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12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Driveway

Does anyone have a driveway installer or a paver they would recommend in Sydney.
Thanks

12 d12 dMelosMelos posted:
Bath moved! Value of private inspection?

We had a private inspection done prehandover it was absolutely worth it. They found things we didn’t know to look for. That said we had no major issues.

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14 d14 dMelosMelos posted:
Interim occupational certificate

It’s full of water but not the type you want to swim in. We’ve moved in and we are currently getting quotes for some hard landscaping that needs to be…

14 d14 dMelosMelos posted:
Interim Occupational Certificate change coming

My understanding is that you can no longer get an interim certificate you can only get the full certificate, so things like driveways will need to be completed before you…

14 d14 dMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

The garden looks fantastic. Can you share your landscapers details

27 d27 dMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Wow can’t wait to see it come together

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27 d27 dMelosMelos posted:
Building on a sloping block

You can get rainwater tank flower beds that double as retaining walls. These might come in handy for what you need and may reduce the cost.
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28 d28 dMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Originally we had a full height windows across the back as we wanted to see into the back yard but they don’t open and we get the hot afternoon sun…

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29 d29 dMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

That sounds good. We are putting a double sided one in our lounge dining. I’ll pop some pics when it’s done. This is the space it will go in. We…

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!
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1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Raked ceiling

Where are you located

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Fire pit looks great. What did you end up deciding around the ethernol vs wood?

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Thank you. They are called greenwood griege

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Wow! Love the fire pit and the silver travertine looks fantastic.
We are putting large rectangular silver travertine around our pool. I love that it doesn’t absorb the heat like tiles…

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

Wow. It’s really coming along. I love your kitchen selections.

1 month1 monthMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Yes we put one both bathrooms. They are great just make sure you label the switches so the kids don’t leave them on

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2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Fixing Stage and electrical

Depends what your contract says. Who is your builder? Generally if you have a progress payment say for the electrical stage 90% could be completed for them to ask for…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

We stole Mrsjm’s feature lights in the entry hall.

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Thanks guys.
Here are a couple more of the en-suite

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Get a copy of their contract before you send any money with them. Make sure you are happy with it before moving forward.

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

Yes we did we took our Wishlist and sat down with there draftsman and started from scratch. we had all the contour surveys done and existing block diagrams to show…

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2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

A few more pics

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Got the keys today

I’m kind of going about this arse end about. We got our keys today finished our build with Tullipan homes. This is the first home we have built and it…

Got the keys today
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2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Check the special conditions, especially look for things relating to progress payments, fees for changes to the plans, price increases, your ability to have inspections done, delays, breaches of contract,…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
What's the design plan submitted to Council look like?

Hey Andrew each council is a little different in their requirements. Go to your councils site and do a search on das. They will list all the documents that are…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
What's the design plan submitted to Council look like?

It doesn’t have to. It is basically minimum viable product. Council is interested in things like;
- whole floor space ratio
- window and door size and position
- room size and position
-…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Overwhelmed about new/old house.

Any electrical work will need to be done by s licences electrician. We had our 1920s place rewired and even though you can’t see the results it was worth the…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Home design 9m wide northwest SYD NSW

Tullipan have a couple if narrow designs on their site. They will custom design one for your block.
https://www.tullipanhomes.com.au/home-d ... Home-Sites

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Duplex build questions

We are at hand over stage with tullipan homes. They are custom builders but the also have a bunch of designs you can pick from, which includes a range of…

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

We are hoping to get our keys this week. So I don’t know how it will fair long term.

2 months2 monthsMelosMelos posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

Our house is rendered but they painted it after they rendered. So maybe that’s what he plans to do

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