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7 d7 dAlthomAlthom posted:
NBN “Not” Ready

The conduit should be shown on your approved building plans and listed in your signed-off specs.
What you should see in your spec is a line that says something like…

17 d17 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Wiring for new induction cooktop. 32A or more?

What does the manufacturer say about how it may affect the warranty?

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Double brick - Insulation and Weep holes

Give these guys a call.
They're pretty good with advice and open to questions about any concerns you might have.

P.S. I don't work for them
Weephole screens can be purchased from Bunnings…

22 d22 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Smoke alarm and electrical compliance test on rental prop.

1. Inspection on both arranged through your Property Manager by one contractor.
or
2. Separately engaging 2 seperate contractors yourself, both of whom will charge seperate call out fees, and end up…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
topic closed - please delete

Yes, it would add considerably to the cost to use proper Face(?) Bricks on the internal wall so that they could be left exposed.
As to plaster vs gyprock - plaster…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Which builder to choose in Mandurah

In addition to Chris's input take on board that New Gen are part of the Summit Group and Homebuyers are part of the ABN (Dale Alcock) Group.
That will give you…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
New build and possum in roof

I dobut there's a roof in the world that is rodent/possum proof.
Certainly not one built to normal Australian standards

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Change tempering valve on hot water system

How long was he there for?
Plumbers generally have a $150-175 call out fee that covers the first 15 minutes labour and then it's $30-45 per 15 minutes thereafter.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Replace or Re-colour Grout

A lot of those grout "paints" require you to use specific cleaners once applied. If you use the sort of soap scum cleaners available at Supermarkets etc the "paint" will…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Next door neighbour's builder is delaying my build

They're trespassing. I'm guessing that your builder is mates with the builder next door and doesn't want to upset things but it's your land and you have every right to…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Invasion of privacy WA

The staircase window isn't covered by any privacy consideration.
The bathroom window is high set so they cannot overlook you from it unless they're standing on a stepladder and with the…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Invasion of privacy WA

Don't your bathrooms have frosted glass windows?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Invasion of privacy WA

WA doesn't have an Occupancy Certificate as far as I'm aware. Certainly didn't require one when we built.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder removed boundary peg

Ah yes forgot about this but if the other side peg is still there then that's the reference point

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder removed boundary peg

So that nail is your reference point

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

I simply don't understand it.
There's the argument over termites but in the Goldfields it's brick veneer and they have a lot bigger termite problems.
For me it simply comes down to…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Fencing

If your neighbour's builder damaged the fence then it's your neighbour's problem. Doesn't matter if your neighbour has a contract that says their builder is not liable, your neighbour remians…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
how many "potable" garden taps?

That's just plain dumb on the part of your builder.
Even if you paved your entire backyard you're still going to need a tap there for yearly pressure cleaning, watering…

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Street numbers not yet allocated

Get yourself a PO Box.

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Developer lets us down, need advice

Victoria is already talking about banning gas connections to new developments anyway so in a way you're ahead of the curve.
R/C ducted air con and the largest solar package you…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Tiles in bedroom

Precisely.
We've got bamboo floors throughout and all the installers had to do was chamfer down the plank that butted up against the tiles in the laundry and bathroom.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Tiles in bedroom

Never had tiles in a bedroom but have had terrazzo floors throughout a house. Wasn't an issue, easier to keep clean than carpets just be aware that they'll be cold…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

It is surface tension and that's precisely why it doesn't drain. There's not enough fall to overcome the surface tension. The fall you need to fully drain a room that…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Looks pretty well drained to me.
What you've got there is some residual water due to surface tension. In order to drain that residual water you'd have to have a…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
installing advice for tiling my kitchen

The rubber underlay is required to reduce noise transmission via the floor. If this is removed and not reinstalled it is highly likely that the OP will be forced to…

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
2 bathrooms or bathroom + powder room?

Definitely.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Add insulation to exterior wall without complete stripping

Not sure if these guys have a branch in Melbourne but this may be something worth looking at

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

Goes without saying that waterproofing would still be required and that a "sheet of plastic" won't do the job.

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4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

How about this mob?

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cleaner for Caesarstone Benchtops

Thanks for that, much appreciated

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