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Joined 2 August 2011
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5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
First Home in Tas - We're In!

We had mismatching colour bricks in our wall. They had completed about 2/3rds of the external brickwork and we complained. Ended up with a fight between our builder…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
How often do you supply your tradies with beer?

Only ones I gave beer to was the brickie team because they were doing a great job.
Didn't often see most of the other trades on site.
Would only give them beer…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)

I noticed in Bunnings the other day that they now have DIY frameless fencing in set lengths and heights which did not seem all that expensive.
Also it is not that…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Shed Home

Shed should include:
4 bedrooms - incase relatives decent upon you unexpectedly
separate ensuite - we need our privacy
pool room and bar - guys room essental for secret mens stuff
2 storey with…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

Vans,
We are also in Cockburn. Moved in end of April.
We got our rates and it was still rated as vacant land. Rang council who said they issue amendements…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

Love your letterbox/planter. We also had one done slightly smaller and just one straight planter. I really like the offset second planter box. And a great price.…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Moaned at by the Sales Guy WTF!

One would assume that the sales rep didn't have an acceptable reason for the sales administrator and thats why she balled him out.

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Aircon advice please!

23kw sounds a big system for most houses.
Ours is 14kw have 11 outlets and 5 zones and so far happy with it although not operated over a full summer yet.
If…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Ultimate Homes - anyone built with them?

My only experience with Ultimate Homes was visiting one of their display homes and coming across the rudest salesperson ever. We asked a very simple question and he was…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Dayow's custom WA build - PCI at long last!!

Dayow,
We had problems with our build but they pale into insignificance when I read your saga. I really feel sorry for you. Not sure what recourse you have,…

5 years5 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Solar Systems (Gas and Electricity)

AGF,
I went into this in great detail before we made our decision. This is what I came up with.
1. Solar panels to Generate Electricity
It was a lot more favourable…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Door Furniture

Make sure that the lock cylinders are stocked by local locksmiths and you can get keys cut.

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Intelligent Homes (Perth)

Aubin Grove Fan,
We used them to put smart Wiring into our place. Like you it was a special being offered by the builder, we probably would not have bothered…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
software to show what a house looks like

Ainslee,
we have silver window frames.
We have darker coloured blinds in family area and silver venitians in bedroom.
Our walls are a slightly lighter shade than the focus cotton colour you are…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
How big should a great room be?

We are 9m x 7m approx which takes in kitchen, dining, lounge. Also havre triple sliding doors that open out onto alfresco with timber deck that is 5m x…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Does this sound right?

Aubingrovefan,
You are the customer.
If there are things in the contract that are not right then tell them to change it before you sign.
If they don't change tell them you you…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

McLaren,
Thanks for your comments.
This is going to be the last home we own - kids all gone years ago, so we made sure we got what we wanted to be…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

Thanks for all your comments.
We are really pleased wit the end result, just the drama to get there.
Tinkster - the wall unit was done by a cabinet maker we had…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

The colour is Jasper. it is standard colorbond colour. Facsia and guttering are the same.

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

Well we have finally got there.
Over the builder issues.
Removalists deliver on Monday!!!
Here are some photos of the finished (well almost finished) product

Just love these doors
Ensuite with Marri timber framed mirror
Family…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

I dont mean to be smart but maybe the letters LG on the side of the box in the photo might be a bit of a clue. …

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

AubinGrove,
Yes we have had PCI - well a meeting ending up that way even though not arranged to be.
That is just another of my gripes with them.
All I can say…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

Tinkster,
I sent you PM but not sure if it went through.
Did you get it?

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos

Have deliberately not posted in here for some time because of all the problems we were having, thought it better to try to sort them out amicably with the builder…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
The Aveley Vale journey

Have just about finished building with Switch.
I would suggest you look at another builder!!!!

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

Loved your video.
Congrats on selling over the holiday period. We put our house on market first week in Jan. First home open on the sunday after New Year,…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Vote Please,Soft Closes on Drawers,just outta interests sake

Switch Homes - Yes.
Tim

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

Van,
Good to see your photos. you seem to be progressing well. Have been watching your progress but hadn't posted anything on your thread before.
Looking at your photos I…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds

Tinks,
Splashback looks superb. As we are also having frothing mocha, seeing yours makes me feel we have made the right choice.
Work on ours has ground to a holt again.…

6 years6 yearstimpentimpen posted:
Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds

Tinks & family,
Congratulations, really looks great. :: :: ::
You have a number of…

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