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2 d2 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Oh you won't like me but I can see what your other half means!
So hard to know when making selections isn't it.
Everything else is looking fabulous though. How…

2 d2 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Good news today!! Looks like the power install should *hopefully* start tomorrow, and be finished on 25th...
I have my fingers and toes crossed!

2 d2 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Oh my gosh yes, it really adds up doesn't it! Little bits here and there, bam!
If our kitchen orientation was different I would have forced the shaker style on hubby…

8 d8 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

yeah its hard to know, we are building the display specification home already, so most of the additional cost was bundled together with the other display spec upgrades. so that…

20 d20 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Bliss Bedfordale

Looks great!!

20 d20 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Pool Installation

We did manage to get our solar HWS installed before handover (actually just prior to lockup) so I think it probably depends on the builder and exactly what you want…

21 d21 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229

Hi!!
Congrats on your purchase :)
Just to let you know that for some reason your thread shows up under the WA (Western Australia) builds... so you might…

23 d23 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

I forgot to add an issue that's come up with the airconditioning.
When we worked out our house layout, we added a door to the kids wing so it can be…

23 d23 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Recommendations for suppliers after handover (Guildford, WA)

Hi there,
We're getting solid wood floors done by Chelsea flooring in Osborne Park. Good price, and friendly guys. We've been to see a couple of their installs and it looks…

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24 d24 dspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Loving my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!
Internal painting is almost complete, plumbing almost complete, tiling is complete, bathroom glass installed, window and door screens are installed....
We should have had final inspection last week,…

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2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

Congratulations on getting the keys!! Yay!!!
Good luck with the painting and moving :)

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2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Now after I have sent back our final documents they have hit us with a $590 variation as the roller door needs a t-bar due to structural & construction purposes.…

2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

So much progress with the tiling! All has been laid and grouting started (no floors have been grouted yet).
Laundry splashback just grouted.
Love, love, love the ensuite feature tile!

Main bathroom

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2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Thanks. Yeah I agree, a pretty bad stuff up.
I guess its a learning that when meeting with the tiler to ensure each and every area is covered.
Although that still hasn't…

2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Tiling has started!!!
Bit of a drama as somehow an old version of the tile specification was given to the tiler / ordered, so there were no feature tiles for the…

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2 months2 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build

I have a few comments but feel free to ignore as everyone's tastes are different!
Firstly I LOVE your giant scullery! So much storage! I personally would make it slightly wider…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Its all happening!!!
Lock up 2 days ago, yesterday all the cabinets were delivered and they have been installing them yesterday and today.
Hubby went by on the way to work yesterday…

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3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Not sure if I should be happy or sad that we've been locked out now :shock:
*sniff sniff*

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3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
The problem with builders in general

Most of my frustration so far has been due to the time taken to get to construction.
Either there were not enough people for the number of jobs (contracts admin,…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Suggestions of how to add a personal touch to concrete slab?

So our concrete is due to be laid in the garage of our new home shortly.
I'd like to do something to mark/personalise it for our family.
I'll have to do it…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

The ceilings and 'superwall' have gone in!!
Need the cornices still though. It only took them two days, they were there after dark working with torchlight!
Pictures of the kitchen/living/dining included. So…

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3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

Thanks Mrs Doe. Its already growing on me! :)

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3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Affordable wood look option to match jarrah skirting?

We're planning to replace existing ageing faux jarrah laminate with something nicer and more contemporary before sale.
I was originally thinking of some affordable but realistic looking oak laminate or similar…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Summit homes Perth

Hi!!!
We're building with Summit too. We had a changeover of supervisors a little while ago, and we lost Victor.
Your journey sounds similar to ours, very slow to start (also due…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?

Hi again,
I think (If I have understood what you mean correctly, am not 100% on tech terms) that the barge ends are made of the same material as the cladding,…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?

Link here:
Yes, window frames are white. It looks really good with the facade (though I'm having second thoughts about the combo of white with the face bricks we chose…

3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?

Check out my thread, I just uploaded the latest pics of my house.
I have similar to what you're planning - my roof and gutters are Woodland Grey and fascia is…

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3 months3 monthsspiffmiffspiffmiff posted:
New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

We have a roof (installed Monday), front cladding (installed yesterday) and glass (installed today!!).
So, our house is looking so much more 'finished' from the outside :-D

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