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1 d1 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

PAINTING UNDERWAY....
So in the end we slightly altered our paint selections. We were wanting a light grey on the walls and some decent contrast to the trims/doors so we…

4 d4 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD

Trades all have their own master keys, so typically there is no ‘hidden’ key. You can ask your builder for a key though. We have one but it…

9 d9 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

PAINT COLOURS
After talking to our painter Friday about colours we went and checked out his own build (currently being painted). He had originally chosen Dulux 'Half Silver Tea Set'…

11 d11 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Hi Amilelka the study width is 1800mm and 5370mm long. We had actually max'd out that section of house and we had…

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria
11 d11 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

BRICKS, CARPENTRY FIX COMPLETED.....READY FOR PAINTING
We've had a few trades onsite most days this past couple of weeks, including:
Bricking completed
Carpentry 'fix' done (archs, skirts & doors hung etc)
Robes, linen closets…

14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
$100 for 2017 Henley Brochure

Not sure how showing an old brochure will assist you? You signed a contract that would clearly indicate your specifications and inclusions. Most brochures have disclaimers anyhow that…

14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Henley brochure

Yeah if you are supposed to have double glazing it will be in your contract....and also possibly marked on your construction plans.

14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Bathroom cabinetry and tiles colours look good....and wow your progress is fast. We had slab down in late Jan and we have only just had carpentry fix (skirts, archs…

14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

One thing we recently discovered was the shelving height in the robes for our boys bedrooms was set @1660mm. We didn't realise this was the builder's standard height, and when…

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14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Hi, we have used laminated glass in most of our windows, as part of the double glazing system. So for example our main living area windows/door are 6.38mm clear…

14 d14 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Thanks very much hillsbuilds. That is definitely helpful to me. Your images show very neat framing and yes those black…

15 d15 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Advice on customised floor plan

Don’t worry too much some of these things are just personal preference. With the kitchen try to envisage being in there and how you will use it. Eg.…

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Advice on customised floor plan

...and you probably already know the front bedroom door blocks the entry to the ensuite? Not sure what other option you have other than flip the entry to ensuite<>robe?…

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Advice on customised floor plan

Why don’t you position the oven/cooktop on the bench opposite the island? Not sure I would want both sink and cooktop beside each other?

17 d17 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Hi we are holding off on a battery setup for now.....will see what happens with pricing etc in the next year or two. Our 2nd 6kw system (if installed?)…

17 d17 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Hey Hillsbuild...because I am still not happy with some of our door (& window) framing when you get a chance could you please show a pic or two and comment…

17 d17 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

“Some of our solar panels are being installed today. We have 40 going in, in total, facing North, East and.....”
Nice sized system. What inverter setup are you going?
We are…

25 d25 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Broken Glass Pane In Double Glazed Window

This sounds stupid to me, as double glazed units are properly (hermatically?) sealed to prevent moisture entering the void etc. So simply replacing one pane in situ isn’t appropriate…

28 d28 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

The DPC is the (typically) black plastic strip that is installed below the course of bricks that also include your weep holes. This in theory will prevent moisture migrating…

28 d28 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

I’m no expert on rising damp...but I would digging down under bricks alongside concrete slab (go fairly deep into soil) and see if they maybe forgot to install the plastic…

28 d28 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

CORNICE COMPLETED
Went onsite early to seal up the tears in the wall wrap caused when the plumbers removed the hot water service recess box. We had a few trades…

29 d29 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

MORE BRICKING THIS WEEK....WE HOPE
Our brickie crew have been pulled onto a couple of other jobs unfortunately this past week or so...and of course the weather was pretty good for…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Thanks for the reply. We have all awning windows, with main areas in magnum (616 series) and the rest of the house (bedrooms, bathrooms etc) in the 517 series.…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Your build progress and quality looks good from the images. Hey are those awnings AWS 517 series? Look similar frame design to some of ours.
Do you have…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Am I being too fussy??

Howdy,
Re: the split in the window 'reveal' we've got a couple I have noticed on our build. The main one one the sliding door I notice they used liquid…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Process of going to Fair Trading , and is it even worth it?

My advice is if the defects are mostly cosmetic I would consider letting them go. But anything that will potentially impact the longer term structural integrity of the building I…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Shower Bases Screeded, Bricking Started & Water Damage
We've had a few different trades onsite this past week, including our SS & plasterer to inspect some water damage following the big…

2 months2 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Lot orientation for future house E/W vs N/S

Interesting question, I'm not that familiar with the Vic ResCode apart from some parameters we had to deal with relating to a single story such as >1m of clear sky…

2 months2 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Lot orientation for future house E/W vs N/S

Hi, we have the past year or so going through this in relation to buying a block and designing a house. We built 10 years ago with the front…

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2 months2 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
NBN point in your new house.

Hi, we are at plaster and bricking stage ourselves and the NBN setup was also a concern for us early on. Our builder (electrician) ran a separate conduit underground…

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