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2 years2 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Custom Build in Hills District - Landscaping Finished :-)

Get some inspiration from Pinterest and houzz

2 years2 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Custom Build in Hills District - Landscaping Finished :-)

No new pics as it is finished.
My backyard is 12.5m x 5m.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Custom Build in Hills District - Landscaping Finished :-)

Sorry - missed the question above.
I used http://builtrightfencing.com.au . I asked for permission from my neighbours.
From memory, general rules allow an open screen up to 600mm…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
White Design and Construction

What exactly is wrong with a statement like that?
In my case I was given a quote for $x as a base price for a turnkey house as a custom floor…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

Best that you don't get them to rush completion. Your bank will also need time to get a valuer in for the final stage. Funds will not be released to…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Hawkesbury custom build- just about done!

Good to see!

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

You'll get lots of natural light there.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Hawkesbury custom build- just about done!

Congrats! You have a view that I am envious of!

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

That was $825 and done as part of my contract.
To do it yourself - probably around $300 if you don't have everything below:
- paving paint perhaps $100
- high-pressure cleaner -…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

Consider having your tile grout in the wet-areas / bathrooms sealed.
In hindsight I wish I had it done. It wasn't offered or mentioned as something to consider.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

What date was site scrape? Would be interesting to compare progress time-wise with my build.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

I have LEDs throughout downstairs ( entry, kitchen, living, alfresco ). Just went with standard wall plates.
I had all that priced up before I signed the contract as I wanted…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

The kocum is non-standard ( includes other security cameras other than the door camera ). The interface is really clunky. At some point I would like to change the touch…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

They used the same suppliers for my build. Costas for electricals. They changed to DGS just before my build as they had issues with their prior kitchen supplier. They had…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

Out of interest, what Kitchen, tile and electrical suppliers are you guys using?

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Hawkesbury custom build- just about done!

Congrats! You really do have a nice spot!

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
movie pit couches

Unsure if they have done them before, but they might be able to.
https://www.loungeincomfort.com.au/index.html
I got my Home Theatre recliners from this mob.
I wouldn't be that hard to…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Are bedroom sizes important?

For resale value, I ensured all bedrooms can fit a queen size bed. Also have walk-in robes to 3 of the 4 bedrooms and a large walk-in linen.
At a pinch…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Beaumont Hills Custom Build - Plastering and doors installed

Congrats on getting your build underway!

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
White Design and Construction

Sorry to hear. I hope things get moving again for you all soon.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Liquidated Damages and HIA Contract VIC

Looking at my HIA NSW contract, commencement was a direct "within 20 days from":
(a) the builder receives all necessary building permits and planning approvals for the building works to commence;…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY

Do what I did. Get inspiration from magazines and various websites (e.g. pinterest.com, houzz, etc ). Also drive your local street. Formulate some ideas about what you like and don't…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Building a new home and nominating your own trade

Talk to your builder first - don't just surprise them when you go to sign the contract.
It is essential that any external trades working on site have relevant licenses, insurances…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Special conditions in your contract

I had a standard HIA contract.
The only special conditions were the ones I asked for - to allow my appointed building inspector to conduction stage inspections and also to allow…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Landscaping before, and after :-)

Nothing too fancy - just what the builder did for me as part of the build.

Landscaping before, and after :-)
3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Reflection pool

A breeding ground for Mosquitos if your area is prone to them.

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Landscaping before, and after :-)

Thanks!

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Landscaping before, and after :-)

These were done by my landscaper. However are easy for DIY.
Gabion baskets are from http://www.gabion1.com.au/stone-wall-ideas.htm ( although there are other suppliers ). See

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
White Design and Construction

I'm guessing that the significant rainfall Sydney had 2-3 months ago would have delayed other houses finishing. That also creates backlog in trades being available.
That said, has your construction certificate…

3 years3 yearsmaximusmaximus posted:
Use of the word 'tender' seems wrong

By tender, they (as in any builder) just mean a quote with much more information - primarily plans, specifications, escape clauses and weasel words to allow them to charge you…

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