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Saint Mike
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7 d7 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

We've used Appliances on Line. Free delivery and often install - plus they take the rubbish away. We've bought fridges, TVs, sound systems, dishwashers etc. NEVER…

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Oops - I meant no longer "compulsory" ... :)

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Hi H2O - not necessarily. We didn't stop the tanks being compulsory - the "powers that be" decided - after weighing up all the factors - that the "savings"…

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Interesting - got another email telling me my paypal account had been used in some foreign land. Pointers to "scam" were - not addressed to me by name…

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

I thought "compulsory" tanks was a thing of the past ?
We have underground tank - very useful - and not a space waster - but the actual "savings" in eco…

14 d14 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Building on top of filled in pool

Might need piers. But they must have done some work to gauge if it is OK ?

16 d16 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
retaining wall

What 2 sleepers ... ;)

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16 d16 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Negotiating with builders before contract signature

All I'd suggest is that you put anything - ANYTHING - you agree on - in writing. Your builder may be your best mate - a perfect gentleman…

22 d22 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Fence not on boundary - who pays for repair?

Why not raise it with your BC - and they can discuss it with the other lot. That's their job !
If fence MUST be done just do a temp…

30 d30 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

I'd be seeking legal advice - depending on the amount you're talking about.

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1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Help microwave provision dilemma!

Not sure this is an issue - but I hate bending to oven - MW or convection. DW is bad enough.
We put ours above the oven in a column.…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How to avoid cladding front facade

I couldn't believe next door - looked like they were putting up polystyrene - then rendered. It is cracking around edges now - but its hard to believe what…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How long should you keep contracts for?

I'd keep them for as long as you have the house - at least ... :)

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Apropos of nothing - just saw the "Hidden Followers" myth on Facebook again.
Yes - it is relevant - most home builders utilise FB ... :)

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Is this wood - it can make noises - especially with certain shoes.
Might also be settling. How "old" is it ?

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

C'mon people - you must t have a new myth for us ?

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Glass Pool Fence Vitroglaze or EnduroShield

We have glass. Never added anything. Just give it a wash every 3-4 months.

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Perhaps some cheap synthetic grass from Bunnings. One metre wide.
Need to smooth base first - but quite easy. Then use it later for other things.

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2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Select another builder

OK - I don't really know them so can't comment direct. Are they a big company ?
I did a Google on my lot and the numbers turned out pretty…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Select another builder

You hear stories about all builders.
Google them + Reviews/Comments.
But remember - its often only those with a complaint who comment. How many houses do they build and what is…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

No - all good - 5 years on.
They'd given figures and I kept an eye on them. It was always understood there might be change (no pun intended). …

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Our price actually went down at the end. They'd estimated a few things (driveway etc) and they were cheaper than predicted.
Believe it or not file !

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How to connect drain hose of washing machine

I remember an old rule about looping the hose - ie not just straight to outlet.
Maybe it off-sets the pressure ?
By looping I mean first around the down pipe then…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

As a matter of interest - when you say you asked - or requested - or emphasised - etc - did you do this in writing or orally ?
Tend to…

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3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Dumb waiter

I've seen places with laundry shutes - which I quite like. Never a "dumb waiter".
But - not a bad idea.
Forgetting the power side - would it be…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bathroom renovation

Sorry - price is not always a good guide to quality or trustworthiness.
The dearest may just not know what they are doing and/or may not want the job.

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Bathroom renovation

Buying yourself will save money. No matter what they say.
BUT ... I'd ask to see previous work - and speak to the owners. The flash talkers are…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Contractual Advice, Please

It sounds legal - but you should check with your solicitor's office.

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
How many LED downlights required ?

No - sorry - but don't dismiss the use of tinting on windows - as well.
Can help with privacy, temps etc.

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Can you identify this?

Yes - a blast from the past ... :)

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