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1 month1 monthsupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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.

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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.

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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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2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Garage paint

Yep I think that looks really good.

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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?

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Knockdown Rebuild | Clarendon QLD | Modified Madison City 40

Looking good! What was the overall build cost?

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

3 months3 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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.

3 months3 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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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4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

8 months8 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Ceiling Cornice

Put the money into 2.7m ceilings all round.

8 months8 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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.

9 months9 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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…

11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth 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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11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
CCTV on a new built house

If you are running cat 6 cable for future cameras just make sure your on top of site supervisor to pull through soffits. I ran all my cables for…

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11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Form 15 required for owner built pool fence? Certifier says

Hi MClark. Thanks for the reply. When you say building surveyor do you mean the house building surveyor? The person asking for the form 15 is the…

11 months11 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Form 15 required for owner built pool fence? Certifier says

Hi. My pool is almost completed and has one side with a glass fence (supplied and installed by pool builder contractor) and the other side with a PVC fence (supplied…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Brisbane - Practical Completion Building Inspector recommend

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good building inspector to inspect PC stage of new home in Brisbane?
I've tried allinspect and they are unavailable.
Thanks for any suggestions.

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Issues with pool setback from building line

Our pool is 450mm from our house (construction of both almost complete) and apart from a few extra piers and a footing along outside of pool (to support post for…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
How to bolt steel post to tile on slab

Hi Chippy. Thanks for the input.
Maybe i'm wrong but I thought the dynabolt spreads against the concrete when the wide end of the bolt is pulled upward - by…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
How to bolt steel post to tile on slab

Hi all. I am bolting fence posts on top of a tiles on a concrete slab.
I was planning to just drill through the tiles and slab and use…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Sanding of sharp edge of coping tile

Thanks guys. I found an off-cut of tile and used an old foam sanding block and was surprised how easy it was to smooth the edge. I see…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Front Door Size

You could also consider a double door - 2 x 820. Not that expensive and when you need to move stuff in open both doors and you have tons…

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Sanding of sharp edge of coping tile

Hi. I am using a colour-bodied porcelain tile with a rectified edge as my alfresco and pool coping tile.
The tiles have a bit of a sharp edge and I'm wanting…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Site visit

Has anyone ever heard of any serious repercussions from 'unauthorised' site visits?
It seems most builders are keen to keep owners away and put strict conditions in the contract, but wondering…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor to ceiling tiles post-handover

Is your builder doing your walk in robe cabinets? We found big savings by doing them ourselves. Basic white melamine cabinetry from builder was $5k, flatpack colour cabinets…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Has anyone used one of these direct China suppliers and if so can you recommend them/send a link?
I have a window opening space of 2935mm wide x 1240mm high. …

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