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6 d6 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Latch too far from the frame to grab

Looking at that photo there's no way that door is latching unless there's some serious upward pressure being placed. Gap between door and jamb also looks to be widening above…

7 d7 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Solar Panel Installation

$3500 for a 3.3 kW setup?
Your builder is applying a markup of about 100% and is having a lend of you.
For that price you'd be able to install 6.6kW easily

12 d12 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?

Neighbours have one. Gets direct afternoon sun and discoloured badly. Also can't insulate them so it's basically like having a tinted window in your garage. Not overly practical

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Sign off approval required before verandah built

Depends on size, local regulations etc.
Ask your Council.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Front door issues

That gap under/between the doors is ridiculous.
Hope you haven't paid for that sub standard work?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Paving Concrete Over Termguard Pipes

It can be installed by a number of licenced pest control companies.
I would doubt that any builder is approved to do installation and that they would be required to get…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Paving Concrete Over Termguard Pipes

Provide the installer with the details of Termguard's website and tell them to fix it.
If you do it yourself I think you'll find that any warranty is void

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Paving Concrete Over Termguard Pipes

The Termguard website has detailed installation instructions with specific requirements for piping under concrete.
What you've got there does not in any way comply and you shouldn't be paying for it…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Replacing front fence

Try your local council.
They should be able to advise in regards ownership of next door dwellling and give advice as to what steps you have to take before doing any…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours rights to house access during reno

They cannot access your property or put anything on your property without your permission.
If they do request any access first ask to see evidence that they have insurance for any…

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Finding an old tile - Beaumonts Alto Eggshell

Could try calling the Tile Library in Perth 08 9242 8500

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Extending already approved patio

If your patio is going to be 35 sqm then that's going to need Council Approval.
The fact that they previously approved your 25sqm patio will be irelevant

4 months4 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Builder Charging to Review Independent Reports

A 14 week delay per inspection?
So is your builder saying they know that the Independent Inspector will uncover stuff that requires 14 weeks of rework every time he does and…

5 months5 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Best way to attach perspex to an aluminium fence

Covering the air con condesnor?
Hoping you're not planning on restricting air flow?

6 months6 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Cancel build contract, finalising prestart stage

Best just to get out.
We have a number of BGC builds in our suburb and they've not progressed at all in the last 6 months.
They're not taking on…

7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Is this fence acceptable?

Caused by the change in heights
Give it 4 weeks and you won't even notice it

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7 months7 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Facade with Balcony or Sunroom

Well you won't get cooked by the afternoon sun when sitting out on the balcony on a summers afternoon but you won't have much to look at besides the neighbours…

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8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Facade with Balcony or Sunroom

Which way does it face?
Does it get morning sun or afternoon sun?
What's the view from the room?
What could you use the additional floorspace in the room for as opposed to…

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8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Orange rust spots one driveway

Got to be on to it quickly though.
If the driveways isn't sealed and it has time to work it's way in it's there for good

8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Orange rust spots one driveway

Could also be as a result of fertilizer application, not sweeping granules off the concrete and those granules then getting wet.
Most lawn foods contain some iron sulphates

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8 months8 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
blocked drain in laundry

Certainly should not be considered normal as some of those items make the place uninhabitable.

9 months9 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
What's unreasonable to check during a final inspection ?

Nothing unusual or strange about that at all.
Should also check each individual power point works, the oven works, all the drains actually drain, the toilets flush, the lights all actually…

10 months10 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour erected scaffolding on my land

Unlikely the Police would do anything in what they would probably regard as a civil matter but if the builders are behaving that way it maybe worth having a chat…

11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour erected scaffolding on my land

1. Recommend that you put your complaint in writing the the builders office, if you haven't already done so.
2. The contact your local Council and inform them of what is…

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11 months11 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Approprate venting for Colorbond Roof

If it's you typical WA builder job there was no calculation done in respect of ventilation.
The roofing contractors just do what they did on the last job.
Unless you specify…

12 months12 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Ceiling Fan Light

No, we originally went with a ceiling fan with a built in light but found it wasn't enough to read by so had 4 downlights installed later

1 year1 yearAlthomAlthom posted:
House build over old underground pool

Don't even consider it

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