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2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Tesla or other EV charging point provision in garage

Hey chars. Definitely get a 3 phase 5 pin socket put on middle of garage wall as chippy suggests above.
You can then connect wall chargers and remove later…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Our was:
5% deposit
15% base
20% frame
25% enclosed
20% fixing
15% completion
Even then, half way through I was regretting not pushing more to the back end/fixing stage.
I think your 3% completion is way too…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Awning arm installation

I got this exact awning and same size ( bought from kogan but its sold through several online retailers).
I had similar issue hanging the bracket from timber post rather than…

7 months7 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Pool adjacent to house can be before or after the house?

Really sorry mate just saw your question now. Probably too late but for anyone else, cost was $1400 for 6 months hardcover.

7 months7 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

I can cool the whole house (all zones on) in a 35+ degree Brisbane summers day no issue with a 16kw, with the house including some huge single glazed western…

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7 months7 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

I have 240sqm living areas and a daikin 16kw 3phase ducted system is plenty big enough for cooling in Brisbane summers. The worst part is its too big to…

10 months10 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Pool adjacent to house can be before or after the house?

As noted above definitly possible and probably preferred to do the pool first.
In fact we recently moved into our newly built home which is tightly wrapped around pool on 2…

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10 months10 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Take lots of photos!

We snooped around and inside our new build weekly, sometimes daily. I couldn't believe how often a gate/door was left unlocked so we could just walk in. Right…

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10 months10 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

We have a 12 month old daikin premium 16.6kw 3 phase. I went premium so it can wind down further to lower power draw when it suits. I’ve…

11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
new fence posts- VIC

I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it given its just fence posts.
Unless you get hit by a cyclone I doubt it will move.

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit

I'd say more likely builder trying to cover for a mistake.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Nooooo dont do it!
But seriously, are the hardwood floors not salvageable with a sanding?
Hardwood looks better, feels better, is usually tougher and worth maybe 5 times more than laminate.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

hey rob. Sounds like same system we got. is yours 3 phase?
How have you found it? My major complaint is that I cant just run a few bedrooms…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

You could contact an air con installer and ask for a quote for a 14kw and 20kw and compare the difference in quotes against your upgrade cost.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
$400k enough to build 5brm home in Brisbane?

You may like to try planbuild homes. I found their pricing to be very competitive and our build was fairly painless.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle,

Our home is 6 months old and our flooring is a engineered timber (ply underneath and 2 mm French oak on top).

It looks amazing but seems to…

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1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Garage paint

Yep I think that looks really good.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Another defective house story

Hey Harts. Glad to hear your nightmare is coming to an end.
Who ended up paying for the rebuild? Are you out of pocket for just legal fees?

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Knockdown Rebuild | Clarendon QLD | Modified Madison City 40

Looking good! What was the overall build cost?

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Glass Pool Fence help

Hey I can't help with glass height but if you need an alternative, I'd recommend considering PVC panel fencing. Its cheaper then aluminium, looks way better, wont rust, rot…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Narrow Upstairs Windows

We had a similar situation, so went with windows that had a fixed piece of privacy glass at the bottom, and regular sliding window at the top.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Instant Gas HWS - distance from kitchen

Ours has to run from other side of house and in slab to island sink. Takes about 30 seconds and is quite annoying. If building again i'd move it…

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1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Garage paint

Initially I'd tend to agree with changing to roof/gutter colour. But I'd suggest waiting until its all finished. The green turf out front and other bits and pieces…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Confused about 3 phase

If the conduit is big enough you might even be able to use the single phase cable to pull through 3 phases. I'd ask a sparky to check it…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Ceiling Cornice

Put the money into 2.7m ceilings all round.

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
QLD Builders

Hi Becks,
I have just completed a new build with planbuild homes and would recommend them to consider as a better value and good quality builder.

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
New home - Does anyone pay for annual termite inspections

Hi All. I've recently completed and moved into newly built home. In the documentation for termite barrier it says 12 month inspections are required otherwise termite warranty will…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Another inspection after practical completion?

I'm waiting to hear some opinions on this.
I'm in similar boat - PC finished and about to do handover. I'm thinking we'll just print of the list of defects…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

I just used one for our PC final inspection. Pretty much everything he found we did know about, but I found his value was in backing up our argument…

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