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1 month1 monththe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Power points in kitchen

Depends on how you use appliances and your kitchen setup.
I have powerpoints on the bench along wall for constant use appliances (kettle, toaster, nutribullet, Nespresso machine etc) but use the…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
TIPS for newby, MOJO Lido 28 for KDR 20 km west of Sydney

I think it can happen both ways, before I signed the tender I made quite a few changes on the day. He just typed it up and printed a new…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Sell with agent or no agent

If you are selling a house I would 1000% suggest an agent, they will get a better price and deal with stuff that makes the fees worth it.
If land,…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Pre-demolition : which items would you sell? where?

Note that some demo companies will do a cheaper quote based on what they can sell/use so check that option out. Another option could be to take pics and post…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
HomeBuilder Grant in VIC- Proof that you will live in it?

I don’t live in vic and not at that stage yet so can’t help. Suggest you just the home builder grant page on Facebook and do a search. I’ve definitely…

2 months2 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Accessing Back Yard for Pool

Talk to pool guys. They could potentially crane it in over your house depending on power lines etc but will be expensive

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5 months5 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Knock down and new build

Undercover architect has tips in season 1 of her podcast. I would suggest bedroom at front and a courtyard/alfresco in the middle.

5 months5 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Budget for lighting - post handover

Hi all,
I’m planning to get the builder to do standard batten lights/minimal downlights and a sparky to come in post handover to do the remainder for a 3x2. As such,…

5 months5 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
3m ceilings volume builder Sydney

My current home is split level so entrance, living and master have 3m ceilings. We have standard doors at 2m and windows are 2.7m. The windows have a transom but…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help - increased ceiling height (doors/windows)

Oh, I hadn’t thought about floor to ceiling curtains. I’ll ask if I can match them, see what they say. ><
Yes, the opening is floor to ceiling then you walk…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Help - increased ceiling height (doors/windows)

I’ve qualified for a promo so ceiling has now increased to 30c (2.57m) and windows increased accordingly. They let me upgrade the door heights as well ($450 for internal and…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Home builder scheme

Sorry. Wrong thread. I have no idea how to delete a post.

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Home builder scheme

I’ve just read the application form and the deadline for applications is 31 December 2020 for the govt grant. They also say to only apply after construction has started but…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design our own home plans?

Ask them to show you their other designs or bring what you’re thinking of as an example. They have tons of designs that aren’t on the website either

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design our own home plans?

If you want to be able to get quotes etc and compare prices/ get competitive rates then suggest you go down draftsperson/architect route. If I had the time I would…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Black framed steel doors

I know you can get colonial bars added to standard windows so you can get that type of look, not sure about doors. It’s obviously not the same though. Or…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Building my first house WA

I’m going through the process myself (not with Ross North) and it seems like you sign a document (and pay them a deposit) before they start working on detailed drawings…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Ducted rangehood question

Thanks. :D I’ve always grown up with this and now realising this is not an issue for other people.

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Ducted rangehood question

In my current (old) house, I’m pretty sure the rangehood is ducted. But instead of going directly outside it seems to be connected to the ducted air con so all…

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Government $40-50k stimulus rebate on new builds

If you read the two PDF documents on the grant on the Treasury website, if both people are listed as owners then both need to be Australian citizens.

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Landscaping or decking

Decking

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Vacant land with existing fencing - do we need to pay?

I highly doubt the neighbours would be able to get any money from you for fencing done years ago. How would they leverage you to pay?

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Does our current mortgage bank need know knockdown rebuild?

Yes. You need to get their consent first.

6 months6 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Stamp Duty Question

If you qualify for FHOG then yes you should get your bank to apply for the FHO rate of duty for you. Do it as soon as you can as…

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7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Which type of flooring would you choose and why?

Have you had a look at hybrid flooring? It looked to me more realistic than the vinyl plank and is apparently 100% waterproof.
The ones I liked (mid range?) were…

7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Design of small bathroom.

Can you build out/move toilet door forward to make the combined space more of a square? Then keep the toilet/vanity/shower in current configuration so plumbing wouldn’t have to change. But…

7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
What is a rough cost to raise ceiling? (refer link)

To the top of door, not frame.

7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Able to claim tax on Land Surveying?

This is definitely a question for your tax agent but from detail you’ve provided I’d say it’s a capital works and can be deducted but not all in one go…

7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
What is a rough cost to raise ceiling? (refer link)

When you raise ceilings you should think about the doors and windows as well. Most display homes have 31c ceiling and 28c doors. I saw some that didn’t upgrade the…

7 months7 monthsthe_doesnotexistthe_doesnotexist posted:
Kitchen Design input

I say second. Mainly because the fridge is then closer to the cooktop and sink, so makes it easier when you’re cooking (the idea is that there should be a…

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