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7 d7 dKingTacoKingTaco 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…

9 d9 dKingTacoKingTaco 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! :)

13 d13 dKingTacoKingTaco 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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14 d14 dKingTacoKingTaco 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…

16 d16 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

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

16 d16 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

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

27 d27 dKingTacoKingTaco 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 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco 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 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco 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 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Are you doing the tiling yourself? It looks great!

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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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2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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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2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

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

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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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2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

It was about $2500 including installation

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco 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

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

The walk in robe company finished their installation yesterday - we're very happy with how it's turned out!
Today was a bit of cleaning, some odds and ends, as well as…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Thanks!
Yeah we weren't either, so when they told us we needed it prior to the driveway being poured it was a bit of panic stations! Luckily the company are able…

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!
2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Yeah the days are quickly filling with various trades, or at least quotes for various trades! But it's fun at least :)

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Thanks Blue!

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

The ensuite looks great with that mirror in - the tiles help make the mirror pop
Interesting addition above the kitchen... future storage nook? :-P

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

We had handover today!! Very exciting though there's still a number of things to happen before we move in, and more still after that. Funnily, when the site supervisor arrived…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Ducted vacuum in a new build

My brother has ducted vacuum in his house (large single storey) and he says its just as annoying trailing the hose around as it was when he had a cord
Regarding…

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2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Private Building inspector

Hi DaniB, FYI you've created two identical threads for this topic...
I recommend it for sure. And the prices I've seen range from $250…

3 months3 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Boston 35

So mine is Madison 35, but with the modifications we made its pushed it up from 320m2 to about 348m2, whatever that is in squares.
Is 46 weeks the contract timeframe…

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