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9 years9 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Can 20cm be a deal breaker?

No they built the house further inside but when they added the veranda on the second floor the veranda over hangs to 20cm away from the boundary line.

9 years9 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Can 20cm be a deal breaker?

Thanks for your note. Its an existing house but the problem is that there is a 'Combined Allottment Statement'. Which means when the permits were issued it had conditions on…

9 years9 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Can 20cm be a deal breaker?

Hi all,
Need your thoughts urgently...
I'm about to sign a purchase contract today. Everything looks fine ....
Then i get dropped a big bomb....the building setback is the right distance to the…

9 years9 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Please Help with Home Theatre set up

http://www.ezyhd-cables.com.au/
I don't work for these guys ::wink:: but i've bought from them and the cables are the best bang for your…

9 years9 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Please Help with Home Theatre set up

If i was to do it all again today i would get the following:
Projector: Panasonic AE8000
Amp: Emotiva XPA-5 and the UMC-200
Speakers: Jamo 8 Series although this is where you can…

12 years12 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
After some advice

I hate to rain on the parade but i've been thinking about this for a while too..exactly same situation. Here's the reality check for you.
Costbase = $900K
Sale= $1.4M
Lets assume its…

12 years12 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Cost to install a capped water point for Fridge

Mine was $250. Ask them if the pipes are goldplated or something......

12 years12 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Is my builder very slow?

Have a look at your contract...
it should actually tell you how many days they can have with out activities on your build. Mine was two weeks and i think there…

12 years12 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Post-handover help needed

Hi,
Yesterday we had our walk through inspection and our handover is set for next Wed so we were in a similar situaiton as you a few weeks ago. I put…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Tessellated floor tiles

Hi All,
These tiles are redicously expensive...
there must be places in Melbourne that doesnt charge Nottingham floor style for $165 bucks per square meter...
could anyone tell me where i can get…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Newby

search this forum for the term "contract" there have been many people with the same question as you and plenty of good advice on here already.
good luck

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
M3tricon Vs Private Builder

don't forget to add the following;
$10-15K for blinds
10-15K for carpets
Floorboards...if u want your own...
Other upgrades
driveways, landscaping....
i recommend you set aside 25% of what the contract price is for things to…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Help with taps...

Thanks Stormy but i spoke to my builder and they said the distance between the spout and the bath tub (its on claws) is too short so i don't think…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Help with taps...

thanks for the quick response HTB...
I did see the same one but not surethese things comply with australian standards plus i'm looking for a more traditional look..i'm building a victorian…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Help with taps...

Hi everyone,
Can anyone tell me where i can get something like this for less than $600? right now recollection has it for that price. I know schotts has something similiar…

Help with taps...
13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
I think i just won the war!

i hate to be the bearer of bad news..but i think you've just won the battle but not the war...there will be more battles down the track....
but you are on…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
What do i do - homeless in 5 weeks frombuilder incompetence

OMG...
I'm fuming at the nose just reading this and can't imagine if it happened to me what i would do....
My advice to you is to have a look at your…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
WD - TV

I bought this for my kids basically...i have all their videos on a harddrive and when we go on holidays or chilling at home in their play room thats all…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Did I do the right thing?

If you get a hdmi cable under 2m it dont matter what brand .....or what version 1.1 or 1.3 or what ever...wont make a diff.....
quality of cables and version of…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Process for connecting a new phone/cable/foxtel

i think i answered my own question...
i hope this helps someone...
http://www.telstra.com.au/movinghome/do ... w_home.pdf

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Process for connecting a new phone/cable/foxtel

Hey guys...
it seems this process which is meant to be fairly simple is getting complicated...
can some one walk me through the costs of connecting a new phone line?
here's what i…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Very Naive 1st time home builder needs advice.....

A few golden rules i've subsribe to during my build to consider.....
1. If its not written it didn't happen...
2. Show me don't tell me...
3. They are NOT your friend/buddy...they are…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Electrical Quote - does this sound right?

a sparky wont be sitting at his desk surfing homeone right now :)

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Engineer details for a simple brick front fence?

ahhh the price of honesty mate.... ::sad::
if it was me i'd just update the plans and leave the fence out and see what they say....
or…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Builder error - what would you do?

I dont' think you'll get compensated for emotional and stress level damage.
however, i would expect that they compenstate you for a smaller house as a minimum.
What you can do is…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Electrical Quote - does this sound right?

wow..here i am complaining about mine...
supply and fit 6 federation switches $180.00 GST
supply wire and fit 30 low…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Engineer details for a simple brick front fence?

check with your council.
I know in victoria if you are building a fence 1.2m or lower for bricks and 1.5m or lower for wooden fence then you don't even need…

13 years13 yearssmeagolsmeagol posted:
Cost of temporary fencing?

i paid for 17m with ATF for 6months for about 500 bucks...
so yeah i would definitely ask for 500 back...thats a nice LCD tv to put in the kitchen, its…

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