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Dale

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Joined 12 September 2008
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10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Dandy air contact phone number

Hi,
Now have the number thanks.
Dandy Air said to log a warranty fault with Brivis. Have now done that. Only down side is that if it turns out…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Dandy air contact phone number

Hi,
I have lost the contact phone number for Dandy Air (Carlisle Homes build) and can't find them in whitepages online.
Does anyone have the contact number for Dandy Air as our…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Commonwealth bank to increase their variable home loan rate

We are with the CBA and very angry and unimpressed. Its just typical though - don't pass on all the cuts but put increases through as soon as possible.
.1%…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Our Carlisle Monaco 32 - All moved in! Photos!

Hi,
Before we queried this appliance issue further we decided to have a read of the contract.
Unfortunately for us the contract says that the appliances get installed on the day of…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Our Carlisle Monaco 32 - All moved in! Photos!

Hi all,
Just talking with our SS and he informs me that the appliances don't get installed till the day after handover and the gas heater isn't commissioned till the next…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
This is how my inspection went..

I have heard back from Final Inspect and their cost for the handover inspection is $895. They didn't itemise their fee but imagine this cost includes some travelling as…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
This is how my inspection went..

I have seen this other company recommended by some on the forum but I can't find their fees on their website. Have sent them an email and will report…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
This is how my inspection went..

Its disappointing to hear that K is treating customers that way. He has so many raving fans here that it would be a shame if had to recommend someone…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Mover Recommendations for Melbourne ?

Has anyone used Stack Removals in Caulfield? They advertise on this site (H1) and I've spoken with them and they sound excellent.
Will be getting a quote from Peter Sadler…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Mover Recommendations for Melbourne ?

Hi,
Have just rung them and they are getting back to me with a time for a quote. We are moving to Gisborne by the way.
Thanks for the other post…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Mover Recommendations for Melbourne ?

Did you get any recommendations as we too are after advice for Melbourne.
I think I saw someone recommend minimovers but they are on an hourly rate and concerned about how…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Carlisle handover process & timing - anyone know?

Hi,
Have spoken with our site supervisor today and he still says handover should be 2 weeks after the walk through so hopefully that will be right.
Dale.

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Mortgage protection changes announced by Government

Here is another article on the topic:
http://www.theage.com.au/national/gover ... =text-only
Government moves to punish ******* lending
Date: April 28 2009
Peter Martin
MORTGAGE brokers, bank employees, payday lenders and retailers…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Mortgage protection changes announced by Government

See this news item:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ion=justin
It will be a good fallback protection for existing home owners but will no doubt make banks more cautious about lending.
Dale.

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Loan Protection Insurance - Help?

Hi,
Personally I would (and have) take out income protection insurance instead. It is much more flexible and gives you coverage in many circumstances if you are off work and…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Carpet underlay - Foam or rubber

Hi,
We have chosen our carpet but can't decide on the underlay - foam or rubber.
We will use the top choice of either one and they are both the same cost.…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Should we use an independent inspector????

Hi,
Yes his website appears to be in transition.
When that happens find the person's website in Google and then view the cached version. From that you can get:
Phone Mobile: Office:…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Tender appointment with carlisle home - What should i know

Hi,
As already stated be careful to ensure you have everything as you want it. Carlisle has a $500 variation fee in their HIA contract but generally won't let you…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
some advice please!!!

Hi,
Is your purchase contract subject to finance within a certain time period? Tell us what the clause in the contract says about finance.
Also why can't they do the soil…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Buildin inspectors??

Hi,
I see you are in SA but this website of big Kev whom lots of us use as a building inspector in Melbourne will give you an idea of what…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Timber floor after skirtings have gone on - share your photo

Thanks for the link.
Does anyone have photos of quad after flooring?
Thanks,
Dale.

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Timber floor after skirtings have gone on - share your photo

Hi all,
We are building with Carlisle and getting grumpy with their lack of flexibility.
We are doing the timber floor ourselves after handover - this was done not just to save…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Plans - How long at Council? Whittlesea. How long Valid?

Just found this info on a Council site:
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.as ... h=1#BM3211
The permit lasts for 2 years but you have to carry out the first inspection within 12…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Plans - How long at Council? Whittlesea. How long Valid?

Hi,
Our plans took only a couple of days with Carlisle Homes but they too use a private building surveyor. The fees are comparable or cheaper than Council and you…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Are CBA Valuations conservative?

Our valuation by CBA wasn't as high as we wanted but it was 15K higher than the valuation by RAMS so we went with CBA.
CBA has given us terrific service…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Independent building inspector - Northern suburbs Melbourne

Hi,
Many people on this forum use big Kev (Kevin) from New Home Inspections:
http://www.newhomeinspections.com.au
I have used him for our build as well.
Sometimes he is busy and hard…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
March interest rate cuts

One of the problems was also that everyone was thinking we would have a very small positive growth still and not head towards recession. Well one day after the…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Carlisle Homes - Spectra ... Colour selection centre

Hi,
One good thing with Carlisle was that they let us choose items they didn't have on display. We didn't want the mixer taps for our basins. They gave…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Carlisle Homes - Plumbing Issues...

Hi Matt,
Is it the VCAT you are going to?
Luckily in our house the cylinder is going to be right near the laundry, kitchen and ensuite. The only long run…

10 years10 yearsDaleDale posted:
Carlisle Atlantique

Hi,
Just to clarify I posted in aother thread that Carlisle is looking at our blog and this forum ut I really don't think they would be posting simple threads about…

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