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WANTIRNA VIC
Joined 11 July 2019
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5 months5 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Rainwater tank - screaming sound

Sounds the NRV (non return valve) is passing, letting water in the discharge piping (the one coming out of the pump) back into the tank. Nothing to worry about, except…

5 months5 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Flood zone block - 1 in 100year

Thank you! I found it:
Looks like the "land subject to inundation overlay" is the term I was looking for (same area as 1% AEP; 1 in 100 year flood…

5 months5 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Flood zone block - 1 in 100year

I searched Melb Water website but it just links to DWELP, emailed them, and they say to talk to the local council....passing the buck or ?

5 months5 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Flood zone block - 1 in 100year

Hi, where did you get this info from? I looked up SES and they had maps of 1% AEP, but no maps of where my block is.

5 months5 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Now It's 0.3mm Gap For Double Glazing. It beats all the rest

WHats the cost difference for this vs typical double glaze?
Also, I tried to access your website but can't see/download any brochures. I'm about 1-2yrs away from building but just…

6 months6 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
How many electrical circuits?

Hi, I had a look at a display home on the weekend (Metricon 70sq 2020 build), and had a look inside the meter box; seems like very few elec circuits?…

6 months6 monthsRexChanRexChan posted:
Custom Build, Pool concreting pics 2/4/2024

Hi, did you consult a designer or did you make tiling/bench/cupboard choices yourself?

2 years2 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Brivis Wombat Classic startup behaviour

I'm no expert, but do have a mis-behaving ducted gas system at home haha.
I think the on-off-delay-on you see is a safety cutoff, that senses (incorrectly when cold) lack of…

2 years2 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Builder is increasing the price

I'm in the interesting position where my dad did architecture at university and was around the building industry back in the day, so we are planning to do the plans/material…

2 years2 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Builder is increasing the price

Hi Simeon, just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to make these posts.
As someone who would like to build in the next 2-3 years, but in no…

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2 years2 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Hot Water System

Electric: heat pump (noisy and $$$) or old school electric tank using an element? They don't heat up quickly if you run out, a bit like gas storage?

2 years2 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block

Hi Ben,
Cheers for the reviews.
I know in 2022 the prices have all gone up, but I'm in no rush, so just wondering what price or $/m2 you ended up paying?…

3 years3 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Quiet Rangehood recommendations

Check out the Whirlpool forums: QASAIR gets recommended there, also perhaps check out external/remote fan mount (Falmec?). Price range for these two seem to be 2.5-3.5k for QASAIR and 1.5-2.5k…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
New build custom design

Wow, looks amazing inside, and not even finished yet! Much better than many other volume builder houses I've seen on here. Great colour scheme in kitchen/bathrooms - did you choose…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
So confused - Colours & Quote

Hi Mintee, If you can, wait a few months and see how the construction market is going. Latest news from RBA etc is that there's a major slowdown in the…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Hello, just noticed that your frame has a few places where there's OSB/plywood/chipboard. Was that something you asked builder to do, or part of the structural engineering or builders normal…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
New build custom design

Hello :) Any updates on how this went??

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Which Brand of Hybrid Flooring

I had done some research and similar to you narrowed it down to rigid plank, proline and karndean. They should all come in 6mm, SPC and not cork. Haven't committed…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
KDR - not on deeds but primary earner - will bank loan to me

Hi Moo, I'm in a similar situation, have spoken to ANZ and NAB, and as long as your name is on the title (even if low percentage like 5%), they…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
To sell or not to sell

Sounds like you don't need to sell, if your current situation is OK, I'd wait.
No-one knows what's going to happen: will immigration continue into Australia?? Will people spend or save?…

4 years4 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Heat Loss Issue Through Exhaust Fans / Kitchen Rangehood

Hi Alex, my understanding is that you cannot run rangehood exhaust through an ERV, so if you have a powerful exhaust fan, you're dumping a lot of energy from indoors…

5 years5 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Hi Shokel,
I noticed that you had EPS cladding installed, can I ask what brand/type was used? Did you also have batt insulation in the upstairs walls? Or just relying on…

5 years5 yearsRexChanRexChan posted:
Non compliant cladding crisis

Hi all, I'm new here, thinking of building in Melbourne in next year or so, and so have been reading up on house construction/insulation/etc :)
From an…

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