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4 months4 monthsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Retaining Wall on Easement?

Depends what council you're in, but you should seek advice from your local council - an 800mm retaining wall to that effect will most likely require engineering details and the…

4 months4 monthsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Retaining Wall on Easement?

Depends what council you're in, but you should seek advice from your local council - an 800mm retaining wall to that effect will most likely require engineering details and the…

4 months4 monthsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Very common for delays in registration due to so many different factors. Very rare to find locations that do not have delays in registration unfortuantely!

4 months4 monthsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Mark up on material by trades as an owner builder

Always get multiple quotes, no matter how reasonable/cheap you think it is. I remember getting a few quotes for a pool fence, roughly around the same price, thinking the third…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Elderton- extras

Whatever you do, definitely go with high ceilings. It makes such a difference to the home in more ways than one.
But I agree with Graham, go with the Timber…

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Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Wow, they are charging that much these days? That's some crazy mark up. Definitely save a lot by doing the other end yourself then.

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Yeah you're not the only one. I am unsure of why these developers insist on timber. The problem is, if it's a proper lapped and capped timber fence AND is…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Yeah your pre-wiring will include everything - essentially you just need to install the down light itself. Probably worth having them do the whole thing if you can afford it,…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Hi Vin, have you considered having a garage door or even just a double glass door opening to the rear of the garage? That way you can get direct access…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Impact of current economic situation on house building this

There was always some economic uncertainty prior to COVID-19, however COVID-19 will force the entire world into a recession. Could actually be a blessing in disguise, as a lot of…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Very good point. A lot of break ins are through internal garage doors, so this is a smart option.

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

With corner lots, developers have extra guidelines for the secondary facade, including the articulation and landscaping requirements. In other words, because one side of your house shows directly to the…

4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
New Living Homes

it might be cheaper to get your driveway done elsewhere, however realistically the savings on it will be minimal. Just depends whether you want to cut down on every penny,…

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4 years4 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Front setback - Akuna Vista -Blacktown Council

Your porch is your articulation zone, so it will be 4.5 to the building facade, not the porch. So B is what it should be.

7 years7 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Wow, what a nightmare! Foxtel are hopeless.

7 years7 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building at Willowdale

I have a colorbond roof with sarking and R4 glasswool batts to the ceiling and it's more than enough. Even with heavy rain it's fine. Noise isn't an issue. The…

7 years7 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Hi Debanjan99,
Once Opticomm connect up the gar in your garage, you can phone Exetel or whoever you decide to go with (Usually takes 1-2 days to show up in their…

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7 years7 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

I did mine first after slab. Then the next one was after frame was up etc. If you speak to Houspect or whoever you decide to go with, they'll tell…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Houspect. I used them, they were pretty good.
For a single story, you're looking at roughly around $500 per stage on average.

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Bare in mind that you won't get their phone contact details, only address details - so Jazz926 will have to send them a letter in the mail.

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Sounds like a BASIX requirement. Either way, it's a good thing. Upgrades insulation makes a big difference. I also upgrade from standard to the max (external walls only) and you…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Not sure about fencing, but depending on the positioning of it, you can always grow some decent shrubs near it to block view. Couple of people in my area got…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

They are good for peace of mind. I used Houspect. The were very thorough and knowledgeable. Wasn't cheap, and turns out there was not a lot wrong with my build…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Your best bet is to probably go with the drop edge beam. Depending on the materiel used, how high etc and of course labour, retaining walls could cost you more…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I don't recall giving them a copy of my full occupancy certificate for the landscape rebate to be honest. I remember giving them my interim for my home rebate, but…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Definitely. Not sure if they will give you a credit though, because builders and all...
For example, we asked them to leave the tiling off our kitchen splashback so we could…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Clarendon may over-estimate site costs initially (I built with them) so just be weary of that. It can be a good thing as you may not get any nasty surprises…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi Tim, I built with Clarendon and Oran Park, and while their site costs were not "fixed", I did have a provision for the obvious stuff (rock removal). In terms…

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Building at Willowdale

$80-$90 per metre is a reasonable price or colorbond fence + sleepers. Also depends on how many sleepers you have underneath as well though.

8 years8 yearsBlueGum DesignBlueGum Design posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Is anyone with exetel and currently experiencing really slow speeds?

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