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dalemengel

Proserpine, QLD
Joined 27 September 2014
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1 year1 yeardalemengeldalemengel posted:
Raised garden bed Cost

Unfortunately the soil is the most important part so you can't skimp too much on that. A good quality soil will save you money as it will already have everything…

3 years3 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Concrete Appearance

Thanks mate, much appreciated!

3 years3 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Concrete Appearance

Hi all,
Just noticed this issue when I accidentally wet the concrete of my garage when watering the garden.
When wet (not visible when dry) the concrete displays a honeycomb pattern,…

3 years3 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Is anyone building or has built with dixon homes?

Hi Emily,
I recall a thread already about Dixon Homes. If you do a forum search you should be able to find it - not able to post the direct link…

3 years3 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
is a quote for a house build price free

Usually, yes. But the site costs won't be known until they do soil tests, etc where they will charge you a deposit, usually a few thousand. The quote they give…

3 years3 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
How much over list price should I expect?

There is no answer to this as it all depends on your wants/needs. Do you want a waterfall bench top? Do you want fencing included? Ducted air-con? Solar hot water?…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
House insurance commencement

I had to get my house insurance in place by PCI date, as the house was technically habitable at this statge and therefore the builder's insurance lapsed

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Eaves

If what you are asking is if the eaves are included in setbacks, then yes. A setback is measured from the building's outermost projection

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Painting Render...

I have Dulux Shale Grey and I too can see some roller marks, but not extremely noticeable so am living with it for now. Inside paint job I am getting…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
out door shade blinds needing feedback

The sales consultant probably meant all year round as in the blinds would keep the wind, rain and sun out or at least to a minimum.
Blinds are not designed to…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
How long Bankstown Council take for the building approval?

Can you ring and ask? It would probably vary depending on how many approvals they had at that particular time

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
What are these two pipes in my backyard?

As bashworth has said, as long as they are easily accessible you should be fine. The trap door idea is probably the best.
However, speak with the plumbing inspector at your…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
What are these two pipes in my backyard?

That's what they look like to me - IOs (inspection openings) for sewer. One might be for your town house, perhaps the other for another town house?

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Which Solar HWS have you got?

Old topic, but yes - if you have boost continuously left on, the water will boost overnight and you will get little or no benefit the next day from the…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Structural changes w/ Porter Davis (advice please)

You'll be better off talking to Porter Davis to get costs, etc, but I personally wouldn't be putting the toilet into the bathroom unless it were an ensuite. If it's…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Ceiling Fan Required for Media Room

$500 for a ceiling fan? Is it made out of gold???

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Floor plan and inclusions dilemma (Carlisle or Henley)

Agree with the others, if you are really set on Henley, then you will only be disappointed. 2k out of a few 100k is not much in the scheme if…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Turning Door Into Louvred Window?

Hi all,
I decided to put a secondary entry/exit door into my living room, but thinking I should have made this a window as the door opening inwards eats into floor…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Issues once you move into your new home

I have some issues with painting as well. Been about a month and still waiting, but technically they have 6 months to rectify. If I dont hear from them soon,…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Building on E1 soil type

Just my personal opinion, but I would be very reluctant to built on a class E site. The soil is extremely reactive, so even with pathways and other preventative measures,…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Interior colour help - Shale Grey

Hi bradles, will grab some photos tomorrow for you and post up

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Interior colour help - Shale Grey

Don't have it internally, just external as the render paint. My interior colour is Dulux Manobourn, a few shades lighter than shale grey

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Master Builders Contract - Assistance please

Surely that cost has to be per m2, but they should know the total area of tiles and carpet required, so cant see why they wouldnt put a total cost…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
External water taps - foundation issues?

Hi all,
External taps - should they have adequate drainage? The vast majority of taps I see installed on new homes have no drainage under the tap, just dirt or grass.…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Sealing alfresco tiles??

Yes, they are ceramic, so that explains it! Grout is a dark colour so not too concerned about dirt in the grout. Thanks mgilla!

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Sealing alfresco tiles??

Thanks miteq!
I spoke to the tiler where the tiles were sourced and apparently the tiles I have are unable to be sealed given their properties. Not sure I entirely believe…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
Time from contract signing to being onsite

My builder started site works a few days after signing the contract, but I worked with a local builder so they only ever have a few houses on the go…

4 years4 yearsdalemengeldalemengel posted:
New HBC build in Baldivis Parks-front garden + elephants!

Looking good jlo1990!
I too did the whole building thing by myself, no partner but did have my mum to lend a hand and run ideas past, even though she knows…

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