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3 d3 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So we did our PCI. Only minor cosmetic work, plus a couple of shower screens and mirrors to install and we would have been fine. That was over a week…

6 d6 dsteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Very situational on Ducted Vacuum. I personally dont rate it and wouldnt get one. We have one in our current house.

18 d18 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

They are painting upstairs and frames.
We are doing the downstairs ourselves.

18 d18 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Yeah it does seem quite ambiguous. Noone really says.
But I am not going to allow obvious chunks or extras that should have been dry scraped afterwards.If it feels like sandpaper,…

18 d18 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

PCI will be next week.
The only downside I have NOTICED so far is that the plastering has been a fair bit average in places. Everything else so far looks good.
I…

29 d29 dsteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Latest Update Photos
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULRVkXCV85NYf87K7
Tilings Mostly Done
Electrical Fitouts Mostly Done
Plumbing Fitout is Mostly Done
Definitely at the pointy end. We have been told early June for first practical completion…

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Does seem to be the way with most builders though.
They always love leaving fat on either side and never want multiple trades working together. We are so close to…

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Yeah. I dont know any builders who will schedule works to happen at the same time that much.

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Well I appreciate you attempted to respond but you haven't been any help whatsoever.
Your comments are condescending. Add it at your peril? Thanks.

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

They just said it would void warranty. Which is a boring way of saying nothing other than to cover their butt.

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Double Glazing is different to Laminate in that Double Glazed refers to a vacuum between two panes whereas laminated glass is two panes of glass with an intermediary product between…

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1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

To get my windows coloured!
We upgraded to special acoustic and thermal laminate glass upstairs to prevent extra heat and noise in a 2 storey house HOWEVER, due to the construction…

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Yes these are things I am aware of.
Its why I am asking what sort of product should I be using. As I stated, I dont want it for solar absorption,…

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Can you get tint only products?

1 month1 monthsteelsteel posted:
Tinting ComfortHush - a 6.5mm laminated glass

Anyone had any experience with this and what we should be doing?
Basically, we added the glass to our upstairs. Fantastic product but we made the mistake of not getting…

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2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Haven't lived in it just yet. House is just at lock up stage though the upstairs I believe better than a lot of other upstairs places Ive been in at…

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

I wouldnt reduce it. Having sunlight in your living areas makes the place feel very fresh and clean. Perhaps replace it with .
We did this for all our upstairs windows.

2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our double was 365 working days. Reaslistically, they said 10 months was suitable.
First work started in October and we are looking good for keys in June so 8 months in…

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2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

West Side wall. The one that runs between your alfresco and the garage path.
1.8m is too small to be functional but too large to just be a path.

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2 months2 monthssteelsteel posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Looks pretty good. Obviously tailored to your needs.
My only comments is 1.85m along the left side wall is excessive for dead zone. I would consider cutting that down to like…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

So we just had all our internal walls go up so here is some photos of that. its looking really nice.

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3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Yeah it's definitely not on the cheap side but I got so sick of ant hills and weeds I wanted to blow my brains out.

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3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Good call on extending the paving.
While we removed ours so we could do a poured solution instead, its really useful to get it all done at once.

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3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Good luck with the build. You certainly learn heaps (and spend way more) than yo u ever thought you would about what goes into a house..

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3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Ive already got aggregate going pretty much all over the place and realistically an aggregate path would be cheaper than stepping stones (too much formwork required)
Small stones at my current…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

What would you suggest in its place?
Cost isn't a super concern but cleanliness and maintenence is. We were planning on using larger stones than pebbles.

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

Downstairs Roofing, All Water Piping, Drains, and Electrical complete.
Now they are starting to prepare the walls and cabinets for the plasterboard. Very pleased with pace and measurement.
While we are…

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Weekly to Fortnightly. I dont get why people like staring at the same bricks day after day.Things dont move that quickly.

3 months3 monthssteelsteel posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

I have found that a lot of builders like to obsfucate the details on what they use. I do not appreciate it. Thanks for having a look for me anyway.

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