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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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7 d7 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ducted aircon

Single Storey - you can think of 'doing outside'
Double Storey - check with the outside vendor about ducting requirements

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ask when viewing a house

Has that property been sold multiple times in recent years? - This could indicate a problem...
Has that property been up for sale since a long time but not got any…

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Gaps on exterior

DIY fill the opening (gap) in the small circle. Seal only the opening...as filling up the entire void will require lot of material and is overkill.
The image is too closeup…

13 d13 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Metricon and Opticom/NBN

NBN has much larger footprint than Opticomm....this also implies that all tradies are familiar with the NBN install requirements.

14 d14 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Repairing wall & ceiling join.

You should inspect that up-close. That could be a metal rim often used at joins...

19 d19 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
What is data point??

You should minimum opt for :
a) 1 pair of data point - near NBN box inside your garage and somewhere central inside your house (lets say in Study)
b) 1 pair…

19 d19 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Landscaping and fencing to do list

check if this forum is of any help for landscaping.

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Owner Build House - Denham Court

Impressive !

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
First Time Land Buyer/Builder Needing Advice!

which state, city, suburb ?

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Which lawn mower should i buy?

mowing wet grass is not recommended...

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Underbench vs Freestanding Dishwasher

Underbench - look much neat and integrated into the cabinetry.
Freestanding - easy DIY
If $ not an issue then go for underbench just for impressing visitors

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Security Screens Vs. Insect Screens

Crimsafe are easier to clean. IMO the view and breeze is better with crimsafe as it does not catch much debris/dust.
If security is not an issue then price difference is…

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Double Garage on 11m frontage in Box Hill

Talk to a local CDC..should be a simple yes/no.

20 d20 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Buying overland flow land

How big is the lot? If the overland flow area is hundreds of mt. from your constructed house..then may not be an issue.
Otherwise why risk your $ on potential hazard…

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

The driveway concrete color on the council land should be of same color as the rest of council footpath

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

Going up into roof cavity or up and above...exhausted outside like a whirly?

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Vinyl Planks- do you think they can 'cheapen' a home?

I have LVP and I think its a good investment. Will those last forever - certainly not.
Cheap LVP products look cheap. Premium product will also need replacement eventually.
LVP will not…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

Duct to the outside atmosphere using the shortest duct run possible

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1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Curved Kitchen Bench Stonetops

Looks nice..go for it

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
BAL dropped during build

Sarking is good to have..almost essential.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Levelling driveway to build carport

unlikely that carport company will do the levelling. i recommend you finalise carport first, take specifications from them about "how they want the levelling" and then approach the driveway company.
why…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Buying an Ironing Board!?

the premium boards do not provide that much extra value for money. it is important that you buy a premium quality cover as this will affect the ironing work.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Bathroom mirrors - separate or one big piece of glass?

Purely for the looks - 2 mirrors will look better with separate lighting above the mirrors. If you have just one light planned then go with single mirror

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Iftekhar -
The quote from landscaper will not have detailed drawings or specifications (my quote was like Retaining Wall 8000, Excavation 3000, Pebbles…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Take quote from a licensed landscaper. Discuss with bank that for certain things (like landscape, flooring, driveway...) you will have external vendors with quotes. At appropriate time (of paying) bank…

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Your solicitor will inform you this amount.
For me - I had to pay full year council rates and then I received similar invoice from council as well. So I…

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