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3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Hi all,
Building a house in Piara Water WA. Currently finalizing our landscaping design, in which the front landscaping is covered by land developer. To my surprise, the contracted landscaper told…

3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Best wood to use for decking?

Hi all,
Thinking of doing wooden decking at my alfresco and front porch for my house in Perth. The total area is roughly 30sqm. Quoted around $3.5k for Merbau decking boards.…

3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Regretted with front double doors...how?

no not yet ..but will do soon...spent too much time whinging, and forgot to take pic..

3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Regretted with front double doors...how?

Yea, my house is generally modern looking at the front, just didn't think the pattern would stand up so much..just a bit too different to the rest of the houses…

3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Regretted with front double doors...how?

I would think this can only happen after handover? Also who would possibly buy door? lol

3 years3 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Regretted with front double doors...how?

Hi all,
In a bit of awkward situation here. I'm currently at lock up stage of my new build in Piara Waters Perth.
I chose this door called Stratton http://imgur.com/k1d6jUA from M&B…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Please recommend good building inspector in Perth

Hi all,
Building a house in Piara Waters WA. Will have my slab down hopefully by end of Nov. Hoping someone here could recommend a good building inspector to inspect…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Decking

Thought of putting wood decking for my new house's alfresco when it's finished building. Any idea what I will need to do for the base of the alfresco? Do I…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Unicote or Colorbond Steel roof?

What issue did you have with your colorbond roof? So bluescope made colorbond product then ?

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Unicote or Colorbond Steel roof?

They probably will show me the sample, but for average joe...don't think we can tell the difference..

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Unicote or Colorbond Steel roof?

Hi all,
Building with HGWA now. We were given the choice or Unicote or Colorbond steel roof.
http://www.combinedmetalind.com.au/products/unicote
Apparently Unicote gives extra 5 years longer warranty compared to Colorbond,…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Manhole in front of new block..what to do?!

Any chance I could cover it? Don't think they would be used regularly anyway

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Manhole in front of new block..what to do?!

Hi all,
As per title, I bought a lot in Piara Waters WA and didn't realise there's a manhole in front of my block (almost in the middle of the block)…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!

Really..that much different eh, maybe ventura had a different package then..
Not so much for us, probably only 1-2k difference initially, but now I feel like HGWA getting more and more…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!

Hi Natalie, didn't know acrylic render also cost extra with HGWA (misled by rep yet again). We have signed up with them too..but little regret to be honest, when I…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

Don't think I will DIY..way too hard for me...
Can I ask who are you building with Wally?

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

rebuilder86, maybe I should hire you to do it, provided you're qualified? Ain't messing around with the foundation of my house

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Yep guys, I got dilemma here. The builder will only allow the owners soakwells to be put in after handover. You really think it's wise I have to take off…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

actually if I go with the poly one I could save almost 2k..dilemma..
My plan comes with flooring, aircon included...so no point doing it myself too...their credit is not worth it..

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

So far I get quotes for different volume required. Can we calculate volume needed based on roof area? or is the formula only available to trade? and how do we…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

https://app.box.com/s/txy919ypd87hliqs8jnikt3ml2vnlwdw
Here's my preliminary plan...unsure how to calculate the roof area though

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

Aren't you scared of damaging the paving etc? so what type of soakwells are you installing?

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

You need an excavator to do the job no? I don't think I'll DIY (not that skilled), just not through the builder, who essentially just get the outside to do…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Self installed soakwells in Perth

Hi all,
Building a house in Piara Waters WA. One builder rep told me I could save some money by getting the soakwells installed by outside contractor instead through the builder.…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Hi all,
One rep told me I could save some money by getting the soakwells installed by outside contractor instead through the builder. I was quoted $3500 for soakwell, but was…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Ventura Homes or HGWA

No..not at all...The rep I dealt with had no problem priced every single thing down to extra lightning & wall etc. I have dealt with rep from Redink who didn't…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Scullery or having bigger backyard? Which one worth more?

No scullery.. Find it pointless the scullery is at the back of the kitchen. So troublesome if cut stuff at the back and have to bring to the kitchen to…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Scullery or having bigger backyard? Which one worth more?

The extra door to the bathroom is already in the original plan to create semi ensuite. As for ensuite, I have actually changed to double shower, just not in this…

4 years4 yearsskydroidskydroid posted:
Scullery or having bigger backyard? Which one worth more?

How's the bathroom small? Just standard size no? How much are you imagining? Plus we got the powder room too. Unless you're building custom, don't think it can get…

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