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Joined 22 October 2014
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4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

I like that teflon analogy. 😆
in contrast, I have a history of being like flies when it comes to builders (or any businesses) who try to screw me over. I…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

thank you... so do i!
yes it's the wall between the kitchen and lounge. can't do the kitchen without this job and the only appliances that still work are the…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

great idea, perhaps we're in the wrong line of business. 😉 however I think the average home owner would rather save bucks than cover their a$$, even on low cost…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

for anybody in a similar boat now, or who may read this down the track, there is no insurance available (in Vic and as at today's date) to cover defective…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

thanks for that. will take a look at it and spend tomorrow making calls to people who'll have no idea what I'm on about. 😩

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

I agree, and I would if I could but nobody wants my money. what's another couple of grand for extra peace of mind when a small fortune has already been…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

having now made enquiries with some OB insurance companies based on Evoke Architects' advice I seem to have come out more confused than before.
the carpenter I intend to engage says…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

just in case this helps someone else, I have since found out from chatting to the surveyor that no OC is issued for my kind of job. makes sense now…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

thank you for your very informative response. I will look into the different insurances closely.
I have confidence in the chippy as he has been working for a reg builder for…

4 months4 monthspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

I've not been able to find a builder willing to take on my relatively small (for them) job.
I have copies of certified engineering drawings and comps.
I have a carpenter with…

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

even if I sat and watched him I still wouldn't know if what he was doing is right. all I know is that the end result doesn't work as it…

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

I agree with you there on it taking forever. I think the problem is larger than first thought as I have just confirmed that the rain head was installed on…

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

hi SaveH20, that would obviously be ideal but unfortunately I'm unable to get up on the roof due to mobility issues. I'll be getting a plumber up there in the…

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

Why are you shaking the hand of the guy who is punching you in the face?
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because I'd rather have my roof fixed first.

1 year1 yearpurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty

this story pertains to the state of Victoria.
recently had a 2 x 6m deck built as an extension to a small covered patio. the legitimate, registered builder subbed the job…

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles

Thanks TomCat! The problem is I'm currently hours from a Beaumont store and will be till my bathroom reno starts in a couple of weeks, by which time I'm meant…

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2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles

I'm creating this new thread to get a wider audience and so it doesn't get buried under all the existing long threads... so please forgive me.
Please share what brand and…

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
What tiles for shower base?

Thanks for your reply.
I did a forum search and nothing relevant came up, but a quick Google had heaps of results on the topic on these forums. Like others my…

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
What tiles for shower base?

Got a bathroom reno booked in and in the process of selecting and buying the fixtures and fittings.
The shower will be a walk-in approx. 1700 x 900. I will be…

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
What goes in first, downlights or roof insulation?

that's a very helpful doc, AJW. thanks!

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
What goes in first, downlights or roof insulation?

Doing a reno to a 40-year-old brick veneer home that currently has the original batts in the roof. I'm assuming it's best to do the lights first so the new…

2 years2 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Renovation plans and costings - advice

posting to follow, as I just got 2 builder quotes for a reno/extension job too and they have both said no kitchen, no flooring, no painting or fixtures and fittings…

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Recommendations pls - extension builders SE Melb suburbs

please PM me if you can recommend a builder for an extension/reno in the south-east. I'm not looking for (nor can I afford) a luxury home builder, just someone who…

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Fridge in pantry or not?

I'm renovating but know I'll get a bigger audience here. ?
Trying to decide whether to put the fridge inside or outside the pantry and would like to hear the pros…

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

ugh... I would gladly pay for a portaloo to avoid that.
all valuable advice, thanks. sounds like some major work was done to your home; we are tacking on a few…

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

thanks dolphinblu.
did your builder complete the extension first and then do the reno part as a second stage or did you live through your whole house under attack at…

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

he did say he had a few he could refer me to... and only now I just understood why you asked.

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

I'll be choosing the builder after pimping out the design for quotes myself. :-D

3 years3 yearspurrfectionpurrfection posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

I am extending out and then also doing a reno on the existing house. it has to happen in that order and it was suggested to me by my draftsman…

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