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btherl

Victoria
Joined 9 March 2009
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3 years3 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Advice on brick colour variations

Hi,
Here's how it looks now:

I haven't even thought about it for years now.
Brian

5 years5 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Split system quote surprise

Thanks for the responses! It did seem strange and luckily I haven't paid or had the installation done yet, I've only had a site check. The installer I…

5 years5 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Split system quote surprise

Hi,
I recently got a quote via The Good Guys for installing a 3.5kw split system aircon on a double storey house. When the installer visited my house to inspect…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Paying rent while building

Or the last 2 years, depending on who you are building with :) You will need to be pretty sure your builder can finish the…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
What to do - Garage Wall and Retaining Wall

Yep I wouldn't be removing that soil. It looks like barely enough to hold the fence as it is. If it was me I would be connecting up…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Contracts missing parts, what was in yours?

They weren't included in mine.. though we had good reason not to, as we signed the contract early for the FHOG.
It's important to keep an eye on the construction so…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Some doubts after landscaping appointment

It sounds very suspicious to me. Occupancy certificates are usually issued before landscaping is complete, but with the condition that landscaping be completed within some period of time. …

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Render & tiling defects in owner builders inspection report

I would prefer to hear "Came away with a signed document declaring that he would do the right thing if ever something came up"..

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Porter Davis home - Ceiling screws popping through

What does screw popping look like? Is it a circular indent in the roof like this? http://www.diychatroom.com/f101/drywall ... ng-138065/

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
soil dumping!

I would go in this order.
1. Look for tire tracks :P
2. Look for debris amongst the dirt that might match another location
3. Ring…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
YET again issue with Metr!con

Stay firm - I had some bs from Big M where they tried to force us to accept an inferior bath due to a mistake on their part during house…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Understanding a covenent

That sounds like a developer clause to me.. meaning the developer will not contribute to the fence if you build it before they have sold the block.
My experience here in…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Surcharge on reducing the width?

I would be surprised if there was any discount from reducing the width by such a small amount. Especially if it's a volume builder, who would be wanting to…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Would love some feedback on plan No 2 please

I also feel like that wall should go, but it does serve a purpose in hiding the garage door and master bedroom door from the main living area. So…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

We have an "Chromagen Eternity G26" system here. The only annoyance is that you have to keep the water flow high or else the heater will switch off and…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Next door's survey peg on our land

300mm is a lot! I would get it surveyed. If the peg does turn out to be correct, I'm sure the council and developer will understand and let you…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Cooling options for double storey house

$25k!! Is that with gold plated ducts?
Cooling the top floor should be your priority, because that gets much hotter than the ground floor. We can passively cool our ground…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Water seeping through slab in a new house

That sounds like typical builder BS. He should have installed the drainage at the start, and I bet you'll find the contract says he's responsible for keeping the site…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Breach of contract ,termination by lawyers ,police dispute..

Good luck! And so you should have possession - it's always been your land, they were only allowed to use it under the contract, which is now terminated.

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Excess fill - how to push for removal

That's builder's logic for you.. it does depend though on what your landscaping plans are. If you already have plans and the sand will interfere with those then tell…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Spotted Gum floorboard pictures

My blog post here has Boral's spotted gum floorboards:
http://herlihy-riva.blogspot.com.au/201 ... house.html

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Metri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery

ndutzy, the maintenance department are totally different people from the construction department. You may have a better (or worse) experience with them. 90 days after settlement you go…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Problem with SM - hand over for uncompleted job

You definitely need to go above his head. My friend says you can find who is the registered builder (or "DBU", Domestic Builder Unlimited) and contact them directly. …

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Breach of contract ,termination by lawyers ,police dispute..

If it was me I would be moving right back in, and asking my lawyer to write a scary looking letter to post on the inside of the front window,…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Soil level againt house - do i need to fix?

I also think you need to fix it. The weep holes are there for a reason. A landscaper is probably the right person to ask about fixing it,…

6 years6 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Recommended refrigerated aircon installers mernda.

I would get it installed in autumn or spring, you should have plenty of installers desperate for work then.

7 years7 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Balance Transfer Arbitrage

It's not really living on credit.. it's living off a positive balance on the credit card which received the money. The offset account and the credit card which received…

7 years7 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
Balance Transfer Arbitrage

I wouldn't recommend this unless you're disciplined with your finances, but it really does work :)
Interest on $10,000 for 12 months at promotional rate of 0.99%…

7 years7 yearsbtherlbtherl posted:
structural defect, help!!

Your site supervisor should be supervised by a construction manager, you can ask to speak to him.
I don't think you can delay payment since the frame is basically complete apart…

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