Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
kirashogun
146 Posts
kirashogun
146 Posts
Senior Member

Follow
146Posts20LikesMost Active Topics

kirashogun

Joined 20 February 2017
Senior Member
Followers
11 months11 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How to get Dulux Professional paint through retail

I wanted to touch up some paint on existing house. I took a photo of all the paints used during the house build and they are all from the Dulux…

2 years2 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building a new House in “uncertain times”

I'd wait for things to settle down. I'd also be very careful about building with smaller builders and builders with weak balance sheets as inflation is out of control everywhere.
A…

2 years2 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Laminated tinted windows vs 3M film

I have double glazed laminated 3mm+3mm on one side and regular 4mm hardened on the other. The main advantage is UV protection for internal furniture/flooring and since it's baked in…

  ⋅  1
2 years2 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How utility disconnection/reconnection work during a KDR?

Normally you don't disconnect water during KDR unless you are moving the water meter. Even then, construction cannot start until water is connected. Water is required at all stages of…

2 years2 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Heating and cooling option for the new build

I have owned both evaporative cooling and now central refrigerated cooling (3 phase 20kw). I can honestly say for Melbourne, evaporative cooling is a lot better especially at night time…

3 years3 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Latitude 37 vs Comdain

Chose Comdain. I also found L37 a bit arrogant and their inclusions seems really bad compared to the price they charge. Comdain seems expensive at the start but they only…

3 years3 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Owner Supplied Materials

It won’t work. If you want to do that, go down the owner builder path.
You can’t just squeeze builder margins and expect them to just sit there and nod not…

3 years3 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Steam Oven/Combi Oven

Didn't use steam oven much at all. Just easier with stove top steamer. Same issue, lots of clean up. I got a plumbed in version, even worse, now i have…

  ⋅  1
4 years4 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Swelling of laminated floorboards

It’s caused by tenant. I had the same thing in my own property in the kitchen over period of 2-3 years. Sometime it’s hard to mop every it of moisture…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

Well termites can’t chew through a concrete path that’s properly chaulked. Concrete path also helps drain moisture away from your footing to avoid slab movements.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

My architect basically had strip drains along the entire perimeter then buried it in pebbles so you can’t see it. Water falls right through so drains still function fine.
The strip…

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???
5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

4m long island you say. I hope you worked out where the stone joins will be placed.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

What sort of foundation is your current house on?

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?

Their webpage looks impressive enough and apparently they supplied timber to RMIT etc. Seems legit to me but DYOR.
Hope you got the skirt board sorted, also you need to ensure…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are more…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door

Sounds like the landscaper (or whoever laid your finished surface outside the house) didn't pay any attention to the level of whatever path is outside your laundry and made it…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Hall and Hart - handover site leveling issue

Pretty standard across the industry. It’s pathetic really. Owner end up footing the bill for further escavation just to meet code.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Fairhaven Homes

If you are doing a concrete path around the house, pay attention to your weepholes. I can see it's technically non-compliant as it is less than 150mm from unfinished ground.…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Leaky service trench

I have discovered there is a lot of standing water at the base of my house footing in the front porch. If I remove the water, an hour later the…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Check your engineering drawings.
The important thing is that your internal floor level is HIGHER than your DPC/weephole bottom.
Typically with concrete slab houses, they can’t afford to have 2C brick then…

DPC and weep hole height
5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Talk to your SS, easy to change at frame stage.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
valuation too low

Have you already paid the deposit?

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Project builder makes all the profits on “upgrades”. Custom builder gives you a realistic price instead of bate price. End of the day project builder likely to be cheaper.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

  ⋅  1
5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

From what I can understand, powerline Ethernet is crap. Too unreliable requiring regular resets. If it’s that good you think everyone would be using it in lieu of cat6.
Especially…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of.
The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though it’s a…

  ⋅  1
5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

About 1-2mm. Dirt dust water can definitely get in. I can even see a little bit of what looks like support leg inside. Is that right?

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

Hi everyone
Got a quick question. I have timber floor boards laid first with caesarstone island with waterfall plonked on top.
Builder have left a small gap between the stone and the…

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Floor loading - Do you think about it?

You will be fine. It’s AS standard. Even garage floor have a load rating of 250kg/m2 and your car won’t sink into earth.

5 years5 yearskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Get it from the building surveyor. They issue the building permit. It would be illegal to issue permit without the right structural plans.

More
Joined homeone
20 February 2017

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.8 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
Articles
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2024

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2024