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How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

OK … so maybe think about how you'd use the space, and if there was extra space how would you use it?
For example if you put extra room into the…

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How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

What's the reason for making that area bigger, particularly if the sinks aren't moved?
More storage?

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Skylight Housw

Can you please elaborate on what you mean?
Is Skylight the name of a builder?
Google didn't tell me that "Skylight Home" is a regular term for a particular type of construction…

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Need help! Interim Occupancy Certificate in Ryde council are

We didn't have to, that was about 3 years ago.
The council isn't too nasty/difficult to get in touch with over fairly cut-and-dried questions like this, in my experience.

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Is seven hills a good area to move?

I don't know any of those areas, but if all else were equal I'd probably be preferring Seven Hills because it's on the railway line before Blacktown & I'm pretty…

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New build Brisbane 2018

If I may make a couple of comments on things wot I noticed:
I can't see which way it faces, so can't comment on your use of sunlight/shade for heating/cooling/etc (it…

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Builders

I think you will be missing most of your potential respondents by having a thread title that doesn't mean anything; maybe try changing it to "DC Builders experiences", or create…

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How much space needed for back entry from garage?

Can you please clarify the question?
When you say how much space, which measurement do you mean?
What is your proposed 3.5 metres from & to?
Is your question relating to…

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Show us your facade...

I'm going to paste in our façade ... but add that it's effectively a "non façade".

Basically, because we're living here "forever", the future maintenance of lot of any wood…

Show us your facade...
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Owner build VS Established builder

I'd be very surprised if owner/builder doesn't result in the project taking twice as long to be at the stage you can move in (and maybe 5x as long until…

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Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

If the lounges aren't Jasper by King Living (as per https://www.kingliving.com.au/furniture ... asper#shop), they're a very good copy ... :)

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Incorporate granny flat into new house

Just a thought ... and it depends on finances & the size/shape of the land ... but if you're having strangers in the granny flat for a few years initially…

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Cost of landscaping

Oh, believe me, we're complete amateurs! I think my better-half watched a few YouTube videos for the retaining walls, how to mix the quick-set cement, what needs to be done…

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Cost of landscaping

I hope this may be of some assistance ... attached are some photos which cover the majority of the landscaping we did.
I've also attached a photo from the front of…

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Wardrobe Doors - help!

For each bedroom wardrobe, we specifically only asked for one mirrored door - the one which (when closed) you could most-likely stand in front of (ie. pointless putting a mirrored…

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Quality of Package Homes

The only thing I'd disagree with kirashogun about is the use of only cheap materials by the volume builders. I think it's by "production line" design/build that they save…

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Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

The stupid thing in all of this is the fact that if the builder (well in my experience the cause was individual tradespeople - for whom the builder has to…

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Provincial Homes

I think I can at least partially answer this, without any Provincial Homes knowledge at all; yes they can fix it, they can fix anything at any time, but the…

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The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Aye, my comment was with respect to that specific post I quoted, not necessarily the thread-opener.
On the one hand, I agree that from a basic level the stifling of creativity…

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The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Remember that the USA has a much wider range of everything than in Australia ... in the same way that accents vary much more markedly across the USA than Australia…

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Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

I think the reason so many people are having problems with the NBN is because it is housed entirely inside the west-facing wall of our garage.
I know this because there…

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Should of brought established lol

Same-same but different for us.
We bought the worst house in the ... well not best street, but a nice quiet street at least, and even though there's a business-park a…

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Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M

This will give you an order-of-magnitude idea, because we're in Sydney and this was quoted 4 years ago now, and also because it's from 2.45m to 2.6m.
But for upstairs…

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Square set ceilings

Ah, you too! :D
It could be a quality-of-workmanship thing, my German father in law had never seen "cornice" until he came here, and only found…

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Square set ceilings

That's correct. The only place we still have cornice is in the alfresco, no alternative was offered there 'cos the cornice bridges the gap between the gyprock & the…

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YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE

Well ... to give an example, as an inspector would you think to pull the gyprock & check whether the insulation had been installed in the garage wall?
I was walking…

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YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE

From our experience of building while we lived in a house 4 doors up from the site, there's absolutely no way I'd get something built while overseas. Not unless…

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Square set ceilings

Here are a couple of photos that might or might not be of interest ... because we had our whole house square set.
My wife in particular likes the look, and…

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List of Things You Can't Do Later

Show her the pic above, the garage floor IS effectively an upgrade to the kitchen! :D

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List of Things You Can't Do Later

Sorry I can't find how to edit the above ... dunno how this forum's links work ... let me try again:

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