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Joined 3 August 2010
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8 d8 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing or Landscaping - What comes first?

Fencing will require digging of holes for posts. You don't want them doing that in the middle of newly planted garden beds. Fencing first

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15 d15 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

They want 2 weeks extra for each report??? Are they saying they believe their work is so bad that there'll be two weeks rework each time your inspector comes in?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Waterproof area for BBQ?

We've also got 2.7m ceilings in our alfresco but it's enclosed on 2 walls
You may be right if you stick with the open plan you've got but if you do…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Waterproof area for BBQ?

What's going to happen to your alfresco ceiling if you use the BBQ in there?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Yes, it's possible the developer has put the garage on the eastern side because he knows water, power etc. are coming in on the western side.
The utility providers will be…

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Shouldn't be an issue unless you've got an issue with utilities coming in on the western side. You don't want to end up with your water meter in the middle…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

"Timbercoat Merbau" which was what the OP mentioned is a B&D product and it's resin coated steel. No timber involved.
http://www.bnd.com.au/colour-design-adv ... coat-range

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

Why would it weigh so much? They are not actual timber just coated steel, much the same as Colorbond. My question would be how long does the coating last compared…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Kitchen drawers - Any cool gadgets, inserts or ideas?

Got any good ideas on how to store saucepan/frypan lids? I had, what I thought was, a good idea of using a dish draining rack but that's been a failure

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
The problem with builders in general

Employing supervisors and trades on a cost basis, to maximise profits, and not caring about the resultant poor quality.
This can be employing people who are cheap because they are no…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
brown lawn

2 weeks ago? July is too late. If you were trying to avoid browning/yellowing in winter then the time to do something is in Autumn. I use a Buffalo specific…

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5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing Land Next to Reserve

It's all about "passive surveillance. You're supposed to be able to keep an eye on the park/reserve etc. so you can report any non appropriate behaviour.
Unfortunately that takes bugger all…

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6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

Be very wary of Dale Alcock Homes. Lot's of promises, flashy HQ and then when it gets down to it you'll be treated like dirt. You'll pay over the odds…

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Vinyl wrap kitchen YES or NO?

Vinyl wrap kitchen installed in 2004 - still going strong. No sign of peeling, no sign of discolouration. All good

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Floor fail

Who did you use? PM me if you don't want to make it public

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

You're going to have to pay half anyway. If you can't afford it now rather talk to your future neighbour and work something out than resort to ridiculous actions that…

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Home security system recommendations

Very well known manufacturer - same mob that made the Hills Hoist. Most security companies will use them or similar products
https://www.hills.com.au/security
There's nothing unusual in what you're asking…

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Home security system recommendations

A Hills system will meet your needs. You can have break glass and/or proximity sensors on your windows so they can be locked slightly open. They have PIR's suitable for…

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Leaking Ensuite?

Depends on what the cause is. They might take out some of the grout and replace it with an epoxy based grout or inject epoxy under the tiles. The best…

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9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Leaking Ensuite?

Had a similar issue in a rental of mine. Got hold of Megasealed http://www.megasealed.com.au They came in did moisture measurements and pinpointed where the leak was and…

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Back to base alarm systems - conversion to NBN

Can anyone who has a back to base alarm and had it converted so it works with the NBN give me an idea of what you paid?
Cheers
Althom

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

When the tank fills up and overflows where is the overflow directed to? If just onto the ground it's right up against your footings. Wouldn't have thought that was good
Otherwise…

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Problems due to metropolitan housing density

Councils and Planning Authorities in all states are doing stupid things. Our estate has lots of narrow roads with many blind corners and there's nowhere to park

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Vinyl wrap - thoughts and experience

I've also heard that 2Pac goes yellow after time.
Simple fact of life you have to make your own mind up after finding a contractor you are comfortable with.
Listening…

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Vinyl wrap - thoughts and experience

Possibly bit I think it is more likely that those who have had problems are talking some time ago when vinyl wrap was a relatively new thing

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Vinyl wrap - thoughts and experience

On here you'll get 2 types of responses. People like me who've had vinyl wrap cupboards in place for +10 years and have had no problems and others who will…

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof sarking in colourbond roof after completion?

You won't get the blanket, i.e. Sarking, unless you specifically request it of your builder.

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12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Pretty standard IMHO. If you want something smaller you'd have to go with a gas instantaneous. More expensive to run but if it's all about the looks?

12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Dale Alcock archer build - Slab laid

Money and time required for all that and in the end the build would still be delayed.

12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Dale Alcock archer build - Slab laid

Couple I know posted on here about something they were unhappy with. Their SS told them unless they took it down they could expect their build to "take a lot…

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