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6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Thanks mclaren
We had a really hard time choosing the brick and colourbond colours. We drove around Lightsview to get some inspiration. I also looked at realestate.com.au and searched for suburbs…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

DCT, I think the landscaper was thinking we could cut the rosemary like a hedge around the fruit tree so that should keep it out of the way of picking…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

The front landscaping has been finished. The next challenge is keeping the new lawn alive in this hot weather. It's getting dry so we're having to water it multiple times…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Hi sammymac, I didn't get the downlights installed after handover. I marked on the electrical plan the standard lights that were included and then I approached the electrician that Fairmont…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Thanks dct :D
The front fence is partly up. I got a number of quotes and the prices came back between $16K-$19K for a…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Thanks MalinViktoria :D
Well, we just got our air-conditioner installed. Below is the plan of what they did. The yellow highlighted areas are the…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Building the McLaren by Dechellis

Wow, sounds like you're making good progress on your backyard. Just in time for the warmer weather.

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

:lol: Good thinking WO. I spoke to the supplier of the fabric I chose today and they confirmed that they haven't been supplying fabric to them…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Cooktops - Induction or Gas?

Hold a magnet to the bottom of your pots and pans. If it sticks, it'll work on an induction cooktop.

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

WO, our air conditioner isn’t even an inverter model as the contractor advised us that we didn’t need it. If we’d gone for the inverter, it would’ve been even less…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Building Inspector N-E SA?

We used Houspect and found them to be good. DH met the guy on site and spoke to him. They provided a detailed report. We only got an inspection at…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Thanks WO
Thank you build again. I looked at lots of photos on landscape designer's and landscaper's web sites for inspiration.
So the footings for the front fence were done last week.…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Cooktops - Induction or Gas?

I chose induction and would recommend it over gas. I’ve had gas before. Mine is a SMEG induction cooktop and at the time I purchased, they were offering a free…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Building in Southbank, Sheidow Park

Taylor Made Tanks do this. They're at Para Hills West but they do come out to your house and quote. We enquired with them and they seemed very knowledgeable about…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Cost of adding shelves and drawers in walk in robe?

I didn't enquire at Direct Interiors how much it would cost for drawers and shelving. The built-ins alone sounded very expensive so I just assumed the same would be the…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
My New Custom Fairm0nt Home, Almost there

Wow, looks like you've been very busy and accomplished so much in such a short space of time! Your paving and pergola look great.
Did you do anything in regards to…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

dct, it's a Photinia Robin Red hedging plant around the tank. It's also the same down the other side of the yard. We wanted something to screen off the tank…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Thanks everyone :D
We have lawn and plants now...


Landscapers still need to come back and finish off planting in the courtyard. We're getting a front fence…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Bought a block in SA-I'm back, moved in pics! Build from p14

That's fantastic news! How exciting!

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Builder Needing Proof of Finances

My builder is one of the largest builders in SA. They don't check anything regarding finance, even if you're paying cash yourself and not going through a bank.

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

The landscapers have almost finished paving. Below is the right rear of the block where we'll plant a feature tree in the raised garden bed in the corner.
In the left…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
New pergola - droplets on fascia - what could be wrong?

I just got a new gable pergola installed last week. The installer has put a box gutter on two sides. We've had quite heavy rain periods (including hail) since. I…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Smeg induction cooktop repairs

What's wrong with it? Is it out of warranty?
I have a SMEG induction cooktop and love it too!! I agree, would never use anything else other than induction!

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
modified wild orchid / dechellis / SA-lights,curtains&garden

Gorgeous lights! They finish the house off nicely.
In regards to the curtains, I've contacted the bank and opened a dispute as I paid with my credit card. Never done this…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

I can’t wait mclaren! Will be so nice when I've got an outdoor setting and can just put my feet up and not have to do anything more to the…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Haha, I just left you a message in mclaren's thread :lol:
Yes, Kym has Kym Daly Interiors and also Prestige Shutters and Blinds.
I just find…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Building the McLaren by Dechellis

Must be his standard line :roll: Peter said it's up to the administrators as to whether the order will be completed or not.

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Building the McLaren by Dechellis

Sorry to hijack your thread mclaren. WO, we are waiting on curtains and two roller blinds from The Decorating Bug too. We've paid our deposit and got nothing. Only found…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Kickboard for fully integrated dishwasher - urgent help pls!

We have a semi integrated Bosch dishwasher. We supplied and installed it after handover. First, we got the tiler to tile in the dishwasher space but then found that it…

6 years6 yearsTheresaTheresa posted:
Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Yes, it will be very well appreciated dct! The pergola is a welcome addition as the back of the house is the western side and the afternoon sun comes in…

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