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12 d12 dBudapestBudapest posted:
Proposed walk in linen

Do you really want to accommodate the window? What is on the outside of the window? Do you want to be able to see your towels from outside?
I would…

3 months3 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Mark up on material by trades as an owner builder

I built cost plus with a family friend so saw all the prices as well the discounts they get through suppliers.
In most cases the builders margin was less than the…

5 months5 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
anchoring to ceiling

Wait.. sex can involve a second person?!

5 months5 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
In this forum we often rightly criticise builders....

Any progress Simeon?
Kneecaps next?!

6 months6 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Haha I don’t look that good in a white short and boxers!
It sounds so silly even writing it, but I’m holier than thou in the sock department!!

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6 months6 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I’ve got a bloody weird question
Has anyone noticed excessive sock wear with hybrid?
I wear socks around the house most of the time.
We moved into a new build at the end…

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7 months7 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Carlisle KDR site cost after second soil test

We were lucky in that our old house was so small (86 square metres) compared to the new house, they were able to take enough readings around the old backyard…

8 months8 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Looking good!!

10 months10 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Mounting wireless camera under eaves

I used the spring toggle for the fixing to the cement board (for the eaves).
I did use the wallmate in the portico where we have ceiling gyprock in there.…

10 months10 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Excellent - great to hear mate!

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

With tongue firmly in cheek, how much risk has the government taken to earn this money?
Cheers for the breakdown. Real world costs are out of control - it's easy to…

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Aggregate vs Pavers around a new build

Agreed.
We did paving around the two sides of the house. They did a good job but the ants are a pain. The paving was $90/sm in total.
We didn't get…

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
SINK & COOKTOP ON SAME BENCH

Its worked well - thank you for the help mate (on this and other threads)!

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
SINK & COOKTOP ON SAME BENCH

Not sure what made me think of this thread, but we are wrapt with our layout - oven, hot plate, sink and two dishwashers on the backbench and island with…

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Thanks for the reply Simeon - I can imagine there were times early this year it was a concern.
Again, great work!

11 months11 monthsBudapestBudapest posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Excellent work! Especially since you said a few months back it could be closer to 2.2-2.3m range.
Thanks for the regular updates and quick responses, its refreshing to see positivity.
I guesstimate…

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

Any progress Tassiegirl?

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
High indoor relative humidty in colder / rainy seasons

Also we use the set mode for air con too - is heaps more comfortable and uses 30% less power according to manufacturer

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
High indoor relative humidty in colder / rainy seasons

The numbers don't seem silly high - how does it compare to the published humidity?
How does ambient compare to dew point in the rooms?
People lose a lot of water through…

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Single story build cost

Out of interest when did you sign contract?
From what I’ve seen there is a huge difference between signing mid 21 vs now?

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
BA20A form

I don’t have much to offer - our neighbour was awesome with the BA20. Our drama was getting the demo approval with a common wall.
Is the garage wall entirely on…

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

What are you hoping for from here?
To understand why? To get a next step? To vent?
You haven’t given much information really, and some things don’t quiet add up
How big is…

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

Nah no drama with ours.
It was just to confirm final LVR for a better rate.
The overall value was higher than we expected, land value was really high, so I take…

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

Also for ours we had final valuation completed last month. Ours was also custom. The improved value wasn't as much as we spent, it was down by about 75k/14%.

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

What has the builder quoted per square metre vs the bank?
Have you gotten another builders quote?

1 year1 yearBudapestBudapest posted:
Laundry Tiles Height Level

Are you talking about plain wall or around benches?
Full height tiling looks great but is expensive.
Basic tiling labour only cost us around $70/sm++ and tiles were around $30/sm++.
Most volume…

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