tile appointment they were able…

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Mmm no not from the top looking back toward the stairs. When we get in there next (two weeks I guess) I'll take one for you

5 years5 yearsbrissyguybrissyguy posted:
Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Ah sorry I almost forgot! We've been madly running around organising stuff for post handover.
Here's some pics from last week. We were on site for about 6 hours waiting for…

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