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judder
14 November
1
Nov 14, 2019 1:23 pm
We've moved into a double storey house, built I think early 2010s, probably 2013 I'm guessing. Unfortunately, the ensuite upstairs, bathroom upstairs and laundry (ground floor) all don't have floor waste pipes built in. I understand that for 99% of the time we are safe from flooding...the only real ...
We've moved into a double storey house, built I think early 2010s, probably 2013 I'm guessing. Unfortunately, the ensuit...
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judder
14 November
8
Nov 14, 2019 1:12 pm
So in Qld floor wastes are not required, hence the extra cost by builder. Dry floor wastes as you have described are acceptable. $4k is a crazy price for the supply of dry floor wastes but that's another issue. I am pretty sure its the same in VIC. When I worked at Metricon the VIC crew thought we ...
I am pretty sure its the same in VIC. When I worked at Metricon the VIC crew thought we were crazy in NSW for requiring...
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judder
10 March
1
Mar 10, 2019 11:17 am
Hi All, Our Shower to Powder downstairs is windowless by design, something we have regretted over the 8 years or so since building it. Amateurs to building at the time and rushed through without due diligence and thought. It looks like the below. https://forum.homeone.com.au/u/41299_1552176091.jpg B...
Hi All, Our Shower to Powder downstairs is windowless by design, something we have regretted over the 8 years or so sinc...
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judder
25 February
1
Feb 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Hi, So we have a family of 4 (wife, me 2 kids) as well as my folks and an aunty who stays over occasionally (say once every 2 weeks overnight for work). Having 2 bedrooms on the lower floor is a must but can't work out which is the better layout. We initially looked at the CH Granada 41 SQ plan, how...
Hi, So we have a family of 4 (wife, me 2 kids) as well as my folks and an aunty who stays over occasionally (say once ev...
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judder
11 January
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Jan 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Hi All, A very general question as I am assisting for a relative. We built with CH about 7 years ago so quite a while back, but how much have they changed in terms of being flexible on changing the floor plans? E.g. reversing the back half of a house's plans? Back then, we weren't aware of these op...
From my understanding carlise change the least on their plans.. but they are by far the cheapest among the big boys vol...
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judder
11 January
53
Jan 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Thanks mate, We wanted an extra master bedroom. That's something we always had in mind so that was the first requirement we told every consultant we met as no standard design comes with 2 master bedrooms on upper level. Fortunately, our land size was big enough to cater for an extra bedroom so Roge...
Yep. Having built about 7 years ago albeit with a different builder, we are helping out in laws this time with choosing...
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judder
11 January
51
Jan 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Thanks Judder, It works out to 45 squares now. We only reversed the front coz we had to as per the land requirements. But pretty happy with how it worked out in the end. 2nd master bedroom design couldn't have been achievable without our sales consultant Roger Grant who was immensely helpful throug...
Thanks for sharing! Yes you must have been very lucky to get a good sales consultant! When we were building ours barely...
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judder
11 January
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Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Hi All, A very general question as I am assisting for a relative. We built with CH about 7 years ago so quite a while back, but how much have they changed in terms of being flexible on changing the floor plans? E.g. reversing the back half of a house's plans? Back then, we weren't aware of these opt...
Hi All, A very general question as I am assisting for a relative. We built with CH about 7 years ago so quite a while ba...
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judder
11 January
49
Jan 11, 2019 2:32 pm
DA approved on Friday 25th May.. fingers crossed with everything now our build starts soon!! https://forum.homeone.com.au/u/83833_1527419852.png https://forum.homeone.com.au/u/83833_1527419888.png Hi Johar, Wow, just wow. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of the options like like reversing the bottom fl...
Hi Johar, Wow, just wow. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of the options like like reversing the bottom floor rear end as t...
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judder
7 November 2018
1
Nov 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Hi, Looking for the best options. I don't want to get entangled legally speaking as in the long run it would probably be very expensive. So our neighbour has extended his bathroom against our boundary (zero lot extension). I had to agreed in writing and on plans they were never meant to encroach our...
Hi, Looking for the best options. I don't want to get entangled legally speaking as in the long run it would probably be...
