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4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Shale grey or windspray

Try using online house visualiser. It will give an idea of how the colours would look like. Hint: google for "home visualiser"
Those will have colorbond colours as minimum.
Or... drive around…

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Builder recommendations on a tight budget

Agree with amilelka.
BGC would offer the lowest cost and usually they can get really competitive. Ross North usually is much more expensive, good build quality though. Celebration (ABN) is a…

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Advice, ideas and recommendations

This!
My personal experience : got tricked by good reviews online... Only to find the builder isn't as good as what the reviews raving about.

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4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Depends on the tile for me. Lots of tiles from builders are the cheapest or nastiest product. Easy to crack or discolour.
Also, mostly depend on your own preference. Both have…

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

Can you recommend the designer for drawing floorplan?
Also, adding to your comment on reviews, be skeptical and look for 1-star review. A lot of 5-star ratings are from the builder…

4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
New Home construction slab crack

Probably get a building inspector to have a look. It looks minor hairline crack to me, he/she may identify it differently.

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4 months4 monthskesterkester posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Gotta agree with this. A lot of the reviews are suspiciously fake, especially in product review site.
I am told a great tip on how to identify real reviews and potentially…

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Should we include everything in build cost, or do afterwards

I think this is case by case situation. If you have disposable income enough to cover the mortgage repayments and additional costs (such as landscaping), you can choose to exclude…

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5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Looking good!

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Been asked to sign contract before prestart. Final drawings or plans can only be done with all the potential changes after prestart. Is it normal?

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
About facade choice

Would choose the layout. Facade can be changed regardless? Personally going with #1. Not into that kind of look.

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

What if I can get the same batches from tile supplier? Do I need to let builder know and not to plaster the bathroom?

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Tiling after handover - new

Need help with tiling for bathroom after handover. Full height to ceiling.
1. Do I need the remove the plaster from the walls?
2. Do I tile up to cornice edge? Or…

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Colour Selection Help: Brick, Front Door, Caesarstone

Your selection is good in my opinion. The darker render (veiled dusk) complements the face brick nicely. From facade picture, the dark blue roof tile feels out of place to…

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5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Kitchen bin drawer

Was looking at this myself. Plan on installing this in future. Not sure if you have some other bin in mind. Hafele does have other solutions as well.

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Laminex Burnished Wood Silk Finish

Wow, looks very nice. 40mm stonebench and waterfall edge. Nice.

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Colour Selection Help: Brick, Front Door, Caesarstone

Nice colour selection. I would go with Barwon too but since it is gonna cost extra, it is down to your preference.
Door wise, I would not go with double doors.…

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5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Very good looking house!

5 months5 monthskesterkester posted:
Loft style homes by New Generations? WA

Looking through many builders, from all the quotes, the lowest I get is around $740 per sqm. No flooring, just stonebench throughout, higher ceilings, ducted aircon and the usual sales…

6 months6 monthskesterkester posted:
slab photos for your comments please

I am thinking of using third party inspector to do slab inspection during construction. Do they generally need to be present when the concrete slab is being laid or poured?…

6 months6 monthskesterkester posted:
Loft style homes by New Generations? WA

NewGen loft looks nice, especially the one you linked in first post. Been there myself.
They are one of the better project builders I would say. Didn't like the consultant, he…

6 months6 monthskesterkester posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

How much does project builder typically charge for neutral wire for smart switch cabling? Any electrician?

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

Hi Vivek28,
Can you elaborate on what provisioning I need for that? Per line item would be helpful.
Thank you.

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

Hi all,
Wondering if I should do alarm and CCTV with third party (after handover) or with builder?
Just thinking that if I do that later after handover, there may be extra…

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Is there any difference to acrylic render finish/texture?
How to maintain this type of render? Another paint coat?

7 months7 monthskesterkester posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle,
Thank you for the reply. By any chance do you know what it would cost for these two carpets per sqm in WA?

8 months8 monthskesterkester posted:
Cornice Choice

Hi all,
Can you help with cornice selection and estimated pricing per linear meter or sqm?
Currently most builders I spoke to offer standard cove cornices, looking to upgrade to shadowline or…

8 months8 monthskesterkester posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi,
Have some recommendations from flooring store. St Helier from Tuftmaster, Verve from Cavalier Bremworth and Lux from Standard Carpets.
Are these any good? Which one is best? And what do I…

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9 months9 monthskesterkester posted:
Home Consultants

Thanks @.
I find that all home consultants are quite dishonest... One consultant offered me a promo package to upgrade solar or kitchen appliance. After researching online, I found that I…

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