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IamSAM

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2 months2 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

provision for ceiling fan?

3 months3 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Rain water tank - leaking

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

4 months4 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…

6 months6 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

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

6 months6 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
How long is the wait until slab goes

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

7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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.

7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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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7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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.

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

practicalhomes.com.au

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Kitchen Splash back image

send this to Google team as a challenge...

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8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Need recommendation of laminate flooring

Karndean is Top Quality

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

For colorbond type fence, LIAM 0421515668

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Smart Lighting Design - Suggestions / Consultants

Further argument in favour of Zigbee

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

8 months8 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

9 months9 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

9 months9 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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…

9 months9 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

No wonder the quarter acre lots are slow to sell.

9 months9 monthsIamSAMIamSAM 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.

10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

The noise levels are beyond comfort. The large quarter acre premium lots have a noisy highway neighbor.

10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

Some gap fillers, silicone, "no more gaps", should address most issues.
For the garage wall you need a combination of brush type door seals

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10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

If you want to let it go for now, you should still secure the option of re-visiting this later. Formally write to the neighbor stating the facts and ask for…

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10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Mojo Homes

All that is covered under the $300 New Development Fee.
Check with Telstra / Optus if 5G is available in your area...that technology is the future and could make NBN…

10 months10 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Mojo Homes

From 1 April 2016, the $300 New Development Fee is charged for all nbn™ broadband connections in the following circumstances: The first connection at a premises in a newly developed…

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