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24 d24 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Landscaping with a water grate in the yard.

If it's a storm water grate then make sure water can still to it

27 d27 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Got a draft doesn't look really good.. please help me!

The block rises approx. 5.5m form the nature strip to the rear boundary. That's over a distance of approx. 39m. The garage entrance is currently 1.6m above the nature strip…

27 d27 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Any way to get a free standing fence that doesn't blow over?

Maybe buy some pots, insert a fence post and fill them with concrete?
The pots can be whatever style, size and shape you need to make it work.

28 d28 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Knock Down Rebuild plus Investment - Beginning the Journey

Can you fit a Granny Flat in the yard of the property you don't intend to live in before demolition? If so then maybe you build it, move into it…

1 month1 monthPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Fun quiz question

So the witches can't fly in

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1 month1 monthPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

If you go for higher ceilings also consider the height of the doors.
Another thing is to consider the height of windows and the height or doors and do they…

1 month1 monthPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Double or single shower in En-suite?

Double shower heads if you like your partner :-D

2 months2 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Odd positioned block, need imagination please

What about garages in the 'handle' part facing the street. The garage doors would be perpendicular to the front door. Drive straight in and out of the garages that are…

2 months2 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

Think of the water as lazy because it always goes downhill. At the moment it stops at the lowest point it can get to and pools where you don't want…

5 months5 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Raised alfresco on slab

I'd be asking the building why the slab doesn't cover the bricks and go to the edge fo the building footprint. There also appears to be some rubbish in the…

5 months5 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Pool fills with dirty after heavy rain over multiple days

A lecturer I had many years ago described water as lazy as it takes the easiest path downhill.
If the slope is very steep then the water will move quickly downhill.…

5 months5 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Would you lose a bedroom to gain more living space?

One thing to consider is if you use the Home Theatre as a bedroom then you no longer have two separate living areas.

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

The small plants are Rhoeo - Moses-in-the-cradle

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Help needed - Extra sleeper under an already erected fence

Can you get a row of concrete blocks in there instead? Concrete in contact with the ground will last a lot longer than timber.

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Splash back for alfresco kitchen

I've been thinking about Alfresco kitchens, benchtops and splashbacks.
The material would need to be weather resistant and not breakdown in the sunliht.
Concrete, pavers and metal were what I'd been thinking…

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Perimeter paving slab drainage?

Make the water go where you want it to go. It's lazy and will always go downhill.
My brother had a footpath between his house and a small retaining wall. There…

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Drainage issue in bathroom

When we built our previous home we had an issue with the sewer being blocked. It was a split level home with the laundry on the middle level. The first…

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Keep site spoil?

You can ask.
First do some calculations on the soil volume that is to be cut. Remember that will be a compacted volume so it will be a larger volume…

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6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas

Drive around and look for mature Yucca Elelphantipes and then you'll make a decision about where they should be planted.

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Battery powered mower recommendations

I recently bought a Ryobi 36V mower. It would comfortably do the lawn size you want. I also have the 36V line trimmer with it's own battery and the 36V…

6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Value of Vacant land in Leppington

How did you end up going with this?

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Gift for site supervisor?

Built 9 years ago and gifted nothing.
Building again soon and it would take a lot for me to provide a gift

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8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Value of Vacant land in Leppington

Have you exchanged contracts?

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Contour levels

Not certain but it looks like the land falls from 95 to 93.5 at the back 1500m. I say not certain as there is a contour line in the bottom…

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Battle axe build

The easiest way would be to get the builder to include it in their quote. Each provider has their own requirements and the builder will be able to sork through…

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Yucca Aloifolia - Plant around House Foundation

Drive around and look at a few mature versions.
Then you will move them.

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building a roof over my deck

There are timber framing tables that will answer the question. Type of timber and spacing are just two of the things that are to be considered.

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8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Newbie-Contour confusion

Depending on the house design you may be able to create a step or two inside and the front half of the home could have FFL 170mm-340mm (one or two…

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