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Jenifermarie

Leppington NSW
Joined 13 June 2016
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10 h10 hJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Bricks have started - about half the ground floor was done this week. Mostly the wall closest to next door which I think our SS coordinated so we wouldn’t be…

3 d3 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hurrah! So glad to see that you’re finally there. It must be such a relief. Hope you have a smooth move now you can finally get all your furniture delivered,…

8 d8 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I remember that feeling well! It feels like a very long time ago now. It was a year ago yesterday we had our selections! Now I’m in the “do I…

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8 d8 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

They use Trend windows
Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/

9 d9 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yes she did, I think from her blog I saw she chose Domino.
Been a long week, had to reread my quote 5 times to find the right line! We paid…

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12 d12 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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Fantastic news! Hope the PCI inspection goes smoothly. How exciting that it’s finally here. I cannot wait to see when you have moved in :)
Building Wisdom…

15 d15 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

It was 8 weeks for us (10 including the Xmas break). We lost a week because our CSR missed that we had returned our signed off construction plans. Our other…

18 d18 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Woah. Just got my stairs quote. For maple and glass balusters, they are quoting just under 8k. This seems extremely high to me. We are only building The Washington. Is…

18 d18 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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Ugh I’m so sorry to hear this Jordann. So disappointing to see so many small mistakes that haven’t been fixed when you picked them up ages ago. Have they sent…

19 d19 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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That’s such great news that you got it all changed. Even better news if you can get some the light fixtures from beacon and have them installed before handover.
I…

19 d19 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Had a call from Craig, our area construction manager, today so I brought it up with him. I’d rather get it fixed now than cause a delay later on. He…

20 d20 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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We got provisions for pendants in our master bedroom where they’re not putting the battens in, just the wiring them we will get the electrician to pull through the wires…

21 d21 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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Congratulations on the frames. They should be finished in a couple more days. We didn’t have our floor beams in last weekend when I visited, so they got floor beams,…

22 d22 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

That’s correct, just the build.
Building Wisdom Aspiration 31 at Willowdale
https://ourwillowdalehome.wordpress.com/

22 d22 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Total build is approx. $480k.

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Frames started on 21/03 and finished on 29/03.
Week 1:

Week 2:
The view from the front - the development landscaping has only just started so we have a big stormwater pit right…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

We got our fence and portaloo at the beginning of February and our slab was laid on 27/02/2018

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Interior Selections
All paintwork is going to be Taubmans Tahira White. We plan to add a lot of feature walls and repaint various rooms after handover. Luckily my brother is a…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Bathroom/Laundry Selections
Vanities - Laminex Honey Elm Riven
Countertops - Caesarstone Raw Concrete
Tapware - Phoenix Vivid Slimline range in Chrome
Showers - Methven Aio Aurajet
Downstairs powder room and laundry splashback tiles

Upstairs bathrooms -…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Kitchen plans
Selections:
Main Cabinetry - Dulux Domino Polyurethane
Upper Cabinetry - Laminex Honey Elm Riven
Countertops - Caesarstone Fresh Concrete
Backsplash - Windows and Smoked Mirror Glass
Tapware - Phoenix Vivid Slimline Squareline 220mm Mixer…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Our custom facade was a combination of elements so that we had a balcony at the front to take in the view and I wanted double posts on the balcony.
External…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

And these were where we ended up.
Changed downstairs powder room layout to move the stack point from the laundry to the powder room which seemed like a more practical place…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

We made some small tweaks to the floor plan for the Aspiration 31. These were our original requests
Custom facade
Closing off the front living space to make a small media room
Moving…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

We originally decided to build our first home in June 2016. The main driving factors were:
We were still at least 12 months away from having a deposit to buy…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

We are currently four weeks into construction on our first home in Willowdale in SW Sydney so it's about time I started a thread.
Summary Timeline to date ()
July…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I just like the symmetry of the 4 panes, nothing more than that! I saw it in a Rawson display that was a bit too small so I just copied…

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23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We got our slab on 27th Feb - then no action for 2 weeks while it cured. Following that we got our external plumbing (stormwater) and they filled back in…

23 d23 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
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Got our frames invoice yesterday so we popped down this morning to take a look and finally get a look at our view from upstairs.

Front facade - didn’t realise…

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24 d24 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

I seem to recall we were told 5 working days for the LACC and I almost died because we had already paid a price increase to the builder and we…

24 d24 dJenifermarieJenifermarie posted:
Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

We went through several rounds of requests for more information with CBA because all our builders insurances etc expired between our initial application and finalising the loan (nothing financial was…

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