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MartinsHarmony

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3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey jol0, yes, it was my doors that needed turning around for the grain to match up.
At the time my request appeared to baffle our installer but I still think…

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3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Oh and I think they are 1800 high and 900 wide. You can get them custom made to fit your size and custom colours.

3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey rainbow5,
The screens are laser cut aluminium, off the shelf screens from Bunnings. From memory I think they were $159 per panel.
They apparently won't rot or peel. I'm pleased…

3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hi Petrellis,
No, my sliding doors are standard size.
I did hang my sheer curtains from ceiling height, which lots of people have commented, makes my doors look bigger as they draw…

3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey CathyP,
I've been wondering how you were getting on. Building is such a journey.
We have the rake over our kitchen/dining. Same as the display at Willowdale, not the same as…

3 years3 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hello All,
I've been MIA for ages. I'm sure my attached pics will explain my absence ... so much to do once you move in. We've been in our beautiful home…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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140 wide planks of merbau.
We are thrilled with how it's turned out.

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Congrats beeprelude!!! The bows look awesome, your double door entry is super impressive.
I know what you mean about being excited to get Christmassy. It's lovely to decorate your own…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Looks awesome beeprelude! Congratulations. Bring on the moving and all that amazing space.
Woo Hoo. Fingers crossed you'll have keys this week.
We've been really busy with landscaping, trying to get…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Yep, agree with Gibson.
We had additional, unanticipated earthworks and spoil removal costs.
You just never know what they'll find under that initial bit of dirt!
We got grass today! Yeahie for…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Buildinghome - study/media space is the standard size. I think it looks bigger than the display home too ... maybe the upper cabinets make it look wider?
beeprelude - laundry ...

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4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Busy, busy, busy finishing off the smaller areas in our house.
We ended up measuring up ourselves and getting IKEA flat packs to fit out both our laundry and study space/nook.…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Woo Hoo beeprelude!!! Cannot wait to see pics! I hear you on counting down the days ... we too lived with my folks and those last couple of weeks were…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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The ticker on our contract stopped over the shutdown period and started again in the New Year. From memory we were into day 8 of construction when shutdown started, we…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey home_n_all,
We bought it from IKEA. It's actually two BRIMNES TV benches pushed together as I couldn't find a long enough (and affordable) white TV cabinet.
A pic from the…

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4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Wow Rox82 that is frustrating, 20mm is 20mm!
Hey CathyP, I'm adding plenty of updated photos to this post.
We have had the footings poured for our deck, it will be an…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Thanks Rox82, I'll check them out. How'd you get on with door track to be recessed?
Just sent you a PM Buildinghome.

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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We are still busy unpacking, flat packing and starting to think about landscaping.
We've been in almost 2 months now.
I've had trouble finding kitchen/cabinet makers interested to come fit out my…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey Buildinghome, please feel free to drop in to come look through a non-show home, but completed Harmony Elite. I really mean that. The "in real life" tips I gained…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Our house + oversized granny flat are finally complete.
Let the landscaping begin ...

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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I had heard that changes/upgrades to BASIX requirements occurred this year. I wondered what they might entail. We thought our BASIX impacted our build and was quite involved, so I…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey Rox82 ... I shopped around for quotes, every window in my house has shutters except the two sets of glass sliding doors. I found Pazazz the cheapest quote, Hunter…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hi All,
I've been MIA as we sort out our NBN connection.
Telstra. Now that's a fun company to deal with ...
For the newbies - We started our building journey, a…

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4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey CathyP - our slab was laid in Feb and we were in end of Aug. Our oversized granny flat is just about finished, but both builds have mostly operated…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Pommie, our rain days were calculated the same as GillyM. Claimed as they occured and we received a letter every time they claimed one. I think we had 9 rain…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Oh and looks like they have changed from towels to cutlery. We were given this cutlery set as a Thankyou on completion of our build -

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Possible KDRB - We've just completed our KDRB on a single story home (Harmony Elite).
The base price for our house was around $247,000 when we signed our Tender and…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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So this happened ...
We've spent the past week moving, unpacking & sorting.
I NEVER want to move again. Ever.
Moving with three small kids has been super stressful, and me wanting everything…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Welcome van88. I've found this forum super helpful while on our building journey. I've really appreciated the opinions and ideas of others on here.
We are building the Harmony Elite, I…

4 years4 yearsMartinsHarmonyMartinsHarmony posted:
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Hey Rox82 - We didn't use a private inspector. I know a lot of people on here highly recommend.
We have been very happy with the quality of trades, our…

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