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10 d10 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Dean Homes

Hi,
The original thread of this topic is very old. I'm not sure what the issues were back in 2008 but this is our experience.
After our (original) builder went…

7 months7 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Mine is also about the bench, it is actually the same model you have. It doesn't look odd at all.

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Plants for 2-3m hedge?

An option would be pittosporum - probably the sunburst variety. They don't get too tall. However, without some maintenance (pruning at least once a year) they tend to…

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Gutter colour

Have you used a visualiser? There is one on the Carlisle Homes site. Just pick one with a similar facade to yours and then change the colours to what…

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I would make them re-brick it. You wanted brick - you got it but there are significant issues. You don't like render - don't agree to it! …

8 months8 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Austral - Daniel Robertson Stratton bricks?

Sorry can't help you there but it looks like a nice brick. Do you know what colours you will pick to go with it (windows, doors, gutter/fascia etc)?
You could contact…

9 months9 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
How long does each stage take?

Unfortunately your question can't really be answered. Every builder is different, their tradies are all different, it can depend on demand, suppliers etc (ie. when we were building brickies…

11 months11 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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12 months12 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.

12 months12 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…

12 months12 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Garage and Window frame colour

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

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Which direction to lay floating timber floors?

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

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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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1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Looking really great!! :)

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1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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. …

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul posted:
What colour is this Colorbond...?

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

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

1 year1 yearTashPaulTashPaul 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…

2 years2 yearsTashPaulTashPaul 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. …

2 years2 yearsTashPaulTashPaul 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…

2 years2 yearsTashPaulTashPaul 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…

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