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2 years2 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38

haha, no wasn't offering my services. Trying to motivate you to DIY :-D
Interesting with the slab, with our KDR the engineers specified a waffle with…

2 years2 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38

Re the capping of the sewer, we did it ourselves. Took a full day to dig it out. Purchase a small Ozito jack hammer to break up the ground and…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Should allow $70-$100k for options which includes flooring, bricks, tile upgrade etc.
Will be closer to $100k if you opt for ducted cooling.
Allow another $30-$50k for post handover expenses and that…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Hi Mirz,
Great to hear from you and glad to hear you've settled in well.
We have our 12 month inspection in a couple of weeks and hope to have a similar…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

you can mix them up in sense of having cool in your bathrooms and warm in your living areas.

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

Wasn't Henley's as we did our own flooring.
We used Airstep underlay, I think the yellow variant which cost an additional $1k for the first floor.
Noise from people shouting upstairs not…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

No, nothing at all.
Opted for the carpet and premium underlay which I reckon would be quieter than boards with acoustic underlay.
But hey, if you don't like carpet, you'll be happy…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

It's an opinion game at the end of the day.
Hope you love it.

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

Agree you need to be very careful as you can spend a lot of money on marginal improvements.
There are people that have spent big $ on sub floor noise…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Well done Snyde, you should end up with a lovely and more importantly, sound home.
Agree with the independent inspector and IMO allow up to 4 weeks for the items to…

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

yeap, love the floor.
What did you go with in the end?

3 years3 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

That's correct they are recessed into the bottom of the overhead cupboard.
They weren't cheap from memory, around $400 a pair.
Good pick up Snyde, ours are also cool white which doesn't…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
KDR Under the Flight Path - Dennis Family Homes (Hawkesdale)

Hi Drew,
I've seen a Lucas Morris home which has also been built on stumps.
Will be interested to see how you go with pricing, heard they charge $60k+ for stumps over…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

yeah its pretty chaotic at the moment. Can't even walk properly I'm that sore.
In the last month we have
-installed the evap cooling
-floorboards
-carpets
- blinds
-alarm and video intercom
- built a retaining wall…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

Not far away now, looking good!!!

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

We're in Victoria.
Yeap they were pretty good. From memory site costs increased by about $5k as a result of 2nd soil test.
To their credit, all costs communicated during the sales…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Looking good!
If you are going to hang your TV's on the wall, might want to ask if you can install a couple of noggins if required.

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

We installed a Breezair unit for $4300.
Didn't really obtain a price from Mainvue as they didn't offer the Breezair.
If you purchase from the builder you'll need pay the builders margin…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

Hi Neth,
Apologies as its been a while since the last update.
Handover was last Thursday and today we had the evap cooler installed.
Carpet will be the very last item to be…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Sorry Snyde,
I wouldn't be relying on any builders QA to give me peace of mind.

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Greetings Mirz,
Glad to hear you're enjoying the new home...

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4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Henley Homes

I believe it used to be mandatory to have the step down and then they changed it.
It's only now required if your driveway slopes towards the garage.
Regardless its still a…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

The plan is to do it myself. The design is pretty simple.
The hardest part for me will be installing the retaining wall which I haven't done before.
Hopefully by taking my…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

Sorry, Nothing in the way of new internal pics

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Forgot to ask, how did they fill the holes created when the rocks (boulders) were removed?

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

Yeah we have thought about the landscaping.
Given the blocks slopes about 80cm from right to left the priority is to build a retaining wall on the LHS so we can…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

can't wait.
This will be the first Ultima façade we get to see......

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

nope not yet.
It's almost 2 weeks since the NHP and not sure when the outstanding items are expected to be completed (haven't spoken
to anyone since the NHP).
Generally, the…

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Good stuff Synde, things will motor along from this point.

4 years4 yearsMichaelQMichaelQ posted:
H3nl3y KDR Mont3r3y belle q2 - post handover work

The Glass door to the Butler's looks great!

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