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Dyson

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Joined 24 September 2008
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2 years2 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Extra timber boards needed

I'm looking to source extra Trueloc engineered floating timber floor boards. (Sometimes called laminate - though the top is real timber.) We built our home with Metricon in 2009, and…

8 years8 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Timber flooring species

We have NZ Myrtle (Janka 5.9) and it dents and scratches like butter. You only have to look at to make a mark. We were going to have Spotted Gum…

9 years9 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

* orientation to sun
* eaves
* double glazing
* skylights (turn off the lights in a display home and see for yourself!)
* house size (do you really need all that space? We…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Bathroom lights installation look right?

Just had these Murano lights installed. Should the box above be recessed into the ceiling?

Bathroom lights installation look right?
10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Is this site clean acceptable?

It may be hard to see in the photos, but this stuff is in every square inch of our outside property.
Yes there are indeed more important issues, and we are…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Is this site clean acceptable?

Hey no worries. I am just looking to see what everyone thinks is 'standard'. I realise a builder's clean is not perfect.

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Is this site clean acceptable?

Our Site Supervisor is saying that we are ready for handover. Our site still has lots of broken bricks, tiles and other builder's rubbish all around outside. (see photos) He…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Poor Carpet Joins

Well after a few weeks of wrangling our carpets have been replaced. Half are already done and look much better. You can't even see the join now. There is no…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

These Canterbury doors are still the same. They are 'correctly' installed. I even went to Canterbury's showroom - it is the same there.
My builder did upgrade us to timber flywire…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Poor Carpet Joins

I called the manufacturer, they say a roll of nylon carpet is 3.66 metres wide x 30 metres long. (It can go up to 40 metres long.)
The length of the…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Poor Carpet Joins

The manufacturer was supposed to inspect the issue Monday 21 Sept 09 or Tuesday 22 Sept 09. I'm hassling my builder to find out, but no answers yet.
Does anyone know…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Poor Carpet Joins

We've just had new carpet laid in our newly constructed home. The joins look terrible! I've complained to our builder and they've got the carpet company inspecting asap.
What do you…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

We noticed it on our very first inspection, and pointed it out to the supervisor. I'm sure they would have spotted it pretty quickly - it wasn't subtle!

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

We had 4 pipes which were well out of position. See these before & after pics of just one of them:

PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB
10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

Yes these are Canterbury Doors. My builder as well as Canterbury have told me these are correct. Canterbury apparently used to make them the other way around also, but they…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

OK, so no replies yet... hmmmm. Maybe my question was too precise? I'd love to hear from anyone with an opinion about this subject please. (Go on. You know you…

10 years10 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Bi-part sliding doors and flywire

We have timber sliding doors that have been installed in the family room to the outside. In the plans it has the sliding part on the inside, and the fixed…

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
$21k Grant for 1st Homebuyers who decide to build.

The dates do seem to be between 14 October 2008 - 30 June 2009.
http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/sro/SROWebSit ... w.htm#FHOG

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Brick Infill above windows and doors??

Yes, I should have mentioned that we are having indeed having infills for above sliding doors.

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Brick Infill above windows and doors??

We are having eaves around 3 of 4 sides of our house. These reach down toward the windows. The windows are moved up by 135mm to meet the eave. There…

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.

OK, I've had a good discussion with the Bonaire supplier directly. Yes there really is an issue with having less than 8 ducts on at anyone time. 7 would probably…

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Builder won't install noggins

I've requested a few noggins to assist in hanging towel rails & heavy items like speakers. However our builder has said no, as it isn't 'in their procedures' to do…

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.

If there is a limit of 8 ducts open at one time and up to 4 zones for this specific unit, here's what we might do: (note our sitting &…

11 years11 yearsDysonDyson posted:
Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.

I'm having a similar experience as Joles.
I've just had our builder (M) tell me that you must have a minimum of 8 ducts open at any one time. (And therefore…

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