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7 months7 monthsAdsFAdsF posted:
Looking for suggestions to choose the best builder

How are you finding Aston homes?
I am looking at building with them also but havent been able to find much about them online.
Maybe good thing people are not complaining

7 months7 monthsAdsFAdsF posted:
Aston Homes Builders

Hi
Has anyone on the forum built with Aston Homes builders in Melbourne?
If they could share their insight would be very helpful.
I search through the forums wasn't able…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Building - Temporary toilet

Up for sale is a Toilet used during house build. Comes with shed and toilet just needs to be connected to sewer and water.
Will need to be picked up from…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Sliding corner door?

When you order the doors ensure they have tracks for security doors. That's what I did on mine.
Or you can do retractable as above but no security to them.

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary

why do you have to ask for permission to build on boundary?
I was under impression that you could do that on the garage side.
What regulation is builder asking…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
How fussy do you get about finishes?

They look like different tiles and might not be the exact size. If that's the case few mm out in each tile adds up.
Measure the tiles and see if…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Vinyl Wrap vs 2 Pack/Handpainted

2pac doors get spray painted and are way better then viny wrap

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
I want YOU....to tell me if you'd add/change anything in my

The way the door opens in your Ensuite toilet, either make it opening the other way or a sliding door. Looking at it, swings to the toilet.
Same as others WIL…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification

I would not even bother going down the consent.
Bellow is straight from the Building reg:
(3) The following may encroach into the setback distance required by subregulation (1) or (2) by…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification

The Balcony counts as the front setback so should be 4.4
I am just building a double storey and due to the balcony I had to set my house back further…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Screen on first floor

Would have been good to actually read the post and not assume we were talking about the ground level.
Building Regulation 419 deals with Overlooking
Way around it is if…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Screen on first floor

Ask the builder to advise which building or council regulation states that windows need privacy screens on bottom level?
Get him to show you the standard and how it is applied…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Solid timber - tranisitions to carpet & wet areas

Wet areas Screed to raise the floor to the timber level.
Carpet I laid plywood to raise the floor and will be warmer then straight on a slab.

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

Lol
It seems with trades anything that's a bit fiddly and requires attention to detail is a big no.
Anything to make their life easier

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

Invis does look good but the lip is very minimal 5mm. My sparkie is not willing to install that type of light. No room for error.
The light is very…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

Wattsaver LED look good. Will need to look into them and see where can purchase them.

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

Thanks for the info.
I didn't believe Wide beams are any good for living areas. Problem is majority of the market in LED are wide beam lights.
Have you had any experience…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Who has offwhite mortar? What colour sand did you have?

Used white sand (Which is more expensive) and white cement

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Wide Angle (100) vs Narrow angle (60) LED Downlights

What have most people used for their family/living area.
wide angle beams or narrow 60 degrees ones and what do they prefer.

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Acrylic Render Patching

Same people will be fixing it up as it still under warranty.
I think I need to start pushing for the whole wall to be rendered as that way will not…

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Acrylic Render Patching

It was a textured finish and not painted on.
That's why I am worried.
Only been done 3 months ago

4 years4 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Acrylic Render Patching

Wanted to get advice from anyone regarding patching up Acrylic render.
New build and 3 months in there are about 5 places where the render was bubbled and fallen off.
Now the…

5 years5 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Removing steel post to open up alfresco

Can be definitely done. Currently building and I got id done very similar plan with stacker doors.
Its not up to the draftee to tell you its unable to be done.

7 years7 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Reg 415 Boundary Wall Heigh excedding the average of 3m

Thanks grom40.
I am from Victoria Melbourne.
I have actually provided prof that it will not effect their natural light to any of their windows or living areas. The sun sets on…

7 years7 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Reg 415 Boundary Wall Heigh excedding the average of 3m

I am from Melbourne.
You are right max height is 3.6m but the average wall height cannot exceed 3m. Mine is sitting at 3.4 which I honestly dont see the big…

7 years7 yearsAdsFAdsF posted:
Reg 415 Boundary Wall Heigh excedding the average of 3m

with the slope of my land the garage wall (which is on the boundary) exceeds the average of 3 metres under the regulations.
Applied for dispensation, but neighbours objected to…

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