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2 months2 monthsbankbank posted:
Concrete slab advice

Sounds good. We used 100mm of crushed recycled concrete and 100mm slab.

2 months2 monthsbankbank posted:
Steel Frames

We don't notice noise from expansion however sound travels very well through the walls. Kids bump a wall in another room and we jumping up wondering what has happened,…

3 months3 monthsbankbank posted:
how many "potable" garden taps?

We have one front and back. Not putting a 3rd at the side, outside the laundry, is my biggest regret from our build. We had it priced but…

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5 months5 monthsbankbank posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

We're really not sure who to call. Half the office left and went to a new builder a while after our build. We probably should try just walking…

5 months5 monthsbankbank posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

You should be able to follow up the warranty issue yourself. We have had to do that with a tap and a downlight, we just got an invoice no.…

11 months11 monthsbankbank posted:
Stain on Paver

Are they tannin stains? Is there a new deck nearby? We had tannin stains on our bluestone paving, they fade out in the sun!

1 year1 yearbankbank posted:
Steel Frame - Pros/Cons?

We have a steel frame and I wouldn't choose one again without insulating all the internal walls. Thermally our house seems to perform well and we had no issue…

1 year1 yearbankbank posted:
Underbench oven or not?

I prefer under bench. I'm short and have always felt that wall oven doors get in my way. The doors don't really get too hot to touch with…

1 year1 yearbankbank posted:
Rear access from Garage

If at all possible to have it, I would. We use ours a lot. We can walk around the other side or through the house, but that would…

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1 year1 yearbankbank posted:
Is This Part of Sir Walter?

I believe that is just a runner from the sir walter. I see them occasionally in mine.

1 year1 yearbankbank posted:
Buying land with 2m fill

We had a level 1 compaction certificate but our builder's engineers didn't care. They would only consider what the soil tests showed is actually there. Our site costs…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Small WIR design - ideas for cabinetry fit out

About 2m. We have 2700 ceilings. This gives room for double short hanging below, which we have in parts of the master WIR. It's not a practical…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Small WIR design - ideas for cabinetry fit out

I've also messaged you some pics showing them in use by messy teenagers. Ours are tucked around the corner out of line of sight from the bedroom entrance so the…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Small WIR design - ideas for cabinetry fit out

There are a couple on page 59 of my thread, link below.

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Small WIR design - ideas for cabinetry fit out

We have a similar size WIR's (1900x1000) with no door in our minor bedrooms. I considered changing this to a standard robe as I wasn't convinced about the no…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Slab cut

In my experience the RBS's inspectors are about as useful as t1ts on a bull. I'd be amazed if ours even stepped foot outside the car, either that or they…

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2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Jg king site costs

At the time we built in our estate near Geelong they were one of the higher cost ones and we were one of only a few with piles. They…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Build Inspection on every stage - worth it and which stages?

Pre slab is absolutely necessary, probably the most important in my opinion. Yes it is "checked" by the building surveyors inspector but I wouldn't trust that. If they…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Liquidated Damages to client

Just keep pushing. Give them a detailed list of what is still outstanding. The admin person that replied likely has no idea where things are at onsite. …

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Generally specification trumps drawings, however the specification isn't going to mention things not included, only inclusions. So if it is on your final drawings in your contract they have…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Temporary Fencing - Time between Registration and Build

I disagree on the mower. I would buy one when the grass starts to grow, before it gets too long to easily manage. Come spring the local residents…

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2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Water pooling against house and pathway issues

The expansion foam should have a strip on the on the top that tears away, leaving room for the caulking. That is assuming it was installed the right way…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
JG King Geelong

Is the manager still a guy with the initials CS? He was new to the company half way through our build. Our impression was that he did a…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
JG King Geelong

Wow and I thought my jgking geelong experience was bad! I thought we had every issue under the sun but screws protruding cabinetry I have not seen before!
Stick to…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

Wow congratulations!! Exciting times!
The photo of Mali above reminds me how much everything has grown around here. Cousin its are much bigger now!

Cooler weather means Mali is seeking out our…

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2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Honest advertising

I haven't but i'm seeing more and more of them around. There's a couple currently going up in my small estate. From the outside they seem to be…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Congratulations!

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2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

Hi, not sure if this is meant for me or trimum? We didn't go with the cretement in the end, i was too scared having never seen it laid.…

2 years2 yearsbankbank posted:
Kitchen Splashback - Window

I'm 5'1" and it is a stretch but I can just reach all of it without a step. I do use the effort it takes as an excuse to…

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