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18 h18 hdgadga posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

My understanding is that you're legally required to have a switch. But someone with access to the standards might be able to confirm

18 h18 hdgadga posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

Yes they are. But I would think that switches where a person would expect them should be the preferred approach. I have some hue dimmers and taps, but they're a…

1 d1 ddgadga posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

It seems like a strange approach to take.
Rather than use smartbulbs, I would have something like the Fibaro Dimmer 2 (or aeotec dimmer) wired in behind the light switch, for…

8 d8 ddgadga posted:
Quotation Process

Not sure, but I wouldn't expect they would be the best people to approach for a custom build in any event. They're builders for volume, with standard designs with minor…

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8 d8 ddgadga posted:
Quotation Process

Engage an independent draftsperson to design the plans (and make sure you have rights to use the plans), then provide those plans to builders to quote. Depending on the quality/experience…

10 d10 ddgadga posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

1. Anticon blanket would have a higher insulation value than Air-cell glareshield. So the anticon blanket will help with regulating the temperature of your house, while also dampening the noise…

22 d22 ddgadga posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

What class am I from? Is this the 19th century mate?
""the customer is too busy doing other things or it may have slipped their mind. Biggest load of horse manure…

24 d24 ddgadga posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

Got a mouth?
Ask.
Not sure why you expect the customer, who might be doing other things and offering will completely slip their mind, to cater for your lapse.... frankly, your attitude...…

1 month1 monthdgadga posted:
Induction cooktop in island bench - good or bad idea?

Not sure your budget, but have you considered a downdraft rangehood instead?

1 month1 monthdgadga posted:
Floor Plans Feedback

There's also no hand basin in the upstairs toilet, so they would need to use the bathroom anyway afterwards (well, I assume they would), which negates the reason for separating.…

1 month1 monthdgadga posted:
Need advise on Alfresco brick pier - Ambassador 33

You need to check the plans you signed off. Regardless of whether what you told them, if you it's marked on the plans that size and you signed them off,…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Picking between 2 plans

It's hard to compare as the sizes are only on the Vienna. However, I prefer it to the Vienna as the bedrooms (except the Master) are in a separated area…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Clarification of Corrosion Protection 3.5.1.2 Vol 2

There is a note to that table
"In locations where metallic coatings are not a suitable form of corrosion protection, the roof sheeting must be of a type which has been…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Clarification of Corrosion Protection 3.5.1.2 Vol 2

It would appear to allow Colorbond Stainless Steel within the 0-100m distance.

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Construction Loan and Deposit to Builder

The bank will usually require you to contribute your equity first, before they pay.
So you would most likely have to contribute to the next stage payment - if that's…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne

So they've created basically created a circular reference to protect themselves (I assume the Item 12 is in Schedule 1 of your contract, not the standard part of the contract…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne

No, they don't. The clause in the HIA contract specifies that the liquidated damages are payable to the owner by the builder. It isn't a mutual obligation.
Penalties for missing other…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Good anti-con insulation will quiet it down.

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2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
P Class soil and fixed site cost

It's likely the fixed costs were for a H2 slab (based on 2.2) and would have been conditional on it being at least a H2.
We had costs covered up…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Demolition prior to construction approval

We recently knocked down our house, so I can give you a timeline as it applied to us. We scheduled the demo before we got the letter to commence construction,…

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2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
About Fengshui

I don't believe in it myself, but there is an entire section dedicated to it here

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

There were two gates, about 1m and 1.3m wide, was about $2700 IIRC but this was about 5 years ago.
I think it was around 6 weeks from order but could…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Front Door Size

Not sure if you can go wider based on the floorplan, but if you can I would. 1200mm is a perfect size for a front door.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Trim the eaves or get a smaller home

The eaves that need trimming are on the western and eastern sides of the house... for me, I would prefer larger eaves on those sides to provide some shading in…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
KDR in perth

I'm on the other side of the country, I don't think it will be relevant for you.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
KDR in perth

1. It will usually cost you less to organise it yourself than if you do it through the builder. Builder's margin is usually around 20% and they'll apply it to…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
neighbour's camera or motion sensor?

They mean the white stuff between the bricks is poorly applied (nothing to do with the original question).
It is a screamer and strobe for an alarm. Not a camera or…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

We had gates built by Dunn and Farrugia a few years ago at our current place (which is halfway being knocked down). They're great quality.

Building with Wisdom Homes
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4 months4 monthsdgadga posted:
Builder asking driveway approval from council before CDC app

It is strange, but you could just apply for approval yourself. You know where the crossover is going to be, just apply for the maximum width.

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