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KingTaco

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28 d28 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Knockdown Rebuild | Clarendon QLD | Modified Madison City 40

Good to see the progress.
I prefer the correct windows - I know both have symmetry, but the earlier one I think looks odd and the bars look too spindly compared…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

Well you're just as likely to get varying opinions on here as with your friends, so you'll just have to bite the bullet and choose.
But I would definitely recommend it.…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Just another floor plan help thread..

Definitely prefer Plan B. A 4 bedroom house with study is far more appealing than a 4 bedroom house with weird long family room. Plus a big butlers pantry and…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Heating and Aircon zones

Our house is about 350m2 and we have 7 zones:
Kitchen/dining/living
Media
Music
Upstairs rumps
Study
Main bedroom
Other bedrooms
As everyone has said, it saves having to cool or heat unused areas, which can be a substantial…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Shipping container home

Hmmmmm... this sounds like a bit of masquerading self promotion. Particularly given the website dedicates all of one sentence to talking about modifying shipping containers to suit your needs. And…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Custom (Self) Design feedback - KDR Perth

Hi Budapest,
Sorry I can't offer any advice on the technical side of things, but the design looks like you're accommodating the shape of the block quite well.
With regard to the…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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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1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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.…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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…

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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?

1 year1 yearKingTacoKingTaco 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!

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Aggregate Drive

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

Aggregate Drive
2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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! :)

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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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2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

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

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

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

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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...…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Are you doing the tiling yourself? It looks great!

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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,…

2 years2 yearsKingTacoKingTaco 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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