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lealicious

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Joined 21 March 2010
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7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

We're not building anymore. I won't discuss the reasons because I don't want to be in trouble for defamation.
In short, we weren't signing a contract we weren't happy with. There…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Ok our builder wants us to sign the contract BEFORE making the changes.
There are quite a few changes that we want amended, and the contract states that all variations make…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Ok cool, thanks for that carlswil. I just feel the $2000+ for soil removal is a bit crazy. I'm going to discuss this with my consultant on the weekend to…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

So we got our contracts today. All the plans have been drawn up, and site costs weren't so bad.
There are a few things we asked for that weren't put into…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Surprise Surprise - No contract :(
Sometimes it feels like all this waiting will never end.

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Yeah, it's funny. I think my BF is just fed up with it all and just wants it to get started.
I'm really hoping they haven't made mistakes on the plans…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Ok, made a few changes
All Surfmist to be replaced by Paperbark; and windows to be Merino.
I was afraid the white would be too white, especially with the windows, so decided…

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Are vertical glass mosaic strips in bathrooms still modern??

It doesn't matter if they are in or out of fashion, if you like them have them! :)

7 years7 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Thanks so much guys :)
Kay: We did consider dark windows, but decided to go with light windows so it lightens the house since we're having a…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Ok, here's what we have chosen:
EXTERIOR
Bricks
Boral Brushwood
Off-white mortar, rolled
Roof
Boral Gunmetal, Macquarie profile
Gutters - Colorbond Monument
Fascia - Colorbond Paperbark
Windows
A&L Windows, Merino
Garage Door
Both front and rear roller door - Colorbond Paperbark
Exterior Paint
Downpipes…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Thanks brb_654 :)
Yeah, I'm so glad we have this time to make changes if we choose. And it's good because there are a few things I…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Well that was fun!
We actually chose everything within 1 hour and half because we pretty much had everything chosen. It feels like all a blur, but we have 7 days…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
The Journey Home - Help needed

Finally!
We have our colour appointment tomorrow, and I'm soooo excited. It feels as though after all this waiting, I'm still so unprepared! Seriously, we have had 3 months to prepare…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Herbiecat's Hartley - flooring pics for the piggies pg 42

Ooh, Off-White mortar is cheaper. That's awesome. We have our colour selections in two weeks, which is super exciting. I'm so nervous though because I'm a very indecisive person, and…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
What was your experience building with Dennis Family Homes?

Hey there,
We're building with Dennis also. We're actually building in the Columbia in Tarneit. Which estate are you in?
Anyway, our experience with Dennis so far has been ok. The initial…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Mini rant - no roof insulation

They forgot to put in the insulation? That's insane!

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Herbiecat's Hartley - flooring pics for the piggies pg 42

Good luck with your colour selections tomorrow! Must be so exciting :)

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!

Hey Laney,
So how did the colour consult go? Hope it went well and not too overwhelming! I know I'd probably crack under the pressure. Let us know how it went…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Simonds Homes Nightmare

I'm not very knowledgeable in the whole building process and how things are done, but from my (limited) understanding I thought that the bank actually inspects each stage of the…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!

Not long to go now! How exciting :)
Did you guys visit the tile shops already? We've been about 4 times now and still can't decide what…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Thanks very much. That is the colour I was going for. I think I will go for dark gutters to match the roof, maybe monument, but surfmist fascias to go…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

As the title states, I'm looking for examples of what a garage door would look like in surfmist?
I'm tossing up between surfmist and classic cream (colorbond).
In your opinion, do you…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Carter’s-DFH Charlton - Landscape pics 12/8/11

We're building with DFH too. We're still waiting on our contracts as well, but just booked our colour appointment today. That'll be on July 2nd - can't wait!
We've been waiting…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

Thanks everybody! Phew, now I can relax :)
So an extra $2,000... not worth the wait I think. But I suppose that extra money can go towards…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

Anybody know whether the 1st Home Owner Bonus has been extended or not?
I have just been informed that our contract won't be ready until early July, which pushes us past…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!

Colours sound good :) We're having similar colours for the bricks and roof. Although I chose Brown Terrain to begin with, when we saw it on…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Frontage - House to Road

We're having a 4 meter setback. I think most ppl these days have around 5. I'd prefer to have a bigger backyard. But I suppose a 4 meter setback for…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
House and Land Package advice

You need to go verify all of this with the agent. When we paid our deposit for the house (we didn't go for a house and land package though), we…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?

We got pretty lucky with our land. We put a deposit in Feb 2010 and it was titled in March 2010. But waited for settlement which took another month, and…

8 years8 yearslealiciouslealicious posted:
What's wrong with this picture?

I can't see it! I'm not good at these games. Any more hints??? I must find it!

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