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firsthyme
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Apr 24, 2024 12:14 am
Hi there, looking to have a gym in a new build. Planning to install some sort of rubber mat flooring (on concrete) i.e. Asking the builder to not do floorboards in the gym and to just leave the concrete To cope with the different levels (to be safe) - I've asked for a sliding door (I was worried tha...
Hi there, looking to have a gym in a new build. Planning to install some sort of rubber mat flooring (on concrete) i.e. ...
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21 April
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Apr 21, 2024 11:47 pm
Also just to add. I'm not sure what the energy rating will be (not sure if it will come through in the final plans which I'm due to get this week) but I've already asked them to include the following: - All internal & externall wall insulation to be R2.7 (highest they can go apparently) - Colorb...
Also just to add. I'm not sure what the energy rating will be (not sure if it will come through in the final plans which...
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21 April
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Apr 21, 2024 11:14 pm
@Bimbob Thanks for that clarification. Actually one of my friends just reached out today and mentioned it's actually when the permit is approved (which I'm guessing is usually after contract right?) I recall my builder mentioning that the permits are only sent for approval once the contract is signe...
@Bimbob Thanks for that clarification. Actually one of my friends just reached out today and mentioned it's actually whe...
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20 April
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Apr 20, 2024 6:50 pm
Hi, I'd like to enquire on the new changes regarding the 7 star energy rating brought about by the NCC 2022 for Victoria. For people with house builds under way, what is the specific cut-off point that allows you to stay with the previous NCC (i.e. 6 star energy rating only)? The goal is to not blow...
Hi, I'd like to enquire on the new changes regarding the 7 star energy rating brought about by the NCC 2022 for Victoria...
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20 February
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Feb 20, 2024 7:26 am
Hi there, It seems difficult to find good Intel on good private inspectors online so thought I'd check here for recommendations Looking for inspections over all stages (assume this is a good idea?) And also definitely prefer quality over price. Seems a fraction of the cost of a new build so I'm defi...
Hi there, It seems difficult to find good Intel on good private inspectors online so thought I'd check here for recommen...
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20 February
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Feb 20, 2024 7:20 am
How did you go with his? Also looking for some recommendations
How did you go with his? Also looking for some recommendations
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18 February
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Feb 18, 2024 6:01 pm
Hi there, I'm new to all of this and planning to build a place with one of those volume home builders (e.g. Carter Grange, Glenvill Homes, Thomas Archer). Currently nearly finishing the design phase so will get estimations & contract soon, etc. I understand that it will be a HIA contract (I'm g...
Hi there, I'm new to all of this and planning to build a place with one of those volume home builders (e.g. Carter Grang...
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13 November 2023
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Nov 12, 2023 11:25 pm
so you're leveling up with those kitchen ceilings – nice! 😊 with a 3m ceiling, you've got more room to play with, which is awesome. sticking to the 2.4m for cabinets, like your current setup, keeps things familiar and the extra bulkhead could be a neat design feature, but yeah, it might not give yo...
Thanks mate. Yeah good points! Leaning towards Option 3 to get a bit extra space in the cabinets but not going too craz...
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28 September 2023
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Sep 28, 2023 12:12 pm
For the collection range (pre-designed) I think it would start $20k (but bare minimum) and go to $25k with upgrades and closer to $30k for more luxe upgrades? Is that about correct for everyone else? Guessing Custom range probably starts at the $25-30k mark instead?
For the collection range (pre-designed) I think it would start $20k (but bare minimum) and go to $25k with upgrades and ...
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13 August 2023
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Aug 13, 2023 9:45 am
@roadrunnerr & @Cleveland64 Did it take you long to complete the design? It took a couple months to get the initial floorplan and then we had a bunch of changes and it's been 2 months since so yet to see the new ones. Yet to even go through official cost estimation to sign the contract and start...
@roadrunnerr @Cleveland64 Did it take you long to complete the design? It took a couple months to get the initial floorp...
