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6 years6 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Duplex design - feedback please

Appreciate your idea Dannislade.
I did tossed that idea. Actually, I tried to see if a combined toilet & laundry could work.
Apparently not enough room. Also need to consider the impact…

6 years6 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Duplex design - feedback please

Hi,
I would appreciate if anyone can have a quick look at the duplex design and provide few feedback.
Ground floor
Upper Floor

I'm heavily restricted by the land size.
Cheers,
devank

8 years8 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Plumber came in. Changed me $50 a tap to fully clean and change the washer. There were 24 taps so that is $1200!
Some sort of blue stuff was blocking the…

8 years8 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Thank you for your advice bashworth.
I checked the main tap (next to the water meter). It is fully opened. Called the water company. Apprently they haven't reduced the pressure in…

8 years8 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Even the problem with the bath taps (water doesn't come thorugh at the same time) due to low pressure?

8 years8 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Hi,
We are having a strange problem with our bath tub taps. This is only about 4 years old house.
We have two taps (hot & cold) like the T shape where…

9 years9 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Synthetic Grass?

I think that's a bit of over reaction :)
I have it where it is shaded areas or where natural grass is is not practical due to…

9 years9 yearsdevankdevank posted:
How to fill a 'hole' close to a clad wall?

Hi,
This a clad granny flat I'm building now. One side of the building, where the sliding door is located, is about 0.8m under the natural land as shown in this…

How to fill a 'hole' close to a clad wall?
10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
What to do with ugly fence?

Any render work & hardwood screens would cost a bit of money. I'm looking for a cheap solution :)
http://www.houseofbamboo.com.au/natureed_cladding.html would look nice...…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
What to do with ugly fence?

Thanks for the ideas!
smartlookingsheds might be the easiest to do but thier max height is 1.8m. I would like that to be more than 2m if I'm going for that…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
What to do with ugly fence?

Hi,
We have an ugly backyard fence.
I have attached few photos covering the whole area (18 long x about 1.5 m high).
We used to have simple bamboo covering all these time.…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

House is valued at 600K. So it is not a great return. However, the median price for this suburb is about 430K. So not many people are going to pay…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Australian House Prices - Are they going to crash?

Isn't this a very old news? way before GFC!

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

Basically, it all comes down to the rental return. For example, if I spend 10K then the modification should increase the rent by $10 per week! Currently rented for $450.00.
Here…

Small reno – is this worth it?
10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

I talked to a renovation guy.
He basically told me to not to touch any external walls and avoid creating big openings to avoid any need for a beam. Otherwise the…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

I really appreciate the time you spent on it. They are excellent ideas.
This house is rented out now. So I want to spend minimum for a maximum impact.
Here is take…

Small reno – is this worth it?
10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

Valid point.
I was thinking about adding a power room for Bed 4 in that left bottom corner. However, I'm not sure if it is going to be worth doing it…

10 years10 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Small reno – is this worth it?

Hi,
I'm hoping to get few expert advice or helpful ideas.
I'm thinking of doing a bit of modification (shown in red) to increase the rent or value of this 40 year…

Small reno – is this worth it?
11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Panelift vs Panelmasta at Allcastle Homes

Yes. Tiler turned up with exact tiles and did decent good job.

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Sydney builders

Any update on this builder?

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
We have gone solar!!!

Because 1.5km was giving the max value for money when we had the rebates.

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Tiles first or cabinets first. What is better?

Personally I would prefer the tiles first for few reasons:
1. Any spiled water won't stick to the floor.
2. You will still have 'complete' flooring if you decided to remove or…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
House building budget

All my concrete (Eg: drive way, retaining wall, fence) work was done by one group. They also arranged for other things such as metal work (gate), deck and so on.…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
We have gone solar!!!

I made the oder with Origin Energy in June but still waiting. They called and said that I need to wait for another 2 months!
They got my business mainly because…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
House building budget

I think it depends on your own council. In our case, our back neighbour blocked the whole fence with brick layers and didn't want to give easement.

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
House building budget

Allcastle’s wardrobes are basic (just a bar to hang cloths) with swinging wooden doors. We wanted a bit more storage (shelves and drawers) setup and a bit fancier mirror sliding…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
House building budget

Flooring-$18, 600 (mix of Floating timber & carpet)
Wardrobe-$6,700
Lightings & extra wireing- $4,900
Blinds-$2,500
I think it took about 5 months to construct from the day they put the slab. Things…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
House building budget

Our council requires massive detention tanks in a back sloping land for a one in 100 years event! I still get angry when I think about it! Keep in mind…

11 years11 yearsdevankdevank posted:
Panelift vs Panelmasta at Allcastle Homes

Nothing tangible happened so far.
One general inspector turned up to ‘see’ the problems. I guess his job was to ‘reduce’ the work required. One of his comment was “I…

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