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Mrs Brown Bear

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2 years2 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Expansion joints and timber/bamboo flooring

Just coming back in to add that we ended up laying our bamboo flooring (15 / 16 m run at longest) with no expansion joint. I think it would have…

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2 years2 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
What's a reasonable price for laying sandstone tiles / paver

I've ordered some 20mm sandstone pavers with bullnose for the edges to lay on my alfresco (existing concrete slab). It'll need a bit of screeding as well - what's…

2 years2 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Huge Quote for basic landscaping

I think we will have to do some of it ourselves! Still having troubles getting landscaper quotes. Yeah, I know my job aint small. Haven't had any other…

2 years2 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
PCI/Occupancy Certificate/Settlement?

We got an interim occupancy certificate. It came a day or so after handover. Still yet to get the final as we haven't done landscaping.

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Huge Quote for basic landscaping

Sorry for limited detail. I'm mostly venting! Levelling / excavation (30cm cut in one corner), small retaining wall down one side (around 40 metres max), basic lawn, few garden…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Huge Quote for basic landscaping

I'm bowled over in shock at a basic landscaping job quote for $74,000. Small local guy with no fancy design skills. Quote doesn't include plants, Pavers or wall blocks (small…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Our first payment request seemed to be a bit delayed. We were a bit worried about not receiving it, but don't worry, they'll send it through. They were emailing it…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

At the avenue, we downgraded our rainwater taps to the shower on rail too. Despite them breaking, I'm really really glad we did. They look fab, and so practical.…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Hi Joyce,
I'm getting custom made curtains. I ordered the fabric separately from someone who did me a really good deal (as it was over $100 / m) and am…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Hi,
It's over 1 month since we moved in now and the house is still in turmoil! So no photos as you really don't want to see our mess!…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

BarrysFolly you just need to PM me your email address and I'll add you

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

So we have had handover. Didn't go quite so smoothly but we got the place in the end. As of very late last night, our flooring is finished too.…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

I had a solicitor check ours. It's a pretty big commitment so we wanted to understand everything

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Congrats Kaz. Fantastic news. Photos?
I've been given a date of the 17th now, and my floor layers have managed to fit me in. If I can get the…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Just an update. We STILL don't have a firm date for final PCI or handover. Will hound the site supervisor today. At home today dealing with a nit…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Kiwifire, I do love the wall paper. Good to hear you are basking in air conditioning. You'll probably need cooling off after all that letter writing! I…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Congrats Uyllii. There are some other posters at the start of the build. Worth hanging around :)
Kiwifire - any movement on the A/C front.…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Akadeft, the Balmoral is nice. We would've built that house if we "won" a particular couple of blocks we put in offers for. They were a bit narrower than…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

JFN - sounds like things are all lined up for you. You would be a good person to ask - did you pay your final invoice at PCI or…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

I received my practical completion invoice today (working Saturdays, they must be busy!). I have a question - it says it is due on the 5th December. I…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Apparently its a total surprise that there has to be a glass splash back in the kitchen, and wait for it, we're having a range-hood too which complicates the process…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Exciting Kazza. Take your time through the place.
I was told today handover won't be until the 16th. I'll either not be in for xmas, or we'll be in…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
PCI/ HANDOVER

I am in the same boat as you OP. I'm struggling to get dates out of the site supervisor. First he gave me 20th for PCI then 28th…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

I showed Mr Brown Bear and he said ours looks like that too. I should pay more attention.

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
What should we do after handover instead of with our builder

Landscaping, flooring, blinds.
All big ticket so you'd need to have some self funding.
Anything really that you have time to organise and funds to pay for.

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

JFN, I'll try to get a photo of mine, might help out.
I've got a capped off second washing machine point too (Rawson wanted $250 to install and supply a…

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Congrats Alan, I'm so pleased to hear!

3 years3 yearsMrs Brown BearMrs Brown Bear posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

We had PCI today, but we'll have to go back to recheck the stuff that wasn't finished (some electrical, siliconing, garage door and windows). Nothing has been done on my…

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