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1 month1 monthGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

We also had a steep driveway..... our quotes ranged from about $6000 to $20,000! I think the $20k guy just didn't want to do it, but figured if we were…

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4 months4 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

For us, it was about 7 weeks after gyprock (6 weeks after skirtings)...... our doors weren't put on till after they were painted, which was about 3 weeks before pci.

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4 months4 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

If it was just a matter of turning the doors, it sounds simple enough! Hopefully that’s all it takes!!

4 months4 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

jol0 ...... this was the post from martinsharmony about their kitchen...... hope it helps!

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4 months4 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

I would want the grain to match up ..... it would do my head in if they didn’t!! 😳😳😳

5 months5 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

We had Luna white bench tops .... love it !!

5 months5 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
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The original design of our house didn't have high ceilings, but due to the slope of the land and putting a split level into the design, we ended up with…

6 months6 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

#1 ..... generally yes, but they didn't/couldn't with ours. We were getting a deck on after handover, and until the deck was done, there was a sliding door that opened…

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6 months6 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

we were quite happy with the included tiles so didn't need to upgrade at all. with air-con, the system on offer could only cool/heat one zone at a time, so…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Hi SK ...... looking back through my blog, I discovered that our stacker doors were actually only increased from 2.1m to 2.4m. Sorry for misleading you! As we no longer…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

I've fixed my blog so that the pics are all there again. Re-doing the pics was like re-living the whole experience!!
Our site supervisor had his good and bad points.…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Exciting times ahead!! Take lots of pics at your colour appt..... great to look back on while you're waiting to see it all come together!

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
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Not Calderwood Valley, but not too far away! We built in Gerringong...... are building in Calderwood? If so, you'll probably have the same Site Supervisor we had..... if his initials…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Things may have changed since we built our house..... back then our house design included two pot drawers, but the kitchen was mostly cupboards. We changed two sets of cupboards…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

we had the yes/mansion packages, but what's included depends on the design of the kitchen of each individual house. and yes, pull out bins are certainly available from bunnings/ikea/etc. We…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Maybe sliding door heights are different to stacker door height options? Maybe that's why they said they could only do 2.4m?
Each set of pot drawers was $525. We also…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

We didn't experience them trying to talk us in to anything, so hopefully that won't happen for you either. We built a bit over three years ago so prices will…

7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

We built with Masterton in 2014, in a new estate in the same town that we already lived. But with new estates come many other factors..... way too many neighbours,…

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7 months7 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Hi sparrowsnest! I was reading your journey and thought I would post a couple of pics, in case you are still concerned about changing your bathroom windows and the privacy…

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11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Cliveas do well in shady spots. I've had them under trees in a previous house, and I rarely watered them and they did really well. :)

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

i expect its fairly standard practice. Plus, you're looking at worst case scenario..... we only had the one ss, they claimed about 6 weeks in rain delays (and they were…

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11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
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Our rain days were calculated as they occurred..... we received a letter every time the rain (or when they were roofing, the wind affected them as well) letting us know…

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

yep, we're the same with towels..... we always buy super soft bath sheets, and I doubt the ones M were giving would have been ones I would use anyway.

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

woohoo!!!!! happy days! its nice when you can finally say that its all done!!

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Gorgeous!! Been in for 3 months and nearly finished painting....... and getting the plantation shutters installed today. Love living on acreage!! :) :)

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
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I've seen a lot of peeps here get towels..... but we also got zip! I figured that our SS was/is just getting himself a nice collection by not handing them…

11 months11 monthsGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Hi Pommie..... you are quite right in saying that the SS is crucial to getting the build done. We only had the one SS during our build, but he was…

1 year1 yearGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

That looks soooooo much better!!!! It would have done my head in the way they originally installed it!!! 🤗🤗🤗

1 year1 yearGillyMGillyM posted:
Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Not sure if it's the same for every job, but I know the guy who did ours also did all the skirtings and architraves. Only know this as I had…

1 year1 yearGillyMGillyM posted:
Building on a cul-de-sac triangle shaped block

we built about 2 and a half years ago with Masterton. We started with one of their designs and changed lots of it! we added rooms, changed the design to…

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