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5 d5 dmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh! Happy new year!
The $7500 I mentioned is actually my total cost.
AusBuild have the refined flooring upgrade wherein you pay $2,000 to get those 'standard inclusions' but they were…

1 month1 monthmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hey Njh. Since the deadline has been extended to 14 April 2021 for ALL contracts (either June-Dec or Jan-March) then there shouldn't be a need to rush to start your…

1 month1 monthmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Thanks njh81. :) I hope that you had a great experience with AusBuild too.

Not a problem at all - always happy to help as I know…

1 month1 monthmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi Coatedmoney. It has been a great journey so far with me.
Mel (the home and land sales consultant) was our first point of contact and she's great to deal with.…

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1 month1 monthmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Shucks - wow thank you so much blueteel! We have made changes to the colours of the facade so hopefully it all works out - I'll post a photo of…

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
2 months2 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi neighbour!! 😂😂
Have you finished your build or one of the under construction ones too? :)

2 months2 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh81. Slab pour was last Monday - I've started my application for the Home Builder grant and the only thing missing now is the confirmation that the slab is…

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
2 months2 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Construction phase has commenced!
Land cutting/filling planned for the next few weeks.
Slab pour hopefully done before the month ends.

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh. They are indeed matte - both tiles you're asking about.
Which tiles did you decide to go with?

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Electrical and climate plan feedback

bump. :)

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Electrical and climate plan feedback

Hi all!,
Just wanted your thoughts/feedback/suggestions on my electrical and climate plan.

Note: My ducted cooling system is a 14kw Daikin. 32amp circuitry included.
Thank you in advance!!
Link to my build megathread:

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

I am waiting for everything to be finalised before I finish the online grant application. I believe it makes it easier and less hassle.

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Blues are standard; reds are upgrades. :)
Excited for your selections appointment?

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Electrical plan!

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Very exciting!
Just fyi we were told to expect around ~$950 for hybrid flooring in the master's bedroom because the standard flooring (included in the refine flooring promo) was carpet. To…

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh! I'll post my facade selections this evening. We didn't put much emphasis on brick + mortar choices because we have a fully rendered facade (freedom facade)
See below numbers…

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Glad to be of help!
Did you select the enhanced kitchen layout too?
Please do share your kitchen perspectives as I might get some ideas from you too! :D

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Thanks jqkamil! I'm building at Thrive, Dakabin. :D
Are you thinking of going with the Adina design too?

3 months3 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh! The appointment was really good. Emma was really helpful with the items that we were on the fence about. She was really accomodating with seeking quotes for us…

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi Las. I asked this too. The explanation was that rectified laying of 600x600 tiles takes more time and skill compared to the straight lay.If I chose another 600x600 (say…

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hey njh! Yes I have - I believe you have to come in with a solid plan prior to the appointment as it is only 2 hours long.
I'll share my…

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

You'r welcome! All are in ceramic. :)

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

National Tiles appointment done!
Selections:
- Main tiles: 600x600 Stone Code Almond Matt - upgrade $2,300
- Laundry tiles: 450x450 Regina White Matt - standard
- Ensuite
Floor and standard wall: 600x600 Concrete Fusion…

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

What house design and facade did you choose, njh?

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh! That is exactly like mine. The external wall between the ceiling level and the joinery level is fibre cement CSR cladding. I believe they are called window infills…

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

My site is classified P but the soil reactivity was rated at 20-40mm according to the soil test.
The P for my site is due to neighbouring trees.
The slab classification for…

4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Hi njh81! It's been awhile - great to hear from you again. :)
I changed my plans around - I've attached a photo of my plan for…

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
4 months4 monthsmonstromonstro posted:
Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Oh wow thanks for the info enz32! Are you building with Ausbuild too?

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