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21 h21 hJokerJoker posted:
Need advice on building by breaching contract

Another forum member who also built the prestige Bristol back in 2016, base price was 360,000 as in their thread, ended up costing 550,000, odd, so you almost certainly will…

23 h23 hJokerJoker posted:
Need advice on building by breaching contract

Falling home prices have no relation to building new homes, you will find they have cut plenty out of the home price to a point that building it that simply…

1 d1 dJokerJoker posted:
Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?

I would choose beige due to light colour getting considerably less warm,the charcoal colour will get quite hot.

1 d1 dJokerJoker posted:
Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation

so they are claiming defamation, but they wont win as your only telling the truth, would they be happy to show your level of work quality to propective clients,no way…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

I would start with recommendations from draftsman ,get at least 2-3 names,then check their builds,I'm in Geelong,so my pm doesn't do Melbourne,even try getting a name from draftsman you didn't…

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Advice re location of pool, terrace, outdoor wc & shower.

Outside your kitchen window area , could probably see pool from sitting areas in family room also and most important from where you will be distracted a lot in your…

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Mimosa Structural Gurantee

EXCELLENT alexp 79, it also doesn,t apply when you sell and most wont own the same home anywhere near 25 years,they barely ever honour the minimum australian standards ,they…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
What kind of fireplace is this?

Looks like a old coal fire place,which use to burn very hot.

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Cleaning vinyl flooring

Floor masters greenacres , rapid clean with all the good commercial products, example is I purchased a 4litre floor cleaner about 42 dollars, have had it for 18 months,…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Cleaning vinyl flooring

I have tried just about everything on tiles, wood,vinyle, all supermarket products are rubbish as they leave a residue,vinegar sugar soap not that good either,sugar soap leaves a dry soapy…

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Building with Dechellis - has anyone any advice?

Don't take any notice of display quality almost ignore what you see as it's no indication what's so ever of what you can expect, displays are there very very best…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

A kitchen trend changes very quickly,can't argue that today's trends will date kitchen as almost surly it will, already waterfalls are trending to other materials such as wood etc, yes…

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

You can owner build with a project manager, saved more this way and ensured I got top trades, did lots of unskilled jobs myself, I interviewed project managers and picked…

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

Welcome to the forum and hopefully you can educate people that there are many ways to build.

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

You can't argue wrong with such a experienced installer who deals with thousands of kitchen installations over a lifetime, display homes are at times a home builders worst enemy with…

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
Prelim deposit

IF PLANS ARE yours ,just get another copy from your draftsman which will have your name on it, who in the world doesn,t copy multiple plans,you should be able to…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

brilliant and simple concept,start looking at what is between and under your walls and structures,this is what is to me the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF NEW BUILDS,stone etc is a…

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15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Remember a new build in the late nineties that had mostly wooden pylons 7 _9, metres deep, then the back double storey had a raft slab which sat in 6_8…

17 d17 dJokerJoker posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Fully agree, system designed for volume boys, have a look at vbag site, up to 80% of new builds will have some sort of significant problems, added to the fact…

17 d17 dJokerJoker posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

i prefer raft mainly for reasons ,dont want to stress about the barely good enough nature of a almost under engineered waffle slab, apart from perfect conditions with perfect owners,be…

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
Irban edge worst

he said saleman was ruid and preaching ,not that their building standards were crap,
sounds very believable that a frustated saleman takes it out on whoever is around.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Facade Cost

Post the two facades, as there is so many variants.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Urban edge homes positive post taken down.

Only catch part of what your saying, please try again.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone ever actually paid advertised price to build.

What I mean is, is it possible to pay not one dollar more than list price, I'm doubting if its possible.

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24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Beaumont Tiles Pricing

With entertainment products its a moving market with regular 20,30% drop in retail due to manufacturers prices moving down for incoming models, around Jan most manufacturers adjust prices to clear…

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Beaumont Tiles Pricing

There is many more costs than the raw products, rent, wages, super, storage, also remember 10% of retail is gst, unless you have done bricks N mortor business you won't…

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Beaumont Tiles Pricing

Your skills won't change the business costs, sometimes if quieter business will go down a bit more, especially if their warehouse is becoming too full.

25 d25 dJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone ever actually paid advertised price to build.

it seems no matter what thread or sub section you read it is very very rare to actually have anybody that actually ends up paying a list price which leads…

26 d26 dJokerJoker posted:
Ceramic Floor tiles

You Need to post a picture of tiles, post size and where they were purchased and rough dates.

28 d28 dJokerJoker posted:
Footing cost increase while digging

You have not clearly been given a accurate answer according to the law, yes plenty get charged more, but I would ask building expert or go to his Web site,…

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