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Cookiemonster

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14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
do builders read this forum?

Nah, keep going. It's a like a constant background noise.. you learn to tune it out.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
do builders read this forum?

See.. I have much more respect for these two as they have said what they think.
Yes, they're a pair of losers.. but I respect them. Very Happy .

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
do builders read this forum?

Totally disagree. Politic correctness has gone mad. We need to go back to the days of saying what needs to be said.
If you have to make sure that what you…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Is this correct????

Rasie it with your supervisor anyway, if only to let them know that you're watching them.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Our progress ... Good News & Bad News

And we'll be there for a total of 2 years before our house will be finished

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Need a new Lawn Mower?

Might drive down and check them out.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Where to start

Yep, we bought all our blinds from www.iseekblinds.com.au for our last house. Found them to be very good quality. They were cedar horizontal venetians. We gave…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
BenQ W5000 throw distance.

We're using the combined lounge/dining room for our theatre.
8m long. 4m wide.
But we'll probably place the rear lounge about 6m from the screen and have a bit of a video…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
BenQ W5000 throw distance.

Thanks Matt.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
BenQ W5000 throw distance.

Champion!! Thanks Matt.
Can you do me a good deal on a W5000?

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
BenQ W5000 throw distance.

Hello home theatre gurus.
We have our electrical appointment next week and will be arranging our home theatre wiring through our builder. They don't allow outside contractors.
Anyway, we'll probably go for…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Trees on your Nature Strip

But what if they want gums? They you'll be a total pickle.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Average cost for a driveway?

You'll pay anywhere between $60 and $100 per square metre for a stencilled driveway. If you're getting a large area concreted the price per square metre will be lower.
For 30…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Newbies saying hi !

Welcome Radds!
Who are you building with?

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Construction Certificate Surcharges

We didn't pay anything extra for the construction certificate. It was included in the tender under "Site costs due to site conditions and Council and Waterboard requirements."
I think those charges…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
CARLISLE HOMES BORDEAUX 40 FOR SALE! (IN KEYSBOROUGH!)

Yeah.. Im looking at the map. Don't see too much water. Maybe it has a birdbath out the front.. or one of those inflatable kiddie pools..

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
PRE-HANDOVE COMPLETED - FEW DEFECTS BUILDER NOT FIXING

How can you possibly know what the building tolerances are? You can't. Unless you're a builder.
This is where an independant building inspection is invaluable. They will give you a report…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Height to mount LCD

Price: $5544.00
Not so awesome!

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Height to mount LCD

Only once a year whilst watching TV. :wink:

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Height to mount LCD

My wife has given me Pro number 4 - usually as a birthday present.

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Height to mount LCD

Mount it on the ceiling.
Pro's:
- out the way.
- no light glare.
- minimal dust collection.
- can watch TV whilst doing the naughty (well, one of you can)
Con's
- can't change channel if…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS

Sneak in before they lay the carpet. Builders generally don't work on Sunday

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
How much extra did you pay?

Well our block of land was near $400k. And judging by the sale prices of surrounding homes.. building anything more than a 400k home on it would be financial suicide.
I…

14 years14 yearsCookiemonsterCookiemonster posted:
Hot Water Service

Totally disagree. In our last home we upgraded from a gas storage system to a instaneous gas system and our gas bills instantly dropped by 50%.

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