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stellabella

Gympie QLD
Joined 8 September 2012
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27 d27 dstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Hi all,
Sorry for no action lately, but...there's been no action! Nothing has happened since my last update :( and we aren't sure when work will start…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Me too! Although new builder is not great at updates, so if we hadn't gone out, we'd have no idea...last builder (sigh) did weekly updates with photos. Another difference that…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! Been a crazy week or so here.
I've sent an email to the builder/consulting company/QBCC regarding our concerns and those of the certifier,…

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2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Just had a phone call from the building inspector (who I know personally), he thinks there is fungi on the frame. He's recommending builder has it inspected and treated. He's…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Oh that's so handy and convenient! I'd be there every day too haha

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

How exciting! Do you think you'll continue to visit site every day?

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Roof is on - builder has invoiced us for frame stage. We had a contribution amount we had to pay before the bank would draw down, but I thought we…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Met SS this morning. Had to look for something in the shed, so got there a bit early and figured I'd have a chat to the chippies until SS arrived.…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Oh no. Surely the first point of contact would be to the builder rather than putting in a complaint. Hopefully you don't have too many more dramas with them. Exciting…

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Wooo! Are they starting tomorrow?

2 months2 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Quick update: SS wants to meet on site again tomorrow morning as they made need to make the bath in the main bathroom smaller to fit the shower. I told…

Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+
3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Floorplan feedback/recommendations please

As above, I'd put laundry entry to garage, where is your clothesline going? Can you put an external door from the garage?
The bathroom, personally I'd be moving the door over…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Yes! DH called the SS on Tues last week. Conveniently, the chippies were just about to head out there. That afternoon, we received the commencement notice from the office-…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

How exciting! That's the bonus about building around existing homes - you can position your home to suit what's already there! I think it's terrible they've even mentioned it to…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Awesome progress, how exciting!

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Update...no progress. We keep hearing that they should start 'within a week or so'...but still nothing. QBCC approved the claim at the end of January, it took them about a…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Isn't it gorgeous have you had a price to seal it? The ones I like all seem to be natural stone and require sealing, have no idea what…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Updated selections done with new builder:
Bathroom main tile
Ensuite main til
Main floor vinyl plank

Mixers for bathroom shower, both baths
Mixers for ensuite shower
Outlets for both baths
Media room carpet
Bedroom and robe carpet

Ensuite bath
WC…

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3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

It doesn't even make sense to me, I actually thought the gloss was a different paint, so why would it matter if the doors/skirts/archs were a different colour? Oh well,…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

They use Wattyl Paints, we've gone Wattyl White inside (we were originally having two internal colours as previous builder allowed this as long as one wasn't just to one wall…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

I know right! And they obviously don't have the same items/products as standard, so it's a bit of a mine field. The most annoying thing was the paint, it's hard…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Something funny that crossed my mind today (okay, it's not that funny, but in times like this you take anything!) - I want to buy a second hand change table…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Colour selection completed, we had to sign off on it without any of our 'upgrades' which they will do variations for, as they are expecting the building approval any day…

3 months3 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Love your selections, can't wait to see it all come together! I LOVE the Venette range, I wish we could have had it. It will look fabulous in your home!

4 months4 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Here are some pics (from October) of what stage the house got to. I haven't been out there in a couple of months now, I'm not sure how the frame…

4 months4 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Hi everyone,
I haven't done an update in a few months, unfortunately our chosen builder went into liquidation just as our frame was finished, meaning we have been going through the…

11 months11 monthsstellabellastellabella posted:
Stellabella's second build - work stopped...again - 1 month+

Reaver, the insulation/thermal qualities are fantastic. Durability wise, not so great. We sold our first house when it was less than two years old, and had no issues; however we…

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