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Joined 26 July 2020
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6 h6 hPhil 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.

1 month1 monthPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

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

1 month1 monthPhil 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.

1 month1 monthPhil 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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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2 months2 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.

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Value of Vacant land in Leppington

How did you end up going with this?

3 months3 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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3 months3 monthsPhil of SydneyPhil of Sydney posted:
Value of Vacant land in Leppington

Have you exchanged contracts?

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

4 months4 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.

4 months4 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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4 months4 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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