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13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
135K Site Costs!

That does sound excessive. We have a 3m or so slope over our block and our site costs were only around $20k. Why don't you say who the builder is?…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Carlisle Atlantique

I have just read this discussion and I'd almost forgotten what the original question was. What a lot of paranoid dribble...
Anyway, we did put the sliding door in the…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Land. How much did you pay?

I agree. I couldn't think of anything worse than being on a tiny flat block and looking out at a fence and another house that is right up next to…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

open and close all the doors, cupboards.... look closely to see if they are all aligned evenly.
Turn on all the taps
stand inside the wardrobes and run your hands around the…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Land. How much did you pay?

$115,000 for 1344 m2 just 50 km from Melbourne... 45 mins into the city on a train.. Hospital and private school 5 mins away... couldn't be happier.

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Can you please suggest a tree?

Yes, I would love to, but I don't think there would be room for them all with the kids swings, chook pen, veggie patch and the fruit trees that I…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Can you please suggest a tree?

Wow, some great suggestions there, thank you. I think I will plant a few! The back yard is about 25m deep and 25m wide. I will also put one out…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Can you please suggest a tree?

Well we have a pretty big block and it will be the main tree in the yard... at least 10 m from any fence or the house...
Great photo, and a…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Can you please suggest a tree?

Hi, I am after suggestions for a tree to plant in our back yard. It's quite a big area, but there are other houses around, so I don't want anything…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Where do we stand? HELP please!!

Yes, we were correct about the missing door at the back, and yes, they are rectifying it straight away. Goodo.
We have come to an agreement on the eaves issue. According…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Where do we stand? HELP please!!

yes, it was on the final draft of the plans. I am not really worried about the door, that's an easy fix... it's the eaves that really bothers me. If…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Where do we stand? HELP please!!

I'd really appreciate some advice!!
We're building with a medium sized company in Melbourne, and we're at the frame stage.
Our builder has have framed up a window on the back wall…

13 years13 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Home Building Blogs

We're building with Carlisle Homes. The blog can be found at:
http://themiddleofourstreet.blogspot.com/

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Building with CH in Melbourne

We have seen it pretty much everywhere, but are basing ours on the Caroline Springs version. We're having the parallel benches kitchen and bifolds. I think they look great. Not…

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Building with CH in Melbourne

ah yes, we went out there last weekend and had a squiz.... very impressive.... we also got a bit of a giggle as the chick working at Cranbourne still had…

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Building with CH in Melbourne

We're hopefully building the Atlantique mk 2 on our own block west of Melb. The site costs will be what determines if we will go ahead or not. Apparently they…

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Building with CH in Melbourne

yes, I have read the blog from start to finish and it was brilliant!!! It was very insightful and invaluable. I am thinking about blogging our adventure too.
Thanks!

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
quoted time vs actual time

In relation to the time taken to build your house, from when the block is cleared for the slab through to when you got your keys.... how long did they…

14 years14 yearsjenstajensta posted:
Building with CH in Melbourne

Hi Everyone!
We are first-time builders building with CH in Melbourne. Can anyone please share any tips, advice, experiences (good or bad) with me. I don't know a lot about them,…

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