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18 d18 dMonty85Monty85 posted:
Metricon Denver 45

I've been looking at a bunch of Denver designs lately and this is the best i've seen so far. Well done.
Looking at the original I had this idea about adding…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Exciting times!! Scott Page was our SS. He was fantastic. Very accommodating and on top of everything.

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Yeah it went pretty well all things considering. Check out my Instagram page where i posted updates along the major milestones.
https://www.instagram.com/ivy5custom/?hl=en
Build took 23 weeks from breaking…

9 months9 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Master bedroom layout

Option 3 100%.
Large WIR are a massive luxury item and by the looks of it you will still have enough room for a seating area.
This also gives you a blank…

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9 months9 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

It's really not something you'd notice anyway. So even hypothetically if you complained and got the builder to rip out everything and redo the frames and plastering you'd be delayed…

9 months9 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Airtouch 4

Airzone? Or Airtouch?

9 months9 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Airtouch 4

Has anyone had this installed and in use yet? Got sick and tired of all the 1st party controls offered by manufacturers so now looking at adding something like this…

12 months12 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

Is there conduit from the top bullnose plate to the bottom one? As in, is there a pipe that goes from one to other?
Still not 100% sure on what you…

12 months12 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

I'm almost certain you're not supposed to run a power cord through a wall (through conduit) but happy to be proven wrong.

12 months12 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

Not really sure what you're question is but it sounds like you need an electrician. While i'm certainly not one to shy away from running cables yourself though the walls,…

12 months12 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
House frame delivery time

Our frame took less than 2 weeks to arrive (start of the year) and when speaking with my SS the other day he said builds starting now have a minimum…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Typical cost for an open shower in ensuite.

We asked for something similar in our en-suite and the builder quoted $2500ish. Nearly fell of my chair and despite me arguing that the price was absurd, they never budged.…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Current Build Times

I have more a more detailed breakdown of our timeline but at a high level;
29/07/20 - Plan Fee paid
01/10/20 - Signed Contract Tender
... Xmas break ...
05/02/21 - Construction started with…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
How useful did you find an independent PCI inspection?

Our SS has organised for us to do a PCI walkthrough tomorrow. Up until this stage, we've engaged with an independent inspection company to do inspections during the various stages…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Yep we went with Bluegum and love how they turned out.
Check out my Instagram (ivy5custom) for pics. Link is in my signature.

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Don't get me started. I tried explaining that to the neighbour that any addition in height to the fence would be negligible as there is a bloody house less than…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yep that looks to be the likely solution if all else fails. Honestly we probably will still need to put something on our side to give us some privacy anyway.
Is…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yeah I didn't think it would be an issue when we started. I thought it would be pretty reasonable to want to get a bit of extra privacy to the…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yeah it's pretty common in the estate. We have 1020 setback on our side and neighbours have 920 on theirs.
Concrete path is the plan eventually and putting formwork down…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

So it's not that much fill, we just want the ground level up near the base of the slab so that we don't have the slab exposed and so that…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

I know it's common but another fence dispute dilemma for you.
New house being built and all the fences are already up. We want to raise the side fence to help…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

I can't stress this one enough (with any builder). We pushed back heaps during the early stages and got through 5 tenders before we finally caved and signed.
In hindsight…

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1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Exterior brick colour and mortar colour

Am I wrong if I chose a light colour brick?
Not at all. It's your house at the end of the day so chose what you like best. You'll be the…

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1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Brick colour feedback

Not my cup of tea but I certainly wouldn't say they are awful.
If you are in the pre-construction stage you will be able to reach out to Austral who…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

Thanks. Yeah I think we have decided to live with them - the more and more i look the more they are growing on me.
Interesting as well to hear…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

Yeah just a lose lose situation really. But ultimately, even though it isn’t what we want, it wasn’t offensive in person and hopefully will be something that just goes unnoticed…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

Maybe. I think the issue is it wouldn’t be a problem if we were changing size for size. But because we are dropping the size of the trim it would…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

Yeah that was our plan. Went and had a look yesterday and while it’s not what we wanted I don’t think it’s worth the damage and inevitable patchwork that would…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
92mm Architraves - too big?

Didn't get much luck in other sections and this is a last minute attempt at some help before we have to make the call.
We've had 92mm architraves installed by mistake…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Skirting and Architrave sizing help

Looking for opinions on architrave and skirting sizes for our new house build.
We are going with a simple bevel edge and have 92mm for the skirting. Building a 30sq house…

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