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Joined 27 December 2019
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3 months3 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

The structural part of the landscaping is now complete, we just have to start planting out!
We found a few of the last Claypave pavers still available and decided to lay…

4 months4 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Just a point on those temporary light weight plastic downpipe hoses. In our case the builder installed them as soon as the guttering went up, but they were totally useless.…

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5 months5 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Today was handover day. This almost went off the rails since the company forgot to send us the final invoice to pay and they must have cleared payment in hand…

5 months5 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Solar - QLD What should I look out for?

Las, there is no issue. It simply depends on how pedantic one is on the use of the word FREE. :-?
There are other no deposit finance…

5 months5 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

It's engineered laminate flooring in Spotted Gum. I think it might be QuickStep. It was a special upgrade, not one of the standard Brighton selections.

6 months6 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

The driveway was installed today.
The interior getting close to finished as well. Just a few more weeks till PCI.

6 months6 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Painting and fit off has been progressing over the last couple of weeks. We are finally getting to see the choices made from the small samples in the colour studio…

6 months6 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Am I the only one who has chosen this brick color

I found it difficult to find examples of lighter colour bricks when trying to decide for our build. The most popular things seem to be all dark and shades of…

6 months6 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Bathroom Cornice Type

A related question. If the wall is to be tiled to the ceiling without cornice should the plasterboard be square set before tiling or is it normal to just tile…

6 months6 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

A pic of the installed kitchen cabinets.

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Progress this week, waterproofing completed, cabinets nstalled and the tiles have been delivered.
The waterproofing compound must be very expensive, it looks like they just do the bare minimum. Who would…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Fencing on 200 OMP

Yes. The fence is shared property with your neighbour and goes on the property line, not on one side only. OMP is Outer Most Projection which I think might actually…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

No pictures but fit out complete (i.e. the doors, architraves, etc. have been installed) and wet areas sealed. Next week there might be some cabinetry and the tiling start is…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Custom or mass builder redesign

You probably need to look for project homes designed for acreage. Brighton Homes have a couple of floorplans that might be the sort of thing you are after and they…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Andy we are currently 50% through the build process and the experience has so far been pretty positive. To be honest we were surprised at how flexible Brighton were in…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Solar - QLD What should I look out for?

One 'Free' solar package I've seen promoted installs a system on your home at no cost, but you do not own it. The installer owns the system for a number…

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7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Plastered.

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Bricking was finished yesterday and the plastering has already started. According to the Brighton Homes written protocols there was supposed to be a pre lining inspection scheduled but the SS…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

There wasn't much out of plumb to fix on the first inspection. Most of the straightening involved blocking the frame intersections properly, refitting knocked out noggins and truing noggins to…

7 months7 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

An update on the frame inspection. After our inspection and before the brickies started, the carpenters went through and straightened the frames, finishing nailing off the incomplete bracing etc. I…

8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Bricking started....
The brickies seem to be good. All the bricks laid so far are pretty clean and I think there are cut bricks in the wall to the left of…

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

The carpenters did their thing yesterday to straighten the frame and finish off things noted as outstanding in the frame inspection. Services rough in is complete, windows installed and bricks…

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
Reataining wall approval question

It depends on your plans, the state you are in and how close the wall is to other walls or site boundaries but mostly a retaining wall under 1m high…

8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

There has been some discussion recently on other threads whether independent inspections are worth the money and question if they just do a review you can easily do yourself by…

8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Starting to wonder about the roof. There seem to be a lot of screws, more than I generally see on corrugated roofs, possibly because of our N4 wind rating, although…

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Roof on.

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

I'm not sure if it's due to supply chain issues popping up due to Covid19 lockdown but we are also getting a few variations being raised regarding items of fitout…

8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

Frame up. Apparently the frame doesn't get straightened until after the roof is on and windows are installed. This is sort of out of step with the stages suggested by…

8 months8 monthsVarsityVarsity posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

As I observed earlier, according to the original plans drop edge beams were supposed to be formed along the zero setback walls. Apparently when the form work was being setup…

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