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kirribilli

Perth, WA
Joined 28 November 2007
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13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
WA/Perth - Currently drawing with builder

Hi there,
I think the floorplan is great! Agree with the swapping of the laundry and toilet, otherwise great!
Only thing I wish we had done in ours, which is a similar…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Advice on fencing/retaining walls/neighbours

We checked with the council about this exact same thing and a retaining wall and expense is the responsibility of the house on the lower side, sorry! I would check…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

Sorry Joles, highjacking your thread - dollars will go up I'm afraid, we had massive increases to upgrade some things, like the toilets, wanted to upgrade from the basic to…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

By the way Starlet, the Grand Harmony is a lovely house, I like the floorplan, especially with bed 1 at the rear, Nice!

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

We too wrote to Dale Alcock personally about our build and received a letter back from the manager of DAH saying that Dale has passed this onto him to deal…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

Trades should all be working to the same codes but as we found out, there is also a level of acceptance which is far short of the code. We were…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

Hi,
We have just finished building with them, never again, the quality of our very expensive house is crap. I will never recommend them or ever build with them again! They…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?

I think it would definately be worth it, we have our ensuite toilet backing onto bed 2 and it really is audible, not everything :shock:

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
I don't get my dishwasher!!!

Yep, ours is just connected to the cold water and heats the water itself, dishes are piping hot! You've done everything right and then some! I would say your dishwasher…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Discovered Defect - Carlisle

Absolutely have to fix it according to the plans. You have a contract, what's on the plans is final! So, double check your plans and that's what you should get,…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Kirribilli's House - pics for donuts!

Thanks everyone for all the kind words, we had such an awful build, it's sooo nice to hear some good comments, I'll put up some up-to-date photos if anyone is…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Kirribilli's House - pics for donuts!

Thanks monkeyupatree! I love my kitchen, only had a tiny one before, I'm still trying to find tiles I like to do the splashback tho., the fire is gas…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Kirribilli's House - pics for donuts!

Hi Timbo,
Thanks for that! Yes, it's coming along, still heaps to do, hoping to get things organized by Christmas! but life is so hectic! Are you a daddy yet? …

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Handyman put holes in shower tiles...in wrong place

It's unbelievable!! :shock: How do they call themselves tradesmen, backyard to it yourselfers, bad ones at that!! :evil:

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
I don't get my dishwasher!!!

We installed ours, never had a dishwasher before, bought it, read the instructions and 15 mins later using it. So easy! could have done it without any instructions. Our LG…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
fridge space

Definately go 100cm, we went with the standard 90 and the fridge only just squeezes in, our cabinets were not exactly built straight and slope in a few mm at…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Single Phase/Double Phase/Triple Phase

If you check your unit on the web, it should say what phase you need. We could have got away with single (ours is 12kw) but we wanted a spa…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Lifting and buckling floorboards

So so sorry that this has happened to you, I agree with the others that the builder should sort this out, replace floor and kitchen if there is damage. What…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
The building begins....**updated**

Our slab was down for about 3 1/2 weeks before bricks started.
The bricks go up so quickly, you'll really see your house growing from now on :D

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
I don't get my dishwasher!!!

DH
David Hasselhoff :shock:

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
I don't get my dishwasher!!!

Hi,
We have an LG, on it's longest wash takes over 2 hours!
Looked up Nobel dishwashers on Product Review and alot of people are saying the same as you, dial gets…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Slack Customer Service Officer

What do I think?? It's not worth it!!

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
meeting your SS

We met with our SS onsite when set out was done, to go over the plans with him. Weren't very thrilled with him, he didn't even know what our house…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

Lovely rooms! Those wonderful doors, makes a fabulous useable area! and I love the integrated dishwasher and fridge! ::cheerleader::

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
ONE MONTH OVERDUE.....and still NO house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,
Just been reading your thread - your house is lovely! I'm interested about the downpipes, it must be different here in the west because we didn't think you…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
How to use steam mop!?

Hi all,
Just wondering what sort of flooring you all have? We've just put down solid wood tassie oak, direct stuck and the guy said never use a steam mop as…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Kirribilli's Tiling around the bath

Hi,
Only just saw this thread!
Yes they are mitred edges, an upgrade which cost us $300, this included all edges - bath, spa, walls, shower hobs and hobs around vanities…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

[quote="Rikster"
The process is suppossed to work whereby you have an interior designer / middle man / retail company do the ordering for you. This was a problem for me as…

13 years13 yearskirribillikirribilli posted:
Riksters place - Kid's play area

I agree, customers are customers! and we're not talking peanuts, fabric and wallpaper can cost an arm and a leg!

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