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4 months4 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
New house - do I need gas?

Why not build it in as a failsafe that provides optionality down the road.
We have an induction hob inside however the builder also installed a gas line just to provide…

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4 months4 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Cost to install a cctv system for a double storey house?

4 IP 4K Cameras with 8 channel recorder and all wiring and installation is around 3.5K. All provisions were made during build. Originally we thought just provision for…

4 months4 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Neff Dishwasher...or otherwise

I have two neff integrated units and have used them for the past few months. They work very well.

5 months5 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?

I am not a chippy but I would have thought one would line the visible bolts up. I would have used a pocket hole for the angled fasteners so…

5 months5 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Refrigerated air con quote

Hard to say whether that is good or not as you do not provide what kW rating the unit is. Have you received any other quotes for comparison. …

6 months6 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop

I would ask about going to an insurance ombudsman. the reason you have insurance is for piece of mind and the insurance company pays and collects from the builder.…

7 months7 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Need ur opinion about this floor plan

I assume that you would put a door off the laundry.....

7 months7 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
How strict are councils with the size of your house?

I would think on the front it would be an issue but on the back would be fine. I think the front set back would be the average so…

8 months8 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Builders markup%

I think you are jumping to conclusions. I do not think needless add on is justified. I infact went through every variation with a fine tooth comb and called the…

8 months8 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Builders markup%

Just because someone has an office and admin staff does not mean then are a volume builder. There are costs involved in running a business etc which you correctly…

8 months8 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Builders markup%

Also in addition to warranty have you considered that the builder has an office, staff and running costs to cover.
It's funny that on a 4000 you think 2.5% is…

8 months8 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Induction cooktop and ducted airconditioning

Why would you gave to pay more. The builder should know the electrical draw when costing. Unless the aircon model and cook top model were not provided I cannot understand…

9 months9 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Larger Shed vs Extra room in house? Which to choose...

I am not sure of the cost. if it is not in your plan you may have to resubmit as well. There will more than likely be others…

9 months9 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Larger Shed vs Extra room in house? Which to choose...

I would do a shed, but would spec it up to have a simple wash room in it. then later it can be repurposed once your shoulders and knees…

9 months9 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Pendants from Sweden

I dont think it will be an issue however I am not an electrician. The globes must be for 220/240v.

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10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Are these bricks dodgy?

Sorry to hear see your issues. I agree the standard is not top quality however I would be standing back and asking the question whether or not structural integrity is…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Detection of defective insulation in a new home

We need a like button

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....

Yes I am very happy. The house is so bright and while I opted for a simple design with good finishes, the pics do not do it justice. Over the…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Show me your kitchen...

I should be getting all the appliances fitted off in the next few weeks. Can't wait also...

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....

I am very happy with it. I have built it to live in and enjoy. I like the corner windows, curtains will be up in two weeks. There are other…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....

Well it was a hectic week. PCI is done and just trying to arrange council approval for the front fence.
Here is a shot of the front of the house.…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Show me your kitchen...

My kitchen is finally done. Here is a pic looking across from my lounge area.

Just wanted to add a pic. Will upload more when have the chance. I…

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10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?

Check the specs of the blanco unit and compare extraction rates.

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?

I rangehood should externally vent and I think is the same as an exhaust fan. If you have induction then the way they generate heat is different from gas…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?

Well I guess you would need it to open if you do not intend to install a quality range hood.
I also thought about making it open as decided against…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?

That is very similar to my kitchen and i have the window backsplash running the entire length of the benchtop. there a 3 windows, the two outter ones open…

10 months10 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Gas point outlets - did you bother?

I have all the connections. What was nice was the builder put a gas point in for the cooker hob even though I am using induction. They said they do…

11 months11 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Perth Two Storey

Suzi Q, PM Sent

11 months11 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Hardwood and engineered flooring Perth

Pm me your email address and will send the details and pics

11 months11 monthsAussieMarkAussieMark posted:
Hardwood and engineered flooring Perth

I got my floors supplied and installed for around 130 per square metre. Great looking floors and very nicely finished.
I looked at spotted gum and ended up with a…

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