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Seren1ty

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3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

3 months3 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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!

4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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.

4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

4 months4 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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5 months5 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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

5 months5 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

5 months5 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

5 months5 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty 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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6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

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

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Awesome news! Great choice ;)

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

6 months6 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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…

7 months7 monthsSeren1tySeren1ty posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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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