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12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Converting double garage into living areas

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if any of you have successfully applied and been approved (by Stockland and Whittlesea City Council) to convert your double garage into a living space? Whittlesea City…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Converting double garage into living areas

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone building in an estate has successfully applied and been approved (by the developer and the council) to convert their double garage into a living space?…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

If you were paying a land mortgage and rent, it would be very similar to full mortgage?
We are currently paying for the mortgage for the land and rent, as well…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

Annietom, we are building in Mernda Villages, Mernda - which is definitely in the outer burbs. Like I said, I hope the fact that we bought our land over…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

Thank you so much for replying Jess. I actually saw your calculations a couple of hours ago, so I have a basic understanding as to how the banks come…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

Hello everybody,
I just wanted to know if any of you had very little or no deposit for the construction of your home. My husband and I bought our block…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Our experience with Burbank.......so far

Hello PieMan,
We have a block of land in Mernda and we hopefully we are going to start building in a few months. We are trying to achieve a 7-star…

12 years12 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?

Well, we've just been quoted $12,351 to upgrade to 9ft ceilings for both the ground and first floor and $2,400 for 2340mm to all doors, sliding doors and robes. …

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hello everyone
It's nice to be back on again. I haven't been on for a few weeks now - what with work, a family and all that (you know what…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Land sales contract, should we take solicitors advice?

Hi Danielle. Just a quick note to let you know that we had our colour appointment today (the third one! - how embarrassing... :oops:). …

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hello everybody,
Oh my how the street has changed! We took a drive down Mernda Village Drive and it's so exciting to see all the development that has taken place.…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Moving in without a floor...

[quote="alulei Will I get in trouble for posting a link to the guy we used at work? (http://www.impactflooring.com.au) He has some really great pics on his…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Moving in without a floor...

That sounds like a great tip! Is this something that we would be able to ask the builder to do or something that we will have to undertake after…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Moving in without a floor...

Thank you everybody for taking the time to reply. We will definitely be using carpet cut offs to try and deal with the concrete dust issue and I figure…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Moving in without a floor...

Hello everybody,
I just wanted to find out if any of you have moved and lived in your new house without any flooring (apart from wet areas of course). The…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
The story so far.... (pics)

Hello sarzy
I was searching for something about floors and I came across your posts. Your house is absolutely amazing! That bamboo floor is excellent - that was a…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Timber lined porch/alfresco

Hello,
I just wanted to find out if any of you have a timber lined porch or alfresco. I am particulary interested in getting a western red cedar timber lined…

Timber lined porch/alfresco
13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Land sales contract, should we take solicitors advice?

Hello,
I think our block is next to yours (the vacant one - which has been so for the last 11 months!). We are lot 505 and we're building (hopefully)…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Design standards in Williams Landing - front windows

Thanks for taking the time to go through all your paperwork. After reading numerous threads on windows, frames, glazing etc, it seems that asking how much timber windows cost…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Design standards in Williams Landing - front windows

Hi gumboots,
I hope you don't mind me asking, but how much was your quotation for the timber windows? We are considering timber windows for the whole house (40 squares,…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hello everybody
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the tips, advice and suggestions. There was a time there when I was a little unsure about living…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

My problem is that I like all the expensive things - like timber windows, timber floors, 9ft ceilings - which isn't helpful because it totally blows the budget! The…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Yes - we have picked a house! We are building the Pinnacle with Bentley Homes. Thanks everyone for your replies in relation to the valuation of the land.…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Timber windows, timber lined porch and alfresco (wishlist!)

Hello all,
We will be building a 42 square double storey house, hopefully in the next few months. We are thinking of double glazed western red cedar timber windows for…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hello everyone,
I'm getting a little bit anxious in relation to the bank's valuation of our land. We're in Mernda Villages as well and we bought our block last year…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hi Bam,
Yes, we are amongst all the large double storey houses, bridge inn rd side. This whole thing is doing my head in! Have you started/finished? The…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Everyone building a G.J. Gardner home...

Hi Dee,
What has your experience been with GJG? We have a block of land in Mernda and we've been looking for builders for quite a while now! You…

13 years13 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hello everybody,
We're on Mernda Village Drive as well, although we haven't started building (because we have no idea WHAT we're building!). We're Lot 505 and I'm pretty sure that…

14 years14 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
Anyone wish to comment re their experience with s*monds?

I'd like to hear if anyone has had any good/bad experiences with s*monds? Unfortunately, I haven't read too many good things. Almost every house plan that we've seen…

14 years14 yearstanaka1tanaka1 posted:
anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

Hi Mr T,
I just wanted to find out how your double storey is going. Our block of land is settling next month and we're still researching and talking…

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