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Joined 30 November 2008
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7 years7 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Boutique Homes

My experience with their 12-month warranty period has been fantastic. I think the extended period is an excellent idea since things will be alot more noticable at this age. They…

7 years7 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Garage floor covering

Any one with experience with Cementaid? I'm am looking at applying diamite + rokite in the garage. Its aparently is a pentrating type concrete hardener and sealer respectively. Might be…

7 years7 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Boutique Homes

House is still standing :)
I believe they've relocated to docklands. I've just submitted my 12 month warranty service with maybe 10 items, mostly all fittings and…

7 years7 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

lol 200m2 took me 9 months to install...but not to scare you.
Concrete prepin', grinding leveling, plywood underlay and finally laying the boards. First time i've laid flooring and it might…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Hopefully they've improved their paperwork process in their shiny new office! It's been maybe 8-10 months and no major problems so far. Things I've noticed:
* cracks on window/door architraves (but…

thing we can call home: [the pain has began]
8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Name that tree!

I'm not much of a green person...so I need help in this department. During my travels, I found these nice trees in korea and was hoping I could get someone…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Our Retreat - New House Build

Wow, coming along nicely and looks awesome!

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Yes Austral Newport, rolled finish with off-white mortar. Roller door is classic cream and facade windows are sandbark whilst rest of house are primose (lighter than classic cream but not…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

It's been awhile since we moved in (over 6 months). I'll try take some more pics of the kitchen (did you want to see something specifically?).
I started the flooring project…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

And we've moved in! Some things are outstanding but I am getting tradies turn up to fix them on a daily basis.
At handover we got 24year structural guarantee and…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Some photos to help vent our anguish.

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

They've told us this Tuesday! They are sorting out more mistakes and incomplete fixtures. Poor sewer pipe preventing us getting a gas meter, poor installation of our proper bath tap…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Here are the most updated milestones, its even more sad to see we started back in feb 2009. We've persisted since its the design we liked most. Also when we…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

28-Sep-09 Building Contract Signed (5%)
28-Sep-09 Inspect Boundary Pegs
30-Sep-09 Supplied Bernadette driveway/gate requirements for Delfin Colour Approval
27-Oct-09 Building Permit Issued/Forward Copy Garden
27-Oct-09 Confirm/Signed Post Contract Variations
16-Nov-09 Reported Mains Supply with West Water
16-Nov-09 Reported Lightpole Damage to Caroline Springs…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Finally no portaloo:
Our flaw stickers in purple and builders acceptance in blue
Our front door handle positioning:

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Only get to decide bricks once :)
Our inspection was quite productive as we agreed on things that needed to be rectified and finalised. Independent inspection…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

We got a longer build contract date due the the variations we've included (We moved the front of the house over by 40cms from memory to align the long wall)…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

I think we're contracted to finish around October but I really hope to get it sooner! The last stage has been very slow as well as things we've asked to…

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Shower wasted fixed with screens in:
Bathroom mirror installed:
Kitchen undersink:
Strangely the undersink is only held by silcone...not very convincing for me...

8 years8 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

I've been absent shuffling around but here are some updated photos! Progress hasn't been eventful but you notice things getting completed. Believe lots of fixing here and there as well…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Sent an email about the Pipe, and 1 week later its being fixed:
Pile of dirt was used to level some area's mainly the front of garage - though I would…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Thanks Frag! We are very happy with the progress so far.
This week, front brickwork has finished on the patio and garage.
A Mysterious pile of dirt, unknown origin.
Skirting Boards cut &…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

For those building with boutique:
* I was also allowed to have the skirting boards cut, painted & tacked through a PCV clause to avoid building warranty for that portion, after…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

And let there be bricks (2 weeks later) :)

Nice big lintel for the garage:
Brickwork/mortar still need bit of cleaning but its pretty good.

Extended Patio:
Mini-alfresco:
Front Door:…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Sure starts to feel like a house when the roof is one and the walls blocking out the sun/wind/rain :)
Bricks are Australia Newport with soon to…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
advice: plumbing pipes on outside of stud wall?

Thanks for the responses. I'm so use to seeing the pipes run in roof or alone stud walls, but its confident to know that this is how its done. My…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
Boutique Homes

Welcome and please do share more about your build :) Too little Boutique owners around.
Paperwork took alot of time for me (long list of variations and…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
advice: plumbing pipes on outside of stud wall?

I've seen quite a few threads and never really noticed any plumbing pipes running on the outside of the stud wall. Should I be concerned about this? I can only…

advice: plumbing pipes on outside of stud wall?
9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

4 days later...we were hoping to see some brick walls, sadly we got a pile of sand and an open pallet:
Progress:
*Water Supply Plumbing Ensuite, Bathroom, Toilet & Kitchens
*Gas Supply Plumbing
*…

9 years9 yearstuned86tuned86 posted:
thing we can call home: [the pain has began]

Been tided up but managed to swing by our build for 30mins. So its been close to 3 weeks since "frame" invoice was sent and paid (days are partly guessimates).…

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