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21 h21 hAlthomAlthom 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

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom 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…

22 d22 dAlthomAlthom posted:
crack of the bath tub surround

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

22 d22 dAlthomAlthom 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

22 d22 dAlthomAlthom 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…

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Gone to their maker in a big way

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Natives don't like being transplanted

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing dispute.

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

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom 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…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

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

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom 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…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom 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…

3 months3 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

3 months3 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

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Got a top job done for $4750

4 months4 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…

8 months8 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…

9 months9 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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9 months9 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

9 months9 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

9 months9 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

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom 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…

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Problem with return air vent location

Must be a unique evaporative system then as evaporative systems rely on replacement of air rather than recirculation.
Air is dawn in from outside through the cooling pads and is blown…

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Problem with return air vent location

Evaporative cooling doesn't need a return air vent.
Refrigerated air conditioning does but it's normally in the ceiling
Wall vents are just to keep air moving in double brick walls

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Problem with return air vent location

Is that a return air vent or just one of those wall vents?

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Smartstone benchtops

Who did you pay for the job? Smartstone or the mason?

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
caesarstone stain testing - expressions of interest :)

Caesarstone have their own liquid cleaner which works very well and is quite cheap considering how little you have to use

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