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judder
10 July 2017
1
Jul 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Noob here. We live in a ex commission house, wayy too cold in winter and now decided to bite the bullet on central ducted heating. Attached is a floor plan. Been "sold" two very different quotes, one different from the other: Company A: 14kw TQ315 system, 6 outlets. Says Company B is tryin...
Noob here. We live in a ex commission house, wayy too cold in winter and now decided to bite the bullet on central ducte...
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judder
21 February 2017
22
Feb 21, 2017 5:08 pm
Update: I am very confused about a council's response with regards to a official council sheet on "rain water tank guidelines". I was repeatedly told that since 'A rainwater tank is not classifiable in accordance with the building code of Australia', therefore the rule that a 500mm gap fro...
Update: I am very confused about a council's response with regards to a official council sheet on rain water tank guidel...
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judder
14 February 2017
20
Feb 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Thanks. Could you clarify this bit as well? "If your site was cut and the tank was on the boundary, then you would have some cause for concern due to the tank's zone of influence." When we rebuild, the land was cut and filled. Do you mean this or do you mean if my land was lower than his??
Thanks. Could you clarify this bit as well? If your site was cut and the tank was on the boundary, then you would have s...
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judder
14 February 2017
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Feb 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Hmm thanks for the responses, but I'm not sure of what to do now. I'm kind of confused, the responses seem mixed saying some of my concerns are unfounded? I don't want to make it an overall huge issue but then I don't want to fork out for massive repairs down the track if something does go wrong? Fl...
Hmm thanks for the responses, but I'm not sure of what to do now. I'm kind of confused, the responses seem mixed saying ...
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judder
14 February 2017
16
Feb 14, 2017 3:34 pm
The set back requirement is enforced on all new homes and they would constitute the vast majority of cases. Many other councils also stipulate those regulations on their websites. I would have made him aware of those indisputable facts to rebuff his learned 'opinion' and asked him why the council i...
Thanks. Just curious, how did you find out it was for new homes? Does it matter if mine is new and his is old? Sorry, I...
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judder
14 February 2017
14
Feb 14, 2017 3:10 pm
I spoke to the council, they seem weak, the fella who picked up the call as umming and ahhing and it was like "oh the 500mm clearance of boundaries is not set in stone etc"...wtf? If you take up an issue with anyone, you have to know your facts, you cannot assume that someone on the other...
If you take up an issue with anyone, you have to know your facts, you cannot assume that someone on the other end of th...
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judder
14 February 2017
5
Feb 14, 2017 12:50 pm
You will find paying both will not be that much - and may save great angst etc. It will also be a good talking point for years to come - how "your" fence was paid for. :) But - in saying that - I totally disagree with a neighbour not paying their share. I feel you should send a formal let...
Funnily enough, we have or had issues with both sides of our fences. One side, we had to fork out $1,800 (her portion) ...
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judder
14 February 2017
11
Feb 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Wow, judder that's nuts! Surely commonsense by the council will prevail and they'll get your neighbour to move the tank. And then you can build the tallest fence legally permitted between you and that neighbour. Keep the crazy on their side of the fence! Good luck. Councils aren't as powerful as mo...
Councils aren't as powerful as most people think they are, at best they'll issue the person in question with a notice t...
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judder
14 February 2017
9
Feb 14, 2017 10:53 am
Aggression = he knows he's wrong. I'd stay away from him now - and seek Council help. BUT - understand - you may lose a neighbour for good ! Maybe ring council first and seek their advice - people love helping and will always feel sorry for you if you explain it all and that you need help ... :) Ye...
Yes I know, I took a second look at the water tank (not even on the fence line), he saw me focusing on it, came out the...
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judder
14 February 2017
7
Feb 14, 2017 9:24 am
Funnily enough he is saying it is the "best installation" of a water tank I'll ever see. Thing is, I see the following issues: 1. I don't think the plumbing was done by a certified plumber, honestly it's everywhere. The bottom picture depicts how it's setup. I'm really concerned how that c...
Funnily enough he is saying it is the best installation of a water tank I'll ever see. Thing is, I see the following iss...
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