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JayaJaya

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Luckily I've been able to avoid the emotional rollercoaster... I know that leaves most people wrung out! I just get frustrated when people are vague or don't do what they…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Would you build again?

Hahahaha... I don't have emotional attachments to houses, not even this new one! Then again, I'm ASD... I'd leave it tomorrow and not look back if I had to. I…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

The ensuite looks like a spa in Thailand or Indonesia... nice!
That Orchid - how did they know?

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Af!ter being 'smugly' chuckled at again, over the phone this afternoon, I take back what I said about using F0rm@t homes for the next build at our investment property. Quality…

New Building Seaford Meadows SA
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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Would you build again?

Af!ter being 'smugly' chuckled at again, over the phone this afternoon, I take back what I said about using F0rm@t homes to lock up...
Full story on our thread.
I would still…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
ICF build, who do I go with?

I would be interested to know, too - I've just been looking it up! soooo bump!
I actually think the Zego channels, would be better, on first glance... however if anyone…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Hi Chipstik,
Benji is correct, I've just looked at my quote, and the whirly bird was around 100, and the installation the same... I had one included whirly bird, as well.…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Would you build again?

I would build again,
however only to lock up, and then do the rest. There's days and days in a project build, where no-one shows up. That doesn't happen, when…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

Hahaha, you're just like my husband... I, on the other hand, keep everything for twenty years, at the very least.
That cat run looks, dandy, by the way!

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Oh, I read 5kw, not 1.5... yes, that's super high pricing.

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Cost issues - advice please

If you can't change builder at this stage, I'd suggest getting them to do it to lockup, with plastering, wiring etc, and getting your own contractors for everything else. There…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Maybe you want to get a lawyer to ask them to justify the costs.
I'd certainly take a look at these awards... are they given by the industry, for the…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Have you thought of pairing Jasper roof with Dune fascias, gutters and window frames, and having the terrain as a statement on the garage?
Dune would probably go better on your…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Cabinets and tiles

Oh, that floor is sooo gorgeous! I love that the grey is almosty smudgy in it.
I don't know about curtains, as I always bought them in packets on super special,…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

That is NOT good enough - looks like an apprentice did that on his first day - I wouldn't accept it.
Tell your inspector your especial concerns with the brick. They'll…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Brick, colorbond, window frame help

It sounds like you have a heap of different colours going on... I'd be thinking about keeping the Jasper (Monument has been done to death in my honest opinion), and…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Finally teed up the stonemason to quote for our cladding, so hopefuly our bay window will have it's party dress on before long!

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

We had that issue with grass and sand when we lived in South Coast NSW. Having no money at the time, I bought two trailerfulls of a decent fine mulch…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Who the heck are these #@$%$#&%$#?
Walk away now if you can - if you lose a couple of thousand deposit now, that's way better than losing upwards of 20 thou…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

It sorta works out ok, as the blinds will be ready, and trades available...just annoying, as Format said they would lay a slab before last xmas, then it was 'in…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

All sorted on the garage floor coating with the polyaspartic/polyurea...the installer asked us to look at dulux AS2700 colour range. We just wanted grey, and then I saw the purples.…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

Yep, paint colour is something that is difficult! I think I looked at every pale grey in existence, and then some! I love your outdoor tile - great texture. Our…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

So, I've looked in the laundry again... the grout has dried - darker! It was dried in the first pic, however, it's now 'become' darker. What freakin' Twighlight Zone', 'One…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Looking really good CB - that bed linen - much better!

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

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Have you seen the council standards people, or the ombudsman about the short brick on the windowsill? What happened there? Did the builders actually ever do the…

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8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Yay!!! Moving right along - really happy for you!

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Wow! that's a lot. They're not shy about charging you, are they?
I must say, I liked your idea about the centre courtyard, like a lot of the Spanish/Arab/Indian houses have.…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

hahah... there's a ton of DIY pizza oven plans online... that would be a cool project!
That door in the sketch opens to the retreat, actually, but as you go in…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Hey BOFN,
I checked out your blog...
Huge pantry space is something you will never regret - there are so many other things you can store there if it's too large, but…

8 months8 monthsJayaJayaJayaJaya posted:
New Building Seaford Meadows SA

Yeah, the little crap marks...
Can't just have been your place - hope they got caught somewhere else as well.
Hoping that hubby will make it from work to meet the wardrobe…

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