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9 d9 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

That towel rail issue should’ve been picked up on the floor plans, how’s it shown on the plan, or better - where’s it shown on the plan? If that’s on…

9 d9 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Is there a maximum pendant light weight?

The electrician will attach them to the timber rafter, non issue.

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9 d9 dgillybeangillybean posted:
NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

That looks mint 😍

17 d17 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Split Timber post on alfresco

Why TF they used bolts that long who knows, morons.
Anyway the post should be fine. If they haven’t already put a couple of 4inch nails in to stop…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Custom KDR Canberra

Layout looks awesome, I’ll have a closer look later but can’t see too much wrong with it atm.
Edit - Wrt fireplace I’d put it either on a 90 degree angle…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
How much space needed for back entry from garage?

3.5m would be way big enough.

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Where to put pool and entertainment area??

I’d put them there for sure.

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Owner build VS Established builder

Those savings are more based on knowing all the trades so you get mates rates. Also easier organising. The other side to that is getting them to site as they…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Porter Davis

Hey glad you resolved it but wow that’s a fair chunk of money to lose. Good luck moving forward 👍🏻

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Building new home

$80,000 display home, is it a caravan? 😁

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Porter Davis homes

So even if they had plugs on them, you’d still have to test each one to find out where in the house it’s located, yes?
We had a similar issue 12yrs…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Incorporate granny flat into new house

So you’ll need a kitchen, lounge, bedroom & ensuite as a minimum, and seperate access (especially if renting to strangers). Dining can be done at island bench.
As a minimum…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Cost of landscaping

The reason they ask for your budget is so they don’t come out, measure up, gather info, prepare a quote, and then you tell them you can’t afford it.

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

That actually looks pretty cool, and the cladding on the top right works too. Speak to the builder and see what he reckons, how it could be attached to look…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

It’s the same as the facade you originally posted, hopefully the matrix cladding won’t look like it’s tacked on if you go ahead.
How come the windows ended up opposite,…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Kitchen layout

Delete the skinny pantry and extend the desk area into it (that’s how it’s shown on the main floor plan anyway).

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2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I have a mate that built just around the corner and he did his place in Lemon Spotted Gum, it looks great but if he’d gone the Mountain Spotted Gum…

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2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Void and/or increased ceiling heights

Where are you building this house, if it’s in a cooler climate you’ll obviously lose lots of heat up into these voids during the cold months?
I’ve always found that whilst…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Karndean Korlock installation in Ballarat “Australian Ghost Gum”.

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2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Decking new Alfresco

What’s your internal surface going to be that adjoins the alfresco?

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Metricon Liberty 38/42

What are you talking about?

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Hey not wanting to bring the mood down but you mentioned you were able to walk in as door hadn’t been locked. Maybe just be extra vigilant this weekend, tradies…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Building with Metricon

Remember also, doing it after handover means coming up with the cash for it..... if M do it, you can include it in the mortgage.
Which gives the added bonus of…

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2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Building with Metricon

So I assume you know what they are charging you for the variations, they just haven’t been noted in the contract???
Metricon (and most (all) of the volume builders) will charge…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Porter Davis

A contract is a legally binding document and not something you sign because of pressure and/or excitement.
Maybe (obviously) the homework should’ve been done before the signing.
Anyway better to…

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Study in master bedroom

I think they are including their WIR & ensuite in that measurement, if not then I fully concur with you.

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