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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

4.5 x 5

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

You can pulldown a downlight and change setting (no need to go up into the roof)

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

The noise is significant and disturbing. Imagine being in same room as a lawnmower running. You will end up playing loud music in your house all the time especially when…

4 months4 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Structural problem or not

Post some more photos that give a perspective, some from a distance that show good part of the wall

5 months5 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Write to council

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

provision for ceiling fan?

10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Rain water tank - leaking

Your builder must have given you a handover file/folder. That should contain supplier details, warranties etc.

11 months11 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

If single storey home, then you can do downlights (without much headache). Standard lights are great and have been so for decades. Make sure you have enough of those in…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Driveway - Scott 0409 833 846
Fence - Liam 0421 515 668

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

If you decide to do the flooring urselves (after handover) make sure you have actually decided on what type of flooring you want even before the builder finishes your house…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
How long is the wait until slab goes

max 3 weeks assuming land requires cut/fill and prepping.

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

This is more or less what we did. We put in (cheapest) real grass without prepping the soil. Pictures of the landscaping (front, rear, side) were emailed to certifier who…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
How to arrange landscape, pool, driveway and flooring quotes

The quotes are indicative and advise bank that you may change the tradie (flooring, pool) later on. That should not be a problem.

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Recommend security cameras + supporting system

The software will allow you to control the NVR fan, however it is best left to the default. The fan and the storage hard disk are behind the inevitable hum.

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1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Private Certifier providing Documents for OC

Isn't the PC just another tradie/agency chartered to do a job by the builder? The builder should provide all documentation.

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

practicalhomes.com.au

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Kitchen Splash back image

send this to Google team as a challenge...

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1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Need recommendation of laminate flooring

Karndean is Top Quality

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

I have seen a post elsewhere on this forum..the authorities have declined to put-up any sound barrier. They cited the surveys and development rules and advise that each house should…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

For colorbond type fence, LIAM 0421515668

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Tender help !!

Some tips (every little helps)..
1) ask for list of things NOT included (e.g. driveway, external balustrade, cost of electric connection/meter, council charges relating to approval of plans, council cost relating…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Inclusion/studio vouchers - What would you use it for?

Consider
- increasing internal ceiling height to at least 2700
- increase ward robe door height if you plan to store suitcases
- increasing garage door height (if you have or will…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

Further argument in favour of Zigbee

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

I am sharing my 2 cents of Smarthome choice of components that I have implemented in my home -
Hub - I have Samsung Smartthings Hub. This supports Z-wave (make sure…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Land orientation good or bad?

Alfresco, Living, Kitchen' laundry will get good sunlight (and heat in summer).
Evaluate the possibility of switching the location of Garage and Theatre. In current setup Theatre will not get…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Private inspection is discretionary. It is best if inspection is done at 4-5 stages of the build (slab, frame, lockup etc..) so defects can be identified and addressed there and…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

If you are building a house, then it is recommended to engage the inspector throughout the build.
In case of purchase of existing property, the inspector should be engaged prior to…

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

No wonder the quarter acre lots are slow to sell.

1 year1 yearIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

You should also evaluate the high/constant level of road sound from the highway just behind these "premium" lots.

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