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Joined 17 July 2010
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5 years5 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

I've finally updated our with the latest landscaping pictures.
After 12 months everything is going really well, I think the only real problem (and not a very big problem) was…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
knock downs and re-builds

We had the pool installed first, it was on a separate permit and did not affect the house permit. However we did have a builders temp fence around it.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Online status from builders

Do any of the volume builders use online sites to communicate build progress and status, share documents etc?
If so, what was your experience?
My experience of an account manager between…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping

Our alfresco slab was lower than the floor so when we had the decking installed on top of slab it comes to the same level. There is a small "bump"…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping

Mark and Kerrie,
See the thread in my signature to see how a few of us went with Henley over the past 12 months in Melbourne.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
300mm kitchen bench overhang with 20mm stone

CC101,
No, there is still enough gap between the stools and the bench that you don't bump your knees.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
300mm kitchen bench overhang with 20mm stone

Here is a picture of our bench:

(Changed the image link, hopefully this one works...)

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
300mm kitchen bench overhang with 20mm stone

Our 20mm stone bench over hangs 460mm from the cupboards but the builder installed a board underneath it do the over hang is effectively only 100mm.
If you want I can…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Show me your Mocha Bricks...... please

We have Boral Mocha bricks, see my signature for links to my thread and blog with pictures.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Henley Emperor 45

Looking forward to your updates.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
CFL Downlights

We just built a house with large sealed downlights:

Right now we have CFL's, although not very good ones, I'll definitely follow some links and see if we can find better…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Ger,
Happy New Year to you and the family.
Glad you are also enjoying having space again, the difference for us is this is the first time we have lived here, although…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Finally I have put a large update on the with all the landscaping pics.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

I'm overdue a big post on all the landscaping, so I'll try to do that today and I'll include some of the costs.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

I've sent an email to Henley today after we noticed a crack through the garage floor. Fingers crossed this is not too serious...
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Henley vs Porter Davis

Kerry,
Which plans and what are you looking for in your new house?
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Welcome to the forum.
Sorry, can't help you with your questions, but please go through this thread and my for other suggestions with this floor plan and building with Henley.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Trudy,
Happy new year.
I have to agree, the pool does look awesome, Gardenridge did a great job! It's had a lot of use this past week.
We can't way to see some…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
knock downs and re-builds

We were in the other boat, we purchased the house to knock it down, we only went through the house once to confirm it was not worth saving. It was…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Trudy,
What have you done? You have stated you have floor to ceiling shoe shelves! I'm not going to hear the end of it from MrsChatz....
We are very happy for you…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
knock downs and re-builds

Edscl,
We just finished our knockdown and rebuild. Link to thread is in my signature.
Chatz

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Pool fence is done, kids in pool, we actually made it with 5 days to Christmas!

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Trudy, we hope your week finishing off your home is coming together as planned.
At our end the landscaping is nearly done, we are just waiting for the pool fence. The…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Woot! Congratulations Trudy

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Our Monaco Q1 - Mernda Villages - Frame Pictures uploaded

Mak_,
Henley were really good about us having a pool installed first, as long as there was at least a temp safety fence, it was more than a few metres from…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Trudy,
Our admin and SS were fine with having an inspector, they seemed to expect it. They emphasised how important it was to get the report to Henley quickly but did…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

We are really impressed with the landscapers. They keep the site clean, they have helped organise and work with our other contractors, including the pool company. Communication has been great.…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Trudy,
I am enjoying India, there is just so much to see, taste and smell! Poverty and insanely rich living next to each other, with so many things done with cheap…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

I can confirm Mrs Chatz has been raging at me at 3am in the morning (in India) about the lack of Internet.
Can I just say we can never ever complain…

6 years6 yearschatzchatz posted:
Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Things haven't slowed down around here. Today we had landscapers, pool and outside blind people all working around the house.
The landscapers, Gardenridge, aren't cheap but they are doing an awesome…

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