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Joined 12 May 2008
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10 years10 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Tint film on double glazed?

Well I can answer my own question for those interested.
We have survived one summer with our double-glazed windows tinted.
They were very hot on the inside but other than that…

11 years11 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Tint film on double glazed?

Hi all,
We have large double-glazed windows on the west side of the house on which we also have a water view. Our plan was to apply a reflective film primarily…

12 years12 yearsScribeScribe posted:
$15 a day Liquidated Damages with EB - - Is this negotiable?

We are in Victoria and our HIA contract stated $150/week as default amount.
Our solicitor advised us to ask for more so we upped it to $250/wk.
(Note they also raised…

12 years12 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Rules regarding eaves / verandahs over boundary setbacks

We had the same issue with our corner block - balcony on one side, porch on the other.
Developer said we could build within the setbacks and got preapproval of plans.
However…

12 years12 yearsScribeScribe posted:
One Word, ROCK!!

Thanks everyone for your replies
Our site survey did detect rock but that doesnt show how many or how big they are.
Our provisional sum was only made up between us and…

12 years12 yearsScribeScribe posted:
One Word, ROCK!!

Hi all
We have finally started construction after buying our block in Caroline Springs 18 months ago. ::
Contract price was $40k over budget (and initial quote)…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
What is a brick piers 230 x 350 ...?

Our plans have 470 by 470 brick piers for the porch and balcony (not inside the house)
Ours does not specify the height of the piers but we can tell by…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

Site Classification: M
Final Footing Design: 'M Class' Waffle Slab ,
House Size: Double Storey 40sq (custom design)
Location: Caroline Springs
Wall Construction: Brick
Cut and Fill Requirements: 1.5 M fall
Retaining…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
screaming tap

Hi Fu Manchu,
We had that problem in our bathroom shower (not ensuite).
Of course, it only made a noise at the temperature/flowrate that was comfortable.
I had assumed it was…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?

I forgot about the mirror!!
I may have to move the window above the toilet instead!
I may have an issue with the window over the spa in the ensuite too -…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?

I am interested in more detail regarding your developer's wishes.
We are going to build on a corner block (with no street fence) and currently have the powder room on the…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Lightweight & Render vs Brick

Our builder has almost convinced us that all brick would not look as good as some render.
I was looking for Boral Range 1 bricks when I came across Nuvo…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Lightweight & Render vs Brick

We are trying to come up with a facade for our custom design.
Our builder has assured me that lightweight materials on the first floor would not have significant difference in…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Window Splashback

I like to have plenty of natural light coming in but decided against the window splashback purely because of the cleaning issue. To compromise we are going to put…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Gas vs Electric Oven

Yes I've noticed the 900mm freestanders range from 80LT to 120LT, will be sure to maximise.
Havent looked at the range of in-builts yet - are they around the same?
I guess…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Gas vs Electric Oven

Thanks for so many replies - I new I could count on you!
I am definitely going gas for cooktop.
Still unsure about the oven, but it looks like there are…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Gas vs Electric Oven

Cant seem to find this topic anywhere on the forum but I'm guessing there will be a lot of opinions. :wink:
In the house we are…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
TIVO ... Coming July 2008!

Does this mean we should get a telephone connection point behind the TV ready to access ADSL broadband features, or would it have to be connected to a PC?

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
is evaporative cooling worth it?

Having some points downstairs seems to me as though it would be much quicker and more efficient for cooling the living areas. :th:
I'd better shop…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
changing laminex to CaesarStone after hand over

Would the builder let someone else install the benchtop before they installed the sinks, tiles, etc?

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Has anyone had home window tinting?

Our main living areas will be facing west, but as we have a lake view we would prefer to leave the curtains open during daylight hours.
We will definitely need…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
is evaporative cooling worth it?

Is it true that for double storey houses the evap cooling outlets only need to be on the top floor with the air flowing down the stairs? How many points…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?

Hi Michaelharvey
You sound like your having as much trouble as we did!
Our corner block is 19m by 31m (east-west lengthways)
We wanted the kitchen/family area at the west side overlooking a…

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Rinnai Infinity hot water system

Only 40 years, great!!
Keep June 2048 free - you are all invited to my break-even party !! :P :P

13 years13 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Rinnai Infinity hot water system

Am I correct in thinking having solar panels connected to a Rinnai Infinity would be a waste?
I was going to choose solar panels rather than water tanks for the…

14 years14 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Corner block, lake view, help

Hey thanks for all of your replies. :D
Joles - No not as cool as that. "Scribe" as in I was always the one taking…

14 years14 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Corner block, lake view, help

Hi all,
In November my wife and I bought a corner block of land that is overlooking a lake. It is 19m by 31m and the lake is at the "19m…

14 years14 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Rinnai Infinity hot water system

According to the website that cover is only for inbuilt systems (ie they have to be inside the brickwork.) It does look much better though.
Does anyone notice any performance difference…

14 years14 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Displays in Melbourne

Dargi Green in Caroline Springs is near where Burbank had its display homes. Not sure if they are still displays though.

14 years14 yearsScribeScribe posted:
Updated photos

Looks great!
How did the "base price" of your architecturally-designed house compared to similar sized houses at Ashford? They are on our shortlist of builders. I'm hoping our design does not…

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