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JenBarber

Joined 14 December 2017
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1 month1 monthJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show us your facade...

I love the dark brick with the wooden accents, they're both two things that we'd love to include.
You've got such a great contrast between the light and the dark…

1 month1 monthJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show us your facade...

That's actually a really smart choice, I hadn't thought of that option. I imagine it would also be a low cost option too (both during build and in ongoing maintenance.)…

1 month1 monthJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show us your facade...

Love the wooden accents and mix of dark and light colours! Thank you :)

2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Wardrobe doors help

jennifer1978 - I think that sounds like a good plan, there's so many battles to fight in building that if you're happy to…

2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Bathroom almost finished - before and afters!

Beautiful! With it being Tasmanian Oak you'll have it forever.
I'd love to do a feature tile like you have for your floors, it really changes the mood of the…

2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Bathroom almost finished - before and afters!

Love the after photos! Simple and modern but classic. Can I ask what tiles you used on the walls and where you got your vanity unit?

2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Wardrobe doors help

Hi Jennifer,
We're going with mirrored sliding wardrobe doors as thought the plain doors would be a little too.....plain? Like you say the mirrored doors open up a space. Did you…

2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show us your facade...

This is the facade that we fell in love with originally, the Bellriver Sanctuary, however it would've cost nearly $100k to have it on the floor plan we decided on…

Show us your facade...
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2 months2 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show us your facade...

I love the 'show us your kitchen' thread and thought this might be helpful to other people.
We're trying to plan our build and are stuck on facade colours so…

4 months4 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

Table is fantastic, can I ask where you got it from?

5 months5 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Love it. I've got the same concerns about laminate flooring, we'll be building with it too. But all of the reviews I've read on here say it wears well (including…

5 months5 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Beautiful, Vanilla! Love the black and white contrast. Can I ask what type of flooring you've used?

5 months5 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Can anyone identify these plants?

But yes, great all rounder trees. Heat and drought tolerant so ideal for QLD weather.

5 months5 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Can anyone identify these plants?

Pretty sure those are .

5 months5 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Kingston 33 build with Rawson - Southwest Sydney

Love your colours! I really like the contrast you've got with the bricks with the darker Monument.

7 months7 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Driveways

That is something I think we’ll need to compare, it certainly feels like one of the quickest set ups for a driveway. And a lot of rural/semi-rural tend to have…

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7 months7 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Driveways

Thanks Corallake, that’s very helpful.
House will be semi-rural so the driveway will be quite long which is why we’re considering different options. Regardless of which option we go with…

7 months7 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Driveways

For those looking after their own driveway what did you end up going with - plain concrete, aggregate, stencilling etc.?
Any tips or things to avoid like the plague?

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
NBN pit & pipe

Thank you, I didn’t realise all new homes get NBN lead ins, it makes sense though considering the roll out.
I’m assuming then that the lead in cost is charged…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Pull Out Spice Rack - Kitchen Designer says No

I think you and the designer have the better idea here. Like you say, if the individual pull out drawers will last longer and have similar ease of access as…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
NBN pit & pipe

Is it specifically a lead in for NBN service or is it just a general conduit/pipe for future services like voice and data?
We’ve asked for a conduit in by…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
GJ Gardner - Week 17 - Completed

Good news, I'm glad they sorted it out quickly. Love the brick selection.
We're looking at a fixed price contract, you'd assume though that if you choose higher category selections that…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Kingston 33 build with Rawson - Southwest Sydney

That’s really good you’re having a good experience with Rawsons. I had heard good things about their inclusions too, unfortunately they don’t build out where we’re buying land.
We’re at…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
GJ Gardner - Week 17 - Completed

That's frustrating about the bricks! Especially so close to Christmas and shut down periods for so many suppliers.
Have you done colour selections yet? We're all new to this so trying…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Building in the Central West, NSW

Thanks for the reply Skcel. We did find Bellriver to be slightly more than expected for a 'local' builder but their inclusions and quality seemed to balance that out. I'm…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Kingston 33 build with Rawson - Southwest Sydney

Hi Abby,
I’m a bit further behind you in doing a house build so I’m very interested to see how things go with you!
Did you look at other builders or just…

8 months8 monthsJenBarberJenBarber posted:
Building in the Central West, NSW

Anyone here building out in the Central West of NSW?
We're looking to build out near Orange and have found most of the Sydney mass home builders won't go out that…

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