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ShannaLK

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8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

It really does depend on the local builder. We get our keys next Friday, today they finished our driveway paths alfresco and portico concreting, and the cleaners came through and…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Driveway, paths and alfresco were concreted yesterday. They worked all day up to 6pm but still didn't get all the paths or portico done, they are coming back tomorrow to…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Due to all the storms that have been hanging around driveway and paths are still outstanding, if the weekend stays dry then Monday will be the day. Plumbing was (almost)…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Am in the right or wrong regarding the quality of work?

I'm in a similar position, our handover is in 2 weeks and I've just discovered that 2 aircon vents have been placed in the wrong position. 1st one they placed…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Final kitchen dilemma please help

Definitely line it up, it would bug me too

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Had to put it out there to the people that would understand this.....I have just made my final rent payment! Only mortgage to worry about now, what a weight lifted…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Has anyone built with Hotondo?

We have 3 weeks until handover. Should have been finished by now but there has been a lot of delays with pretty much all the trades, the latest being the…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

It was supposed to take 1 week but in the end it took them 4 weeks. Although, with the shower screen issues I'd say even if they had done it…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Painters were so quick, took them less than a week for prep and painting. In the end my worry about the shade of grey was unnecessary, as it is perfect,…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Big update with pics :-)
Kitchen and splash back before grout
After grout
Ensuite shower (may need to get the corner fixed, doesn't look grouted or sealed properly)
Main bath
Driveway,…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Thanks livpal5, it is very close thankfully.

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Tiling is finally finished. Looks great, in the end it took almost 4 weeks because of all the cutting they had to do with the wood look tiles.
The driveway,…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box

Unless you can actually find a "defective/faulty" area that is acting as a point of entry for these critters I'd strongly doubt the builder would be required to do anything…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Tiling still being completed. Laundry basin and vanities were installed yesterday which was good but turns out they didn't deliver the splash back tiles with the rest of the tiles…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

Oh wow, I'd be fuming too. Not what you want to deal with in your brand new house. I hope Plantation don't muck you about with this one either.

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

The latest from my builder this morning is tiling is going to be completed by Thursday. Driveway, paths, portico and alfresco concrete should also be done by the end of…

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

What a beautiful gift from your sister :-)

8 years8 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Thanks Jen, jang25 and livpal5. It's coming together slowly.
I have a gripe to vent....We bought our new dining table and coffee table last Monday and was told they would…

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Thursday afternoon (House was left unlocked)

Friday (locked out again LOL)

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

It's been over a week since my last post and tiles are STILL ongoing. Not sure what the deal is there but I don't care because WE HAVE A KITCHEN…

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Just popped in to say those tiles look amazing!

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Thanks ntonk, we are pretty happy with them, the more I see them the more I like them :-)
Just a quick update, tilers are still…

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

Looks really good. So nice and neat looking :-)

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
250 sq. m plot at Willowdale

Something that size you would probably be better going for a two storey, if you can afford it you could definitely get 4 br

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Building with Watersun - Vic - Handover DONE!

I have been missing so many build threads lately because for some reason I don't seem to be getting notifications anymore.
Your place looks great! The waiting would drive me…

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Im a fan of contemporary/industrial style, so I think the floor will suit it. My OH would have everything black and shiny if I let him, but with two little…

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Thanks cat_dunc and livpal5, we're pretty happy with it so far :-)

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Hey abztronic, thanks. We are using a dark brown grout that will blend with the tile so you don't notice it so much.

9 years9 yearsShannaLKShannaLK posted:
Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

OH wanted to go and see the tiling for himself so we went back this morning. As we couldn't get in I got photos from other angles, the tile colour…

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