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Building in Devonia Park
Joined 25 April 2010
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12 years12 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

From what i remember, the bushfire protection thing is an assessment. Not an added protection to your house. this is required for the building permit and was brought in after…

12 years12 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

I’m not too sure what "BAL 12.5 is but if you have the price in writing from your sales person you can give this to the tender guy. they will…

12 years12 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

It really depends on your relationship with the builder/supervisor. if you believe they will fix the issues, you could pay the claim in good faith. if you choose to do…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi,
our house was installed with a powder coated door frame to the garage. its got the weather seal too.

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park

I think this light looks awesome from Beacon
http://www.beaconshop.com.au/index.php? ... t&Itemid=1
i have a small version in my entry, but this one is massive. if you have a…

Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park
13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park

your house is huge. 5 bedrooms!!! its all looking good. love the void area. will you be installing a nice big drop light in that area?

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Just put them in yourself before the plaster goes up :sh:

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park

You would be across the road from me. I’m on the corner :D Houses are coming up very quickly around us

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Easy. build a deck over the taps like i did. the deck cost $2000 in materials. so its less that getting the meters moved :)
it also…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Do we need a concrete pump?

not necessarily. our designers at work are very conservative.
i had a slab poured with double SL81 layers top and bottom on one section and the other section had 16mm bars…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Do we need a concrete pump?

You have cleared up the reo thing now. i meant does you slab design have one sheet of mesh top and bottom or two layers at the top.
When you…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Do we need a concrete pump?

No issues with barrows over mesh. Its been done like that since the Romans built the coliseum. 5m isn’t much to barrow either. You usually drop the mesh on the…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Let down!!!

*** weak form from the SS... To ring the client and speak to you like that!!! What they need to remember is this. Without clients they have no job...
Anyway that’s…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham

hey, i saw the lights on last night. finally ay!!! now for the fun stuff like waiting for blinds, landscaping, etc etc :D

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Wow! Shelley, you have way more room in your cabinet than ours..
Mine:

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

My router is a Netgear 805 (i think) provided by Internode. our Estate is a Telstra free zone :D
i basically just hooked…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

yep im i a fibre area any my router only JUST fit into the box. as i got it in i didn’t think any more about it. im not too…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham

buggeration!!!

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

one thing that did drive me nuts with the site costs was things like sediment control, temp fencing, guard rails, driveway protection, crushed rock should be included in the base…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

the whole idea (when i went through sales last April) of the fixed site costs was they would give you a fixed price after the deposit and before any site…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Sizz's Sahara - Devonia Park -TO THE FINISH (PCI 5/4) :)

oh WOW you guys are almost there. great to hear Catjim book in for PCI (finally) too.
sizz your house is looking great. i think you have the exact same…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Porter Davis homes

That’s how builders work. Rip everyone off!!! I would give them the quotes in email, and tell them the difference you should be paying I.e. an extra $17 per m2…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Porter Davis homes

This is why PDs policy is not fair. It is bully tactics... saying to a client “you have 1hr to review the contracts then sign. If you’re not happy take…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

hi Kratos. i started off using 3mm then thought the space looked too big so i went to a 2mm gap. i just used nails as spacers

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

i wish i extended our garage too. yours is a nice size... it was all about the bottom line at the time though :D

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Porter Davis homes

With my builder I was given the chance to check the contract for mistakes (two weeks) actually their process is the following:
- Sales deposit
- Colour browse with a…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Porter Davis homes

That is no credit to PD at all if you had to pay!!!
I know one case where the client did not want to include the floor tiles in the contract…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep this is CRAZY. Team PD, this is bullying tactics. you should refuse to sign contracts if you are not allowed to take them home to review. The only reason…

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

hey mel... yep been very busy and there's heaps more to do :D ... hows your place going?

13 years13 yearsbicko123bicko123 posted:
Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

yeah ours is one of the bigger blocks but would love to be a bit bigger again. Bit of a bugger with the electricity box. what size shed you want…

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