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gillybean

Alfredton VIC
Joined 23 February 2018
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2 d2 dgillybeangillybean posted:
5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

People plucking figures out their arses, the OP hasn’t said how large the block is, whether the slope is L to R or back to front or a combination.

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2 d2 dgillybeangillybean posted:
5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

Way too many variables to provide an estimate. Where we are there’s a builder that has a number of plans for sloping sites, so that would be my advice, work…

2 d2 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Cooling (2 level evap and/or split system decision)

I’m assuming you’re building an upside down house going by your last line? :)
We’re about to commence construction on a reverse living design that’s taken a…

9 d9 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

These days they usually install them flat with the frames removed. Brackets are attached to the roof and the panels sit on top. Slightly more expensive but so worth it.…

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19 d19 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Changing the location of driveway in a new estate

Can’t see how anything will change. Going by that last photo, if you kept it that way, your driveway would be right beside the driveway of the block to the…

21 d21 dgillybeangillybean posted:
BCA clarification on step down v flight of stairs

I’ll assume you’re stepping UP into the storage and UP into house, not down as you said????
Why don’t you have the storage the same floor level as the garage and…

21 d21 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Changing the location of driveway in a new estate

Didn’t you say you’re just flipping a design you like, as long as you don’t build closer than the 1.5m setbacks you said about then it should be fine?

21 d21 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Brand new home or old one

I’ll grab my crystal ball and let you know the outcome as soon as possible............
😗😗😗

24 d24 dgillybeangillybean posted:
wall basin mixer or regular basin mixer?

Not tall, just “normal” height!
I’ve never thought about it actually, the vanity top, bowls, taps, mirror position are all ideal to us and I’d suspect 95%+ of the adult population.…

24 d24 dgillybeangillybean posted:
wall basin mixer or regular basin mixer?

I’d have them coming out of the wall for sure but that’s what we’ve currently got so some here will think I’m biased.
We also have above bench bowls, look…

wall basin mixer or regular basin mixer?
24 d24 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

If the neighbours house is double storey then it’s going to block the sun anyway isn’t it?
Have you actually worked out the path of the sun for every season taking…

28 d28 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Having down-pipe issue with builder

The problem with the idea of allowing the water to flush back onto the lower tiles is the fact that the other down pipes have probably been calculated for their…

28 d28 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

My personal opinion is that there’s way too much emphasis put on bedrooms having lots of natural light. Every lifestyle show on tv it seems has people going into bedrooms…

28 d28 dgillybeangillybean posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

For a bedroom window, on the upper floor, it looks ideal to me. I’d be leaving it as is, which, by the sounds of things, is how it should be…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Is concrete slab needed for future decking

How are you going to build the deck - with bearers and joists or joists layed on concrete slab?
If bearers and joists then obviously no point extending slab. If on…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Fencing dispute.

If the quotes were organised 3 months ago and the fence is due to start next week, wouldn’t they already have signed the permission form anyway? You’d normally agree between…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Fencing dispute.

Only do this if you’re happy to not be reimbursed, because the chances of reimbursement will be extremely low.

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Building contract with Metricon

The problem with Metricon is they give away “free” stuff in promotions and worse is that people actually believe they’re getting “free” stuff (you only have to look at this…

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1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Need advice re Facade.

I’d square off the arch and lower the front door so the front doors height matches the top of the windows.
The small window I’d delete and have a shrub/tree…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
error post please disregard

Muppet posting

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Need ur thoughts

Put a lounge suite in there preferably facing where the tv is.

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
uPVC or Solar - a 10K dilemma!

Why wouldn’t you install solar from day 1 and enjoy the savings straight away along with even more energy saving and comfort with the DG windows?
Don’t get sucked into batteries,…

1 month1 monthgillybeangillybean posted:
Freebies and Upgrades

Wow, the power of advertising, the power of the two words “Free Upgrade”, as long as you think it’s free then it must be free. 😂

2 months2 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Smart home light switches - zigbee?

I’ve got Alexa, via voice I can control 20 odd Hue bulbs individually or in groups and also 6 seperate Sonos music zones. You don’t usually have smart light switches…

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