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2 months2 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
The Gables in Box Hill

The house next to my block is coming along nicely. Can't wait to meet my neighbours.

2 months2 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
The Gables in Box Hill

Congratulations! Don't be daunted by a corner block. Once everyone has a better understanding of the requirements, the process will be a lot easier. There were a lot of frustrations…

3 months3 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
The Gables in Box Hill

No problem. So you ended up putting a deposit on the block? Your builder should be able to tell you where you can have your driveway and where it will…

3 months3 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
The Gables in Box Hill

Hi. I am building a house on a corner lot in The Gables. I didn't have any issues with the driveway as I wanted it on the primary street and…

8 months8 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Cranbourne23, my site costs came to:
Site: $22,000
Additional site: $14,000
Council and other requirements: $20,000
Total = $56,000
And my house is on a level block with half a metee slope. The house itself…

8 months8 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi. Tricky one. EB is charging me $7,000 for an acoustic report, acoustic treatment (if any findings in the report) and final acoustic certificate. Do you think it is worth…

9 months9 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Has anyone selected the new corn syrup carpet for their home? I have my carpet appointment next week and wanted a 80 wool / 20 nylon blend in the loop…

9 months9 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Eden Brae is preparing to lodge an application for building approval. Prior to lodgement, they said they require paperwork from me to organise - a certificate on my land called…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?

I have attached my tender so you can see the breakdown of the site costs. Everyone's will be different. Note that BAL is not on here as EB is waiting…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Thank you for sharing this! I heard there was a Catholic school opening but didn't realise it would be this quick. Looks like they starting with only a couple of…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

I rang a few of the public schools I liked for when we eventually move in and was quickly told that getting into a school (if you were out of…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

If you have kids, have you checked out where you are zoned for schools? It seems some parts of Box Hill is in the Rouse Hill zoning while others are…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?

If you have kids, do you know what primary and high school catchment you are in? I was surprised to discover that although I am in The Hills District for…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Hi. Has anyone discovered a dedicated thread on this site for building in Box Hill NSW? There was one last year but it didn't seem to take off. I am…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi. Does anyone have any photos of their kitchen, bathroom, laundry and flooring throughout the house? Looking to see tiles from Di Lorenzo's standard range. I was there earlier this…

10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?

Yes it can be very daunting especially building for the first time. This forum is great so lucky you have discovered it now. The salesperson can really only give you…

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10 months10 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?

Hi. I don't know about the other builders but I can give you my experience with Eden Brae. I am building with them in Box Hill. My block registers in…

11 months11 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

I received my revised tender on Friday and Eden Brae want to charge me $5,500 for two timber posts as a feature on the secondary street of my facade (I…

12 months12 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

I keep losing my post to you! This is my third attempt...
Upgrades are costly so work out what you really want and what can be done later. Some things are…

12 months12 monthsLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi. I am building in Box Hill too (London 22) and had my tender appointment on Friday. I have opted for the 2300mm internal door height to make the house…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

This is the facade of my first Eden Brae home.

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1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Thank you kindly for sharing your external house images, PixiGT. Who knew it would be such a challenge to achieve the look you want without upgrading too much. Hoping that…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Thank you for sharing your selection PixiGT. Any photos would be great to see! These are the colours I am leaning towards (just not sure of the combination and where):
Surfmist…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi PixiGT. Thank you kindly for sharing your photo! Are you happy with the end result? What external colours did you pair it with?
Brick -
Garage door -
Window trim -…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi, everyone I went to PGH on the weekend to look at the bricks and tiles in the standard range for homes in the Advantage series. I am guessing…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Is anyone getting windows that go almost to the ground? The standard London windows in the living and dining areas are 1.8m high. I prefer windows 1.2m as you can…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Thank you, PixiGT. So when they do the tender price for site costs, will they just estimate then? That is the part I am still trying to understand. Doesn't the…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Hi. Could anyone help me make sense as to why EB do not want access to my block to do all the necessary soil testing before tender? The developer has…

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Does anyone know the pricelist for Eden Brae's different types of skylights? The London 22 skylight on display at Jordon Springs is around $2,500.

1 year1 yearLouiseLawson27LouiseLawson27 posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Thank you for your feedback Bruce and Pixi. This is my second build with Eden Brae (a downsizer). I agree that ventilation is important. My current sliding doors are doing…

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