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The Ponds
Joined 14 March 2009
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9 years9 yearsFredFred posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Hello...
Nice guide....Very helpfull, and today very confusing lol
It's very hard to find some Certified Organic Soil in Sydney.
I just rang Australian Native Landscapes and surprisingly was almost told off... that…

9 years9 yearsFredFred posted:
Levelling work in Sydney North-West (The Ponds area)

Hi,
It's time for us to start the landscaping, and I'm looking for a company to level my land.
I have an easy access (vacant land next to ours).
If anybody knows someone…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

It's been a while since I've posted here, so I'm gonna give a few updates on our "Wisdom Homes" house built:
Positive things:
- Bricking finished (looking good)
- Roof started, I would…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Double storey VS Single Storey house

Hi,
The stairs shouldn't be an issue as your body will get used to it very quickly...
My grandma who is 85 years old, lives in a building in Paris, 5th…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Double glazing - VERY important?

Double glazing works well also to keep your house cool in summer...lots of energy saved on the long run!
So I'd say Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Tassie, Perth or Sydney..go for double…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Double glazing - VERY important?

The windows are the first things we've upgraded.
I arrived in Australia about 7 years ago, and I found the windows on Aussie houses of such a bad quality, I just…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

Hi Stonecutter,
Just read about the break-in... Not good, but those kids must be easy to catch.
If you have an iphone, there are some interesting apps that would be very helpful...…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Andy_Min- Frame Delivered

Would be good for a wood fire barbecue ... I only do wood fire barbecues... The taste ::hyst::
But I don't want your trees on my…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Andy_Min- Frame Delivered

Getting closer Andy_Min..... :: ::
I was just wondering, you didn't have any problem with the council to get rid of…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

The police won't move a finger for 3 plants... That's why those *%$# keep stealing, they know that this is not a crime important enough for those busy police officers...
A…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Loose Noggins

I hope they can fix that for you.
If you don't notice those mistakes, they actually don't do anything about it... :n:
I wasn't going to book…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Hi,
The frame is all up and it's looking good. (pics on the blog)
I rang V our SS (I learnt that F wasn't our SS but V was...) to inquire about…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
The Ponds featured last night in ACA

PRIORITY NUMBERING SYSTEM!!!
They have a new system from today ! :: :: ::
http://www.theponds.com.au/downloads/file/News/ThePondsPriorityNumberingSystem.pdf

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
The Ponds featured last night in ACA

Last year in February 2009...
I remember when I went to The Ponds to get the plans for the land released on the Saturday. That was a Wednesday, and the lady…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

I went back to the house this afternoon to take some measurements.
I confirm that the bottom plates of the frame overhang the concrete slab by 2cm to 3cm at the…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Yes Cielly and Andy_min, they have started :D !
This is a nice feeling...
I have a few little concerns about the frame being a few…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Timber frame has been delivered... no rain please :-)

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Waiting for the frame...
That's all! ::lol::

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Anyone had problems with land valuations because of bonuses?

Hi MNH,
Yes, we had the same problem at The Ponds and our land was valued $10,000 less because of a $5,000 Voucher card and a $5,000 landscape rebate given at…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

Hello neighbours!
We're in The Ponds too....bought the land last year...without camping (we were lucky on that one).
The construction has just started!
Cya

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Thanks for the comments guys...
Pebbles, congrats on getting your slab too! :)
Nothing really exciting (it is actually for me!), but for those who are interested…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

The concrete was poured this morning... and we have a nice slab!
Pictures on the blog... ::celeb::

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
not another Wisdom Impression 38MkII -- our aquarium :P

Cielly,
Beautiful house!!! Great aquarium....awsome
To Nav, I've used www.frameworksframing.com.au just (for picture frames, for work)... They might be able to help you, they are in the…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

:z:
A start.....
A phone call from Frank last Wednesday to tell us that we were next and things should start moving on Monday, and he…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Yeap...thanks everyone...
Still nothing....
No explanation, no commencement date... We had to take a day off last wednesday and go to their head office to fix things and withdraw some upgrades (we…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Hi Stonecutter, Cielly, Sanderling,
Sorry I haven't replied earlier, but knowing that they wouldn't do anything until the Christmas break is finished (well I know now that it finishes end of…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Thanks Principessa... :)
We signed the contract the 5/09/2009.
We got the DA approval the 11/11/2009.
We got the Construction Certificate the 7/12/2009.
We were told that nothing would…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
WISDOM ASPIRATION 35. Wet Update

Hi everybody :)
It's time for me to contribute to this forum.
First of all: THANK YOU everybody! ::
You have been such…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Anyone building in early 2010???

Hi everyone
We're building with Wisdom (Aspiration 35) in The Ponds (Sydney), and we'll start a thread on this forum (+blog) as soon as we have DA approval (certainly next week)...
I…

10 years10 yearsFredFred posted:
Is this acceptable?! Damage by bob cat

Hi Jw
NOT acceptable at all!!!
The house you're building is under the builder's responsabilty until handover...
You're buying a new house, EVERYTHING must be new and undamaged.
If you notice anything damaged…

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