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Pootle

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Joined 14 February 2007
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13 years13 yearsPootlePootle posted:
M3tricon in Victoria - General consensus

Hi,
We built the mercer and we're very happy with it! Started in June last year and house was finished in Dec. We didn't move until Feb because we we're waiting…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
M3tricon or Porter Davis?

Hi,
We built the Mercer 35!! Really lovely house - we've been in now for 2 months. Build time was just over 6 months. We had an independent inspection done at…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Supercession of home designs

We did the exact opposite! We signed up with M to build the mercer before there was a showhouse, before it was on their website and before it was in…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!

Thanks - where should the tap be located? How would we get to it? Do people really turn off the water supply in the winter? I'm sure they didn't tell…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

It's stringybark! We liked the variation in colour you get between the boards, has a lovely 'warm' feel to it!

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

Just an update - flooring was completed last week, and carpets were finished yesterday. So now .... we're moving in!!! Almost a year to the day since we got the…

We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35
14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!

We've just had nearly the same thing!! Called them out because the heating wasn't working and they went up to the heater and found the gas wasn't switched on. I…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Cable or adsl??

I've just started contacting providers to find out what options we have for phone/broadband in our new house. We currently use phone + adsl broadband through optus. Optus have told…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

Yes - that's the one!!
Shouldn't be too long now, just waiting for the flooring in the New Year.
Have you started your build yet?

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

Thanks Phoenix for sorting out the photo links - I'm learning as I go along!
VJ - overall a bit slower on the build than I would have liked, hence we're…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
House Warming Gifts

No! Heidelberg.

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

Don't know if this will work, but will try and post a couple of pictures!
We signed up with M'con 10th Dec 2006. We demolished a house in March 07, building…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
House Warming Gifts

I'll try!! We won't be in for Xmas because we're waiting on timber flooring to be fitted but it's great to finally have the keys and to be able to…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
House Warming Gifts

We got our keys yesterday and got ... nothing!!
Someone else I know recently got some cutlery (from M'con) but we didn't even get that - perhaps we cost them too…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Underground Powerpit

We had to pay for an underground pit - it was in our building contract. I think all new houses now have to have one? The builder was quoting us…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Home Insurance?

Well we've taken the plunge and gone with AAMI - we have gone with $300 excess on both contents and buildings and the premium was $600 per year. This is…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Home Insurance?

Thanks for your thoughts. We currently use racv for contents insurance ( and car) but even with their discount they come out at more than double aami's quote!

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Home Insurance?

Well the time is drawing near, we're almost at handover stage now, so will need to sort out some house insurance. Does anyone have any opinions as to who to…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Flooring not coming on Monday .....

If you ordered it in Sept and arranged fitment date 2 weeks ago, surely they checked that they had received the order and had it waiting?? Have they sold it…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Join in benchtop

This is the colour we've chosen:
http://www.parbury.com.au/wilsonart/lar ... on%20Maple
You can see the lines along it - they just don't join up!

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Join in benchtop

Not at the moment! Should be having an inspection on Friday so I'll definitely take some then.

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Join in benchtop

Hi,
Following on from my earlier post about the maximum length of laminate benchtop....
I e-mailed the laminate company and they say the maximum length of the laminate is 3660mm. Our kitchen…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
How long does a demolition permit take?

Our demolisher applied for ours - had it within the week.

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Porter Davis' WENTWORTH

Yes that's true! Much as I loved the look of all the huge showhouses I did think it would be a lot of cleaning!

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Porter Davis' WENTWORTH

We loved both the entertainer and the wentworth when we were viewing showhouses. Had we got a different block I would have probably gone with one of them. However we…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Benchtop length?

When doing a quick walkthrough of our house the other day, I noticed a join in the kitchen benchtop. It's just laminate (nothing fancy!) and a straight side with the…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Combined Washer/Dryer

It's very big! I agree with the others, I don't actually have a dryer at the moment but would probably get a separate unit if I did. But this model…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Timber Floors

What's a quad?
Thanks for everyones' advice. The builders won't adjust anything in the house for us! We'll probably do as Michelle suggested and make the carpets abit higher to line…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Timber Floors

Hello all,
We're going to be getting solid timber flooring through our hallway/kitchen/dining and family areas, with the rest of the house to be carpeted. The timber people have advised that…

14 years14 yearsPootlePootle posted:
Knocking down existing house and rebuilding - Permit advice

So I'm illogical and stupid? Thanks a lot!
We demolished first to get things moving. There is absolutely no reason we would have been denied the right to replace one single…

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