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4 d4 dBerekBerek posted:
Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

You never can tell how many replies you'll get. Totally random :-)

5 d5 dBerekBerek posted:
Noob lighting questions!

Yes. Although depending on location, ceiling joists are fine. Make sure the builder knows how heavy the lights are.

7 d7 dBerekBerek posted:
Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17

Thanks for the offer. I haven't planned much so far.

7 d7 dBerekBerek posted:
Weatherboard Installers

Depends on the brand of boards. They can be 3 or 4 metres long. Fixing without joins would mean having to use a full length and throwing away the shorter…

7 d7 dBerekBerek posted:
Noob lighting questions!

Batten lights for everything that's not going to remain a down light. The batten is strengthening that anything heavy takes the weight.
Personally hate 2 way switches. My OCD kicks…

7 d7 dBerekBerek posted:
Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

Personally I'd get rid of everything and start from a blank clean canvas. Depending on the size, some of the sandstone could be integrated as features. When ordering a skip…

13 d13 dBerekBerek posted:
Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17

Its getting there slowly :) Just booked a short holiday to tassie in September.

13 d13 dBerekBerek posted:
First Home - Custom Design in South Ripley - BRICKS FINISHED

Coming along fast. I rode around there when you mentioned they'd poured the slab.

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13 d13 dBerekBerek posted:
Methods for Restoring Old and New Build Property

First tip, don't spam...

13 d13 dBerekBerek posted:
Design/Planning Tool or Software

3D home studio. Free and quite easy to pick up the basics. Depends on what exactly you're after. I'm doing a bit of design work in sketchup at the…

21 d21 dBerekBerek posted:
Floor Plan Advice Please :-)

Ground floor WC I'd swap the toilet around. Master bathroom shower recess looks a bit small? Agree the garage needs a door to rear.

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Questions...

Ok I'll bite...
Which is easirer/cheaperer/betterer? A 2100 tall window on a 300 wall/ledge/sill thing or a 2400 tall window on the floor? Ceiling height being 2550 and 2700. What…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Space needed... clearing double glazed windows, buy now save

Stop it. I don't have the money :-(

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2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

And developer donations to politicians don't influence their decisions...

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2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Laminex 180fx, Silk finish and Diamond Gloss Acrylic Edging

Almost 5 years ago.... probably hosted them somewhere and removed since.

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Moving Meter Box - Considerations?

If the breakers are in the meter box then every single wire in the house ends up there. No chance of moving it after the build unless you want to…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Moving Meter Box - Considerations?

Do you have an internal fuse box and if so is it in the garage?

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Acreage Cabin on Skids

Look at prefab cabins too. Built offsite and trucked to the location. If you chose carefully you can get really well built ones (not looking like a site office or…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Acreage Cabin on Skids

Depends on the land. Piers can be placed on any angle whereas a slab may need cut and/or fill. Skids will need much more engineering and provide no real benefit.…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
We are in a builders nightmare

He's not a real builder unfortunately. When they make you get your owner build licence, that is the first big red flag. Get independent advice asap.

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Can you change your plans?

Thanks bruce. I often talk to myself, not mad though :-) I figured there are no dimensions (room yes, bench size no) or details with da…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Acreage Cabin on Skids

I think both ideas aren't exactly ideal. Skids? yeah nah. Why do you want cabins?

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Great work. Food for thought for others who leave it to the builders. Satisfaction and savings :-)

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Can you change your plans?

Can you modify the layout of the kitchen and/or bathrooms between getting a DA and submitting building plans? The location and size will be the same just moving the items…

2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
First Home - Custom Design in South Ripley - BRICKS FINISHED

Just looking and getting ideas. It's amazing how quick the area has developed, even if all the homeowners there would probably not think that while waiting to move in

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2 months2 monthsBerekBerek posted:
First Home - Custom Design in South Ripley - BRICKS FINISHED

We went down there last weekend and looked at the display village. Some awesome builds and some d0dgy work too.
Returned with about 4kg of display books. Must cost them…

3 months3 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?

The Mrs and I went to a display village on the weekend and boy can you ever notice the difference. Some of them had raised ceilings just to tick a…

3 months3 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Warm floors without underfloor heating

As mentioned concrete will need to absorb heat from somewhere to radiate it. It has an R value of 0 so I'd say you'd have to have the heaters on…

3 months3 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Landscaping of a sloping backyard

I just read it as the back yard has a 50cm slope :-) Maybe understand if they have to do the house plans with different…

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