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Imightbedave

Brightwood, Baldivis WA
Joined 30 August 2016
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4 d4 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Great stuff Bob! Tapatalk notifications don't seem to be working so I missed all this. Glad the inspection went well - nearly time to move in

First home builder -…

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9 d9 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Not very exciting, but here's a couple of photos of the ceilings flushed and cornices up.
Lock up is only a week away now so I will attend this weekend…

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10 d10 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

I went through Keystart too and it was fairly straightforward. My broker friend made sure everything was prepared well in advance (and I had a heap of time too so…

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10 d10 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

You may already be aware but there is a bit of a lead time on some couches - mine will be about 6 weeks (@Home Furniture) but my GF ordered…

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10 d10 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Yep, lots to consider! Would be nice having someone to do it for you though.
I ordered my theatre couch the other day and they will hold until I'm ready…

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10 d10 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Close now Bob! I agree, I think the cleaner will be worth it. Your new home will take enough of your time up as it is
I'm going to hire…

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12 d12 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Great selections! Now you can (hopefully) sit back and relax and watch it all happen!

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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12 d12 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First Build HGWA

Looking great! You'll be in there before you know it (scary huh!)

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

13 d13 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Just got an email saying lock up will be 25 July, and cupboards booked for 1 August

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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15 d15 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

And suddenly I have ceilings!

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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17 d17 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Congrats on completing your prestart!
I'm a guy and I definitely would have vetoed the gold door as well

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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18 d18 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Sounds interesting, if you can recall who they are would you mind pm'ing their name?
I agree, I think they generally make the place look more complete in addition to their…

18 d18 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My GF pointed out something I'd given zero consideration to - skirting boards. Builder doesn't include them as far as I can tell, and it's not something I considered adding…

18 d18 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

A lot happened this week! Grey float done, windows are in and plastering was being finished when I arrived today.
All looking good - though they've identified the alfresco servery window…

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20 d20 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton

I didn't see this thread on time! My thread has some prices that may have helped you plan in advance.
The main things I would say:
Laundry benchtop will be very handy
Upgrade…

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21 d21 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Sinking backyard

Soil is best to be compacted before turf goes down I think - at least with roll on. Unsure if it's the same for seed. But it sounds like a…

22 d22 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Wowee! Sh*t getting real!!
What's the total build time from slab down assuming PCI date goes to plan?

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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24 d24 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Feel free to flick his info across! At the moment my creativity allows a Bunnings special and that's about it
I've already got a lemon and a lime tree, some…

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24 d24 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

I'm the same. Paving down the dead side would be ideal but will depend on budget. Otherwise wood chips Or stones with stepping stones. Shed in back corner. Work out…

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24 d24 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

I can let you know from my experience the landscaping company that does the fences charge $730 for an 820mm gate. Someone on here got one for $600 from memory.…

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24 d24 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

Will really help you to visualise yards and start planning that too. Do you have plans in mind for lawn/garden/shed etc at this stage?

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.…

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24 d24 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

How annoying You wonder what goes through people's heads when they do this stuff, a lot of it is blatant common sense and easily avoidable! I hope you get…

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25 d25 dImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Popped down today for a look. More electrical done, games data point relocated as requested, and some grey float done to rear bedrooms and living areas. Front render has been…

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1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

I have a roof today!

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

One of 1100 other decisions to make!

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow my build

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1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Sure is. Know any delay tactics? Need to save more $!!
The shadows from the roof frame made the photos hard to see so I'll get better ones another time. I…

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1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Doing it again

Yep, good idea - does that wall face North?

This photo is where I was going to place a fold down (laundry is between alfresco and garage) but it gets hardly…

1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

Stopped by on the weekend.
Both side fences are now up. Roof frame finished, eaves and garage ceiling are up, gutters up, plumbing done and electrics have been chased.
There's one issue…

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1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
Doing it again

I was going to whack mine down the side outside the laundry but I've changed my mind. This wall faces North so will get basically full sun and plenty of…

1 month1 monthImightbedaveImightbedave posted:
M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton

I couldn't afford overheads but I now regret not making it happen! Will try to get it done privately after handover.

First home builder - Brightwood Estate, Baldivis.
Celebration Homes. Follow…

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