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Joined 14 November 2008
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9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

congrats on moving in YEEAAH! didnt realise u guys had moved in so quick!
we will have to walk over and say welcome to the neighbourhood! :)

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
what tradie installs flumes in kitchen ceiling?

ahh so its a roofing plumber- thanks!!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
what tradie installs flumes in kitchen ceiling?

my builder included a rangehood above my stove, but no flume to take that smoke into the ceiling and through the roof! had i known about this, i would have…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Tim's House in WA with HBC

Hi Tim- your house is looking great!
I've just finished building with HBC. we have friends who live in Ellenbrook, its such a nice place out there!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Home being built by Homebuyers Centre

i've built with HBC and have been happy with the experience, despite a few minor things i wish i could have done better. oh well.
HBC did our garage door,…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Who's getting the floor tiles done themselves? .. And ....

We organised our own tiler to screed and lay the tiles. he's left a gap against the walls, as we're installing our own skirting on top of the tiles. he's…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

i drove by your house on monday- they were working on your roof on a public holiday too!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Cleaning concrete floor before carpet laid

hmm thanks everyone! this is a new house, so we'll check if there's any holes or bumps in the ground now. good idea to vacuum and mop too!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Cleaning concrete floor before carpet laid

Hi! we're going to buy carpet and pay for it to be installed. just wondering how we are meant to clean the concrete floor in preparation for the carpet laying?…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

hi everyone- i have a question regarding tiling in the ensuite- where our ensuite meets our bedroom WIR (it is not broken off with a door/door frame between), there appears…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

hehe we were at our house around that time too!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Skirting on top of carpet

Thanks ash,
sorry what is the smoothedge? is it part of the carpet?
so when we instal our skirting over the carpet, is there any considerations we're meant to be giving,…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Skirting on top of carpet

Hi! is it ok to install skirting boards on top of carpet? (rather than skirting first). are there any pros or cons?
its just that in our hallway/theatre, carpet and…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Ultimate Homes in Perth - Handover done.

how exciting!! :)
thats great the brickies are working in this weather! before when we were at bricking stage, we would have sunny days and…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

Hi YEEAAH- fence was $62/metre plus GST.
as soon as we start and finish painting, and get some carpet we'll move in :) so hopefully less than…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

Hi YEEAAH- yeah that was me who waved at you! :) hehe. i was hurrying back into the house with our take-away dinner, as we've…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Screed floor- porcelain rectified edge tiles

thanks guys.
yes the tile shop did strongly advise to screed. its crazy coz we're gonna end up spending more on the labour than the tile itself!!
the tiler who wont screed…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Soakwells- concrete or PVC?

Hi! i'm wondering what is better- concrete or PVC soakwells? i've managed to get two quotes from 2 different people for roughly 9 soakwells-
PVC- $1,170
Concrete- $1,800
do you think just pay…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Screed floor- porcelain rectified edge tiles

Hi, I have a question- we have bought porcelain rectified edge tiles, and have a really cheap quote by a tiler who will lay them without screeding the floor.
the house…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

Hi everyone- update on our house- WE GOT THE KEYS! :D :D :D

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Skirting on top of tiles?

hey thanks!
just another quick question about the order to do things, is it best to prep and paint the skirting before installing it? and then paint the walls?

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

hey thanks! well our next door neighbour is one day behind us, but they got HBC to do their flooring and driveway, so they're most likely gonna move in before…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

well we had our pre-handover inspection this week! we didnt use Houspect, and our SS was quite good in picking up defects! we have some minor defects i.e. plaster finish…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Skirting on top of tiles?

Hi! We're looking at tiling our house, but also want skirting throughout it. Is it recommended to tile then put skirting on top of it? or vice versa?
and then I'm…

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

thats good to hear nicci, how the SS picked up everything. that's what im worried about, that they'll try and hide defects from us!

9 years9 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Are Independant Inspectors Worthwhile?

Hi NatB, not sure whether houspect prices are reasonable compared to anyone else's, but we paid:
SLAB $250.00
ROOF ON $300.00
and u get an RAC membership discount.

10 years10 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Builder Reviews - Perth WA

has anyone used an independent inspector for their pre-handover inspection???
we've used houspect for slab and roof on, but now not so sure if i want to fork out money…

10 years10 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
WA, Bertram - HBC - KEYS!!! (26/11)

lynnebin- i just received my final statement from HBC, we only get $16 credit for the siteworks etc. hmm, are they meant to be providing me an itemised receipt?
jpeg did…

10 years10 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
Are Independant Inspectors Worthwhile?

Hi NatB,
we used Houspect for Slab and Roof On inspections. They picked up some minor things, and just having their report is handy when your trying to re-confirm your point…

10 years10 yearsPiscesPisces posted:
WA, Bertram - HBC - KEYS!!! (26/11)

really?? how much was your site works provisional amount?

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