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9 years9 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Crumbling Concrete Around Drain Repair - Builder to fix?

I live a townhouse complex which was built in 2008/2009 (first handover 2008, last handover 2009).
We have a drain in the communal driveway which the concrete around is crumbling away.…

11 years11 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Actron Air Conditioner - no cool air coming out

I'm not sure about the compressor, the fan on the outside unit is going.
How can I tell if the compressor is going?

11 years11 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Actron Air Conditioner - no cool air coming out

My aircon is blowing out air but not cooling. I'm getting an error message on my Actron Air Conditioner which when I look up the faul codes it says -…

11 years11 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
What are some good websites to house shop online?

My fav is Peters of Kensington
http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Home/
I've bought from them a few times.

12 years12 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Verge Area

I want to do something to our verge area. Its currently just weeds and mud.
Can anyone suggest some very hardy plants that might work? I live in a set…

12 years12 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Moving Letterboxes

Who would I speak to about moving letterboxes? Australia Post, Council?
Basically, I live in a block of 24 townhouses with communal letterboxes, but we each have an individual house number…

12 years12 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

tpin, whose your supervisor / CSC? I built with Rossdale about 18 months ago.
I found going to my CSC before my supervisor was the only way things got accomplished. She…

12 years12 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Home inspection

I think in regards to payment that may depend on your contract.
I had a HIA contract and I can't remember the exact wording but I think that if there were…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Anyone out there building with 'Rossdale Homes'??

I did and I wouldn't again.
However my situation was a bit different.
I built in a new complex, house & land package (it was a special deal). Was told by the…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Tap N Go

Has anyone heard of Tap N Go laminate flooring?
I'm trying to see if they have a website to find out who stocks it.
I found it in one store, but I…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Who pays for water / utilities during construction?

I've built in a new development and have been told by the builder that we have to pay for water and electricity during construction. I've been told this after handover.
Theres…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Alarm post handover

If pricing isn't too much different, in the long run it might be easier to get it done with through the builder. I'm using an external company and we've discovered…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Which builder in Adelaide?

I can't comment on which ones are good, as my builder isn't on the list. But I can definately NOT recommend sterling.
Friends are currently building with them and having…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Sliding Screen

That sounds easier to accomplish then my idea.
Thanks

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
When the Architect doubles your budget!

I'm not 100% sure on this, but doesn't the Institute of Architects have a dispute resolution service (assuming this person is a member of the institute)? Maybe try contacting them…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Wooden floors and visitors!!!

I've just discovered this issue when looking at flooring on the weekend. I really wanted timber, but on the advice of the flooring people I'm going laminate. Not just for…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Sliding Screen

I have a very small (6m x 2.4m) front yard (which is my only yard) and the first thing you see when you walk in is the wall with my…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
A Few Questions

But what about carpet burn?

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
A Few Questions

I'm finally ready to get flooring installed.
Does anyone know if there are any auction houses in Adelaide like *** Auctions in Vic?
Also, I'm considering using recyled timber, whereabouts would you…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
HWS

I've had handover of my unit, but haven't finished installing the HWS. On recommendation of the builder, I got the bottom (the tank?) bit installed but not the top half…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Adding a pantry after completion

Its got plumbing etc in it. I tried to have shelves put in there but they said it can't be done cause of the plumbing.

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Adding a pantry after completion

I think that might have to be the option. I'll need to go out and measure how much room there is.
Otherwise I might look at just a freestanding single cupboard…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Adding a pantry after completion

Not huge, more like an apartment.

Ps Thanks for fixing the pics, realised I was selecting URL instead of img.

Adding a pantry after completion
13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Adding a pantry after completion

After seeing my neighbours unit (exactly like mine) who has added a pantry in, its given me inspiration to do the same, but the difference is they did it during…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Damn Builders!!

All the items were noted as not done and I signed something saying this on the day of handover.
They were all supposed to be fixed last week. If it doesn't…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Damn Builders!!

I just need to vent my frustrations to people that understand.
I had handover on my property on 30/6. Really shouldn't have accepted handover as some items weren't done, but I…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Weather Stations

I bought an oregon scientific clock / radio / weather station from the US last year and It seems to be going by the US moon phases or something cause…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Handover- Urgent Question

I rang the council and they said they do it, but it'll take approx a week depending on the weather. As this is a development I would've thought the builders…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Handover- Urgent Question

I have handover today and I'm hoping someone knows whether these things not being done mean I can refuse handover.
My house is in a development of 24, mine being the…

13 years13 yearsnatbutnatbut posted:
Online room planner

This is great. I could never work out MVH.
Altho, its made me realise I'm wanting to have way to much furniture for my tiny apartment. I can't find anywhere to…

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