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2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Security screens costs

Would be cheaper to get rid of the cats (or in my case dog)... unfortunately, the other half didn't take kindly to that suggestion.

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Security screens costs

$3,500 for 2x triple stacker doors about 3.01m and 3.03m wide and standard height (this included 20% builders margin)
$1,350 for sliding door 2.19m wide and standard height (direct from Trend,…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Question about piering

Just take a wander past the gates when tradies are onsite, but somewhere they can't see you. Take a quick look at the lock (usually a combination lock), the right…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Post Construction Valuations

Might be best to ask in the Home Finance section of the forum. However, my broker advised me the final valuation was just to determine whether the house built was…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Aussie Broadband 1000/50 for $149 a month - bargain ;)
Thanks, seems to be a fairly popular option at the moment - we think it looks great.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Exterior cladding and front door is surfmist (eaves vivid white). Windows, gutter, fascia and roof are monument.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

We built with Blue Gum with off-white mortar, quite happy with them. There's plenty of variation between blue and brown.
Plenty of photos here

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Home networking future proofing

That's what the manufacturer says, but my Plex server doesn't listen to them.... there are a number of occasions where the bandwidth required exceeds the amount available when using a…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Home networking future proofing

Not really. If you wire most TVs you will get worse performance than if you had a good 5Ghz WiFi network connection. Most models, particularly LG TV's, only have a…

4 months4 monthsdgadga posted:
Home networking future proofing

We went with Cat-6, it's fine for the foreseeable future. We have 1Gbps internet and have no issues reaching that (minus overheads) using the cat-6 points.
90% of our devices don't…

4 months4 monthsdgadga posted:
Converted Shipping Container TV aerial

Anything external orientated towards the local transmitter will work... the steel of the shipping container will be attenuating the signal stopping the signal reaching the internal antenna.

5 months5 monthsdgadga posted:
Wall and Ceiling insulation upgrade

It depends on where you're located, but in general more insulation is better. But there comes a point where the extra performance is marginal, and the costs outweigh the benefits.
We're…

5 months5 monthsdgadga posted:
Alarm panel and intercom

There are wired or wireless alarm panels. It depends on the system you're purchasing, but I would say it would highly likely that they were wired.
And yes, if you're using…

5 months5 monthsdgadga posted:
KDR complications

Subdivision is a much more complicated process than just a straight knock down rebuild though.
For our knock down rebuild (Wollongong Council) we did separate applications. The first was for approval…

6 months6 monthsdgadga posted:
Building with Metricon

They're brilliant... not cheap, but work brilliantly.

6 months6 monthsdgadga posted:
Building with Metricon

I asked when I did our electrical plan (different builder, electrical company was PN Rogers) if they left the neutrals at the switch. I was told yes. I had fibaro…

7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
Austral Wilderness Grey Gum

Thanks. Yes, we like the way the bricks are blue, but with the brown base there's a lot of variation to them. Especially when the light hits it.
I just wanted…

7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
50k to home builders plan

The grant doesn't exist, it's a proposal from the Property Council to the Government. The Government has not announced any such grant.

7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
Austral Wilderness Grey Gum

Yes, there is variation in the colour, usually between the blue and brown.
Best to just take a look here and you can see a number of different pictures.

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7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
House plan Feedback Please - Option 1 or 2?!?

Yeah, we sound proofed ours as well - but it's also at the other end of the house to the other living area. It'll be the pocket doors that are…

7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
House plan Feedback Please - Option 1 or 2?!?

The one thing that never makes sense to me on a lot of plans is having a media room right next to another living room. Do you ever expect these…

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7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
Austral Wilderness Grey Gum

We just finished a build with blue gum, we're quite happy with them.

7 months7 monthsdgadga posted:
Exorbitant Site Costs - Power line surcharge & Crane hire

We had those items included in our contract, they were noted as provision sums
Overhead line protection, $1,850
Traffic management, $5,000
As they did not end up being required (traffic management was only…

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Current pandemic with an almost completed house.

Oh I read the post... but since there is no detail provided in the question there's no answer to be provided.

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Current pandemic with an almost completed house.

What do you mean? It's pretty much business as usual in the construction industry, so unless something radically changes (which it would appear unlikely given the current trends) it should…

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
start up costs for solar

I've had quotes ranging from $4,999 to $10,500
It depends on many things but the biggest cost disparity is usually because of panel quality, inverter quality,

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Given strange advice. Am I being manipulated?

You never get a truly accurate reflection of the actual discussion on an internet forum. You're only getting one side of the story.
What motivation would a person have for telling…

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Given strange advice. Am I being manipulated?

I don't think it's bad advice, some of it is sensible, some of it is overkill - but not exactly mean spirited or misleading.
Moving to an island? Not know the…

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Given strange advice. Am I being manipulated?

They're just providing advice... whether it's helpful or not who knows.
Why would you think they were manipulating you? Why would that benefit them in any way?

8 months8 monthsdgadga posted:
Decking feedback

My preference would be for the completely flat deck.
It's hard to tell from the images, but it looks like the step on the stepped deck is too large to comfortably…

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