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19 d19 dvhomevhome posted:
Cladding - axon vs EasyLap (James Hardie)

I have got Axon cladding currently in my base quote from the builder.
(New Home, Brisbane City Council, Queensland, 2 storey).
If I downgrade from Axon to EasyLap (both are james…

28 d28 dvhomevhome posted:
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

We were able to agree them to what we were saying. As with all builders, they create some BS story to suit what they want to tell.

1 month1 monthvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

yeah that's great idea, we were thinking to do something similar along the driveway
We would only have 1 mtr towards the same side as yours so not sure how wide…

1 month1 monthvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

hey KT these are great pics.... u didnt go for the concreting on the whole pathway to the side? Left for some garden bed or what?
And is there a retaining…

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2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

yes that's right... in our case it's addnl $5k

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2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Thanks both for responseejae
SejaeD, I have posted this in another forum as well and let's see if I any gas expert bump into this post...

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Hi, we are building a new house. We shall have gas cooktop and electric (heat pump) hot water system. We shall have bottles.
We decided on heat pump over gas continuous…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

thanks all for the responses..... at least we know now that we are not being overcharged
Hillsbuilds - it would be great if u can send the pic ....f u have…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Double door vs single door?

We have 2.2m wide hallway so we can fit double, but thinking of going with 1200m wide single on hinges.
Should we have that in the middle of entrance or towards…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

Yes, something similar to the pic in the link.
We asked for the bi-fold before and that was also upward of $5k. Our total width is 3m so would be multi-folds.…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Double door vs single door?

What would you have as a front entry door? Opinions?

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Can a zacuzzi / jet spa be retrofitted in place of bath tub?

Hi, I will have the builder put up a standard bath tub 1650mm. I checked there are jacuzzi / jet spas of same length 1650mm. My builder is charging arms…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

We are building a new house. There is a sliding door with glass panel to enter the alfresco. I had asked my builder the costs for making it a cavity…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Hi, we are building a new house. We shall have gas cooktop and electric (heat pump) hot water system. We shall have bottles.
We decided on heat pump over gas continuous…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Hi can I ask how did you sort out your electric reqmnts? Is there any smarter way to get this done through builder's sparkie and rest later? Any advice would…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Great update King taco, yeah the HWS has kind of blocked that access pathway, but it does look neat though!
Can I ask what all you got done through builder's…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Thanks, that gives a very good idea. You're right that PAX won't fit in and would need something like what you have done with your WIR - completely bare.

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

thanks for the advice KingTaco
So if we put the Ikea shelving in the built-ins then no need to take the standard shelf and rail out? That's a good idea! Do…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

What did you guys do with the standard robes that builders provide? They only give 1 shelf and a hanging rail. If I have to put any flat pack robes…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

All of that should be insured by the builder's insurance, Soph2, isnt it?

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

So we already have taken the pre approval without needing to provide the contract yet.
I would assume that they would have asked you for final contracts for both land and…

2 months2 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Hi King Taco - amazing to note your journey. Can I ask about the finance approval - how did u get that approved without having a building contract prior?

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

hmm... makes sense!

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

I am leaning towards heatpump now...
Just dont know if I should try to get the brand upgraded from Chromagen to something else...

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

Our builder Standard Heat pump is Chromagen 280L. How does this compare against other heat pump systems?

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

Just to digress a bit... what would these ppl possibly be after? Our house has got nothing to steal apart from may be laptop/s and Tv... unlikely that would fetch…

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

Hi twylamc, thanks for the link!!! are u able to share how much was your rebate for the system u had? I am trying to work out my upfont costs…

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

Thanks everyone for the detailed replies.
Our builder has quoted $666 for the upper floor only flyscreens. Does that sound reasonable?
As some reasons mentioned above, I find less relecance for the…

3 months3 monthsvhomevhome posted:
Flyscreen pricing / after handover?

Hi, we are building a new home in Queensland - Brisbane bayside. Double storey. Just signed the prelim agreement.
I was wondering what would be most cost effective for the flyscreens…

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