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IamSAM

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Joined 26 September 2017
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1 d1 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

A rough quote for my retaining wall was $5500 (900mm high x 17m long)

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

You can ask them for a copy of the piering company report...to confirm the lineal mt.

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

Ah ok.
For piering - this is an estimated allowance built into your tender and based upon the footprint of your proposed house. This estimate can be more accurate if soil…

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Question Skirting and flooring

I have heard where the builder has loose fixed the skirting (with blue tack) - the tilers remove the skirting and do their job - then builder handyman fixes the…

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Question Skirting and flooring

The skirting essentially helps in hiding the irregularities between the join of floor and wall. So the skirting should go on after the wall and floor are done. So it…

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2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

Please help explain the relevance of "meter" for fencing and piering.

2 d2 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ring Doorbell

Hi, if you are referring to the Digoo video door bell link that I had posted earlier - then essentially it is similar to RING. Both have video camera, PIR,…

4 d4 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Which area are you building in? The recommendations would be local.
If you can find 1 tradie to do all 3 then that would be great as bobcats are required for…

4 d4 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Laundry door

We have a sliding clear glass door and a CRIMSAFE security screen/door that provides ventilation even when locked.

4 d4 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

Exposed Agg has so much more character...go for it. Any color concrete driveway will fail the color match test after a couple of years.

4 d4 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
HELP NEEDED ASAP

The Occupancy Certification cannot be obtained until such issues are fixed and that is in your interest. Has the build duration actually/already exceeded the contract stated period? Factually the builder…

5 d5 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ring Doorbell

I think Ring has a monthly payment and that in no motivation.
This product ticks a lot of boxes for me -
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Upgrade-Dig ... 3215217562

5 d5 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Ring Doorbell

thinking of getting that....pricey at the moment.

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5 d5 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Understairs storage

check photos on houzz.com.au

8 d8 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The steps will be required to obtain Interim OC.

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Settlement Dilemma

Is the retaining wall (or need to have one) mentioned in your plans/contract? Who is tasked with that (often the plans will say "retaining wall by owner"). The builder is…

9 d9 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Settlement Dilemma

The fall from neighbour usually implies that you have cut the piece of land(?). Even if the fall is natural, you are responsible for putting up a retaining wall.

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Settlement Dilemma

Were there any significant defects?

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Buffer/allowance in building cost

Retaining Wall - what is the length, height and type (timber, concrete, blocks) ?
You would also spend more on cut/fill, drop edge beam DEB, additional brickwork due to DEB, steeper…

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Staircase support

ask the manufacturer for options to use higher grade steel and wall reinforcements...that could do away with the supporting columns.
Or if the staircase is aligned to a wall (one side…

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Kitchen layout help

If you are happy with the limited kitchen space the Option 1 is ideal. btw where is fridge space ?

10 d10 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Recommend the BEST home security services in SYDNEY?

What is on your list for home security - locks, alarms, cctv ?
I think the guys at fusion only deal with locks.

11 d11 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Driveway build help

The 6k credit is reasonable considering normal cost id 6k-8k. The cost will vary depending upon size, slope and channel drain required.
My builder recently did a driveway for my house…

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Building articulation - Bardia

Hope this helps someone else as well:
My lot registered in Sep 2017 and at that time I paid council charges/rates to New Breeze/Dahua via my solicitor. This was as per…

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12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Breeze Bardia

Hope this helps someone else as well:
My lot registered in Sep 2017 and at that time I paid council charges/rates to New Breeze/Dahua via my solicitor. This was as per…

12 d12 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

Hope this helps someone else as well:
My lot registered in Sep 2017 and at that time I paid council charges/rates to New Breeze/Dahua via my solicitor. This was as per…

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15 d15 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Solar

Use this neutral consultant https://www.solarquotes.com.au/

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15 d15 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
NBN Location

The NBN™ Utility Box (Premises Connection Device) on your outside wall will connect to the NBN™ Connection Box and the Power Supply Unit installed indoors (usually garage).
NBN standard installation…

15 d15 dIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Floor thickness for tiling and timber flooring after handove

The wet areas (bathroom, laundry...) will be done by your builder. The wet areas generally should have tiles and thus the thickness will be no different. The builder should be…

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