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4 d4 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
How cheap could you do the gardens?

Update: I was aiming for 5-8 grand and I'm spending 16 grand. :shock:
It was hard to find people to do a quote, letalone the whole place…

16 d16 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
How cheap could you do the gardens?

Hi guys. Thanks for the advice. Stanus, I'd love to do it myself but I live overseas and can't get to Oz at the moment.
Other thing I…

18 d18 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
How cheap could you do the gardens?

Hi all,
Just finished building and grabbing the keys this week. Last thing I need to do is get the gardens read for renters. It's a 25 square single storey house…

23 d23 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

It's finished. Hurrah! Gotta say I've been impressed with Boutique throughout this process.
By the way, doesn't anyone know any landscape gardeners in Torquay? Wanna get gardens done but…

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26 d26 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
Would you build again?

Good idea for a thread. I've been building from overseas so have left everything to the builder and I think I might have gotten lucky because I haven't really had…

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26 d26 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Hi Katehutch,
I'm happy to answer any questions as well as I can. If you like you can PM me and I'll put you on to someone who helped me…

26 d26 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

I think it'll fit nicely on 14 metres. Ours is a 17 metre front and you can see in this pic how much space there is in the side, if…

26 d26 dTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Hi Clarissa,
I built in Torquay, Victoria. Happy for you to drive past and have a look, but won't be able to let you in as I'm not in Australia…

1 month1 monthTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

Just had the final walkthrough and got someone to do an inspection for me. Good thing, as they were very thorough. They found 28 items that needed attending…

1 month1 monthTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

UPDATE
Final inspection has been scheduled for next Thursday. I've employed people to go through and do the check for me and once that's done and any changes are made,…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Parents in law just drove past and took some photos. Front is painted. Wooden floor boards are down. Nearly there!

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2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
The back fence

Hi all,
My house is nearly done and I'm just thinking about the back fence. I want to get a nice high one for extra privacy. I'm thinking 2100…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Landscape Gardener in Surf Coast (Torquay)

Hi all,
I'm just looking for recommendations for someone to do my garden on a new build in Torquay, Vic.
Thanks in advance.

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Getting Ready for Renters

Hi all,
Apparently our house will be ready in 3-5 weeks. I want to rent it out asap so I've started looking for a landscape gardener. Wondering if anyone…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Boutique reckons 4-6 weeks left. Has gone so quickly.

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

Thanks for the advice, guys. Yeah, I'm gonna do both and just emailed them to request it :)

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2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

I have been in touch with Darbecca, who have been very helpful. There's about 4-6 weeks left in the build and my options are a) do a "works to…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Getting there.

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

Thanks. Will get in touch asap.

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

Thanks for your responses. So do you reckon it's worth getting an inspection at this late stage, given that so much has already been done? Any recommendations on people to…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Inspections

Hi all,
I've just received the bill for FIXING COMPLETE stage and am about to pay it. I haven't been in the country to do inspections (and wouldn't know what…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
How long for each stage of construction?

Great to hear it's going so well. I'm overseas and feel like I should get over there to check it, but in honesty, I wouldn't know what to look…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
How long for each stage of construction?

Thanks for the reply. We are building with Boutique Homes. 20th September, eh. Crap, that's soon. I'm thinking I should organise the landscaping so I can…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
How long for each stage of construction?

It seems to be going pretty quickly. So far, I've received the invoices on the following dates:
13 June - SLAB COMPLETE
19 July - FRAME COMPLETE
26 July - LOCK UP…

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Just got the bill for FIXING COMPLETE. Seems to be chugging along very quickly. How long do you reckon I have left?

2 months2 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Haven't posted in a while. A few weeks ago, my parents visited the site and took some pics. It's now at lock-up complete stage.
It's estimated to be finished in mid-October.…

4 months4 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Thanks. Yeah, by leave it I guess I mean drop it for the moment and follow up in a week or two - next time we are in contact. …

4 months4 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Hi all,
I just received a notice from a surveyor. It's a written direction to the builder that the last inspection showed 11 items they needed to fix / comply…

4 months4 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Forgot to post. Base done

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4 months4 monthsTalkeyTalkey posted:
Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Nobody that can be there all the time but I have a couple of friends who are going to "check in" for me.

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