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Joined 4 February 2013
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2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Spa Repair Recommendations in Melb

Hi all,
Does anyone have a recommendation on a decent spa repair / maintenance service located in Melbourne (preferably close to the inner north)?
I suspect a possible leak in my spa…

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

I'm certainly no turf expert, but I would go with Palmetto. I have Palmetto turf in my front yard and nature strip and my neighbour's have Sir Walter. At the…

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2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
How to extend an angled fence?

Thanks for the suggestion! It's a wooden fence that we have. Will obviously make sure that we have permission from the neighbours and council (if necessary).

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Paint / Stain Wooden Fence

We bought a Bosch paint sprayer from Bunnings last year and painted our entire fence using Dulux weathershield paint.
It's looking really good and should last many years. Make sure…

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
How to extend an angled fence?

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could extend a small section of my fence? The problem is that the fence is on an angle and I would like…

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Turf Rolls or Turf Slabs?

Am planning to re-turf the nature strip at the front of my house as well as put some turf in the front yard. It's a relatively small area (about 30…

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Alarm Installer - Melb Northern Suburbs

We used A1 Security Systems to install our alarm system and were pretty happy with the service:
http://a1sec.com.au/index.htm
Speak to Rob on 0403 207 008 to organise a…

2 years2 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
RING Video Wifi Doorbell - has anyone used this

I was looking to purchase a Doorbot last year (the predecessor to RING), but decided against it after reading a lot of bad reviews.
I was lucky enough to win an…

3 years3 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Has anyone used TREX composite decking??

We've used Trex for our decking at the back of the house. While it is pretty expensive, I would definitely recommend it. We had it installed about 6 months ago…

3 years3 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Two story houses with 10 metre frontage

I had the same problem as the plot of land I have is a 9m frontage.
I ended up building a design called the Breeze 25 with Metricon - it's a…

3 years3 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Staining a StairCase

Hi Mikel03,
We've just moved in a few months ago into our newly built M3tricon home (in Melbourne metro area) and we were able to get the staircase stained with the…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
First Home Owners Grant - VIC

Hi Sphell,
I have recently just gone through a similar process last year and as a few people have already mentioned, since you are getting a construction loan, the FHOG…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Recommendation for wooden staircase staining in Melbourne

Nope, I did ask about this but apparently it's the builder's standard. For some reason they won't stain the staircase for you, it is left raw.
They will stain any wooden…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Recommendation for wooden staircase staining in Melbourne

Hi guys,
Can anyone recommend a good person who can stain a wooden staircase? Am currently building with Metricon and they don't stain the staircase as part of our build.
The house…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Narrow block - any volume builders in Melbourne

I'm currently building the Metricon Breeze 25 however I believe the standard design needs a minimum 8.5m block. Not sure if they can modify it slightly to make it fit…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Anyone building in Coburg Hill?

Hi Rob,
I completely understand about the nervousness of the valuation part - this had me stressed for weeks before I went on holiday! Basically our valuation came in spot on…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Anyone building in Coburg Hill?

Hi Rob,
Sorry if this message is a bit late (I haven't checked the forums for a while). In case you are still interested, here are some of our costs involved…

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Anyone building in Coburg Hill?

Hey Nonna,
The build is going well, we had our slab poured last week and *should* have a frame up by the end of next week. Exciting times!

4 years4 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Stamp duty payable and FHOG applicable in Victoria

I have just gone through the process myself recently. As staceyd said, stamp duty will be payable on the day of land settlement. Your lawyer or conveyancer can apply for…

5 years5 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Home Building Blogs

Thanks guys! Glad you are enjoying it. Unfortunately there hasn't been much progress on our build yet (not quite at site start) so I haven't been able to update it…

5 years5 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Asset Protection Permit

Hi guys,
Quick question - I've recently signed a building contract with Metr!con and one of the special conditions mentioned states that we must obtain an Asset Protection Permit with our…

5 years5 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
My custom build complete

You have a lovely home! I also like the 'touch of red' theme throughout the house.

5 years5 yearsVivianNVivianN posted:
Anyone building in Coburg Hill?

I spoke to the Metr!con sales guy (Robert) on Sunday and he says that so far only one other person has signed a contract to build the Breeze 25, so…

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