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8 months8 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

When we designed our home it was looking like everyone would be returning to work....ha. So I didn't push hard for an extra study but I so wish I did…

9 months9 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

This forum has been so helpful in educating me about windows. I couldn't get much of an opinion on Thermaline when we were considering it but when I asked for…

9 months9 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Water run-off

Looking for some advice about how to manage water run off from our neighbours. Two of the blocks behind us have built their blocks up quite high without any retaining…

9 months9 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

How is your build going Cupcake?

10 months10 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
South-Hampton style kitchen

Hi Roopa,
I didn't build with Metricon, but I know that upgrading to shaker style cabinetry was going to cost well over 3k just for the cupboard doors. Thermal wrap is…

10 months10 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

I agree with darb74 that all of these things are really important.
However, if you want to make requests like these be aware…

10 months10 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Basalt vs Surfmist?

If you are looking to simplify, I am a big fan of:
keeping the roof, fascia and gutters all the same colour
matching the downpipes to whatever the wall colour is…

10 months10 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

I wanted to change the weatherboard colour, but they wouldn't let us. Do you have any regrets?
Oh, I'm sorry they wouldn't let you change.
I was worried about our…

10 months10 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

Hi Cupcake,
Yes, its all done now and we are in! I will take some photos of our cladding if you like. We have Greyology 1 on our gable and Surfmist…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Crossover

Interested in how a crossover is calculated

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

During our colour selection, I couldn't decide on a render colour. It was driving me crazy. Then I walked passed an old Simonds display home near work and loved everything…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

Same. Totally the same. I can tell you every house in my estate with the same brick and mortar colour as us! Glad its not just me.
Our final render colour…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

There are no timelines on anything, especially when it comes to tradies. I guess they are relying on other people and other jobs and it gets too complicated which I…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

Oh, that is rough! We were so paranoid about dumping before our build but luckily everything that was dumped or blew on was small enough to pick up and dump…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes Grey

How is your build going cupcake2021?

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Can you get LMI back?

I agree Kruss! It seems so unfair to have to pay the full LMI for only the build time. We are the same…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I like your sitting icat.
Does the plan tick all of your boxes in terms of what irks you about your current house?
Do you plan to re-sell or rent in…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

They didn't let us know or explain, it just came through on the plans. Even after we signed off on the plans the setback changed without a variation or notification,…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

Hopefully that will be the only change because of the neighbours. I can sympathise because ours got moved back and shoved over another full metre killing our side yard as…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

That's exciting for an April start. Not too far away now.
It can be hard to sit with all the selections without starting to second guess! I have been back to…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

You are right. For sure.
Sometimes they push the setback back to match neighbours plans. Are either side of you ahead in their planning stages?

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

Hey Cupcake2021,
We ended up choosing greyology1 for our walls.
I can't remember what sample was suggested to me but it was warm.
Have you made a choice now?
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1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I assume you have already investigated doing an addition to your existing, or adding a studio, so I won't open that can of worms!
The other thing I thought of for…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

It's exciting to be starting again. I imagine a little easier now you have been through the process before.
I found GJ hard to get a quote from. Not sure if…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Slab questions

I had the same question when I was shopping for builders.
Our salesperson said there was no choice of slab because they had to go with what their engineer said…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Installing skylights post-build

So I shouldn't ever do any additions to my house in fear of my warranty?

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Carlisle homes: Should I sign an incorrect document?

I sympathise that the plans included are not the latest copy.
Can you ask for a copy of the variation forms to sign at the same time?
Our builder was the…

1 year1 yearCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Colour questions?

Have you got access to any building sites that might have an offcut of the Surfmist roofing?
The paper colour sample looks different from the actual material and can look…

2 years2 yearsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Opinion on Laundry

Where is the flat? Will the user have access to a main laundry? How is it going to be used? Is the weather suitable for drying? Is there outdoor space?
Two…

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