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Wagga
Joined 29 March 2007
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14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

Certainly dearer per sqm for us to go custom, but we also got to set the size of rooms, layout etc to match how we wanted to live rather than…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Name that finish

Seems you were right, thanks!
The patching I've done isn't finished yet, but it will be unnoticeable I reckon.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Warning on Flooring

Call the card company and have them reverse the charge.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Name that finish

The 'whole area' is massive. Not going to happen :)
I'll just stick with trying my best to match it.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Separate WC versus big bathroom ?

Our council wouldn't allow a waterless toilet!

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Name that finish

That's a cool idea.... Please excuse my naivety, but which solvents would I need to test the samples with?
As a general rule, can you patch sections like I need…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Name that finish

Can anyone help me guess what the finish is on this Cyprus pine please?
I had to replace some boards and need to try and match them up.
Pic with and without…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Can you live in a caravan on your block during the build?

Our council doesn't allow it.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Building Certification - during construction

We had to sign a form saying it was US that had engaged the services of the inspector our builder arranged. The inspector said it was a requirement that a…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Fuxtell

They are very poorly paid contractors. It's obvious what's going to happen in that situation, they get in and out as quickly/cheaply as possible so they are actually earning some…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Well it's Christmas eve!!!

Get those spammers! ;)

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Misaligned bricks

From the picture it looks like the bricks on either side of the gap are not in line.
They need to fix it. I cant lay my hands on it…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Is this brick work acceptable ?

Yep, they do. You should see them actually specified on the plan detail.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
MY NEW AWNING - NEARLY THERE!

ooh, an R1. I have one of those as my desktop wallpaper at work... I dream.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Bidets

Water is indeed a detergent, just not a great one. Hot water is a better detergent than cold.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Our Dream Home

I don't believe you will EVER see that money now.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Contract signed.

Our private certifier did it in 10

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
8000

It's actually only 8000 page views though right? Not 8000 site hits or 8000 visitors.
ie every refresh of a browser is another 'visitor'?

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Carpet - responsibility between inspection and handover

At least!
That dust is so fine... I would want to see it all covered in plastic.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
No to private inspection and no references

Yeah the margin is if you decide you want him to buy a light fitting on your behalf for eg. He'll add %20.
The fact there is no consequence to him…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
PD - Telstra Connection.

I thought the Telstra tech would run it to the first outlet as part of the connection fee.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
No to private inspection and no references

If he goes over the 24 weeks, what compensation have you agreed on?

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Is this acceptable? (paint colour)

Is it just me, or does it also look very glossy, which is odd.
Not a chance I would accept that!

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Deterring progressive payment untill all faults are fixed

I think you mean defer?

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
No to private inspection and no references

get his license number and you can easily search his record online.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

Be clear on what colour the sand is, not just what colour cement they are using.

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
Roller Shutter price indication?

The sort of places that do these are often of the really annoying hard sell variety.
I had one in a shopping centre line up someone to give me a price…

14 years14 yearsparkerparker posted:
INTERNET ISSUES

Telstra wholesale enforce a 6 month early termination fee on all ADSL supplying ISPs, so you would be looking at a min 6 month 'contract'.
It costs them all $99 to…

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