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6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
List of saving tips when building a new home

I think some of what you are asking pertains to volume builders, who through necessity have a very lock-step approach. We built a custom home with an independent builder and…

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18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen SINK - size problem

Sorry, I don’t have any recommendations. Just search for "butler sink" or "farmhouse sink" and something should come up.

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen SINK - size problem

Too big for you then LandAndHome, as it is 830mm. However, don’t discount what you can find on eBay. For most store-bought sinks,…

19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen SINK - size problem

We have this in our scullery and I got it on eBay.

Kitchen SINK - size problem
1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rainwater tank pump installation

The higher outlet is used if you want to keep a reserve for something like firefighting. If not, use the lower outlet.
If the outlets are threaded, then you need to…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flood prone area and adjacent to canal

I bought a house once that was next to a river. The house was built in 1912 and had never been flooded. However, during the settlement period the river did…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Looks great - hope you made a ton of money on the sale.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Floating Floors - which direction to lay ?

Our timber floorboards run across the entry and it looks perfectly fine. Of course, with timber we might not have the same technical requirements to a floating floor.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cornices in kitchen?

I agree with Stewie D - definitely get rid of that dust and grease trap in the current gap above the cabinets and…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
How would you freshen this baby up?

I think it's dated by the curves at the top of the windows, the light panel above the door and the corners of the garage doors, all of which can…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
New home nightmare

I would think some of the things you mention would count as a breach of contract, especially those things done after the contract was signed but before settlement. You might…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tile vs colorbond roof

Based on that, I have two further question to ask:
1. Do you plan to own and live in this particular house for a sufficiently long time to get a return…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tile vs colorbond roof

So what is your motivation for thinking about changing over then? If it’s not the sound, it must be the look - but what exactly is it about the look…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tile vs colorbond roof

Nothing like the sound of rain on a tin roof!

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Frameless glass balustrade on sliding door

I'm sure they could, but the more important question is whether it would meet Australian Standards, as those pictures you posted look like Europe, where they seem to rely more…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Small bathroom renovation

I don’t know your design, but you could put the lights on either side on the walls, or they even have options to put strips lights in the mirrors themselves.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Small bathroom renovation

Since you are gutting the room you have a wonderful opportunity to really lift the design with lights. Firstly, apart from the ambient light that you'll likely put somewhere roughly…

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

The things people worry about these days - I just can’t fathom some of it.

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3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

You could consider solar hot water too.

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Integrated toilet sink

Is the toilet near the bathroom with a sink? If so, I wouldn’t add one in the toilet.

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Laminate drawer fronts

Might be. Depends how old they are, whether that colour is still available and if there is much of a variation between production batches. Best to seek out a joiner…

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiles and paint

If you can afford it, I would do both.

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Freshening up exterior of home

There's not much wrong with your house, it's just the abundance of brick. A lot of modern houses have mixed materials for the exterior, so I would paint some brick…

Freshening up exterior of home
3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
2 bed 1 bath to 3 bed 2 bath

According to a 2017 (updated 2019) blog article on the Budget Direct website a "single story extensions can cost anywhere between $1,350 to $2,100 per m2" and the "cost depends…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Best place for a solar hot water unit

You waste water while you wait for hot water and you waste energy when you unnecessarily call on hot water. My thoughts on this is as follows (yep, I…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Lease expires before our home is finished

OK, it seems SA is a little behind other states, so only 28 days notice is required to terminate a fixed term tenancy after it expires by the landlord or…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Lease expires before our home is finished

What state do you live in, because laws differ?

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cracking and popping noises in roof and walls

I've never owned a new house with a tile roof so can’t say for sure, but it is possible it’s the same thing. Even more flexibility with tile roofs as…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cracking and popping noises in roof and walls

I presume you have a Colorbond roof. The roofing material expands and contracts with temperature, and that's likely what is causing the popping and cracking sounds. Ours does it all…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
OB advice

It will depend on where you live, but as an example when I lived in Queensland, you could do most work if you were certified as an owner builder, which…

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