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manderinne

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2 months2 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral modified Stradbroke

We had Electrodry out to do our carpet and their brochure included grout recolouring, so that could be an option? If Coral don't come to the party, that is. I…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

That's a good theory, we haven't pruned at all since we planted them in November. I'll grab a closeup in the morning.
The red growth was visible on the trees…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

Thanks, the top of the root ball is level with the mulch layer ie. the trunks aren't covered. But I will try that.
The mulch is composted forest mulch which is…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

We planted some acmena smithii redheads in November. These are a Lilly Pilly variety that we bought pleached to use as small trees.
They are described as having bright red…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Knotwood would be lovely! We're just going with Monument powder coating to match the gutters. We already have a lot of Merbau colour in the backyard with the deck and…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

That's the dilemma, either the roof overhangs the structure to align with the eaves, which could require extra support, or the posts are moved back in line with the eaves…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

We looked at a stratco aluminium open pergola at first which was around $5k for 25sqm. We also got a quote for a roofed patio just in case which was…

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3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Springfield Rise - Custom Valeco Home - COLOUR SELECTION

One thing to consider is how much water drips and streaks will show up on shiny black surfaces (a lot). We went with black/white/blond timber throughout and think its a…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Hello, we asked for aluminium because the amount of maintenance for timber wasn't appealing!

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Question for anyone who might be reading...
We received some prelim 3D drawings for our pergola design. You can see that the posts align with the alfresco brick post and the…

3 months3 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Mrs - are your master bed curtain tracks both wall mounted? If so, do they stick out quite far into the room? We have got quotes for the same kind…

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4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Newcastle House - landscaping

Wow, it ties in so well with your house. So much extra space now!
Is the pool going in between the patio and the jacarandas you planted?

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

Thank you! We went with Laminex Sublime Teak throughout

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4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

Oh thanks! We went with an industrial Scandi look, a bit different to the style being discussed in this thread but I love them both.

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

I have no idea how to repost a photo, but you can see the professional photos we had done before we moved in on my
thread:
viewtopic.php?p=1480750#p1480750

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

Just had a read of your thread, looking good so far! Love the hamptons style. We have that Beacon tri pendant above our dining table and it's so pretty. Just…

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Congratulations on handover! Now the fun part begins :D

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

We have several corners in the house which are not 90 degrees, maybe even have the same carpenters as you, but both the supervisor and the private inspector said it…

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Advice please waterfront property Brisbane for $545,000

There's a reason it's known as Depression Bay.

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

That render is shocking!

4 months4 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Excellent suggestion, thanks!

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5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Hey, it's about 4.5m long and 1.6m wide. We paid a bit extra for set lengths (rather than random lengths) so we didn't have any joins or extra screws. I…

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Haha ;) We're on Markwell Crescent as well and were the eyesore of the street for a good year or so.

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Based on my experience and from talking to our neighbours, Urbex couldn't care less what you do with your land after you've paid them. I wouldn't worry! Realistically, what are…

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Deck update.
Noggins and picture frame boards installed.
Deck #1 boards laid (with about 500 screws still to go in)
Deck #2 boards laid (with about 200 screws still to go…

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5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Sounds like a good plan! We waited a full year after moving in to lay turf - the dirt/dust was horrible :( and landscaping is still…

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

I ride past your place all the time on my bike, it's looking great do you have landscaping plans for your backyard?

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Cheers. The house is great! Apart from a few things we'd change with the layout and inclusions, we're very happy with it. I'm hanging out to replace all of our…

5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Thanks, we have considered that and have put washers between the bricks and the joists to ensure a 25mm gap to comply with visual inspection requirements necessary to maintain warranty.…

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5 months5 monthsmanderinnemanderinne posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Deck in progress...
Excavation = more dirt in my life and damaged grass :(
Post holes dug, stirrups concreted in, additional drainage dug. We used concrete sleepers…

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