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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 -…

2 months2 monthsMinandBMinandB 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.

3 months3 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

4 months4 monthsMinandBMinandB 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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4 months4 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I’d still have my own inspector.

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5 months5 monthsMinandBMinandB 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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5 months5 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

7 months7 monthsMinandBMinandB 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)…

7 months7 monthsMinandBMinandB 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.…

7 months7 monthsMinandBMinandB 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
7 months7 monthsMinandBMinandB 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
7 months7 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
House Colours Need opinions

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

8 months8 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

8 months8 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

8 months8 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

8 months8 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

8 months8 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

9 months9 monthsMinandBMinandB 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…

10 months10 monthsMinandBMinandB 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??
10 months10 monthsMinandBMinandB 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
10 months10 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

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

10 months10 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Make sure you have all defects at handover well documented. We noticed our glass splash back was scratched about 3 days after handover. At the six month inspection they wouldn’t…

10 months10 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Plain flush door unless you specified otherwise.
Plumbing holes will be cut through the sides of the cupboard for the washing machine. Otherwise it’s a bit hard to say without a…

11 months11 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Looks awesome! All the best with build no.2

11 months11 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast

Tribe the suspense is killing me! Can't wait to see your new plan! If you want marble garden ornaments let me know. We are in Vietnam at the moment.

12 months12 monthsMinandBMinandB posted:
Waldorf Grange 50 garage opening height 2400mm

What ceiling height are you having downstairs. If it was 2750 or higher I wouldn't think this was a problem. If it's 2450 that might be why they can't do…

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

I don't use bleach so not sure what it is... the only cleaner I have used directly on it is the stainless steel cleaner Clarendon said to use.

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

Hi KLB.
It's not fun trying to get stuff fixed. Did you upgrade to the smart drains in the bathrooms? Ours are rusting (not in the showers though just the…

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

Hi Gambit
Do you have a wood grain? If you do and it's running vertically then there will be joins. We have joins in ours but you don't notice them once…

Who's building with Clarendon??

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