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7 months7 monthswixywixy posted:
Heavy windows with bent reveals

I've recently had some windows installed, and the larger ones are causing the bottom window reveals to bend upwards significantly. I suspect this is partly due to weight, as the…

11 months11 monthswixywixy posted:
Builder used the wrong concrete mix

Hi all, I'm currently building in Melbourne. We specified a raft slab and the builders plans and engineering specified 25 mpa concrete, however they have poured the slab using 20…

1 year1 yearwixywixy posted:
Builder has proposed performance solutions - are these ok?

Thanks all. Yes Henley is the builder.
I want to push back on some of these knowing I won't win them all. But I think a non-negotiable for me is the…

1 year1 yearwixywixy posted:
Builder has proposed performance solutions - are these ok?

We are about to build a single storey house with a major builder, and they have come back with a range of performance solutions they have asked us to sign…

2 years2 yearswixywixy posted:
Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?

That sounds exactly what I would like to achieve. Hopefully the builder comes to the party.

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2 years2 yearswixywixy posted:
Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?

Bumping an 11 year old thread...
We are building and have optioned 450mm eaves and a 25 degree roof pitch. We have 2.7m internal ceilings. The end result is that there…

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?
3 years3 yearswixywixy posted:
Site cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyard

Thanks, I reckon I'll push the builder for this.

3 years3 yearswixywixy posted:
Site cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyard

We are building a single storey home on a lot with a gentle slope from the rear down to the front. The builder is proposing to cut the lot so…

9 years9 yearswixywixy posted:
Downlight advice for my kitchen

I'm looking for advice on downlight spacing in my kitchen.
The plan at the moment is to use Brightgreen D700+ downlights (on dimmers) as shown in this layout:

10 years10 yearswixywixy posted:
Query about air con EER / COP ratings

I am looking at purchasing a 12.5kw ducted inverter air con. At first I was considering a Panasonic unit, which has an EER and COP rating of 3.21 and…

10 years10 yearswixywixy posted:
Heating Running Cost - Gas Vs. Elecrtic Ducted Systems

I'm keen to know the answer to this too for Victoria.
I can pay $8500 for a Panasonic ducted reverse cycle inverter, or $9,500 for a 5.6 star Braemar gas ducted…

10 years10 yearswixywixy posted:
What colour kitchen to go with Antique White USA walls?

A bump to an old thread. I am currently facing a similar predicament. I have Antique White USA walls and am undecided on what white to use for my…

10 years10 yearswixywixy posted:
Which kitchen layout to choose? (pics inside)

Thanks for the comments.
xxkatxx I like the idea behind your design, but I'd need to move all the plumbing and I like being able to look out the window …

10 years10 yearswixywixy posted:
Which kitchen layout to choose? (pics inside)

I need some advice on a kitchen layout to choose. I've come up with two rough 3D layouts in Sketchup, both have compromises as the room is an awkward…

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Recommended kitchen cabinet makers in Melbourne

Thanks for the suggestion, I've bought timber from that place before, but didn't know they did kitchens. Will check them out.

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Recommended kitchen cabinet makers in Melbourne

I'm looking for recommendations on a kitchen cabinet maker in Melbourne (preferably south-east side).
Anyone have any first-hand good experiences?
Obviously the lower the price the better, but I'm still after reasonable…

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Caulking around windows - what type of product to use?

I am currently having all my windows replaced with new aluminium framed windows in a brick veneer house. The company who is supplying/installing the windows is using Sika Acrylic…

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Install eaves before/after new windows?

I have a 1960's brick veneer, and some of the windows run right up to the eaves. I recently had all the eaves removed so the windows could be…

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Ducted gas heating with add-on air conditioning

I want to install ducted gas heating under my floor but am also considering the option for add-on air conditioning. I live in Melbourne.
My house is 3 bedrooms, 1…

11 years11 yearswixywixy posted:
Whisper white / antique white usa - can't choose!

I'm looking to paint my entire 1960's house in either Dulux Whisper White or Antique White USA. Two bedrooms face south/east, one bedroom faces north, the lounge room faces…

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