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BaysideBuilder

Hampton, Victoria
Joined 25 June 2007
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10 years10 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Running power cables through walls ???

The key question - who told you you could run it through the wall, and on what was he/she basing that advice? The 'cable guy' is presumably a licensed electrician…

10 years10 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Loan approval with high % unsecured debt?

Lenders calculate what they believe you can afford in loan repayments and set a maximum loan size based on that. Generally speaking, the main bits of the calculation are :
Your…

10 years10 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Interest Only or Principal and Interest?

The middle ground is to have an interest only loan with an offset account linked. You make interest only payments into the loan, and pay any extra into the offset.…

10 years10 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
When to apply for utility connections?

Gas and water will be sorted by the builder usually but you may have to double check on the electricity. For our build the builder put in a temporary electrical…

10 years10 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Underground Power Pit Cost

I had one done by UE a couple of months ago for $2600ish (base cost was about the same but more additional wiring as it was a fair way to…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Staircase or flooring. Which goes first?

I had open stairs and had the floorboards go down first. Having said that, given your staircase is closed, probably doesn't matter too much but if the stairs go first…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Neighbour Input

They have no right to dictate what can and can't be done - that is your council's remit and if you follow all the rules the council will likely reject…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
What TV do you recommend?

Baysidebuilder, thanks for the info. Will check out the Harmony remote. Does a plasma typically have better resolution than LCD?
Plasma and LCD come in the same resolutions. TVs labelled are…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
What TV do you recommend?

There are rabid supporters for plasma over lcd and vice versa, but for me it was more important to look at what I needed it to do than get caught…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
House external wall: Bricks and plasterboard?

I might be confused, but isn't Gyprock a brand name for CSR's plasterboard? I haven't seen a Gyprock product that was meant for external cladding? Unless they also have cement…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Help with speaker choice

And to increase my confusion I just had a pair of the Kef IQ50 recommended, so I'll throw that in the mix here!

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
planning permit

I agree, $95 is worth it in my eyes to have the assurance and head off any potential problems with council in the future.

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Help with speaker choice

I'm looking for some new front floorstanding speakers around the $1000 - $1200 range. I had settled on a pair of Mission M34i, but then had a listen to a…

11 years11 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Installing ducted after handover

It depends... Single or double story, are you having ducted heating also? It is much easier (and therefore cheaper) to install during the build - things are more easily accessible,…

12 years12 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
PLEASE HELP - front fence - council approval

Hi newbuild, where are you - what council will you be submitting to?

12 years12 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Need a kitchen drawn up?

Hi Losonogo,
Its great to see the plan come to life, thanks so much for doing this for everyone.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday :)

12 years12 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Need a kitchen drawn up?

Hi Losonogo, if you are still up for it I would love to see my kitchen!
http://flickr.com/gp/andrewbingham/yN3C9v
I've tried to use Sketchup before and got nowhere so I am amazed at how…

12 years12 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
how do you monitor your loan?

You can check out http://anzmoneymanager.com to see if it does what you are after. It's free, you don't have to be an ANZ customer and works with most financial institutions.…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
HELP... Price per m2

If the base house price worked out to be about $750 per m2, not including add ons, should the building company cut $7500 off the base price?
In practice it…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
More Bricks

Hi Helen, do you mind me asking what bricks you are using (brand, style)?

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

We're in the design stage with New Dimension (http://newdimensionhomes.com.au) and they've been great so far. They do full custom design, project and everything in between.

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Are you looking for a project or custom builder? Also, where abouts are you building? Not all builders will build anywhere in Melbourne.
I'd recommend you look at New Dimension (http://www.newdimensionhomes.com.au).…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
No Power ! !

Agree, but I always thought gas cooking is cheaper than electrical ones, and gas hot water system might be cheaper in the long term as well, isn't it?
I think Matt…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Best custom builder

We have been looking at a builder called New Dimension - they do project homes as well as true custom homes and everything in between. I haven't been able to…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Seek your experiences with Bayside council

We'll be building in Bayside soon as well, sorting through for builders and designs now.
What builder are you working with Vlad76?

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Decided not to go with builder - based on this forum?

I haven't ruled a builder out because of what I've read here, but have given some builders a closer look because they regularly get good feedback...
All builders will have their…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
How big is your block?

312sqm in Melbourne south east (Hampton) - $412K :shock:
Its around the corner from where we live now, bought it 2 years ago and we drive past…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Toy Storage Ideas?

Hi perthgirl,
We have just recently (last couple of months) done exactly what you said - white Ikea cube bookshelf (2 x 4 sections) with square canes baskets.
It looks great and…

14 years14 yearsBaysideBuilderBaysideBuilder posted:
Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?

Hi all,
Wondering if anyone has had any experience - good or bad - building with New Dimension?
http://www.newdimensionhomes.com.au
Thanks!
Andrew

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