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Phil of Sydney

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2 d2 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

Like most if not all building contracts it states we shouldn't go onsite whilst the builder has posession and our home is under construction. But like many people we may…

20 d20 dPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Cut and Fill

Can you go with the split but leave the ceiling at a consistent height. This would give high ceiling to whatever is at the lower level at the front of…

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6 months6 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

We are building at the moment in Sydney and that's the $/m2 rate rounded up including site costs. All services are available at the front of the lot, no septic…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Speaker setup in this room

Maybe a soundbar and subwoofer? Separate components such as an AV Receiver (AVR) and speakers would be able to produce a better result. There are some quality stand mount/bookshelf speakers…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Idea with plan

Laundry goes to the garage. Lots of space on the right.
Current Guest WIR becomes Powder Room
Guest Room gets a BIR along the wall instead of WIR
Current WIL moves to hallway…

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7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Toilet rough-ins and plumbing compliance

I just googled those toilet mentioned and saw the price :shock: Is that for the toilet or the whole bathroom :-D
Sorry…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

Construction cost 350m2 x $1,500/m2 = $525,000. This is a ballpark figure and can vary a lot depending on the finishes in the home.
$1,000,000 - $525,000 = $475,000 for…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not

Once you have drawings with the window sizes it's easy to get a few quotes and compare.
We did and ended up going with the builders supplier as they had similar…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Master bedroom layout

Do you need Bed 5? If you don't need it and want LOTS of space it could become part of the Master Suite and becomes a WIR and the doors…

7 months7 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Also check what operating temperature the outdoor units are rated for. From memory the Actron was rated to a higher temperature.

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
How long did your frame take to arrive?

Slab mid August, fame early-mid September. Bricks are currently underway.
This is a double storey home in Sydney with a larger builder

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension

A class A pit and lid is one that is not designed to be driven over. NBN would be more interested in you getting close to their pit.
You could contact…

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Toilet in Kitchen?

Do you want to go up or down a flight of stairs each time you want to go to the toilet?

8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Cost effective options for retaining wall

At 1000mm high check if it needs council approval.
Done properly masonary (concrete) will last decades.

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8 months8 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Cost effective options for retaining wall

How high? How long? Will it be visible or behind a garage or side of the house?

9 months9 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Can you close/cover over the skylights. It may be hot underneath them in summer.

1 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The pre-construction process is very slow. So far it has taken 8 months and we still don't have the final Construction Plans and contract. We have signed tenders, done the…

1 year1 yearPhil 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

1 year1 yearPhil 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…

1 year1 yearPhil 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.

1 year1 yearPhil 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 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Fun quiz question

So the witches can't fly in

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1 year1 yearPhil 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 year1 yearPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Double or single shower in En-suite?

Double shower heads if you like your partner :-D

1 year1 yearPhil 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…

1 year1 yearPhil 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…

1 year1 yearPhil 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…

1 year1 yearPhil 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.…

1 year1 yearPhil 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.

2 years2 yearsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

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

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