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lKitto

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Joined 31 March 2022
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6 months6 monthslKittolKitto posted:
Is this normal

Not worth the fight for a few bucks.

8 months8 monthslKittolKitto posted:
Is this a defect in my window frame?

The way I see it, you should raise anything you aren't sure of in your inspection, they'll either note it down to be rectified or they will provide a reason…

8 months8 monthslKittolKitto posted:
Cumberland Council (NSW) setback requirements

This was on google.
Development controls
2.3.1 Front setback
D1 New buildings within residential areas shall adhere to a front building line, which is 5.5-6m to the street frontage.
D2 Where…

8 months8 monthslKittolKitto posted:
kitchen bench in very light colour?

In my opinion the more 'swirls', 'speckles', 'colour changes' the better as every single benchtop has smear marks and small blemishes, it's just how easy it is to see.
Black/dark shows…

10 months10 monthslKittolKitto posted:
Weeds on building site - whose responsibility?

Builder should clear any rubbish/things their trades have brought on site.
Weeds/grass aren't on them, they didn't "bring them". Different if you paid them to do landscaping.

12 months12 monthslKittolKitto posted:
Grooves in timber laminate

I've had quickstep impressive for about 12 months now. Love it.
The grooves are very minimal and more for aesthetic and we haven't noticed them capturing any more dirt/grime than anywhere…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Waterproofing; bathroom vs shower

Isn't it in the standards that all wet areas need water-proofing?
Balconies, bathrooms, laundries, I think all need to be waterproofed.
Edit:
What I found:
According to Australian Waterproofing Standards AS 3740, all shower…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Career change

You haven't factored in the the OP is talking about being an 'interior designer'. Gotta watch out for that $ticker $hock.

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
3mths in

Seconding what strannik has said. We were in your position with asking ourselves whether the builder would fix issues and ended up just including everything on the list. Most of…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Asbestos in 1920 plaster battens

Get it tested.

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Neighbour wants fence removed to build their garage wall on

Doesn't this read like they will put the fence back, implying they will be building slightly off the boundary and just need to remove the fence to build it properly?
In…

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1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Puddles on clay soil

Hmm, I'm interested if other people have solutions to this one as I actually have a very similar problem, although a much smaller area, where we have put a concrete…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Data points and wall plates

Exactly what strannik has said.
In our place we asked for them to be routed to our home theatre, so in one of the cabinets we have the modem and a…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Advice for cleaning caesarstone (?) bench

What did you use to apply it? How much did you scrub?

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
LED downlight. Reluctant to cut holes in roof insulation

Correct, double check the specific LED downlight but most new downlights can be covered and don't generate much heat.

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1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
A reminder of why you never take handover….

Think they just mean 'pending issues'.
As Noname says, they still have to fix the defects, ensure they are well documented in writing.
It is annoying, we have been in for 6…

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Water sitting against concrete slab

They should slope it away where they can. In some instances it isn't possible, we just had to deal with it during construction and get it fixed ASAP after handover.

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Building a House?

Seems like this wall of text was written by a bored or out of work site supervisor...

1 year1 yearlKittolKitto posted:
Progress Payments ANZ

For the sake of 2k, I would pay the difference in cash and get keep the same progress payments etc if possible. Not with ANZ, but every invoice/price change with…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

No, ours was not a Now series, and the alfresco at the time fit the floor plan and wasn't really an add-on. They tried to spin the extension as "optional"…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We ended up doing flooring after handover, saving a few thousand dollars on a 29sq house. This was a year ago now, so prices could have changed. There isn't much…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Affordable Furniture for my new Home

If you're on a super tight budget, check marketplace for second hand furniture.
If you're on a budget, Fantastic furniture/Kmart/Ikea.
Obviously just have to cater to your own budget. If you have…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Recessed track sliding doors

We do step down currently as we have just moved in, but once we get it tiled it will bring it up level.
But point is, them cutting out that…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Recessed track sliding doors

We got our alfresco sliding door recessed with a project builder and it cost us a few hundred dollars.
Provided, they poured the slab and the alfresco sat lower than the…

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2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Trust the government? Sure can't

Why are you making a building/home forum about politics and vaccines?

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Electric safety certificate vs invoice

I'm sorry, how does water damage from broken tiles have anything to do with downlights?

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Hebel + Polyfoam Construction

Out of curiosity I did some googling and found multiple sites referencing approx 5 minutes for modern houses to completely engulf in flames. References to older houses were closer to…

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Radcliffe Estate - Wyee

Find the Radcliffe Facebook page. Lots of people to connect with on there.

2 years2 yearslKittolKitto posted:
Electrical Plan MJH

Depends how serious you are about your theatre.
You wouldn't get benefit from a 7.x.x system in a room that size. A 5.x.x would be more suitable.
Again, if you're serious you…

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