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11 d11 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

Is this really an issue?
As far as I know any brick piers in VIC build , basically inside the brick pier is a piece of timber doing the actual support…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Brick and frame - plywood normal ?

Unless Sydney building differently.
Its more than normal. Its structural bracing those plywood sheets.
And it seems that this is the 3rd build I see on this forum without building wrap in…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Swelling of laminated floorboards

I suspect could be a small spill of 20 cents or 50 cents size pool of liquid and it didn't dry in time and sipped into the gap... That's…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Sir Walter Buffalo

My experience would be stop any form of fertiliser until your buffalo is fully established. You are in NSW so I reckon come spring time it will grow very…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Shocking - Porter Davis

I guess part of the problem is volume builders are offering and building 450K all inclusive for a 50sq "grand design" house....

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4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Internal brick walls VS timber stud frames?

In WA it's standard for double brick wall. It's a good as it gets.
No need to compare to people in the east building match sticks houses. :)

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Porter Davis SAVOY35

In general unless is insulated plaster wall, it does nothing.
My home is very open plan I dread it sometimes.
The sound of people's voice is significantly pounder in open plan…

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Custom Floor Plan Feedback

Are you in Syd or Melb?
If Melb.. I would rearrange my ensuite to have a larger window if its facing west... it will dry up you bathroom nicely and prevent…

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Metricon prices

I'm sure metricon website tells u the inclusion and assume u don't upgrade anything.
And then add 40-100k site costs depending on your land.

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Does removing balconies of the house plan reduce cost?

Great.
Share with us how muchehen u know :)

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Does removing balconies of the house plan reduce cost?

Interesting OP should share back the outcome.
Find it interesting that a typical volume builder will give u back anything, probably it will be some minute amt u would think might…

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Custom Floor Plan Feedback

Since your frontage is facing north. I reckon this is as good as it gets.
Perhaps make your laundry to be larger to incorporate a mud room as part of it…

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5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Does removing balconies of the house plan reduce cost?

If it's from volume builder probably it will cost u more because u change their plan.
If its custom design from scratch this yes it should cost u less without the…

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Mud Room Yay or Nay?

Definitely by hook by crook do it.
With kids. Not only their sporting bags etc. Also their school bags, shoes etc etc.
Need something like minimum 2*3 metres room.
So can dump…

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Grout issue Montgomery Homes and Tile Direct

Interestingly the tile shower doesn't slope to the drainage?

5 months5 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Grout issue Montgomery Homes and Tile Direct

Shower tiles.
Once u use it for a month or 2.
All sorts of tile discoloration etc etc will occur.
Unless u go it clean your grout prestingly every few days.
My…

6 months6 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Letter of Intent for residential build

He is asking for solicitor fee for preparing the contract?
In Victoria is a std HIA contract where he would have customise it to his needs.
Unless you are his 1st…

7 months7 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

How can it leak so bad? I assume u don't have picture of outside of the leaking roof?
Interestingly with colorbond roof u would think chances of leaking will be…

7 months7 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

I would say u would choose various colors glass. Matte, etc (same as splashback).
Matte dark grey would be awesome. Only have to clean once a month. Lol

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7 months7 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Yup. I seen it been usd before.
May not be everyone cup of tea look wise but definitely functional.

7 months7 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Another option is u can use glass instead of stone?

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
New build problem

For something as obvious as this, I reckon u contact the builder and they should rectify it without much argument.

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Where to buy smaller packs of off white cement etc

Hi,
Does anyone know where in Melbourne u can buy smaller packs of off white cement and lime.
I already have my sand.
Trying to make a small batch off white mortar.…

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Very Low Income - Large Deposit - will I get a house loan?

They only look at deposit to see if u have to pay loan mortgage insurance and if u argue for a better interest rate since your deposit is larger.
However…

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Very Low Income - Large Deposit - will I get a house loan?

Serviceability is the no. 1 item lenders look at these days.
With 3 kids and 40k per year unfortunately won't be able to get any meaningful loan amt at all.

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Help with identifying lawn

OK I take it back. Don't think it buffalo. Im comparing it in detail with my buffalo lawn.
My buffalo grass pointy end of each leaf is more or less rounded…

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Help with identifying lawn

I reckon is buffalo.

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Lawn care

My guess is buffalo grass.

8 months8 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Lawn care

2nd last photo at that time your lawn can still be saved. Ie. Lots of water for a start.
Last photo I think it's gone. U need to lay new…

9 months9 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Hampshire 45 KDR in Melbourne Provincial

U could end up with screw piles and $$ variation?

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