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7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Blum blumotion soft door closers...

OK so I can confirm now that the Blum clip-ons definitely work on the Hettich hinges, so long as they have the same holes.

Blum blumotion soft door closers...
7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Are all slurry bricks doomed to chip?

We've got the PGH Vino, which is similar also.
While they do chip a little, once their on the house you really don't notice it. And in a few years,…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Help!! How long did it take from slab to payment

Ours took quite a few weeks.
Is the problem that you've had your slab done, but no request for payment come through? If so I wouldn't worry too much about…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Hi smorgzzz, did you visit the Chifley or the Acacia (new single story design)?

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Blum blumotion soft door closers...

Depending on the hettich hinges you have, the blum clip ons might fit (our hettichs have the same clip in hole).

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Our Benham 33 journey

Hi Jen,
Interesting to see you've got all the same photos of the Fernside that we do!
We're building a modified Fernside 38 in Canberra, and are about 5-8wks out from PCI.

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Incandescent & halogen downlights??

Replace them with CFL/LED?
You can get a CFL/LED replacement for pretty much any fitting these days.

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Kitchen Appliances

I'd go with the Bosch, you'll find the small premium over the westinghouse is worth it. The reviews of their stuff is usually pretty good.
I remember someone told me…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Blum blumotion soft door closers...

Ours are Hettich, but looking at some comparison shots, look almost the same as the blums..
Going to try out two of these to see if they'll work. The Hettich…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Build with Rawson Homes

Elba also do the Canberra builds, so I'd guess the probably do most, if not all, of NSW.

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Colorbond Fencing- cost????

I just got quoted $103p/m for the supply and install of 1800mm colorbond, raked with TP sleepers underneath...
this is in Canberra, so I guess prices would be a bit higher,…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Bi folding aluminium doors - What do you think?

We're in Canberra, building with Rawsons.

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Bi folding aluminium doors - What do you think?

Agreed, that seems expensive...
We paid around the same for 2400 x 6200! Maybe yours is double glazed?

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Build with Rawson Homes

Hi Forg,
We flipped the rear kitchen/family in ours, but not the front half of the house. Ours was changed at $0 cost. I'd say as long as it doesn't involve…

7 years7 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Build with Rawson Homes

We're also with Rawsons. Have to say it's been pretty good so far, and we should be at lock-up within the next two weeks.

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Yet another Taubmans white paint question

Hi Koroboo,
We're using Snow Ballet for walls, ceiling and trim (trims in gloss)
It's in the cool side of the whites, but not overly blue or grey. I found the Nicholas…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
street numbers

Yep... Still weird...

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Using PGH Espresso bricks

That definitely doesn't seem to be the case with the production versions... Just back from site and they are covered on all four faces.
Edit: Just checked our samples at home…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Using PGH Espresso bricks

We're using PGH Vino (bricking starts today), which is from the same range as the Espresso. While there are a few chips in the delivery, the brickies are pretty good…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
street numbers

Weirdest thread about street numbers... Ever...

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
New home lighting restrictions…

It goes by total living area, so you can have more w/metre in one area, if you reduce in another.
So a 200sqm house could have a total of 1000w lighting.…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
street numbers

Try out http://www.numbers1.com.au . That's pretty much all they do, you can design your own online, and all their pricing is listed on the site.

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
want downlights, LED to expensive, 47 lights per m2

I saw OSRAM 10W-50 LED GU10s online, with housing for about $40... with that you could install nearly 200 of them!
Can you purchase the lights yourself, and have the builder…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
LED Downlights and normal lights

I hear what you're saying, but, there are some problems with that.
Having all the same units, say Brightgreen d900's, is great when you've just moved in. What happens when…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
LED Downlights and normal lights

Hi Springtime. How do you find the Philips 7w 40deg?
I tried some GU10 10w 36deg Osrams, but the narrow beam width was just too shallow for regular lighting (it probably…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
Building in Wright Canberra

Hi buildinginwright,
We're on David Fleay, but in section 18, so not quite neighbours :)

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
4th week on market

Potential non-investor buyers will need to love the place, and the lack of furniture probably makes the house a little un-inviting. You need to excite people when they inspect.

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
How many days did your house take to build?

We're building with Rawson Homes (as is smorgzzz). Luckily there are three other Rawson builds in the estate, all at roughly the same stage, so things seem to be…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
pool width and placement

I'd really reconsider the placement of the pool. If it's bounded by the house on one side, and the fence on the other, how much access around the pool to…

8 years8 yearsMattyTMattyT posted:
How many days did your house take to build?

I guess it would depend on the builder, but ours says days means "...workings days, and does not include weekends or public holidays"
So 180 contract days actually means something like…

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