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25 July 2023
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Jul 25, 2023 2:39 pm
we did something like that second photo with 2.7m ceilings. Except we allowed more space between the bench and cupboard, so the two rows are of the same height (and we chose same finish). we use top row to store things that you only need once in a while so getting the ladder to get them is ok. Ahh ...
Ahh awesome, thanks for the info. Do you have a photo by any chance of the two rows of cupboards being the same height?...
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24 July 2023
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Jul 24, 2023 4:10 pm
personally went with a dropped ceiling in the kitchen and looks great. Not sure whether that's an option for your place/layout or what that would look like. Full length cupboards look nice, but their practicality is questionable. Thanks, it is potentially an option (I haven't asked). But actually w...
Thanks, it is potentially an option (I haven't asked). But actually we increased ceiling height to 3m for the reason of...
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24 July 2023
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Jul 24, 2023 3:51 pm
personally went with a dropped ceiling in the kitchen and looks great. Not sure whether that's an option for your place/layout or what that would look like. Full length cupboards look nice, but their practicality is questionable. Thanks, it is potentially an option (I haven't asked). But actually w...
Thanks, it is potentially an option (I haven't asked). But actually we increased ceiling height to 3m for the reason of...
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24 July 2023
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Jul 24, 2023 3:50 pm
we did something like that second photo with 2.7m ceilings. Except we allowed more space between the bench and cupboard, so the two rows are of the same height (and we chose same finish). we use top row to store things that you only need once in a while so getting the ladder to get them is ok. Ahh ...
Ahh awesome, thanks for the info. Do you have a photo by any chance of the two rows of cupboards being the same height?...
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24 July 2023
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Jul 24, 2023 3:49 pm
Full height looks lux. Bulkhead could work too. I think having a gap between cabinets gives somewhere for dust to collect and wasted space. I would go for full height cabinets. You could store rarely used items up there or have glass in the highest section for display items or something Thanks. Def...
Thanks. Definitely agree on having a bulkhead to not gather dust - I'd either go full cabinet or partial but bulkhead t...
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23 July 2023
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Jul 23, 2023 9:28 am
We are building a new home with 3.0m (~10 ft) ceilings in the kitchen - and are wondering how high should the cabinets go to? [color=#333333] Currently we're in a place with 2.7m ceilings - where the top of the overhead cabinets go to 2.4m and there is a 30cm bulkhead. It's a pretty good height and...
We are building a new home with 3.0m (~10 ft) ceilings in the kitchen - and are wondering how high should the cabinets g...
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2 May 2023
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May 02, 2023 6:46 pm
You should be aiming for 7.5 anyway. It's not that difficult unless you have a challenging aspect. We're at 8.6 stars with the following upgrades: - $15k extra for good double glazing - $3k extra for R6 insulation in ceiling and R2.5 in external walls - $5k extra for non-standard eaves - $10k extra...
Oh that's great to know - thanks so much! I actually wouldn't mind upgrading for better double glazing and wanted bette...
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30 April 2023
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Apr 30, 2023 3:09 pm
Thanks for the replies. Curious with 7 star rating deadline being Oct 2023, has anyone needed to update their plans or change their build? And what changes are you needing to make and how much extra did it cost?
Thanks for the replies. Curious with 7 star rating deadline being Oct 2023, has anyone needed to update their plans or c...
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27 March 2023
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Mar 27, 2023 10:27 pm
Hi, I'm looking for opinions and advice on living room windows. Essentially we have a north facing block, and the house layout we have decided on has a living/dining area at the back. The living/dining area is 3.6m high, with hi-lite windows each of the windows (to let in more light) Initially we th...
Hi, I'm looking for opinions and advice on living room windows. Essentially we have a north facing block, and the house ...
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28 February 2023
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Feb 28, 2023 3:26 pm
We did not go with them in the end. They had too many provintional items especially in site cuts. Many people who did build with them told us that price of the provintional items typically increases significantly. Initial overall price was within our budget but this increased by $100,000 after site...
Thanks, good to know kamara. Do you mind if I ask what you mean by 'provintional' items - can't seem to find that term ...
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