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Seren1ty

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8 months8 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey kjane,
Wow your progress is looking great! Your family room looks very light and useful. Regarding landscaping, I would give Guy @ Yardscape a call to at least get a…

11 months11 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey rdcool,
The job was pretty big including all the retaining walls, paving, fencing, and little bits here and there. It took a few months, but he's done a good job.…

11 months11 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey Zen,
You can definitely try to get a quote this early, as the ballpark figure would be useful for budgeting your finance, but we weren't able to make it happen,…

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11 months11 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey Zen,
Thank you! Yeah he transformed the whole quarter acre block, we're very happy with the result :-D
Yep, that's a retaining wall next to the…

11 months11 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Happy 2019 everyone! Hope all your builds progress well this year, and may all your build days be dry days ;)
Our landscaping is almost done, so…

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12 months12 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey MickeyDonald,
We went with Macarthur Excavation, they weren't the cheapest quote, but they were amazing to deal with, and very up front with where the materials end up afterwards. Their…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey BabyMichelle!
Glad to hear you've found all the info helpful. You didn't mention if you have got price estimates from any other builders? This would be helpful as building costs…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey tand,
Batons are a simple light/globe fitting where they will install a light bulb, so you'll have light and the wiring to that spot for after handover. This can be…

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1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey tand,
Whilst we are very happy with the bamboo/hard floor downstairs, we are also very happy having the soft warmer carpet (with upgraded underlay) flooring upstairs. kjane nailed it, the…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Congrats on your progress kjane and Zen! Exciting for you :-D
Great news Morri, wow another in Ryde, you H&H guys will be the majority over…

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1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hey tand,
That's great that they are taking it in-house, it means they must want to improve the selections experience and possibly the turn-around times too. As kjane mentioned, since the…

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1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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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1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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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1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty 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!

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

1 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 year1 yearSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

2 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

2 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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 years2 yearsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

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

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