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8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

That was something I found weird in the marketing page of these, they made out like only mesh setup allowed this. If you have 3 AP's you should be able…

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8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

Currently use the Unifi ecosystem, so I have the UDMP, 48 Port PoE switch, 10GbE Aggregation switch, and their WAP's. I like it for the extra features i.e Vlans. without…

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8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

If it was me, I'd be going all WAP's wired back to the switch using PoE. Mesh makes no sense to me unless you fit a very small use case…

8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
New house build - Passive House

I wish I had of spent some money on trying to get better insulation for the house, never really crossed my mind to be honest. But makes alot of sense…

8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

If setup in WiFi Router mode they can't all be connected on the other side of a switch as mentioned, they would need to be setup in WAP mode (Wireless…

8 months8 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Home networking future proofing

I wouldn't worry about loss on cables over 100m as your average house would rarely have a run this long. For places that might only have 1 port but multiple…

9 months9 monthsMrSoberMrSober posted:
Calibrate on Canberra Build Price June 2023

Wow I hadn't realised things had gotten that pricey in just a couple of years since I built, that is crazy with how much land is now costing if you…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Water Meter Issue

Should be something they come out ASAP to rectify, looking at the neighbors it would appear yours has a leak as I would expect theirs also to be filled if…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

Yeah we have been trying to get our fence done and the weather has had it delayed was meant to be in before Christmas but still hasn't been done.
We moved…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Retaining wall cost

Yeah ours done in Canberra was $240/sqm back a few months ago, but they apparently have gone up over $350/sqm now.
And yeah if using stone etc they add in the…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Outdoor Decking

I have never used it personally, just prefer hardwood decking myself and am about to do another deck with Blackbutt.
But know people that have decks made out of it and…

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1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Floorplan/Build Suggestions

Are retaining walls included in building price?
I build on a block with a 4m or so slope from back to front and all I can say is for the cost…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in the ACT with ABM Homes

How is the build coming along?

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Custom builder in Canberra

I thought ABM would have fit that to a T, as they are a local small custom builder. Our price at the time was around $1,800psqm, I assume these prices…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Custom builder in Canberra

We recently built with ABM Homes,
Not sure what there prices are like now or if they are one of the builders you have already approached.
Seemed pretty reasonable price for what…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in Canberra - Costs

Sorry didn't see the reply,
So going by the plans, 228.82sqm GFA + 18.40sqm for alfresco etc. Going by that I assume the garage is included in the GFA. with the…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
How wide is your hallway?

Yeah 1m was plenty to get out big Samsung french door fridge (doors on) down the hallway. Was even able to get our lazy boi leather recliners and 3 seater…

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1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
How wide is your hallway?

Door is 1200mm wide, 1m that is excluding skirting.

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Retaining Walls?

Would agree after our build would be much better to have all retaining walls etc included into the plans and sorted by the builder rather than having to do it…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
How wide is your hallway?

Ours is like 1m, which was fine with the original front door which was standard with a window. We ended up with a free upgrade to a wide door which…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Not sure if you are still floating around the forums,
Saw you got yourself a quickjack, was just wondering where you got it from? They seem to be sold out…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
A reminder of why you never take handover….

We ended up moving in before things had been finished off, we sold our old place and the new house was ready just had some minor things outstanding. But on…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
What is the correct way to get a quote?

That is odd if it doesn't include the planning, engineering or approvals? I honestly have no idea how much this kinda thing costs as its the first time custom building,…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
What is the correct way to get a quote?

Hmmmm wow,
Yeah mine was around $280/m2, their price has already gone up over $400 now.
Is yours being done the right way with DA approvals and stuff? My understanding is mine…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
What is the correct way to get a quote?

Good info, I try to keep the price is no issue etc out of the conversation.
Reading that link has a few things I thought about after the job is completed.…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
What is the correct way to get a quote?

I recently got a little stung on a job I had done around the new house, needed a bunch of retaining walls as we are on a 4m slope and…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started

Good info,
That is true.
Guess temp fencing is the best option of not wasting money, as I have already spent over $40k on retaining walls I don't really want to build…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Building in Canberra - Costs

We started our build in 2021, but even then I think our prices are way out now.
I built with ABM Homes in Canberra, we built our smaller 4 bedroom house…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started

Yeah wall is on my property as I suspect I will be the lowest as not everyone is digging out as low as myself, I think mine had the biggest…

1 year1 yearMrSoberMrSober posted:
Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started

Currently getting a bunch of retaining walls done around my newly built property, I have one problem. One side I share with a neighbour whose build hasn't started yet does…

Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started
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