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Althom

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11 d11 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Why is this happening ?

Your eaves are full of water. Either a leak in your roof or your gutters are overflowing back into your eaves

12 d12 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Slotted Gutters in WA

We are many years behind the rest of the planet so it takes us a while to catch on

12 d12 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Slotted Gutters in WA

Now that makes a lot more sense than stupid little slots that do nothing

13 d13 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Slotted Gutters in WA

Not sure if they are required under standards or if not having them affects insurance ( certainly don't get mentioned in my policy) but the slots are basically useless anyway.
If…

14 d14 dAlthomAlthom posted:
How would I install an alfresco Rangehood here?

Go through the house wall and then up out though the roof.
Alternately depending on what the pergola roof is made of the external fans may be able to be mounted…

22 d22 dAlthomAlthom posted:
City of Stirling Fence height on your own property

Ring the Council and ask?

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Not sure whether to continue with independent inspections

"add another 2-3 weeks to each stage"?
So your builder is saying they are going to be so far out of compliance at each stage that they'll need 2-3 weeks for…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

The latest one we've seen is the "Your antivirus subscription is about to expire" scam.
A virtual flood of e-mails telling us that our Norton or MacAfee anti virus sub is…

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1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Water mains pipe needs replacing.

That looks like corrosion on that pipe so it may not be copper which would be odd.
Plastic is the norm post meter nowadays but temporary repairs by someone who is…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Web & Brown-Neaves contract

Yep, I wouldn't be building in Perth right now.
Far too much risk involved

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Tubular Skylight and Solar Vent pricing

In the end I went with high capacity extraction fan in the ceiling and am having it connected to ducting and a flue.
The main idea was to try and get…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Web & Brown-Neaves contract

Part of the Dale Alcock group.
Beware!!!!!!!!!

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Tubular Skylight and Solar Vent pricing

That's about on par with some recent pricing I received in Perth.
Problem is here they have a four month backlog of work and couldn't guarantee wha price it would be…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ideas needed for updating kitchen cabinets

We had one of those side by side oven/cooktop/grills in a house we owned in Orange.
We replaced it with a freestanding oven which was the same width as the cooktop/grill…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ducted zone not working now

Does it come back on when the temperature increases or does it stay off?

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Illegal deck - seeking advice

Building activities are generally restricted to certain hours.
If the noise is outside of these hours you can raise this with your Council.
If not outside of those hours there's not…

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Bad Concreting

If the quality of his work is so good one would have hoped that he immediately sacked his subbie and organised for the slab to be demolished and everything started…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
AC indoor unit connection with Stormwater system

Evap or refrig air con?
If it's evap then the water is loaded up with salts and shouldn't really go to your water tank unless it's then just for garden use…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Building with BBH - Independent Inspections

Tyrrells are clearly not independent.

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2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Squeezing a washing machine in under a bench?

Call Electrolux Support on 13 13 49 and ask them?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Actual Landscape differs from council Landscape plan

How long does it apply for?
Do they come around every 6 months or so to make sure you're not growing something you shouldn't?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Actual Landscape differs from council Landscape plan

I'm just astounded that a local council can specify what you grow in your garden.
That's an absolute overreach.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Driveway/pathway changes - exempt development

Just check if there's a limit on the % of non permeable surface you can have on your block and if your proposed extra concrete fits in with this.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Heating and cooling option for the new build

My daughter just had one of these installed.
She alreday had a split in her lounge/dining so got a multihead unit installed for the bedrooms.
Pricing was extremely reasonable, approx $2000 less…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Heating and cooling option for the new build

We had the evap/gas combo in our previous house. Evap is OK but no good for days that are humid and in a double storey it will do nothing for…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Nominate a trade in Perth

You'd be giving your builder something to blame for anything that goes wrong during the build and after the build.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Help finding a discontinued toilet seat

Currently on a similar search.
EBay looks to be the best bet

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
What do you think about this basement?

You need to make any offer subject to getting an inspection done by a qualified inspector.
I'd be wondering what happens down there when it rains

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Build to boundary Garage - Brisbane small lot code

Not sure what the regs are in QLD but it's a very common practice.

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

No titles until Sep 2022?
There's going to be multiple price rises between now and then and you'll wear them no matter if you've got a contract or not.
There'll be multiple…

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