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15 d15 dBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?

The view on the lower incline is 90% of the more steeper lot. The price difference is $50K more for the flatter one.
We would go for a custom build.

15 d15 dBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?

Hi all,
We were looking at some land, very sloping, 20 degree elevation throughout the property (street level is the start of the incline, with the highest point at the…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

UPDATE:
We picked a company to go with and the works have begun. I have to say, I am not too impressed. I will say that the leveling and clearing up…

Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance
7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Update:
We're going with Palmetto and having the land prepped (leveled/scraped), topsoil and turf supplied and laid. I'll take some before and after shots to show how it went.
We're also putting…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Solar screens / sun shades

I assume they apply the window tint film on the inside of the glass. Just be careful what products you use to clean your tinted windows with.
Yes, to the inside.…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Thanks for the input.
The other grasses sound good too, but the slow summer growth of Palmetto has taken hold of my husband's heart.
We're now getting quotes and he's found…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Easements, pipes and tree planting

Hi All,
We're in a new estate and are required to put in trees (which we want because I think it looks terrible without trees).
Problem is, all three sides…

Easements, pipes and tree planting
7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Thanks for the replies, sounds like Sir Walter, while popular doesn't repair well or handle wear'n'tear or grow much in the winter.
Does anyone know if Palmetto fares any better? The…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Thanks, it's interesting you say that. I appreciate hearing a real user's point of view rather than the marketing hype that it's a fast repairing grass (and hear it's actually…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Solar screens / sun shades

UPDATE
Just going through the posts, had a follow up question, so I thought I'd do an overall update.
We went with tinted film from Solar Tint (they also did the car…

7 years7 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Hi,
I live in Sydney and following much anguish and deliberating, we have narrowed our turf choice down to Palmetto and Sir Walter*.
My question is: in terms of maintenance, can…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Home insurance - what to look for?

Thanks all. We've found an insurance plan, Comminsure, seemed the most reasonable for what we wanted.

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Chicken and egg: occupation certificates

Hi!
We're close to the end of the build and wanted to put the driveway in before handover while the concreter was still available. However, we were told we couldn't do…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Home insurance - what to look for?

Hi!
We're close to handover and the bank needs to see that we've got appropriate cover before they hand over the final bank cheque.
So, does anyone have any tips, ideas, recommendations…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
How clean is a "clean site" after a build?

The cleaning the house is part of the handover, we're not directly charged for it. We're charged as a part of the total, I'm sure!
As for the backyard, I…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
How clean is a "clean site" after a build?

Thanks for the responses.
On our "practical completion" walk-through, the place looked pretty clean, bar plaster dust and a few things here or there, but we were told that everything would…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
How clean is a "clean site" after a build?

Hi!
Just wondering, when it's all said and done and it's time for handover, exactly how clean should I expect a "clean site"?
The empty boxes, broken tiles and wood bits are…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

The bins would have to go on the dirt patch, good point. In that sense, if we use it for that, we should maintain it.
Yep, it's looking more like…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Stained Glass Overlay

Very nice :P

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Stained Glass Overlay

Hi there! What do you mean by used cathedral, is that the pattern? Do you have any photos? I was thinking I would get reflective tinting on the outside to…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Solar screens / sun shades

Do your windows face any neighbours directly? I'm not too worried that getting mirror-like coatings would be a problem for the neighbours because our bedroom faces the side of their…

Solar screens / sun shades
8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

I've tried to illustrate (poorly done in MS Paint) the situation.
Our land (in yellow) ends at the red line. The 'dirt patch' in brown is close to our driveway as…

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance
8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Solar screens / sun shades

Yes, they're upstairs west facing windows.
Do you mean tinting the windows like car or those 3M window films? Do those films actually work?

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

Hi!
We are building on a battleaxe and wondering where we put the letterbox, in front of our house or at the top of the driveway (50m long)?
Secondly, we don't have…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Solar screens / sun shades

Hi!
We have a bedroom with a lot of sun exposure, all day. I'm thinking that we'll get some external solar shades / sun screens (so the heat doesn't even get…

8 years8 yearsBabycakesBabycakes posted:
Stained Glass Overlay

Hi!
Is anyone able to recommend someone for stained glass overlays? I have a window almost level with the top of the spa bath that overlooks the neighbour's backyard.
.
I thought…

Stained Glass Overlay

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