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1 year1 yearspringtimespringtime posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Also just a reminder, don't forget to install lights inside the roof for when you need to access it, & place the light switch near the manhole not inside the…

2 years2 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Wow, I didn't realise the virus had such an impact on building.
But you're right, sometimes builder's are very hard to get hold of once you've signed on the dotted line.
When…

2 years2 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Hi Everyone,
Wow, so much has changed since we built our house in 2010.
If you read the thread from the beginning, you'll read the fiasco that happened with Westminster Homes…

6 years6 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Hi All,
We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful.
We also installed outside camera's with a monitor…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Building Project Home - A few questions

Congratulations CKL, the journey has started ::
You have embarked on a most exciting project, like none you have ever encountered before ! …

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
LED Downlights

On this forum, people can voice their opinion, whether it be 3 hr3, 3 days or even 3 months. I didn't know their was an "expiry date" to comment…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

The fee was $55, he stayed for 1hr & parts were $180 . So he charged me $145 labour.
All I'm saying is for $380 I could have added $200 &…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

I must admit becc, your guy must be a very special person. I live in Sydney, & reckon it's so hard to find a good honest tradie, like someone said,…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

Well said tjilpi ::

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

Forgot to add, I usually don't call back the guys that give me a timeslot & don't show up , that's just a sign of things to come down the…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

Actually I agree with oldchipee ,being honest & curteous is a two way street, you have to give it out to get it in return. I'm one of those people…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Driveway and retaining wall cost

You see you need to work out these things when they come to quote, also, if the driveway is big, how many "cuts" in the concrete will they do (…

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Driveway and retaining wall cost

Ca6ley, the thickness is about 10cm, it's quite thick because the driveway is sloped & wanted to make sure it didn't crack.

10 years10 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Getting A Tradie

This is really pot luck.
There is a site I use, serviceseeking.com.au it's free & has all kinds of tradies. My method is a post the job I want done &…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Driveway and retaining wall cost

We're in Sydney, our stencilled driveway ( ie concrete, colour & pattern ) cost $90/m2.
It really depends where you are & how much concrete will be required

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Driveway and retaining wall cost

Hi Everyone,
I built a new house 1 & 1/2 years ago, & after handover I needed a driveway etc etc etc. One site I found very useful was this:

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
LED Downlights

That's a really good price. If that's a supplied & installed price tag, then you're all good. Just make sure they're giving you a good brand, go on the net…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
complying development

That's true, usually if you're going CDC, the builder usually recommends a certifier that they work with. But as posted above, I think it only takes 14 days.

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Choosing between CCTV System or Alarm System

Hi,
We built a house that was handed over last year. We decided to install an alarm as well as a CCTV system & intercom. We sat down with the electrical…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Our custom build, super quick so far!

All I can say is WOW!.... & ofcourse congrats ::
That is truly amazing, you must have one good builder working for you, It's exciting…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
LED Downlights

Whatever you pick, ensure each light is wired separately & not together in case you need to replace the whole thing, especially if you're building a two storey, otherwise it…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
LED Downlights

I agree, we have the GU10 7W, they're very bright provided you have enough of them in the room.

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
What kind of ceiling do you call this?

The ceiling definitely looks lovely!
I'm not a builder BUT, if this is an extention to an existing house, that would mean you would have to extend the original roof…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Down lights

Unfortunately I don't as the house was handed over at Easter 2012.
But I can tell you that it is the Philips 7W warm white, so if you go on their…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Down lights

They all 7W throughout the house except the bathrooms. There are 65 installed.
To save money we went direct to the wholesaler, they're in Wetherill Park, as we wanted to see…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Down lights

Hi All,
Our two storey house was finished last year, we installed LED lights in all rooms & living areas, 65 in all.
We too got the ones "with Gimble " ,…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Roofing - which way to go?

We've had both. In our old house that was built in the 90s, we had problems with possums getting into the roof & mice even though we live smack bang…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Has anyone built with Rawson Homes in Auburn Council area?

As I said, that was last year, we went to their Minto display centre. We found it odd that the rep would say that .

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Has anyone built with Rawson Homes in Auburn Council area?

Hi Mayu,
My house was built last year & I live at Auburn.
We did not build with Rawson as when we asked for a quote, they told us we had to…

11 years11 yearsspringtimespringtime posted:
Clarendon costs

Our house was finished last year , we were building with the now liquidated Westminster Homes. In our contract, there was only one TV point & one Phone point. We…

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