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West Gippsland, Victoria
Joined 1 January 2008
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13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

Thanks Macy and everyone else for your replies. God, I hate hate hate these kind of things. I have enough things to worry about in my life and now I…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

Thanks guys, I will definitely ring them on Monday and see what they say. I hate nightmares like this :evil:
I will…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

I need some opinions on this, what steps to take, etc...
We built with New Dimension Homes and moved in in April 2007. We were relatively happy with the build, though…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
What changes would you make if you could build another house

This was one of the very few things that we got right the first time around! The "allowance" for electrical was **** (about $4k) which generally allowed for one double…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Thanks for keeping us updated Rikster and Bec!!
Your laundry looks better than our bathrooms :shock: Simply gorgeous!
Can't wait to see the driveway,…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Trend Quantum XP aluminium - with Ovolo bars
Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!
Keep updating this thread with photos pleeeaase!

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Thanks for your updates Rikster, I can't believe I missed your last few posts. Wow, your back garden looks stunning!!!!!! And your daughter's room must be one of the nicest…

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

Thanks Grace for replying to my questions! I am so jealous... we built our house only 2 years ago and I wanted the off white grout, and got it, but…

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

Grace, you seem very happy :) I agree, it is nice to read about great service for a change on this forum!
Could you tell…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Freestanding cooker advice

I also tend to fall over randomly
Sorry, had to laugh at this :D

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for posting more photos and please don't stop!
I LOVE your kitchen and staircase, and your daughter's bay window, I'm jealous!! I'm curious as to what finish…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Are bedroom sizes important?

Our master bedroom is 4.3 x 4.7 and we think it is way too big, we regret not using that extra space somewhere else, such as the lounge or family…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
We have some action...(new pics 24 August 2008)

That is looking great!! I love the stacking doors and how they open up a whole corner of your room to the deck. I also love how close you are…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
All opinions welcome...photos of wood floors.

DH originally wanted them but changed his mind cos' my in laws like to bring ther friend over and there's this one lady that wears stiletto heels and he doesn't…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Home library / reading room???

Also it sends such a wonderful message to children about the beauty and importance of books. Much nicer message than a home theatre in my opinion. And the library of…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Help!! Looking for a cottage style house design - Melbourne

Forgot another one! http://www.longvuehomes.com.au/haw.htm
They have built a beautiful home in the centre of our town, might be worth checking them out!
Els :)

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Home library / reading room???

One wall with books, couple of nice chairs, fireplace and our wall piano.... that's what I want in our next house :)
Els :)

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Help!! Looking for a cottage style house design - Melbourne

Hi
We have built two years but are looking at building again in the near future to really get the house we want.. anyhow, we want to build in a similar…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Homewares Decorating links

I was just about to post a link to potterybarn.com yesterday but didn't get around to it! What a coincidence!
It is my favourite site for inspiration on furniture etc., absolutely…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
timber flooring --- one colour throughout?

I'm no expert either, but I would never pick different colours for timber flooring in one and the same house.
Els

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Anyone have timber floors throughout, ie. no carpet?

Thanks myriam!
I have thought about it a lot and taking into consideration all the experiences and thoughts posted here, but in the end I feel like we should go with…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Anyone have timber floors throughout, ie. no carpet?

Thank you for all the replies! I only just got around to checking in again, been working hard all day :wink: Seriously

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Anyone have timber floors throughout, ie. no carpet?

Coming from Belgium I really had to get used to the Australian way of building. Now we have just built a house in Gippsland in 2006 but we are keen…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Cat park

That looks great! Do the cats get to run above your clothes line even? Wow! Do they have any protection against the sun too for summer?
Could you please PM…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Stunning! My favourite colours are the study, and both kids' bedrooms!! Your girl's bedroom looks unreal, I dreamt of having a room like that when I was younger.
Well done to…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Stunning!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the white panelling on the walls, I want that in our next house! And your kitchen... dream kitchen! Can't wait to see more photos,…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Demolishing a house - what are the regulations?

We won't knock down the house we just built, of course!! Don't be silly :)
Yes, after only 2 years, and we are itching to…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Don't want my house anymore...

Yep, totally understand where you're coming from.... currently going through the same dilemma...
Sounds like a great plan, good luck with it!!
Els :)

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Fantastic news, congratulations on the arrival of your new baby boy!!! :) :) :)
Love the photo of your…

13 years13 yearsElsEls posted:
Demolishing a house - what are the regulations?

Thank you :)
We built in a semi-rural estate (1 acre) two years ago but want to build again to get the house we really wanted…

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