Building A New House
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27821
Jan 12, 2010 8:26 pm
FINALLY OUR HOUSE PLANS HAVE BEEN APPROVED THEY GOT REJECTED TWICE BUT ALL GOOD NOW, CAN NOT WAIT TO START.
IF ANYONE HAS BUILT WITH CORAL HOW LONG TILL THEY START ONCE PLANS APPROVED...
HEAD OFFICE TOLD ME NOT TO RUSH AS THERE IS ALOT TO DO FIRST
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27822
Jan 13, 2010 5:32 pm
Congrats on Council Approval
We are actually waiting for that ourselves at the moment. It is my understanding from other Coral Buildees on here that once you have Council approval and Coral has received the Authority to Commence from your lender, they'll usually give you a start date for two to three weeks from then.
Have you made your colour selections yet? Would love to see them?
Good luck, look forward to following your build
Building a Coral Homes -"Hamilton 278"
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27823
Jan 15, 2010 5:24 pm
Still no news hopefully soon.
Anyway here are some of my colors
For all 3 bathrooms im keeping them the same color it was a big decision i did have the main bathroom vanity a differant color but changed it yesterday...Cost me a $100 admin fee
My bathroom floor tiles are Studio expresso
Wall tiles are white glossy
Feature tile is Mosaic glass/stone fuse
The vanity bottoms are mushroom Linea, tops are white
Hope the photo helps but does not give it justice
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27826
Jan 22, 2010 1:36 am
Hi Cherie! I love your plans... the changes you have made look fantastic!
In regard to your bathroom feature tiles, were you charged extra? We are going tile shopping on saturday (40 degree heat and we will be at East Maitland . At least it will be air conditioned at Amber and Beaumont... I hope...) and I wasn't sure how much extra we should be allowing for feature tiles if we get them... any advice?
Have fun with the site clearing! Will start looking like something is happening for you!
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27827
Jan 22, 2010 7:41 pm
Yeah the feature tiles were $34 a sheet and we need 4 sheets per bathroom so 12 in total $411... But i love them.
Beaumont have 10% off all feature tiles at the moment.
They give a 30 day quote then you pay a 30% deposit and they will order them.
We got all our tiles from Amber but bought the feature tiles ourself from Beaumont.
Rebecca said its easier to buy ourselves then just give to tiler.
I didnt think Amber had a good range of feature tiles.
As for the clearing meant to be there today turned uo to pay money and NOTHING, he was going to call...Yeah right.
Over the weekend now, going to hit him up for a cash job now..lol. Worth a try.
Have you had your color appointment with Rebecca yet??
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27828
Jan 22, 2010 11:00 pm
We have been over to the colour room a couple of times now and have the basic's sorted... we picked the bricks (Summervilla Vanilla) and the roof tiles (Magnum), and all of the little stuff - door handles, window frames, door profiles etc. At the moment, we are completley stuck on bathrooms. We have the kitchen benchtop picked (diamond gloss pure mineralstone), but DH has his heart set on black cabinets in the bathroom, which I am not a fan of at all, but I can't find anything I like instead. I am hoping that once we look at tiles tomorrow it will all fall into place...
Hope you hear from the tree guy soon...
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27830
Jan 23, 2010 12:51 pm
How did your tile hunting go.
It is hard to decide on colors, my hubby is color blind so its all up to me.
Our kitchen is black, white and red will post colors later.
We are having chocolate bricks.
I wasnt sure on light or dark bricks but after you see so much it all becomes to confusing
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27831
Jan 27, 2010 11:05 am
I know how its like - we've been to so many houses but arent able to see the bricks we want as the details given to us such as lot numbers have been replaced with street numbers but we were picking either the light parchment bricks or the choc bricks but decide to go with choc bricks in the end as the lighter ones may vary in colour and some houses that we saw look yellowish instead of creamy white...
Building The Amberlea 44 Fusion Home
Land settled May 10!!
Building commenced 30 Jun 10.
