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Sparkyf

Highton VIC
Joined 28 March 2020
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5 d5 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Will metricon do this?

We liked the Riviera design (particularly the facade), but we live in Vic, the display house is in Queensland, and the openness (lots of voids) of the design suits Queensland…

6 d6 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Face masks

There are people making masks and selling them on Facebook too. Here is one:

Face masks
8 d8 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Noise cancelling curtains?

Back in the '70's when I was working in the Board of Works, we were testing some sound deadening material, it was like a thick blanket and contained lead. We…

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I dare not show my wife this pic, she might get ideas! :)

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View: KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
12 d12 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

They don't put them in bathrooms now as most en-suites (particularly master bedroom) are open to the room, so that any heating being used is basically being "leaked" into the…

13 d13 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

It's going to look very impressive!

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14 d14 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Gj Gardner Wentworth

That's not a manor, that's a mansion! It's going to look great when finished!

14 d14 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
neighbour's camera or motion sensor?

Although they are usually mounted high up and around the front (or front side) of the house, so it is visible and audible from the street (and also a deterrent…

19 d19 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Don't all our lights come from China anyway?

23 d23 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Constructing a house on a block with 4m fall

We are getting a volume builder (regional Victoria) to build on our block, which is about 36M long and slopes about 3M from front corner to back diagonally. Originally they…

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25 d25 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Fence Screening Ideas

Maybe some of these from Bunnings:
There is quite a range of plant syle and colours, and sizes to cover the whole fence, or just to cover above. They look fairly…

27 d27 dSparkyfSparkyf posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

My dad had a two-speed hand drill! Most wouldn't have even seen anything like that I guess. It had a circular wheel with an inner and outer row of teeth,…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

We found some nice pendants on this site:
There is quite a variety to choose from, and lengths up to 4M! It's up to you guys if you like anything there,…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Floor Plan Suggestions

In the second, they normally cut and fill across the block (move the dirt from the high side cut to fill the lower point) to make it level for construction.…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Floor Plan Suggestions

It seems you didn't get a response?
To answer your first question, draw a right angle set of lines, measure up 4.9cm (to represent the 4.9M height that is 1.7M…

Floor Plan Suggestions
1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Sounds like using Darbecca is going to worth it for a better result!

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1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

We have our draft contract and preliminary plans. After compiling the list of errors and a few final additions, we are waiting for draft version 2 this week. And still…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

I've had these for a few weeks already (along with a draft contract), it took ages to go through and check all the details, compare with draft contract, make a…

Building a Doulton in Geelong
1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Yes. Above the Outdoor Room on a Doulton 50. This is the overlooking views:

Building a Doulton in Geelong
1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

We would have had less backyard with the bigger house, and the balcony would need a 1.7M high screen, so no views! And the outdoor room would also need a…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Shoe cupboard under the stairs!

We did a cleanout of boxes stored under the stairs, so I took the opportunity to sort out the shoe cupboard, to make it walk in again!

That's all mine…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Design & Development Overlay - Schedule 14 (DDO14)

Hi all,
We need the services of someone to do a DDO14 for a Planning Permit (Geelong area) as our proposed house is over 7.5M high.
My neighbor who is a surveyor…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Definition of Finished Ground Level and Finished Floor Level

Just in relation to this topic, we are planning a build, and due to the easements (sewer and stormwater) running across the back (and side, but that's less of an…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Overshadowing problems

I think we have all gone a little off track. The original title is "overshadowing", but the neighbor is not complaining about the shadowing, she's complaining about loss of some…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
New dwelling higher than maximum allowed?

Here is the guide. Looks like we need a Land Surveyor! Handy, there is one over our back fence (Geelong Land Surveyors), I have emailed him with my information for…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

With the Covid restrictions in Melbourne, the tradies are limited to the number of builds they can attend. Surely bigger builds would give them more work for longer periods, than…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

It would have been taken up more, and provided more work (i.e. jobs) if it was house only that was included in the pricing. Some land areas in estates around…

1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Pantry Door Installation

Sometimes I think people tradespeople quote excessively for a job that they don't want to do! And if someone is desperate enough to accept the quote, then it at least…

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1 month1 monthSparkyfSparkyf posted:
New dwelling higher than maximum allowed?

Building in Geelong area, the height restrictions are 7.5M which is pretty standard in most places.
Referring to GREATER GEELONG PLANNING SCHEME under DDO14 (which our plan indicates), Schedule 14, Item…

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