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15 d15 dSethorSethor posted:
Owner Supplied electrical points

Well they are not supplying the items, Just go through electrical plan & work out what is required. Make sure you specify correct wiring requirements for what your planning to…

18 d18 dSethorSethor posted:
Kitchen Silicone discoloured after a few weeks

I would not use the Selleys product, it may cause damage to your benchtop. Just buy a plastic removal tool like this stay away from metal ones as it…

23 d23 dSethorSethor posted:
Shelf in shower

OP is most likely in WA, so builders quote is about right as brickie will need to do extra leaf of bricks for shower niche.

28 d28 dSethorSethor posted:
HELP !! broken vacpan

Just buy new unit & replace or pull required parts off that?
$43.50 delivered
https://valet.com.au/products/product/vac-355
There is a few installation videos online like this

2 months2 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Shadowline Cornice and skirting

I'd go with Splayed as well.

4 months4 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Which one to choose? DEWALT or Makita Impact Driver

Both look like non-Australian models, Personally I'd say away from DeWalt they have not kept up with advancement (i.e battery technology) with other brands & have certainly fallen out of…

4 months4 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

6 months6 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

If you want a semi or fully integrated dishwasher you will need a cabinetmaker to do up the front panel & kick plate. But most integrated dishwashers need a 600mm…

6 months6 monthsSethorSethor posted:
No sarking...should I do something else??

Sarking is a BCA requirement if any of the rafters are over 6m long.
https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/h ... nd-sarking

7 months7 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Lock up payment

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

7 months7 monthsSethorSethor 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…

7 months7 monthsSethorSethor 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.

7 months7 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

I think the Splay skirting goes well with Shadowline.

8 months8 monthsSethorSethor 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.

8 months8 monthsSethorSethor 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…

8 months8 monthsSethorSethor 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.

8 months8 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

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

8 months8 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 &…

9 months9 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
9 months9 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

9 months9 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Kitchen Layouts

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

9 months9 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.

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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.…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Heat Pump Dryer

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

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