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14 h14 hSaint 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…

2 d2 dSaint 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…

8 d8 dSaint 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…

8 d8 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Aborigonal Heritage Impact Permit

Sorry - where is this ?

8 d8 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

Not good enough - should be repaired/fixed.

8 d8 dSaint 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…

10 d10 dSaint 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.

11 d11 dSaint 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,…

13 d13 dSaint 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.

13 d13 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Unsightly plumbing suggestion?

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

16 d16 dSaint 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.

16 d16 dSaint 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.
:)

22 d22 dSaint 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. ;)

24 d24 dSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Gap between brick work and frame

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

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1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Braemar has ducted heater issue

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

1 month1 monthSaint 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.

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Anyone got experience to take down gumtree with Ku-Ring-Gai

I had one and finally got the OK once I got an "expert" to say it had to go - safety, rot etc etc.
It was always "my tree" when trimming…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Non treated timber

I hate timber in the ground - even treated. I've seen so called treated timber crumbling after a few years.
No idea of your termite/white ant situation - but they…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

I don't like the idea of only rendering the front or back - but not sides etc. I know it saves money - but it always looks a bit…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

Warranty is normally from date f purchase isn't it ?
BUT - ACCC gives you certain rights above and beyond the "warranty". Which do work. If you have need…

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Help - What are these Pipes For ?

Yes - don't cut them until you know what you plan to do. :)

1 month1 monthSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Difference between slabs

Hard to say really. Some may go very carefully.
What else is on the block - eg U/g tank for instance ? Are you including a pool…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Yeah ! I'm not saying you don't do this or that it's not worth a long thought. My point is - you should also look at the position…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Tend to disagree - we can insulate them sure - but noise in them - not from pipes is important too. I think both issues should be addressed.

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

I always think planning toilets is so important. Not putting a toilet against a bedroom wall for instance.
Yet we see them placed for convenience (no pun intended) not…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Questions re painting the bathroom ceiling

I'm no painter - but I believe there is an anti mold paint available. The Bunnings people could advise - or a good paint shop. My only advice…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Color/Electrical selection after contract sign

I think we did it this way - we had our "limits" but could go over - and pay.
Best thing we ever did was go for bigger toilets. …

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Colourbond gate

We have slats - horizontal - (sort of brownish colour) - looks good. BUT - it has a black surround (ie frame). Makes it all stand out quite…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Questions re painting the bathroom ceiling

If someone is going to do it properly for $250-300 (all up) - and I mean properly - cornice etc - mold prevention, multiple coats, professional paint - I'd go…

2 months2 monthsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
TV Antenna Supply and Install

I'd also ask neighbours and look around for what you like. They are not all the same.

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