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micks_k

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Joined 23 December 2008
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1 year1 yearmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Home Australia to be liquidated

Just noticed this.
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... s3xjg.html
Sorry to anyone who started building with them.

6 years6 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

Yeah. I noticed this morning on the way to work. They only had one lane open while all the trucks lined your side of the road.
Congratulations.

6 years6 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Westminster Homes

Sorry Guys. Westminster has appointed a liquidator. Time to contact your insurance company. See link below
https://homewarranty.nsw.gov.au/portal/server.pt/community/c%3Bhomeowners/257/westminster_homes/2386

6 years6 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

I would put the sink under the window so the main bench can be free to use as a breakfast bar.
What's happening with your build?

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our nest - just got offers from builders

Hi Fekish,
Your updated plans are looking great. The kitchen looks a lot more open now.
Our smallest room is 3m by 3m and it feels pretty cramped. Especially…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Approval certificates

Hi Paul,
Off the top of my head we received the following:
- fire alarm
- waterproofing
- pest control
- Final Survey
- plumbing 
- window glazing
- work as executed
With our retaining walls the certifier asked…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Low Level Property

We have been limited to 35% of total area for hard surfaces. Luckily our yard is pretty big. Do you know what Sutherland % is?
Regarding costs. …

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Narrow lot 10x30. Any help?

I remember looking at Jandson homes at homeworld. They had a few narrow block designs. You may find some other builders will be willing to shrink the floorplan of a…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Low Level Property

Hi Skayne,
I just had a look through the variations and the extra expense was closer to 30K than 20K.
The standard tender came with a 3,000L rainwater tank but council…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our nest - just got offers from builders

Personally I think your kitchen - dining area is looking pretty cramped. Especially now you have moved the couch (which I think looks better positioned now).
I would be moving the…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our nest - just got offers from builders

Yes. Our house splits front to back. Single storey at the front and double at the back. Our kitchen, lounge, dining and alfresco are all on the same level…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our nest - just got offers from builders

Hi fekish
Your plans are looking really nice. I love split designs.
You'll love the massive ensuite shower. I assume you will be getting shower heads on each side.
Kitchen. Maybe…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Low Level Property

Hi Hammyhamster,
Our house was low level too and we didn't have an easement. We had to contact our neighbours and request connection to their easement. They signed letters refusing access…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Urgent help - Major changes by council -what are my options?

I can understand how disappointed you feel. Most councils advise a pre-lodgement meeting should take place to go over plans to pick up problems like this. I guess most…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Urgent help - Major changes by council -what are my options?

What a pain. We had to resubmit to council due to council requiring us to change our stormwater plan. This meant a variation for extra works required to meet…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

Hi Nina,
Great to hear they will be starting soon after such a long wait. I drive past your place everyday when I go to work and have noticed a…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help

Hi Lemon_Rose,
Is you block sloping up or down from the street?
In regards to "sloping block" house plan some project home builders have split-level plans.
Our house is sloping down…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
How often do you visit your site?

We used to snoop around the block once or twice a week until we got a letter from the builder stating they had been informed we had been on site…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Split level

Hi Funksoul,
Your block and plans look really nice. I can imagine you are going to get some nice elevated views from your upstairs lounge room and deck.
We used…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Split level

How will it cost them more in the long run if they cut and fill?
We should be finishing up by the end of the month. We've heard it will…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Split level

Hi Lou,
Split levels homes musn't be a popular as they used to be.
Your pool is starting to take shape. Just in time for Summer. How are you going to finish…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
147a

Hi Mel,
It's finally the 21st of September. Do you have any news to share?
Mick

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Struggling to Find Custom Home Builder - Inner West Suburbs

We bought a knockdown in Gladesville. We liked the inner west but wanted a bigger yard and less aircraft noise than we had before at Drummoyne.
Site costs are not…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Struggling to Find Custom Home Builder - Inner West Suburbs

Sounds like your top floor will be up nice and high. Any chance of water views then?
I know of a few doing custom designs with Huxley.…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Struggling to Find Custom Home Builder - Inner West Suburbs

Hi nn_4142,
I know what you are going through. We have a sloping block and many of the project home builders didn't want to touch us. We originally talked…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Retaining wall required - how much will it cost?

Foundation and reinforcing included. That also included crushed rock for backfill

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
neighbors security camera vs our property?

I don't think you're crazy. Take a picture and post it here.
Does it look anything like this?
http://globalcctvsec.en.tradekool.com/buying_leads/info/1763978/Owl-Security-Camera.html

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Retaining wall required - how much will it cost?

We were quoted by landscaper $140/sqm for laying + we payed extra $140/sqm for our block (ECS bolderstone). Depending on the block you choose you may be looking around $6000…

7 years7 yearsmicks_kmicks_k posted:
Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall

We had a bit of an argument this morning over the wall. Us saying "it's on our property we can do what we like" or "it's not retaining anything so…

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