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16 d16 dAlthomAlthom 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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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6 months6 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

6 months6 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

6 months6 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

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Problem with return air vent location

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

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Smartstone benchtops

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

7 months7 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

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Young family - tiles or timber laminate (by accent carpet ra

Young family? Vinyl is the way to go. Kids will drop things etc.
Bamboo and timber laminates for all the talk damage very easily and are an expensive proposition to repair.…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Garage and Frond door colors - Please help

White/Off white front door are not a good idea if they are going to see windborne dust and rain. We have a Surfmist front door and wish we'd never done…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Flashing LED Downlight

New globe didn't help. Ended up getting a sparky to change all 4 downlights to an integral type (TAYLOR 9W CCT CHANGING LED DIMMABLE)
Lesson learnt here? People who say…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

I imagine there'd be something on Product Review if that's how hundreds of their homes have been built.

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

Your Site Supervisor is trying to hide a mistake. There is no way any builder would deliberately have the back of the cupboards visible like that through the window

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7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gutter Guard in Melbourne

We've arranged for 3 written quotes.

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gutter Guard in Melbourne

The old girl is a bit beyond DIY but from what I'm gathering cost should be $100/lineal metre installed absolute tops. The clown that quoted $9k included a $2k "discount"…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Gutter Guard in Melbourne

Thanks, thought as much

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Corian vs Caesarstone

We've had Caesarstone in for 6 years, We cook a lot of curries so turmeric and curry powder marks are common. We use Caeserstone's own cream cleaner and have zero…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Water leaking through garage wall

Next time it rains check if there's any flow out of the downpipes connected to the gutter on that wall.

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Seeking Advice on assigning Building Inspector for Spec Home

Ask yourself why they don't want you to get an Inspector in.

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Issue with light pendant

Are you a licenced Electrician? If not you've just broken the law and voided your home insurance

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
TV Antenna

Then it most likely wasn't included and you'll have to get someone in to do it

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Flashing LED Downlight

The LED didn't replace a halogen so it's not that. Might try another globe though to check

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Flashing LED Downlight

We have one downlight that flashes rapidly for 1-2 minutes on initially being switched on. It's on it's own driver, no dimmer but on the same circuit as 3 other…

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