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3 months3 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers.
This was a mistake. We should've done two…

3 months3 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Hi blacktea2sugars - things are progressing nicely thanks! We're on the home run to settlement and I had my first walkthrough in AGES…

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

I wanted to change the door location so that the glass door was seen through the hallway on the way to the kitchen - more of a statement location. My…

5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Initially we had a similar size (1.5m x 1.8m). Depending on the configuration, we were looking at 650 - 800 bottles. The budget was approx $9-10k plus $3k for the…

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

I wonder if others have looked at an HRV system? I like the idea of splitting the ventilation and conditioning. Once again, I didn't think that this house was the…

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

I wanted to go with the AirSmart system for the filtration system alone. I didn't think I could make the budget work and I didn't realise TAH would accomodate this…

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Nope, we have tiles. And in an exciting, relevant update....the tiler started today :)

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Excellent summary!
I'm told that the VBA regs will be hopefully changing soon anyway so folks might not need to use this.

5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Great news.
To be honest, if our family was bigger, we'd have opted for the water tank and would be happy with this. I'm really supporting of water tanks and those…

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5 months5 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

For us, there was an $85k difference between PSQ and our tender. A large chunk of this were actually site costs (>$30k difference).
Our sales person (C) was actually pretty…

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Re the Sanden unit - the additional cost for the Sanden was $850. The Rinnai was offered to us initially, but I didn't want it (Sanden is far more efficient…

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

We are building with TA and they are doing the Sanden heat pump hot water unit.
Despite this, we are NOT putting in a water tank plumbed to the toilet…

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6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Exciting - congrats. To answer your questions....
1. Our was just under five months. We got back final version of tender in October and started on site in March.
2. We…

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Yep. Wherever there was Colorbond roofing, an anticon blanket was underneath (ground and first floor).

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

This is super helpful.
Re solar, for a 6.6kw system with good quality panels and inverters, you're probably looking at the $10k mark (before any potential government rebates). I've received…

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6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

We're also using Adam Cox Landscaping. We won't hit six figures but might get close depending on irrigation and lighting. It will include pavers but not retaining walls. We don't…

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Thanks heaps! I bought a 60cm from Lucreatia last night! They had a 20% off all stock sale that finishes today :)
I like that they…

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6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Thanks so much lilaandco - super helpful, as always!
What were the size of your pendants above your dining room table?

6 months6 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

I'm really struggling to find lighting that I like (especially a pendant over our stairs) that doesn't blow the budget.
Any recommendations?

8 months8 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Our building coordinator gave us a few different options. They ranged from $2500 - $3000. We went with the thicker one which was more expensive.
That excluded the $500 variation…

8 months8 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Hi all, things are progressing nicely and quickly. We've got a good site supervisor who seems to be on top of things. We finished our frame stage last week and…

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9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Agreed - they look great - who are the artists?

9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Slab is done and the frame is coming along really nicely. It's actually starting to look like a house and any frustration is starting to turn into a bit of…

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9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

1. Their sales team is actually very experienced and can make these adjustments. The main sales person is actually an architect / draftsperson in a previous life. He was very…

9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

No. They do have City of Bayside compliant designs but this wasn't applicable to us.
The change in floor plan size was our choice. We started with a design of…

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9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Positive update - we have our slab prepped. Private inspectors reviewing tomorrow and, all things going well, we pour on Saturday.

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9 months9 monthsWellbuildWellbuild posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

A product called Darwin which has an air and water filtration. We wanted to go with an AirSmart system but couldn't make the budget work.

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