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12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Do you have to have gutters??

Having no gutters in northern Australia might also be because of the cyclone risk.

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Soft Close Drawers

You can also get soft close cupboard doors too.

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Undisclosed easement when purchasing block of land

Easements aren't as scary as we think, and depending on the block size might have no impact on the build itself. It might impact any plans for a pool though.…

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
House built in wrong spot

The offer went unconditional before they started questioning it, so their motivations are unclear.
We have legal representation waiting in the wings if it comes to it, hopefuly they are just…

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
House built in wrong spot

I hope nothing. But does the council and corpooration actually conduct their own surveys to ensure everything is positioned correctly?

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Undisclosed easement when purchasing block of land

On our property contract, the site plan with easement details were signed off by the purchaser as a matter of disclosure.
Sometimes easements can be relinquished though, but remain on…

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
House built in wrong spot

Hi
We built a house in 2007 in WA, in January we put it on the market where an offer was made and accepted. Now the buyers are wanting a survey…

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
OMG, our valuation!!! Update, good news

Is this valuation for the construction loan? To my knowledge they value it as a 'completed build' at this stage, so the data you should be looking at would be…

12 years12 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
OMG, our valuation!!! Update, good news

A valuation conducted by a licensed valuer is worth the paper it is written on. An 'appraisal' by any Joe Bloe, namely real estate agents, are not.

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Lets decorate on a budget..........Part 1. PHOTOS inc

Congratulations, it looks like fun.
The first thing I'd do is remove the shutters next to the windows. Are the windows themselvs a 'wood' frame or red (can't quite tell?). If…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Sidelights in front door

Yes they were custom made, by memory they were about $400 per window.

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Sidelights in front door

We have similar sidelights in our investment property but we do have shutters on the windows.

We also have a tint on our bifolds where the visibility is hindered by giving…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Council regs for front fences

Thanks everyone, it seems we have to remove a glorious tree if we're going down the brick route, and since we don't want to, it'll be pickets all the way…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Council regs for front fences

We're wanting to replace our front fence. Are there any hoops you must jump through to build one re council. It won;t be a block fence, more pillars with…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Letterbox Numbers Large Metal 3D

Like those zinc letters?
Try icietla.com.au under accessories, it says numbers are available.

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Assistance with reno plans please

To get a shower to fit, you could combine the wc and make one big bathroom? But I don't know what the lesser of two evils is, a separate wc…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Vegie gardens

Hey Annie,
Great aren't they.
We bought ours through a local nursery who sourced them from Tankworks. ( tankworks.com.au) They're made from Colorbond so come in all their coloursplus…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Vegie gardens

We've ordered colorbond tanks like above.

I was surprised how reasonably they were priced, particularly when comparing to the time and labor to install raised sleeper beds. They come in lots…

Vegie gardens
13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Channel Ten - Guerilla Gardeners

I live is the shire that did remove the work these guys did. As I drove past on the day it happened , I said to my husband how I…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
spare parts for vertical blinds

We were about to start...then it started, the rain that is. :roll:
I'll be getting my blog sorted, have been lurking on yours…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
kids funky wall paper

Try eurowalls.com.au, my current favourite though is
mymunchkinhome.com.au for their wall decals.

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
spare parts for vertical blinds

Hey Southies
There is a blind place in Kirrawee that sells spare parts. It's on Flora Street (near the corner of Bath Rd), the name escapes me and although it looks…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

Yay Southies. :D

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Need your recommendations for a Sydney Builder/Project Build

Say whaaaat Southies! Only $5,800? We've been slugged $8,800. :shock:

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
door handles

We had the round handles when our first build (in Perth) was at lock up, it wasn't until near completion that they changed them over to our chosen lever handles.…

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Kirribilli's Tiling around the bath

Aren't they called mitred edges, where they cut the tile edge at 45 degrees?
I think you have to specify it (and it'll cost you too) :D

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Glass walls instead of tiles

I found a picture

Looks gorgeous.

Glass walls instead of tiles
13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Glass walls instead of tiles

I remember seeing coloured glass walls instead of tiles throughout a bathroom. Does anyone have or considered having it?
Having no grout certainly appeals to me.

13 years13 yearsHappyHomeHappyHome posted:
Kitchen Bar Stools

I do like them but agree that the timber legs would clash with your floor. Also the seat looks too top heavy (in that photo at least) and seems to…

Kitchen Bar Stools
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