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5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Not sure what to expect? I've just taken handover of my Simonds Home (Stanten), my 3rd build. My advice, please, PLEASE use an independent building inspector. Simonds (generally speaking) are…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Tassie Oak floors - Matte or Satin finish?

The lighter timbers generally look better with a satin or matt finish. Personally, I wouldn't get high gloss on any floor though, just my preference. I think it takes away…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Metricon or Simonds Wodonga

Bottom line is this, everyone has good and bad experiences with all builders.
There are a wealth of variables involved from start to finish, therefore many opportunities for things to…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!

It's early stages but I can assure you that Simonds are going to fix every last item to my liking. They simply MUST or I will go to consumer affairs…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!

I'm building with Simonds, and while I had minor issues with my site supervisor and his boss early, the structural part of the build was fine.
As I do with…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Oak Engineered Flooring

I'm in the market for flooring (currently building Simonds - Stanten) and have noticed more and more engineered Oak flooring on the market, I like it. I was looking at…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

Sounds good. I actually almost settled on a dark timber or bamboo myself, but have since changed my mind. I'm on the coast and want more of a beach type…

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

What type of flooring(ebony) are you going for?

5 years5 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

Wow that's a large house.
I'm also building a 2 storey Simonds (Stanten) and went with the Novelle facade. I'm about a week off plastering and everything has been good…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Building the Marriott with Simonds in Wantirna South VIC

I'm building a Simonds Stanten, which is nearly 34sq, initially ill be living in it by myself. A house gets dirty primarily from people making it dirty. A house half…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
our simonds build @ seaford

Why do you find landscaping so difficult? Do you mean you're doing it yourselves as opposed to Simonds building the house?

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
our simonds build @ seaford

A lot of people only factor the purchase cost of solar equipment into their potential savings, yet most borrow the money to pay for it. Lets just say that 20k…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Wet weather and building progress

I'd imagine that all things considered, it's quicker building though winter than summer.
Much of the country gets more rain in summer anyway or at least a similar amount, plus…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Building the Turin with Simonds at Ambrosia Estate

Dark brick is the 'in' contemporary look at the moment, hence the reason they're all in the higher categories I'm thinking. :th:

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
our simonds build @ seaford

Wow! at the amount of downlights...

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Post your experience building with Simonds home

All volume builders are pretty much the same, just follow a simple formula and you can't lose.
Be a hard arse throughout the process.
ALWAYS get an independent building inspector through…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Help on glass splashback colour

Overheads are very easy to change... New doors, done.
I am a fan of the metallic splashbacks too.

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Colour advice for kitchen!

Personally I wouldn't be going all white with the kitchen, not with a glossy blackbutt floor. All-white kitchens look fantastic with a darker timber or bamboo floor. In your case…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Help on glass splashback colour

For those of us who like to remain fashion conscious, loud or feature coloured splashbacks are no longer the 'in' thing.
Trends seem to be a more muted kitchen palette, lifted…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Carlisle-will they provide timber/bamboo floors?

Sounds good meowsy. I've seen many ARC floors, all of which looked fantastic. It's a great product that will give great results if installed properly. I've not seen a lime…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Carlisle-will they provide timber/bamboo floors?

I'm not familiar with Carlisle, but yes, they would need to credit you the cost of whatever is included as standard.
Note that good bamboo will cost roughly $90sq, engineered…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
anyone building in armstrong creek?

I'd assume it'd be 5+ years.

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
difficult neighbours

Ah yes, these are the people who fit into the bracket of 'our lives are sad and pathetic, so we'll make everyone else's as hard as possible'.
What I'd do…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Carlisle-will they provide timber/bamboo floors?

Getting your floors done after handover is a no brainer if you ask me (apart from wet areas). I've done it once before and am doing it with the build…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
difficult neighbours

Don't worry about it. You certainly haven't broken any law so the whole photo of the number plate ploy is purely an attempt at intimidation.
We all go through incidents…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Building with Simonds Experience so far

Just signed building contract recently for a Stanten with Simonds.
I got through to tender with Porter Davis and JG King, plus I spent some preliminary time with Burbank. Simonds have…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
Bamboo Flooring or Timber???

If a good brand like ARC is used and laid correctly, there will not be any moisture issues... A mate of mine has a spotted gun hardwood floor (not the…

6 years6 yearsMarto54Marto54 posted:
our simonds build @ seaford

I'm currently building with Simonds also, my 3rd build. Can I make a suggestion?
Get the flooring done yourself after handover. I'm having bamboo and carpet done by the same flooring…

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