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Joined 22 January 2022
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12 d12 dMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Build is really progressing at the moment, haven't had much spare time to upload photos. We are getting very close to finishing our build. Was aiming for it to finish…

1 month1 monthMrSoberMrSober posted:
Adding PowerPoint's to new build

To give some idea my Mother with her build to add a power point was $80, and my builder charged $94 or so per power point.
We have 2x double power…

1 month1 monthMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

And coming into the beginning of 2022, work started pretty quickly with bricking getting finished off.
10/01/2022 - Last bits of brick work finished off.

25/01/2022 - Site visit to go through…

1 month1 monthMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Small world haha, are you building in the same area or have just passed it being on the main road through Taylor?
Yeah I think we got really lucky with out…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Thanks,
What stage of the build are you at? They are currently doing the internal fit out for ours, just a little behind as i didn't find this site at…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Here's another photo dump with dates etc of work progression for the rest in 2021 before Xmas shutdown.
04/08/2021 - Site works started, was exciting to see work start on our…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Frames to finished

Very excited, it has been a long time coming with our first land slipping through our fingers. We first started out looking for a new home back in 2019.....
Are you…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Hey Everyone,
Thought I would start a bit of a thread to go through our first building experience as I enjoy reading through others builds and this would keep a nice…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Frames to finished

Our builds not finished yet but might give a bit of an idea,
Frames for us finished on the 14/12/2021, and we are now at the stage of internal fitout with…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Career change

Being a public servant if you have access to your long service leave you could see if you could take a bunch of it while you give this a go,…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Sewer Pipe - external connection

Ah so the S bend after every drain is what keeps the smell from seeping out? That actually makes a lot more sense then running two separate pipes from every…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Trick to putting up hidden screws?

Don't know if it would really help in this situation,
I trick I found for when you can't easily see the holes is by putting something like masking tape across the…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Sewer Pipe - external connection

Yeah that I understand but was under the impression it doesn't go straight into the same pipe down to the sewer? Thought toilet waste goes in its own pipe first…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Sewer Pipe - external connection

Is that just for waste water from the taps and shower? surely it doesn't do the toilet water??

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

Yeah was just a little worried with all the stories I have seen on here of builders not wanting to fix even if they are at fault.
To be honest I…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

Just thought I would update, as I asked the builder about this the night before. They got back to me this afternoon to say this will be fixed as per…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

Good to know I should be able to ask for it to be moved, as it just mess' up the look of the kitchen for me. And loose a bit…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

I would assume it wouldn't have been to big of a job at the point the photo was taken, however it wasn't picked up until the kitchen people went in…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

So we got our updated Kitchen layout back today and it has been changed a bit from the original version. It appears the measurements have been done onsite now and…

2 months2 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

Is there a reason you went with a mesh system if you are running cables in the first place? I don't really see the use of mesh if you are…

3 months3 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

I wouldn't go fibre unless you really have a use case for it, we are pretty far from it ever needing to be something we need to run in houses.…

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4 months4 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building price increases

Yeah has me a little worried now also reading this thread, I too have signed a HIA contract in Canberra and have the similar clause and didn't think much about…

4 months4 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

This was a great read, love looking over posts like this for ideas and such. Such an awesome build you have here.
I can't wait till we can take ownership of…

4 months4 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Show us your facade...

This is ours currently still building, will be a little different to the colour scheme below. We went with Blackbutt coloured brick, monument roof/gutters, think we ended up going with…

4 months4 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Nearly go to site daily as we just can't help ourselves, but we live one suburb over so it is often a place for us to go for walks or…

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