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gillybean

Alfredton VIC
Joined 23 February 2018
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6 months6 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

I have been giving quotes and receiving them from subcontractors and suppliers for 50 years and I cannot imagine why ordinary person
just wanting to build a home would want a…

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6 months6 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Floor Plans Feedback

Is there a reason why the pantry and kitchen wall dont line up?, I’d pushing the kitchen wall out in line with the pantry, and making kitchen area bigger, little…

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7 months7 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks - but what would Just a Carpenter know?(private joke!).
Still a bit to go and some interruption to proceedings from the bushfires which have been taking some of my time…

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7 months7 monthsdreamaussiedreamaussie posted:
Builder mistake

gillybean, thanks for ur kind reply. i informed to change the door opening in other direction as keep the hinge other side so…

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8 months8 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
LED floodlight - which would be better quality?

gillybean, I have just noticed in an amazon.com.au mail out that these are now available in Australia. Not cheap though at $270, so…

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8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oh dear, where does the time go?
Meanwhile, the building continues, albeit at a slower pace than I would like.
The Cemintel cladding has been finished except for the sealing of…

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9 months9 monthsDYS2DYS2 posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

That's just a statistical make believe. The majority of Australian homes would still have ducting in the roof cavity, particularly older homes. External ducting is a relatively new trend in…

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9 months9 monthsbestspecialsbestspecials posted:
Walk in Robe size - Opinions please

We love having the entry to the ensuite via the walk in robe. It means that you can close the door to the WIR and have a shower and…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So now the roof is on, the big scaffold can be removed and the impressive size and height of the roof is revealed. Wow!

Still some bracing to remove, hopefully…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

BTW, I am the Constuction Project Manager, Owner Builder, Quantity Surveyor, builder and labourer (with experienced friends), payer and resident. And I am fussy, committed and crazy enough to…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

SBG - not quite sure what your points are here. The renderings with associated documents submitted are part of the NATHERS assessment (done by an energy rating consultancy) and…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

StructuralBIMGuy. Thanks for your comments. I will respond as best I can.
1. My designer, after 20 years in the business a seems to be well aware of…

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10 months10 monthsJcksonJckson posted:
Feng what

Hi, i`m looked for feng shui at home too, so I fing a litlle bit information about it
In feng shui, these things are best avoided:
1. Blocked doors.
As previously mentioned,…

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10 months10 monthskkskks posted:
200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

Oh Gawd, they're all going mad on here!

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11 months11 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

gillybean Thanks! And so true, wish more home builders knew about it.
I’m now keen to see how it functions in summer to…

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11 months11 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Electrical Appointment Tips

Re the power points, go crazy!. My builder only charged $50 for a double, and I put in heaps...but now still finding places where I would have liked one.

Re…

Electrical Appointment Tips
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11 months11 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
LED floodlight - which would be better quality?

Hey gillybean, this will be here eventually...

LED floodlight - which would be better quality?
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11 months11 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wiring for smart switches/sockets

I agree with gillybean. We don’t have neutral wires and smart switches, but we do have smart lights, sensors (security, motion, light level…

Wiring for smart switches/sockets
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1 year1 yearMichelleMichelle posted:
Hybrid Flooring vs Luxury Vinyl Plank

I sell it every day....I'm a top seller, my customers are not telling me this. Now google other vinyls and see what is said.

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1 year1 yearTysonandkaylieTysonandkaylie posted:
Alfresco Decking min step down requirments

Awesome I wasn’t sure how small you can get joists so that’s sweet thanks

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