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1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Best way to block a neighbour's banging kitchen drawers?

Install some peel n stick acoustic panels
Invite neighbours over for a cuppa and explain that their noisy antics aren't conducive to a healthy neighbourly relationship.
Ask them to install dampers in…

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1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Server Room Cooling

Can't you set that room up as a separate zone in your ducted system? Then you can switch off the zone if you're using the air con heater in the…

1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Double glazed windows, upstairs only.

I understand your frustration :) having recently just built, my recommendation is to stay focused during this planning and design phase, and seek out multiple experts…

1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Double glazed windows, upstairs only.

I think it depends on which wall it is and how much sun you get on that side. If it's Eastern wall, you're going to get morning sun and if…

1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Double glazed windows, upstairs only.

Better off ensuring there's sufficient insulation in walls, ceilings and roofs. External walls are usually insulated by default but internal walls aren't, unless your builder has included it or you've…

1 month1 monthMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Installing gate in common driveway

Why don't you install the gate at the beginning of your property? You won't need front property's approval. I'm suggesting this because it appears he doesn't want a gate. If…

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Roller blinds and trying to achieve 100% block out with no l

Hi indo26slate did you solve this gap issue? I'm in the same boat.

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Outdoor AC unit distance from water tap!

I believe it is at least 1.5m, but I don't have a standard to reference for this. It has to do with the distance between water, electrical and gas connection…

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Best sun block out blinds

Thanks. I'm also quite interested in Ikea sliding blinds for my large 3m wide sliding doors. IKEA seem quite reasonably priced. Anyone here used them and have feedback to share?

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Best sun block out blinds

I'm keen to know more about this too. Anyone?

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
List of saving tips when building a new home

No problem. Also, if you're going independent, try to establish a good relationship with your builder, not just purely business-like. It helps to ease the process. Occasionally, they might also…

3 months3 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
List of saving tips when building a new home

Hi Moe
Are you going with a large volume builder or an independent builder? Cost and flexibility vary widely between them, the latter usually offers more flexibility in designs and options,…

5 months5 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
How can I make a laundry chute work here??

It looks like WIR2 and WIL are above the laundry so I'd be considering one of those to locate the top of the chute. Have you got a fixed location…

5 months5 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Cladding or Render?

This depends on the material used for cladding. If its vinyl with a foam backing, you'll find it behaves like insulation and keeps the house cool in summer and warm…

5 months5 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
TV Room Sliding Door installation after handover

There are a couple of options:
1) Remove the bulkhead and install a new bulkhead with the sliding track built into it. Needs to be robust enough to handle the weight…

6 months6 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Tiles on kickboard/plinth?

Given the tile pattern, I'd suggest you keep the kickboard a plain colour. Either white, or the cabinet colour. If your tile did not have such a detailed pattern, I'd…

6 months6 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Plantation Sahara Q2 in SEQ - Landscaping is slow

Hi poohbear, we're also building a Sahara and keen to see some landscaping ideas. Have you got pics of your front and back?…

6 months6 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Hey stayxtrue have you got any photos of your front yard and landscaping? We're also a building a Sahara in Brisbane and keen…

6 months6 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

My guess is that they caulked the top edges to prevent water dripped down those sides as they're probably harder to clean, given the positioning. If your bathtub is moveable…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Can any new home roof support solar panels?

I'd love to know about this too. My build is nearly complete, and once the roof was up, I got my solar guy to come in and install the panels…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Lease expires before our home is finished

If you're in QLD, what usually happens is (a month or two before your lease expiry) your landlord or property manager issues you with a notice of lease expiry and…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
PCI Pics

I've just learnt that when Henley ran into trouble here in QLD, they renamed themselves to Plantation Homes (in QLD only, I believe). That explains why the designs are the…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
PCI Pics

Plantation Homes is a building company. They have a range of designs called Sahara, so I was asking if your house design is from them? I notice Henley also have…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
PCI Pics

Is this a Plantation Sahara design?

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Best area to place noisy server

Have you decided where you're putting the server? Is your linen cupboard still too small to accommodate it? I'm thinking if you have a top shelf in the cupboard, you…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Advice for 30m wide and 20m length block

Congratulations on securing the land. Sounds like a good size. We have a similar sized plot here in QLD.
Your question is fairly open ended. What you probably need to do…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Best area to place noisy server

I'm doing something similar in my build but I have a double storey and I'm setting up the server rack and patch panel in the under stairs room. In your…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Ventilating storage room under the stairs

Have one or two fans on your server rack. That should be sufficient as your room space seems quite adequate. Just don't clutter up that room with other things as…

7 months7 monthsMuhammadMuhammad posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

Definitely go 3 phase now for future proofing. We're building in Brisbane and we'll be having a combination of gas and electric appliances. The cost to upgrade from single phase…

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