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27832
Jan 27, 2010 1:52 pm
I really love what you have done with the plan. I'm just around the corner from you and was going to build the Hamilton but Coral couldn't do it because of the driveway gradient.
My block is a corner block and if I had of even though about changing it the way you did I probably could have put it on, oh well!
Looking forward to watching it go up. There is a Hamilton 278 across the road from me and it was finished in around 12 weeks.
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27833
Jan 27, 2010 4:02 pm
How did your tile hunting go.
Pretty much done... we picked a white / grey wall tile for the bathroom (it's 200x400 so will be laid horizontally) with a charcoal floor tile. Bathroom vanity is white and the benchtop is this one:
Kitchen - plain white wall tiles (200x300, also laid horizontally) with this benchtop:
and these cupboard doors:
We picked out floor tiles that we loved at Beaumont, but they weren't in the builders range, so were going to cost us $20 extra per sqm for the tile, then found out that as they were rectified edges, it was another $50 per sqm again to lay them, so $70 a sqm extra over 85 sqm's, so another $6000 or so for these tiles, on top of the $7200 that we were already paying . We decided not to get those ones, found another one we liked that was in the builders range, and didn't have rectified edges, so we were going to get that instead. Bought home a couple of tiles as samples, sat them on the floor to see how they looked and then realised how grubby they got and slippery they were, so cancelled that idea as well. Went out to Independant Carpets to look at floating floorboards as we got our boards from there a few years back. Found this one that we really like:
Not slippery, easy to look after and haven't been damaged by our kids and dog's yet and they are $1k cheaper than the tiles that Coral quoted on. Happy with that!
Were you at Amber tiles on Sunday by any chance? There was a couple out there building with Coral looking at red splashbacks while I was there... just thought that it may have been you!
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27834
Jan 27, 2010 8:56 pm
No wasnt us we have done all our colors no going back now.
Your colors look great and so does the floor, our friend is a tiler and is going to tile our floors for $3000 so thats great.
But im also worried about them being slippery especially with kids????
We live our plan made heaps of changes but are so happy with it.
Are you building with Coral or somebody else??
What street are you in, its a great area we are on top of the hill so its a great view.
What stage are you up too??
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27835
Jan 27, 2010 9:48 pm
I'm in Moreton across the road from another Coral under construction at the moment (and it's coming on very quickly too).
When Coral couldn't do the Hamilton for me I had a backup plan I liked with Allworth so ended up going with that. I moved in six months ago but still sorting out landscaping etc.
You do get a fantastic view from up where you are, it's a great area. Your stage was still bush when I purchased my block.
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27836
Feb 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Some progress, retaining walls go up today, thanks To Ace Retaining Walls.
The 9th Febuary the surveyor arrives and on the 11th they cut the block.
Have a meeting there at 8am, so excited.
THEN... We have until the 22nd to complete the front retaining wall then they will start.
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27838
Feb 17, 2010 8:50 am
Yeah they cut the block on Thursday 11th Feb, and then we have till the 22nd to do the front retaining wall, which my husband is doing.
We are using blocks so we can rip it down and cut the land back further once the council has left the area.....Shhhhh. lol
So Monday is full steam ahead
Got a call from clements telling us that the air con that Coral provide isnt the correct size for our house and wouldnt do the job so have had to up grade on that, but otherwise all going well.
How is it all going with you???
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27839
Feb 22, 2010 6:50 pm
Ok, Coral were meant to start today NO SHOW, just received a phone call to say that our $7000 retaining wall is in the wrong spot..
Its app 500mm in the house, rang the retaining wall company and he said its not.
Meet with Coral tomorrow morning.
Will keep you posted
Re: Re designed Hamilton 27840
Feb 22, 2010 7:10 pm
That is terrible... which wall is wrong? Can you tell on the plan if it is in the wrong spot? Is the retaining wall guy offering any suggestions on how to fix it??
Let us know how you go with your appointment with Coral... I will be stalking for updates tomorrow.
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