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3 d3 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Wow great to see everyone's progress!
Zen: We went with surfmist windows simply to match the white colour of our shutters, meaning the window frame blends into the shutters from the…

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13 d13 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hey Zen, congrats on the new addition to the family! That's very exciting and I'm sure keeping you busy :lol:
Regarding preparations for selections, we tried to…

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17 d17 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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It sure is, but choice is a good thing. Just be weary of big showy promotions with all builders, the truth is the cost of all those items is probably…

17 d17 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Great to see it coming together well for you. Once the gyprock goes up all your rooms will feel even bigger!

17 d17 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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No problems! I just hope you can make the best decision for you and your situation, and one you will be happy with.

18 d18 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hi Tea Land,
Sorry to hear you're having these concerns. From our experience it's really not possible for anyone else to comment on the costs for building your house plan, on…

18 d18 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hi tand,
Sorry to hear you're feeling like that at this point. I guess how we approached the situation was: H&H wanted to build us a house, quite a nice house…

19 d19 dSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hey tand,
Thank you! We're very happy with how it's turned out :-D
We changed some windows at the back of the house, but only in shape…

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1 month1 monthSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hey kjane,
Yeah the house is great, we're very happy with both living in the home and H&H post-handover. Setting up the house is keeping us pretty busy

1 month1 monthSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thanks for the very kind words! We're just glad there is more info out there now for others that we would have loved to have had when we started out.
We've…

1 month1 monthSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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We're in!
Handover was Thursday 7th of June. Michael and Chris were there to greet us and gave us a beautiful hamper along with flowers (which my wife loved - they…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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I think kjane did a great job of answering your list of questions, so I'll just reply to your custom floorplans.
You've obviously put alot of thought into these changes. It…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Awesome to hear you got through to this point without too many surprises! Seems H&H and your estimating were pretty close to the mark.
You're so close to starting so…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thank you kjane!
Yep we're pretty happy with the build quality. They've started on the remaining items and hopefully they will be all fixed soon and we'll be in!
We've found an…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Welcome Jacks!
Great to hear about your ideas and initial meeting with Sean. That's a great list of changes!
Some ppl may not want to share their floor plans, but…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thanks Zen!
Our SS was onsite recently and had a neighbour from down the road come up and tell him that they are tearing up their contract with another builder and…

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2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thanks for the kind words Tea Land, much appreciated!
The carpet is from the included range, which is quite good. It is a Stained Dyed Nylon with a double weave of…

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2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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PCI Inspection was completed last week. Both us and the Independant Inspector are overall pretty happy with the house. There are some paint issues that will be fixed, and a…

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2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Awesome to see it happening! Nice corner block location.
Hope it progresses quickly for you :-D

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Yeah solar is getting better, but unless you're using lots of power between 10am and 2pm, you won't be getting the most from your panels. Adding a battery adds a…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Awesome news! Great choice ;)

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Hey Zen, as kjane said, our CSDs were more when there was no door there originally, and less when it was just an upgrade to an existing swinging door. Glad…

2 months2 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Awesome news Zen! That's a great list of changes, the skylight is a great addition, one that I'm sure you and kjane will be very happy with.
The retaining walls are…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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I'm really sorry for you Zen! I hope you can figure something out quickly that works for you and your family. Dealing with water can be a tough nut to…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Exciting day Zen! Good luck!
We chose to do everything you listed, except sound proofing beside toilets. Due to which rooms we plan to use as actual bedrooms, we didn't need…

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3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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That's a good question kjane, because we were really happy with how they turned out aswell and were glad we didn't upgrade. They are the standard semi frameless shower screens.
So…

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3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thank you Zen! :)
Yes, they were an upgrade of about 3k for our downstairs living areas including kitchen and entry hall. They were selected at…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Thanks kjane and Tea Land! Yeah we're very happy with how it's turned out :-D
Our colour choices for the Kitchen and bathrooms are combinations of…

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3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Photo update :-D
Most of the floor is covered for protection, so rolled some of it back just for you guys :wink:

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
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Good info kjane.
For anyone who's interested, here is the new Basix Energy Targets for NSW. Basically all of Sydney is now 50.

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