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Joined 6 January 2008
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14 years14 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Retaining Wall - Who is responsible?

we have required retaining walls on three sides of our block. Looking a guidelines provided to us from our builder it is my understanding that you are required to…

15 years15 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Blanco oven + weird racks I have no idea wot they r for

I think the 'x' shaped thing goes on your hot plate for smaller pots/kettles to stop them falling down. I have no idea about the other one!

15 years15 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Standard guidelines for grab rails etc?

can I recommend getting an occupational therapist to look at the set up to make the recommendations. They will be able to see how your mother moves in those…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Auction Tomorrow!!

Congratulations. What wonderful news. Now you get to build...
Good Luck for the road ahead.

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Our Electrical Plan, first attempt

also thought, do you need an exhaust fan in the laundry for when you have the clothes dryer on? (if you use one)
I agree with the study. I would…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Our Electrical Plan, first attempt

Hi,
I fyou are having a standard vaccume (not ducted) then you need to think about powerpoint placement to be able to plug this in to vaccume the house (such as…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Rinnai Infinity hot water system

we are also having this system installed. We are having three controllers, one in the kitchen, and one each in the ensuit and bathroom. For us i dont…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Grab rails for bathroom

also, i would often replace the towel rail with a grab rail. this was often much stronger and safer to use as people will often lean on the rail…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Grab rails for bathroom

Hi Judie. In a previous job i worked in aged care in the community and often did home visits to measure for the installation of rails in bathrooms, toilets…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Nearly There!!!!

wow. it is looking great. we are having a similar color scheme in our kitchen.
you must be excited

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
How much extra did you pay?

our base for the house was approx 135,000 and we will be paying approx 205,000, so approx $70,000 extra. again this does not include carpet, curtains, gardening, fencing, driveway…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Thanks to Adelaide's heat wave, no slab...

we were at the beach as well on monday. it was so lovely. contemplating heading there today after hubby finishes work. i don't want to complain about…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Thanks to Adelaide's heat wave, no slab...

we are building down south as well in paringa views near noarlunga. near work for me which is great. our land doesnt settle until the end of april.…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Rainwater tanks

I also agree, filling the tank with mains water does seem pointless. maybe we should look into the pump MaylandsManor mentioned.

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Thanks to Adelaide's heat wave, no slab...

that's no good you have to wait!
It is so hot here though! I don't know what the 'official temp' was here today, but we drove past an outside digital…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Rainwater tanks

It is not compulsory in every suburb in SA if the development has a reticulated greywater system i.e. Mawson Lakes. We don't have a rainwater tank and haven't seen any…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Electrical costs

other things we included were outdoor powerpoints, adding additional outdoor lighting, fans/heat lights in the bathrooms, dimmer switches, fan junction box for alfresco.
all our extras at this stage cost us…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Traditional Sounding Doorbell

we have the crows theme song as well. thank god the battery is flat at the moment. i cant stand it, but someone else won the doorbell debate!

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Rainwater tanks

in south australia it is compolsary to have rain water tanks installed with new homes, and this tank needs to be linked to the main toilet in the home. …

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Land Selection & Fixed price contract

we use to live next door to a child care centre. the main problem was during the day mon-fri there was lots of noise, and the children LOVED to…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
outdoor lighting

excellent, that is what we thought we would do.
I just wanted to make sure that having the batten light would not cause problems with installing a different light fitting in…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
outdoor lighting

similar to the external lighting post...
We are planing on putting the fittings on our external lights following handover as we are not sure yet what we want.
Which would be the…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
Has anyone had this before?

Hello everyone
We have our contract and it stipulates the following:
"The CLIENT is to undertake the construction of underground stormwater drains (roof and surface stormwater disposal)... after handover of the home,…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
I love my concrete deck!!!

that is amazing, it looks so real. congratulations!

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

great. thanks for that Earl.
I feel like such a novice with no clue sometimes. You have all been such a great help.

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

lucky you indeed!!!
our benches aren't that big (at least I think). possibly 5m total of bench top.
hubby and I will need to look into this tonight and make a…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

that is just for the bench tops. and that price is with an approx $2000 rebate for not going with the standard benchtops. on top of this is…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

for those who know does $4600 sound about right for freestyle laminex benches?

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

ok, so i just spoke to the building man that we have been dealing with. He is going to look into this for us. I feel better already!
thanks…

16 years16 yearsLeeceLeece posted:
bench-tops and cupboards again

great Idea, will probably do this if we dont have any contact by tomorrow.
thanks for your advice :D

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