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8 years8 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
List of poisonous plants??

Hi Folks,
I'm planning our gardens and landscaping for our new house and keeping in mind that I have a toddler with two more on the way, I'm looking for a…

8 years8 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Taki,
We had to provide an all weather access, its just basically a strip where your driveway will be of crushed bricks/tiles/rocks so when the tradies drive into your block…

8 years8 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

it is much cheaper to do the TV antenna yourself after handover + you will get a better antenna. I did however get the TV points put into the walls…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Grrrrr, so frustrated with delays!!!!! I have the luxury of being able to visit our site most days and in the last week and a half they have done practically…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Floating Floor + expansion joints, are they having me on???

Hi Folks,
We are in the process of getting quotes for a floating floor in the living areas of our new home. One person who called me back today regarding our…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I don't think they really have that many different signs to be honest, our sign looks absolutly nothing like the house we are building, but we are building an acreage…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
Some better news this week, our bricking has finished and it has actually been done properly this time. Yay! They ended up taking down the 2000 odd bricks that…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
It seems not many of us have good news this week! I wish I could say I have but we have had major dramas with the bricking this week…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Yay our frame is finally finished! They guys finished it off today and the bricks were delivered!! Woo hoo, progress, here's hoping for bricking next week and days clear of…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
I'm just another one frustrated by the delays. Understandably nothing has happened over Christmas but they have had about 3 1/2 working weeks before then to do the frame…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
Getting a bit frustrated with rain delays. Slab was finished 2 weeks ago and since then we ahve had lots of deliverieds, frame, windows and the plumbing done but…

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9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
Finally some action on our block, piers were done yesterday and it only cost us an extra $312, yay! we were a bit worried that it was going to…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi

Hi Yvette,
We are building in Silverdale which has a few one acres, there are actually a few estates scattered around the penrith area that have one acres, Wallacia, Luddenham, Cranebrook…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi

Hi Folks,
We are just starting our build adventure on 1 acre inn outer western sydney. Have picked from a variety of project home builders that did 'acreage' designs and have…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Suggestion for ease of use

Hi Folks,
I haven't been here very long compared to some people but I do have a suggestion that may help out in nevigating through the forums.
In the 'Building a new…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi All,
Well McDonald Jones took the full 20 days to start, however the tractor has now levelled our block & the house is now in motion the piering this week…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

woodduck,
We stuck with the Derby as Mcdonald Jones wanted $5000 for the upgrade, which was way more the the Actron realy cost. I have looked into the Derby + asked…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi woodduck,
Did you get the derby or actron?
Regards,

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi b.lizzie,
We upgraded our kitchen cupboards with McDonald Jones, which cost a lot more then we through it would. We installed a kitchen in our last home + we also…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Castlevania,
We looked at timber & carpet flooring during our colour appointment & found that McDonald Jones were about 40% higher on cost to install these items than Carpet court…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi All,
We are still yet to hear anything on the start date of our house, which is a real disappointment as we received the construction certificate on the 16th Oct,…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

A word of warning on the ceasar stone colours, we asked for a price during our tender process and was given one, assuming we would be able to pick any…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi all,
It has now been 8 days since we have been put on the construction list, however still no action! We are now hoping to see the tractors roll up…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi all,
Well after what seems to be ages we are now moving into the construction stage! We have been placed on the construction list & we hope they will start…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Folks,
Just wondering how long it took to get your construction certificate after Council approval was given (assuming it was done through the Private certifyer).
Cheers

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Council approval posted today!!!!!!!!! Yipee, in the end it was 5 weeks, which isn't too bad considering they said between 4 and 6 so they were spot on the mark.…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi all,
I would just like to know if any one has had the Derby Ducted air-con installed & what do they think of the system?
Also what does everyone think of…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi Wayne6666,
Welcome to the thread, don't worry you are not the only one who was dissapointed at colour selections! I have a whole post dedicated to mine because I was…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Cleaning your stainless steel appliances-what do u use??

here is my secret trick for stainless steel, use Windex!
Weird I know but try it, I use it on my fridge, dishwasher, oven, rangehood and cooktop and everything comes up…

9 years9 yearsvpeeweevpeewee posted:
Woodducks McDonald Jones Chesterfield-Enjoying Our New House

Hey Wooduck!
I can't believe how quickly the build is progressing for you. It looks great so far. How have you found McJones with keeping you informed of the building stage?
We…

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