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11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Actron in Perth

PM sent re Actron installer and some of our initial aircon investigations. Re the "bad things" about IL (we had a range of views from installers from its ok to…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Actron in Perth

Hi GroovyOne,
I'll PM you later tonight the details of one of Actron installers we spoke to. Note in the end, after much research we ended up going with an Intelligent…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
New paintwork chips, flakes fairly easily

So we had the builders painter here fixing up some stuff after our 6 month maintenance and we asked him about the walls. Apparently the painter we hired thinned…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Water not draining in bathroom well

Should have mentioned the tiles are the standard 200*200 size so we did not expect any problems (our ensuite ones were larger and we were told this can create problems).
Our…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Water not draining in bathroom well

We have a new house and have mentioned to the builder on numerous occassions that the kids bathroom floor does not drain well when water is spilt onto the floor.…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
New paintwork chips, flakes fairly easily

We have not sorted the problem and yes we live in Perth so any names of inspectors would be great.
We have also since noticed in one room where the wall…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Actron in Perth

Our understanding is that the Ultima requires some specialist training - so it may be a reason for an installer to try discount the Ultima as an option. Based…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
New paintwork chips, flakes fairly easily

Unfortunately we threw away the empty cans that were left. We can confirm the top coat was Dulux professional as we remember those cans. From memory he said he used…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
New paintwork chips, flakes fairly easily

2-3 months after painting we used painting masking tape and it pulled paint off around skirting when tape removed (after this we found that spot applying various strength painting tapes…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Actron in Perth

Thanks karbern and AllaNNa1.
@AllaNNa1 - I hope they get back to you soon.
We rang the local wholesaler who provided a few company names:
http://www.completeairsystems.com.au/

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Liquid Limestone Perth

Can anyon recommend someone to do out LL at the rear of the house. We have called a number of companies and they have not got back to…

11 years11 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Actron in Perth

Hi All,
Can anyone recommend some installers for Actron in Perth, preferably NoR. Looking for approx a 20kW system with 8 zones, with individual temperature control for each zone.
Thanks
firstbuild.

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Flooring Heights & Vinyl Plank

Ash, thanks for your comments. We are probably a little late for the builder to change any of the floor levels as tiling of the wet areas is all underway.…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Michelle - help needed selecting colours for floor/splashbac

Thanks Michelle, we have requested a few samples so will see how we go.
Suzanne

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Michelle - help needed selecting colours for floor/splashbac

We thought we had made up our mind on installing blackbutt (prior to build starting) in the house but now undecided and are thinking about Karndean but not sure what…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Flooring Heights & Vinyl Plank

Hi All,
We have just started looking at choosing our flooring for our new home. At this stage we are favoring the vinyl plank option (eg Karndean) , but upon researching…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Standard for Gas Meter Feed - WA

Hi,
Does anyone know the standards for the connection from the street gas run to the house gas meter. Our new house that is being built has the gas come in…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Slab Down Today with Some Rain

Thanks onc_artisan :D
The Super didn't get back to me on Friday, hopefully he'll call back tomorrow.
Speaking to a friend he said they probably sprayed…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Slab Down Today with Some Rain

Thanks for the welcome Jody :D
We'll be talking to the Builder today on a number of issues and update here on how we go.
With…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Slab Down Today with Some Rain

Hi,
Our slab went down today, and a few showers went through when the pad was just about finished. Does anyone think we may have any problems with the slab…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Tunisian Stone Diamond Gloss pics anyone?

We are going with the Tunisian Stone but have not started building yet. It is fairly new I think.
Good luck making a decision

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Kitchen Layout and Design Advice

So we think we are now going with an upstand similar to below:

I like it in the colour pictured but partner wants in laminate - what do you think?
Thanks

Kitchen Layout and Design Advice
12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Kitchen Layout and Design Advice

Thanks Mango we will go back to Laminex on Saturday as they did have waterfall benches on display.
We have also seen a cupboard option that we like as well so…

12 years12 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Kitchen Layout and Design Advice

Hi All,
The attached plan is from our home which we will hopefully start building soon. The photo is from the original display home and gives an idea of the currently…

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

Hi All
We are new building and have just signed with Pl*nk*tt. I have found it interesting to read this thread and have got some ideas and new knowledge (especially…

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Our plans

The house including alfresco is 358sqm. (our current is 180sqm)
I have been working in a tiny kitchen for 8 years and that is the one area I really wanted to…

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Our plans

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m273/SuzanneKuuse/Housebuilding/Plans2-1.jpg
Photobucket was set to make the image smaller as well, so have made bigger. Hope you can see now.

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Our plans

I knew when my DH changed the size it would not appear properly but he thinks he knows best on computers.
It is a scanned image - how can I make…

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Our plans

Here is the link to the plans:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m273/SuzanneKuuse/Housebuilding/plans.jpg

13 years13 yearsfirstbuildfirstbuild posted:
Our plans

So after many months (years!) we have finally signed to build :z:
We will be knocking down our existing house and building this one:

On the plans…

Our plans

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