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Western Suburbs, Melbourne
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5 d5 dMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague in QLD

So exciting!!!!!

8 d8 dMegeraMegera posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

So ridiculous :-( sorry you are dealing with that! :-(
Do they put temp fencing and alarms up I SA?
(To be honest…

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12 d12 dMegeraMegera posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Tiles could be down but no grout?

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15 d15 dMegeraMegera posted:
Custom Build in Warrnambool

My FB memory from yesterday was putting our small retaining walls in (looks to be a similar height to yours but on two levels). My BIL did all the hard…

17 d17 dMegeraMegera posted:
Custom Build in Warrnambool

Chasing tradies for quotes was probably my least favourite part of our whole build.
One was a no-show to an appointment we made with them because it was windy …

23 d23 dMegeraMegera posted:
Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Our area is pretty much fully built now and people are STILL dumping rubbish around the back road (our area is basically shaped like a big backwards D). I drove…

23 d23 dMegeraMegera posted:
Fence with 200mm gap to garage

This is how ours is done:

1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Building the Simonds Palisade in Gippsland

So all but the front 3-4m on our block is flat. We have about a metre fall over those front few metres (so our driveway is a bit of a…

1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Building the Simonds Palisade in Gippsland

You used to be required to have one due to potential flooding/chemicals from the garage into the house.
Our garage is apparently slightly lower than 'normal' due to the slope…

1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

In our experience you won't hear anything unless you reach out to them. So text or email (he SS not the CRC they have no clue) and ask for an…

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1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

That's definitely how it happened for us! They were so quick I didn't get a chance to see the slab finished (without the frame).

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1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne

Not yet
Both good and bad. Bad because this is dragging on so long and is ridiculous but good because DD just started prep and I didn't want any disruptions…

1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds Palisade in Drouin

It could also be that they have a few other builds starting a tiny bit earlier/same time and that's when they can fit you in to start. A lot of…

1 month1 monthMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne

Yes, we are, despite the issues we are having with our tiles and the maintenance side of things we are very happy and our experience with the build team was…

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

So does ours and we've been in a year now...!

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds Palisade in Drouin

The actual contract itself is pretty straight forward and should be very similar to the sample they sent you. Have a good read through it but there really shouldn't be…

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

Looks fantastic! I love your cabinets!

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

The pics aren't working for me

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Custom Build in Warrnambool

For now until eternity

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

Woohoo!!!!

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds Palisade in Drouin

Ahh 5 months?! I would've gone insane! I think we took a week or two and even that was too long for me
Edited to say - your block looks…

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Good news! Shouldn't hold anything up then :-)
They did our place inside-out too :-)

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Are they going to start on the inside while they wait for a brickie?

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Custom Build in Warrnambool

It was 10 days from final invoice to keys for us - we picked our final payment up as a cheque from the bank and took it to the builder.…

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

We have the exact same thing in our entry, we didn't even notice it until after we got keys.
Stick a decorative plaque over it ;-)

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast

Make sure you post here when you start your new thread so we don't miss it!
What a great adventure Can't wait to follow along!

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast

So exciting!!!!!!
Hope you keep us updated on your new adventures!! (What do the kids think?!)

2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Simonds express Westbury Beckett facade

Why though? There is no advantage what-so-ever for them purposely holding you up. They want their payments just as much (if not more!) as you want to be in your…

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Where did you buy it from? (If it's Harvey Norman and they did it up on an invoice, it's traceable)

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2 months2 monthsMegeraMegera posted:
Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

I am actually!
The toaster takes almost exactly as long as it takes for the water to boil in the kettle which is kind of amusing (and I always forget to…

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