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Philsta

Joined 31 December 2017
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3 months3 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Building in Cowaramup

Hi,
I am wondering if you have any feedback about the Polaris flooring? My builder is recommending it but I have read some stuff about gaps appearing between the planks due…

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Nice. Must be exciting that it is almost done. It's a long way off for me sadly. Where is your place? My block is in Scarborough.
Yeah, I am trying to…

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks again for your reply and tips! It is much appreciated.
We bought the block and we are designing a house now.
The setbacks etc. make it kind of challenging to…

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5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Tiling after handover - new

No, tiles go over plaster. Better if it's not painted though.

You can tile up to the cornice but it depends on the thickness of your tiles. If you have…

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks so much for your comments.
I have found some designs which I think would work well on the block and are around the $350k mark which is within budget for…

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5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

It's west/east facing.
It was a block which has been split down the middle and the one immediately to the north sold first sadly. I can see overshadowing could be…

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

It's west/easy oriented.

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Awesome. I had a quick look. It certainly makes like easier if you're allowed to build parts of your house and garage up to the boundary. Looks like your house…

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks for your reply.
It seems it just depends who assesses your plan and a bit of luck?
Were you allowed to build up to the boundary?

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

No worries. Apparently it can be 60% if there is a second story above so maybe I can get away with it.

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

This is what I am confused about as that is what the R-codes seem to state but obviously plenty of people find ways around it, such as in these places…

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Perth, City of Stirling

5 months5 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Hi all,
I am considering a narrow block which is pretty long but quite skinny. About 8.5 metes by 42 metres.
The size is perfect for my needs, great location and the…

2 years2 yearsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Replace skirting?

How feasible is it to replace skirting boards?
When I bought my place I had the shirting boards taken off to put down a wooden floor (I wanted it to look…

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