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3 d3 dSethorSethor posted:
Lock up payment

Also note if your build is financed your bank will have a lock up valuation done when payment is requested.

4 d4 dSethorSethor posted:
Lock up payment

We had our lock up invoice before ground floor rendering was complete, if you have a acrylic render finish it will be one of the last items done as builder…

13 d13 dSethorSethor posted:
First Build with Summit Perth WA

Has the leak reduced/stopped with A/c now off? if not it could be leak in plumbing lines in roof.

19 d19 dSethorSethor posted:
Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

I think the Splay skirting goes well with Shadowline.

1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Do you work for Summit? They are pretty much the only builder to glorify drywall in the same way 101 Residential tries to push their Masterwall system.

1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

I can tell you first hand Zorzi don't dry wall. There would be heaps of 100+ year old homes in Perth with original plaster walls, do you think drywall is…

1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

We just did not want to deal with the hairline cracks you get with settling, just seen to many houses hairline cracks in plasterwork in staircases.

1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Which high end builders? Only cheaper builders are pushing drywall as it is cheaper & faster.

2 months2 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Just google Plaster vs Drywall, But basically plaster is better. It does have some disadvantages, we opted for drywall in the staircase as plaster will form cracks where brickwork &…

2 months2 monthsSethorSethor posted:
No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

We are doing it, fridge recess in kitchen plans below is for a wine fridge. Can't give you feedback as house is still under construction. I think you will be…

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this
2 months2 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Kitchen Layouts

Any layout will work just as long you get the work triangle (Fridge, Sink & Oven/Cooktop) right. What are the approx dimensions & orientation?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_work_triangle

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Kitchen Layouts

Pretty vague question to ask, what area do you have to work with?

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan

Is this a site coverage issue? Council will include covered alfresco in site cover calculations.

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Need advicesssss

28 course is standard ceiling height, so unless you specified higher ceilings how is your builder ripping you off? Builder is correct in saying reworked plans will have to be…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Hot Water System

Personally never heard of them before, there is a huge thread on Whirlpool about them (see link below). Quick skim through thread a few minor issues but warranty/after sales service…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Hot Water System

Having no solar I would not recommend a electric system. Between heat pump & solar, I would go with heat pump. Heat pump systems work in any weather conditions vs…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Hot Water System

Heat pump HWU's are great, just stay away from DUX & Rheem units as they have heaps of bad reviews. Best heat pump units on market are Bosch & Sanden.…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Double shower design help

I second moving toilet to same side as vanity, I would also move vanity to corner or make longer to corner. This way you have a more defined walkway with…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Heat Pump Dryer

They are definitely more efficient, how quickly you recoup ROI depends on your usage/energy cost.

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Leather lounge recommendations

If your after quality look at King Living & Natuzzi.

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
How does your fridge look? Pics?

You have to buy an integrated fridge if you want a flush finish. You could make the recess wider to allow for doors to open but you are left with…

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3 months3 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Just advise builder which appliances you're installing along with installation manual and point out oven requires a water outlet & drain, also check specs on your hotplate if it requires…

4 months4 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Acratex bubbling and peeling

Being 9 years old you're due for a re coating (Every 7-10 yrs recommended), there is some Acratex products which can be applied with a paint roller but texture might…

4 months4 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Need to know law

Have you spoken to your builder regarding this issue?

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5 months5 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Can't you just branch off existing tap? or does your feed direct into cistern from behind? Maybe just have builder supply & install unit? I wanted one but found out…

5 months5 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Engineered vs Solid Timber Flooring

I'm torn between these two products, I'm leaning more towards solid but most flooring stores seem to push the engineered flooring more. I plan to have either choice stuck down…

5 months5 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Overflow pipe too short

You can buy longer hoses at , or just buy some 3/4"/19mm hose, a 3/4" hose joiner & some clamps to suit to extend current hose.

6 months6 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Butlers pantry & finding the right spot for upright freezer

Maybe put freezer in WIP? if you do that you can also make WIP slightly bigger if you move the wall up a little. Will it actually get much use?…

6 months6 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Fridge Cavity

That 759mmD measurement would be overall depth including door & handle, the doors don't normally sit in recess unless you have an integrated unit. Look at the manufacturers spec sheet…

6 months6 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Blackbutt Flooring Recommendations Perth

Does anyone have recommendations for solid Blackbutt flooring in Perth?

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