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12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Drainage under garage - Anyone experiences this problem?

What is the problem with having the drain under the garage? Your builder wont give you compensation, but if it needs to be repaired it should be their responsibility. Are…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Final Payment

I would not be paying until I have had the inspection. I handed over a cheque and got the keys at the same time, after I was happy with the…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

I have nothing to hide, so I would really appreciate the police coming by, once a week should be good, as long as they park in the driveway, that may…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

buildingwithhamra, did you click on the link? It's only $39.95
Thanks kek I did, but I dont think a fake camera would work, cause people know real ones cost a…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

Thanks everyone, but for 9 plants, I really cant afford a $500 cctv camera, I would prefer to build a fence. My neighbours are aware, but I am only sleeping…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
House Sizes

Does one person living in a 4 bedroom house mean I have more than enough space?

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Undisclosed easement when purchasing block of land

Either you still want the land or not. This easement was undisclosed, to me that should void the contract. This easement does devalue the property. I would be talking to…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

Hi, my neighbours car got egged on the exact two same nights. This is an established area, and I never really thought it was a crappy one. My neigbhours have…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Tiles scratched after layed - is there a fix or replace?

Mine looked like that too, but they wern't actually scratched, they were just marked by the shower screens. You can buy an microfibre block from a tile place and see…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Issues with the Mortar color for our new home

In my exeriences mortar shade can vary, as can the uniformity. You can get the mortar tested for correct mix, but there is not much they can do about the…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Thieves stealing my bushes advice needed.

I got my landscaping done about a month ago. 10 days later 5 of my murraya hedge bushes were ripped out of my front garden. I replaced them a week…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Wrong colour roof tiles installed...what should i do?

They have to do what is on your contract. If you hate the tiles, get them removed, get them to get an inspector to check the integrity of the house…

12 years12 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Land Encroachment

I believe if its on the plan it still belongs to you. Fences dont last forever, when that one dies get it reerected in the right spot. But saying that,…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Fencing advice needed pls!

In South Australia, builders do need permission to be on your land to work on the house next door. If you refuse, they can go to court, where they will…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Is this acceptable????

This is not a 90 degree angle, it looks like they had to cut the bricks on a 45 angle. I think they did a good job.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Is the Builder putting us under pressure?

The builder dosnt mean weeds and a few rocks, the builder means trees and bushes and old car parts. I didn't even know the day my builder scraped my block…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
3 Month Maintenance

I think you have to be reasonable 2-300 item is ridicolous. You also need to rethink what a defect is, you may not like it, but if it falls within…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Advice needed Re: Fence

Have you spoken to your neighbour about them fixing the fence properly? The next step is small claims court, which costs about $120 in my state to file a suit.…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
i saw mouse in my new house

I saw my first mouse too yesterday. I found mine in the cupboard under my sink. I think it came up through the water pipe holes. I have temporarily taped…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Garage door locking

I have a B&D panel lift door. I had an issue when I lost power, and I could not for the life of me lock the door. The SS tried…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Well I went with Top Cat Landscaping in Adelaide. They were excellent, nothing was too much trouble, and I also got free tap timers, a hose and a sprinkler.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Tiling standards.

Mine are cut like that. It dosn't bother me in the slighest.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Dishwasher

You need to pay for the water provision. Mine is basically a T piece on the cold pipe, and my dishwasher is connected to that. The dishwasher comes with the…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a landscaper in Adelaide that does free quotes. Many seem to charge for a garden plan and one I contacted only do inner eastern suburbs...gee I'm only…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
caesarstone vs laminex

I think it is worth it, mine was approx $5000, and I see it and use it every day, unlike my $3000 spa which I have used once.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Building in SA!

Can anyone recommend a landscaper in Adelaide, I am sick of looking at dirt.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Dechellis Homes.. anyone building or built with them?

My SS used to work for Dechellis, and he says the quality of the work is great, and he rarely had problems with any of his builds.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
Dividing Fences question

Both of my neighbours starting building before me and both have put up fences but neither have asked for permission
They dont need to ask permission, but you are right if…

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
stormwater grate, in new driveway.............

My paving guys did mine, but I already had the surface storm water pipes so they just connected my grate drain to that.

13 years13 yearsbuildingwithhamrabuildingwithhamra posted:
water connections across the road- who connects this?

Are you saying your block has no water. Its easy to connect, I dont know where you are but in SA, SA water bring the water and sewage from the…

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