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BellaButterfly
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BellaButterfly
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15 December 2013
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Dec 15, 2013 3:20 pm
Hi all, Here are a few pics of our stuff moved in. Keeping in mind everything still a bit disorganised! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XQIjw9LQoV8/Uqu6t9_kTdI/AAAAAAAAEyU/4WYKgGp7o9g/s720/DSC03272.JPG New bed! An ordeal getting that mattress up the stairs, thought the delivery guys were going t...
LOVE LOVE LOVE your chandelier and wall sconces in that bedroom picture. You have done amazingly well after being there...
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BellaButterfly
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11 December 2013
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Dec 11, 2013 8:53 pm
Thanks Emy. My head hurts. We're moving tomorrow ready or not! Wow I go away for a few weeks and the house is done. It looks amazing I can't wait to see pictures of it once you finally put your touches on it with furniture and what not. All the best.
Wow I go away for a few weeks and the house is done. It looks amazing I can't wait to see pictures of it once you final...
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BellaButterfly
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9 December 2013
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Dec 09, 2013 10:23 pm
To be fair, PD are getting better. I think now you can have almost anything supplied by Reece as far as bathrooms/taps go. Could be wrong, just he posts I have read lately. We will use all the kitchen carcasses and just put drawers into them. With the finish we want and the handles we want. As far ...
BP thank you for that advice before finishes we are at 8.9K After we are almost at 10K with luxury items. I actually em...
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BellaButterfly
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8 December 2013
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Dec 08, 2013 10:17 pm
Bella butterfly this is what you get with a volume builder. Anything outside their standard is marked up because they, and their subbies cannot operate on auto pilot. The build requires a lot more supervision and hence time. They do not always get the pricing from suppliers that they get on their s...
You hit the nail on the head with my fears about custom build. Just after I joined I found myself reading a forum about...
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BellaButterfly
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8 December 2013
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Dec 08, 2013 10:08 pm
Sadly I think what you are up against is not uncommon - as soon as you try to customise things with a project builder costs escalate dramatically. They make their money on volume and if things are non standard it costs them time to get quotes etc whereas using their standard items is quick and easy...
I am going to actually ask about removing all of the cupboards period since I am going to have to have my laminate benc...
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BellaButterfly
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8 December 2013
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Dec 08, 2013 6:42 pm
It has been ages since I have had the time to post on here but I need some advice or rather opinions. A few things are holding up progress and I want to know If its worth it to just give in and pay the money or seek a custom builder. Firstly: Costings are overrunning in a most ridiculous manner. I w...
It has been ages since I have had the time to post on here but I need some advice or rather opinions. A few things are h...
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BellaButterfly
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9 November 2013
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Nov 09, 2013 12:00 pm
I fully agree with you Marto54 and it's great that you have a good inspector looking after you. Perhaps you should put up his name. As experienced property inspector myself I just want to add the benefit of my experience and that is that you should have at least four inspections during your build a...
Is there a website or a governing body where I can find a good inspector. We are building in Ballarat.
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BellaButterfly
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8 November 2013
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Nov 08, 2013 7:00 pm
Cinder those cup day photos look beautiful and amazing .......BB I don't do any of those deal pages I don't think any of them have ever worked for me :-( I used catch of the day the work out pretty well. I also got a Cert Course on Scoopon.....which isnt the best but mehhhh [-( . I saved $600
I used catch of the day the work out pretty well. I also got a Cert Course on Scoopon.....which isnt the best but mehhh...
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BellaButterfly
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8 November 2013
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Nov 08, 2013 6:58 pm
That sounds horrid BB. For what it's worth, Scoopon are blacklisted by me anyway. I turned up for some pamper thing and the place was boarded up. Never tried any of the restaurant ones but haven't heard good things. Cabinet details: Doors make and profile -MDF DDP 125 profile - Ballarat, Door colou...
Thanks for that. I sent that off to the builder hopefully they figure it out and as previously discussed I think your s...
