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KingTaco

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Joined 22 July 2013
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5 months5 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building in these uncertain times

My brother is a police officer and the advice they're getting from management is that if the business has been allowed to remain open, you can consider it reasonable that…

9 months9 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Hey Arma41_Sai, you should start your own thread, partly so you can show off your build, but also so your issues don't take…

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9 months9 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Floor Plans Feedback

We've got the garage -> laundry -> pantry -> kitchen access, similar to you and it works really well. I would delete the cavity slider between the kitchen and WIP…

10 months10 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Exactly like Rhetti said.
My contract ended up being about $85k more than the intial advertised price (and that even included promotional offers), but there were some design modifications, and additions/upgrades.…

10 months10 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

That's a lot of grass! I think mine was about 85m2 which even then was a half day between me, wife and father in law! Shoveling the 19m3 of soil…

10 months10 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

It's looking great, and kudos to your wife - the styling is spot on
Did you prep and lay the turf yourself?

10 months10 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Knockdown rebuild- Clarendon Hamilton 36

Great to see - and the Hamilton is an amazing design - I would have built it if our block was wide enough.
Looking forward to following along!

11 months11 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Aggregate Drive

They might mean adding a termite barrier on the join between the driveway and garage, like below

Aggregate Drive
11 months11 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Looks amazing! You should be chuffed with the result - i would say end result, but the journey is far from over :D

12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Aggregate Drive

To give you an idea, I got exposed aggregate driveway and front border/path around house (including cutting out existing footpath), which was about 55m2 and that cost about $9800. If…

12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Was that David from AllInspect? He's nice and thorough hey? Very happy with the job he did.
Looking really good, more photos please! :)

12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Looking really good! Remember to take lots of photos of the frames in each room so when you move in you know where it all is - helpful for curtain…

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12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Don't feel bad - people build all kinds of things to suit their needs, desires and budget - besides if they wanted a 2 storey the could have gone down…

12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Those are the flat roof tiles right?
It's all looking great!

12 months12 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

$450k for a 350m2 house, not including the land

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

Organise internet (if NBN hasn't been sorted, do this asap because they can be a bit tardy with their appointments to fit the connection box etc). It's arranged through your…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building a smart home, advise wanted

Don't even look at Dorani products for a doorbell/intercom - I just got a brand new one installed - slimline touchscreen model, and it's dreadful. The system is slow to…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Hey! It's been a little while, but we've moved in. Concreting is done, our additional cabinetry in the laundry has been finished, lights upgraded to downlights and pendants etc installed...…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Are you doing the tiling yourself? It looks great!

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Coral Homes No Caesarstone

Ask them about, that's the best way to find out.
As far as I'm aware most of the project builders are the same in this regard - when you take something…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Carpet area around bar fridge

I'd think it'd be safe - as long as the fridge doesn't leak, which then goes into the carpet and stays wet and grows mould and becomes a hazard.... But…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Yeah that's right - they won't be wide gardens - 60-80cm. But that's plenty for maybe a hedge, a row of bamboo, some tropical shade loving plants... we'll make it…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

I did slab, frame and pre-handover. Different people recommend different ones, but those were what was recommended to me.
I paid about $1300 for those three inspections. For slab, frame, enclosed,…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Wait you mean you're not keeping the green door? :-P It's looking really good!

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1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Yesterday we had the electric hot water system removed (sold on gumtree! $$) and solar hot water installed. The concrete company was also there to do all the excavation, as…

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1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Congratulations!! Was there much on the defects list to sort out?
Looking forward to seeing your post handover plans taking shape too :-D

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

It's looking really good! What aggregate did you go with for your driveway?

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

So the stair case pendants we got from Beacon Lighting, as well as the up/down lights for the front exterior. We got a LED bar for the garage from Lighting…

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1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

It was about $2500 including installation

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Thanks! We went with Wardrobe Design Centre, at Slacks Creek. They were super accomodating, prompt, and the price was good too

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