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Altona East VIC
Joined 1 October 2009
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4 years4 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
3 Month Inspections

The contract for each unit was a HIA contract.
Having said that, the builder gave me photocopies of each contract and not all the pages of the contract.

4 years4 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
3 Month Inspections

I have built two large units in the inner west of Melbourne with a local builder.
Handover was in late September of 2014 and this is the first time that I…

4 years4 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Vandalism on Building Site - Experiences and what to do?

Temporary fencing is a mild deterrent at best.
I reckon that for someone that is semi-retired, setting up a business that provides and sets up active monitoring devices on building sites…

5 years5 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Selecting colours

I went through this process a while back and it wasn't easy.
I initially liked a particular Boral brick and was given a list by the Boral reps of houses that…

5 years5 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Who "owns" plans etc submitted for Planning Permit.

I ended up walking away from the two of them and got it all redesigned by someone else.
You live and learn.
The draftsman works out of Altona Meadows, a large man…

5 years5 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

I am building and the lounge/living area is at the rear of the property and faces west (in Melbourne)
Leading to the outside, there is a 5m wide and 2.7m deep…

5 years5 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Which bricks is this?

I've been scratching my head over brick colours of late.
My builder has given me his list of standard bricks by Boral and I had also been to the nearest Boral…

5 years5 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Cost Of Facades? (First time builder)

I am also building for the first time and I'm at the stage where I am to pick my bricks and other "colours" for the exterior.
I did submit a somewhat…

6 years6 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Partition Wall between side by side development.

I have had designs done for a single storey side by side development and the draftsman has used a partition wall system as the common wall between the two residences.…

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Who "owns" plans etc submitted for Planning Permit.

If payment has not been made, then it is obviously a problem.
What if payment HAS been made and the intention is to use the plans on the one single project?
Basically,…

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Who "owns" plans etc submitted for Planning Permit.

Back again and after some advice.
I have got town planning approval for the abovementioned developement and had then a meeting with the draftsman/designer and the builder about the next steps…

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.

I have contacted a few builders with regards to a building project that would involve demolition of an existing house on a block and then a build of two single…

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
LED Downlights: to LED or not to LED, that is the question.

I got this web address for led lighting from a recent ad in one of the major Melbourne newspapers.
http://www.ledcentral.com.au/

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Ensuite and Bathroom/Toilet with no windows.

I got sent up to the Gold Coast for a week in Sept last year and the self contained accommodation I stayed at had a combined bathroom/toilet with a relatively…

7 years7 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Ensuite and Bathroom/Toilet with no windows.

I currently have plans at Council waiting approval etc for a project of two units that are side by side, joined in the middle.
This puts constrains on the layout with…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
House Finished - Builder wants more money - HELP!

Get a solicitor ... give a copy of the contract to the solicitor and then tell the builder to go see the solicitor.
Advise the solicitor that you do not want…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Who "owns" plans etc submitted for Planning Permit.

Ok, thanks for your help.
The reason I ask is that now that plans etc have been submitted for town planning approval I am giving serious consideration to getting the Working…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Who "owns" plans etc submitted for Planning Permit.

Say I have paid a Draftsman to put together a Town Planning application with the required Drawings, Site Description/Analysis, Shadow Drawings, etc and they have been submitted to Council and…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
6 * rating

Downlights are wastefull of electricity and a potential fire hazard.
I'm suprised that LED lighting has not taken off faster.

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
6 * rating

There was an article in The Age on the weekend (Sundays Age 15th May) where they some guy using a thermal camera was able to show that despite houses being…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
House Plan Porn

With their property bubble crash and our strong Aussie dollar, you can probably buy one of those places for $20 000 Au
:lol:

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Fence builder in Point Cook

About 10 years ago a rental property my family had in the inner west of Melbourne needed a side fence of about 21m long.
My dad got a few quotes and…

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Approximate cost estimate for my development.

$1.68m give or take a few thousand.
::dizzy:: Those figures are in square metres; not Imperial sqaures.
165 square meters = 18 "Imperial" squares

8 years8 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Approximate cost estimate for my development.

I have a property/house in the inner west of Melbourne and I'm looking at knocking down the existing house on the property and subdividing it and build two houses side…

9 years9 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????

Lots of large windows (if they are not double glazed) would also mean greater costs for heating and cooling.

9 years9 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Colourbond vs Tiles

Metal heats up quickly , but it cools down quickly as well.
Tiles , once they heat up in the sun will stay give off heat for alot longer as they…

9 years9 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????

Wouldn't sliding windows also allow for better air flow ?

9 years9 yearsPrometheusPrometheus posted:
Subdividing property.

I have a property in the inner west of Melbourne with a house on the block.

The house is about 30 odd years old , its got brick cladding…

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