Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
Just3ofus
61 Posts
Just3ofus
61 Posts
Loyal Member

Follow
61PostsMost Active Topics

Just3ofus

Joined 15 July 2015
Loyal Member
4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We asked our sales consultant about this only this week. Was told absolutely no, they won't do it.
We've extended our alfresco by 1m on one side only, concrete included,…

  ⋅  1
4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I'm sure you could extend to full height tiling afterwards. Just buy the tiles at the same time as the rest of your bathroom in the same batch.

4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hey mate. Can't give you any contact for that stuff because it was all in our package. One thing to remember though if you do flooring after handover (I…

4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Considering a stone bench top

We went with quantum quartz Carrara for our reno'd kitchen a year ago. Literally half the price of the similar product from Caesar stone.
It has a slightly brown vein rather…

  ⋅  1
4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

How did you get them to draw 6 lots of plans before giving them any money? That's a lot of time for them to invest with no guarantee

4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Painting new build same colour as current house?

When we moved into our house 4 years ago (an existing home), we painted internally throughout the entire house. Dulux Beige Royale in half strength, timber trims in quarter strength.
We…

4 years4 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

^^^ we're still with our building and design consultant atm. I said I really preferred the look of the flat profile tile.
He said he would do anything in his power…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We have already paid a $3000 fee to have all our changes etc put into the quote and to have our plans drawn up.. Have I been jipped?

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I would strongly recommend extending the locked in price, they charge 1k per month. If they're saying April, it's likely going to be later than that and it would be…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Anyone with bamboo?

We have pretty glossy bamboo in our current parents lounge/formal lounge. I honestly really really really dislike it. We only have one child and no pets. I guess though if…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Anyone with bamboo?

With children and pets I would stay well clear of any flooring with a gloss. Unless you want to see every last bit of hair, dirt and fluff rolling across…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Wall studs for hanging TVs

DH wants to add some extra wall studs for wall mounting tvs in the home theatre, master and family room.
With a steel frame, how does this work? Do they add…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Best rear north aspect floor plan

Ddarroch thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed reply. I really appreciate it.
The reason we want the garage on the eastern side is because we're adding…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Can you insist on fixed site costs?

Looking to build with very well known project builder, in a "typical" new estate. Our block is 22m wide, 35 deep with 1m fall from back right down to front…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Land Slope

Most project builders I have spoken with said fall of 1m would be included.

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Best rear north aspect floor plan

Thanks so much John for taking the time to reply.
We're leaning towards the first option because of the bedrooms to the front. I think the heat in summer has more…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Best rear north aspect floor plan

does anyone have any helpful suggestions? Anything at all would be really appreciated.

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Is this acceptable? Pics included.

Yep get them back out. The seams are puckered at the vertical joins and along the bottom hem. Give it another week or two so they know you've given it…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Best rear north aspect floor plan

Just after some opinions on these floor plans. With heating and cooling not so much of a concern (we'll need to use them no matter how efficiently we plan the…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Polytec Ravine...timber look

We did our kitchen last year and LOVE it. But at the end of the day, it's what I wanted in my own home. If you like it, go for…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Third garage or separate garage

^ looks like a duplex at first sight

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Independant home building inspector?

Was your issue more to do with how much they were charging you and not so much the assistance such a report could provide?
OP sorry to hijack a little, but…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Retaining walls

First time builders here.. Is anyone able to please direct me to some reading on retaining walls? The requirements, who does them (builder or separate contractor) and when they get…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Flooring after handover

Thanks all- some helpful suggestions and things to think about. I must say, the idea of having to allow extra time after handover is a big negative and one thing…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Third garage or separate garage

This was the reason we'll be putting our garage (double plus a third) on the east side. Having it on the dead side (west) reduced the amount of available space…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Home lower than street level - possible options

The house we live in now (it's about 18 years old not built by us) would be about 2m below street level. While aesthetically it's quite open from both the…

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
How to get the land you want in a estate

Same, this was a huge plus for us too!

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Lower Hunter Valley non-project builders

What determines the start point of the process? We have our land and are trying to dried on a plan/builder.

5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Rubbish on vacant land

Temporary fencing right from the get go. And a sign.
Disgusting behaviour from your future neighbours.

  ⋅  1
5 years5 yearsJust3ofusJust3ofus posted:
Flooring after handover

Speaking with a friend at work today, they have decided to do their tiles and carpet after handover from their builder (huge volume project builder).
They will be saving a…

More
Joined homeone
15 July 2015

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
Articles
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2020

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2020