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3 d3 dLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Still if I was thinking of building with Wisdom Homes I think I would find that notice even more off-putting than the reviews themselves.

3 d3 dLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Ohhhh! I stupidly didn't read the link - only your comments - because I assumed you were reposting your previous link to the undertaking made to the ACCC by…

3 d3 dLilianaLiliana posted:
CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

This appeared on the ABC website this morning.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/c ... ge/9869116
Apparently the CSIRO needs between 10,000 and 20,000 people to download the CSIRO Energise app to collect data…

3 d3 dLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

That's interesting. I didn't realise that Product Review.com took their responsibilities to consumers so seriously. Good to know.

7 d7 dLilianaLiliana posted:
No reason for new homes to include gas

Anyone who is on this forum probably already knows of this report but just in case..... the ATA recently completed a study into household fuel choice which showed that new…

11 d11 dLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Hi jayasooriah
Was this undertaking the result of your complaint? This is a fantastic outcome not only for you but all other Wisdom Homes customers. It is good to…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Wood rot on window frame

Wow ECOECO - thanks! I've been trawling the web for days and didn't come across them. I'll give them a go. Thanks again.

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover
We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010 were…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Wood rot on window frame

Hi all
I am having a lot of difficulty trying to find anyone to come and look at one of our windows that is affected by woodrot. It's an awning window…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

The cost didn't include removal of the old windows or installation of the new. It was purely for the double glazed units alone. But you're right that in your case…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

Issue 143 of Renew magazine published by the Alternative Technology Association
http://www.ata.org.au/
has an article by Anna Cumming about replacing her windows for double glazing in Melbourne. …

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Glad to hear you are getting your issue sorted fedup1. Building surveyors don't notice much and even less when they don't bother to turn up. If you are…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Oh joy! :-D

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

The VBA really needs to step in and inform the building industry - including the Master Builders Association and the HIA - that the CSIRO document is not correct as…

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4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Sorry about my laziness in updating this thread. All was resolved in July of last year when the builder sent out a plumber to investigate. Luckily for us it was…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

The ABC posted an article today about the Western Sydney Organisation of Councils and their attempts to combat the "heat island" effect. I notice that one of the motivators…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

This is so disappointing. I have seen comments on this forum before where people with slab and cracking problems have been advised to sell the house. Obviously in this case…

11 months11 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Do not drink water from The Spiral Spring Mixer Tap

From an article which appeared on The Conversation today:
If you have bought an Aldi “” you should not use water from it for drinking or cooking until investigations of …

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Okay, thanks for that information aussieta. Let's hope it is something as easy as that. :-D

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Actually aussieta I now realise you were making a joke. Sorry I'm a bit slow.:oops:

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well I've checked our toilet specs. The front bathroom is an Ideal Standard Tonic Back to Wall. The brochure says both S Trap: 140-160mm or P Trap: 190mm. We would…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Hi aussieta,
I'm not sure I understand your post - I'm in denial about......????
Did somebody mention an adapter gasket? I shall look up P type toilets and S…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well yes. Good question. What is a perched water table?

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Ground water!!! I can't see any evidence of cracking either inside the bathroom or outside. The bathroom slab is pretty high above ground level. It would really…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Thanks BE. I shall contact the builder. Our plumber is no longer working as a plumber or so I was told when the VBA contacted him to replace the degraded…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Hi arcadelt,
When you say the material used to stick the toilet to the floor, are you referring to the silicone sealer?
Now, an hour after I flushed, I am starting to…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

I found this in the front bathroom today.
There is no odour. I have put food colouring in the bowl and flushed the toilet but as yet can't see anything on…

12 months12 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Is there something about that particular period that is making the houses more vulnerable?

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses

From the articles you posted SaveH2O I am assuming homeowners need to constantly check them and have a plumber change them every 10 years or so. Or maybe you…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses

Thanks a million for this SaveH2O. This is a timely warning as we are coming up to 5 years in this house. We certainly have the flexi hose…

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