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4 d4 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?

It should be noted that most of these solar hot water systems in Victoria (esp Melbourne and southern areas) will be running off the elec/gas rather than the solar, especially…

4 d4 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Upgrade Costs?

Hi, you'll find that different builders charge different upgrade costs, and have different inclusions and offers, so you will need to compare between them once you have found a few…

9 d9 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Oh, I've just realised that my photobucket isn't going to work properly anymore unless I start paying for it. Sorry guys, guess I won't be posting any more pics! and…

9 d9 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our new home

Hey guys, just read your thread and you have been through a lot!! Hopefully it is all smooth sailing for you from now on.
I looked at your floorplan with much…

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11 d11 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Large formal lounge

I think you are looking for a floor plan that is, to be honest, not what most people are after these days, which is probably why you can't find it.…

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12 d12 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Handover Countdown!

To avoid any potential issues later that could be attributed to you, I would do something similar to Nattabs, and put some nice rocks in the gap to fill it…

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18 d18 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Building a house not on display

It's worth asking.
We built a house that wasn't on display at all, we could only view a few houses built by the builder but nothing like our plan. It would…

19 d19 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

How exciting! It's looking great :)

20 d20 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Shower/toilet location logic?

Our ensuite is as per pic 2. If you end up keeping it like this and are having a door to the ensuite make sure it is a cavity…

23 d23 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

Oh that's great news. I know what you mean by the weather - it's so cold and dark! Looking forward to seeing more pics :)

23 d23 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Here we go again...

How's it going Polka Dots? Any more progress? :)

23 d23 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Looking great!!

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27 d27 dTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Hi, a few more pics. Driveway is done (worked out more yellow than I wanted but not much can be done about it now!) and the side and back…

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1 month1 monthTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Taubmans Ageless or Winter Ice

We recently used a Taubmans colour, very white with a hint of grey - now I just have to remember what it was called.....Tahira White! It is a 'three…

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

We weren't sure whether to go rectangular or square. I like both and we just wanted to see the amount of space we would have once the lounge furniture…

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

Sorry that last post didn't seem to work properly- yes we are in and I have to say it feels great not to be living out of boxes anymore, even…

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

Great news, coming along nicely now :)

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Hi - I used that grout sealer. So far so good. Very big tip! - you can get applicators that work really well to spread the sealer, make…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Bathroom tiles and laundry. Colours HELP!!!

Do you mean you are having trouble picking wall tiles?
If so, a nice soft light grey tile on the walls might work well with the combination above?
Another option might be…

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2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Tried and tested exterior colour combinations

Hi!!
We used:
Boral Mocha bricks (Kurrajong are similar too, we couldn't decide between)
Monument garage door, gutters, downpipes, windows, doors (incl front door painted Monument).
Dune fascia.
As a feature we used grey…

2 months2 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Land Titles - delays and options to terminate

We bought our land in Sept 2013; settlement was supposed to be May 2014. We settled on it in October 2015.
We are happy now as we have moved in…

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
cloverlea retaining walls

Hi, we are in Cloverlea, stage 2, but didn't have ret walls done by the estate, we have done ours ourselves. Maybe go and knock on the doors of…

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Thanks guys. Cleo is a bit of a poser and every room I went in she followed me in and sat, as you can see, right in the middle.…

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3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Hi! Just a few pics - very much still a work in progress but we are getting there slowly.

Main bed
Guest room
Ensuite
Main bath
Family
Family (entertainment unit we installed)
:)

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3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Help with living room design

I would probably go an L shaped couch but have the long side running along the middle of the space, not against the alfresco doors, but the other side. …

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Help with living room design

I thought so... just checking first.
I guess the biggest issue is where do you want the TV? This could determine everything else. I would almost be…

3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Hi everyone
I can kind of see why people disappear off of here when their houses are done... there is so much else to do!
We moved in last week, moving day…

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3 months3 monthsTashPaulTashPaul posted:
Help with living room design

What is the square thing in the middle between the areas? is that in the room or on the roof (sorry its hard to read some plans).

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

Thats great - progress! Wonderful to see.

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