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Joined 6 October 2011
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4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
My Toilet in my Bathroom???

I think it depends on the age of the house. Most older homes would have the toilet in the bathroom. I don't mind it . My pet hate is toilets…

4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Install carpet to timber first?

We are getting to the end of our new home build. Anyone advise what goes in first - carpets or engineered timber? Carpet people are saying they install after timber…

4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Thermomix

I am sure you will love it! I have had mine for 3 years and couldn't live without it. I don't think it is expensive for the quality and the…

4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Cost front door replacement?

To answer the original question I reckon price seems ok. We have just paid $850 for a standard single entrance door (820x2040), installed pre painted rather than stained. So to…

4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
The greatest carpet in the world has arrived in OZ !

Just saw an advert in the West Australian for Smartstrand - looks like it is available in the O'Connor & Cannington stores.
I'll be going to have a look as it…

4 years4 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
how much would you spend on a fridge?

The Samsung one is 924l. It is the one I am planning to get as the freezer section has doors rather than a big drawer so I think things will…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Walk in robe recommendations Perth

Hi - I want to get the walk in robes in our new house fitted out. Any recommended companies based in Perth?
I know I have seen some mentioned in threads…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
terrible experience with my builder

Actually I sympathise to an extent. We are building a fairly expensive custom home and still struggle to get regular updates.
Lets be honest - we are all making one of…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Reverse Living - thoughts?

I think it is ok for a holiday home but not sure for a permanent place.

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?

I think it is standard practice for the customer to pay the electricity. Our bills haven't been much do far - about $25 every two months.

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Demolition cost - how much?

I think it depends on if there is any salvageable material in the house - like timber windows, floorboards etc.
We were $18k to demolish a single storey Californian bungalow including…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Top part of window frames at 25c why?

I think it is cheaper to build that way!

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
En-suite/ Second Bathroom Configuration

I think ugbug's layout would work well. I don't like the door swinging right towards the toilet in the original. If you can't have a sliding door you could have…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Late completion compensation - $15 a day - is that normal?

We got ours increased as the original amount wouldn't have even covered a basic weekly rent. However you may be right saying it may be a moot point as I…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
is this appropriate to build?

Sounds like you should consider if you are overcapitalising for the street? Or do you think that in a few years more houses may be upgraded.
Everyone has different opinions of…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Your home is looking fantastic Cinder - amazing sunset too.
Just be careful of the robo vac - my friend stopped using hers as it was scratching the timber floors.

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
variation fee for a late change

Sounds a bit harsh - our builder told us they only charge a fee after construction commences. We have already made a couple of minor changes with no extra cost.

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

Totally agree with other saying look at overall price not individual items - otherwise you start feeling really ripped off!!
Also take into account whether you are prepared to deal with…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Best of luck in your new home Cinder!
Enjoy - it is beautiful. No pressure for more pics - tomorrow is fine :lol: :lol:

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

Sadly I think what you are up against is not uncommon - as soon as you try to customise things with a project builder costs escalate dramatically. They make their…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

It's morning glory - a complete nightmare of a weed! Read the fact sheet here which gives some tips to get rid of it.
http://www.thegardengurus.tv/tv/factshe ...…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Changing builder?

We changed builders right before signing the final contract.
All you have signed is an agreement to prepare plans. You can pull out but may lose your deposit.

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Brick/Mortar issues - pic heavy

How awful. Agree it wouldn't look so bad if the mortar wasn't so stained.
Does she have any payments left to hold back until resolution?

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Duke's Double - PCI 19th June

Nice plan.
I think the kitchen will be fine. It is still a triangle of sorts!

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Online Blinds and Shutter Companies

Have a look at Katrina from the Block's blog - she used www.iseekblinds.com.au
http://www.katrinaleechambers.com/the-w ... ht-online/

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Brand New Bathroom on a Budget

Yes you will probably save money engaging tradesmen yourself but it will take longer and have to be project managed to get a successful outcome.
We got quotes from the companies…

5 years5 yearsjudydgjudydg posted:
Landscaping by builder

Retaining walls are normally the responsibility of the owner unless included in the building contract.

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