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9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Builders Standard Range tiles in particular Wisdom Homes

Hi Anna,
We used tiles from the standards builders range for our bathroom. The only extra was the feature tiles which we used in one wall in each shower.
We did think…

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi all,
Finally got my internet connected at the new house. We had handover on the 17th August and moved in on the 20th.
Lots of pictures on the blog.
Regards,
hills_builder

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi all,
PCI was completed this morning. No major issues uncovered - just a whole heap of paint touch ups mainly.
The bottom floor has not actually been cleaned yet - so…

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
quote for off the plan at $480k.... time for architect?

I have previously spoken with some architect friends. As a general rule an architect designed and built house will cost $2000 per sqaure metre ++.
For your case, a 50…

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

We always thought we would render and paint the front portico/balcony only. But we love our bricks - and thus have now decided to wait until landscaping is complete (grass,…

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Thanks guys. We are very happy with how it is turning out. We can't wait to move in!!!
Pedro - we kind of supersized the house is a few different areas.…

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi all,
I have been a bit lazy on the forum front the last couple of months. Who would have thought this house building jig would take up some much time!!

9 years9 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Illegal provisional sums after soil test (foundation data) ?

I believe you have interprted it wrong. This sounds completely normal to me - and most builders will do exactly the same thing.
If the foundation data finds there could be…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi pedro.lyn.josh,
Congratulations on building the Manhattan - it really is a nice design. You are most welcome to follow my blog and ask as many questions as you like.
So far…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Neighbour building rear verandah on 1st storey overlooking..

Hi,
Our house that we are building is double storey. Our main bedroom is at the back of the top second storey - and we wanted to small balcony overlooking our…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Your quote seems a tad expensive - but certainly not overly expensive.
You could work out the price fairly simply yourself.
Sandstone pavers (depending on the quality) range from aroud $70 to…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
What type of downlights did you go for and why?

That is why I always get warm white colour (around 3000 kelvins) for bedrooms etc rather than a whiter light (around 4000 or so kelvins)....
I agree...the best way forward…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
What type of downlights did you go for and why?

Hi,
In short - you should save a lot!
A normal Energy Saving CFL is around 9-13w (11w is pretty standard). Most Halogen downligts are 50w. Plus, if your halogen were MR16…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Providence 24 in Middleton Grange *The End*

You can try Sydney Blinds and Screens in Prospect. From memory, they charge around $25 per window.
By the way - your house looks great!

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi all,
A quick update on where we are at. Windows are in and pumbing rough-in has been completed. All the bricks, sand and cement have arrived with brickwork to commence…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
not another Wisdom Impression 38MkII -- our aquarium :P

Congralations guys. House looks awesome!

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Waterside Aspiration 32mk2 *ITS ALL OURS 10/03!!*

Looking good Sanderinling37! Looks like a you will be in the new house sometime around Easter!

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Hi all,
Wisdom surprised us by pouring our slab on Saturday. It was a very hot day in Sydney ( it got to 42 degrees in the arvo) - and the…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Thanks JohhnyD. I guess it is a rather large house. We only have one baby boy at the moment - but I am sure there will be a couple more…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Waffle Pods arrived today...hopefully not long till we see our slab. :z:

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Gday all!
Long time since I have updated this thread :roll:
Anyway - we are finally on our way building the Wisdom Manhattan. As far…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Laid Concrete Slab ... and then it RAINED!!!!!

Rain is a good thing.....as long as it is not heavy rain in the first 24hrs (which can causes pitting...little tiny surface dents). After around 24hrs, the top of the…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Compacting of site- how does this work

Hi,
It is not so much the compaction of the soil that is expensive - but rather the containing of soil.
We had a 2.2m slope across our building envelope. We ended…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Recommendations for paint colors internal...

Hi Kel,
In our last house we had 'Hogs Bristle' for our feature wall - and then 'White Chocolate' for our main wall colour. They went very nicely together.
Regards,
hills_builder

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
How much for a pool?

Hi,
We are spending approx $60k on our pool - and that does not even include paving or fencing! However, it a 9x4m concrete ingound. Top of the range pump, filter,…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Wisdom Impression 38MK II - Some new pic's 12/12/09

Hi Danma,
Your house looks awesome - and built so quickly!
Looking foward to seeing some more pictures....
Also - that is one nice looking kitchen :)
Regards,
hills_builder

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

Woohoo! Congratulations on your start :D
Hopefully it will be the express train to a Christmas finish!
What size tank did you end up going…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
not another Wisdom Impression 38MkII -- our aquarium :P

Your house will be up in no time!
Hopefully you will be in well and truly before Christmas :z:
regards,
hills_builder

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
Which suburb to build Eden Brae Windsor or Wisdom Manhattan?

Hi Michelle,
We are building the Wisdom Manhattan in West Pennant Hills. We chose that area because we wanted a nice leafy established suburb - and West Pennant Hills suited us.…

10 years10 yearshills_builderhills_builder posted:
BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS

Welcome Mtfranklin!
There certainly are lots of people on this forum building with Wisdom. Lots of advice to be shared.....
I look foward to following your build.
Regards,
hills_builder

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