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12 years12 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Metric*n - The Real Cost

When we built our house last year we paid additional $6000 for upgrade to slab (h class soil not m class which is standard). Additional piering may be required. Any…

12 years12 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Metric*n - The Real Cost

Mate sorry to say but no not even close to realistic. Sensibly budget at least $100k above the base price for site costs, basix (if applies), upgrades, flooring, fencing, turf,…

12 years12 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Have you grabbed a furniture bargain?

If you're buying furniture you HAVE to haggle the price. If you really want the table just go in and flat out offer them a reduced price ($1050 for example).…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd

Congrats tan! I'm standing at the bank now waiting to pick up our final payment cheque for the builder...handover today!!! That's if the bank has got the cheque sorted. Had…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
20mm benchtop with 40mm waterfall..anyone seen this done?

We have 20mm Caesarstone with waterfall edge on our island bench. Looks good. Very happy with the result. Maybe just 20mm could be the option.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Kitchen Pendant Lights - additional support needed?

Our thread has photos of our kitchen with 3 pendant lights installed over our island bench. Builder didn't need any additional support as the fittings are usually not very heavy.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd

House looks great tan...love the pool too. Some really nice colour selections you guys have made! Simple but classy.
Looking forward to seeing the final product.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Nile,
All up the Caesarstone cost about $3,000 for kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and laundry

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
consent for ceiling height

There really isn't a need for you to post this topic because at the end of the day, you won't have any problems getting approval. This is a nothing issue.
Edited…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Building a new house and need price comparisons

Ignoring land costs, the base price of our home was $194,000 approx. The total cost of the home with site costs, basix, upgrades, landscaping, turf, driveway, letter box, fencing, retaining…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Good to hear progress sarbear. The amount of houses going up lately is unbelievable!! Very quick moving at the moment on McKeachie's.
Couple of weeks for us hopefully and we'll be…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Hi ShannonSmith, looks like we're going to be neighbours. My fiancé Selina and I are building the AV Jennings house next door for us and our kids.
You've obviously got good…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Glad that it doesn't look likely to be the case!
Vandalism is a low act and I hate how people think that sort of behaviour is acceptable. Just like the graffiti…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Thanks ness'n'troy. Was surprising to hear the timber was stolen. Glad that we aren't being charged though!

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Hope it's not true...that would suck big time. Goes against every reason you'd buy in McKeachie's Run.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Would you accept this???

Glad that everyone's comments are helping out here. This job is a disgrace.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Sanctuary Fletcher Newcastle - Anyone building here

Anyone building the Pembroke w/ Majestic facade through Rawson? I swear I drive around the Sanctuary (which is lovely btw) and nearly every second house was a Pembroke at one…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Polished Concrete - Glenmore Park NSW

How does polished concrete compare in price to other floor materials? What's average cost per square metre?

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Would you accept this???

Everyone has given good advice here. I would also suggest you research the aircon manufacturers instructions for installation of the unit. Your building contract will allow for appliances to be…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Anyone building with AVJennings / Sekisui house?

Rudolfo,
Welcome to the thread! Glad to hear your build with Jennings/Sekisui is going well. They have been excellent during our build and if I build again, for investment or something,…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!

As long as you're happy with the end result, that's all that matters.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!

Good to see your house coming along. Just a question about the eaves, didn't your contract drawings show the elevations of the house without eaves? When we signed our AV…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Meeting with tiler this morning to confirm our choices and laying patterns before any work. Really have only good things to say about AV Jennings and the trades they're using…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Photo I took yesterday afternoon. The long day care hope to open on 23rd January next year all going well.

McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.
13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

So do we!!! Can't wait to see them stained.

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

Drove past that this afternoon on the way to see our house and it had signs up, something to do with a child care centre / preschool???

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Locked out of our house...but the doors are good enough to look at!!!

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
Upgrading to Caesarstone

We are having 20mm Caesarstone installed throughout our house for extra $3090 with AV Jennings. Includes:
* kitchen bench
* kitchen island bench (waterfall edge)
* main bathroom
* ensuite
* laundry
Really good price by…

13 years13 yearsSimonArchibaldSimonArchibald posted:
McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

No damage so far sarbear. I wouldn't be accepting that responsibility either, what a joke!!! I suggest you have a few words with them about it.

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