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dakr

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Joined 15 April 2012
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5 months5 monthsdakrdakr posted:
Oven issue - repair or replace

Hi,
I have a 60cmx60cm westinghouse oven at my investment property. Recently fan is a bit noisy and sometimes it trips the house power. It is several years old now.
Has anyone…

3 years3 yearsdakrdakr posted:
How to deal with substandard electrical work

Hi,
After my build, I hired the builder's electrical contractor to hang pendant lights at my home.
After 2.5 years I noticed some of the pendant lights started sagging. I went into…

6 years6 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Where to find triple track curtain rail in Perth

Does anyone know where I can get triple track curtain rails? I live in Perth.
IKEA has one but is only 55" long. I need at least 2.5 metres.
I don't think…

6 years6 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Treated timber for roof

Hi,
My builder has just completed the roof and roof tiles for a house I'm building. They used treated wood for the roof structure. The house is in an area affected…

6 years6 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Steel beams in roof structure

Thanks Dee for the reassurance. Much appreciated.

6 years6 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Steel beams in roof structure

Hi all,
I'm currently building a house in Perth and they've just completed the roof structure. The structure has a few steel beams across which I understand is to support the…

6 years6 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Electrician recommendation in Perth

I need an electrician to do some extra chases and points for a new build. Can someone recommend a reliable and reasonable electrician in Perth? The build is in High…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Wall panelling supplier and installer

Hi all,
Would anyone know a company that can supply and/or install wall panelling in Perth?
I'm trying to achieve the look shown below. It's called wainscoting in America, but doesn't seem…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Staged inspection recommendations

Hi all,
Just got slab poured a couple of weeks ago and builder has submitted a claim for progress payment. At this point I'm thinking I don't know much about the…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Terms in building contract

Hi Mike, Yes they do have insurance but I think that covers for when they're not able to complete the job...

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Terms in building contract

Hi guys,
Just received my contract yesterday from the builder and spent last night going through it. There are a few terms in the general specifications and annexure which I thought…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Fibreglass dooe

Hi all,
I am putting in a single backdoor to exit my garage to the side of the house. My builder wants to charge me $585 for a fibreglass weathercote door…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Rendered fence look

I came across this real cool product by EzyBuild. Basicallly you can give your colourbond fence a rendered look using these panels that is fixed to the existing fence. Not…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Site preparation

Hi guys, about to sign up with a builder and wasn't sure what's included in the site works. There is an item called 'Earthworks: assumed flat and level' for…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Smart Homes for Living

Hi,
Anyone here have any experience with Smart Homes for Living in WA? Can't seem to find any review on them. Must be a new builder.

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
WA R Codes

Thanks guys. I'm building in High Wycombe WA, which comes under the Shire of Kalamunda. If my garage is not on the zero lot line, i.e. it is 1m from…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
WA R Codes

Can someone help to explain the WA setback rules for me?
I've been talking to a few builders and reading the R codes but can't find the right information.
I need a…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Which boundary?

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Which boundary?

Hi all,
I'm trying to decide on my house orientation, or more specifically which side of the boundary the windows should face, considering the direction of the winter sun, etc. The…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
My design - feedback please....

Thanks for the feedback.
seanr53 - the rear of the house, which has the biggest windows, is north facing. i don't mind the garage protruding as long as there is ample…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
My design - feedback please....

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Hi Dee, I've uploaded the plan to another link for you. This one should work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78419038@N ... hotostream
I'm now just consulting…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
My design - feedback please....

Hi guys,
This is my second attempt... Appreciate any feedback you can give. Thanks heaps!
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-b9lZ ... kpEYUIyMU0

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
How to determine distance to street?

Hi all,
I'm trying to determine the distance to the street from the house frontage for a design that I've been playing with on my own. I'm told that the frontage…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
2-storey home options

Thanks Fogr. I'll do that. In the mean time I'm just experimenting with different single-storey designs...

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
2-storey home options

Hi all,
Acquired a block of land recently and now I'm thinking I may need a bigger place than I thought. If it were a single storey house, there are a…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
My design - feedback please....

Hi Dee, Echo & Kiwi,
I'm glad I stumbled across this forum and 'meet' people like you. Appreciate the feedback. I'll be going back to the drawing board, taking into account…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
My design - feedback please....

Hi all,
Had a crack at designing my new home. Appreciate if anyone can extend some feedback. Background to the project is:
Just acquired a block in High Wycombe, WA, 530 sq…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Soil testing

Thanks bashworth

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Soil testing

Hi,
I'm looking to do a soil test before signing a contract with any builder. Some of the forum posts recommend that I do this on my own, without going through…

7 years7 yearsdakrdakr posted:
Newbie questions

Thanks ShunshineT, much appreciated.

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