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Joined 23 July 2014
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10 h10 hJokerJoker posted:
Sinks & island benches

I personally prefer no sink in island, mine is 3 metres with no sink or cook top, looks free of clutter, with dishwasher, we spend about 15_20 minutes at sink…

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1 d1 dJokerJoker posted:
Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Living Nightmare

I feel for you, many if not most, fall for checking out display building homes only, then choose one with out really doing much homework.
Always check out 3 current projects…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

Do the maths, if you pay 10% for a project manager, you would save at least that on all quotes, maybe more if paying with the folded stuff, examples are,…

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Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

Did pretty much what building expert suggested for most my house, with a raft slab for garage, laundry, has worked out real well.

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

Yes unless you have lots more future work, you won't get a builders price, that's why I hired a good project manager to get most my quotes for me ended…

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5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Also take many photos of good work in your area.

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Front Door Height with 2700 ceilings

We have,2700 ceiling with all internal doors 2340,but front door matches height of windows at 2040,you match top of outside door with top of outside windows, so they look the…

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12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

I'm in geelong and air con is add on air con, generally colder areas go with add on, with warmer parts of Australia going with air con's that are cooling…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

17 d17 dJokerJoker posted:
Is it possible to upgrade to 3 phase after handover

Sounds expensive, check with other electricians, would think about half or less.

19 d19 dJokerJoker posted:
Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Can be told nearly anything.
Knowledge is power and builders do considerably better when they know, you know better.

19 d19 dJokerJoker posted:
Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Get a inspector to put you in a position, that you know your rights and know your contract inside out, otherwise you will be Treated as someone that

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
Help with tree/ plant for front yard

What about small variety of Japanese maple, we have 3 in a similar space that won't get very big.

21 d21 dJokerJoker posted:
Straightness of skirts?

Check to make sure the tile is straight.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
To Handle or Not Handle????

For me I love the look of over sized architectural looking handles, and cabinets stay cleaner longer.

23 d23 dJokerJoker posted:
Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Mine looks close to number 3.

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Would you build again?

I would build again, great experience with house number 3,used a project manager whom controlled my build with me being the owner builder, saved 100,000,s of dollars while getting…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Mrs jm, I would move on to further action as coral are stalling, can't or won't fix to your deserved standard, with ncat, they will give them a set date…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Is this off white?

Sand colour mortar, no where near white or cream.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

This highlights how much a good inspector is needed, what will go unnoticed with out a educated eye, how much better and fairer will builder be knowing, you got knowledge…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
When to lock-in with a builder

Do the maths and compare these costs against likely price rises.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
building inspection report

Best person to answer this is building expert, it's right in his every day duties he carry out for clients in similar positions.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Do you regret getting a ceramic cooktop?

Ceramic or induction.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Do you regret getting a ceramic cooktop?

Ceramic or induction .

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Ducted heated air con

Try to get the original air con butchers to get a more experienced installer out to your job, some one from another company who is honest and good, it will…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Balcony railing height requirements

Move rail right in, so foothold bricks are on outside only.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

They must of polished your tiles while they were still full of grit, causing them to be sanded, really incompetant not to know this and clean for a living.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Carpet Choices HELP!

Cheap carpet with lots of wear will need redoing in 5 years, where quality carpets can go 15_20 years or more.

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