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Gildea

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1 month1 monthGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Build took approx 12 months (was contracted for 9).
Workmanship has been okay - some bits fine some bits poor most of it on par with other project home builders.…

1 month1 monthGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Main items would have been
2.74m cieling up and down
Double glazing throughout
Step down to rear (3.1m)
Kitchen / stone work throughout
3mx2m fixed window
Staircase
Upgrading flooring

5 months5 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Feature wall blue recommendation for kids bedroom

Yacht Race - Porters Paints

8 months8 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Hi! Our house is 380m2. We did a lot of upgrades, I don't have an exact total handy but it would be close to $700k. I'm sure we could…

8 months8 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]

Agreed with amileka, make the void a little smaller to line up with kitchen, you could make a great en suite like in the Rawson Cheilfy 40:

10 months10 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Upper floor ceiling height, windows, eves and ceiling fans

Some councils won't allow windows to be below a certain height, for example we where required to have a minimum of 1500mm from floor to sill height on second story…

11 months11 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Builder mistake

Change to a toilet with built in basin? https://images.victorianplumbing.co.uk/ ... OMGG_p.jpg
That way you can have the door open internally and hinged on the right hand side.

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11 months11 monthsGildeaGildea posted:
Distance between House and Pool

Anything over 1100 will be fine. You'll likely also need to encase the sewer unless its less then 1m deep as your pool will be sitting in the zone of…

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1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

Guess I had a reasonable neighbor then... In our old place when building the fence, I simply asked him what they would like to do, either fence all the way…

1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
Fire alarm by Clarendon Homes

Are you sure they aren't hardwired with a battery backup?
They typically chirp to let you know to replace the battery even if they are hard wired.

1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Small Update, site cutout complete, framing for slab complete, slab pluming complete, waffle pods and reo delivered. Slab was meant to be poured tomorrow, but given this morning we had…

1 year1 yearGildeaGildea posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Hi All,
Thought it would be worth while to share my story so far with Fairmont Homes. They are a small to medium sized home builder in NSW, and it's awfully…

10 years10 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Sorry, I know grass will grow if I placed it ontop of said mix, but if I just but composte/sand in the hole, without putting new grass on top, will…

10 years10 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

No grass would grow there would it? or will the grass grow throw the holes (there not massive, biggest one is prob 15cm x15cm)... Or do I have to buy…

10 years10 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Sounds good.
What about the weeds that look like grass that aren't EZ grass? Looks like this http://www.forevergreenlc.com/images/Foxtail2.JPG
but not so dark where all the grass meets?
EDIT: And…

10 years10 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

Whats the best stuff to use to get rid of unwanted weeds on ~3month old EZ grass?
I think there is like 5 different weed things... Winter grass, bindii, clovers, you…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Anyone building with Eden Brae and using PGH bricks???

Thats generally what happens :)
EB will no doubt quote for the whole house though - so be specific about it.

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Okay well - the fun starts! :)
Settlement postponed till Monday 10/05 thanks to the painters not showing up on Thursday when they where supposed to, which…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Time frame from PCI to Handover

Now the 03/05, one more thing fixed on our list....
*sigh* SS said possibly settlement on the 07/05...
Every week it just seems to get pushed back, I've really just had enough...…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

*sigh* Setlltement pushed back again now expected to be the 07/05...

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Ahhhh....
Got the edreeded phone call - no ETA will know by end of week. I'm going to cry...

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Time frame from PCI to Handover

We had out PCI on the 13/04, its now the 25/04 and only one thing on our PCI list is fixed (35 to go)... A bloody joke if you ask…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

omg WTF...
Lets hope its your street!
That or Telstra smartened up and is going to reroute to elderslie exchange.

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!

Hayters quoted me $10.5ea, and said we can work out a discount - I pushed on how much but they wouldn't tell me... seemed odd. I'll go ask for phil.

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

The elite devices are upto 21Mbps.
Not sure why you would be waiting until July for a fixed line :S seems strange as the area is already in the cable records…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Fridge cavity vs fridge size?

60-70cm is usually normal.
The doors will stick out infront of the cavity other wise you might have issues opening them fully.
You might find the firdge is 75cm depth with Handles…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Fence with integrated retaining wall

Hi,
we need to build some retaining walls in our block, the LHS and RHS of the house we would like this to be Part of the fence.
We are planing to…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!

What aggregate did you use to fill the blocks? Crushed concrete?
EDIT: On that note, where did you get them for $7.42, best I've found is $8.15ea

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Isn't it fun :)
Handover should be "before the 30th of April"
Lets see how accurate his prodictions are :)
On that note, we pick…

11 years11 yearsGildeaGildea posted:
Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

PCI on the 13/04, Handover *should* be the 23/04
Wooohooo :)

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