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2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
floor plan dimensions question

I've found my plans, couldn't get a clear photo on my phone, but it looks like my plan has measurements for both. So on one side of the drawings there…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
floor plan dimensions question

does this only apply for wooden houses? Mine is full brick, unfortunately I don't have a scanner, but I'll see if my phone can take a good picture of my…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?

not if it's a new estate with plenty of building still going on :P
The construction dust from all the other houses will definitely build up there.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Hardwood floor repair

it's not the best looking job, but not the worst. It really depends on how much you paid for it.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
floor plan dimensions question

That's interesting to know, looks like the standards might be different with different builders then. When we built, I noticed that the room lengths all add up correctly to the…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
floor plan dimensions question

10cm shorter is quite significant for the windows, for the rooms maybe not as much. If I remember correctly the measurements are usually calculated from the middle of the wall,…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
DIY paving entertainment area

based on reading that:

So you wanted or they assumed that you want decking that's on the same level as your alfresco and because of that they said they need to…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
DIY paving entertainment area

what do you mean concrete underneath for circulation? Decking shouldn't be sitting on concrete, ideally you want sand/soil underneath it so when it rains, the water will drain away into…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
DIY paving entertainment area

pebbles are easier. You make it reasonably compact and flat by hiring a compactor from bunnings and then you lay down the weed mat followed by the pebbles. With pebbles…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Contemporary fireplace

i'm just commenting here so I can find it in the future, since I'm also interested in fireplaces.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Pulling out of HIA

since you say it only adds up to around 3% of build cost I'd say it's fair enough. You might be able to push that lower, might. But if you…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Slab just poured

my house uses Termico, haven't had any issues, though you do have to pay for the yearly inspection to maintain the warranty.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Trying to buy vacant land

it would depend entirely on the owner. You could tell them that you wanted to make an offer conditional on your existing house selling.
Is this vacant land owned by a…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Land lot size include nature strip?

it does depend, in my area the nature strip is maintained by the homeowner, although the council will plant street trees and replace them if they die. But day to…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

other than the ones I got from friends/family. I've bought all my white goods on this website:

Haven't had any issues with them so far.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
brick veneer vs solid brick construction

ah right. Yeah I was assuming the tile one since the OP mentioned it's not solid brick. If it was a proper brick you would be right about the structural…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
brick veneer vs solid brick construction

would it really? aren't brick veneers normally really thin and attached to the wall behind it? It's not really standing on it's own, the ones that I've seen are either…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Transom windows and ventilation

I'm not entirely sure this question belongs in this forum, but I have a question about ventilation. Suppose I have a room like this:

So the wall on the right is…

Transom windows and ventilation
2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Driveway and landscaping post handover

why do you need concrete under the decking? I'm not sure about NSW laws or what your area is like, but in my area normally if we want to put…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Privacy screen in garage (drawing attached)

I assume the roller door goes into the backyard and the garage has no garage door and is open? Are the expensive items weak to weather? If they are not,…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

your way into your main bedroom will be to open the pantry door, walk into it, then open a secret door into your WIR and then open another door into…

Decisions, Decisions.
2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

what do you mean carpet protection? Protection from your furniture?
For me since I am a clean freak before we moved in I got my family to wipe down all the…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
What to do hole in wall from old air con

put an outdoor artwork over the hole maybe? (after patching it up)

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2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
brick veneer vs solid brick construction

if it's brick veneer, then I believe the brick has no structural value. The structural strength will be in the wooden/steel frame of the house.
I'm not sure about insulation, but…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Landscaping help No Idea!

if it says scrape the yard and remove offsite to tip, do you have large mounds of sand or something?
My frontyard cost about $2000 landscaping, but there was no mound…

3 months3 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
90 days maintainence issues listing

what do you mean by small openings? can you take some photos.

3 months3 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Extension cord across laundry

with the electrical point, if that's the correct location of the point based on the plans and you signed off on it, I think you're out of luck unless you're…

3 months3 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

Back when I built, I used Ross North. They weren't the cheapest, but I felt like they did a good job, no complaints with the quality of the cabinets. I…

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3 months3 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

as an FYI, going local doesn't necessarily guarantee quality, it just would be easier if you want to complain if there are issues.

3 months3 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
An old bar in our first family home

if your kids are young enough, you can do a hand puppet theatre there, using it as the stage.

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