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17 d17 dSethorSethor posted:
Electrical upgrades

Also required for some Induction Cooktops.

20 d20 dSethorSethor posted:
Home Security cameras - 2 Storey

Its not ideal to have cameras mounted up too high, maybe just our of arms reach is good. So if you go with the wireless option you should be able…

20 d20 dSethorSethor posted:
Ducted Vacuum

I previously lived in a place which had ducted vacuum, it does have its pros & cons.
+ Suction Power
+ All dust sucked up leaves room
+ Quiet
- Long hose rubs…

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1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Double door vs single door?

Single door for me, much more secure. Double doors give thieves an easy entry point into house.

1 month1 monthSethorSethor posted:
Home Security Camera options

1. Milesight MS-C5375-PB2.8, MS-C2975-PB2.8 & MS-C5375-EPB (bought various models for comparison)
2. Five atm planning on adding two more.
3. 1x front, 1x each side & 2x at back
4. All…

2 months2 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

The Chromagen models seem to have good reviews online. But if you want to look at other models consider the , & . Stay away from the Rheem &…

2 months2 monthsSethorSethor 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…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor 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…

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor 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.

3 months3 monthsSethorSethor 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

4 months4 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Shadowline Cornice and skirting

I'd go with Splayed as well.

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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.

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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

8 months8 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.

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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.

9 months9 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

I think the Splay skirting goes well with Shadowline.

10 months10 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.

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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.

10 months10 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

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

10 months10 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 &…

11 months11 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
11 months11 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

11 months11 monthsSethorSethor posted:
Kitchen Layouts

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

11 months11 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.

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