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3 d3 ddgadga posted:
Building with Metricon

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

4 d4 ddgadga 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…

15 d15 ddgadga 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…

15 d15 ddgadga 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.

16 d16 ddgadga 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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16 d16 ddgadga 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…

16 d16 ddgadga 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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16 d16 ddgadga posted:
Austral Wilderness Grey Gum

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

1 month1 monthdgadga 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…

2 months2 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.

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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,

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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?

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Dropped Ceiling For Electrical Upgrade

Living under a concrete slab, where an inconsiderate person above put down wooden flooring, I would strongly disagree.
Yes, there are downlights in there.

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
NO HANDLE KITCHEN CABINETS/DRAWER

Probably, but since we have no idea what builder you've chosen's inclusions are, it's impossible for us to tell.

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Dropped Ceiling For Electrical Upgrade

Dropped ceiling would be preferrable. I'm currently in a 1970's unit with the old popcorn ceilings. It's had a dropped ceiling put in they're about 85mm from the old ceiling.
Depending…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

I don't know if it was 2K that was just an example... I didn't have the cost schedule handy, but remembered the other figures because I only received the final…

2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

We had a H1 soil classification and class P site (it was a knock down rebuild, which is always a P as they can't really do a full inspection).
Our site…

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2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Build progress during COVID

We're at the tail end of our build, and everything is going as expected.
But given how fast everything is moving at the moment, anyone's experience to date is not worth…

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3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Just starting to build with MJH

Because they're building their home.
Why did you feel the need to comment in such a manner?

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

Not sure why you would get a DA/CDC and then go back through the process again. You only get a DA when you know what you need to get approved,…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Knockdown - What to do with existing materials and parts?

Really, who cares? I was demolishing the house anyway. If someone wanted to take something good luck to them, it didn't matter to us.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
"Volume Project Builders" Do they exist?

To work out the floor space you don't just square 25. A square is about 9.3 square metres.
A 25 square home would be a little over 230 square metres.
For…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
"Volume Project Builders" Do they exist?

You're talking about the Metricons, Wisdon, Allworth, Masterton etc.

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Knockdown - What to do with existing materials and parts?

In our knockdown, the only things that were worth saving was the kitchen which was a couple of years old, the built ins and the new front door.
We moved out…

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3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Rust - help pls!

You haven't told anyone how bad the rust is. Is it surface rust, has it started to do some more damage, or has it clearly become structural?
Some photos might help…

3 months3 monthsdgadga posted:
Roller Blind Gaps

Option 3 - Buy a new roller blind.

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