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Althom

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2 d2 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Confused with sensor security lights

Mr. Beams battery powered sensor lights?
Buy say 4 of them and you can move them around until you get what you feel is ideal coverage. Powered by standard…

3 d3 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Tips for new home inspection

Exhaust fans all plumbed up and exhausted to outside.
Check that doors close properly and actually lock.
Definitely don't miss checking the bath. It would have been used to dump tile offcuts…

8 d8 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Help - island bench has a join

We have Ceasarstone benches in Nougat. There's one join due to length. Unless you're looking for it you cannot see it.

14 d14 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Gift for site supervisor?

How many builds have you done?
Can you judge if he's done an exceptional job?
If not then don't waste your money.
He was working for the builder, not for you.
Any "bonus" should…

15 d15 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof Range hood installation

The other thing to consider is potential impact on warranty if different people install different parts.

16 d16 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof Range hood installation

You'd probably be able to get a roof plumber to install the ducting and roof furniture for a couple of hundred and then get the sparky to install a power…

17 d17 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof Range hood installation

So the range hood is already installed but the extraction fan and ducting has yet to be done or is your builder trying to sell you a rangehood with installation…

18 d18 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

"Doesn't really affect you"
So how far do you let a neighbour go in interfering with your property?
What are the insurance implications?
If damage results will your insurance company cover it given…

23 d23 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Whatever happened to common sense and good manners?
"I didn't pay for that wall, it doesn't belong to me, maybe I should ask if the owner minds before I go drilling…

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26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

I think you'll find that given you paid for 100% of the wall and that your neighbour has contributed nothing (as opposed to what they would have had to in…

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Existing heating has zones - how do I know what is what?

1. Is there a model number anywhere on the unit? If so try an internet search.
2. As for the letters Lounge, Bedrooms, Rumpus, Study???????
3. Do the zone buttons light up…

27 d27 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Another Fence Dispute

Amazing. What's a few sleepers going to add to the cost?
How about suggesting to them that instead of the sleepers you use colorbond retainers like these;
We've got them installed…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Freezer in bathroom/ laundry

Can't see why not. Lots of people put them in their garages which are generally subject to greater temperature variations so a bathroom/laundry should be fine.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Anyone prepared their site before selecting a builder?

Pretty sure most builders will regard you doing that for them as the perfect out in the event of any structural issues or for that matter any issue at all.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Handover Clean

From my experience you'll be lucky to get more than a cursory sweep out.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Replacing the AC

I'd suggest that self installation by someone who isn't an electrician or a refrigeration technician would void any warranty and also possibly void your house insurance.
Vendors such as Harvey Norman,…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Rangehood ducting

1. Front recirculating rangehood with carbon filters that you have to keep on replacing or just mesh filters which will result in your house getting full of cooking smells?
2. I…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Rangehood ducting

Is your builder suggesting not externally ducting your rangehood?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
3 in 1 Exhaust fans in bathrooms vs standard exhaust

We have HPM 3 in 1's in both bathrooms.
1. Do they efficiently extract steam? Yes most certainly.
2. Are the heat lamps effective? No, not really. If you have the heat…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Bistro Blinds for Pergola - Roof Not Level

Couldn't they fit a blind with a tapered colorbond segment, in the same colour as the fascia, above it?

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
New home - Does anyone pay for annual termite inspections

Built in 2011, had Termimesh installed as part of the build and still get annual inspections done. That said I'm pretty sure if we did have an issue Termimesh would…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours hot water solar panel

A 2-2.5m wide solar panel on a 20-25 meter roofline is hardly dominating anything let alone your entire skyline.
If they did agree to move it and their system became…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Neighbours hot water solar panel

In reality no worse than your average Foxtel dish to look at.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Vacant land with existing fencing - do we need to pay?

In WA the law is that you don't have to stump up for your half of the fence cost until you have "substantially" built on your block. Substantially generally being…

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Where to find rugs online?

Thought about trying your local carpet store? Just pick a carpet and ask them to make up a rug in the size you want. Found this to be the most…

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3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Underplanting a Kay Parris Magnolia

Thanks for your help. Anything on the question actually asked?

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Boundary wall - who owns it?

Absolutely not. It's their wall, constructed at their cost from bricks they chose.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Boundary wall - who owns it?

Absolutely not.

3 months3 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Boundary wall - who owns it?

Under no circumstances does that wall belong to anyone else but the people who paid for it, i.e. the owners of House A.

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