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1 d1 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

Thanks, your garden looks great!
yes I think l will try and get some fill from a pool dig or similar and then some topsoil for the top. Unfortunately I don't…

1 d1 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Open Plan Family/Kitchen/Dining/Alfresco-TV & couch position

Definitely option 1, for the reasons mentioned above. And you will be able to see the TV from the kitchen

4 d4 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

I have finished my house build and now turning attention to the backyard. There is around a 60m2 area where I would like to have grass, however need to raise…

How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??
7 d7 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Door handle height

Looks to me like the whole thing is upside down. Maybe they stuffed up and installed it on the wrong side, so had to flip it. Looks really strange

19 d19 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Moving driveway entrance?

Permit cost around $250.
But before I started I just phoned the council and a friendly person explained it all to me. I suspect you could do the same?

19 d19 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Moving driveway entrance?

I am in Melbourne, and in my council you need a crossover permit to do anything to your crossover or kerb (in my case just to fix it as it…

22 d22 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Door Issue

So is there a strip like that on the outside, and you are still seeing light though??

22 d22 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Door Issue

Agree, and what about when it is cold and windy?

25 d25 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

I am in Melbourne and got prices starting at 300k (very basic - just a couple of bedrooms upstairs) to 500k+ for something reasonably decent. And as mentioned you want…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

I often used to get stuff cut at Bunnings, but I think not all stores did it. They were meant to charge $1 a cut, but often didn't bother. Maybe…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

Can't you just buy a small panel from Bunnings and get them to cut it in store?

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Opinion on concrete path please

I'm no expert but that looks terrible to me as well and I wouldn't accept it. Apart for the mound around the drain (unless water flows uphill in your part…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

I use these , but pricing seemed to be similar for other I spoke to as well.
They all seem to have a minimum price, which includes up to 6 months…

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1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Potential problem with damp in new house....

Hi, we have been in our new house for a couple of weeks and after some rain have noticed a potential issue. One small section of bricks next to the…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Not sure if this had been mentioned, but try out the bath. I don't bath so don't know about such things, but my wife loves to lie in the bath…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
What is data point??

darb74, you are very lucky that your builder allowed you to do that. I would have loved to do it all myself as a friend of mine did, but…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

Power and gas took about 2 weeks each (they said to allow a month). I also had to do an overhead to underground power conversion which took about a month…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

If your street is NBN enabled, you can order it to be installed the day after handover. Mine took 2 weeks from date of order.
My builder connected the electricity for…

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2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
What is data point??

I would not rely on wifi only and wifi mesh to provide good wifi performance to the whole house. This may be OK in an ideal scenario, but the real…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

Hiring is pretty cheap (cost me $360 for 6 months, front and side of house) and they came and set it up and took it away afterwards
If you can be…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Review color selections for single storied home

The color is usually mixed into the render, so it doesn't need painting. They can do any color. Are you sure that is not what they mean? I think it…

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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Review color selections for single storied home

Just curious why you are painting over render?

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Are these bricks normal?

There is a house near me where I think the brickies have used it as challenge to see how many different type of bricks they can use.
On my house they…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Gap at the architrave joins

How long ago were they installed? It basically means that something has moved/flexed

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
small sink in toilet when building new home

Depends on how much space there is and whether there is plumbing available - it will need connections to water and waste.
Why won't the builder do it?

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Building with Metricon

Agree, that's a very interesting read.
I think it is a situation that many (or most) volume builder customers find themselves in. The house is complete, however there are defects that…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Help in trying to even out floors

Agree with the others, I would keep the timber, much nicer than floating floor. Even though it is not perfect...that is part of the character

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

Ah OK, I also thought it was due to the light reflecting differently off the top
In that case I also agree it is very bad

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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Hebel Or Bricks

Also consider your finish. Render is like paint and will look old and worn after a while and need repainting if you wish
Brick will pretty much look the same…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

I agree that brickwork looks terrible. To me the Metricon one also doesn't look that bad.
I find if you look at any brickwork critically (which is the way you look…

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