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Julie R

Joined 27 September 2009
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6 years6 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Merrigal Homes

No we did not end up going with them, so sorry cannot give you any info. We went with a local builder and we were more than happy. …

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
A bit of controversy here... and some more there

Good on you Kerry F for starting this post. It has certainly created much debate and hopefully we have all learnt something from it!

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
A bit of controversy here... and some more there

Ditto to everything you are saying Fu!!!!!! Well done

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
A bit of controversy here... and some more there

It is wonderful having this forum where we can find others that think alike! It is a bit of a joke that people cannot see the advantage of living…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
A bit of controversy here... and some more there

I think we should really think also of the planet we are living on and not only the flora that we are using but also materials that are being used…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Do you actually use your Butlers Pantry

I think having a Butler's pantry is wonderful! We are having a window in there and a large bench, the window looks out onto the garden so we will…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
EVERYTHING MERBAU!!

I do not care what Merbu looks like - all I see is a dead Organgatang or two, do you know it does come from Indonesia and is rainforest timeber.…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Niche above bed in master bedroom

I am one of the 50 but I too would like an answer as we are building and do not know whether to go to the bother of getting a…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Textured tiles as kitchen splashback

I have bad news too. A friend has textured tiles and says they are a nightmare to keep clean but in the end if you are prepared to clean,…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Gas Log Fires

Could someone let me know how much heat they get from their gas log fire. We are not sure whether to spend the money eg 9K on getting one…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Rylock, Allweather windows - difference?

Thanks Ed for this. Of course the quote from builders can also depend on which standard they are referring to, so we have to be careful.

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Rylock, Allweather windows - difference?

We are presently getting quotes on building our custom designed home and one of the builders has quoted on All weather windows and the other builder has quoted on Rylock.…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Thanks for all your wonderful tips, it has been such a help to us, being about to build our custom designed home. One thing we were advised to do…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Working Drawings

I know, just wanted a ball park figure. Thanks for your reply.

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
what colour caesarstone benchtop? ice snow or osprey?

I like Osprey but it is very light, you can brighten up with colours eg tea towels, an ornament on bench, etc. Doing this quickly adds colour but also…

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Working Drawings

oops this should have been in General discussion but do not know how to transfer it!

7 years7 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Working Drawings

Our plans for planning are presently in council and hopefully all will be approved in a fortnight. My question is - the working drawings are to be done for…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Termite Protection with Blue frame

Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the input. The blue was recommended by a scientist friend who is known world wide and his expertise is in timber eg termites, borer etc.…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Ducted gas heating or split system eg daiken

Thanks for this. We finally got to look at the sites, they were interesting if a bit technical. Lots to think about, so thanks again.

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Ducted gas heating or split system eg daiken

Thanks so much for responding both of you, will take your comments on board.

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
If you need ideas or inspiration

Good site, thanks so much!

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Mirrored Splashback

Think you have just about convinced me not to go with the mirrored splashbacks boo hoo! Thanks for all the help

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Aluminium or timber for beach

We are building down the beach and wonder whether it is better to go for aluminium (powder coated) or timber windows. Also - what is better sliding or wind…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Mirrored Splashback

Just wanted to know if anyone has the experience of mirrored splashbacks. Thought it would be good to see the reflection of the sea/trees rather than looking at a…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Ducted gas heating or split system eg daiken

Hoping anyone can give us some advice. We are building a two storey home in Melbourne with the living quarters upstairs. This is obviously where we will be…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Time for designing a home

Thanks a lot for these replies, hopefully it will be more like weeks not a year!

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Time for designing a home

We have been to our draughtsman and are getting plans drawn up. For those that have done this, how long has it taken till you are able to put…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Plans to Council - when?

Thanks so much everybody, your input it is really appreciated. We just need to find a builder! Unfortunately (for us all) there is so much work around that…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
Plans to Council - when?

We are going to build a custom designed home but are yet to decide on a builder. What is the process re plans? Does the builder put them…

8 years8 yearsJulie RJulie R posted:
how to find a good builder?

Why not try looking at homes nearby that have been build recently, knocking on their door and asking who their builder was and if they were happy with them. …

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