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bobbie

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7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Building alone - Disappearing into the ether

hi,
welcome to this amazingly helpful forum with the journey of your build.
i just came out of my first build myself (go us!! :D). not the…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
tv antenna installation pricing

diy installation.
we put the antenna underneath the roof. all up it costs about $60.
got the antenna from laverton market, and bought the small things such as splitter(3 tv points)…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
How to seal your coloured driveway Step by Step

Ummmm, just another question,
do you know whether there is a special timeframe within which you have to apply the sealer?
and yes please update when you are done, maybe with some…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Leaving downpipes clear of concrete

Hi Lex,
I've found your post very useful, as I'm planning on DIY concreting around the house. The same question pops up and thanks to you, there are answers to it…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Colouring Driveway - Best Option?

my concreter said that by mixing the colour, concrete gets weakened. not sure if it's true...

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
How to seal your coloured driveway Step by Step

hey Victoria_g06,
i got told by my concreter to buy sealer from bunnings and diy. apparently there's no magic to it, that's why he doesn't want to come on a different…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

have you told your sales assistant about the pre-approval? sounds like he/she presumed that you haven't got your finance in place.

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

At the end of that tunnel, you get to see your chosen plan mapped out in reality. you know everything's new and don't need to worry about maintenance or renovation.…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Neighbours and Fencing

that should be the case, otherwise you hear stories about nasty neighbours trying to double-dip. i.e. asking for fence payments whenever the property's changed hands...
Have you tried to go ahead…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

because we used the same tiles for bath so I'd assume it's okay.
ummm will think of other creative use of tiles. or sell them :D

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Curious as to how people choose their lender / broker

need to put a few more options...
same as Erin, referred to my broker, CHOICE home loan by my first builder, Porter Davis.
I had 1 broker and 4 customer service (high…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Can't have glass splashback near gas cooktop ??

uhhhhh NO WAY.
my house is porter davis, and it comes in with glass splashback and gas cooktop. sure they won't do that if it doesn't work right?
speaking of which, will…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Blacks or Browns?

how about some excitingly bright colours??
i'd love to have something like those:
but what i have is one of those safe choices.
very bad at describing colour scheme,…

Blacks or Browns?
7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

LOL.
trishcoastie, your reply's cheered me up
looks like they are staying since SS's disappeared.
just as a matter of interest. can i use those tiles, which were intended for indoor purposes…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Bel and Marz's PD Sandhurst - Kitchen PICS!

first post under your thread.
sorry to hear about the break-in.
whereabouts are you building? sometimes it depends on the area.
my house was on a corner block, very close to 2…

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

geoff7,
by 'wonky', do you mean the window's concaving up, or out?
better get in touch with your SS now just in case its harder to rectify later.

7 years7 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

btherl,
i love how you being an outsider can give me objective advice. no sarcasm intended just plain appreciation.
i never get to 'make a point', because SS never turned up…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

I was just annoyed by the fact that he didn't explain why on the phone or turn up on that day, nor did he have the courtesy to let me…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

mine was discovered at the last stage.
Apparently you can't discover it anytime sooner. they only install them after all the bricks are up.
Mine hasn't got fixed properly because it's…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Re: Our custom design on 2acre - Updated Pics 21/06/12

the image links are no longer working. care to upload again?
seems that everyone's loving your design.

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Chorlton,
Adding to everybody's advice, I'd suggest that you check your termite protection! In my case, my private inspector discovered that there wasn't any protection running along my garage wall.

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

I'm pretty sure that my SS didn't say he's forgotten nor did he explain why he's picking them up now. He just said:'I need to pick up the tiles from…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

Thank you everyone for your response!
All your kindness make me feel less alone ::smile::

Hi kexkez, you are the 2nd person who's…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
Porter Davis homes

Okay, i'm a bit late for this discussion.
About the door, I got my private inspector to speak for me so they were painted promptly. speaking of which i haven't checked…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

quote Ed: 'after all you could have thrown them out'
that's true.
joles,
my tiles were safe choice from the basic range. so I'd assume demand is high.
flagstaffIV,
how did you get in…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

Hi Rizzo,
Did your builder from your last house take away the leftover materials before or after you've taken possession of your house??
I thought that maybe when you haven't paid it…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
After Handover Photos (issue with termite&miscellaneous)

Hi JazzyJess,
I've posted the tiles question in a separate post, for quicker response
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=49556
still waiting for more response.

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

joles,
Thanks for that. their situation seems to be different. They have not paid off the house yet.
well I've paid for my house and nothing was said as at handover. When…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

Mixed opinion...
Thing is, SS didn't say anything about claiming the tiles as at handover(It was said that the leftover bricks, tiles, carpet etc were for me). Since I've paid so…

8 years8 yearsbobbiebobbie posted:
SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

After handover, I had lots of leftover tiles. 4 batches in my kitchen cupboard and a lot more in my garage. 2 weeks after handover, my SS said that he…

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