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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help repair my lawn

Grab some runners from somewhere else in the lawn and plant them in the bare patches or buy a roll and cut out patches to fit.
Loosen up the soil in…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help repair my lawn

Is the black stuff potting soil?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag

The DAH tradies that built our place were on a Summit job before they did ours

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag

Why got to DAH in the first place? They use the same tradies as all the other builders so you're not getting a better job for their inflated price.
Ventura, Celebration,…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Some people shouldn't be able to purchase vacant land because Patrick might move in next door??
Seems like a good plan.
Worst neighbour ever.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Given the evidence suggests that only one person has actually received said communication?????

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

You need to calm down

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?

Might be different in Vic but in WA an owner doesn't have to pay until their house is substantially completed, i.e. at lockup.
Once at lockup they have to fork out…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Exhaust fan

Are both exhaust fans ducted to outside or do they just exhaust into the roof space?
If ducted to outside have they been ducted together?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

That's what we did.
With a pelmet over the top it looks like it's always been there

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

We lived for 8 years with an ensuite, that opened straight off the bedroom, with no door.
Although the ensuite toilet was behind a door it was still a PITA.
Fitted…

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Damage noticed after handover

Not sure in Victoria but if it's anything like WA those boards are controlled by the builders so are generally worse than useless for solving issues that might cost a…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Oven issue - repair or replace

~$600 + labour for a new one that you can depreciate.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Damage noticed after handover

How is a painter going to fix that?
The door needs replacing.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double Fluoro Tube - one tube constantly fails

Rapid start fitting so no starters.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Double Fluoro Tube - one tube constantly fails

We had a double 36in fluro light fitted in our garage about a year ago.
One of the tubes is original, the other one fails every 8-10 weeks.
Is the fitting faulty?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours ignoring me about fence

Then, depending on where you are, they are probably not obliged to put up their half yet.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours ignoring me about fence

Are their builds finished or substantially finished, i.e. to lockup?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Interesting that there's no answer to this question on here or directly via the suppliers website.
Inlet vent area will be critical to the performance of the fan and yet there's…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

I take it you need eave vents for the fan to be able to draw in outside air?
What area of vent for one fan?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Sanding/finishing wood floors

Sounds reasonable to me.
A day for sanding and clean up.
A day to apply first coat.
A day to cure.
A day to apply second coat.
A day to cure.

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom 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

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Hot west facing garage

Surfmist - palest colour going

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom 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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5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom 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?

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
GPO a 'climbable object'???

Look under the Products tab at the top of the page

6 months6 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…

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Eave Vents

Our builder installed our eave vents directly above windows

7 months7 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

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