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6 years6 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Plant ideas

Hi,
I don't know much on plants, nor what is really suitable. So I am looking for suggestions to fill this garden. Located in Brisbane.
https://imgur.com/a/b43F68k
Not much space,…

7 years7 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
What is eating my lilly pilly?

Ive got 5 Fiji Fire's in the front yard. For the past 1.5years they have been doing fantastic!
But in the past few weeks I've noticed that one of them appears…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Colorbond roof

Check out my build for Basalt examples.
Basalt looks different between shade and sun.

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Hi all,
Would anyone who has built a house with coral on the north side of Brisbane, and had Coral do their driveway, please PM me or post here the concreter…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral homes Noosa 23 central coast

You will enjoy the Noosa 23.
Just over 1yr since moving into mine and can't fault it.
Doesn't "appear" as big as a house of the same size due to no hallways,…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Decking or Timber Look Tiles

You've covered most of the pros/cons in your points.
Decking needs upkeep, yearly (or so) staining/oiling.
Tiles will present a problem between the two slabs.
Its really a personal choice at this stage.
Other…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Lawn thoughts Empire Zoysia - Help? Concerns?

Just under 1yr old.
Planted late march in 2015. Around October it seeded for a few weeks.
Hasn't done it again since.

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
New porcelain tiles cleaning

I assume you have polished porcelain?
I have honed porcelain and had mega troubles with grout haze, paint and plaster residue staining my floor. I wont bore you with how hard…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Lawn thoughts Empire Zoysia - Help? Concerns?

Hmm, mine is growing like mad as well. Also mowing once a week. If I get a week or rain, then it can grow 10cm in the week.
I used to…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Lawn thoughts Empire Zoysia - Help? Concerns?

I have this with my Empire Zoysia as well.
I'd recommend getting a lawn grub and lawn beetle spray bottle from bunnings/masters and doing your lawn in that first to rule…

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Avoca 26 | Building with Coral Homes | Ormeau Ridge

So what happens is Coral get Clipsal to do your electrical design. You don't really get a choice to choose a company. Clipsal only sell electrical hardware and do designs.…

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8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes - Termite System

Depends on your facade.
I have bricks on mine, so there is a visual barrier, but otherwise there would be a mesh barrier
This thread has some pic examples

8 years8 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes - Termite System

Coral uses a visual barrier. There is no termimesh or anything like that.
This is what it should look like:
Note the strip of concrete between the dirt and bricks. This is…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral homes build custom design Noosa23

Yeah, things have changed at Coral since I built.
Had my 6 month maintenance a few weeks ago though - only minor issues and Coral fixed all of them without…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

If its of any help, here is some photos of my neo modern kitchen - clearly showing the bulkhead is in line with the benchtop. Complain that it is not…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral homes build custom design Noosa23

Not related to the three shelves, but the one in the shower, make sure you check it during PCI to make sure it has adequate flow!
Get a bottle of water…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
what grass to lay?

I have 100sqm of empire zoysia on my new house.
It really is slow growing, haven't mowed once in 6 months. Meanwhile my neighbour with the cheap $4sqm cooch is mowing…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Ducted Aircon Brisbane

Spent awhile doing research myself when I was getting my ducted installed.
So here's my short list:
- Airforce Pty Ltd (based out of Eaton's Hill). Small group, but very helpful and…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Ah yes, had the same issues. If its in the base plan, it was fine. But if it was a variation (either to fix something they did wrong, or due…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Has anyone experienced charges to Upgrade Energy Rating??

This.
I had to have a fan installed in my out door area to get my house to 6 star rating. The reason was I removed the solar system they were…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
What else is there beside downlights?

Can't help with pics, but there are a few options.
- LED Panels. They come in many shapes and sizes but you probably would need to buy them online as they…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover

Yes facade is torquay.
Dropped ceiling was part of the kitchen package. It's not standard on their lower inclusions plan (I don't think... haven't looked lately).
Certainly adds to the house a…

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9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes Modified Daydream 30 - Colours

Looks awesome!
Puts my house to shame 8)
Starting to think i should have investigated the laminate flooring more. Damn tiles get cold in winter.

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Dulux Natural White for walls

It does also depend on the person.
Some people seem colors differently, for instance i could see a large blue tinge in full strength and a slight tinge in half, but…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Cost varies. There are multiple different grades of caesorstone. For instance i paid $2300 extra to get Piatra Grey on my 2.6m island (with waterfall edges). Was not cheap, but…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Dulux Natural White for walls

My builder explicitly stated they would not paint Lexicon in any strength (plus a few other white colours).
Their reason was that they had a high complaint rate or rather, change…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Downpipe in cavity?

I do not think installing a downpipe in a cavity is a good idea at all.
As you mentioned, what happens when it clogs?
What happens when you get a large downpour…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Make sure when you do your electrical pre-wire walkthrough you tell the electrician that where you want the lights is where they are positioned on the plan.
Otherwise, those lights you…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Help with down light plan

Warm white in all rooms except bathrooms, toilet and bedrooms (except master).
I went with 14w brightgreen's and very happy with the results. Just the right amount of light.
Above my benchtops…

9 years9 yearswhzzz28whzzz28 posted:
Help with down light plan

My thoughts based on my own experiences from recently building;
- I have 2 downlights in the master bedroom, above the bed head where your head will be. I use these…

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