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3 years3 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Mount Barker Thread

Hi there!
We built on a flat block in the Orchard section of Bluestone, so we were quite lucky... Less than $20k in site costs, and no rock :)

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building with simonds homes is SA

I don't doubt it...
But it isn't always the same for every single one of their builds.
Especially state by state. Different trades and SS's.
Just because your mate had a bad…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building with simonds homes is SA

With all due respect, I think we hear that about every builder at some point...
"I know x, y, z who say they wouldn't touch builder a, b and c…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building with simonds homes is SA

Our build with Simonds was built in 19 weeks, site cut to keys.
We had an independent inspector at every stage who picked minor issues that were rectified straight away.
We…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Thanks McLaren!
Pretty much Merbau decking to match the deck all along the width of the deck, opposite the stackers - just to close it in.

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Thanks everyone!
Such lovely comments... definitely more pics to come as we complete more things on the very loooong list! hehe

No worries Mr Bee, they are the Caroma Leda Vasque.…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Oh my Goodness... I have been so so lazy in updating!
Things have been crazy the last couple of months and doing all sorts of stuff house related has kept…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?

Ours is in the garage. They aren't the prettiest things, not hideous - but still, I prefer to have it out of the way.
Having bulky power supplies on a…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
The dreaded Christmas shutdown

We are living on a brand new street. As a result there is a lot of construction happening at neighbouring houses... A few of the builders we haven't seen tradies…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Harcrest - Adelaide Build

Welcome Aussiepam!
Very interested to hear your build story and see it progress.
We had a really great experience with Simonds and would definitely use them again. We've heard some very…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Yanchep RedInk build...Keys - and fence!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss...
Truly a terrible time to go through and experience.
Thinking of you and your family and wishing you love and strength over…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Help me find this laminate

It's absolutely beautiful. I thought it just had to be a veneer...
Oh well!
I'd be very interested to see what it actually is... I'd love it if i could…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Help me find this laminate

I think that actually may be a timber veneer with a gloss.
Not a laminex/melamine product. If you do some image searches of ""Timber veneer gloss kitchen" you'll see very…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Who pays for electricity during build?

Yeah there were no extra charges. :-)
Just the usage costs themselves.

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Who pays for electricity during build?

Tc, our water bull during the build was 3kl, so less than $7 in water charges. Barely anything on top of the normal supply charge.
The power was minimal also,…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Wow... that is coming along so so well!
Looking so much more like a house now you can see the room shapes. Very exciting times!

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Door bell

We killed two birds with one stone...
We needed a new cordless phone set up, and whilst shopping we noticed this Telstra one came with a wireless video doorbell set up.
It…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Ohhh looking so good :-)
Love the note from the SS by the way! haha
SS's are so funny.

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Metricon Phoenix Adelaide - landscaping

Loved Breaking Bad... One of my favourites
Congrats on the bricks starting, that's awesome :-)

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Avalon Adelaide [Pre-site]

YAY TC!!
Bring on the building!! :-)

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Melsie 68

Hahahaha!!
I got all excited and thought someone wanted to chat, turns out she wanted my money... Or lack of it.
I just said on another post that she/he/it must be…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Avalon Adelaide [Pre-site]

Hahaha she tried to rip me off too!
What a silly girl... Going on a building forum to attempt to spam and scam people? We're all broke from building!
I…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Melsie 68

Did they have something really important to discuss?? And to email them at some yahoo.com account?
If so, yes indeed I did.
Lol

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

I think the place will just "pop" completely when all the gardens are in... It's a lovely colour brick :-)
They're building with Sterling.
We were wondering…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Looking fabulous!!! So grand :-)
The two storey house being built next to us is at the exact same stage you are. They had their garage roof…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Metricon Phoenix Adelaide - landscaping

Nah, don't have enough a certain building "specialty" and besides I'm just happy posting and sharing the love with all the people I've come in to contact with!
Lol Justheart!…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Thanks guys!
Very happy. Room just needs the pictures above the bed and it's pretty well done :-)
Haha Rache! It will always have the memory of me…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Thanks TC! No sunlight streaming in the windows for us tomorrow... :-)
They're only 85% room darkening ones, so they hang nice and softly without the…

4 years4 yearsdeluxesdeluxes posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Hahaha well if you don't laugh, you cry... And get really angry!
He finally got up and put some pants on shortly after 4pm. With some help from me (directing)…

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