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5 h5 hBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Benchtop Colour help needed

Fair point. Thanks for your input.

6 h6 hBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Benchtop Colour help needed

I looked at that one. I was concerned it would be a little boring given there is no texture anywhere else (other than the upper cabinets). The kitchen is at…

1 d1 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Benchtop Colour help needed

We were originally having stone benchtops but have had to change to laminate for budgetary reasons. We are trying to work out what colour benchtops (and will possibly continue it…

14 d14 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Obscured windows in bedroom

Would be interested to know what. We tried going back asking if we could use screening instead but Council said they don't allow that - only obscured glazing.
End of the…

26 d26 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Obscured windows in bedroom

Anyone have a bedroom/s with obscured glazing and no ability to open up to 1.7m above floor? Would love some feedback on this as our Council have said all our…

26 d26 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

Update:
Went back to Council asking if we can do screens instead (as per the building regs). Apparently Knox Council don’t accept that and will only allow obscure glazing. Boggles the…

27 d27 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Cost of Colorbond Fence vs Timber Fence

Looking into fencing at the moment. What sort of difference in price is there between Colorbond and Timber fences these days? An acquaintance has suggested they are effectively the same…

29 d29 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Splay Area - definition?

Thanks. Did try Google but didn’t have any luck hence the post here.

30 d30 dBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Splay Area - definition?

Trying to make sure I understand the various conditions the Council have put on our planning application...
Anyone know what this might mean?
"Alterations to front fence for splay area or replace…

Splay Area - definition?
1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

Front home is still there. Cause of the lay of the land it sits two stories above our home and of course because of its age none of its windows…

1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

Ain’t that the truth! Same Council and old mate can buy an existing home and without a few months it’s demolished and townhouses or units are going up in its…

1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

Yeah I’m a bit annoyed they missed all this. Even more so that the certifiers they engaged (because they supposedly had experience dealing with our Council) didn’t cover any of…

1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

I wouldn’t call it a small lot (400m2). Take your point about not fighting “the man” though. Was just a bit frustrated at the crap situation after a year of…

1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Problems with Council

Building on an in-fill block in Knox Council Victoria (Melbourne).
It's been a year so far trying to get Council Approval (they just keep coming back with stupid things like roof…

1 month1 monthBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Ours was meant to be a cavity slider on the plans but I asked to change it to a swing door to get a better seal and insulation (given that…

4 months4 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Austral red brick inspiration

Haven’t built yet so can’t help with pics but we decided to go Austral Access Ruby with Pale Eucalypt roof. We are building in outskirts of Melbourne. Quite a few…

4 months4 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Can split level potentially help lower site cost?

Chat to your builder and see what they say. We have a 2m fall on our block and have gone split level - I believe it was mostly because Council…

5 months5 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Confused about 3 phase

Haha! I had the same thought!!

5 months5 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Confused about 3 phase

Thanks for the input. I’ll have a chat with the builder.

5 months5 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Confused about 3 phase

Hello! Yes, another 3 phase question.
I’m confused after lots of reading and arguments either way. Hoping you can help so I don’t look like a complete tool going back to…

5 months5 monthsBanjoDanBanjoDan posted:
Approx 2m slope

Our block is the same. Originally the builder proposed $20k of site works to put retaining walls at the back and build up to front level. Council said no. What…

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