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7 d7 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

We were verbally told that it would take around 6 months and the sales guy even said that if it goes over 8 months they start to lose money. …

7 d7 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
do you have a white kitchen? What colour are your floor tile

Hi, we have a white kitchen, similar to yours. We have an off white floor tile. I don't have the right app or program to upload a pic anymore…

14 d14 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Floor plan

Your plan is similar to mine :) so it must be good lol
The only thing I might suggest is adding cavity sliders into your ensuite, for…

14 d14 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Why do SS quit so often???

High workloads = high stress, even if the trades are reliable and the customers not too demanding. The pay offered is quite good, or so I hear, but I…

14 d14 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i

If you bought in Victoria, it was up to you to do relevant inspections before purchase, or making an offer conditional on such inspections, with any identified issues to be…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Ex-Watersun Build

Hi, yep we have been in since April. Most of inside is 'finished' (new furniture etc), still working outside, which isn't surprising as we have a large block (compared…

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Ex-Watersun Build

That's great, really happy for you and to see it nearly finished. Wait till you move in - you won't know yourself for awhile! lol.

1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

Looking lovely!! Merry Christmas

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Rude Beaumont Tiles consultant :(

Oh the people you come across when building!! Some are great but others have no idea.
I recently ordered two laminate benchtops (not for a kitchen, to sit on…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Moving Local in Melbourne - Queries

Yes they charge hourly. Don't expect them to rush through it!! The hourly rate can also differ greatly. I suggest you get online and get some quotes…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

We used New Home Inspections in Melbourne and to be honest whilst the builder didn't seem to pay much attention to the reports when they were handed over, (though various…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Do downlights need to line up?

I'm pretty sure ours aren't lined up in various spots and I don't notice at all. I think as they are flush with the ceiling they are a bit…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
New build. Who will install retaining wall?

I think they only do the wall if the wall needed is over 1m tall... I think....

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

This may sound strange but have you called a house demolition company? They may be willing to look at doing this type of job, especially if you say that…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Where to put entry to ensuite

I like the orange option, whichever that is - 1 or 2. I think the layout of the ensuite in the other bathroom is a bit clunky or something.…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Design

Not knowing which way is north, I would probably suggest putting a few skylights in the main dining/living area. They don't provide stark, bright light, but will definitely help…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Evaporative cooling

I have it as we did want it, and we negotiated to have it included in our house price. We had evap in our last house, and also one of…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Renovate or rebuild?

It really depends on what you want to spend. Both options are expensive, but possibly for renovating you could stay in the house for a lot of the work…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Render, half render or no render

When I first read your post I thought you must be talking about those awful 1970's orange bricks that seem to have been all the rage back then. I don't…

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Name of the contract - help

Just sign under your maiden name. Much easier and completely legal.

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4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
My build in Bloomdale- Fixing stage complete!

Yep the pipe is to run the wiring through to the island - we had at least two pipes under our island, one for power and the other for the…

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4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

Hi Noni_77 - we were also with Dean Homes to finish our Ashford, we also had a great experience. If only more builders were like them!

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna

I think adding our cavity sliders (pantry and WIR) were about $700.00 - $800.00 each (from memory, I might be wrong). However, all builders will charge differently so this…

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna

Hi, great plan! (similar to ours, but bigger :)).)
Things I might do if it were mine (obviously your decision, just some things to consider)
- putting…

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Sinks & island benches

Our double sink is way off centre - down one end of our island. Unfortunately I can't post a pic as photobucket won't work for me anymore. If…

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

That's great news. Maybe just give them a call and let them know you won't be doing handover unless the issues are done? See what they say and…

5 months5 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Soil Preperation For Turf - Help Fu Manchu

Watching as we need to do lawn in Melbourne soon too....

5 months5 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

I'm guessing your aren't in Victoria given all the sunny skies in the back ground of your pics :) . Whereabouts are you building? I like…

5 months5 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Settlement, what is the procedure?

The bank will only pay what they are invoiced, but you want to make sure the final invoice is correct. As above ask them for a final invoice with…

5 months5 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Settlement, what is the procedure?

I just asked for a revised invoice and listed the deductions that they needed to take off. See how you go.

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