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Althom

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7 d7 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Would you lose a bedroom to gain more living space?

On that basis then it's perfectly feasible.
Maybe put a study nook in the corner of the increased living space?
Convert the theatre room to a bedroom when/if you sell.

7 d7 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Would you lose a bedroom to gain more living space?

Resale will be better with 4 bedrooms than 3.
Do you want more living space outside or inside?
Do you need a home office?
You've got a home theatre room. Do you really…

9 d9 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Can you falsify insulation certificate?

Ask yourself why they talked you out of getting that inspection done and don't let them talk you out of any future inspections.

10 d10 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Solar hot water and electric booster

In regards batteries for solar it's very much dependent on your usage patterns.
If you have someone at home all day and you do your washing etc during the day…

10 d10 dAlthomAlthom posted:
New home nightmare

Caveat Emptor.
I hope it was cheap because it sounds like you're up for a bucket load of repairs.
Never mind the fact that no insurance company in their right minds will…

10 d10 dAlthomAlthom posted:
New home nightmare

Extensively renovated by who?
Licenced tradesmen working for the owner or the owner on a DIY binge?

11 d11 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Rheem Water Heater - Disconnected wire...

I've always found the people at Rheem to be very helpful when I've had to contact them direct.

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14 d14 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Provisional Sums - Refund & Extra Charge

Whatever maximises the builder's profit.

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20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Cabinetry steam protection

Built in wall oven surrounded by vinyl wrapped cupboard doors - no issues after 15 years.
I still stick by my thought that those who have had problems is mainly due…

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Cabinetry steam protection

Had vinyl wrapped cupboard doors above cooking areas for 15 years now. The peeling thing is a bit of a myth based on 1. Some poor work and 2. The…

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21 d21 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder asking us to sign and accept a contract variation

As the OP has posted he has provided all relevant documents and has the communications trail to prove it

21 d21 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

Be very wary.
Have been in this situation before.
Put a deposit down on a block that showed, according to the developer, no easements and then get called into the selling agent's…

23 d23 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder asking us to sign and accept a contract variation

If you've got records of the correspondence then they don't have a leg to stand on. Typical builder trying it on. It's their job to be aware of everything that…

23 d23 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder asking us to sign and accept a contract variation

They don't have access to the Design Guidelines?
That sounds a tad strange.
You would have been provided with them when you purchased the land and I'm assuming you passed these on…

27 d27 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

It happens. It's their site.
Why would you be worried about someone knowing where your rooms are?
If you're building with one of the bigger project builders your plans will…

29 d29 dAlthomAlthom posted:
3 month defect

We had a similar issue.
Our builder came up with all sorts of BS excuses not to rectify including "Well I can't see what you are talking about" and "If…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Our light is not what we’ve expected

It's a single storey as the OP has already advised

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Our light is not what we’ve expected

The sparky will have to access your roof space via the manhole and if you want multiple downlights installed, to replace what the builder has installed, then they'll make cutouts…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Bludging toliet doorframe beside the bath

That timber is as rotten as. I'd say there's a leak somewhere.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
termite inspection how often

Inspection and treatment on an annual basis

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Our light is not what we’ve expected

Just get a sparky in after handover and explain what you want.
They can either provide the lights or you can buy them and have them installed.
It's not a drama.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing disagreement

If you were to agree to his rather ridiculous proposal he'd have to access your side of the fence so he'd need insurance against possible damage to your property. He'd…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Battery powered mower recommendations

I've got a Ryobi 36V mower and also a line trimmer. Our two lawns total approx 60sqm. One battery will easily handle both lawns - thick buffalo grass without needing…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Crimsafe vs Invisi-gard vs Amplimesh

Definitely. We have Clearshield doors and the Whitco locks all failed within a year of installation. For what it's worth there's no way I recommend Clearshield doors

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Splash back for alfresco kitchen

Definitely Stainless. Easy to clean.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
braemar aircon wchv70d1s

Very well known brand. Probably more known for Evaporative Coolers and Gas Heating but have been around for years.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Buffalo grass turning brow

Start with Seasol/Powerfeed and mix some molasses in with it.
Fill those gaps in with some good quality top dressing.
Should come right.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Buffalo grass turning brow

Where are you located?
How often did you water it in the first month?
Have you tried to lift one of those bits where there's a gap between rolls?
Given it was laid…

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