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1 d1 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Front door replacement - Perth (sorry long post)

Price seems bout right. Recently had a sliding door, frame and pelmet fitted to an en-suite opening by Doors Plus. Was about that cost with no weathersealing or locks

1 d1 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Hot west facing garage

Surfmist - palest colour going

2 d2 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Hot west facing garage

Our garage faces directly west and temperatures in it in the middle of summer were generally only about 1 or 2 C degrees below external temps.
The temp in the garage…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

We've got a gas HWS. Our bill is approx. $90 per 2 months. About $1.50/day.
By LPG do you mean you're going to have to run off bottles?

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
GPO a 'climbable object'???

Look under the Products tab at the top of the page

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

We have a Schweigen Dual Motor Silent rangehood in our Alfesco and a Blanco in our kitchen.The Schweigen is certainly much quieter when standing by the unit. There is however…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Eave Vents

Our builder installed our eave vents directly above windows

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Coral homes garage door height

Our DAH built home is 2.18m and we were offered the chance to take that higher in case we bought a 4WD

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

The house itself would have to be set back from the boundary with 2nd storey set back further under WA regs to avoid overshadowing.
This is an extension of a…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
crack of the bath tub surround

Looks like there's been a problem there for some time

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

My guess if there is indeed overshadowing council will require changes.
Neighbour can be as unhappy as they like but they have to comply with the regs

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

Has the communication come to you from your local council?
If so it's just a matter of pointing out your objection. They will be quite capable of assessing if it's valid…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Gone to their maker in a big way

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Natives don't like being transplanted

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing dispute.

Depends where you are. In WA they would only have to pay their half once their build was "substantially completed.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

There would be many, many more competent drywall installers in Perth than there are competent plasterers.
It comes down to the likelihood of getting a good job and you're more…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Good quality yes. Find a plasterer in Perth that delivers it and you'll get some credibility.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Drywall all the way. Much better finish and not as subject to the mood of the tradie on the day.
Our house was plastered and when the sun hits the…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Insulated Garage Door OR Shade Sails

Our garage door faces west and in summer the garage is stinking hot. I've tried some foil backed insulation on the door which has helped but am now considering two…

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
How many builds is your site supervisor running?

The number of penalties handed out compared to the number of sub standard home built would be an interesting stat. Fact is builders get away with murder

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
How many builds is your site supervisor running?

How long is it going to last? It's been going on for donkey's years and it's not going to change anytime soon

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Got a top job done for $4750

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
How many builds is your site supervisor running?

That's pretty typical and when you take into account travel time and the fact that he's probably required to spend time in the office you can consider yourself lucky if…

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Garage Floor Painting

Wny paint? Paint almost invariably lifts and then you've got to patch.
Floor tiles like these http://www.garagestorageworld.com.au/pr ... -flooring/ are great
If you spill paint or something on…

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Things to do after move in to protect your home

These PVC tiles are great for a garage. get a few spares and you can easily replace any that get paint spattered or similar. Yet to see a paint coating…

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12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Shower screen exploded

Not an uncommon problem, Some good info here but also a range of excuses that will probably mean a lot of finger pointing and zero acceptance of responsibility

12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

There are now entire streets in our suburb where all the houses have dark roofs, and yards covered in dark pavers/fake grass. This needs to be stopped

12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anti-Glare Sarking

Looking at that wording I'd agree with IamSam. You didn't ever have sarking included as a standard inclusion. The $980 is for basic sarking which happens to be anti glare

1 year1 yearAlthomAlthom posted:
Anti-Glare Sarking

It's going to be under your roof covering so it's not going to be exposed to the sun for there to be any glare. Can't see any point in it…

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