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25 d25 dAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

I've built twice. First time was 18 years ago with a small builder who did everything himself. Second time with Rawsons.
The difference was the small builder as I was dealing…

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2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Remainder means there will be painted walls above one row of tiles (skirting) except where it will be higher as indicted. So it will be higher A above the bath,…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

That’s pretty short sighted as the paint is tinted to order and the paint shops generally have the ‘recipies’ for all paint brands and so longs as the correct base…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yes I am sure, the walls of my house are a Dulux colour.
But you are right they do push Taubmans colours because that is who's paint the use, which makes…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Just for clarity, whilst Rawson's use Taubmans, you can in fact choose any colour from any paint maker. We have a Dulux colour in our place. And I am with…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
LED downlights cut out diameter.

90mm is much the norm these days.

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Pull out sideways shoe racks

That is of course an option but so is asking on sites like this if anyone knows of places where they can be brought. Main point of this board isn’t…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Pull out sideways shoe racks

Yeah the reason we want sideways is because our wardrobe is custom built which means the distance between the blades is not a standard size hence the horizontal mount ones…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Pull out sideways shoe racks

Firstly, I know this isn't a kitchen question, but am asking here as I know these kind of items come from the same suppliers are kitchen hardware.
What I am looking…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yeah it probably will be on the smaller side but still reasonable depending how you want to use it. I have a Kempsey 28 and our family room shows as…

2 months2 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Even when the frame is up it can be hard to really tell. Somethings you need to wait until you try to furnish it to see.
Out of interest what…

3 months3 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

They told me no to cooktop and oven as they were required for certificate of occupancy. I think that was BS, but in any case I told them the models…

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5 months5 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

It would have been done like that on purpose. It adds to the effect.
I reckon it looks pretty good!

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6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

I have a 14KW ducted Daikin and no great noise issues. Neighbours have an even bigger unit (18 or 20) and again no noise issues, especially as theirs blows up.

6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Fridge cavity - what’s a good amount of space each side?

They shouldn't really need that much if there is a vent at the back for the hot air to escape to. Most fridge cavities I've ever seen with an overhead…

6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
vintage filament globes over island bench

Not the brightest of pics, but you get the idea.
You can see the down lights running down the middle of the room. There is 3 in a row and a…

6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Gas Bollards

My place I don't have bollards, instead I have this wonderful looking thing.
I think it was installed by AGL when they did the meter, either way it didn't cost me…

Gas Bollards
6 months6 monthsAJWAJW posted:
vintage filament globes over island bench

The filament globes, both LED and halogen are for mood/show only. The light they give off is low and yellow. What you need are LED down lights to give the…

7 months7 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

NBN installs that stuff (assuming you are in an NBN fibre area). NBN do have a preinstall program where you can ask the builder to ask NBN to install before…

7 months7 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

The simplest solution to driveway sensors that light up when the neighbours come home or someone drives down the street is to adjust them properly! They need to be properly…

7 months7 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

1. Depends on the lights you want. If they need to be hardwired then better to get Rawsons to do it. But if just connect to a baton fitting then…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Adding more insulation makes little difference to noise. Heating and cooling yes of course. Though do note of course adding more you have a diminishing rate of return. There gets…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

My place included council fees (ACT Government) and the land was zoned by the government as BAL19 so included all items to meet that requirement such as the plugs that…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Their price was inclusive for sure. Our base price included the house and anything that was required to meet estate requirements. Eg high ceilings, a/c unit, driveway to estate standards…

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8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Well there you are, you are expecting miracles on a very hot humid day! They are the days that a refrigerative unit would be ideal, but for the other 350…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Base inclusions are pretty good actually. As fo LUX in our case it ended up being cheaper for us to not take up LUX and then upgrade what we wanted…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

I live in Canberra and have lived in Melbourne. Again as I stated one big issue is people do not understand how evap works and how to use it properly.…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Plenty of people also don’t understand how evap works and how to use them properly.
Me personally if I were in Melbourne and just wanted to add aircon (the assumption being…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Only issue with Canberra with reverse cycle is heating the heating effect is marginal on the very cold winter mornings. The units can spend more time defrosting than they do…

8 months8 monthsAJWAJW posted:
Issue withe telescopic runners on oven

Yup, same issue with 1 year old EVEP616BB..
Also do you find with yours that food takes a lot longer to cook than it should, like the temp isn't high enough?…

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