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20 d20 drobbie55robbie55 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Some things I wished I'd done are: put in some provision for garden lighting. Put a tap on the boundary (even if just off a makeshift post for the time…

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2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Gas point outlets - did you bother?

We got one for a heater but to be honest it is in the large kitchen/dining/lounge area and I should've gotten one in the smaller lounge room that we end…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
building a retaining wall?

I'm guessing there is a small amount of cross fall across your block - ask them for a copy of your contour survey. Chances are they are doing an even…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Concrete dump in land

Unfortunately a lot of builders rubbish or just rubbish in general tends to be dumped on vacant blocks. If your build isn't too far off you could ask your builder…

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2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
First time builders

Have to agree with this - for some reason this was the only height door that was offered to us when going to 1200 wide but other houses in the…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
$167 per downlight!?

We got most our electrical done through the builder and I think we paid around $120 per downlight. The things we didn't get done were fans and some pendant lights…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Building a Huntley 30 with Rawson @Colebee (Stone Cutters)

Best of luck - we built with Rawson about 2 years ago now and still love our place. Extras do add up quickly but are often worth it in the…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Brick brand & name help!

Could be a few:
Bowral Blue or Blue steel flash (PGH) would be my guess.

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Deck/pergola roof options

A deciduous climber would give you shade during the summer months and let light through in the winter and is a cheap option but requires some upkeep and obviously won't…

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2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Activity room

I think for most families (including my own) you'll find that you get good use out of any additional living spaces. Before we had kids, our focus was on buying…

2 years2 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

Great to follow your progress here - we built the Metford 28 over 18months ago now and was just going through the forums again and saw this thread. Funnily enough…

3 years3 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

I haven't seen any of the photos but it definitely dries whiter.

3 years3 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Not "Cut out" for house building.

Many of the design guidelines do seem petty and I specifically bought in a small development that didn't have any. And although the street is nice, it does lack some…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
LED vs Halogen downlights?

A warm white LED downlight doesn't really look anything like the running lights on a car or a torch which are normally cool white and made up of a number…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Front entry double door or wide 970 mm single door?

Double doors look good but you're likely only to use them twice - when you move in and move out. Getting a wider single door is more practical as far…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

http://www.klevaklip.com.au/How-to-buil ... crete-slab
I haven't used this but saw something similar at my local building supply store recently. Also makes it really easy to get it all…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Frameless Fencing DIY - anyone?

If you happen to find them it might still be worth the freight charge.
Whoever you use just make sure they supply it with the certificate.

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Frameless Fencing DIY - anyone?

I got a great product off eBay if youre in Sydney. It was about $2400 for 15 metres including all spigots and gate hardware etc and even grout for the…

Frameless Fencing DIY - anyone?
4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Acacia Mk II build - North Kellyville

Congrats loop. Its a great feeling to see it all take shape. I remember being so excited at that stage but measuring every opening and room size thinking it was…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
rawson build appointment questions

From memory power points are around $65 each, downlights about $128.
I didn't do any timber flooring but the tiling upgrades are ludicrously expensive, I still had them do it but…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback

We have a window splashback, cook every night and is no different to clean than any other splashback and in fact sits further back than a regular splashback. The only…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Congrats Kaz. What a great Xmas present.
Feeling for you MrsBB, Rawson appear to have let you down the whole way through. Hopefully at the end you'll have a great…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Who's your SS Akadeft?

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

I'm sure there would be an adaptor. We still just have our old fridge which doesn't have a water connection.

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Is it necessary to upgrade first floor height

I suppose its a personal choice but upstairs normally comprises of the bedrooms and maybe an extra lounge room so I'd be more inclined to put the money into improving…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

This is mine Mrsbb it looks just like the washing machine taps but the threads are a smaller diameter.

Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend
4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Edmondson Park "Village Square"

DP number should be on your contract of sale - regardless of where you get it from you can normally track the progress through LPI online store for free -…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
FHO - cost of completing a build and general advice

Best of luck with your build Kristi.
As someone who has just gone through this I can say that there are few things that come up as a surprise and others…

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Congrats Alan!
Best of luck with the move but don't forget to set aside a bit of time to celebrate the occasion with your family.

4 years4 yearsrobbie55robbie55 posted:
Anyone building in Elderslie, Camden Heights or Australand?

Hi Lebear
Congrats on your site start. I saw a few site starts and even slabs down recently. Looking forward to hearing and seeing your progress.

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