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4 h4 hreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Aside from double glazed windows, we're considering putting up curtains with thermal fabric. Hopefully it pays off.

4 h4 hreaverreaver posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

No, that is not a stone waterfall. Those side end panels are 40mm laminate. I know because this picture was taken at a place that was for sale last year…

6 h6 hreaverreaver posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

Yes, the laminate sides protrude by 300mm. The stone countertop is 40mm and the laminate sides are 40mm as well. Looks good and does not get damaged easily after 1…

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop
17 h17 hreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Yep that's popular in the States. They even do it on walls. Is it any better than batts though?
https://i.imgur.com/ZXycVaI.gifv

2 d2 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

From what I understand the builder is supposed to bear the cost to meet the 6-star standard. I guess we'll see at contract.

2 d2 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Did the price change at contract or did it stay similar to what was quoted?

2 d2 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Those that have signed recently with M and have included double glazing to all windows, how was your experience? We have accepted our quote last week and the salesman said…

6 d6 dreaverreaver posted:
Porter Davis upgrades

See existing thread here. Some of the things you listed might have been already mentioned in that thread its just a matter of searching within it.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=54817

7 d7 dreaverreaver posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

This is a very good guide to laying pavers. Did you leave the three aluminum lengths in place and put the pavers on top or did you take them out…

8 d8 dreaverreaver posted:
Cost of landscaping

Has anyone installed a driveway made of pavers recently? I'm trying to look at how much it would cost per sqm at the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I understand it…

9 d9 dreaverreaver posted:
Knockdown Rebuild in Whitehorse Council Area - Victoria

We're doing a KDR in Whitehorse as well but have not come across Gold Key constructions.

11 d11 dreaverreaver posted:
Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

corallake Congrats on the handover. I saw your pictures of the garage floor and they look great.
Did you wash the garage floor with…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Not sure yet if we will demolish before contract. We're thinking we can always modify or change the house design if the council rejects it or find another builder at…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

Yes, I hear you. The existing house is set back 15 meters which I found amusing when we bought the place.

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

stoff17 I do appreciate the rational behind it and I'm actually weighing whether we take a chance that the city council will approve…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

We currently have an island bench with a stone countertop and laminate for the side end panels. After living with it for over a year we have found that it…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

drew01 About the front setback from the street, Metricon told us that it has to be the average of both neighbours on each…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Good luck with your KDR. We're doing the same thing at the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and our soil test will be taking place this week.
Are you demolishing before you…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
Knockdown Rebuild

You also need to consider that volume builders have a maximum fall that they can build on. I think it is a maximum of maybe 2 to 3 meters. Any…

13 d13 dreaverreaver posted:
Buying lights from the US

That's a good point. We use the lamps once in a blue moon when we have guests because we treat them as decorations rather than functional. The ceiling lights are…

14 d14 dreaverreaver posted:
Buying lights from the US

We've actually brought back some lamps from the US and they work fine as long as we use an Australian globe. Was just wondering about people's experiences about rewiring fixed…

14 d14 dreaverreaver posted:
Buying lights from the US

Has anyone bought and installed lights from the US recently? How was your experience with getting them rewired by an electrician?

15 d15 dreaverreaver posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

renman and drew01 Thanks for the feedback. The cost is more than what I budgeted…

15 d15 dreaverreaver posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

I saw pictures of your flooring and they look really awesome.
Iā€™m doing a KDR in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and I just have a question about the electricity pit.…

15 d15 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Did the smaller opening due to the doorway as opposed to the wide doorless opening make any difference from your experience?

15 d15 dreaverreaver posted:
Building with Metricon

Has anyone put a sliding door to their walk in butler's pantry? We are building a Salamanca 34 that comes with a standard walk in butler's pantry with a wide…

17 d17 dreaverreaver posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

I understand that the actual physical demolition takes less than a week. The 3 to 4 months timeframe included the demolition permit to ablishing services, installing a powerpit, etc etc.
I…

17 d17 dreaverreaver posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Okay, that's good to know.
From reading several KDR threads, I think this are the things that needs to be done:
Demolition company to file demolition permit
Homeowner to apply to have gas…

18 d18 dreaverreaver posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Is an underground electricity pit a requirement for knockdown and rebuild or is it just a matter of preference?
I'm asking because the current house that we want to knockdown is…

22 d22 dreaverreaver posted:
Driveway pavers or pave cut

Has anyone put down pavers for their driveway or has done a pave cut? We're thinking of doing either and would love suggestions.

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