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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Wiring for smart switches/sockets

what technology smart switches are you planning - wifi, z-wave, zigbee ? This weekend I am having some z-wave devices installed.

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Bathroom and Laundry Extraction Fans - suggestions

Yes the Bunnings types. Of course your choice would also be driven by $ of other fittings/finishes. The non-silent ones actually help to douse the other bathroom sounds and that…

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Bathroom and Laundry Extraction Fans - suggestions

The ARLEC, HPM, DETA are good enough. Keep it simple..so no shared motor etc.

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Plz check if Cat 7 is approved for telecom use

16 d16 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Termite Management Notice

Check inside the electric meter box...

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17 d17 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Cat6 is good enough for the needs mentioned above. Anything higher should only be considered if you plan to run ethernet over 100 ft and also anticipate alien…

19 d19 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
What size double storey will fit my land?

Have a read of the DCP at
It will provide the minimum setbacks required.

19 d19 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
What size double storey will fit my land?

One more avenue of figuring out the size is to approach 3-4 builders building in the area. Display homes have "consultants" who will be able to provide an initial "siting"…

26 d26 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Type of build for Investment

wide is better
what type of rental customers you expect to get (depending upon the area)? - if good school district, family oriented locality then living spaces + 3 bed should…

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1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building on a sloping block

From a long term perspective to maintain the value of your house - level the entire backyard as per Alfresco. This will mean one-time costs for excavation, removal, water drainage,…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Door handle height

At that height, it gives a look of a service door (hotel kitchens). Two handles would add symmetry but with an industrial look..not my choice.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Application for delayed settlement

Extension in settlement date is rarely granted where there are a large number of lots being settled. They will charge interest on every single day delay. I am in Bardia…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Alfresco and backyard not on same level - Advice Required

Depends on how you plan to use the Alfresco...Some options for the side
1) Put a balustrade
2) The proposed decking into the backyard to be extended (L shape) to cover the…

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Alfresco and backyard not on same level - Advice Required

In my opinion..
This is one of those things that builders do not disclose/warn to the layman.
Adding soil is not recommended as (1) you will end up covering (going above)…

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
House and land packages best suburb Sydney

Marsden Park.
Valuations are falling - so go in for house+land ready available package. The builders are desperate to get those sold...so if you bargain hard..you will get good deal.

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Door Issue

annoying it is

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
baffled

Do your research in advance and decide upon some basic scheme/choices.
(e.g) say for bathroom floor tiles - you decide that you want brown and not white. So when you actually…

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

There are some aspects where council can take action (either sue motto or on a complaint from friendly neighbor) - color of house/fence, type/height of fence, outdoor lighting, garden upkeep…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Slope before or after the build?

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Plantation ready built ??

I would say over 95% of recent/new houses (construction cost) under $500k will be waffle slab.

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
After handover

Basically I meant get landscaping & fencing done together. Particularly between Fencing and Paving - get fencing done first as it requires soil to be dug up. Once fencing is…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
After handover

Paving - Fencing (fence to keep property safe and paving to avoid dirt coming into the house)
Paint
Tiles, Planks
Downlight
Paint touchup
Blinds (have a lead time, so you will want to order…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Plantation ready built ??

I know what you man but I do not know if what that is called (if there is a such a standard document). Ask the builder to provide details, specification…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

SCU (Sydney Credit Union)
Prospective buyers in New Breeze/Parkside need to bargain aggressively and get a great deal..

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Recent valuation for Lot that settled in Dec 2018 : Purchase Price 488k and the valuation 430k :(

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Plantation ready built ??

contact the likes of houspect.com.au and check what they offer.
I would recommend having a professional inspection done as that will identify any issues that require work under warranty. Even…

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