I recently purchased a house and land package for my first home. I'm finding the whole process to be a daunting but enjoyable experience so far.
Has anyone had any experience building their home? Hopefully your experience was problem free, but horror stories are definetely welcome!
I have just finalised contracts, so all my variations are in. Haven't really made any changes to the structure just added in a few quality finishes as the standard inclusions were fairly woeful.
Luckily for me there is no partner in this equation. Although it means if I hate anything in the house when it's completed that I only have myself to blame.
Ok @Baretta11 spit it out!
"my external doors are hinged aluminium doors"
I take it your not refering to just securiety doors so what and where did you get them?
Ok I'm spitting it out, ha-ha!!
I got my windows and doors from Avista Windows in Moolap, Geelong.
My contact Eric, was an outstanding rep, couldn't have been more helpful and patient with our sometimes protracted delays and part orders.
I don't have screen doors yet but they too will come from Avista.
I couldn't reccomend Avista more highly, a smallish show to look at, no fancy front of shop so to speak and all the staff were considerate, approachable and down to earth.
I've attached a few pics, the first is our double front doors in the colour, Stone Beige or its equivelant is Colourbond Paperbark.
The cost of this combination was $2,140 with dimensions being 2100 x1800
The large window is what I call my viewing window, as it looks out on the garden and it was $1,500 and dimensions of it are 2980 x 1560 and the last pic, our laundry door was $1,300 and 2100 x 904.
Based on my research at the time we first started looking for windows and hinged aluminium doors 2 years ago, Avista was the best price.
What do you think?
I like them Barbara.
Nice that you can choose a colour that matches the house so well.
First set of double hinged doors I have seen in alum suitable for a house.
I like that the laundry door is wider than the off the shelf 820mm standard.
I think you found a balance between the cheaper take it as it is and a quaility product that looks good.
Now if they would just open an Adelaide branch.
Thank you for your kind words.
The actual laundry door is 820mm, so still standard, the measurement I gave you are OD but I did get a larger door in the master bedroom at 870mm.
Didn't realize that 904mm wasn't the actual size but once I did know I made sure that the door in the mater was bigger.
I don't think there would be any reason why any of your window places in Adelaide couldn't make a hinged door like I had made in whatever size and colour normally availble.
If they can make windows, they can make doors.
Best get back to work, looking to cut the holes for the downlights in one finished plasterd room, then I can put the insulation in the roof there, such fun putting in insulation, NOT. Have to dress up like an eskimo with mask, plastic pants, plastic jacket, gloves and beenie to avoid the glass debris.