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Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane141
Jun 25, 2018 8:45 pm
chrinee i'll live my estate dreams through you haha! i'm sure everything will be fixed eventually, just wish it was within contract.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane142
Jun 29, 2018 11:14 am
@jayyenn, when we had our appointment with Evolve we chose 2 variation options and they provided the prices for both so that we could then choose which one to go ahead with. Did they do this for you?
Good luck with your build!
No they didn't give me that option. Had I known it would've saved a lot of time with back and forth variations post contract. (Signed contract early to ensure FHOG). Either way my land settles today and then its all on bold to get the ball rolling.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane143
Jul 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Week 12 and we are in the fixing stage (to be completed July 12).
I can't wait for the facade/portico wood feature to be finished. Not overly happy with it at the moment.
More pics when we have our next site meeting on July 9.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane144
Jul 04, 2018 7:38 am
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane146
Jul 04, 2018 7:09 pm
chrinee you'll be overtaking us soon... what colour is the render? if the capping still looks odd, you could always paint it to match the render colour. We are thinking about doing the same thing with ours. Just wait and see how it all looks.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane147
Jul 05, 2018 6:29 pm
That's not the final colour of our render gr8ly. My understanding is that it gets painted..? We've chosen Haymes Ash Grey.
You're right though, if the brick capping looks terrible we could just paint over it.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane148
Jul 05, 2018 6:34 pm
yeah that's what i meant. wait till its painted and judge then. The colour will look awesome nice contrasting colour
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane149
Jul 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Oh haha gr8ly, whoops!
That colour would look awesome but it's not showing correctly. This is it: http://www.haymespaint.com.au/explore-c ... ew/12/6892
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane150
Jul 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane152
Jul 05, 2018 6:51 pm
i'll have to do a drive-by the next time im at the estate. Did you get an idea when you might be moving in? We only visit once a week now.
Re: First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane154
Jul 05, 2018 6:56 pm
wow not too far away i would like to think we will be in by then too. But we shall see. Then we have the yards to do.. ugh! and furniture.
Re: BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!155
Jul 23, 2018 10:21 pm
gr8ly, did you end up driving past? The render colour is a lot lighter than we expected... but I think I like it!
PCI is Monday, 13 August and Handover is booked for Monday, 27 August (or Monday, 10 September if they let us move it as hubby will be away).
Re: BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!156
Jul 23, 2018 10:32 pm
I visited the estate about a week and a half ago. Was going to message you! Your place is flying along... and the colours are looking good. Are your bricks 'frost'?
I'm a little put off by all the mistakes on our build. It seems there are a lot of things done, but nothing is ever finished. They still have external/internal painting to finish, tiling to finish, but have started putting in electrical and everything else. So i find that trades have to come back multiple times to finish a job. Seems like a jumbled mess.
Re: BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!157
Jul 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Such a shame gr8ly. I've heard from another Valeco build and they had a very similar story.
No, our bricks are Moondust.
We've been very lucky except for the electrical... long story!
Re: BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!158
Jul 23, 2018 10:41 pm
ours are frost, they look very similar, except ours are very discoloured. Now wanting to render it all. Our electrical was a disaster as well, but they are fixing it all up. There were the only trade that were happy to meet up with us first.
I'll need the tour of your place once you move in haha! i have a feeling you'll be in before us.
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