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5 d5 ditsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Asking people for my street number (since we now have titles!) and everyone is pointing fingers at each other telling me its someone else's job.
Apparently you can find it yourself…

9 d9 ditsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Homebuyers have been fantastic since picking this up. This week is titles and build contracts, and the government has just announced that we'll have six months to claim the federal…

2 months2 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Thanks spinvests, and I'm sorry you're having issues.
I updated the main post - We cancelled with BGC and are now going with HomeBuyers Centre. I debated starting a new thread…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Two weeks on from getting our plans which weren't what we expected, we've gone back and forth with Commodore on what we see as issues and they've been less than…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Our new build @Wellard with Impressions

Sounds like my experiences with BGC, which is unfortunate to hear others feeling the same. There are so many things to consider at prestart that you really need to rely…

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3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

I'm glad I've built before, as the placement on the block isn't even something that would have been on my radar!
Also really good that you mentioned the splashback; I look…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Got my provisional plans!
Although I am sad to say they contain a few errors, its one of the reasons I was pushing so hard to get them so that I'd…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Haha no problem! I've built before so happy to help!
We went with 31c in Living areas and 28c in Alfresco, Garage and Bedrooms, plus the aircon. The aircon showing in…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

I went for a mix of the two; we started at the Complete and removed a couple of things here and there to save on some costs. Apparently its the…

3 months3 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Hey spinvests, awesome to hear you're so close to handover!
Most of the upgrades I've been trying to price are some handles and sinks that they must not have as…

4 months4 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

Hi all,
My last build thread ended prematurely without settling on the block and land due to an unfortunate redundancy on my part. So its time to try again!
The Block
We're in…

4 months4 monthsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

I'm also waiting on titles in Providence though mine are due in October apparently. I assume we aren't too far away from each other then, looking at the stage plans.
I'm…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Thats what I'm hoping. Maybe one a bit closer to the beach in a future release :)
I'm in IT so should be able to pick something…

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5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Thanks guys.
Land was due to settle in 2 weeks. Its unlikely we'll be able to keep it due to my redundancy but we'll see what happens over the next…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Well, awkward.
This has been put on hold due to me receiving a notification that I need a new job.
Anyone who was interested in following along, I'll be back once I'm…

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5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Custom Dale Alcock in Wellard Village - we have the keys!

Oh my, I think you have more storage in overhead cupboards than I have in total cupboards.
Thats looking incredible!
Looking forward to seeing your benchtops go in, I think my…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

So we signed with LSH on Friday, despite not quite being ready to build it all just yet.
We decided we liked the plan and the price etc and we wanted…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Land Slope

In my limited experience I would think it is just that land with a higher slope will lead to either higher siteworks or a requirement to have a split level…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Kellie's HGWA Build

Oh those tiles look fantastic... Every time I see them done I wonder if I shouldn't just find a way to include them in my build.
Looking good :)

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

I have spreadsheets with every little inclusion and columns to match them all up, I've been driving K nuts hahaha. I've gone off to find what type of tapware and…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

I feel like I already have! But you make a valid point. :)
I say they're $10k more expensive, but I think we've got better quality 'builders…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Got a call from the builder today... He gave me a verbal indication of the price over the phone with the changes I requested. They're still $10k more expensive than…

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5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Alkimos Aveling first timers!

Congrats on having the slab down! :)
I love the nice big garage and alfresco you have there, I wish I could fit a garage like that…

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5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
HGWA some Prestart choices

I don't think you've got anything to worry about - You've selected similar colours to what my wife and I have in our current place (although we don't have your…

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5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

New offshoot of the Steadman Building Group (Signature Custom Homes), they're a boutique builder still, not a large volume builder like Dales/HomeGroupWA etc. AFAIK they only started building homes under…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Congrats on the slab!
The LSH display is in Allara Estate if you're up that way. The other two they have are down South of the River, in Providence and Springtime…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

We had a pricing meeting yesterday with the builder and they came in pretty well spot on for budget and had most of the things we wanted in that price,…

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

Cool, so I got the updated plans from the builder yesterday. I'm liking how it has turned out so far.
One thing that isn't on here is that we'll be dropping…

M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton
5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Kellie's HGWA Build

Wow your place looks so nice.
My wife wants those timber look tiles for our new build as well, they look awesome. Can't wait to see yours! :)

5 years5 yearsitsmartinitsmartin posted:
Sliding doors on wardrobes?

As above, mirrored sliders would be my choice. If you don't like the mirror then a vinyl slider would still be much better than a traditional door IMO.

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