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MickeyD

Joined 12 May 2010
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7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
When to give up & report your builder to the authorities???

Hello guys. I’m starting a thread I hoped I would never have to but I find myself in a situation where I have lost all faith in my incompetent builder.…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Ceiling Height - Opinions?

Haha all good... now we can be happy campers again :D

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Ceiling Height - Opinions?

Hmmm... sorry for being so insensitive. Yes donuts, you’re right- shuddering is extreme and not what I experienced which was more of a loud sigh and a comment about it…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
$700 for the 3rd coat, is it worth?

I enquired about a third coat and was quoted $1000 for a 20 square house so you are getting better value by comparison. One thing with volume builders is that…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Ceiling Height - Opinions?

I have 2740 ceilings and 2340 doors and sliding robes throughout. I know the difference between 2590 and 2740 may not seem like much on paper but in reality it…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
scratched Colorbond gutters

I also have scratches on my Colorbond gutters and fascia as they were left on the footpath for two days prior to installation due to lack of space onsite! …

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

Thanks for the responses. I knew it was a bit of a long shot but I figured the BCA might have some guidelines on the matter as it seems to…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

Hello guys
I am hoping that someone can urgently reply to my query regarding external taps as my bricklayers are due to commence bricklaying tomorrow. I realised today that an external…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Almost cried during colour appointment - so disappointed

Oh you poor dear, I know exactly how you feel. Both my partner and I were in tears at our colour selection appointment (granted, our sales consultant * to our…

7 years7 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Hello guys,
Sorry to have missed you all on Sunday- it was not too long since I had returned from my snow trip and I was a bit worse for wear.…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Indian ritual before moving into a house

According to Wikipedia, the new inhabitants lead a cow through all the rooms while
chanting to their fairies. They then boil some of the cow's milk. Wikipedia also mentions specifically that…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Hey Guys...
Yeah it sucks when things don’t go according to plan. I can appreciate that competition amongst volume builders has driven down profit margins and compromised quality but I don’t…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Hey guys
I have been offline for a while on account of uni exams...
Sarah, I could tell your husband was freaked out too when I saw you- quite funny.
Well my…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

Thanks for that Dennis... makes perfect sense. Now I can sleep easy!

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

Hello guys,
I just wanted to see if anyone can shed some information on the effects of pouring a concrete slab in cold weather? I tried searching the archives here but…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
window or skylight?

My house design had an ensuite skylight in the original plans and I absolutely hated the idea, especially seeing as the ensuite ran off the WIR so it was already…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Confused about kitchen bulkhead - which one is it?

None of us can tell you what your kitchen bulkhead will look like because we don’t know the depth of your overhead cupboards! If they are the same depth as…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What are these mysterious holes dug on my land today??

Indeedy... plus a 400mm retaining wall down one side too! I have had issues with the builder to date but lately the cards have been falling my way so I…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What are these mysterious holes dug on my land today??

Hey guys... Well my SS confirmed that the holes are piering after all! I couldn’t see them very well last night because it was dark but on closer inspection today…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What are these mysterious holes dug on my land today??

Hey guys, thanks for the replies... Well I’m stumped! I checked my slab drawings and there are no provisions for piering so I’m pretty sure that can’t be it. From…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What are these mysterious holes dug on my land today??

Hmmm... thanks Gambarol. How very interesting! I hope it is piering because from what I just Googled it is very good in stabilising the slab foundations. Although I’m not too…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What are these mysterious holes dug on my land today??

Hello guys
I was hoping I could get some advice on some mysterious earthworks that took place on my land today. It appears that my builder has excavated about a dozen…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
What have you paid for downlights to be fitted?

Aww, I feel sorry for you people. My partner is a sparky and we made sure we had a provision in our contract for him to carry out all electrical…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Thanks for the comprehensive information ausdesign. It’s good to hear your company are strong advocates of energy efficient design. So technically I’m compliant with regulations even though my ceiling batts…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Damn, I couldn't attach the scanned image for some reason. I will try to PM it to you ausdesign if you don't mind thanks.

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Thanks ausdesign, Huggy_B, kid81 and Lex. I appreciate all your responses. Well I have spoken with the builder and they have confirmed that they would indeed need to use the…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Hmmm... thanks for the post Peter. That gives me something to think about. I have left a message with my builder to confirm R2.5 for the external walls is do-able.…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Under Construction Unit. Need Timber flooring,Splash back

I guess typically you would need to pay a builder’s margin to get the upgrades included in the contract on top of their cost price. If it was me I…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Thanks guys for all your responses. I have had some developments since my original post. Apparently it is not possible to have 2.5 R value rating wall insulation batts because…

8 years8 yearsMickeyDMickeyD posted:
Builder's credit or thicker insulation?? What would you do??

Hello! Anybody out there?!

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