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chrisandkate

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4 years4 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Security door

I'm pretty sure the answer is you need a new door frame(Jamb,stop and all)
15mm between door faces?
or
15mm between the front door handle and the security door screen?
I suspect its…

4 years4 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Question re builders margin

I'm pretty sure you'll find that in your contract it states the builder is allowed to keep the margin he would have made had they supplied the product/item/service.
If you signed…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
How many alterations to your plans?

It took our builder 17 drafts to get it right. They used a 3rd party drafting company that couldn't follow directions or in some cases draw in a CAD…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Storm Damage - Roofing

The bold bit really matters.
How much did they pay you and how did they work it out?

The design of the roof will impact a lot. If you have a square…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Sonos?

try clicking the link in his profile or use www.thecableconnection.com.au

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
25 courses = how many mm?

When you say pelmet, I assume you mean lintel(steel beam that supports the brick over the opening)
And if you have a 4WD with roof rack or it raised or larger…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
HIA contract question

A couplel of questions need to be answered first from you.
You say 16 weeks, so I assume the contract startes 112 days inclusive o fdays for inclement weather, weekends and…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Re-Stumping - 75mm inside 90mm post

The first/last issue you have will be how are you going to tell if the welds are suitable(ie. enough penetration, strong enough)
You can buy steel stump that are pre made…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Storeroom into bedroom- "habitable"!?

Until I built a house I had no idea what a habitable room was, and I'm pretty sure that unless someone specifically knows the layout of your house they…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

And you have what power to make builders fix defects that you find?
Unfortunately the only way is VCAT but even if you get a finding in your favour, they still…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Deck clearance

450mm is the standard to allow a person to access the underside of the deck for maintenance/cleaning/access.
That means from the ground to the underside of the bearer.

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
mulch mower and newly laid turf?

I thought it was illegal for someone with Kikuyu comment about someone else's lawn choice? JK
OP, I have a mongrel lawn with probably 3-5 different varieties of grass in there.
In…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Manufactured cobblestones... help?

Try these mate, not sure of prices though.
http://www.wk.com.au/Tiles/Pavers-Cobblestone/default.aspx
http://www.europave.com.au/products.html
http://www.boral.com.au/ProductCatalogue/product.aspx?product=438&WT.mc_id=masonry_bradstone_2

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Large Drain in the way of my proposed driveway - what to do

Sort of.
They can either knock back the proposed design because the drive access angle doesn't meet the code or they can tell you you have to move the cross over…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Switch cover plates

You could try a weather proof switch with a lid
http://www.hpm.com.au/Products.aspx?pid=25#Switches-and-Powerpoints/Standard/WS44-Series-
I know that one isn't particularly pretty but you may be able to find a nicer looking one around. I'll dig…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Water run off to neighbours yard

Thats what the OP says.
Also OP, its winter, grass does not stay green all year round.
Just because grass turns yellow doesn't mean its dying.

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Large Drain in the way of my proposed driveway - what to do

Will the current driveway and vehicle crossing be staying? (as is are you building another dwelling on the land or are you knocking the old one down and just building…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
PLUMBERS.....HELP HOW TO LOCATE WATER PIPES IN BRICK WALL???

What exactly do you want to hang?
A standard metric house brick measures 230mm long x 1100mm tall x 76mm wide.
This means you'll have to drill 76mm+ before you hit the…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

Before we decided to go knock down rebuild I had the same problem.
Approx cost of $2500m2 for an extension with no site works/excavation, paint, flooring etc...It was the reason we…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Home insurance for unoccupied home

Are you trying to get House and Contents?
I had the same problem as I was not sure when I was going to move in.
What I ended up doing was getting…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Concrete Driveway - Payment Breakdown

I be paying no deposit, 50% or whatever the concrete costs them and the balance2 weeks after it poured.
Make sure they get the joints done quickly and they clean up.…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Acceptable marks left after driveway?

We had the same and I just got a hard bristle brush and water.
They came off pretty quick as they hadn't cured yet.
Otherwise if they a re a few months…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Retaining Wall help

You and your neighbour should speak to the building commission in your state or a solicitor with suitable experience.
The pictures you have provided only allow speculation to grow.
The general rule…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Need advice for curtains on rail

What about a timber pelmet to match the windows?

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
slat fencing inbetween piers . Advice needed

Next step up from Treated pine is Cypress pine, then on to hardwoods. (Cypress is rated F5 and hardwoods start at F11 I think)
You want unreeded timber for smooth both…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Cleaning fresh walls

FWIW you did post this at 6:30pm on a Saturday night and then bumped at 6:30am on Sunday morning.
As far as cleaning goes define recent please?
If the paint is more…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Jars/Containers for Pantry

Sistema.
They come on special every now and then and they are great.
New generation are the best with better lid that easier to clean

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Home/Garage Storage Solutions

How tall is it in your garage?
Mine is 9 foot/2700mm and I have unit like notremaison posted and then on the left side I have a full length shelf…

5 years5 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Frameless shower problems

Your shower is almost identical to mine and yea they have to have the piece across the top. Mine is just another piece of glass about 150mm wide. Very minimal…

6 years6 yearschrisandkatechrisandkate posted:
Extensions with Steel or Timber?

I wouldn't consider using steel for a timber house extension.
Therefore I'd go with steel if it has a steel frame already.
Getting quotes is a pain no matter what materials you…

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