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7 months7 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Windowless powder room (with shower)

Hi All,
Our Shower to Powder downstairs is windowless by design, something we have regretted over the 8 years or so since building it. Amateurs to building at the time and…

Windowless powder room (with shower)
8 months8 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Metricon Liberty 42 vs Carlisle Homes Granada Retreat 45

Hi,
So we have a family of 4 (wife, me 2 kids) as well as my folks and an aunty who stays over occasionally (say once every 2 weeks overnight for…

9 months9 monthsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Oh really? When we built 7-8 yrs ago and short listed the contractors in order of price it was PD > Mcon > CH. Our base floor plan at the…

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9 months9 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields

Yep.
Having built about 7 years ago albeit with a different builder, we are helping out in laws this time with choosing a floorplan and stumbled upon your thread...
Good choice with…

Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields
9 months9 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields

Thanks for sharing!
Yes you must have been very lucky to get a good sales consultant! When we were building ours barely anything could be modified floorplan wise. If I can…

9 months9 monthsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi All,
A very general question as I am assisting for a relative. We built with CH about 7 years ago so quite a while back, but how much have…

9 months9 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields

Hi Johar,
Wow, just wow. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of the options like like reversing the bottom floor rear end as this would have suited our land much better than…

12 months12 monthsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

Hi,
Looking for the best options. I don't want to get entangled legally speaking as in the long run it would probably be very expensive. So our neighbour has extended his…

2 years2 yearsjudderjudder posted:
What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

Noob here. We live in a ex commission house, wayy too cold in winter and now decided to bite the bullet on central ducted heating.
Attached is a floor plan.
Been…

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes
3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Update:
I am very confused about a council's response with regards to a official council sheet on "rain water tank guidelines". I was repeatedly told that since 'A rainwater tank is…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Thanks.
Could you clarify this bit as well?
"If your site was cut and the tank was on the boundary, then you would have some cause for concern due to the tank's…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Hmm thanks for the responses, but I'm not sure of what to do now. I'm kind of confused, the responses seem mixed saying some of my concerns are unfounded? I…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Thanks. Just curious, how did you find out it was for new homes? Does it matter if mine is new and his is old? Sorry, I'm not really law minded.
When…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Yes agreed.
I was specifically referring to that legislation, but the person on the phone seriously sounded or made it sound as if it is not really enforced.

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Fencing issue - what would you do?

Funnily enough, we have or had issues with both sides of our fences. One side, we had to fork out $1,800 (her portion) it was a really long fence, almost…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Councils aren't as powerful as most people think they are, at best they'll issue the person in question with a notice to address the issue, but honestly, if that person…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Yes I know, I took a second look at the water tank (not even on the fence line), he saw me focusing on it, came out the yard and started…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Funnily enough he is saying it is the "best installation" of a water tank I'll ever see. Thing is, I see the following issues:
1. I don't think the plumbing was…

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Curious, why not? I've always thought the weight, moisture etc. would have been potential issues?

3 years3 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

I'm in Vic and the council states that it needs to be 500mm cleared of any neighboring boundary..That is not even 50mm let alone 500mm. I've spoken to him but…

Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!
5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi,
FWIW, After handover, we realised the master bedroom needed an additional Cat6 Cable as well as a doorbell.
We built a design that is no longer offered by CH but our…

5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi All,
Just curious but does anyone know which is the most popular 2 storey design by CH? It appears many went for the Manhattan which appears perhaps arguably the most…

5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Are bedroom sizes important?

Two schools of thought on that one but as kids grow older, they need some sort of space in their rooms? One camp is just one bed and robe. Other…

5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Are bedroom sizes important?

You may want them to do that, but I think once they hit teenage years, you'd be better off with bigger rooms. They provide the privacy and personal space...
Not sure…

5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Are bedroom sizes important?

Reviving a very old thread here, but sadly it appears all of the bigger name builders now seem to focus on bigger living spaces and smaller bedrooms.
We had to…

5 years5 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Living Areas Vs Larger Bedrooms?

Hi,
Wondering which do you guys prefer? Our recently built house (40 squares) is as follows, can't help but feel we made the wrong decision:
All figs exclude BIRs and Ensuites.
Main: 4x4.5
Minor…

6 years6 yearsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi Benji and Tabby,
Built with CH abt 2 yrs ago, I like most of their designs, however, adding showers was one of the main drawbacks with them imho!
Another point for…

6 years6 yearsjudderjudder posted:
Rendering over cowboy render job?

Hi All,
Just wondering if rendering over render would create damage to my wall?
To cut a long story short....my busy body neighbour rendered over out zero lotted garage wall....he did a…

6 years6 yearsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Great choice RANDS! Wish I could turn back time and built the Manhattan rather than Baltimore!!
IMHO its the most versatile of the lot!

6 years6 yearsjudderjudder posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Hi There,
We built the Baltimore with CH about 6 months ago (completed that is) and we would recommend possible to go for the Manhattan (love the Baltimore but on hindsight…

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