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4 d4 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

I just had a look back over your colours - looks like we have a similar palette. We have some of the same, including using the same stone for counter…

6 d6 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

That's excellent news! Fingers crossed it goes through quickly

7 d7 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

How high was your stage in the media room? I've got mine at 15cm at the moment and am unsure if it's high enough

8 d8 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Beginner Question Estimating Build Cost

Definitely achievable for $500,000
I got a quote on the Madison 39, which isn't that much different in price to the City 40. With a few changes and bits and bobs…

10 d10 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Coral is slow..

I agree, I can't see it being any quicker to go to another builder. Particularly since you'd be behind where you're already at with Coral.
And you wouldn't want to rush…

11 d11 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
My Build with Oak Living

+1
That design really maximises your space, I like it too!
Colour selection looks really good too - that kitchen splashback is going to look insane!! :D

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12 d12 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

That's correct - you don't know the price until you get to colours. I've heard some people spend a bomb, whereas others don't spend anything. But you're right, very hard…

15 d15 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I've seen people do it for sure - works particularly easily if the boundaries of the flip against the rest of the house are a straight line. Not sure of…

22 d22 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

On Saturday (17th) we managed to jag a cancellation, and got an early appointment with Beaumont at Arundel. The girl there was extremely helpful - particularly since we'd been sent…

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
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27 d27 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Things to do yourself/after handover?

This might be the post you mean:

We're doing fencing, driveway, landscaping, paths, feature lighting, curtains/blinds, security screens and eventually cameras too probably

28 d28 dKingTacoKingTaco posted:
G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

I was looking at the pictures with the 4 doors clustered together and thought... what the heck kind of room is that going to be?! Then I realised you were…

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

That's your last one right? Now it's just waiting for approval and the authority to commence from the bank?
Are you doing any electrical or other fittings like curtains/shutters etc after?…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Custom build in Griffin QLD

Looks nice!
What were the main differences between this and the Melbourne build approach?

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Suggestion re entry foyer and study

I agree with the above comments about the theatre - being able to shut out the noise from the rest of the house is always good. Regarding the the two…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

These are the updated drawings. For some reason the media room has flipped - the platform is now at the back of the house. I wonder if it's because the…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Hamilton24 Plantation Homes

Congratulations! Any pictures/plans to show?

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

I like your colour selections.
Is that all of the selection appointments out of the way? Have they given you a start date yet?
What is the difference been the Fujitsu air-con…

1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Post #50! And to celebrate, we’ve now received the contract from Clarendon. The plans look pretty good; there are only a couple of things we need to clarify. The most…

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1 month1 monthKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!

Congratulations! House looks amazing!

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!

That stair case is very striking, I like it! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos. Congratulations!

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

That sucks... and there's nothing you can do during the closure, it's just completely dead time... My start is going to be delayed by Christmas, so I feel a bit…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

It's hard to say... on the other hand you could wait and prices get worse or interest rates go up. That's always the trade off. All you can do is…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Have you seen the fairmont range? The 34 and 35 might also address your needs.
It has 5 beds upstairs, downstairs bedroom/study with dual access bathroom.
Stairs are facing the front of…

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

Ahh right that makes sense - and yeah I believe they don't bother with council approval until covenant approval is received. Hopefully that happens quickly for you!

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

Seems spread out! I was told electrical and air con (you're getting ducted?) are on the same day. Apparently the air con person only takes about 30 mins and checks…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

It's been a couple of days, and there's an update so it's time for a new post.
We signed the Preliminary Building Agreement and put in some variations today, as well…

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2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Agreed - $2000 paid for soil test, quotes, drafting, staff time at selections... If that's the amount, then I'd say it's pretty reasonable, maybe a little for the builder on…

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Are you building in QLD or NSW? The Madison is different depending on location
We're going with the Madison - the Sheridan wouldn't fit on our block otherwise I'd likely have…

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

I just looked all of those up - very nice selections! Are your other appointments soon or spread out? And have you got a commencement date yet?

2 months2 monthsKingTacoKingTaco posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

That's good to know it's a reasonable option to go garage -> laundry then outside. I was speaking to a friend, and he has to carry his mower over carpet…

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