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16 d16 dthmethme 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…

16 d16 dthmethme 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…

18 d18 dthmethme 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…

20 d20 dthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

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

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20 d20 dthmethme 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…

20 d20 dthmethme 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…

21 d21 dthmethme 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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22 d22 dthmethme 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.

29 d29 dthmethme 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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1 month1 monththmethme 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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1 month1 monththmethme 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…

1 month1 monththmethme 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.

1 month1 monththmethme 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.

1 month1 monththmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Concrete cut and washed this morning. Looks great!

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1 month1 monththmethme 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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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Made a start on the flooring yesterday.

2 months2 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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2 months2 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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2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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
2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Looks great.
Hopefully it doesn't get too wet today with the terrible weather.

2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

New Choice have been fantastic. Nothing has been too much trouble and on numerous occasions they’ve gone out of their way to ensure that everything has been done well for…

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2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Got the keys today!

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA
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2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Final inspection and handover booked in for tomorrow. Can't wait to get started on the painting and book in the driveway etc.

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2 months2 monthsthmethme posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Looking good. The tiler will be in next.
I think this is probably the most exciting part of the build, seeing the cabinetry and tiling go in and getting a good…

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