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7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Hi, I'm after some recommendations in this area too.
Can someone help please?

7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
flyscreens for extra large entry doors / sliding glass doors

Thank you! That's exactly what I was thinking of.....

7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What's the difference?

What's the difference between exposed aggregate and pebble crete?
What is this driveway below done in?

What's the difference?
7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?

Hi, I have a very wide driveway of approx 72m2.
I was thinking about doing what I think is a charcoal coloured pebblecrete and boardering it with pavers. See picture:

Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?
7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Getting rid of excess bricks from builder over ordering

Thanks for the feedback everyone... still not really sure what to do though.
We don't require them for retaining as we already have sandstone retaining walls planned. We were thinking about…

7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Getting rid of excess bricks from builder over ordering

Our bricking is complete on our new home but we still have 6 pallets of unused bricks sitting on our block!
What do I do with them?
Is there are…

7 years7 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Vertical gardens

Hi everyone,
We have an almost 10 ft garage wall of bricks that our entertaining/ garden area faces and retaining walls of 1m + regular timber fence height on top of…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

juxt1n - Have you started the process with Clarendon? They give you a list of the std bricks for each location (or you can ask at the brick yard) in…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Personally, I thought the std range was terrible. Australs std was a bit better than PGHs, but it all comes down to personal taste. We chose a PGH brick that…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Do you mean two different colours? I think so, but there would be an additional charge.
You can choose any brick in the std range at no additional cost....any other…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

You don't have to add a facade cost if you are keeping the traditional facade - it's only if you are changing the way the front of your house looks…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hello! Welcome! Another Clarendonite here.
We are building the Kenthurst in Rouse Hill.
So far so good...no complaints about anyone or any experience. Any hiccups we did encounter were dealt with efficiently…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Contract signing

Any advice on what I need to pay particular close attention to? I'm doing this on my own so have no-one to cross check things for me.

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Contract signing

We have already signed for our tender to send our plans to council...now I am booked in to sign our contract tomorrow. They tell me they allow 3 hours for…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

Here are my colours I was talking about:
Espresso is the darker of the 2 greys. the red and silver are metaline splashbacks I was thinking of...obviously you know the pumice…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

Pearl - I am still choosing. I just spoke to my kitchen guy today and he said I could choose from Taubmans, Bristol or DUlix! I thought I could only…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

thanks michelle...will check out.
Pearl - do you mind taking a pic for us please? I don't think I would go 2 different colours either. What does your kitchen look like?

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

What DUlux red would you match to this metaline red colour?

Hang on ...let me find another photo... I took that in unnatural light.
http://www.laminex.com.au/uploads/broch ... ochure.Pdf
I think…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Got to love photoshop

Here's my ******* version! See what I mean about a shanty house?! And I just had to add the dog in there too!

Got to love photoshop
8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
My first ever build - Clarendon Kenthurst!!

How exciting Melissa! It will be interesting to hear how your experience with Blacktown Council goes - we are with Baulkham Hills. Did you decide to use the landscape plan…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Got to love photoshop

Haha! Very cool! Well done! I tried to do the same but don't know the program very well and it landed up looking like a shanty house! That may have…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
Show me your garden. Aquaponics anyone?

What is th aplant with the multi coloured leaf called in the 2nd to last pic. Could it grow in Sydney?

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

wow - I hate the colour swatch but love the splashback. I think my o/head cupboards might be too dark for that red though. They are laminex colour gloss Espresso
Thanks…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23569861/kithcen%20sback.docx
Not sure if that link will work but I started compiling a bunch of coloured glass splashbacks to see if it was red was really what…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
My first ever build - Clarendon Kenthurst!!

Aren't I clever!? I have a blog... I'm new to all this so beare with me and let me gloat a while for being so clever! lol

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
My first ever build - Clarendon Kenthurst!!

Melissa - Woohoo! Great plan...very interesting to compare notes and see what changes come from the orginal plan the builder puts out! Such lovely open living space!
Personally, if I were…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

Michelle...waht's the colour in the south australia kitchen?

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
What shade of Red

OOh! Let's compare notes...I am doing the same thing. I picked up a few Dulux colours the other day to lookl at... I have the swatches stuck on my current…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
My first ever build - Clarendon Kenthurst!!

Yep! Exterior colours done!
Boral contour gunmetal tiles
PGH Black & Tan bricks
Ironstone gutters and downpipes
Evening Haze fascias and windows
Evening Haze tuscan style panel glide garage doors
Grrr... just tried to put…

8 years8 yearsCarolleighCarolleigh posted:
My first ever build - Clarendon Kenthurst!!

Thanks!
I am a little bit anxious of how it will look as we have a lot of cutting and stepping and removal of spoil to do.
The garage door…

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