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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Build Threads & Blogs for The Great South East (QLD)

Hi Roomeat. Great idea. We've just finished a build in Middle Park, Brisbane with Steve Parcell Builders. Happy for you to add us to your list as a reference for…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Exterior paint - Does Dulux woodland grey and Dune work?

I reckon Woodland Grey & Dune work great together - but then I have to say that as we've just used them in our build! We have a Woodland Grey…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Congratulations Yvonne. I agree with gandn that now the hard work starts with the garden etc, but it's so much more bearable once the house is finished and you have…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

We had handover a week and a half ago - everything went to plan with just a few minor paint touchups etc to finish things off - and we are…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Good to see things are back on track for you Yvonne. I reckon the portaloo going is a sure sign you're almost there! Ours went yesterday and we've been told…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Yes - that's the idea cat_dunc. We thought it would do away with the need for a dressing table in the bedroom. We actually found a nice small white seat…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Heart vs Head - Builder Choice

Your dilemma sounds identical to the one we faced. We ended up going with the custom builder that we felt really good about right from the start. We did spend…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Very observant Mr Bee. The green dots are where we want our towel hooks placed. For a number of reasons we went with these rather than towel rails.
The bamboo colour…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Our flooring layer also cut into the plasterboard to give extra room for expansion. Definitely sounds like a good idea for that huge room of yours. We would have loved…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Time seems to have gone so quickly and we only have a week or so to go before handover - and yet there's still so much we need to do/buy…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

The last couple of weeks have been taken up mainly with internal stuff - the tiling is almost finished and the electrics are now all in. The builder has given…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

It's an acrylic render that was painted - not sure of the brand. I think the actual colour is a little lighter/whiter than it appears in the picture. I'll see…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Thanks all. In response to the questions asked:
* I think the fact there are few weeds growing is a reflection of the soil quality - lots of clay. Unfortunately if…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Steady progress over the past week, with the external painting having been completed...

same with the internals (and yes, we struggled choosing a colour, so ended up all white)...

and the tiling…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Hey Yvonne. Just checked all the pics on your blog and the place is looking great. Did I see somewhere that you were thinking of gabbion walls? My neighbour &…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Thanks for all the comments folks - as said previously, we're very happy with the way things are going. I'm not quite sure what the decking timber is TraceyWayne. We…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Looking forward to the pictures Yvonne as I've always felt there are a number of similarities between our builds and what we're trying to achieve. Our painter will actually finish…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Just caught up with your latest Yvonne and your place is looking so good. I reckon you must be a few weeks ahead of us. Looking forward to your visit…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Well alot has happened in the three weeks we were away, so a few extra photos this time. Brickwork & rendering is finished, and solar panels installed...

Garage door fitted, so…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

A quick update on progress at our place:
ceilings & walls have all been sheeted internally...

and bricking & cladding has commenced...

The garage door is to be fitted within the next week…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Hey Plucka - no need for me to check out your thread as I reckon I know it inside out. Must have read through it at least half a dozen…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

What a difference having the plasterboard up makes - and what an awesome size room. You're getting way ahead of us now Yvonne.

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Hey Meerkat. If you haven't already done so, perhaps you need to complete the trifecta of show homes and go see the one out at Deebing Heights. A totally different…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Hi Meerkat. Yes we too did the rounds of the show villages at Rochedale when we started thinking about building. There certainly are some pretty flash places there, but very…

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
CountryHome's country build pg 16 we are in!! :)

So good to see the progress. You must be very happy with how it's all turning out.

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Hi Yvonne. We ended up with five zones for the air con - living area; family room; & the bedrooms. So if required we can run each of these individually.

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

It's all been happening inside Yvonne, and other than windows & doors, there's only a whole load of wires & pipes to show for it - wouldn't make the best…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Just been catching up on your progress and things are looking really good Yvonne.
I'm often surprised at the parallels between our builds, as we too have just reviewed our…

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5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Custom Brisbane Build - Character Area - Completed Pics

That is awesome - you must be so happy with the way it's turned out. I can only hope ours does likewise.

5 years5 yearsthebrolgathebrolga posted:
Our OB ..Sydney

Definitely interested in following this. Are you going to upload plans at some stage as I'm curious about what the end result will be - and that mix of the…

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