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2 months2 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Power and drainage in same trench??

Morning all
I am planning to get an electrician to come in and wire up our shed. There will be about a 10 metre run from the house to the shed…

2 months2 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Hi - have you considered window tinting? We have white plantation shutters along the front of our property (6 large windows). On initial installation they looked great from inside but…

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4 months4 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

We didnt get an independent PCI as we had a builder relative come through a couple times with us during build and then again the day after the official PCI.…

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4 months4 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Oracle Platinum Homes or Coral Homes?

Hi. We have just finished a build with Coral. Couldn't be happier.
Are there cheaper builders? Sure.
Are there better builders - maybe.
Do you get what you pay for - absolutely. As…

4 months4 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Hiya Harweeeee
We certainly did.
Landscaping underway now.
All issues rectified bar 1 - and there were very few and very minor.
Walking out after handover it was night time and lights showed that…

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD
4 months4 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Thats fantastic. Looking great.
We are hoping for handover this week :)
Fingers crossed.

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5 months5 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

PCI next wednesday.
Driveway poured yesterday, acid wash today and sealer on friday.
Final internal fitting of all little bits n pieces completed.

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5 months5 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Looking good. We are expecting the driveway to be finished this week with practical completion due by Friday.
So glad the industry wasn't affected by corona and the weather has been…

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6 months6 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Cabinetry, tiling, base render, benches, prep for paint all done. Onsite meeting today to sign off on latest stage claim for payment.
Progressing well.

New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket
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6 months6 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Hi Harweeeee
Going real well to date. Cabinetry this week. Site visit this afternoon.
Brickwork all done. Should be almost at lock up.
Site Supervisor is really good. Place is looking like a…

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7 months7 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Woohoo...frame up and roof going on this week as we speak!

New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket
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8 months8 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Woot - slab went down yesterday. Already got the bill from builder lol...
So plan was council approved first week of February. Final plans issued early March and approved.
Started site work…

8 months8 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Hooray block cut complete. Work has started.
Site super doesn't see any issues caused by Covid19 at this stage.
Drainage and trenching to come before slab down mid next week.

New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket
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8 months8 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Hi Harweeee
Site start is still Monday coming. Have a meeting onsite Monday afternoon with supervisor.
Verbal and email advice from him and Coral to date have confirmed that despite COVID-19 building…

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9 months9 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Good going Harwee.
We got our site start date yesterday - 30 March.
Finally things getting real!
Yes the electricals are a cash cow - we spent even more but didn't cut back…

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9 months9 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 23MK11- North Brisbane

Just heard late yesterday that our final plans will be issued on the 17th...
Just keep waiting...just keep waiting...

9 months9 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Exciting times ahead Harweeeee. But also some frustrating ones as you go through the weeks of waiting for the next appointment or the next plan or the council approval etc.
We…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Getting closer...
Council has approved the plans and these have been passed onto the bank to issue the approval to commence construction letter to the builder.
Our façade:
...But with this colour scheme:

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Morning Harweee
The underlay was a minimal cost to upgrade and definitely worth it, regardless of the carpet you put on top. I never seem to have a copy of all…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Hi Tribe
The 'zones' worked out to be rooms in our case so an outlet per room. Our living/dining area is open plan an considered as 2 zones itself so expect…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Hi Tribe
Just in regard to the ducted air conditioning setup. Sorry in advance for story...
I don't have the details in front of me at the moment but we chose the…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

So...all selection appointments completed. Almost over the 'extras' shock. Dan Murphy helped with that!!
Been advised council final approval should be through by end of week fingers crossed.
Then the whole rigmarole…

10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Hi Zara
Where are you building - North Lakes or Griffin by chance? We are also in a stage 1 estate so bank valuer was not much use at all -…

10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Basic cost prices

Yeah pretty much agree with Brickface - +25% of base. It all depends on what you want and when you want it.
We are building with Coral (in Qld). Our base…

10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Underlay upgrade was pretty cheap and definitely worth it. You get the extra bounce/softness feel more from the underlay than the carpet. We went Gold carpet as the colours were…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Hi Shannon, Zara
The joys of selections and variations...
We are also building with Coral - in Brisbane.
We had our final selections appointment yesterday.
All up - just shy of $30k extras from…

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10 months10 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Hi guys. Just to add my 2 cents worth in.
We are also building with Coral - in Queensland.
We had our colours appointment yesterday and have different ceasarstone benches in bathroom…

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11 months11 monthsMagpieMagpie posted:
New build and intro - Coral Winton 26 @ Griffin Pocket

Hi all
Just thought I'd drop out of the shadows and say hi. Partner and I have a block in Griffin we are getting a Winton 26 built on...eventually. Plans are…

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