Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time21
Jan 30, 2020 10:52 am
Shannon288 this is awesome - I love your choice of fresh neutral colours that aren't going to date. Can I ask on the image with your colour choices, what are the two colours used for that is on your carpet and in between your Lexicon Quarter paint choice and your Vinyl plank? Sorry I'm new to this and don't know how to copy your post down to mine so you know what I'm referring to.
That is definitely insightful with the Electrical costs. I'm a little surprised such small difference between the fan only in the toilet and the 3 in 1 fan in the bathroom. I know we will look for some sort of feature tile in the bathroom too, and interested in their charge to lay in herringbone? If we don't do it in the bathroom we will probably to it in the kitchen backsplash. Bit scared because I love that white (or even black) marble look with the herringbone and its probably going to cost a bomb lol
Do they charge per zone with the MyAir? Or is it more a set number cost (ie charge x price for 2-4 zones, another price y for 5-8 zones etc). Love your choice of soft close for the kitchen! I'll be definitely keen to find out what sort of variety we have with the kitchen cabinetry. I know some builders have it as an inclusion (soft close and no handles), but keen to see how competitive Coral is with this considering the frustration with paying the entire price for the upgrade on items and not the difference as you mentioned. I love the Shaker style cabinets so I'm bracing myself for that one.
Great seeing your externals all coming together, interesting to note the charge for the second colour for the render. I guess thats a pretty standard thing that builders charge but good to be prepared for it! It looks so lovely! Can't wait to get to this stage of our journey!!
Side note: Do you or anyone else on here have a BAL rating on your block and how does this affect your provision of flyscreens etc? We have a BAL 19 rating on our block so we've had to include nearly 9k on our quote which apparently covers materials but I'm not sure exactly what we are getting for that.
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time22
Jan 30, 2020 11:31 am
Just in regard to the ducted air conditioning setup. Sorry in advance for story...
I don't have the details in front of me at the moment but we chose the ducted air con and carpet package as an inclusion. At our tender we increased from the standard 4 zones provided to add two more zones and the tablet controller - this was about $1000 extra from memory but made sense as we could have (we thought) separately controlled air in every bedroom, the media and the living areas.
At our colours appointment it was explained that this would not be the case at all. Sure we would have air con outlets in each room/zone but we would not be able to control individual temperatures for those rooms. Instead the system would read the temperature at the air return which for us is situated in the hallway near the bathroom and laundry. The system will then attempt to regulate every room based on the temp at that point in the hall.
For an extra $1300 again ($1150 for 2 sensors + $130 for a 3rd)...we could upgrade to actually placing temperature sensors in separate rooms and then and only then could the system vary temperatures in each room with a sensor.
So base air con was $12k (included) with 4 zones.
Upgrade to tablet controller and 6 zones +$1000
Upgrade #2 to a temperature sensor with control over 3 of the 6 zones +$1300
Its the second upgrade we were dirty about as the consultant should have advised us at tender stage.
Your mileage may vary however
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time23
Jan 30, 2020 11:39 am
Tribe those two colours is the render colours and the little square on top of the big squares are the take home colour swatches we got given. The lighter colour is called White Exchange and the Darker is called Smooth Coffee.
We got our accurate variation back today from head office and prices are as follows.
Render for additional colour $154
Gainsborough Omni Allure tri lock with 450mm slimline pull handle stainless steel $234
Off-white mortar $396
$0 for Light Oak stain to timber posts, doors and battons in facade.
Matt black door handles throughout $198
Dulux wash n wear paint $199
Carpet Silver range 'Soft Lichen' $1742
10mm thick 'Supergreen' carpet underlay $301
Air conditioning we paid $702 to upgrade to the different controlled zone tablet Ezone Air which includes 6 zones.
Backsplash to be laid in herringbone it cost $200 for 3.25m2 through Beaumonts
Polar White in silk finish cupboards $989
Pheonix Arlo matte black tap $0
Cupboard for built in range hood $530
2 x banks of 2 wide pot drawers $621
40mm Cloudburst Concrete waterfall ends $3,507
40mm Cloudburst Concrete island bench $2,699
20mm Cloudburst concrete to back kitchen benches $1,045
L shaped finger pull to all cupboards and drawers (No handles) $766
Soft close to our 11 hinged doors cost $164
Soft close to included cutlery drawer bank cost $286
Soft close to drawer underneath microwave space cost $122
Soft close to both pot drawer banks (4 drawers) cost $487
Cold water connection for fridge $225
Under cupboard range hood $57
Built in microwave $544
40mm Cloudburst Concrete to all vanities $1,078
Polar White Silk Finish vanities $323
L shaped finger pulls to vanities $375
Arlo Matt black tapware and accessories $412
Includes 600mm double towel rails, all taps and mixers and toilet roll holders in matt black
Pheonix Vivid Slimline Matt black range
2 x Double head shower rail $1,510
2 x Shower mixers $389
3 x Wall mounted basin spout and mixer $582
2 x Bath spout $37
2 x 'Radii' 800mm long double towel rail $146
2 x 'Radii' toilet roll holders $42
2 x 100mm shower tile drains $139
3 X 115mm floor tile drains $264
20mm 'standard colour range' Snow ceasarstone to laundry top in lieu of laminate $544
Polar White Silk Finish cupboards to all of laundry $230
L shaped finger pulls to cupboards $111
Franke Ancona undermining sink and Arlo black tap $475
Round posh souls inset sink and Arlo black tap $196
These prices came back cheaper than what we were told at the mychoice selections appointment. I hope this helps you all a little?
