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1 year1 yearMatt1Matt1 posted:
Capital gains tax on vacant land sale

If you hold the asset for >12 months you only pay CGT on 50% of the gain, otherwise you will pay CGT at your marginal rate.

1 year1 yearMatt1Matt1 posted:
Pool Certification issues - Sydney

The stop is fine for the Windows. I have the same in mine. Approved by private certifier late last year.
I tried to argue about the pump enclosure. Mine has no…

1 year1 yearMatt1Matt1 posted:
Builder using my land to build house next door

Just move the scaf with the bobcat

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

It would probably be cheaper to use 50mm sleepers. Take the top rail, panels and bottom rail off, cut sleeper to length and slide it down between the posts. You…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Living in a shed on acreage

Depends how you want to use the shed afterward, although 2 years is a while so you'll want to be comfortable.
You could frame up some walls and then line…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Average cost for a driveway?

$100/m2 is reasonable for colour-through all-inclusive (in Sydney). Just measure the distance from the garage to the road x the width of the garage.

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Building new house and contemplating a pool

You should think about the pool before finalising the house plans as the position may need additional piering for the house + you'll want power run to where you want…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Soundproofing or not between floors

We installed it and with 5 kids downstairs (our bedroom is upstairs) it seems to do something. Ask again in 10 years or so when they really get rowdy.
We almost…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?

You won't hear it. Ours comes down in our home theatre. Can't hear anything and there's no bulk head either. We've got an access hatch on the external wall.

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Do water pipes in walls need silicone added to holes studs?

I siliconed the holes in our build myself. I read on here it was a good idea so bought a couple of tubes and snuck in one arvo

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

I don't think it really matters. I've used both 10mm and 20mm agg.

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

I would put a layer of agg in the trench 1st, then Geofabric in a U shape. Then 100mm socked agi then cover with agg and fold the fabric over.…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.

Try a wire brush (gently)

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I did it for the same reasons (albeit the reverse, kids are downstairs, we are upstairs). Cost approx $3.5k (plans on the 1st page of my thread). Seems to do…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Broker's advice - no construction loan!

I was thinking more along the lines of site cost blowouts. Things like piering, slab upgrades, exposure grade bricks, splits etc can really add up quickly.

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Broker's advice - no construction loan!

Is this the 1st time you've built? Builds have a habit of blowing out so if $500k is close to your upper limit what would you do if you…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Tradies next door using my water meter

The reality is it's not worth doing anything more than you have already done to save maybe $20.
I discovered once my neighbours house was complete that they didn't have power…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Pegout/Surveyed location of Pool

Speak to the builder about how close the pool can be before you need extra piering for the house. You might find you'll have to do the piering now…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Ducted Vacuum owners ... Please help [emoji13]

We have one and while it's good, we could have bought 2 Dysons for the money (one for upstairs, one for downstairs). We got it so we wouldn't have to…

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2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
excavation and retaining wall approximate costs

Yep, a shipload should cover it!
360m3 is heaps. Down here a "cheap" rate is $50/tonne for transport & dumping of soil, that's not including the excavation, you'd be looking at…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Drainer Grooves or not?

I've got them on both sides. Nothing special needed to clean them. We have a dish drainer on one side and usually stack dishes (dirty) on the other. They seem…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Pegout/Surveyed location of Pool

Work with 1m around all sides of the pool. So for a 7x3 you'd need 9x5 of space (plus an area for the pool pump & filter). Id consider 1m…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
RETAINING WALL HELP PLEASE

I put a thin layer of gravel down 1st, then place the fabric in a U shape with the ag line at the bottom. Then shovel gravel over the top.…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
RETAINING WALL HELP PLEASE

What I was going to say was if the posts weren't concreted in already then you'd be better off taking them out, placing the bottom layer of sleepers, levelling them…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
RETAINING WALL HELP PLEASE

Have those posts already been concreted in the ground?

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Building a new house, neighbour has a pool

We built our pool close to (within 1m) of our new house. Because of this we had to have additional piering on that side of the house (down to below…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
New build - Irrigation system

I thought about putting in something to inject fertiliser but didn't in the end. Can always chop one in later.
Haven't laid the turf yet, need to finish a retaining wall…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
New build - Irrigation system

No worries, it did my head in trying to think about all the things for my system. In the end I had to sketch it all out and then…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
New build - Irrigation system

Here's my thoughts based on what I've bought/installed in my place recently:
* I went with an Irritrol outdoor controller, 6 zones. I had to get 2 because I had…

2 years2 yearsMatt1Matt1 posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Works for me

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