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10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Don't know about QLD, but my understanding in NSW is, if the neighbour puts on the fence without your agreement in writing, you can have it removed.
Why bother about…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
own applianes - when to install

Just my 2c...
I think legally your builder has every rights to stop you/your own trades person to install anything not supplied by them due to insurance cover.
May be technically, your…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?

No Michelle, from what I read in the article, this is not about the boxed gutters.
I think it's about about (1) there should be a gap between the gutter and…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?

We have a guy from ABC Seamless, one of the gutter/leaf guard company to give us a quote for a leaf guard for our gutters the other day. I noticed…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
How long were your plans in council?

In Sydney, I heard it's normally about 3 months, but things should have improved a bit now.
Ours was about 4 months, got knocked back once due to some shadow issue,…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Plaster inspection - i need some urgent advice please!!!!

Was it because there were leaking somewhere in the roof?
How bad is it, do you have a photo to show us?
Have a look at mine, and see how it compard…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

just my 2c about #1, after plaster (before handover), there will be lots of things like wet area (kitchen, laundry, bathrooms) tiling/plumbing, cornice, skirting, power points and switches, water tanks,…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Just my 2c.
Make sure you got everything documented!
You could have legally get them to remove everything at their cost as you weren't consulted and you don't like the style/meterial/height, ..etc.
You…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Boral lost my bricks!!!??!!!

Probaly you are the lucky one, as may be your site has a huge open area for them to dump all the bricks in one go, which is not always…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Boral lost my bricks!!!??!!!

Using the word "******" is too strong for this situation, it's called "different ways of explaining things". He is just doing his job, trying to make everyone happy (you,…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Boral lost my bricks!!!??!!!

It could be another clarenton house who chose the same brick got yours, most likely theirs is badly behind schedule, definitely worse than yours, so SS shipped the bricks to…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Internal garage question

another option, hide them above the ceiling. Do what Matt did, install a ceiling ladder and hide things there...

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Time to buy next property?

yeah, but no one know when is the "bottom", that's the problem.
normally when you start noticing it's coming up, it's already too late.
I guess if you keep it for a…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Whats cheaper??

Don't know the answer, but can think of a few things.
are you only adding rooms, not toilet or others that require lots of plumbing and complicate stuffs?
if you land is…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Driveway ruined by crane during build - whose responsible?

did you take any photo? rego number of the truck, contact of the driver, ...etc.
Hope you never need to use it, but just in case you need to prove yourself..
Good…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Left over supplies

The most important thing is in case you need a few more bricks/tiles/roof tiles, even though most of the times you "should" still able to get some at a small…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Left over supplies

You don't have to take them away, what we did is just hide them at the back... with the wildly growing bushes/weeds, no one can see it any way...

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Any one know of any good company installing "stormwater

Thanks to the information guys!
I will let Jake know and also introduce him to this forum!

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Any one know of any good company installing "stormwater

Any one know of any good company installing "stormwater pit"?
I got this enquiry from my blog, but as our council doesn't require this I don't have anyone to refer…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Thanks Maxie.
Yes, we did mention about this when we lodge complaint to Fair Trading.
Actually I never thought of taping until they started acting in a very hostile manner, yelling…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Understand your point. Also aware that the law can't cover everything. That's one of the problem -> unless you have proof, it's very hard for 3rd party to decide who…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Thanks, may be she is just the receptionist/secretary/gate keeper, to shield all annoying calls (like us) from the more important people (who can drive revenue income for the company)?

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Thanks for the info.
Yes and No, I am not saying she is "not" real as my wife spoke to her twice on the phone (and she was very rude...). It's…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

they are always very nice, until you paid your deposit and ask for a change or something....

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

No prob, if you are looking for the registration details of that web site, I already got it....

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

yes:
http://www.demirleather.com.au
You can't find any detail information at all, very rough.

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

I am a bit worry if you forgot to close the doors on raining days, the rain could cause severe damage to your brand new beautiful timber floor!

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

I am a bit confused, when did Rikster become a lady? Due to too much stress with the council/construction work/water tank? :twisted:

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Hi Riskter,
You landscaper has done a great job!
Which company's stones did you use for the retaining walls at the back and what colour is it? Looks a bit blue-greyish..
Also, did…

10 years10 yearsahuangahuang posted:
Stupid question - who do we call to remove a wall?

Find someone like me who is currently in bad mood (Thanks to D?mir Leather)....
If you can post their photos on the wall, I will knock it down for free …

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