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Joined 17 April 2007
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13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Can scarecly believe it, this morning we had handover, and I got my keys! After an 18 month journey, I'm ready for the next bit (finishing carpet + driveway then…

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
liquidated damages - how much in your contract

My builder wriggled out of paying 38 days of liquidated damages at $40 a day the day before handover. :-(

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Thanks guys!
The bricks are PGH Pallazzo Collection and the colour is Chiara
I'll be much happier when I've moved in!

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Not only have I had progress on the house, but also a new job and new (company) car yahoo (now just need a new ring on my finger!! (hint hint)
Here…

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

22 June 08, frames are complete ans windows are in!
The upgraded trio of vertical windows look awesome.
There are bags of concrete onsite so I think bricks will be delivered tomorrow.
Yippee…

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Has anyone built a J@NDSON Astra IV?

Hi Colonel,
I'm building the Jandson Espirit with courtyard in Pennant Hills, and my mum is building the Galaxy at West Pennant Hills, and a friend of hers is building…

13 years13 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

More good news - tile selection complete and shown below
My ensuite

Main bathroom, the feature tile will be on the side of the bath
Main hall, kitchen, meals, family and rumpus tile,…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
COLORBOND OR TILED ROOF - WHICH IS MORE DURABLE

Food for thought
I recently attended a climate change conference where I listened to presnetations from the insurance and liability secotrs.
The insurance industry feel that there is some likelihood that premiums…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Anyone building in New Rouse Hill

I agree
Rouse is Grouse!!
One good thing is that Rouse Hill will be serviced with recycled water, meaning you won't have to fork out for a rainwater tank/greywater system. Unless you…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Rinnai Infinity hot water system

I just bought one on sale at hardware and general for $800 whoo hoo!
Builder will install for me, plus I get $600 credit for the gas storage they would have…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Long time no post, but there has been progress.
2 weeks ago they did my waffle pad

And today, oh my god I can't believe it after everything... A SLAB!!

You probably cant…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Our progress ... Good News & Bad News

LOL
No one can beat me
My partner, cat and I live on the living room floor of my mum's rented 1 bedroom apartment
Have been here for 6 months and another…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
is japanes box a good hedging plant??

I'd go for natives
Correa Alba has lovely grey/green foliage and for contrast, you could have a front row of correa alba and a back taller row of dwarf lilly pilly.…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
How NOT to kill mould

Thank you thank you thank you!!
Mum insists on using bleach to clean even though it gives my poor partner terrible allergic reactions. I've tried and tried to convonce her to…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
More liveable and less health risk new house

Hi Ash, the initial offgassing is a little ofputting (ha ha - crazy day at work sorry)
Was thinking of the bromenated flame retardant, thats the baddie

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
More liveable and less health risk new house

You need to furnish your home with low VOC (volatile organic compound) products.
Laminex do low voc kitchens
Marmoleum/linoleum/cork flooring (forbo flooring) or tiles or natural 100% wool not anti stain treated…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Retaining Walls

Latest quote is $17,800
Best I can do
So I've signed to go with them
The engineer will attend onsite once the holes are dug but before the H posts are concreted in…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
What cost more? House or land?

My block was $170k more than the house ($370k vs house $186+ extras)
But thats what u get in an established area in sydney. A block down the rd on a…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Retaining Walls

Thanks for all of the suggestions.
I've had the retaining wall engineer designed, ( that took 2 months and cost $500 too!) and asked him to design the cheapest one possible.…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Retaining Walls

Doh
It is with timber - very plain.
It's actually taken me 5 months to get just 1 quote. I've tried and tried with 12 different landscapers but they all just gave…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Retaining Walls

Hello,
I have to put in some extensive retaining walls on my block before construction starts.
I just got my quote back, $21,250
OH.MY.GOD
Does anyone have any experience in what…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Hooray!
Site prep complete, one week early.

Its exciting because I can see where the rooms will be!
Still no joy with the retaining wall man though. It will go right up the…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Eco Friendly Heating And Cooling

Hi Guys,
I just came across this company
http://www.hrv.com.au/
Their product makes so much sense (makes you wonder why it's not mandatory in homes!)
Let me know if…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Position on block?

I love houses set back from the rd, my parents house was way back from the road and it was nice and private, and allowed us to have a huge…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Yay!
I knew only you guys would understand my port-a-loo excitement!
It's a lot less green than it was before demolition but I'm surrounded by blue gums and as soon as I…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Yippee I have a port a loo!

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
"Upside down" double storey house

I would check your local council's DCP for Residential Dwellings.
In my LGA you aren't allowed to have any living areas upstairs due to privacy and being able to see down…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Yay, I have a sign! :D

And a yellow peg on 4 corners saying 3m to Int, I'm guessing 3m to the intersection (ie…

14 years14 yearslrhodes1lrhodes1 posted:
Good things come to those who wait (and wait!)

Yak Chat, I'll keep an eye out for that. Its mostly fill, so I'll need to get some nice soil when I'm ready to plant.
Dan, all of Hornsby Shire is…

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