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Lurgen
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12 October 2017
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Oct 12, 2017 10:06 am
Builder prices for data points seem to be $130 - $150, give or take. I recently moved out of my Porter Davis built home, where we paid them thousands for data cabling and had a sparky come out and cable my new place up. Cost per point was closer to $70, and I had the pleasure of being able to choose...
Builder prices for data points seem to be $130 - $150, give or take. I recently moved out of my Porter Davis built home,...
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Lurgen
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12 October 2017
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Oct 12, 2017 10:00 am
I don't have a lot to add about the Honeywell product, so can't help there but I would be very reluctant to let Argus install anything this complicated for me. They did the pre-wire in our house, and we had to rip almost everything they did out and pay to have it re-done, to the point where a lot of...
I don't have a lot to add about the Honeywell product, so can't help there but I would be very reluctant to let Argus in...
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Lurgen
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12 October 2017
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Oct 12, 2017 9:57 am
I used Jamo IC series units and loved them.
I used Jamo IC series units and loved them.
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Lurgen
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6 October 2017
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Oct 06, 2017 2:07 pm
The minute you included "power" on that list, everybody backed away from your question rapidly. Get a sparky out.
The minute you included power on that list, everybody backed away from your question rapidly. Get a sparky out.
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Lurgen
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6 October 2017
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Oct 06, 2017 2:03 pm
Great find, thanks for sharing it.
Great find, thanks for sharing it.
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Lurgen
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4 October 2017
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Oct 04, 2017 7:19 pm
Hi Lurgen, Thanks for the info. But as I had mentioned above, DUCTED system costs $6K in supply. I wonder how much does ducted installation labour costs for a 2 storey house. But certainly not $15K. The unit itself might cost $6k, but that doesn't cover ductwork, vents, electrical, zone controllers...
The unit itself might cost $6k, but that doesn't cover ductwork, vents, electrical, zone controllers, control panels, g...
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Lurgen
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4 October 2017
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Oct 04, 2017 10:38 am
Sure. Yes, you can buy a split system for $6k installed but it doesn't solve the same problem, nor does it work anywhere near as well. Take my old house for example. We had a split in the office, another split in the master bedroom, and a third split in one of the bedrooms. Each cost aroudn $3.5K, s...
Sure. Yes, you can buy a split system for $6k installed but it doesn't solve the same problem, nor does it work anywhere...
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Lurgen
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3 October 2017
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Oct 03, 2017 4:36 pm
We have five zones - master bedroom, living room, kitchen / dining room, other bedrooms, office, with two return air vents. We can't run them all at once, the house is too big for that (~36 sq) but we have an 8kW split system in the kitchen that will pick up some of the load on the real scorchers. B...
We have five zones - master bedroom, living room, kitchen / dining room, other bedrooms, office, with two return air ven...
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Lurgen
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2 October 2017
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Oct 02, 2017 6:57 pm
When we built I would visit the site twice a week minimum, with at least one visit occurring at a random, unexpected time for the builders. During construction this approach helped us catch a massive number of defects and errors before they became unfixable. I made a habit of carrying a tape measure...
When we built I would visit the site twice a week minimum, with at least one visit occurring at a random, unexpected tim...
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Lurgen
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2 October 2017
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Oct 02, 2017 1:22 pm
Replacing those doors with proper solid-core units that seal well around the edges is an absolute must - our last place had fantastic insulation and soundproofing but was let down by cheap doors. Never again. Our approach was to utilise 13mm Boral Soundstop acoustic plasterboard for all of our walls...
Replacing those doors with proper solid-core units that seal well around the edges is an absolute must - our last place ...
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2 October 2017
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Oct 02, 2017 1:11 pm
Just to add my personal experiences to this discussion, we recently had a 19kW Actron Que installed, covering five zones. While we haven't experienced summer with it yet, I have found it to be pretty good in winter for heating. We haven't seen a power bill yet, so that might change things a little b...
Just to add my personal experiences to this discussion, we recently had a 19kW Actron Que installed, covering five zones...
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Lurgen
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28 March 2014
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Mar 28, 2014 7:26 pm
Hi all.. just been over 2 years since we moved into our Porter Davis home and we have slowly started unravelling the low-grade workmanship ! Our rangehood blew up - quite literally as there was a bang and sparks. Removing the rangehood unearthed something very alarming .. there was no ducting above...
I feel your frustration - ours was pretty much the same. I spotted it by pure luck, but have since heard of it happenin...
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19 March 2014
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Mar 19, 2014 11:48 am
Is anybody else dealing with warranty problems (trouble getting things done, rather than things breaking) long after handover? We got our keys in September, yet I'm still attempting to get some pretty basic things sorted out almost half a year later. Is it just me, or are there others in the same bo...
Is anybody else dealing with warranty problems (trouble getting things done, rather than things breaking) long after han...
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Lurgen
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6 March 2014
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Mar 06, 2014 11:16 am
I went with Temperature Plus in the end - they did a brilliant job, were very good in terms of price, and most importantly delivered a solution that stood up to our recent heat wave. It was really satisfying to find a company that lived up to my expectations for once. HD
I went with Temperature Plus in the end - they did a brilliant job, were very good in terms of price, and most important...
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18 February 2014
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Feb 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Hello again everyone. Long time lurker, irregular poster here. Was just wondering if anyone had any luck obtaining copies of their independent inspection report that PD commission as part of their process at different stages? Im of the opinion that seeing that I am paying for it, I would like a cop...
Yes, I was able to get copies of mine from my BC. Not common practice for them though. HD
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Lurgen
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16 February 2014
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Feb 16, 2014 11:39 pm
Hey guys, Question on Windows / Doors double glazing. Did anyone get a quote to do the entire house house? Or even part of their house? My block is East Facing, and I am contemplating getting the East and West windows / doors done. Would this yield any value OR should I just get the whole done? If ...
If you can afford it, do it. All of them We upgraded all of ours to double glazing for a little over $5K (we are in a D...
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Lurgen
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16 February 2014
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Feb 16, 2014 11:31 pm
That's funny, it sounds like the cleaning crews are quite different from house to house. Our place was filthy after handover, so we spent two days cleaning. Our move was booked for two days after handover so it was one tiring race! A few cleaning challenges for us included... - filthy toilets (at a ...
That's funny, it sounds like the cleaning crews are quite different from house to house. Our place was filthy after hand...
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14 February 2014
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Feb 14, 2014 2:51 pm
I'm battling through the three-month warranty checkup process at the moment, with a lengthy list of defects (most of which are leftovers from my less-than-ideal build experience). We are currently debating whether we persist with making ourselves available each week for trades to come on site (so t...
This is really not good having to wait 19 times for trades people. That is a lot of time off work. Hope things improve ...
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Lurgen
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14 February 2014
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Feb 14, 2014 10:19 am
I'm battling through the three-month warranty checkup process at the moment, with a lengthy list of defects (most of which are leftovers from my less-than-ideal build experience). We are currently debating whether we persist with making ourselves available each week for trades to come on site (so th...
I'm battling through the three-month warranty checkup process at the moment, with a lengthy list of defects (most of whi...
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Lurgen
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4 February 2014
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Feb 04, 2014 10:40 am
Looking good! HD
Looking good! HD
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