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fmach1

melbourne, northern suburbs
Joined 1 September 2006
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12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Should I raise ceiling height & go with evaporative cool

I do agree that higher ceilings help a lot, but they cause the same problem in winter, that they fix in summer. It takes alot longer to heat the rooms.…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Concerns on foundation during drought

Having a hard time finding information. I'm concerned that this drought will start causing me grief with the foundations on my house and my familys. I'm on stumps, but my…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Should I raise ceiling height & go with evaporative cool

I've been looking at evaporative vs refrigerated. The 2 biggest cons on evaporative is that it increases the humidity due to its use of water. Also, it can only reduce…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Should I raise ceiling height & go with evaporative cool

I've been looking at evaporative vs refrigerated. The 2 biggest cons on evaporative is that it increases the humidity due to its use of water. Also, it can only reduce…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
ROOF TILES

I've heard that concrete tiles are more prone to moss than teracotta, due to they're pourous finish. Not sure how true this is, can anyone confirm/contest this opinion.

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
pergola/deck addtion?

It's hard to comment without seeing the backyard itself. My honest opinion is save your money unless you can get it done cheap. Focus more on things that won't ruin…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Retractable vs. canopy rangehoods

I love the retractables due to the space saving, and cupboard availability. But I hat having moving parts on everyday 'appliances'. We lived in a modern townhouse for a year,…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Porter Davis or Meletis homes

We've changed our minds on the fixed house and land. We love the house, which is about 27 inc garage, but it leaves little back yard. This is a house…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
poh in da house

hey poh, whenever you make an offer, make it pending to finance and a building inspection. Unless ofcourse your able to buy the house cash.
That way, if the builders report…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Porter Davis or Meletis homes

They say the value of the house on our land, which they refuse to do, would be around $250,000. The house and land package is exclusive to that estate. The…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Porter Davis or Meletis homes

Have you guys had any experiences with either of these builders.
We have narrowed the houses we like down to one of each.
PD Dakota 27, which would be a basic…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Saving on your mortgage

http://www.stgeorge.com.au/calculators/ ... p?orc=home
Try this link. There's at least a dozen calculators to play with.
I tend to use the extra reapyments calculator now and then. Enter your…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Archicentre

I went through archicentre due to a friends recommendation. Make sure you ask for someone with years of experience, and you should be ok. Great service plus they give you…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Demolishing permit + building permit

I'm looking at demolishing and building in the near future. Has anybody gone through this under the Whittlesea Council? How long did the permit process take? Do you need to…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Stumps or slab???

What are the pros and cons of either with todays technology. I'm planning on building on a level block, after demolishing a 30+ year old home. This house is on…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Hi from northern Melbourne

My names David and I'm looking at demolishing my existing house, and building a new one. Possibly with PD. I'm in no rush as I would like to settle a…

12 years12 yearsfmach1fmach1 posted:
Which builder?

riss1981 the only warning I can give you, does not concern builders. Both my brother and a close friend each built in one of Melbournes northern estates. Each had major…

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