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nikil_charitra

Joined 9 April 2015
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1 month1 monthnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Program/app for designing home

Google ketchup. You can scan in your land survey to get your levels and construct you design. It will get the creative ball rolling for you and it's free.

2 months2 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Working Drawings Complete about to go to Engineering

Before you go to the builder, I found it helpful to have completed electrical plans and energy report. We encountered problems when we went to get a building permit. Our…

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6 months6 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

You need to pay half regardless of whether you home has been built or not built.

10 months10 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Awning Windows v's Sliding Windows

Simple science. The greater the aperture of a window, the greater the potential air movement.

10 months10 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Design your own home

I spent the better part of one year fine tuning the design with floor planner. I did not want a builder to dictate design principals. My wife and I are…

10 months10 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Awning Windows v's Sliding Windows

Passive cooling for the energy conscious, where possible.

10 months10 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Design your own home

Try floorplanner. It's for free. I used this software to design my home. I then passed my drawing effort onto an architect. Having the initial time to play with the…

10 months10 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Awning Windows v's Sliding Windows

Awnings for the bathroom are great for ventilation, privacy and security. For the rest of the house sliding is better, particularly in the Aussie summer's to allow affective cooling when…

11 months11 monthsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
What did you do yourself after handover to save money?

Flooring except wet areas and kitchen appliances.

1 year1 yearnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Concept Design - We have no direction?? (Please Help!!)

We visited display homes. We then sat down and put some floor plan ideas down using Google Sketchup and then on Floorplanner. The drawing that we came up with was…

1 year1 yearnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Concept Design - We have no direction?? (Please Help!!)

We visited display homes. We then sat down and put some floor plan ideas down using Google Sketchup and then on Floorplanner. The drawing that we came up with was…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Front entry double door or wide 970 mm single door?

Just a thought from left field. Ever considered a pivot 1200mm single door?

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Getting build quotes

Our architect provided us with floor plans and elevations, engineering and computations, energy report, soil test. site survey, developer approval and cup lick approval for increase in building envelope…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Getting build quotes

We engaged a independent architect to draw up our plans. I did not want a builder to influence the design process. Once we received our working drawing I got 7…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
When Your Block Becomes The Local Dump

Put up a temporary fence. Builder s normally specify on their contract that they require a clean block. They will pass on their charges to clean up your site onto…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Neighbour Unhappy - Building close to boundary

Garage wall on boundary is a relatively common occurrence. Formal objections, if lodged by your neighbour, must form a strong argument and rationale as to why they are objecting. You…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Building area Calculation

Calculations of building area can also include measurements taken from the perimeter of the roof line.

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Building area Calculation

Calculations of building area can also measurements taken from the perimeter of the roof line.

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Builder next door dumping rubbish help

I share fences with 6 neighbours. I endured 6 builders dumping rubbish on my vacant blog at various times.
Once I had my two long fences up, I bought a…

2 years2 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Builder next door dumping rubbish help

I share fences with 6 neighbours. I endured 6 builders dumping rubbish on my vacant blog at various times.
Once I had my two long fences up, I bought a…

3 years3 yearsnikil_charitranikil_charitra posted:
Question about fences

I would consult your neighbour and show them your quotes. You are neighbours and therefore should collaborate in the decision making process. Don't make presumptions on how you think…

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