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2 years2 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Interest rate of 4.39%

Investor or owner occupied. As many mortgage brokers will say rate isnt priority compared to product if your an investor. If this is one house for life then cheapest rate…

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2 years2 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Weep Holes and Landscaping

Hi all,
WA based,
Just curious what is the best practice or BCA codes requirements when it comes to the landscaping around your house in relation to levels and weep holes?
My front…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
DIY WIndow treatments - buying online?

Just curious if anyone has done some of the online blinds stores: half price blinds is one of the ones that i have been getting samples from. I have spoken…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
DIY Painting for 1st time - Tips and Help? WA house

Hi all,
Just after some tips from hopefully some seasoned painters, or even professional painters? Anyone else who has done their own DIY and done some hard yards reseach and learnt…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Taubmans ENDURE IS NOT WASH AND WEAR

Would he therefore say that 2 layers of paint topcoat for dulux wash and wear would wipe off better than taubman's endure?? Or would you say that both need 3…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Hey Imightbedave !
THanks for your responses. I'll address them by the number they appeared in.
1) So it is not worth insuring based off…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Oh, i might keep the builders sign if not paper house number it is. Not sure how expensive but i am digging those metal plate signs of house number and…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Thanks Oduen. I actually asked RAC and they seemed to mention that demolition costs etc. were provided by RAC above and beyond the value you insure it for. I.e. 250k…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Hi shellby -I have a gas stove and the instantaneous hot water appliance hooked up.
I didn't ask about the bins though, good point…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Hi all,
Building new. Having PCI meeting tomorrow and handover thereafter once issues are rectified within the builder's timeframes. Assuming 10-15 days from memory. So say by early Oct I'll have…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Waterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help

Given I'm concerned but not sure if minimum standards are left, but am not attempting any defamatory action against them - would I be ok in even posting the builder…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Waterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help

So the builder has written back that waterproofing is to standard and that they don't waterproof the bath area. Is this possible under standards?
Surely the whole bath area would have…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Waterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help

Hi all,
Just had my waterproofing and lockup inspection done and the report received back. I don't know if the builder has told me a fixed date and the waterproofing failed…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Did anyone care to comment from experience to the post a few up in regards to spacing on doors of 10mm being sufficient for putting in ducted A/c in after…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Gas point outlets - did you bother?

Hi all,
Building my first house - past the roof and plaster stage so I've missed the opportunity to add it in, but wondering if anyone else also omitted a gas…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Tradies next door using my water meter

Water bill came and i can confirm it did indeed have 7 kilolitres on it. So somewhere between the reading on friday (15th) and when i discovered the hose on…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Tradies next door using my water meter

I've got a picture but the meter has black and red numbers. Mine was black: 8, red: 73.
From the water corp website my understanding was black represents number of kilolitres…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Tradies next door using my water meter

Interesting on how it would fit on to the water meter to stop it.
Understand what your saying but in this case the underlying difference is they have a water meter…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Tradies next door using my water meter

Hi all,
I'm sur ethis has happened in the past - noticed the tradies next door had connected to my water meter. NEver occured to me but after some deduction i…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Perth - Building Inspections

So you're not thinking of doing a lockup stage inspection too? just the roof frame on and PCI?
Yeah, abit bummed about missing pre-slab pour, tossing up whether slab pour is…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Perth - Building Inspections

So your first inspection will be once roof is on?
I was thinking the pre slab pouring would be imporant too, but supposedly there is some work ot be done when…

3 years3 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Perth - Building Inspections

Hi all,
Potential slab down this week - exciting - but just got back from holidays so taken aback and need to advise builder of my building inspector and stages.
Just wondering…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

Hi Wellard. They're not bad, but the other buildersci was tossing up seemed to get a few things i needed right.
The voucher made it tempting to save money and…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

It was an 'openhouse 1500 voucher' if anyone wants to liaise with their abn builder under the pretense of 'if i use this 1500 voucher '...
Once you've received confirmation…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

Hi all
I was tossing up between ABN group (homebuyer centre, dale alcock homes, investor assist, celebration homes, apg, web brown and neaves etc) and another builder.
I had.received a…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

What problems with painting? Getting someone in or painting diy?? Im planning to diy it, first timer... Worried but determined to see if it is as hyped up as…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
Perth - paving recommendations?

I've gotten my builders provisional sum items converted to fixed. Soakwells are coming up close to 5.3k and a third party quote i got previously was around 3.5k plus gst.…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
1m wide pot drawers - issues?

If so then I'll reply to the builder and accept the pot drawers at the 1m wide width.
As Stewie said i guess with the big pots they do…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
1m wide pot drawers - issues?

Builder came back and said they told them the 1m cabinets are fine as they have larger runners. 70kg runners to handle the larger size.
No mention of hardware brand…

4 years4 yearsSaberXSaberX posted:
1m wide pot drawers - issues?

Runners was probably a better commercial term. Basically what allows you to pull the drawer out and at the time 'drawer wheels' came to mind.
I'm not doing it. It's…

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