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Actron AC

We paid $10,500, which was for a 14Kw 4 zone ESP Platinum. In saying that, we went with the lowest quote we got for install which in hindsight wasn't great…

4 d4 dMonty85Monty85 posted:
Actron AC

Ok, we are about 220sqm when excluding garage and outdoor areas (that would still include bathrooms though). So yeah, much smaller than your place.
For reference, our builder wanted to…

4 d4 dMonty85Monty85 posted:
Actron AC

Looking at your plan i'd be inclined to always use it with the living area zones anyway. If you are heating or cooling that room and have the living off…

4 d4 dMonty85Monty85 posted:
Actron AC

Strange that they are not ok with 2 vents in the theatre (i assume rumpus on your plan) as it looks not far off the size of your Master.
Their…

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Actron AC

How many zones are they installing? Generally, advice is usually the other way around - "make you have at least a few zones on".
However, you are right in that the…

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tiled shower niche price rawson homes tender variation

No point even considering what it is actually worth. Builders credits are never anywhere near what they are saving by not doing it. Likewise, adding things are always at a…

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Colour questions?

Yeah we were concerned about how surfmist would look on the inside as well. I think i'm slowly becoming more ok with our decision to go for white vs surfmist.

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1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Surfmist vs other whites for external colours

Thanks for the reply and thanks for posting the image!
Yeah I've heard a few people say the same thing regarding the surfmist. Managed to find a few example images…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Colour questions?

Anyone have any thoughts (pros or cons) on surfmist vs other whites like Pearl White (for windows) or perisher white (for garage doors).
Our vision was dark bricks, monument metal roof…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Surfmist vs other whites for external colours

Repost as i moved to correct section.
We did our external colour choices this morning and ended up going against surfmist for our whites. In the studio it just didn't look…

Surfmist vs other whites for external colours
1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

Yep we ended up adding it in. For $650 extra it was an easy decision.

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Door Suggestion

Our will be purely a square set. We still don't know if we'll put doors in so this way we can see how it feels once we move in.
And we…

Door Suggestion
1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Door Suggestion

You will need to check with your builder - i cant imagine it would be an issue though.

Depends on what you the rooms to work. Do you want the doors…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Door Suggestion

A cavity slider has to slide somewhere. So that's why it's limited to that size. If you want a wider opening you will won't be able to do a cavity…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Ensuite vs WIR sizing

I've mocked up the size we would have for the WIR and it's fine, it's just whether or not its worth sacrificing some ensuite room for more WIR room. We…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Room size

Yeah kind of a hard one to answer as there are no "standard" sizes for bathroom or laundry's.
Like Hillsbuilds said, get yourself a tape measure and check the size of…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Ensuite vs WIR sizing

Having second thoughts about the size of our ensuite in comparison to the WIR. I've always been of the opinion that ensuites in general are too big when they come…

1 month1 monthMonty85Monty85 posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Did you have much luck finding any other examples of the Bluegum. We are deciding between the same two options but bluegum looks the likely choice at the moment.

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Build with Champion homes

Did your tender not include any form of site costs?

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2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
When do the colour selections and other choices happen

So basically they worked out the number of lights they think is required and paired them with a combination of standard batten lights.
So if for example, your plan has 45…

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Pre build Site clean up

Great result. Cleaned up well.

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Thanks for the feedback, good to know.
Most of our requests have come back very reasonable so far. It's just been a few things that have come back which seemed…

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Pre build Site clean up

Soil on its own shouldn't be too hard to get rid of. It's when it's mixed in with construction rubbish that it becomes expensive as the tips don't want it…

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Pre build Site clean up

I had to deal with the same thing - lot was 5 years old when we bought it and was the dumping ground for every lot around it. We tried…

Pre build Site clean up
2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Popped down to the tile supplier that NLH uses recently to work out what we might be up for if we upgrade the tiles.
We have about 90sqm of living…

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Comment on the design - What would you change

Was it a choice to not have a BIR in bed 4/study?
I'd replace that bookshelf with a BIR even it wont be used as a bedroom. Good for resale…

2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Quote for partition shower screen - is it unreasonable?

Not quite the same, we won't have the nib walls but the floor and strip drain would have been basically the same.
What we asked for was just a glass…

Quote for partition shower screen - is it unreasonable?
2 months2 monthsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Quote for partition shower screen - is it unreasonable?

Can anyone help me understand if this seems reasonable or not.
We are in the process of planning our build and we requested for a partition shower screen instead of the…

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