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Joined 23 July 2014
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8 h8 hJokerJoker posted:
Sinks & island benches

Bench tops maximum length without a joint is 2.8 metres to 3.2metres as slabs come in 3 metre length, depending on actual slab you pick, to maximise length you go…

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
New Kitchen layout help

Your fridge in the corner has the wall level with fridge, if so, your fridge door won't open, fridge needs to be 75mm out from wall in oder for left…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Fowler homes site costs, slab and variations costs

I think there is middle ground, why are project builders allowed to seemingly get away with regular poor work, some customers get good results, some get horrific results, it's got…

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
Sinks & island benches

Our sink is under a large window that has openings on both sides, the cook top is against a wall, around the corner from sink.
This layout works very well, as…

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone insured the items they have supplied themselves?

I just Googled and went from there, try a number of different search words, ending up with a good price and good product.

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Henley build

Such a common load of bullsshit from sheet builders when they are mostly in the wrong, it's a common line, it's your landscaping, you need help from someone like building…

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Ground level deck cost

Apologies structural bimguy, accidentally quoted you.

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Ground level deck cost

I would avoid treated pine, very soft and won't last as long, merbau much harder and long lasting, yes their is various quality out there, even better is spotted gum,…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Which colour do you prefer for aluminium windows

I went classic cream and wood look,
Have not seen class cream date

16 d16 dJokerJoker posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Just imagine the cost of the hidden pools, eye watering dollars, loved the lawn one personally.

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
which project builders to consider

Speak with actual customers and look at their builds, don't only go on display house, it's not a accurate representation, look at builders customers builds, this be way more accurate…

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area

A must, include pre contract inspection, give yourself no surprise, and let's builder know, you have knowledge on your side, building mistakes are common and most builds have them,…

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
advice on Building Inspector

I would get included a pre contract inspection, don't fall for the old line, it's a standard HIA contract, their very much in favour of the builder, it's around 500…

21 d21 dJokerJoker posted:
What is wrong with these bricks?

Any luck with your brick problems Burke. Hardman.

30 d30 dJokerJoker posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Our actron add on air con plus brevis 6 star ducted heating was 13, 900,this was done by a brilliant experienced installer using the highest quality and top notch design.

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30 d30 dJokerJoker posted:
Butlers Pantry - Open or Closed Shelf's

I've gone 80%closed and a few shelves, looks classier with doors, but adding a few decent shelves allows 80% of most used items to be accessed easily, you will love…

30 d30 dJokerJoker posted:
Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.

30 d30 dJokerJoker posted:
Help microwave provision dilemma!

We had ours above oven for years, and now have one in island, is so much more convenient and you can see what is coming out on plates, so no…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Different parts of Australia will have different needs, for melbourne generally, heating is more important, so as long as your ducts are the bigger type, you use your heating ducts…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Ducted refrigerated after handover for double storey

Done it during the build, bit have also previously done another house after the build, had to make sure, ducts were in early and big enough, as air con ducts…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Ducted refrigerated after handover for double storey

Have a 17 kW actron add on cooling, house is 48 square, none in garage, got thermally broken double glazed windows, with excellent insulation, 4 zones, and never ever need…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

I've had evaporate cooling for 14 years and add on for 3 years.
Evap is great at night, you sleep beautifully, but on muggy days, yes you will get hot sweaty…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?

Go to a broker who deals with this situation regularly, banks will always give work to valuers who favour the bank, it's worst case type valuation, I've seen 20% and…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
What is wrong with these bricks?

Google guide to common masonry stains.
Use pdf to open and it has a couple of reasons that look like yours, one reason is from improper precedures in the cleaning of…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
What is wrong with these bricks?

Speak to other brick manufacturers, Selkirk might not tell you the truth, for fear of cost to fix, also ask good experienced Bricky, I would also ask building expert, he…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
New in Australia little bit confusing about owner builder ru

7 years warranty, your safe to sell after that.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Ring escea to get a few names, or get a name from a retail business.

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

I feel sorry your in this situation Mrs jm, please don't take corals answer as true, you need a knowledgeable guy like building expert, this is so up his alley,…

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