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1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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.

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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…

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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…

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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
1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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…

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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,…

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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.
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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…

1 d1 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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 d2 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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…

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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…

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90 days maintainence issues listing

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

22 d22 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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…

23 d23 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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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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.

25 d25 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots 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.

25 d25 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Walk in Robe size - Opinions please

the size is fine, but I would personally be worried about the door to the ensuite. I know a lot of people seem to like doing it, but I feel…

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Price difference metro vs regional

the beach one might require different materials? Certain materials cannot handle salty beach air and so shouldn't be used in beach side suburbs.

27 d27 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Can i change colour of my facade during Construction?

Facade colour will depend on the local council. In my area when I was building, the council was very strict on colour choices, so if I wanted to change the…

27 d27 dIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Site Costs - Other Peoples Experiences

my current house:
Perth, WA
7 years ago
595 sqm land
~300 sqm house including garage etc
Level block, fully cleared in an estate
Side and back fencing included by estate developer, I don't have to…

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1 month1 monthIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
the mystery of black dots around corner of ceiling

insect poop is definitely a possibility.

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1 month1 monthIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

That looks horrific, especially that third picture. It's true that it doesn't have to be as neat if it's going to be rendered, but it still needs to meet basic…

Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p
1 month1 monthIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Do the internals by myself

In WA, I was able to do the following myself:
1. Flooring
2. Internal Painting
3. Window treament, in my case blinds
I'm not sure about the rest of it such as cabinetry, sinks,…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Individual Design - New Choice Homes

it's good they fixed your ceiling. There's similar problems on my ceiling, but thankfully only in one room. The ceiling actually looked really nice when they were first put in…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Where to start when buying a house?

- complete renovation of kitchen
It depends on a number of factors e.g. size, shape, the level of finish you want etc. If it was me, I would probably go to…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Drive through Garage

my current house does not have a drive through garage. But my parent's old home did. We actually had a 4m wide space, that way we can have a car…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

if it helps, my first house also comes without landscaping or aircon. I'm not sure volume builders would normally include those, unless you go for their top end stuff.

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Cutting down or waiting to start build?

for option B when you say 6 months to save, you can guarantee that the two of you can save 30k in 6 months? Because if you can, you could…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

when you say you are blind, is your condition stable? or will it get worse with time beyond what is normal for people growing older?
Because if you know that your…

2 months2 monthsIsabellaBootsIsabellaBoots posted:
behind vinyl cladding

I believe polyester can be used for things like insulation. But I'm not sure if that's the case in your house. Do you have pictures?

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