In relations to BAL ratings our block was 12.5 which apparently the elegance package already covered the cost as it required things like aluminium fly mesh etc so not sure about BAL 19 but I have heard of things like double glazed windows etc for some higher BALs
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time24
Jan 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Tribe, if you're interested in black, white and marble I've posted the cost behind my choosen ones (we're going with National Tiles) so maybe check it out to get an idea bare in mind the black bathroom tiles are the only standard ones used.
Thank you Shannon288 this is crazy helpful, do you know if the black tap and handles promotion on for a while as our appointment is the 24th Feb!
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time25
Jan 30, 2020 1:40 pm
WOW can I just say I LOVE this forum!! You guys are all so helpful!! Thank you so much for this. Shannon288 I loved that smooth coffee! You have great taste! That didn't cost as much as I was expecting for the second colour! Worth it totally!
That Arlo Matte Black promo is good value !! Was surprised to see the variation on the soft close, I guess its because of the potential weight in the draw? When you say built in microwave, do you mean where you see it sometimes in the displays with the silver bracket or plating around it? So glad to hear this all came back cheaper- that's definitely a win for you! Will need to check that with the Bal rating, oh my gosh if we had double glazed windows included I would be so happy!
Magpie, that definitely helps me understand how they cost it - how frustrating for you! Sorry to sound like a dummy but does 4 zones mean 4 outlets or can you have more outlets than zones?
Zara99 that is awesome, thank you I would love to check it out. Do you have a build thread? I'll go and find your post
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time26
Jan 30, 2020 2:37 pm
The 'zones' worked out to be rooms in our case so an outlet per room. Our living/dining area is open plan an considered as 2 zones itself so expect there to be 2 outlets in this area. Its a big area. Will end up with a temperature sensor in master, media and living area to regulate those areas. All rooms except media will also have fans to help with circulation.
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time27
Jan 30, 2020 9:38 pm
Zara99, No problems at all. I wouldn't be surprised if the 'promotion' isn't an all the time kind of thing. My brother built over 2 years ago with Coral and had the same promo 😂
Yeah that's exactly what I mean with the built in microwave it has a metal face plate to fill the gaps around the microwave itself. My partner loves the idea so we had to get it.
We were very surprised as most things came back cheaper than originally estimated.
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time28
Feb 08, 2020 3:26 pm
We are also about to start building with Coral, the Grange 26 with mods, so exciting!
We are at the very beginning, just put our deposit on the land and awaiting the final quote and land reports (which should land in my inbox this afternoon or tomorrow morning).
Where are we all building? We will be building in College Rise at Sovereign Hills
Hi Hardy, I am also going with grange 26 and so excited about it. would you mind sharing with me what changes have you made to your plan and your upgrades.
Re: Coral Homes Grange 28 build time29
Mar 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Just a suggestion with variations. Try and get most changes done and put into your tender otherwise post contract every variation takes approx 4 weeks to get back. We are still waiting on variations because we missed a few things on our plans. Look closely at window heights and window sizes in relation to where you'll put furniture. Don't forget about whether you want brick infills or FC sheeting.
To avoid charges for changes in your colour selections make sure you put in options e.g if you're on a budget and don't want to over spend in certain area like stone pick out two options. Choose the one you really like and also one you like in a cheaper range. We did this with taps and door handles we had 2 different matte black tap options and two different door handle options. If you don't have options they can charge you $200 for a change to the selections if they want. The options also make it fast for them to alter the variation. Anything you don't want you cross it out on the variation and they'll remove it.
We had issues with our driveway as they realised they couldn't do exposed aggregate in our area after we signed our contract so we took it out. This worked out good as the driveway has already been approved through council on our plans so we don't have to resubmit to council when our concreter does the driveway. We also got a $12,500 variation back from Coral for the driveway which is expensive for 54m2 black aggregate. We are able to get a bigger driveway and footpath down the side in a white rock aggregate 3k cheaper than Coral's dark aggregate driveway.
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