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Duminda

Joined 15 April 2008
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10 years10 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
We decided to purchase our first HT, where to start ?

Here's what I've got/ getting for my HT (3.6m x 5.2m dedicated room)
Projector - EPSON…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Steel frame vs timber

No ... even the framing of the upstair floor is timber (actually a combination of timber and steel). We didn't go with JGK because of steel frame, so it wasn't…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
WBA's House.. Clothesline installed.. new pics 2/8

That's brilliant ... ours took 6 months :shock:

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Home Theatre Speakers

Thanks :)

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Home Theatre Speakers

Ok, I've decided to go with free-standing speakers for the home theatre.
Now I need some help with the placement of these ... particularly height. This is my current plan ...
Front…

Home Theatre Speakers
11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Home Theatre Speakers

Thanks for the replies ... and I do appreciate the honesty.
The speakers I'm talking about are advertised online at $325 per pair, but I can get them for $80/ pair…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Home Theatre Speakers

Hi All,
DW has managed to get a good deal on flush mount (i.e. in wall/ in ceiling) speakers (8" 100W speakers for $40 each) for my distributed audio system, so…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
WBA's House.. Clothesline installed.. new pics 2/8

Hi Andy,
Welcome to the JGK Club :)
My biggest gripe with your plan is the layout of the theatre room. Although it may be acceptable…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
TDLS's TDL got a whole lot bigger.......

... for the contribution, advice, explanations, comments ... and of course, the humour
:: :: ::

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
This is awesome..going to install this stuff this weekend...

Thanks, I'm clueless about linux, so I'll probably stick to a windows package then.

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
This is awesome..going to install this stuff this weekend...

Thanks for the link smeags.
I'm looking at installing a software based home automation system such as Homeseer or M-Control ... this looks like another choice (and a virtually free one…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

Site Classification: P Class (due to controlled fill)
Final Footing Design: Waffle Pod Slab, S Class
House Size: 35sqr
Location: Melbourne Bayside
Wall Construction: Double Storey, Brick Veneer Ground Floor, Weatherboard First Floor, Concrete…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Planning programs

Try Google Sketchup ... it's the best I've come across so far
http://sketchup.google.com

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Hole in the Pod - Should I be Worried?

Thanks for the advice everyone,
Mike's probably right ... some pods have been vandalised (while in storage) and looks like the concreter has used one of those damaged pods.
I also thought…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Hole in the Pod - Should I be Worried?

While checking the concrete slab framework today, we noticed that one of the polystyrene pods has 2 holes in the centre.

Is this something we should be worried about?
Should we…

Hole in the Pod - Should I be Worried?
11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
private builders and their margin/costs

Thanks for that tip Michael ... Here's the link if anyone wants to download the guide
http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/resources/documents/Standards__Tolerances.pdf

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Extra Laminex Cost

We also requested licorice linea to run horizontal, but we didn't have to pay anything extra ... I'd push for a free 'upgrade'

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Start date delay - input please!

Ours is an MBAV contract, and it says that builder shall do 'everything possible' to start within 14 days of receiving the last approval required (usually the building permit) ...…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Can someone please explain the starting process for building

Hi Vegemite
Not sure what the number is, but the rise & fall clause basically says that the builder can increase/ decrease the price by up to a certain percentage (15%…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Concrete slab - anything we can check/ do at base stage?

Hi paddy (and everyone else),
Thanks for the advice.
Once the concreter put the slab framework in place I'll go there and check the dimensions and plumbing with the plans. DW knows…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Future Home Theater Room. Please Help!!!

An IR repeater would be handy if you are going to have a projector above or behind the seating position(s)
All the best with the ankle BTW :)

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Land sales contract, should we take solicitors advice?

The last 2 clauses were in our land contract as well, so probably they are common ... but it's a good idea to do as Smeags suggested, just to cover…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Acoustic Treatments..thoughts?

Thanks, mine is 5.2mx3.8m, so the cost would probably be the same ... not bad, especially if it helps me to get rid of the curtains

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Acoustic Treatments..thoughts?

Is this 2K per tile or 2K per room?
Also is it possible to install them DIY?

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Concrete slab - anything we can check/ do at base stage?

Recently there was a thread about a member having problems with tiling because of unevenness of the concrete slab.
Our bulder is planing to pour the slab next week ... is…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Bricks more expensive than windows?

RULE NO 2: there are exceptions to rule no 1 (especially if you negotiate hard before the contract)
We increased the size of one window from 900x1800 to 1200x1800…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Lights that sense your there .... spooky!!!

I want to put them in garage, WIR, all bathrooms & toilets, laundry, hallway, stairs and the porch ... trouble is I didn't consider them before signing the contract, so…

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Security Locks on Windows

Wouldn't hurt to get a couple of quotes before going with the builder's offer. :)

11 years11 yearsDumindaDuminda posted:
Security Locks on Windows

My builder quoted $16 per lock installed. Another builder I've considered previously quoted only $5 per lock installed, and some others had them as standard.

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Hi Everyone,
This is my first post, but I've been using the forum for about 6 months ... so I'll start with a big 'thank you' to everyone who has contributed.…

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