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2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Looks very American.

Show me your kitchen...
2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

I wouldn’t say the experience is limited. The opposite in fact, which is probably why they didn’t take on your job. They would be very risk adverse.
Ps my experience…

2 years2 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Very American your kitchen which is where I assume you are located (having US power points). That would explain why most kitchens in this thread look so different. But do…

3 years3 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

What I was expecting is what happened with my first build 20 years ago. Which is you book in with kitchen company with a budget and come up with a…

3 years3 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

To cut a long story short we brought in an area where Rawson's already had designs allocated and approved to certain blocks. We wanted the Seaview design, but the only…

3 years3 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

They have always charged for it. Maybe not as a line item, but be sure they didn’t do it for free.
And one would hope they now provide some expertise.…

3 years3 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

Same issue as someone else said, you still need some form of board behind, which is where the water proofing is done.
I cannot think of any product and that includes…

3 years3 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

What ever the cheapest is.

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Toilet Shutoff Valve/Tap placement

Simple reason. That shut off is basically the end of the fixed water supply system.

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Building at Oran Park NSW - Free to air TV

At television antenna would be one way and if you wanted it over the internet then an ip tv service like fetch.

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Looks like I am out of luck. There are no adjustable feet under this cupboard, it doesn’t look like it has a proper plinth either. A would have expected a…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

The kicker to the side of the dishwasher spot goes all the way back to the wall, but it looks like it has only been fixed in using clear silicone.…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Very true.
In the close up you can see the right door is in line with the panel next to the dishwasher and the left door is in line with…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Kitchen Cabinet no longer square, not supported benchtop.

Just wondering if there is some way to resquare a kitchen cabinet.
In my place I have a cupboard with the sink in it, then to the right the dishwasher nook…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I think it is safer and I said as much.
But doesn’t change the fact that checking the trades are doing their job is primarily the job of a supervisor.

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4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Inspecting the work of the subcontractors is still very much the supervisors job.
And yes I am very well aware of what happens when either they don’t or don’t give…

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4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

What? It is very much a site supervisors job to be inspecting work to ensure it is up to standard. It’s their employers name and reputation that is on the…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Window with stone kitchen bench used as the sil

Thanks for that, most interesting.
One extra question if I may when you do a window where the frame sits on the stone where do you attached the sill flashing?
In…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Window with stone kitchen bench used as the sil

I have a question. If you were to have a kitchen window where the stone benchtop ran up to the window frame how would you install the window relative to…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
CCTV on a new built house

Just buy ring stickups and doorbell.
I was in the same situation six months back, turned down builders offer for around $3k and instead installed myself 2 stickups and 1…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
CCTV on a new built house

Ring is good for retro fit and if you don’t mind your images being sent to the cloud.
If you have access to run cables a hardwired solution with local…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

It’s Polar White Sheen.
The thing with Polytec though is they sell cut to size panels so no need to buy a whole sheet for a small job, but these…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

Not that long ago it was possible to order replacement doors and panels direct from Polytec made to order, but alas this is now not something they are doing for…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Gap between window and external cladding

Thanks for the reply.
During the build I was living overseas, hence why hardly and pics and one reason I think I've had so many issues! But a friend of mine…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Gap between window and external cladding

Noticed today after seeing a bucket load of ants coming through the window that there is quite a sizeable gap between one of my windows and the cladding. The gap…

4 years4 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Brivis networker won’t switch modes

It means it can not communicate with the aircon unit, presume it’s an evap unit.
What you can try is resetting the evap unit. Unless you know where the switch…

5 years5 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Of course they would say no. Not in their interest to say yes. Once you sign they have it over you. All care no responsibility and all your cost n

5 years5 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Do bedroom door styles and closet doors need to match?

How much is you builder charging for the 4 panel door, because the cost is not that much. Even based on Bunnings prices the cost difference is about $20-30 depending…

5 years5 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Waterfall on island bench

Know coming into this pretty late, but if doing a cut-out make sure you know what type of powerpoint you want when asking and give the template to the stonemason.…

5 years5 yearsAJWAJW posted:
Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Would say that is about how it looked. I didn’t actually see the pattern until the glazier pointed it out, by which time he had already covered one side in…

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