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2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

Sounds like a dick-head.
But - you have to decide how far you want to go. Is the grain/gutter really an issue ? Can you do minor thing…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Am I overreacting over fence cost?

I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Waterproofing semi submerged limestone garage walls

Wow ! You may well have to dig down outside and water-proof membrane. Then an ag drain as well.
Floor doesn't look that good either.

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

Agree with BE.
We asked people around what they had - we knew the builder was right on a few things - need for piers. Cost for "checking" might…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Man hole lock

I'd have thought Bunnings or someone would have these - or a builders supply shop. Might also be a "home" job. Have you tried Ebay - they have…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I certainly wouldn't be rushed into anything because of a letter - or threats in it.
Were your "discussions" in writing - do you have emails etc ?
These things happen -…

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Overflow pipe too short

I'd have bought a complete hose - but an extension should be OK.
I just don't like additional "joins" - potential "leak" points. :)

3 months3 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Black spots on my grass

Any chance of a long shot ?

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Fridge Cavity

Our mob did a nice little "alcove" area - within the wall - for tap and power point. So it didn't affect putting the fridge in the area provided.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

We had it in bathrooms. Not sure I'm a fan.
A good floor mat and ducted heating seems just as good - and maybe cheaper.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Slab damage from excavator

Does seem very odd behaviour.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Be interested in how it turns out. most people are OK.

4 months4 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Fridge Cavity

Make sure you have it "plumbed" - if it is going to have an ice/water dispenser … :)

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Questions regarding building quality of new home

Not necessarily imo. If it had been up for some months you could look for defects was my point. Things often come to light over time.
But you may…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Questions regarding building quality of new home

You can have an expert check/inspection done - a few on here would be able to provide possible contacts ?
Even then you may never really know.
Have you had a…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Am I overreacting over fence cost?

That's true Jane - but many people just don't want to pay. You will see them going out, buying stuff etc etc - but not paying their way.
She may…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Window/Ceiling height concerns

One thing with higher ceilings is that you can have fans easily. I reckon they are so good in summer especially - and higher ceiling means more out of…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Aborigonal Heritage Impact Permit

Sorry - where is this ?

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

Not good enough - should be repaired/fixed.

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Yes - I'd suggest 3 or 4 payments. So - if it was - say $800 - she could do 4 x $200. Maybe every Month ?
Suggest this and point…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Stacker doors good vs bad

Depending on style they can take up quite a bit of room when open. We have wooden cedar sliders which work very well - and don't jut out.

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Can't believe people are still falling for online/telephone "scams" telling them they have won/inherited/been selected for - some sort of fortune (eg left in a will, a forgotten lottery win,…

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Brick internal wall

Silly question but - you don't have the plans ?
We always keep them and hand them on when we move.

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Unsightly plumbing suggestion?

Because one outlet cost $5 less ... ;)

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Sandstone Pavers (Pool area) - Clean & Seal Update etc

Some time later - still looking really good. Gave it a wash off with hose.
Seems to have really been the answer.

5 months5 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Should the builder fill and level up the ditch they dug?

Short answer - no - they couldn't be bothered.
Long answer - they think you'll do it anyway if they don't.
:)

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Gap between brick work and frame

I must have just been unlucky - I don't have gaps like this down my outside doors. ;)

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Gap between brick work and frame

Surely they will be filling the hole tho ?
Looks shocking imo.

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6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Braemar has ducted heater issue

Have you approached Braemer - or the person who did the job ?

6 months6 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

We have a sort of off-white - American or USA ... its called. Quite nice. I agree with one colour. No feature walls etc.

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