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1 month1 monthMinandBMinandB posted:
Tile grout

No. I’ve tried Koh, Jif, baking Soda and vinegar and nothings worked. A tiler friend said it can be caused from cheap products and if that’s the case nothing will…

1 month1 monthMinandBMinandB posted:
Tile grout

Let me know if you find a solution. Our charred ash grout went white too.

6 months6 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Insulation is it worth upgrading???

Yes - it’s worth upgrading. Our neighbours always comment on how much cooler our house is in summer than theirs. We upgraded both wall and ceiling insulation and then installed…

9 months9 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Custom House Plan - Suggestions

Possibly put sliding doors on the minor bedroom wardrobes to give more options with furniture placement. That’s the only suggestion I have.

12 months12 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Is brickwork cracking a structural concern?

Get a copy of the standards for your state. I would check the size of your perpends, they look quite inconsistent and they might not meet standard. Queensland’s weren’t too…

1 year1 yearMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

If you are in NSW I believe that meets their standards. Queensland has to have all the walls in the shower done.

1 year1 yearMinandBMinandB posted:
Void and/or increased ceiling heights

I would definitely take up the 2.7m ceilings and increase the height of windows and doors downstairs as well. We did and it makes the space feel much bigger -…

1 year1 yearMinandBMinandB posted:
Building with Metricon

I’m not sure on the upgrade but I would ask for an anticon blanket to be included if you go with the colourbond for noise reduction.

1 year1 yearMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Would agree with this. Friends built with Clarendon a year before us and had an excellent built. When we built nothing but headaches. Still finding issues with our build or…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Our inspector picked up a lot of things Clarendon didn’t. I think it’s definitely worth having your own.

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2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I’d still have my own inspector.

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2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

We have monument gutters (similar coloured roof tile - maybe sanctuary) and surf mist render. We have wallaby around the garage, so garage door is surfmist too.

Coral Homes general build thread
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2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

Do either of you get up earlier than the other. If you do, I would put a door on the robes, that way you can walk in and turn on…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Electrical, tiling and carpet were the ones that stung us. We had already upgraded the kitchen when we went to tender and thought we had put sufficient provisions in ($5k)…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We had provision for solar put in and did it after handover. We didn’t do a battery but paid just under $10k for a 10kw inverter and 8kw of panels.…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Taubmans paint wall colour

We have polar white top cupboards in our kitchen and there is a slight contrast
Grey or cream undertones depend on the light. White light its grey, afternoon sun it shows…

Taubmans paint wall colour
2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Taubmans paint wall colour

We did. Winter ice looks like this
If the builder gives a low sheen, wash and wear option I would upgrade to that as we find the flat paint very hard…

Taubmans paint wall colour
2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
House Colours Need opinions

That looks good too. Much more of the dune tones in that photo.

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
House Colours Need opinions

You’ve picked very similar colours to what we have. I was told 3 colours max on the facade. We have monument roof, gutters, facade and windows. We then have wallaby…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

If they agree with the issue then they will come back to rectify - we did handover with stair treads and risers that weren’t stained. I wouldn’t hand over the…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We had an inspector at PCI and emailed through his report and also anything we noted in addition. Our handover was 18 months ago, so it’s possible it’s all online…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

When we had handover they had a book that you wrote your list of issues at handover in. Then you got one copy (pink maybe) and they got the other.
At…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Our handover was a few hours long. They tried to dissuade us from writing some things down on the handover list but we wrote them down anyway and that’s how…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

I’ve had a quick look - things I would consider are widening the garage if you have space on your block (it makes it easier to get two cars in…

2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Our balcony doesn’t have it but our Porch does. I don’t notice it too much now

Who's building with Clarendon??
2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Ours got painted in after we commented on it. Not sure if it was standard but I like it painted better

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
2 years2 yearsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Did you change cabinetry after plans were finalised? Maybe they didn’t move plumbing from the original position.

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