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2 months2 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Which GJ's are you building with? It looks like the plans changed from when we built. From what I can see now, bed 5 (which we have) has been changed…

4 months4 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

Here's the sketch plan

And the almost final product. We need to add the wall plates and get the furniture in.

4 months4 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

Mid build. Our supervisor let us in over the weekend to wire it up. We had mentioned this to him at the start and he didn't mind, he just asked…

4 months4 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

I've got a very similar room to yours...We have the screen on wall B and we'll have block out curtains with sheers on the window. We pre-wired for ceiling speakers…

4 months4 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Final product...now to landscaping..

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5 months5 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Brisbane - Practical Completion Building Inspector recommend

You could try Darbeca but I'd stay away from APBI

5 months5 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
3D Rendering Software

I've used Sweet Home 3D which I've found useful for giving us rough ideas of how things will look and work together.

5 months5 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Retaining wall build advice

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy. So I take that as option 1 with cavity fill concrete, steel reinforcement, etc..What is brick AJs?

5 months5 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Retaining wall build advice

I'm looking to build a 0.8m high wall that's about 10 meters long using left over bricks from my build.
Options I'm thinking of are;
1. Double brick wall
2. Single brick…

6 months6 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Decking feedback

Thanks dga. I would make it a standard step.

6 months6 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Decking feedback

We're looking to build a deck in the near future on a sloped yard and are tossing between a stepped one or flat one with support (might need rails due…

6 months6 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Volume Builder Free Site Inspection

It's quite helpful if you have a difficult block. Make sure it's a construction manager going there not the sales consultant. We had a difficult block and sales people said…

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6 months6 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Standard HIA Building Contract - Copy of template

Norfolk is right. Everything is negotiable. We had our delay charges changed to match how much we'd be paying in rent. They initially…

6 months6 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
theatre recess layout

It would depend on how you want to setup your theatre. If you're looking 2 or 3 seater I'd go with B if you're looking at a lounge I'd go…

11 months11 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Thanks...exciting times...

11 months11 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Some progress photos

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11 months11 monthstheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Casuarina 229 - G.J. Gardner

If you can increase the rooms go for it. When we were planning ours, we overlooked them and now we wished we increased them after seeing how they look during…

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Preliminary deposit issues

I went through a near similar experience with Porter Davis. We threatened to go to QCAT (find something similar in your state) and had our deposit refunded. Technically they have…

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Here's the modified plans. Quite disheartening for a 296sqm home to turn to be around 230sqm or less. It didn't occur to us that walls are added up in the…

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1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
GJ Gardner - Twin Waters (slightly modified)

Been reading threads on here for a while and I've got really good advice and opinions which have helped us along the way. It's now my time to share

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Thanks peeps for the feedback..

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Wow...your build is going really well...how did they manage to over estimate bricks?

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Inclusions and Plan Drawings

I've been wondering, some of the plans we've been looking at with different builders have items that are not listed in their inclusions i.e a sink in butlers pantry. My…

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Nice idea..hadn't thought about that...we'll look into that. We'll also go have a look at the Sheridan 37.

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Good to see it's progressing...I like the step in the theatre room. Did you get charged extra for that?

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Yes they can. The consultant added them in for us. They've also got other options not available on the site like a Grand Master. Yea it's a shame they don't…

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

It looks really nice the way it's been laid out..there's a piano in the study or living and it makes it look really grand when you enter. Plus the stairs…

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Good to know. We're at Springfield and the sales consultant over there is really helpful.

1 year1 yeartheRealDealtheRealDeal posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Hi KingTaco, we've been looking at going with Clarendon, what was the price difference between your sales consultant estimate and the final price…

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