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1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
First Floor - Carpet or Hybrid Laminate

This is a personal preference question so not sure how much help anyone can really be.
Carpet has its pros and cons as does timber/laminate flooring.
Weigh those up and pick…

1 year1 yearMonty85Monty85 posted:
Will Metricon let you amend the width of a house?

Can't imagine it would be a problem - majority of builders will let you make whatever changes you want.
Just go speak to Metricon about it.

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

The cable at the top with 2 wires should be the phone line.
As for the bottom cables it does look interesting. At a glance, there is nothing there to suggest…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

Yeah that would make sense to. Just seems weird for a Hills Hub to be supplied but not use the patch panel inside it.
Nothing should surprise me with builders though.…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

Oh gosh, my bad. Sorry , please ignore the first half of my post above.
olls57 can you take a picture of the inside…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

In the picture you sent - the silver thing that says HES-108 ETHERNET SWITCH - that is your switch. Thats what the Router needs to talk to and (from the…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

Yep i noted that in the my first reply - im just trying to keep it simple so that its obvious that the router and the switch need to talk…

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2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

I tried to do a bit of a diagram of how im guessing its all routed (no pun intended) through the house.
Might be helpful.

Data points and wall plates
2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Data points and wall plates

Do you have 2 ethernet cables going into your router? There should be;
1. From the OptiComm box into the internet port on the router
2. From the one of the LAN…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Clueless 1st time home builder

The summary is on page 32 - should have just linked directly to it.
Here you go: viewtopic.php?p=1034752#p1034752

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Clueless 1st time home builder

Start with this thread which has a useful summary to get you thinking.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823

That's impossible to answer. Landscaping can cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Metricon Denver 45

I've been looking at a bunch of Denver designs lately and this is the best i've seen so far. Well done.
Looking at the original I had this idea about adding…

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Exciting times!! Scott Page was our SS. He was fantastic. Very accommodating and on top of everything.

2 years2 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
New Living Homes

Yeah it went pretty well all things considering. Check out my Instagram page where i posted updates along the major milestones.
https://www.instagram.com/ivy5custom/?hl=en
Build took 23 weeks from breaking…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Master bedroom layout

Option 3 100%.
Large WIR are a massive luxury item and by the looks of it you will still have enough room for a seating area.
This also gives you a blank…

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3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

It's really not something you'd notice anyway. So even hypothetically if you complained and got the builder to rip out everything and redo the frames and plastering you'd be delayed…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Airtouch 4

Airzone? Or Airtouch?

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Airtouch 4

Has anyone had this installed and in use yet? Got sick and tired of all the 1st party controls offered by manufacturers so now looking at adding something like this…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

Is there conduit from the top bullnose plate to the bottom one? As in, is there a pipe that goes from one to other?
Still not 100% sure on what you…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

I'm almost certain you're not supposed to run a power cord through a wall (through conduit) but happy to be proven wrong.

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Getting TV cables behind the wall through bullnose

Not really sure what you're question is but it sounds like you need an electrician. While i'm certainly not one to shy away from running cables yourself though the walls,…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
House frame delivery time

Our frame took less than 2 weeks to arrive (start of the year) and when speaking with my SS the other day he said builds starting now have a minimum…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Typical cost for an open shower in ensuite.

We asked for something similar in our en-suite and the builder quoted $2500ish. Nearly fell of my chair and despite me arguing that the price was absurd, they never budged.…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Current Build Times

I have more a more detailed breakdown of our timeline but at a high level;
29/07/20 - Plan Fee paid
01/10/20 - Signed Contract Tender
... Xmas break ...
05/02/21 - Construction started with…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
How useful did you find an independent PCI inspection?

Our SS has organised for us to do a PCI walkthrough tomorrow. Up until this stage, we've engaged with an independent inspection company to do inspections during the various stages…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Yep we went with Bluegum and love how they turned out.
Check out my Instagram (ivy5custom) for pics. Link is in my signature.

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Don't get me started. I tried explaining that to the neighbour that any addition in height to the fence would be negligible as there is a bloody house less than…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yep that looks to be the likely solution if all else fails. Honestly we probably will still need to put something on our side to give us some privacy anyway.
Is…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yeah I didn't think it would be an issue when we started. I thought it would be pretty reasonable to want to get a bit of extra privacy to the…

3 years3 yearsMonty85Monty85 posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

Yeah it's pretty common in the estate. We have 1020 setback on our side and neighbours have 920 on theirs.
Concrete path is the plan eventually and putting formwork down…

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