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11 months11 monthsjj1jj1 posted:
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Just noticed your post (sorry, a bit slow). We had our Actron ducted installed during construction which we moved into July 2012. 3 phase power, 2 storey, 5 bed, 2sitting…

1 year1 yearjj1jj1 posted:
Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it

ajay, just saw your post (its only 2 months !!) and thought would drop in a response. Its been 4 years for us now and very happy with our system.…

2 years2 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?

After being in nearly 4 years, our biggest lesson/regret whatever, is not making some (now) obvious changes to our build which would I suspect, have been much cheaper during the…

2 years2 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?

Don't forget the previous post is 3 yrs old.

2 years2 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Replacing the lawn ?

Can't remember the brand/type exactly, but a cheaper version of "Sir Walter" is ringing a bell.
You could well be right that the lawn is in fact not dead, but it…

2 years2 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Replacing the lawn ?

Thanks Stewie, yes that is one option I have thought about, leaning towards the pebble option at this stage but everything still being considered.
A bit of a shame that…

2 years2 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Replacing the lawn ?

Went away for a couple of weeks at end November and when we returned the "lawn" looks dead.
I am convinced would be much better to pull it up and…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Did you build a 3 or 4 bedroom house and why?

5 bed,3 lounge/sitting areas,3 bath, 512 sqm block.
Why ? not sure really, wanted to minimise the mowing ? Did have 7 family members stay for a week at Christmas…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Termite/pest inspection in Sydney

We paid $350 (which includes ant/spider treatment internally and boundary fence) for this and last year, suspect next year will be up a bit.

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

Looks great Bella, much more visually soothing than our A/C vents in the ceilings !
Have you any idea how much it costs to use for a day for example…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
What have you done down the side of your house ?

We went down the concrete "path", me figuring it would be easier operating the blower !!
So far so good...

edit: Blue metal was a serious consideration, but we needed a slab…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Solar power and hot water

You may (if haven't already) find some useful info in the Whirlpool Green Tech forum.
We have solar, but gas h/w so can't give much useful info.

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?

I was very surprised that a Coy like Boral would not have the resources for a cc payment on board, either manual or electronic. My local plumber does.
I was…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?

A little but not too much OT !
Just occurred to me whilst thinking back on the last two concrete jobs, the truck drivers only took cash with no facility for…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
fruit trees for the garden

Thanks Stewie D, I've never seen any possums around our area (Woy Woy NSW) so maybe be lucky in that regard. Still not sure if we want to take the…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
not connecting a new house to gas

If we had our time again I think we would not bother with Nat. gas.
With the .82c daily connection fee + cost of consumption, I'm fairly sure being all…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
fruit trees for the garden

Cheers Treeseachanger, yes we have also grown a couple from seed which are about 1/2 meter high (still in pots). Trying to work out where/when to plant etcetc.
Seems they…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
fruit trees for the garden

Anyone have experience/comments/suggestions with Avocado trees ?

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Gas vs Electric Heating

Yes, I think along similar lines knowing what I know now.
-Nat gas does have advantages I guess, like BBQ's without having to take the bottle to the servo to…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Gas vs Electric Heating

223sqm,(living area) smaller than yours. If I had another chance would have gone for a 4kw+, so I could be sure any power we are using on a sunny…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Gas vs Electric Heating

Cheers TheGoogs,
Not sure how big our house is, will have a look at the plans and post later.
A fairly big house though, 2 storey 5 beds, 2 sitting rms,…

3 years3 yearsjj1jj1 posted:
Gas vs Electric Heating

We have Solar (3.5kw), ducted air (Actron), Nat gas (h/w and cooktop).
Its all very nice BUT if I had time over would give more serious thought to not getting…

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