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nickvee

Geelong, Victoria
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4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Hey Pippa,
All sorted. Burbank came out and had a look last Friday.
They are going to fix the kitchen.
They are not going to fix the mortar yet as they have said…

4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

So we have started to notice some issues that we are quite concerned about.
We have notice some step cracking in the mortar on the back left hand corner of the…

4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Thank you all for your kind words, greatly appreciated! :)

4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Hi all!
So we decided to build a house, YES, we have gone completely crazy :lol:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara
Lot - Stage 17, 512sqm (settlement 1st…

4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Just thought we would give you all an update, haven't been on here in forever!
Would like to see everyone else's progress in the last little while, so make sure you…

4 years4 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Yep, they are pretty cool and decently priced.
We bought this mirror from there.

Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC
5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hi losichna+4...thank you! :) our block was P due to fill and our slab was a h2 with piers. At a guess, seeing as the brushfire…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

After seeing everyone else's site costs I'm beginning to wonder whether or not we were extremely lucky or if our builder wasn't thorough..I spose I will find out soon enough…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Swapping a block land - Double Stamp Duty Implications

We swapped blocks prior to settlement and we did not have to pay double stamp duty :)

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

There is definitely a caveat on it and it is the for the front landscaping.
Just before xmas we wanted to tie off some loose ends and merge our construction and…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Has anyone that is currently living in Grand Lakes noticed there water is a bit cloudy and tastes like crap?
Our water has always tasted a bit crap, but noticed yesterday…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Hey leeamja,
Our house was 28sq and site costs were 10k.
Cheers,
Nick

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Hi all,
Time for an update!
We have finally finished all landscaping around the house.
All i have to do now is get some soil and plant our veggie garden!
Floorboards are being ripped…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

You will able to settle on the land and can start building as soon as settlement has gone through.
What exactly are the issues? Too high, too low?
I am not 100%…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our PD Livingstone - 18 months on

Looking really good guys! Love the planter box idea :)

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our PD Livingstone - 18 months on

Hey Laura,
How did everything go with the soil and grass, all in?

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

It's really good actually. Was one of the things I raised with the plumbers. There is plenty of pressure.

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

It's not that bad, the floor has splintered and cupped a little bit, but not enough for it to stick out, you would have to look at it closely to…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Actually it was our cat, so we can blame him! haha

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

2014 is all about insurance replacing our floorboards lol - we unfortunately flooded the laundry and in turn ruined most of our floorboards in the hallway and kitchen..Insurance say the…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Thanks guys! :D
Putting in pavers this week and hopefully getting this deck done over the summer..
Need to take out about 1m3 of soil,…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

I think my neighbors yards look perfectly fine.

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Front landscaping is all done!
Still needs a few features though, but it's done to satisfy our developers :)
Backyard
Side of house
Still need to raise garden bed a…

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Awesome!
We have most of our landscaping finished now. Grass is in, just finishing off rock and paving this weekend.
Will post some photos once it's all done :)

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Hey bluesude, how's your new stainless steel French door fridge with a big red bow on it going?? haha

5 years5 yearsnickveenickvee posted:
New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

Yeah it looks like he missed a lot of spots.
You can get some soil delivered (white washed sand) and top dress all the parts he missed).
Also, some seasol shouldn't hurt…

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