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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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21 h21 hIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Bank Valuation Report

The report will cite recent sales of comparable properties in the area.....this should give some guidance on the price you plan to pay.
The report could provide reasons for specific factors…

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Buying Down lights after handover

buy brand SAL

3 d3 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

BAL Low should mean it is rated 12.5. Thus this permits you to install metal fence. As per guidelines "metal sheet fencing is not permitted except where required to address…

3 d3 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

Ensure that you are familiar with the locks, alarms, electric switchboard, taps for water supply.
Request for garbage bins and pickup calendar.
Location for nearest GP, Hospital, Pharmacy

3 d3 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

If you take drive in the area you will notice that there are many variations to the guidelines above.
Front Fencing - This is not mandatory...
Street Trees - You need council…

7 d7 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

A 4-5 stage inspection by Houspect should be about 1500 or so. 3rd party inspection offers peace of mind..

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Landscaping help No Idea!

Try "One Man Landscaping".

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10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Boundary between properties

Are there any assets supplying Lot B in the shaded area of 5.3sqm ?
I am thinking about property water meters for Lot B

11 d11 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Best to ask New Breeze sales office

21 d21 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Bosch solution 6000 alarm system.

As an alternate approach - check for the "good" service providers of back-to-base alarm systems in your area (e.g. NRMA, RACV, ADT...). If you planning to have a back-to-base system,…

22 d22 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

How long is the driveway? For single width driveway, the cost should be lower..around 5k.
When the builder cleans-up the lot (after the build) ensure that the driveway area is leveled…

23 d23 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Garage To Living room conversion

1) Usually the external garage walls are not insulated. You should have those insulated for use as living room. Even insulation for garage door, depending upon the direction.
2) Consider a…

24 d24 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Walk in Robe size - Opinions please

Instead of U shape - have it 2 parallel (left and shorter right). In the mid portion hang a gigantic mirror.

24 d24 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Feng Shui tips/advice on my proposed floorplan?

My house has a long corridor from front door into the lounge. It feels like a hotel corridor with room doors.
The tunnel vision provided by linen cabinet and bathroom…

28 d28 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
likelyhood of getting Certificate of Occupancy in 12 months?

For the FHOG - can you get an approval that the clock starts only when you obtain approval to build in the Conservation zone. That should be a realistic argument…

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29 d29 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
likelyhood of getting Certificate of Occupancy in 12 months?

single level or double?
how big a home?
check local DCP and council for any specific (unrealistic) requirements that could take longer to achieve.
you need to move in within 12 months...of what?…

29 d29 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Gledswood hills

This forum has participants from all over AU. Thus you should mention State/City/Suburb so relevant members can comment

29 d29 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
No wall wrap

Wall wrap are not mandatory.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Advise on new land retainer wall

Negotiate the price...

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Home Automation

What type of window?
It is only possible to use existing products in the market, thus please check if you have come across any that could fit your need. If it…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Home Automation

I have installed Samsung SmartThings Wifi and setup is as below:
1) SmartThings (ST) Wifi Hub is setup as router
2) ST ios app installed. Plume app also installed
3) Z-wave Aeotec Garage…

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Quite likely my builder absorbed this in his costing. I did not pay separately.

1 month1 monthIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Kitchen and appliances damaged by kitchen company

"Highly Moisture Resistant (HMR) board" is required for cabinetry in kitchen

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Kitchen and appliances damaged by kitchen company

the damage needs replacement not repair.

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

Checkout the SAMSUNG SMARTTHINGS WIFI HUB
It supports Z-wave, zigbee, wifi, Alexa, Google Home

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Good brand of downlights

SAL is widely used by builders. It will not be the cheapest however it will give great value for money. Conforms to required AU standards.

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Good brand of downlights

Brand SAL

2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Porcelain v. Natural Stone

Porcelain requires more effort (labour) to install. It is heavy, so ensure that cabinetry is suitably supported.

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