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14 November 2011
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Nov 14, 2011 7:41 am
Well I can answer my own question for those interested. We have survived one summer with our double-glazed windows tinted. They were very hot on the inside but other than that no damage so far. The privacy outweighs any heat trouble
Well I can answer my own question for those interested. We have survived one summer with our double-glazed windows tinte...
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27 September 2010
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Sep 27, 2010 8:12 pm
Hi all, We have large double-glazed windows on the west side of the house on which we also have a water view. Our plan was to apply a reflective film primarily so we could look at the view without people looking back in at us. It might be helpful in the coming months to also have heat reflection. I ...
Hi all, We have large double-glazed windows on the west side of the house on which we also have a water view. Our plan w...
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21 November 2009
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Nov 21, 2009 12:53 pm
We are in Victoria and our HIA contract stated $150/week as default amount. Our solicitor advised us to ask for more so we upped it to $250/wk. (Note they also raised their penalty rate from us to $250/wk) Only our first build so I was more concerned about them charging us for holding them up for so...
We are in Victoria and our HIA contract stated $150/week as default amount. Our solicitor advised us to ask for more so ...
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21 November 2009
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Nov 21, 2009 12:43 pm
We had the same issue with our corner block - balcony on one side, porch on the other. Developer said we could build within the setbacks and got preapproval of plans. However our final contract got rejected at Council - something to do with the height vs distance from road and we had to re-site the ...
We had the same issue with our corner block - balcony on one side, porch on the other. Developer said we could build wit...
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24 June 2009
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Jun 24, 2009 11:42 am
Thanks everyone for your replies Our site survey did detect rock but that doesnt show how many or how big they are. Our provisional sum was only made up between us and the Sales Consultant - no thought was actually put into it other than let's hope it's not much more than this. I dont think there is...
Thanks everyone for your replies Our site survey did detect rock but that doesnt show how many or how big they are. Our ...
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23 June 2009
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Jun 23, 2009 5:29 pm
Hi all We have finally started construction after buying our block in Caroline Springs 18 months ago. :: Contract price was $40k over budget (and initial quote) but we were slowly getting over that. Unfortunately our excitement at site start has been flattened by the amount of rock that continues to...
Hi all We have finally started construction after buying our block in Caroline Springs 18 months ago. Contract price was...
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22 April 2009
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Apr 22, 2009 8:25 pm
Our plans have 470 by 470 brick piers for the porch and balcony (not inside the house) Ours does not specify the height of the piers but we can tell by the elevations. Do you have internal elevations for those rooms?
Our plans have 470 by 470 brick piers for the porch and balcony (not inside the house) Ours does not specify the height ...
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17 February 2009
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Feb 17, 2009 7:16 pm
Site Classification: M Final Footing Design: 'M Class' Waffle Slab , House Size: Double Storey 40sq (custom design) Location: Caroline Springs Wall Construction: Brick Cut and Fill Requirements: 1.5 M fall Retaining Wall Requirements: No Drainage Requirements: ag drains & silt pits, deeper sewag...
Site Classification: M Final Footing Design: 'M Class' Waffle Slab , House Size: Double Storey 40sq (custom design) Loca...
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18 August 2008
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Aug 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Hi Fu Manchu, We had that problem in our bathroom shower (not ensuite). Of course, it only made a noise at the temperature/flowrate that was comfortable. I had assumed it was the tap cos it was a bit loose. However, since I swapped the showerhead over for one of the freebies from the water companies...
Hi Fu Manchu, We had that problem in our bathroom shower (not ensuite). Of course, it only made a noise at the temperatu...
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22 July 2008
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Jul 22, 2008 9:53 pm
I forgot about the mirror!! I may have to move the window above the toilet instead! I may have an issue with the window over the spa in the ensuite too - it is on the front facade. We are having a "walkthrough" robe (ie two WIRs - on left and right of path from bed to ensuite.) Not sure if you have ...
I forgot about the mirror!! I may have to move the window above the toilet instead! I may have an issue with the window ...
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22 July 2008
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Jul 22, 2008 9:18 pm
I am interested in more detail regarding your developer's wishes. We are going to build on a corner block (with no street fence) and currently have the powder room on the secondary side. However, ours would not be large enough to move the vanities. What change did they require? Is it the location of...
I am interested in more detail regarding your developer's wishes. We are going to build on a corner block (with no stree...
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21 July 2008
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Jul 21, 2008 9:35 pm
Our builder has almost convinced us that all brick would not look as good as some render. I was looking for Boral Range 1 bricks when I came across Nuvo bricks, that they say can replace render. Anyone seen this? http://www.boral.com.au/nuvoaspire/_home_.asp?AUD=nuvoaspire
Our builder has almost convinced us that all brick would not look as good as some render. I was looking for Boral Range ...
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16 July 2008
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Jul 16, 2008 4:04 pm
We are trying to come up with a facade for our custom design. Our builder has assured me that lightweight materials on the first floor would not have significant difference in quality over bricks. The price is the same for lightweight & render compared to brick. I like the look of render or othe...
We are trying to come up with a facade for our custom design. Our builder has assured me that lightweight materials on t...
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14 July 2008
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Jul 14, 2008 11:23 pm
I like to have plenty of natural light coming in but decided against the window splashback purely because of the cleaning issue. To compromise we are going to put two small windows on either side of a reduced sized glass splashback.
I like to have plenty of natural light coming in but decided against the window splashback purely because of the cleanin...
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10 July 2008
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Jul 10, 2008 9:30 am
Yes I've noticed the 900mm freestanders range from 80LT to 120LT, will be sure to maximise. Havent looked at the range of in-builts yet - are they around the same? I guess oven volume is more important than its width (ie dont really need a widescreen dimension)
Yes I've noticed the 900mm freestanders range from 80LT to 120LT, will be sure to maximise. Havent looked at the range o...
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8 July 2008
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Jul 08, 2008 10:52 pm
Thanks for so many replies - I new I could count on you! I am definitely going gas for cooktop. Still unsure about the oven, but it looks like there are more choices for electric, therefore more chance of a bargain?? 8) I had orignally planned to install the appliances after building, hence my choic...
Thanks for so many replies - I new I could count on you! I am definitely going gas for cooktop. Still unsure about the o...
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8 July 2008
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Jul 08, 2008 9:46 pm
Cant seem to find this topic anywhere on the forum but I'm guessing there will be a lot of opinions. :wink: In the house we are to build, we are looking at upgrading our oven/cooktop to 900mm. Would like some advice on whether to get a gas or an electric oven. It seems most ovens are electric these ...
Cant seem to find this topic anywhere on the forum but I'm guessing there will be a lot of opinions. In the house we are...
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8 July 2008
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Jul 08, 2008 9:29 pm
Does this mean we should get a telephone connection point behind the TV ready to access ADSL broadband features, or would it have to be connected to a PC? :th: Whatever the case, at least the price of HD PVRs should come down! :D I've been waiting to get one. I can't justify spending so much as ther...
Does this mean we should get a telephone connection point behind the TV ready to access ADSL broadband features, or woul...
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2 July 2008
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Jul 02, 2008 11:35 pm
Having some points downstairs seems to me as though it would be much quicker and more efficient for cooling the living areas. :th: I'd better shop around and find out. Thanks
Having some points downstairs seems to me as though it would be much quicker and more efficient for cooling the living a...
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30 June 2008
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Jun 30, 2008 9:05 pm
Would the builder let someone else install the benchtop before they installed the sinks, tiles, etc?
Would the builder let someone else install the benchtop before they installed the sinks, tiles, etc?
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