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7 months7 monthssco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
This Saturday! how is everything progressing for you?

1 year1 yearsco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

sorry to hear that mate. hopefully they start soon. Have they given any dates for when it may start?

1 year1 yearsco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
Very exciting that things are starting to happen for you. Our build has been very slow but the work has been great so far. Charleston are just finished on…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
You shouldn't really count time you pay deposit to the time you sign the contract. There are many factors out of the builders control here including council approvals, sydney…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
We paid 2nd deposit June 2016 then it went through council and that's where it stopped for a long time. Council and Sydney Water took 3-4 months to approve…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
Have you been through council yet? Where are you building?
Our's is about half way. The experience has been good but very slow. Our build is going to take around…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Mike,
Sorry I thought I replied but it mustnt have gone through.
yes it did.
How did you end up going with Charleston?

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Delays and Extension of Time Clause

thanks for the tip. Yes 61 days! Various reasons such as extra rock excavation, rain delays, wet site. Sydney has also had one of its driest winters so it is…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Delays and Extension of Time Clause

Hi,
Can anyone tell me about their experience with their builder extending the length of contract? Is it normal for the builder to keep extending the time allowed for the build?
Our…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Ridiculous time frame for Sydney Water approval

Hi everyone, has anyone had any issues with getting a Sydney Water approval in order to get your construction certificate?
Our house was approved by our council on 12th of October.…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Can warped/cupped bamboo floors be fixed?

Hi everyone,
So we had a leak at the back of our fridge with the water inlet which was only discovered after I noticed a few of my bamboo floorboards were…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?

I would say 600-700k is the middle ground. A lot of custom builds cost $1mil+

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?

Hi Ray,
We did upgrade a lot. Basically our variations doubled the cost from the standard 'New Hampton' design.
There are around 100 variations so too many to list.
But in…

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Custom home builders Sydney Northwest

About to start building with Charleston Homes in Castle Hill. Not sure if that's your style though?
Another good custom builder based Northwest is Gremmo Homes.

2 years2 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?

Hi Ray!
So we are just about to start digging. The final cost ended up being $1,865 per sqm.
We are building a very large house and we've made a lot of…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Calacatta Nuvo Splashback

Yep LEDs!

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Calacatta Nuvo Splashback

Hi Jonny, the downlights under the cupboards are hidden in a cavity under the bottom shelf so you can't see them from inside the cupboards.
Unfortunately I cannot give you are…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Calacatta Nuvo Splashback

i know this is an old thread but just posting a photo of my Calacatta Nuvo splashback...

Calacatta Nuvo Splashback
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3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Caersarstone Snow Benchtop

haha no worries meshelf! Good luck with twisting hubby's arm :D
The white cupboards are a thermolaminate in Arctic White gloss

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Caersarstone Snow Benchtop

Also if you are wondering why the island looks the same, the island is Calacatta Nuvo which uses the same white base as Snow

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Caersarstone Snow Benchtop

A little hard to see but the bench to the right (where stovetop is) is Snow:

Caersarstone Snow Benchtop
3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Anybody used a whole stone slab for their island?

I have a whole slab for my island. don't have any issues with it, the bigger the better I say!

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Sorry my maths is terrible should say around 6.5sqm! I'll see if I can find a photo otherwise I'll take one tomorrow! I mainly used ferns and bromeliads. They tend…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

No idea but I recently did a DIY vertical garden at my current house. I purchased 2 of these greenwall blankets from Jamie Durie's website and attached them to a…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Hi winter not a problem! I can't remember off the top of my head but I believe it was less then that, around 1100mm. Works perfect as its very easy…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Thanks meshelf! All the kitchens are beautiful in that magazine :)

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Absolutely and I was never meaning that one is better over the other. Every landscape/client/budget etc is different so just depends what you are after.
When I hired the company…

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Thanks! will do! I should probably start a build thread too!

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Yes well there you go, ours was designed by an architect.

3 years3 yearssco77ksco77k posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Also with everyone spending $1-2k for the design was this done by an actual architect?

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