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7 d7 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Is this Hebal or Foam Panels?

That's good to know.
It was probably chosen due to my cost constraint. $13k of work for about 48m x 2.7m of rendering.

7 d7 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Is this Hebal or Foam Panels?

Thanks Simeon,
Hope the rendering will stay in good form overtime, and not cracking or peeling.

10 d10 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Is this Hebal or Foam Panels?

Hi forum,
I saw a post a few days ago asking about Hebal panels and polyfoam panels. I'm wondering if anyone can tell what type of panel this is?
Rendering was…

16 d16 dJason526Jason526 posted:
2Pac vs Laminate cabinets and Laminate Flooring

2 Pac is more expensive.
https://www.kalka.com.au/blog/differenc ... d-laminate
Laminate and hybrid flooring are in the same price range.

17 d17 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Kitchen layout feedback

That's true...maybe sink move to the island?

20 d20 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Kitchen layout feedback

Option 1&2 are probably the better two options, with Option 1 being the preferred one.
A few suggestions for Option 1:
1. Swap the position of cooktop and sink. It creates better…

27 d27 dJason526Jason526 posted:
House plan on irregular block of land

Overall looks great. A nice floor plan. Voids look fine to me where they are. The void above Dining has a window to look out, but below is solid wall?…

House plan on irregular block of land
29 d29 dJason526Jason526 posted:
Facade help!

Your brick colour doesn't look too bad. It's quite neutral. I think it would work well with both white or darker colour schemes. I don't see the need to render…

1 month1 monthJason526Jason526 posted:
KDR - NBN re-connection process

I'm not exactly sure what the NBN guy told my electrician to install during his first visit. I know that they had to dig a trench from front boundary to…

1 month1 monthJason526Jason526 posted:
KDR - NBN re-connection process

No, I wasn't charged anything by my internet provider.
On NBN's end, it was still showing "everything in place" even though new house was almost complete. Internet provider submitted a…

1 month1 monthJason526Jason526 posted:
Duplex floorplan

U shape stairs seem to take up some space. Is there any way your designer can change it to a straight stair? Place the straight stair against the shared wall…

Duplex floorplan
1 month1 monthJason526Jason526 posted:
KDR - NBN re-connection process

Yes, call your internet provider to set up new connection. They will book NBN to come out.
Not sure if you still have the NBN box from the old house, if…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Fence Installation

My old fence was falling apart. After demolition, I had new fence installed. It was around foundation period. My builder had hoped earlier but had trouble getting someone out to…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Custom Design

$750k budget for a 45SQ house seems almost impossible from a custom builder. Volume builder is probably the way to go. Many volume builders nowadays do have 5 bedroom designs,…

Custom Design
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2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Laundry design with top loader washing machine

I'd probably leave the washing machine space to the corner. Later on you can still add a wall hung dryer without interrupting your top load machine. Integrate your sink/tub into…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Anything wrong with this land before I purchase?

Can't predict the site cost until soil test and engineering are done.
I only saw the lot width on their website. If they are confident that they can build, then…

Anything wrong with this land before I purchase?
2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Options for door placed incorrectly?

Can't you swap the positions of cavity and door on that pantry sliding door? Doesn't look like a big job for the carpenter.

Options for door placed incorrectly?
2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Floor plan considerations for our small block

Yes you are right. Regardless whether you put living or sleeping on western side, west is always going to be heated. So it's really your personal choice. Do you want…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Do I need blinds for these windows?

I guess it's really a personal preference...
I have doors to ensuites but I like to have door open while sleeping. Light coming into bedroom through ensuite window definitely not ideal.…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Trick to putting up hidden screws?

Give it a go, hope it'll work. At least you can adjust how much stuffing you put in.
I can't tell. I meant to say *sounds like they aren't level from…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Trick to putting up hidden screws?

Maybe stuff a tiny piece of foam/sponge in the top corner of the hook to compensate it? Looks like those hooks aren't level to begin with.

Trick to putting up hidden screws?
2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Anything wrong with this land before I purchase?

109.00 is only an example in the legend for the map. If you say 104.75 at rear, is it the contour line across the backyard or near the back boundary?…

2 months2 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Do I need blinds for these windows?

Hi forum,
Trying to get people's opinions on whether those awning windows would need blinds.
4 ensuite windows, 1 downstairs 3 upstairs, 600(900)x1400, frosted.
Pantry window, clear.
Window splashback above stovetop, clear. (I would…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Cost of water + sewer + gas connections for BBQ

Hi forum,
Just want to get some idea of the cost for connections of hot & cold water and sewer and gas for outdoor BBQ area. BBQ area is about 5m…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Get Site Survey & Soil Test done early?

A friend of mine who is a private builder.

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Get Site Survey & Soil Test done early?

Southern Geotech did my soil. Linear land surveying did site survey. Ayach demo did my demolition.
Just keep in mind what type of builder you are using. If you are using…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Extra costs on a knockdown rebuild.

Last time I saw similar price tags like that from those big builders, my initial quotes came back between $550-$600k. So that was $200k extra added to that attractive website…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Floor plan considerations for our small block

Based on your QLD location, this is how the sunlight travels in January as example.
Yes, your block would be called north facing block on a slight eastern angle, with back…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Cost of window frames?

I did some search. Some are saying that there is a secret switch underneath the chain box to release the chain longer. I wonder if mine has that.
I even found…

3 months3 monthsJason526Jason526 posted:
Cost of window frames?

Hi there,
My new windows are those standard aluminum awning windows. When I wind them open, the gap is only about 5cm. It's almost like no open window. I was told…

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