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5 months5 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Sorry been really busy with work over the past few weeks and haven’t really done much else since the last update.
We’ve been held up a bit by the shire…

6 months6 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

We didn’t pay extra for bins. Site clean up was included.

6 months6 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

We were the basic, however upgraded nearly all items, either as part of the contract or in pre-start.
Some of the prices were reasonable, other verging on crazy. We did just…

6 months6 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

The decking we did ourselves after handover. We’ve actually done the one out the back as well, just haven’t had time yet to oil it and then I’ll put up…

6 months6 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

We were living just around the corner, like 100 metres away, so drove past or walked past all the time. If there was a tradie on-site, we'd drop in and…

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7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

We replaced 2 of our 3 fences with a new colorbond one. We never asked for any money from the neighbours, because we had changed the levels of our land…

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Good luck with the fence. We had so much drama from one neighbour when we had to remove the fence and replace it with temporary fence whilst our garage was…

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
Building with Home Group WA

I haven't heard positive things about their tiles. There are posts on this forum about issues with the tiles, specifically issues with keeping them clean. This may be a specific…

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Did the grout last night. Black grout is hard work :(

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7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

No we didn't investigate the custom cabinetry option with them. There's been a few posts on here in regards to issues with the Home Group tiles. I don't know of…

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

We had the same reservations about the Chinese imported Cabinetry. It does look good, however comes in set combinations, which you can't alter as they buy them in modules and…

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Yes, done a lot of tiling before.
My grandfather was a builder and my dad worked for him for a long time, so we have all the tools for most…

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7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Did a bit of tiling over the weekend. Grout tomorrow after work. Decided to do black to go with the black fittings.

Starting the alfresco deck next weekend.

7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Finished the decking today, just have to sand it back a little and then do the decking oil.
Just washed it down to get an idea of what it will…

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7 months7 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Built the frame for the portico deck today.
Doing the timber tomorrow, ended up going with Jarrah 140mm wide.

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8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

$990 for Black mixers in Bathrooms, powder room etc. Shower heads/rails, kitchen and scullery were extra again. I think all up the black taps throughout we're around $2,500.
The charcoal switches…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

They cleaned up the site really nicely as well. Just have to level the front now, plant the verge tree and do the lawn and retic.

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Had quotes between $90-$100 per metre. Includes setup, mesh, 2 coats of sealer etc. Earthworks to level and the drainage was extra. All up we spent nearly $9k.

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Concrete cut and washed this morning. Looks great!

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8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Bit of an update:
Timber flooring now complete and blinds installed -
Driveway and front pathway poured today (Kajanni White - Limecrete), to be pressure washed, acid-washed and then sealed over the…

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8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
Individual Design - New Choice Homes

A couple of our bulkheads were done poorly by their cheap contractors. At the PCI they said it took them something like 6 attempts to make them level before they…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Doing skirting in all the rooms. That’s the next job after this. Thinking 140mm in the main areas and 92mm in the bedrooms.
After the skirting they’ll come and install…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Really happy with how it’s coming up.
After doing nail down/glue to concrete and then professional sand/polish timber a few years ago I thought this might be easier. It’s still…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

The floor level is really good. A few mm you won’t see over that span.
The walls are reasonably straight. Using a string line, you set a couple of rows…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Made a start on the flooring yesterday.

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

It’s european oak engineered timber.
We’re doing glue down, not floated (don’t like the hollowness that floated has).
We did look at the timber-look tiles, however preferred not having any…

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8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Flooring arrived yesterday and I went and collected it today. Should start the install next week after the painting is done.

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA
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8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

Are they still doing the 'Luxury Kitchen'? It does have a bit of wow factor to it, especially when you compared it to what most other builders in WA offer…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

We decided to do our own floor coverings in the end. We were thinking about doing carpet with them, however their markup was just too much. They wanted $6,200 for…

8 months8 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Yes the whole build is alabaster except the island bench which is Calacatta Gold. The execution of the 2 stone colours in the kitchen don’t quite look right, however you…

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

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