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3 h3 hKingTacoKingTaco posted:
About to sign contract - Seeking feedback on plans/layout

So your wife has the nice big WIR and you get get the normal robe? Sounds like my situation! :lol:
I would consider a cavity slider for…

3 h3 hKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building with CJ Homes

It seems a lot of builders have a very irritating and somewhat disjointed admin phase, but it's great to see that hasn't carried over to construction in your case.
That's very…

1 d1 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes

That's an awesome Master... that'll be interesting to see the barn doors and how they end up
Are you going Ruby, Sapphire or Diamond inclusions?
If you haven't already, ask about pricing…

1 d1 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Darbecca were one of the 6 I contacted back in mid-January and I never heard back from them. I still haven't as a matter of fact! Their reviews are good…

2 d2 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Thanks, same to you! It's frustrating not knowing what's going on hey. Plus you want to know every second someone is scheduled to be at the site in case there's…

3 d3 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

About a week after the frame started, we're at a "pause".
We required two steel beams on the ground floor - one at the front of the garage, the other…

6 d6 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

I always think the slab by itself looks really small.. so disconcerting hey!

7 d7 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Land deposit on new land.

Sure will - and if you can muster up another 10%, then the lender should combine that with your deposit as 20% and you won't need lender's mortgage insurance. But…

7 d7 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Valeco homes

I have a friend who built with Valeco. He said from the start of the build it ran smoothly and had a great site supervisor. But everything from when the…

7 d7 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes

Great to see you start your thread!
That's a good looking facade, I look forward to seeing how it all progresses :)

8 d8 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

It's a tricky problem - i'm facing the same issue.
I've got about 1.6m between the retaining wall and my house. My plans is to run an 80cm wide concrete path…

8 d8 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Exciting times! I went to visit the site on Thursday and they had started the frame - just the kitchen and part of the back wall were up but good…

11 d11 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Thanks, and yeah should make for a great outdoor area. We're getting Clarendon to leave the alfresco surface as bare slab, so will have to decide on what surface we…

11 d11 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Gold Coast - Building our dream house

Congratulations on signing and agreed, happy to see another Clarendon build!
I'm doing the Madison 35, so will be very interested to see what modifications you've made to your plan, since…

13 d13 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

We have a slab! We got lucky with the weather and they managed to pour it on Thursday 7 February.
They're now running our build in tandem with the one that's…

17 d17 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Shipping container home

It would be great to follow your build. I considered a shipping container home, but found there was very little information out there, and it seemed very daunting to try…

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18 d18 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Are you on acreage at all? You're definitely on a larger block, but I wonder if that makes any difference? But you're probably right, while it's everything up to the…

19 d19 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade

Hi Emma
Colours look great! I like the contrast you've achieved there
Looking forward to seeing your build start

19 d19 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Bricks delivered (out of shot at the front are the render bricks), sediment fence installed and gravel laid
Underground plumbing and electrical complete and construction fence erected.

23 d23 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

That's awesome progress!
I'm not far behind - hopefully having my slab poured next week some time, but i'm still pretty jealous

25 d25 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Sorry to hear about the health issues :( Makes a full on time even more stressful
Chin up though, I think your selections look great - I'm…

26 d26 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

We've started! Site scrape/excavation was completed on 25/01/2019. This week should be piering and underground plumbing/electrical, followed by slab next week. Two houses down is another Clarendon build and they…

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1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

I think that's when you'd really want to be bringing the inspector in - once practical completion has been reached (and probably as soon as possible after). That way if…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Difference between headline price and quote

Bear in mind other costs will creep in too - tiles, colour selection and electrical/smart home. Could amount to quite a bit more money there, so something to be mindful…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

When I signed my contract I was given 6 months - that's when they had to have started to comply with the contract. I was pretty annoyed when I saw…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Fairmont is a great design - we tossed up between it and the Madison. That's going to be one heck of a master! And the Hamptons is a really nice…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Thanks Rhetti!
Hopefully it goes quickly for you - Clarendon were actually pretty quick through those first couple of stages for us. The waiting is brutal - I'd read that this…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building Saba 310 with Mimosa Homes in Melbourne West

Those fees are crazy hey - we enquired about changing the colour of our window frames after we'd completed colour selection and were advised that it would be the variation…

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