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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Are these defects "normal" ?

Are you building with a 'big' builder? Many of them use very young trades and I am not deliberately bad mouthing the younger guys, you can get it with the…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Hi, we used Monument windows etc also - really happy with them. You can see pics showing them from inside and outside on my blog. Cheers.

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage and Window frame colour

I guess it depends if you want a darker looking house or a lighter looking house overall. Also, are you worried about the colour of the window frames from…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage and Window frame colour

What colour front door are you thinking? Or are you going stained timber?

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Window awnings

Unfortunately I think you'll find that any external blind is going to be a bit pricey as they have to be weatherproof etc. If you are in Melbourne look…

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Which direction to lay floating timber floors?

I would do it as you have it above - north south. Just my opinion!

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

We were in almost exactly the same situation as you - 2m fall across the block. Our block is 17 metres wide. We couldn't build to boundary due…

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4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Flooring direction

I think a lot of homes these days are 'long' - going from front to back, rather than long 'side to side'. Given the trend, it might be…

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Flooring direction

Our old 1970's house was a similar long design to yours. The floorboards ran lengthways which means that they were like the second pic above - I didn't think…

4 months4 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Do you have ducted heating outlet in your bathrooms?

We have it in the main bath but not the ensuite as I figured the duct in the bedroom should be enough. We also have a heat lamp - IXLTastic…

6 months6 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
If you had to pull of country/hamptons but needed to use bri

I'm not a huge fan of render either. I like tiles as a feature, especially ones with texture, or that stacked stone stuff. Sorry I can't be of…

6 months6 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
If you had to pull of country/hamptons but needed to use bri

My thinking is that I'd probably go a light grey brick (if there is one as an option), with white trim and possibly a darker grey render or darker grey…

7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Looking really great!! :)

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7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Too many windows?

It's really up to you and how you would use the room. The only concern I would have is that it limits wall space somewhat for other things. …

7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Blinds

I have both - white painted venetians in the bathroom, ensuite, laundry and blinds on all other windows, and panel blinds on our sliding doors. I didn't want fabric…

7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
What colour is this Colorbond...?

It does look 'light' for Monument. It could just be the lighting though. Good luck :)

7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
What colour is this Colorbond...?

I'm thinking Woodland Grey. It definitely looks grey, but seems to have a green tinge, which would mean Woodland Grey. Monument is another grey but darker. Basalt…

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Building with JG King - Barossa 255 in Ballarat.

Hi Gilly,
I have just discovered your thread but am watching with interest as I am considering this floorplan if I manage to purchase a particular block of land I have…

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Is anyone from Metricon to answer why the 26 sq Evelyn (Dual

No idea really, apart from (possibly) charging more simply due to the likelihood that they will have to build at the back of an established house? Are there better…

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Window covering advice for large stacker doors

Have you looked at panel blinds? They are quite non-intrusive when open as they all slide back into one. Not sure if they would suit your space or…

9 months9 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

Hi,
I didn't use the Walpamur fence paint for our fences but I did use the Walpamur UV external paint which I had tinted colorbond Monument, to do our fences. …

9 months9 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Colourbond gate

What style are you after? ie slats, flat panel etc? I have a colourbond slat gate which I got through Smartslat. You can order and put it together…

10 months10 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Bulkhead on plan

I am pretty sure there is a small gap between the top of our cupboards and the infill. It is so the cupboards don't scrape on the bulkhead/infill.
If you look…

10 months10 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Mirrored Internal Doors

We have that door as a cavity sliding door into our WIR and I love it :) Note that it is only mirror on…

10 months10 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Before and After - exciting!

Very nice! Lots of hard work paying off. We are at the planting stage at the moment and even small plants make a difference. You are lucky to have…

10 months10 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
master bedroom wir & ensuite HELP

Question - Is there a toilet downstairs? ie is this currently a three toilet house?
I have no idea of your circumstances, clearly, but if there is a toilet downstairs you…

10 months10 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Ex-Watersun Build

Hi, you don't necessarily need a permit for a decking.
It really depends on council, the cost and the size of your decking etc. Ours is going to be somewhat…

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11 months11 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Final progressive Payment

Upon receiving the final stage invoice for payment. your bank will do a valuation and inspection before they release the final amount. So, it can take longer than previous…

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11 months11 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Bricks to ground

We had a concrete path laid around the house and that 'filled in' the gap.

11 months11 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Cost of upgrades - when disclosed ?

We were going to build with Carlisle and actually did go through colour selection with them (before deciding to go with a different builder). Basically, they were able to…

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