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28 d28 dphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Reverse Cycle AC and solar

All fine in the end. The solar is single phase but at least in ACT they average out the import On 3 phases v domestic use/export of solar on 1.…

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12 months12 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

I dredged up the old tender and variations and actually a lot of the things weren't very expensive at all. Of course they start to add up after a…

12 months12 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

From memory it wasn’t hugely expensive. Windows and extra beams above the window cost a bit, but then you don’t need bricks etc for that space. So as a net…

12 months12 monthsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

You ought to be able to customise the windows. We got massive floor to ceiling windows on our family room to get the northern sun.

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

My intel is nearing 1-2 years old now (process started November 2016 and we still haven’t got the house finished) so it could have changed. That was also the Canberra…

1 year1 yearphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

You will probably be able to specify at the colours appointment so go with an idea of what you want. If they can't source, you can have them omit whatever…

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2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

As I understood it, the caesarstone comes in 20mm sheets so they mitre the edges to make it ‘thicker’. We priced different colours and the additional expense beyond the standard…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

I got the dreaded call yesterday that our site supervisor is no longer with the company (sounded ominous). Might have explained why I hadn’t had callbacks the past few weeks…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Update photo of the house front. Things seem to be moving along nicely now.

Rawson Windermere
2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

As an update, we swapped the 'win21' door for Corinthian's 'Backdoor No.6' which is stained wood on the bottom and glass on the top. I hope that this will be…

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2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Structural things we did:
-got rid of the silly empty 'feature' box on the stairwell to make it a double width staircase.
- expanded the front lounge and upstairs 1m out to…

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2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We are all carpet upstairs (aside from the bathrooms). I’m not totally sure on the carpet grade actually, but it all seemed pretty reasonable. (At that point I remember…

2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We didn’t get that particular promo, but one that was from when we went to tender waaay back in November 2016. It was the Real Living bonus ($5k usually but…

Rawson Windermere
2 years2 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Our Windermere 35 with Vogue facade now has most of its roof and cladding now (opted for the lines weatherboards rather than stria)

So far the build is going fine, but…

Rawson Windermere
3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Hello Team Windermere
I've seen more than a few finished or finishing builds in my travels around Canberra lately. Narrabundah has a majestic facade, Denman has a vogue facade just about…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Sounds like you did alright! We have now been advised the stair manufacturer will do french polish or not provide stairs at all, so we are probably going to end…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Homes charges too much on provsional allowance

How did you go with this? I was told at tender that the provisional allowance is just a guess and if it is more you have to pay the extra,…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Are you doing anything special for the staircase? I have found a few photos on here with a standard Rawson staircase but we are going to try to do something…

Rawson Windermere
3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

I've seen those before, Waldorf. As long as your dog can jump up and through that seems like a good way of doing it. I gather cutting the round…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
pet door

Hi there
We are also getting the Win21 and thought it shouldn't be too hard to add a dog door for our sausage. Did you have any luck with yours?
I…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

We've made the front lounge and 5th bedroom (the media room in the display home) a bit wider and the family/kitchen at the back a little deeper, ditto the alfresco.…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Heating a 7 star house

We are about to start on a 2 story house (Rawson Windermere) in the ACT which the builder says will be pretty close to 7 stars with upgraded insulation/double glazing/good…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Hi all
I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh…

3 years3 yearsphilbert83philbert83 posted:
Rawson Windermere

Yes, we are planning to KDR a Windermere Vogue facade later in the year, just accepted the tender. We've enlarged it a bit and completely redesigned the first floor.…

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