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brittany
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29 March 2012
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Mar 29, 2012 8:31 pm
MM interesting - we finished our home with NBG a couple of years ago and assume all our warranty would be through the contracted builder not NBG so probably no effect to me. I had a fairly painfree expereience with NBG and extremely happy with our house. That said as we're about to do it all again f...
MM interesting - we finished our home with NBG a couple of years ago and assume all our warranty would be through the co...
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brittany
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29 March 2012
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Mar 29, 2012 8:24 pm
Hi, We're crazy but after building a home a few years ago now (this forum was my sanity) we're embarking on doing it all again for my in laws in Strathmore. We're using Cara Constructions based in Niddrie who is an Italian builder called Charlie who's been most agreeable so far. Has anyone else used...
Hi, We're crazy but after building a home a few years ago now (this forum was my sanity) we're embarking on doing it all...
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brittany
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7 May 2011
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May 07, 2011 12:56 pm
Balcony is good but a bit of a white elephant!!! Expensive one too! Bit like the spa which hasn't been used since the first week we moved in. Everything else is great. I've finished the backyard and have great intentions of a veggie patch although not got past the herbs so far. We've acquired a rabb...
Balcony is good but a bit of a white elephant!!! Expensive one too! Bit like the spa which hasn't been used since the fi...
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brittany
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27 April 2011
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Apr 27, 2011 9:41 pm
Hi, Sorry to hear your woes... What defects do you have?
Hi, Sorry to hear your woes... What defects do you have?
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brittany
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22 June 2010
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Jun 22, 2010 8:50 am
Hi, No our garage is good except that hubby has filled it and I can't fit my car in! I don't think he ever intended for my car to go in there which I don't mind except those cold winter mornings. Our paths have cracked away from the house where the expansion joints are. We filled significantly up un...
Hi, No our garage is good except that hubby has filled it and I can't fit my car in! I don't think he ever intended for ...
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19 June 2010
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Jun 19, 2010 3:14 pm
Hi guys!! Hope you are loving your houses still. We've still not had our maintenance done so I've got issues. Although my list is actually very small. Still need some work on our balcony (biggest white elephant), some plastering in the kids bathroom where they had to cut due to plumbing issues, and ...
Hi guys!! Hope you are loving your houses still. We've still not had our maintenance done so I've got issues. Although m...
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19 June 2010
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Jun 19, 2010 2:52 pm
I love the colour of your cladding. We went with a beige colour and would be one of the few things I'd change if I did it again. We had overlooking issues with the big window in the upstairs room and had to change it to obscure glass at a cost of $800. More to the story and I wasn't happy but my poi...
I love the colour of your cladding. We went with a beige colour and would be one of the few things I'd change if I did i...
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brittany
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2 November 2009
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Nov 02, 2009 5:28 pm
That is shocking and I feel for you and your horrible experience. I know that moving for children is scary enough but under your circumstances it would be excruitiating. I would advise ringing the Building Commission and asking them to recommend a lawyer who deals specifically in this area. Whilst m...
That is shocking and I feel for you and your horrible experience. I know that moving for children is scary enough but un...
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brittany
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2 November 2009
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Nov 02, 2009 12:58 pm
We've spent well in excess of $50,000 on the outside and our house is over 40 squares and our block size only 615 so we don't have a big yard. And that is doing most of it ourselves apart from retaining walls and concreting. We seem to have spent a lot of money on having dirt delivered for fill and ...
We've spent well in excess of $50,000 on the outside and our house is over 40 squares and our block size only 615 so we ...
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30 October 2009
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Oct 30, 2009 8:02 am
I'm dying to see your pantry and laundry now! Good idea on the two ovens. I probably don't cook enough to warrant it but the other night I was making cakes all night for my son's birthday and also had to cook a roast. I was up all night. My first thought on the sink is that you'll hit your head so I...
I'm dying to see your pantry and laundry now! Good idea on the two ovens. I probably don't cook enough to warrant it but...
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brittany
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30 October 2009
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Oct 30, 2009 7:09 am
Concept - I just found you have a blog!! Where's the first bathroom photo - I can't seem to place it? Love the tile features in the powder room - did that cost extra? I am drooling!! Overheads in the kitchen look fantastic - is the sink going under there? The stove has a bar down the middle - where ...
Concept - I just found you have a blog!! Where's the first bathroom photo - I can't seem to place it? Love the tile feat...
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brittany
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30 October 2009
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Oct 30, 2009 7:03 am
Hi Lisanne - hows the concrete looking now? What did you end up doing?
Hi Lisanne - hows the concrete looking now? What did you end up doing?
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brittany
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30 October 2009
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Oct 30, 2009 7:01 am
Wow Concept Cutting !! That has to be record speed. Photosssssssssssssssssss please :) Blessed - are you still on cloud nine?? The weather was divine last night and we sat out in the alfresco for ages - with aeroguard!!
Wow Concept Cutting !! That has to be record speed. Photosssssssssssssssssss please Blessed - are you still on cloud nin...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 3:42 pm
Should I mention that HE backed into HIS garage door the other day. It's left an almost invisible dint. He thought I didn't see it and was quite mortified when I pointed out that I did. Very flimsy garage doors and I shouldn't speak too soon as on that slope the next time it will be me.
Should I mention that HE backed into HIS garage door the other day. It's left an almost invisible dint. He thought I did...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 3:34 pm
I'm usually the one up early and HE hasn't left me any space to park in HIS garage. I've never been woken up by him coming home late at night though. I barely notice the garage door coming up though and until he walks in the door don't know he is home.
I'm usually the one up early and HE hasn't left me any space to park in HIS garage. I've never been woken up by him comi...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 2:28 pm
We paid for the upgrade in the belief we were getting zoned heating. That never turned out to be what was represented to us by the girl at NBG. However saying that when the tradesman installed the unit he did somehow put it so we can turn the bedrooms on and off at the controls. The big central room...
We paid for the upgrade in the belief we were getting zoned heating. That never turned out to be what was represented to...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 12:46 pm
I think you're meant to leave concrete for well over a month before you put a pressure hose on it.
I think you're meant to leave concrete for well over a month before you put a pressure hose on it.
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 12:42 pm
Pretty sure we didn't get a credit for changing to a broom cupboard but I don't have my laptop with me today at work to check. The broom cupboard is great but you could always use your garage I suppose. We have a linen going into the powder room which I assume you have too. Our vacuum cleaner lives ...
Pretty sure we didn't get a credit for changing to a broom cupboard but I don't have my laptop with me today at work to ...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 12:37 pm
I never had any problems with him returning calls and messages. He's good at email too. He was on site a lot but we live very very close to him so this was probably due to convenience. My only real issue with him is time and I never pressured him enough.
I never had any problems with him returning calls and messages. He's good at email too. He was on site a lot but we live...
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brittany
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20 October 2009
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Oct 20, 2009 12:34 pm
Our master bedroom is cooler than the rest of upstairs too but we rarely turn the bedrooms on and our bedroom is above the garage so less insulated.
Our master bedroom is cooler than the rest of upstairs too but we rarely turn the bedrooms on and our bedroom is above t...
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