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13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Which fridge? and any feedback?

We've also got the F&P french door fridge, paid $2690 inc. delivery (Aug 08).
The major downside we have found was the fruit/vegie compartment, and needing to open both doors to…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Grass for SA conditions

We recently laid our turf and went with Palmetto soft leaf buffalo for the back lawn, and wintergreen couch for the front lawn, mainly for cost/budgetary reasons.
The Palmetto was…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Another retaining wall Question

also, if you're looking for someone to build a sandstone boulder wall we used the following guy(s), they did a pretty good job and were reasonably priced
SNW Earthmoving
Steve - 0423…

Another retaining wall Question
13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Another retaining wall Question

there is heaps of info about using these blocks for retaining walls on the Hanson website:
http://www.hansonbp.biz/document_get.aspx?id=233 - retaining walls
http://www.hansonbp.biz/document_get.aspx?id=234 - how to:…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
DISHWASHER...............2 Drawer

we've got the flat door style f&p dishdrawer, it's only been installed a couple of weeks and already the door sensor on the top drawer has stopped working, a service…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

Site Classification: H Class (red soil/clay)
Final Footing Design: Waffle Pod
House Size: 34sq - 317sqm - lowset
Location: Brisbane - south side
Wall Construction: Brick veneer, concrete tile roof. 2590mm ext. wall height
Cut…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
What is AV J like?

No personal experience but there are 3 AV Jennings homes in our small estate, the one 3 down from us started building about four months before us and finished about…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Refrigerators - Tell us what you have!

We've just bought the Fisher & Paykel (RF610ADUX) mentioned a page back, $2600 incl. delivery from The Good Guys.
Razzle: I'm pretty sure the 4-door bottom mount Electrolux is a…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
floor tiling - go it alone or include in building quote?!

We decided to do our main floor tiling after handover, and the costs were;
- floor tiles - 600x600 polished "maintenance free" porcelain - approx. $45/m2
- floor tiling - approx. $60/m2
We…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
cheap blinds?

We ended up going with cheapa-blinds for our timber venetians. Pretty happy with the service and delivery times, 4 days from order to delivery, and the quality seems to be…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
We can't have the tiles we ordered? WHAT?????

if it's only the feature tiles can't they just tile the rest and do the feature tiling when they are available?

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
BRISBANE Area Independant building inspectors

we financed our construction through ANZ and had valuations for the enclosed, fixing and final stage payments.

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
costs for wall insulation & roof sarking

We paid around $2500 for roof sarking on a 34sq lowset, so quite a large roof.

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!

extremely jealous phoenix, you've had such a good run on your house and the finished product looks to be very good.
hope you enjoy it for years to come!

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
CheapaBlinds or CheapBlinds

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the above companies?
We're looking at ordering white timber venetians and the prices appear to be much cheaper than what we can find…

13 years13 yearsdamodamo posted:
Henley Render Job - Would Value All Your Opinions

We've had some areas of our render patched, so interested to know more about these standards.
Our main concern is the patched render coming away from the original render, although…

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Tip - always put a drain hole in the floor of your bathroom

from experience laundry floor wastes aren't compulsory in QLD, we had to pay extra to have one installed (around $150 from memory)

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Just Begun!!!!

We're building with Plantation, have a read of our blog....
Our neighbours built with Adenbrook and their house turned out fantastic, and it was only 3 months from start to finish.
There's…

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
choice between indigo homes and plantation homes

I'd like to revise the above statement, we are building with Plantation Homes and have had nothing but problems.

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
how helpful is your csc... rate 1 to 10...

you've got one of those too? :lol:

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!

looking good phoenix! 8)
when do the tilers start?

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Joins in Glass Splashback

great news!!!

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Joins in Glass Splashback

vegimite, we had our glass splash back installed last week and we also have 2 joins in ours... (but our splash back is slightly longer at ~3.7m total)
we checked our…

Joins in Glass Splashback
14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Render

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oefFrT0mK6k
http://youtube.com/watch?v=K-VOpr7CEqc
doesn't look too hard (famous last words) :?
I'm pretty sure that Bunnings also have brochures on rendering in…

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Phoenix,
Your cupboards look great!
It looks like you have a similar schedule to us, ie. fixing, prep, paint then tiling. But we have been promised a handover in May???…

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
we had handover today would you have accepted....

We're also in a similar position, only Boral ran out of tiles in the colour we selected after 90% of the roof had been laid (the colour was discontinued).
Boral…

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Tiling with Porter Davis. Hamilton 34

another option is to talk to your wet area tiler and see if he is interested in doing your main floor tiling (this is what we are doing)

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Wall insulation

we did ours ourself (prior to plastering) using R1.5 wall batts from bunnings, the batts cost just over $350 and took us about half a day to install

14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)

and ours in a lighter grey, boral striata silver cloud

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
14 years14 yearsdamodamo posted:
Opinions on brickwork problems

Phoenix,
to be fair our s/s has agreed there are some issues and that they will be recitified, I'm sure the delay is just due to rescheduling of the various trades…

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