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5 h5 hkkskks posted:
Coral Homes - Marcoola 32 modified

I loved my old 1914 built house in London with the stubs of the gas light pipes still visible here and there on the walls. Cost 'em a bob or…

3 d3 dkkskks posted:
Double shower design help

Reckon one could slip a double wc onto that plan with no trouble. Could sit there with the wife and have a family chat about the school fees. Double sinks,…

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4 d4 dkkskks posted:
Waterproofing the shower room only or the whole bathroom flo

I'm a great fan of pre-formed shower-bases in a timber-floor house renovation. Worth a thought in the overall planning of a bathroom renovation.

4 d4 dkkskks posted:
Where to buy 12mm deformed bars

With projects like these I'm often amazed by the Gumtree advertisements. Worth a dip in?

4 d4 dkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

Was in a massive bathroom renovation at the weekend, in a for sale house, and they'd tiled only the shower area in a super. tile and painted the other wall…

6 d6 dkkskks posted:
Demolition - tree removal

Watch out for the existing building trap in the way clearing legislation Is written.

6 d6 dkkskks posted:
Right to have stage inspections

I really like the hardening up of attitude on this site in recent months. With the building of your home, take out the emotion, treat it professionally as possibly the…

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7 d7 dkkskks posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

Ayioh, child! :-)

7 d7 dkkskks posted:
Laundry door

Cheap, builder's range laundry doors exposed to weather have a short but happy life. Dark colours shorten the life expectancy of them, too. Laundry door expects a security door.

8 d8 dkkskks posted:
Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

The poultice removers are pretty expensive, but recommended by some. Don't laugh, but renovators have reported success in using a goo made from oatmeal porridge to soften the paints…

9 d9 dkkskks posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Super serendipity! :-)

9 d9 dkkskks posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

These people in Revesby have to be on your visit list. They make the barbecues in Australia! Bought a stainless steel one from them about 1988 and it was still…

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
Choosing a project builder

The Google search that's probably best not to do....
"Australian project home builder collapse"

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Spot-on, Drew! Keep it all like business. Dampen the emotions. Take our time! Be pleasant with the trades.
Worth dropping in to SEEK and having a look at some of the…

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Drew, you are so observant with your comment re emotions in building. And the big housing contractors play on that as part of the total process.

kks wrote:

I love leaving the ceiling out in garage areas. Provides the perfect storage space up in the rafters for surfboards and skis. fishing rods, nits of timber, and the like. Need to play around with the insulation and the adjoining walls walls.

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View: Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
12 d12 dkkskks posted:
Site Works

And that is what my professionals. tell me, too.It's about taking control of the project. Builders working for you, and not vice versa.

13 d13 dkkskks posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Having a professional oversight on the building documentation sends a message to the contractor that the client is in control. Great opportunity to use a bit of solicitor leverage to…

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13 d13 dkkskks posted:
Choosing a project builder

The moveable feast, right now, is the projected fall-off in residential build approvals. Bis-Oxford are talking about a minus 20%, or so, in NSW in next years. This, if it…

13 d13 dkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

And, in 2038, which stacker version - if any - will attract the buyer? The joy of base level Australian home design.

kks wrote:

Oooooh, Mrs Termite will love that!

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View: Projects to do after New Home Handover
14 d14 dkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

Right now, get a garden hose and syphon that pooled water down the side of the house and away on the gradient. The water is not going to evaporate, it's…

14 d14 dkkskks posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Right now Amazon are your friend for a simple, use it for the project and throw it away laser level. Thing that surprises me about these laser levels of all…

14 d14 dkkskks posted:
Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Reckon the next trend in kitchens will be 2 plumbed steam ovens!

kks wrote:

Good proportions there. Nice.

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View: Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
16 d16 dkkskks posted:
Building in Hillcroft - Claymore

I always enjoy having a look at the aerials photos of Hillcroft.

18 d18 dkkskks posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

You might have already come across the Victorian Guide to Standards and Tolerances?
http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... s-2015.pdf

18 d18 dkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

Dany, it's all about contractor risk management and shifting any future plan/specification problems on to your shoulders. Ask yourself, before you sign off on anything like this, "do I have…

18 d18 dkkskks posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

With one colour, and particularly with our modern water-based paints, the painters can really rip into the house without having to worry too much about cutting in and masking; there's…

18 d18 dkkskks posted:
Recommendations for pantry and laundry work after handover

Priya, you've gotta get over to Trademaster in Granville for this project. My favourite Sydney supplier for this fit-out stuff. Great range of materials, hardware, prices you won't believe, and…

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