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Joined 7 January 2007
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10 years10 yearsMJMJ posted:
Other Side Of the Fence - New house question

Hi,
We are getting a new house built on the ajoining block. I got a copy of the plans and was looking through them and had a few queries.
I raised…

10 years10 yearsMJMJ posted:
New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

Ah yes, we have been in the house for a bit over 2 years and have a certificate of occupancy.
With your prompt (thanks Rocketship) they are asking if we "agree…

10 years10 yearsMJMJ posted:
New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

I've just received a copy of the plans and I do not believe they are approved yet. It mentions "we write to you as part of the building permit…

10 years10 yearsMJMJ posted:
New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

The land is very flat, no real fall any direction.
MJ

10 years10 yearsMJMJ posted:
New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

Hi,
I've been trying to find out info on the rescode (http://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/index.html) as I've just received plans for a new double storey house on the block next…

New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!
11 years11 yearsMJMJ posted:
Our Green House

Hi felicity,
Looks good. I like your landscaping.
I think the ensuite bathroom is much better on the west side of the WIR but I think the actual layout might need…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Downlights for dummies <- Help!

Thanks _Al_, I like your opinion. That is the main concern I have with downlights and the whole reading thing in the living areas.
As I've been looking…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Downlights for dummies <- Help!

Hi,
I'm are currently looking at lighting and I'm a bit confused about all the lighting options.
I want downlights in the living and hall areas of the house.
Can someone explain or…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Kitchen layout

To get the fridge closer, you could always shortern the window on the sink side and place it at the outer edge. Not sure if this is possible and…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
PD Atrium

Come to think of it, there was no pool but a bloody big gong!
It was a nice and different layout from the run of the mill styles.
Anyone looking to see…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
PD Atrium

Is that the one with the statue in the middle as you enter the house, and has a pool?
It was certainly different from the standard houses and this seemed to…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Custom building - how to even start?

We have designed our own home and are going through National Builders. It is a custom build, nothing too fancy, single story of about 38sq.
They have been very accomodating…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
An Island bench and power points

Is that true? Is it a building regulation/safety thing? Too close to water/liquids?

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
An Island bench and power points

Anyone know if there is any issues if the sink is also on the island bench?
Aus safety standards stop you from it, or do you need to be X away…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
An Island bench and power points

Thanks all for the wonderful info, fast and to the point.
Very helpful.
MJ

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
An Island bench and power points

We are looking to put an island bench into our home (currently designing) and wondering what the go is for power points to an Island bench.
We want a flat bench…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Rangehoods - Wall-Mounted Canopy - Is Glass Good ?

So it seems like its a "look" thing.
So both are easy to clean and provide the same function?

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Rangehoods - Wall-Mounted Canopy - Is Glass Good ?

We are looking to get a Wall-mounted rangehood. We like the ones that have a glass canopy but unsure how practical it really is.
Is it easier to clean?
Other issues?
Anyone…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Architect/Draftperson for plans

Thanks for the info.
I'm in Coburg, Vic, and we are both happy that we are now going down the custom build option. So far in all the…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Architect/Draftperson for plans

Hi,
Can anyone recommend how I can go about finding a person to draft up some plans. It looks like the only way we can get what we want is…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Floating or real floor boards - cost?

Some of the flooring we have seen in display homes seems to have lots of marks from stilettos or other similar high heels. This leads me to believe it…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

Thanks for the info. It is good to see what others say as it seems like you get a different answer depending on who you speak with.
MJ

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Floating or real floor boards - cost?

Hi,
We are looking to put floor boards in the house as we are not fans of tiles. Lately the trend seems to be floating floors but most display homes…

14 years14 yearsMJMJ posted:
Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

Hi,
We are looking to build a new house in Pascoe Vale (15.9m wide and 50 metres deep) and have found a number of plans that almost fit what we like…

15 years15 yearsMJMJ posted:
Porter Davis Homes Melbourne

I've been looking at building a new home in an established area (Northern Suburbs of Melbourne) and Porter Davis seems very professional and easy to work with.
A couple of questions…

15 years15 yearsMJMJ posted:
Buying a existing home, knocking it down and building new?

Thanks all for you advice, very valuable.

15 years15 yearsMJMJ posted:
Austral vs Boral bricks

FYI
In Victoria, Austral has a large site in Craigieburn (on Craigieburn Road East, Brickmaker lane, quite aptly named). Austral is in the process of completing a new factory that…

15 years15 yearsMJMJ posted:
Buying a existing home, knocking it down and building new?

Thanks Norbs,
The builder for me is the biggest concern at the present time. Does anyone have any opinions on whether to go with larger builder (ie Simonds, Metricon) or…

15 years15 yearsMJMJ posted:
Buying a existing home, knocking it down and building new?

Hi,
We are interested in buying an existing home (approx 50year old, nothing special), knocking it down and then building a new home.
Does anyone have any comments, things to…

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