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kasiakm

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Joined 6 March 2007
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14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Please help !!! Shocking Site Cost

The soil test was conducted by them in Nov’07 and we finally got the quote (in Jan 08) with the total site cost and variation cost etc. The cost they…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Adenbrook Homes

Why don't you fill out the complaint form on BSA website and lodge it? I know that my neighbour had to do it to get some stuff fixed.
Another neighbour build…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Splits vs Ducted

We have single phase 14.5KW Daiking ducted super inverter with 9 zones in the house. It is quiet inside and outside and doesn't use much electricity if you do the…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Leftover Materials - What happens?

You are right. Our builders asked us to put bricks away in the corner. tiles and paint were kept for us in the storage under the stairs.
cheers
kate

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
heatpump

Only if it gets below -273 degrees celsius.
Noise is not normally an issue with heat pumps, and would be the only reason not to run overnight.
You probably think about standard…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
heatpump

The heat pumps are for the warmer climate but as Mark wrote before, they are not suitable to run during the night.
After a long battle we pushed the installation service…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
HELP Windsor Homes problems...

Because you haven't build I don't think that building authorities can help you but try to call Fair Trading. they should call to the builder in your behalf and get…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Kid friendly!

I remember that one of the points for sustainable house was to see the kids play area when you are in the kitchen and that the walk way between kitchen…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
1st Time Builders - Your best hint, tips etc..

You are building a house for years and now this kind of fridge is more and more popular as they getting down in the price.
they are directly connected through…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
1st Time Builders - Your best hint, tips etc..

high ceiling will keep your downstair area cooler in summer. In comparison to Clarendon I have visited, my place is much more comfortable re temperature downstairs.
10k$ is a big cost…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
House Warming Gifts

We got a basket of goodies with bottle of bubbles, and key ring with the builder logo.
It's always nice to get sth even thought you paid for that anyway

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Building in Brisbane area

Did you build with them? If you didn't I would say you can't really comment on the experience. It's different for everyone.
I am glad you had positive experience. I didn't…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!

Well it's done! For everyone considering Adenbrook I say go ahead! Some people have mentioned they couldn't afford Adenbrook but we found that many "extras" from others were…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Building in Brisbane area

Springfield... I know that a paperwork and the water meter is taking ages as council is overloaded with building applications. Think that Springfield is like a new city.
When we build…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Where is you favourite display village?

Hi Jet,
In Brisbane I like the Pacific Pines, Springfield (has a lot of different builders), Calamvale (the same- range of builders).
I do not like the Stockland behind the forest lake.…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Building in Brisbane area

I am sorry but most of the people I met said Don't touch tamawood/Dixon.
I also had been told think twice about any builder registered in Robina.
I believe it is a…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Location of Hotwater System

Hello,
You are absolutely right with your concerns. The further the main water using places the longer you will be waiting for hot water.
Definitely position the tank on the same wall…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Query: Building delay due to rain

As far as I understand until 12 months of construction they do not need to claim any days. You also have to remember that there are days of drying after…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS

We had our double story house build in 4 months.
There is no excuse for lack of work on the house so long. We did received the letter that it could…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Home Insurance?

We have compared number of insurances because we wanted to have a motor burnout and a pet insurance.
Firstly we did choose Suncorp because it was less expensive in total to…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Can you mirror the internal layout?

Hello Tony & Emma,
I heard already from my friends building in Melbourne with Carlise that they cannot mirror the rooms too.
We mirrored two bedrooms and even moved the bathroom at…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Quote for driveway, Brisbane?

Piranha,
We had also driveway and landscaping in covenance and no one really checked that. The thing is that the developer checkes that.
Your house is being approved by private certifier and…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
heatpump

feel very disappointed as nothing happened today. Now next tuesday another noise assessment in the middle of the night and next fine. we waisted 2 weeks in hope...
it feels like…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Quote for driveway, Brisbane?

Jet,
the lady I work with, she purchased a "roadbase" from landscaping supplies and hired a bobcat to spread it along 20m driveway. Apparently it takes then 4 weeks to settle…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Quote for driveway, Brisbane?

Jet, I have a lady at work that lives behind the Ipswich and she was organising sth for long driveway recently.
Give me a time I will ask her for some…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Quote for driveway, Brisbane?

Hello Neighbour!
I am in oxley. You should look into local newspaper and get AT LEAST 2 quotes.
I cannot recomend you the person that did mine. He left total mess.
for 4.5m…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Suitability of Land - Does "Fill" cause any proble

Hello,
Go to the builder and provide them with that info. Info about landfill is not enough. More important is what soil is under.
We build in south west of Brisbane and…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Is this quality build ?

Why don't you call the BSA in your area?
You can ask them. At the end of the day they are there to assist you.
I wonder how many people are checking…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Hi and question about stormwater easements

Generally speaking Council looks after stormwater to the collector but... in old houses Council is responsible for them too.
In new houses, the builder connects the stormwater from collector to the…

14 years14 yearskasiakmkasiakm posted:
Hi and question about stormwater easements

Go to the council and ask about it. don't believe that the neighbour will look after the storm water easement on your property. check with council what is the arrangement.…

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