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brendondanielle

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Joined 10 March 2008
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12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Need help choosing a brick!

Out of the 2 of them I really like the newport. We were tossing up between these 2 bricks as well. We ended up upgrading to cat 3 Hawthorn. You…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Hi from NE Melbourne!

Welcome MPCJ
We built in mernda as well. We moved in 3 months ago and loving it here. What estate are you in?

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

This happened with my FIL only with dirt about 16 cubic meters in total. It started out with only about 2-3 but people just continued to dump more dirt. I…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Window Coverings

I am very happy with the blinds now they are installed. I love the colour too.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Issues to consider when adding Heating/Cooling after Build

See if the builder will let you at least run the duct work during the build. This is how we did it and then they fit off (install vents and…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Proof of your ability to pay?

My FIL had to get letter from the bank to say he has the funds. We are in Victoria.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Infills above windows and sliding doors?

I guess I am lucky then. Brick infills were standard on my house

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Window Coverings

This is true. I got Mark out to measure and quote but didn't pick any colours until the paintng was done. Mark kindly loaned me his samples so I could…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
For all those who like cupcakes

Here are some of the cakes I have made.

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12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Rules regarding offers

I would say they offered $220 if he says it's to the lower end of the scale. You could always go in at $225 and see what happens. The worst…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Bath Style...not so urgent after all!!

I would go rectangle too

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Can scratches be removed from a window?

The same thing happened to me but only to 25 of my window panels. When we had our inspection the builder agreed to replace all the glass (5 panels were…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Hi Neil and Rach,
Welcome to Mernda Villages.
You are my neighbour too. :z: You are 6 doors up from me closer to Bridge Inn rd. I…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Bam I love Dom's in Thomastown. We are renting around the corner and I am a frequent visitor. Beautiful food. I love the carbonara yum.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Cost of Plastering

DP said it's about $35 to $40 per hour. Jido it must be relatively the same in the western suburbs as the northern.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Cost of Plastering

I don't think I would attempt to do it yourself. I think it's not as easy as people think. Patching 1 hole would be a different story but a whole…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
When do windows go in?

Hopefully this works. I did a search for it.
well well it worked.

When do windows go in?
12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
When do windows go in?

Our windows went in after frame and then bricks. Can't post any picks because for some reason it's saying quota reached. If anyone can help me post a pic I…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Security camera that streams over the internet

Wow this threads good. I am going to check out those links. Thanks

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Kitchen benches with waterfall edges - 20 or 40mm?

I would go the 40mm on the waterfall. I think it looks much nicer.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Grout Enquiry! White or Off White?

If I was to pick between the two colours I would go the antique white. I think grey grout would look nice.

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Opinion/Reviews: DeLonghi vs. Technika 900mm Uprights?

I was faced with this dilemma last week. We decided to go with Delonghi over Technika. Here is the thread for anyone interested.
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21637

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
CBA progress payment processing time?

Ours have usually taken around 7-10 days. Get on the phone to them and tell them about the interest. When this happened to me they seemed very blazay about me…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Negotiating final payment

I would also get it in writing what needs to be fixed with a time frame and that way you get to move in but also cover yourself for the…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
dark roof + birds = eww ... suggestions?

Try the rubber snakes on the roof. We did this in our old house because the birds were pooing on our cars. It worked for us. We got ours from…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Occupany Certificate

My driveway and garden is not done and my builder applied for the Certificate of Occupancy. I didn't think you were suppose to have your final inspection until you got…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Help with your opinions on dramas with our bricks

This is true. The gap between the bricks (perpends) is not allowed to be more than 15mm. Looking up your wall the perpends should not run out by any more…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Henley discontinues Damani

This exact same thing happen to me but different builder. We had a choice out of Technika or Delonghi. After doing a bit of research we went with the Delonghi.…

12 years12 yearsbrendondaniellebrendondanielle posted:
Does anyone know what bricks these are??

They look like either austral Brighton or Cotham. That would be my guess anyway.

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