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11 years11 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Anyone know a good carpenter in Mel North for decking build?

Come on folks! No one knows a chippie they could recommend??

11 years11 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Anyone know a good carpenter in Mel North for decking build?

Hi Folks,
Does anyone know / can recommend a good chippie in Melbourne's Northern suburbs? I'm in Mernda and want to get my back alfresco area decked. I know this could…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
FREE DIRT!! 30cubic metres - MERNDA!

Hi Folks,
My build in Mernda is nearly complete.. Long story short, I'm getting a retaining wall done, and as a result a fair bit of dirt has been left over…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..

WTF are you putting in to add $120K?!!?!?!
Grand outdoor areas with pool / spa / tennis court?
Come on, realistically, add 10 - 15% to get fencing, some concrete work and…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Epson EH-TW3200 Projector - Brand New - Pickup VIC, WA, NSW

Very very tempted to get one of these.. Just deciding do I go the TW-3200 or the new 5900 3D projector?
I've read all the reviews online, just don't know if…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Biometric Door Locks - Anyone Got Them?? Share Experience..

I've purchased the Samsung EzOn doorlocks.. They look great, haven't installed them yet.
Check out:
http://www.samsungdigitallife.com/
http://www.digitaldoorlocks.com.au/Prod ... Locks.html
Much more attractive (IMO) than the ones…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Eucalypt Estate Epping North Site Costs

Which estate is that? $5k is stupidly low and I've never seen / heard anyone having costs that low in a new development.

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Fencing in Mernda/Doreen Area who did you go with?

Can anyone please provide names / numbers for recommended fencing contractors in Mernda??
It would be much appreciated!

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
What are you most looking forward to?

This!
::wornout::

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Contract signing

As above.... That's all you really can do.
Volume builders will not in anyway let you modify their contracts.
I work for a large law firm with a huge property department and…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Is the price negotiable with volume builders?

The prices aren't negotiable.. They may throw in a "freebie" but they will just include the cost somewhere else!
You got nothing for free nowadays!

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
should all doors be painted on the top and bottom..........

FYI -> I signed my contracts with Henley yesterday and they explicitly state that ONLY the front / entrance door is sealed / painted top and bottom and ALL internal…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

Wire it. Wireless is crap.. I will be wiring up 3 / 4 rooms of our house and running it to the garage and putting all my network gear in…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Solar Electricty Panels & Inverters

Do yourself a favour and check out the whirlpool forums about this topic. There are tons of people on there with knowledge on the topic. I'm still trying to work…

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Ream of Reflex paper!
1st anniversary = paper.
:)

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Agreed. No IGA I have ever been to is cheaper than Coles / Safeway....

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
concrete or decking

From memory, exposed agg is around $70 - $85 per sqm??
It's been a while since I confirmed prices, someone else here can surely give a more accurate price..

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Can I grease a panel lift door ???

Silicone spray for sure..

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
concrete or decking

Err.. Details please!
How big of an area!?!?

13 years13 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
What's your opinion on aircon before or after the build?

We're doing ours after the build. Simply because the included aircon @$4k~ was a a pretty crappy unit..I could get a much better unit privately for the same / less…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Blanco ovens and/or cooktops - your opinions please...

I just purchased a Blanco 900mm upright and rangehood. Sure looks the part! I'm not building for a few months but got a great deal so I've got it in…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
What can I claim for after building??

Zero, nothing, nada...
If it's your PPOR (Primary place of residence) and not an investment then you can't claim squat! (Unless someone can prove otherwise or show a reason how it…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
New lower prices in 2011 - volume builders?

Don't go assuming they are cheaper.. I'm building with Henley and asked them about their price reduciton, this was their response:
"There has been a change in the base price of…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Henley Price Cuts

I think the house will still be... (Due to insulation, building material choices, etc).. The heating just isn't 5 star rated..

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Henley Price Cuts

FYI -> Just received this response from Henley about the price change/s..
There has been a change in the base price of our homes keeping in mind that some of the…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Henley Price Cuts

Yeah I have the solar inclusion too. Too bad it will probably only make enough power to run my TV and alarm clock!
I've asked about beefing up the solar…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
The Warwick's Henley Lexington Q1 993

Congrats. :)
We're building the Q2 Lexington mid next year. Overall, are you happy with the communication / workmanship from Henley?
Any issues that came up during the…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Henley Price Cuts

What is your source on this and how are they different from the previous supplier?
I too am stuck paying the future price factor matrix thingamajig, and noticed the price drop.…

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Concreter needed - Melb northern suburbs

Hi There,
Out of curiosity, what was the quote worth?? I need to find a good concreter for our build next year.
PM me if you don't want to discuss in public!
Thanks!

14 years14 yearsMaz78Maz78 posted:
Building With Henley - Site Costs

We decided to lock in the tender and take the site costs of $14k.. At least we know how much we're paying rather than facing the possibility of paying more!

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