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BellaButterfly
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6 November 2013
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Nov 06, 2013 11:13 pm
No Holidays just busy and sick...... We got audited by everyone under the sun in 2 week time frame and Avoid Scoopon restaurants at ALL COST. :-& : But on a good note I finished my paperwork for immigration and wonder of wonders it was approved in 2 weeks so I no longer have to worry about being...
No Holidays just busy and sick...... We got audited by everyone under the sun in 2 week time frame and Avoid Scoopon res...
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BellaButterfly
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6 November 2013
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Nov 06, 2013 10:09 pm
That's no problem i have been MIA myself. I will only be commuting for a short while I am not sure about my partner chefs change jobs frequently. And ohhhh no. Everyone thinks being married to a chef means home cooked meals. What it really means is they will be at work cooking other people meals and...
That's no problem i have been MIA myself. I will only be commuting for a short while I am not sure about my partner chef...
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BellaButterfly
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6 November 2013
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Nov 06, 2013 9:27 pm
I go away for a weeks and the house is almost done. Looking Great so far and I love those pendant lights.
I go away for a weeks and the house is almost done. Looking Great so far and I love those pendant lights.
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BellaButterfly
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16 October 2013
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Oct 16, 2013 10:52 pm
Just had a look at your build and your BAL is actually higher than mine and my house is 60 squares. I actually opened my quote to confirm $4,950 is my exact cost.
Just had a look at your build and your BAL is actually higher than mine and my house is 60 squares. I actually opened my...
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BellaButterfly
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16 October 2013
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Oct 16, 2013 10:42 pm
I think you'll be really really happy here in Ballarat. Ive lived here about 7 years and will probably never leave! it has its issues, but so does every other regional city! Plus we have all the amenities while sill being driving distance to Melbourne. Are you commuting until you open up the daycar...
yes i will be commuting hopefully for a very short time. My wife is a head chef at a restaurant near flemington race co...
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BellaButterfly
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15 October 2013
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Oct 15, 2013 10:31 pm
Thanks BB, I agree. How are you going with your stuff? We put that all on the back burner for a week to finish immigration stuff now we are back on the attack with tiles this week.
We put that all on the back burner for a week to finish immigration stuff now we are back on the attack with tiles this...
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BellaButterfly
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15 October 2013
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Oct 15, 2013 10:09 pm
wow, over half an acre. beautiful. Surely the BAL would have been pretty hefty though? We are up in yorkdale, so a bit further out, but more room to move and larger blocks than lucas (still only a standard suburban size though at 640m2). We have lived in Ballarat for many years now and love it here...
It was fairly pricey but as I want to start a family day care a great deal of the upgrades I will be writing off for ta...
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BellaButterfly
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13 October 2013
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Oct 13, 2013 12:01 am
Popping in quickly to say: I LOVE the door. It looks way better that I expected and it does POP.
Popping in quickly to say: I LOVE the door. It looks way better that I expected and it does POP.
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BellaButterfly
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12 October 2013
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Oct 12, 2013 11:59 pm
Brown Hill is a lovely area, nice big blocks too! We have been through this process before with DFH and their inclusions were much better, However all is not lost. bar Reece are now supplying plumbing instead of Tradelink, so the PD quality of sinks, mixers, bath etc has improved dramatically. Mean...
Very big we got a 2666square one for a bargain. Reece is so much better than Tradelink so that is a plus. Our budget is...
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BellaButterfly
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12 October 2013
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Oct 12, 2013 7:23 am
So, we had our tender appointment, and got the bad news that site costs are double what was expected, plus an extra 10k of additional charges have crept onto our expected build cost - Goodbye upgrades! So now we have to stick to a cat 1 brick. Does anyone know of any homes built with settlers parch...
I would fight that. We are building in Ballarat as well and originally were building the PD Waldorf until our site cost...
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BellaButterfly
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11 October 2013
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Oct 11, 2013 10:47 pm
So, we had our tender appointment, and got the bad news that site costs are double what was expected, plus an extra 10k of additional charges have crept onto our expected build cost - Goodbye upgrades! So now we have to stick to a cat 1 brick. Does anyone know of any homes built with settlers parch...
I would fight that. We are building in Ballarat as well and originally were building the PD Waldorf until our site cost...
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