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Bud977

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Joined 13 November 2006
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14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Is this quality build ?

I would imagine that standard windows are sized to fit between a set number of courses of bricks.
Could it be that the mortar is a bit thick, resulting in a…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Lawn and prickles - what to do??

Weed and Feed is great. It will kill the new growth but the old dry bindies will remain for a while. It takes a few seasons of weed and feed…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Architects

I did all that and the architect even offered unlimited re-designs until I was happy, yet I still got a poor design that I couldn't build.
I don't trust architects now.…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Solar hot water, why bother?

I totally agree. I had a big brand name unit that corroded out at about 10 years. When I checked the cost of replacement ($3,500 for the unit only at…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Ok, so how much does it cost??? Michelle?

The Archicentre cost guide has a figure if $600-$750 for a small room for clean surfaces.
We had our 5 bedroom 2 storey house painted inside for $9500. I figure it…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Curious Question

I'd say that, as long as he's keen and puts in the effort, it will come out fine.
Look at owner builders. They have NO experience, yet their care and eagerness…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Start again or proceed?

You are not allowed to build kit homes in many urban areas. I would check with your council first.
I would agree with YakChat and say that the home you are…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Basix Commitment

Hi Michelle. I'm surprised you haven't come across it before. It has been phased in over all of NSW now. Originally, it was only in Sydney.
"From 1 July 2007 BASIX…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Alfresco's and law suits...

I wonder who was the first builder that thought it would be a good idea to put a BEDROOM in a house. They could sue everyone who's put one in…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Coming across rock?

Soil tests don't necessarily reveal the whole story.
If they hit rock, is it a floater that needs to be removed, or is it bedrock that you want to sit…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Delaying Construction

Personally, I wouldn't sign a contract until I was ready to build.
Signing now and building in a long time makes you a 'stale' customer and you will be way…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Tiler Recommendations

Where abouts in Sydney? I used a really good guy in the Sutherland area. If that's in your area, I will dig out his details.

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Slate Flooring

We had dark slate in the last house, and have light polished porcelain in the new house. I prefer the slate in many ways.
The porcelain looks more classy but the…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
10 QUESTIONS.

My brother in law goes to a place which a different theme in each room. He must like it as he goes there regularly. :roll:

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Site Access

I don't think you need insurance.
In our work on construction sites, we need to show our Public Liabiliity and Workers Compensation insurance before we are allowed on site.
To visit…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Urgent: copyright infringement accusation (PIC ATTACH)

I just had a look at the designs. They look nothing alike. I wouldn't worry at all.

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Urgent: copyright infringement accusation (PIC ATTACH)

In reality, every home design is based on the thousands of existing home designs already out there.
The designers do not start building a house from first principles. Each house is…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Our custom house, your comments please?

Do the top floor external walls line up with the ground floor walls?
It's a bit hard to tell from the small drawing. It looks like the top floor is…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Are palm tree's worth anything?

Unfortuneately, the only way to get rid of them is to pay someone to do it, or do it your self. No council permission is required as they are classified…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Help with paint question

Maybe the builder's paint wasn't dry yet. That would cause it to lift. How long was it between the builder painting and your painting?

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Wish List for New Home

A closet would be great.
You never see a closet in the project homes, yet a small room near the front door for all your hats, jackets, bags, sports gear,…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Electrical wiring options for building a new home ?

I'm with Perry and 3xb on this one. Keep it simple.
Cordless phones take care of the whole house. One phone point with a GPO next to it to charge…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Anyone know what is this?

Oldfields, as on the attached labels, are scaffold manufacturers.

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Stacked Stone veneer inside

True, marine ply is untreated plys (plies?) joined with waterproof glue. The glue is the only marine part about it.
However, you can get CCA treated plywood for outdoor use, same…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Round or Square Vanity Basins

How do you clean under the round 'salad bowl' type?
It's hard enough cleaning around the edges of an old style surface mount sink. Plenty of rubbing with the sponge to…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Peoples experiences with architects

That would assume that you have selected your builder before you have any real plans to price to.
How have you selected the builder in this case? You would have to…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Does your house have a name?

How about the traditional "emohruo" :roll: , or as in the movie, "The money pit".

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Polished porcelain tiles for kitchen floors

I got to the bottom of the tile sealing issue and found it was my beautiful wifes screw up. Yes, our tiles should be sealed and they now have been.
Under…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Restoring my Roof

Yep, sounds like an ad.
There is no reason to paint a tiled roof, unless you want to change the colour. We had the same type of scammers (not saying that…

14 years14 yearsBud977Bud977 posted:
Price capping costs with PD

How are they going to show if the price really has increased? They would need to record the costs as of the signing date and as of the start date.…

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