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2 months2 monthsE563E563 posted:
Austral Leeuwin Bricks

Hi all,
About to commence build #3!
I wanted to use Austral Leeuwin bricks, but was recommended against it as they can look busy.
Unfortunately, the only pictures I can find…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks Michelle - I have decided to go with porcelain tiles. :)

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Which gutter colour?

The pictures you posted are very contemporary elevations with contemporary colours - so I think the contrasting gutter looks good in this situation. On my house, I went all Surfmist…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Bamboo, Tiles or Vinyl

Hi all.
Trying to find out peoples experiences with bamboo and vinyl - my whole house was tiled before - it was good but a bit clinical.
I know all…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle,
We do get quite a variance.
In the summer, we can expect days in excess of 40 degrees.
It is mainly a dry heat but humidity has definitely increased…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle.
I'm in WA - just to give you an idea of the climate.
I am thinking of going bamboo flooring but I am really worried about warping and cupping.. I…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Advice on ducted aircon

Builders do have different rules, but as long as your tradespeople have the required insurances, public liability etc, there should be no reason that they can't be covered by their…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Advice on ducted aircon

Any chance you can just get their installers to do the pre-lay and then get the actual system installed after hand over?
My house is around 27 squares of internal living…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Ha! Yes, that maybe would help. I am more after the technical aspects of why you would go one over the other, however here are some details about the house.…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
No handover yet but appliances have been in for months

Some manufactures will commence warranty from the date of commissioning rather than the date of purchase, so if you explain the situation with them and provide proof that you did…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Hi all,
Just wanting some opinions.
I can't decide if I am going to use clay, concrete or limestone pavers.
I know most of the pros and cons of each, mainly…

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6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Network Confusion.. Need Help!!

Definitely put everything central.
But, when considering your garage as a location, think about heat. If equipment gets too hot, it will shutdown or malfunction.
You are using some decent…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
How detailed should a Building Contract be ?

The HIA contract is generic.
It will refer to certain addenda which will outline your details specifications and prestart selections.
As long as you have a signed copy of all of…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Ventura Build in Baskerville, Swan Valley WA - Updated Plans

Hi All,
It has been a while since i posted, but I have just attached the final plans.
On another update - I purchased my stove yesterday as prices were about…

Ventura Build in Baskerville, Swan Valley WA - Updated Plans
6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Timeframe

I would say at best 6 months if everything goes well.
The first house I built, the slab was down in January, I got had over in June, it as…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Storm Water Disposal

Hi all,
I am currently building out in the Swan Valley on a block that has some clay in it (S class with C2 detail).
I need to think about my…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
1200 Door on hinges

Thanks heaps!

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Changing walls for tiles..

Hi all,
I am planning to use a very large 735x735 tile as my splash back tile.
The problem is, the main wall it will be seen on (behind the…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
1200 Door on hinges

Hi all,
I asked my builder to provide me with a 1200 entry door, which they did and charged me about $800 which was not bad.
Although I noticed it…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Sand Pad - what type of sand?

Hi all,
I am wondering if there is an earthworker on the forum that might be able to shed some light on this, or anyone else who is in the know.
My…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Ventura Homes and Affinity Windows ? opinions pls.

I'm building with Ventura as well.
My last house was built with Impressions and also used Affinity.
I lived in my last house for over 3 years without any issues…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Site works - Can someone please explain?

Did they tell you what footing detail is required?
Like C1, C2, etc.

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Site works - Can someone please explain?

Site works is generally cut/fill and sand pad. Basically the bas works before you get a slab.
Most builders will itemise things like sand pad, cut and fill, hard digging,…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Leda Solar+gas Boosted HWS

Hi All,
As a solar HWS option, my builder is offering a Leda solar+instant gas boosted system.
There is very little information on these on the net as in where they…

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Redink build - has this happened to anyone else?

I used a company called Houspect at my PCI on my first build. I would imagine they would have plumbing people.

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Ventura Build in Baskerville, Swan Valley WA - Updated Plans

Yes, I think the concept of the bin is worth it, not sure about the monetary value, but it is what it is.

6 years6 yearsE563E563 posted:
Ventura Build in Baskerville, Swan Valley WA - Updated Plans

Hi All,
I thought I would contribute to the forum with my build in Baskerville in the Swan Valley WA.
I bought an almost half acre block around this time last…

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