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Craigburn2008

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Joined 14 May 2008
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13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Windows centred in room

Hi all,
Well the builder has got back to me and, whilst I don't understand exactly what they are going to do, they are going to cut the bricks differently so…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Windows centred in room

Hi all,
Thanks for your replies. It was three windows in question, the study, our master bedroom at the front of the house and the toilet. We have contacted…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Windows centred in room

Hi all,
Has anyone had problems with windows not being centred in a wall when the plan shows this. I'm still doing some investigation and apparently it does depend on…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Floating timber floors

Thanks Dukekamaya,
It makes me feel better to know that we should just pick the wood that we prefer and not worry about the small difference in the hardness rating.
In relation…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Floating timber floors

Hi all,
I never realised picking timber flooring would be so hard. I am seriously considering the Boral engineered timber floors in either the Blackbutt or Stringybark. I know…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Front garden design

Hi Fu Mancha,
The house is located in the Adelaide Hills at Craigburn Farm, near Blackwood and Belair.

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Front garden design

Hi StoneCutter,
We will have a rainwater tank (approx 5000L litres so not huge) but it will be used for the rear garden and plumbed into the toilet. So I…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Front garden design

Hi all,
I am currently trying to plan our front garden while our house is being built. D@n kindly put together a photoshop of what our front facade will look…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Slab question (calling all engineers)

Hi Joles,
I'm asking the question because I have been advised by a few different building inspectors in SA that even small cracks in the slab are weak points and that,…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Slab question (calling all engineers)

Hi Borg,
How long does it take until the slab can protect itself from cracking? Should I be wetting it down for the first week, two weeks etc? Also,…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Slab question (calling all engineers)

Hi all,
I have heard that if your slab is being poured in hot weather (ours is being poured next week when it is meant to be high 30's) that it…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

To put my house into perspective, here are two of the display homes on my street:
Scott Salisbury:

Medallion homes:

Here is the link to where we are building if anyone is interested:

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Thanks guys. I think that I have pretty well made the decision to stay with what we have decided. I'm sure that I will still wonder about it…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Has anyone else got any opinions? We are not far away from a site start so I want to make sure that I have considered everything before I make…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Thanks for that D@n.
The battons on the gables will be charcoal to match the roof with the infills in paperbark. At this stage we have picked paperbark for the…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Thanks so much for that D@n. Your photoshop skills are much better than mine.
A few of the colours are in the wrong spot but that really helps me to…

House facade
13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Hi all,
I have finally worked out how to post my frontage for comment as well:

If anyone could take the time to photoshop my colour selections onto my frontage I would…

House facade
13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
House facade

Hi all,
I am building a house in South Australia in a new node of an existing estate. When we purchased the block of land there were no houses in…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Building in SA!

Hi all,
My name is Tina and we are building a home with Hickinbotham at Craigburn Farm (Blackwood Park). My husband and I are in our mid twenties so no…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Tapered Columns

Hi Juzzo,
Who are you building with?

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Recommend Adelaide House Building Inspector?

How are things going with your house DeeElle? Have all of the issues been resolved?

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Recommend Adelaide House Building Inspector?

Hi echizen,
We are also building in Adelaide. What area of Adelaide are you building in?

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park

Thanks Fu Mancha,
I will have a look at those links now.

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
THANK YOU PERFECT GROUT! (CRAIG)

Hi all,
Does anyone know of a similar service in Adelaide?

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Stormwater detention tank

Hi all,
I have actually found out that in the particular part of the estate that I am building I don't need a stormwater detention tank because the developers set it…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park

Hi all,
I am hoping to save some money and either propogate plants before we move into our new house or purchase some plants now (while they are small) and let…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Natnat's house Land Update. We have curb and guttering!

Hi natnat,
You shouldn't need to allow quite as much as us to upgrade. Our site costs are quite high because we are building a split level at Blackwood Park.…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Natnat's house Land Update. We have curb and guttering!

Hi natnat,
We are building through Hickinbotham ( which is the same company as Statesman) and would suggest that there are likely to be a number of upgrades that you will…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Stormwater detention tank

Hi all,
Thanks for your replies. After reading about Riksters retention tank I got a bit worried. I have done some ringing around and Casa2 is correct that if…

13 years13 yearsCraigburn2008Craigburn2008 posted:
Stormwater detention tank

Hi all,
We have just found out that our council requires us to have a minimum 2000L stormwater detention tank. To be honest I had never heard of the concept…

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