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Zen

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Joined 2 August 2017
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4 months4 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

The stair lights are on a 2-way switch for up and downstairs. Didn’t consider operating via sensor - that would be a cool option :)

4 months4 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi sds1, alfresco was standard. We did add a dwarf wall as an upgrade

4 months4 monthsZenZen posted:
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ocean, is this what you’re after? Our alfresco has a beam around the perimeter. Can see this more clearly from inside the alfresco…

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4 months4 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi ocean, depending on how your staircase is oriented, you could put one wall light high up on the wall facing the landing…

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4 months4 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Just quick one on stair lighting - we provisioned fittings for every 3 steps on our stairs and recently got the stair lights installed. Having a light per 3 steps…

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5 months5 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi SDS1, curious how wide your built-in tv unit is? Would you be able to share the design? We are getting quotes now for built-ins bc we hadn’t decided on…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
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Oh wow, that’s a big difference! I got the TDF for comparison. Is Hickory new? We didn’t have that option but had selected back in May 2018.

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
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Hi ks155, the cost will depend on the size of the area you are installing the timber. To give you some reference, we…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi Zen,
Can you please share what wall colour you chose? We also chose engineered timber floors in a dark shade ;)
Hi

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6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

No problem. Happy to help. Yes, it's the same tile on the feature wall and the floor, just different finish so that the floor tiles are non-slip.

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
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Hi msresearcher. the tile is ‘Space white gloss’ in 300x600. These are not matt. Attaching some pics of the completed bathroom so you…

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6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
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No, they are engineered flooring - brand is TDF - was top of the range when we did our selections so was an upgrade on the standard. Solid timber looks…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

This is a great list! Other things to consider would be any cavity sliding doors - we added a few.

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Don’t know if this helps visualise but these windows are 1.1m from floor and our ground floor ceiling height is 2.75m. It's a good height for furniture.

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Still waiting for our bank to release final payment before we can get the keys. The bank sent out someone to value the house last week, hopefully their internal processes…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

With the inspector that we went with (Precision Building) you can pick and choose from 5 stages. We decided to go with 4 of the stages being slab, frames, pre-lining…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

I log into homeone from my mobile and choose the option to upload photos from my photo library. It worked pretty well. I don't know if it's the same process…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

You can decide on the zones during your Electricals appointment. If you add zones as provisions during the tender stage, you can change/remove it during your electricals appointment. We provisioned…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi SDS1, we used Daniel Connell from . We did 4 stages with him and found it very useful. He identified stuff that we would not know to check…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Thanks ocean! We went with PGH espresso 😊

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Thanks Yamato. The quality and finishes have been very good. We engaged an independent inspector and he said he was impressed with the build quality.

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Hi all,
We are nearly at the end of our build and wanted to share some pics and thoughts of the process in case it helps others on this journey.
We…

6 months6 monthsZenZen posted:
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Hi, I echo SDS1's experience and advice. We will finish our build in the next few weeks (fingers crossed!) Even though we provisioned things like electricals, kitchen, flooring upgrades into…

7 months7 monthsZenZen posted:
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Hi Amanda,
We ended up getting our shutters and s-fold curtain with DIYBlinds. The shutters are made in Aus so it will only take 7 working days to make. Other companies…

7 months7 monthsZenZen posted:
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This was our first (and hopefully last!) demo so not familiar with the ins and outs of asbestos. Hope those embarking on the journey and potentially have asbestos to remove…

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7 months7 monthsZenZen posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

I think you can choose any shade of taubmans without additional cost. We preferred the Dulux whites too. Ended up going with taubmans cotton ball inside.

7 months7 monthsZenZen posted:
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Hi norfolk, I checked back on emails and couldn’t find any consignment tracking number. We did get lots of photos of the contamination…

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We used Democorp. Didn’t have any issues with them. We had to pay an extra $6k because of asbestos but they took photos and properly documented where the additional asbestos…

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7 months7 monthsZenZen posted:
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Thank you :)
How does it feel getting the keys to your house? Everything going well?
We have the keys but haven't moved in yet. We want…

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