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26 May 2018
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May 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Hi L in my case, there is a street/council pole in front of the house already so adding another pole would mean two poles. for the sack of having a short run of underground wire from the pole to the house within 10 meters is a lot to ask I felt. Not to mention I am in the HFC NBN area so there will...
We moved in last year and didn't get a new pole or the hub. We're on a corner block and the pole is right on our corner...
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26 May 2018
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May 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Thanks Tara. Yes we did the bathroom upgrade for the layout but ended up having a built in bath instead of the free standing one. They replaced it with a large 1700 bath and the end result looks good. One thing with windows in the bathroom that we didn't notice was that the sliding panel was on the...
Looks great. We didn't upgrade anything in the bathrooms. At least your window is accessible to open and close. In hind...
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22 May 2018
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May 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Wow - you have a lot of electrical happening there. We have been living in our house for a year now and still have a few odd repairs happening. A couple of things I was going to mention to anyone considering building, is the bathroom and windows. Apart from the front window, we reduced the height of...
Wow - you have a lot of electrical happening there. We have been living in our house for a year now and still have a few...
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1 November 2017
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Nov 01, 2017 5:18 pm
the other thing - everytime your plan comes back, make sure you check every single thing again with a fine tooth comb. I changed something in the plan (can't remember what it was now) but when I looked at the kitchen plan, the kitchen cupboards had changed even though I didn't make a change to them....
the other thing - everytime your plan comes back, make sure you check every single thing again with a fine tooth comb. I...
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31 October 2017
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Oct 31, 2017 4:52 pm
You have to go for a design that suits your own needs. We have Grandworth Mark III, but I didn't like the idea of having a sink in the island bench. We also moved the pantry to the side. We took out some walls internally as well. Just one thing to note - make sure they leave enough space for your fr...
You have to go for a design that suits your own needs. We have Grandworth Mark III, but I didn't like the idea of having...
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31 October 2017
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Oct 31, 2017 3:41 pm
Thanks L I don’t mind onsite if it frees up my side given we are going with CDC SO HAVE 2.6 meter side access. ( easier for pool if needed ) Will let you all know how I went later . Can you all share the company and cost for the hydraulic design and report ? AC RECOMMENDED EZE WHICH IS Not too bad ...
I used EZE as well. Got a standard plan, I suspect it was because I am at the top of a hill? EZE cost me $1,100 and the...
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27 October 2017
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Oct 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Hydraulic Eng will need your house drawing and the pipe/storm water pipe location for the design. More money to pay for locating the pipes. I also have a 2.5m side access drive so also prefer to put the big water tank at backyard. You need to check if any sewer or water pipe run across your land an...
We put our rainwater tank, hot water and airconditioning unit all on the same side. That way it freed up one side compl...
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27 October 2017
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Oct 27, 2017 3:59 pm
Thanks Tara We have now accepted the render and will be going forward to the plan and external stage. Did you upgrade your ceiling to 2.7 m ?? If so is your rear stalker door increased to 2.4 m like other internal doors to 2340. ..? Can you also share who you use for the hydraulic ? And if you mana...
Hi, yes we had the Easybuild package which included the higher ceilings. I think it's 2.6m. We have the double stacker ...
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TaraDog
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23 October 2017
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Oct 23, 2017 12:46 pm
Thanks L The tender is taking 3 weeks and with $6k price rise .. will be fun negotiating with the if we go ahead Stan Just don't rush into it. Unfortunately, they will keep putting the prices up every six months and they will have no problem telling you this to pressure you. The other costs we incu...
Just don't rush into it. Unfortunately, they will keep putting the prices up every six months and they will have no pro...
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TaraDog
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23 October 2017
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Oct 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Hi Levane T and OnetonneSam We are just starting on the Journey, originally we were going with Clarendon but they wouldn't build on the block we are looking at even though the slope isn't massive. The block slopes front to back about 1.2m over 10mtrs then levels off. All Castle came and had a look ...
Hi, we built with ACH and in the Ryde area and moved in six months ago. Be very careful with a sloping block and buildi...
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27 September 2016
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Sep 27, 2016 5:45 pm
I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these days. I know they are available if you go in to Council and ask to see them. This shows whether your home is listed in a Flood Zone. About 20 years ago, there was a huge flood, es...
I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these...
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TaraDog
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14 August 2016
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Aug 14, 2016 8:54 am
Hi Building expert - This may not be your area of expertise, but I'm desperate at this stage. I'll try and make this easy to understand. We paid a large volume builder to build our home. We can't interpret building plans (I'm sure like many). We are on a bit of a slope, with the house sloping upward...
Hi Building expert - This may not be your area of expertise, but I'm desperate at this stage. I'll try and make this eas...
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TaraDog
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14 August 2016
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Aug 14, 2016 8:32 am
what does FFL stands for? AHD i understand but not sure about FFL I sent you a PM - check your messages.
I sent you a PM - check your messages.
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TaraDog
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14 August 2016
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Aug 14, 2016 8:30 am
Hi, I have been told the 400 sqm land in front of the park (Foucher Street) is AU$ 519,000. Is it a good deal? Based on the contours, there is no flood risk I hope (between 26-28 meters as I remember). If I buy a lot in front of the park (Foucher Street), is the land slope there matter when buildin...
I sent you a PM - check your messages
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TaraDog
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28 July 2016
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Jul 28, 2016 10:13 am
Items for the preparation of the slab are now arriving. I've been advised that they will endeavour to get to our site and work to ensure the slab is poured as soon as possible.
Items for the preparation of the slab are now arriving. I've been advised that they will endeavour to get to our site an...
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TaraDog
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26 July 2016
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Jul 26, 2016 12:06 pm
We have a 34 week contract, with the standard clause of rain dates, ie - an extra 2 days to dry out.
We have a 34 week contract, with the standard clause of rain dates, ie - an extra 2 days to dry out.
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TaraDog
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26 July 2016
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Jul 26, 2016 9:37 am
They are also not doing themselves any favours by way of reputation. I have the whole street, friends and family members continuously asking me why is there a delay.
They are also not doing themselves any favours by way of reputation. I have the whole street, friends and family members...
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26 July 2016
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Jul 26, 2016 9:33 am
No, no date as yet. I have sent an email today asking for a date and also indicating of my frustration. I know we had extra work because we brought it fill, but it didn't help that they didn't commence work until the end of Week 3 of the so-called build.
No, no date as yet. I have sent an email today asking for a date and also indicating of my frustration. I know we had ex...
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TaraDog
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26 July 2016
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Jul 26, 2016 9:09 am
Yeah thanks Wazza. I sent an email yesterday and was told it didn't happen due to the weather. Well, it's been sunny now for at least 4 days and the site is very dry. Still no-one there today. I'm not happy, especially when I see work going on at other sites in our area. I also agree with you regard...
Yeah thanks Wazza. I sent an email yesterday and was told it didn't happen due to the weather. Well, it's been sunny now...
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