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2 months2 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Door hitting toilet - doorstop?

A door closer can restrict how much the door will open

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Paint help please!!!

It looks darker in lower light. Essentially, white is a reflective colour, so reflects the light around it, unlike light absorbing colours that might do the opposite. That said, it’s…

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2 months2 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Saint Mike said
"They are not silly people - they seem smart enough. BUT - they fell for it."
The seeds of self destruction are in all of us
Just don't let them…

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2 months2 monthsMelbournevicMelbournevic posted:
Concrete tile roof question

I guess I'm referring to a normal concrete roof tile - which is commonly installed on roof. Sorry not sure if there is any other type. That's great to know…

Concrete tile roof question
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6 months6 monthsshokel1975shokel1975 posted:
Glass Stairs Metricon

Not during the build... no other contractors allowed to do work during the build period. And I doubt you would get an Occupancy Permit without balustrading on your stairs.…

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7 months7 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Mine would play with the bottle, then unscrew the lid, a favourite trick of hers. The male would piddle on them.

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7 months7 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Cracked Ceiling

Would it keep happening though BE ? Surely the movement would be felt if it was continual ?

If it looks like the above 2 dwellings it is slab heave/subsidence

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9 months9 monthsFranz123Franz123 posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I found this funny "Here's a great 'urban myth'... "Australian homes are built for Australian conditions"." .:)

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10 months10 monthskkskks posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Have you seen the big fight going on in London re the 4 million pounds and up apartments in front of the New Tate Gallery and art gallery patrons peering…

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10 months10 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Who Do you mean "We" Kemo Sabe?

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1 year1 yearBecs CoralBecs Coral posted:
Fencing dispute.

Well, after another message, they finally replied and are happy to go ahead...thank goodness because the fencer rang this afternoon saying they are ready to start tomorrow.
I regards to…

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2 years2 yearsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Inclement weather delay claim

Read your contract, there is already allowance for inclement weather. Builder would have to prove that inclement weather was greater than allowed in the contract and that it caused delays.…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Side gate - dynabolt or chemset?

10mm anchor screws will hold better in hollow bricks.
Bore a hole half way through the post large enough to
fit a socket. buy some 100mmx10mm anchor bolts so
50mm is…

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2 years2 yearsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Am I overreacting over fence cost?

As everyone has expenses.....offer to accept her share spread over (say) 3 months

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2 years2 yearsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Unsightly plumbing suggestion?

Oh well...may as well have another chuckle.....see below.

Unsightly plumbing suggestion?
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2 years2 yearsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Unsightly plumbing suggestion?

Speaking of which....
.....they have used two 100x50mm pops to connect to two 100x 50x90mm downpipe adaptors. Why oh why didn't they just use two 90mm pops instead of four fittings?…

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2 years2 yearsgillybeangillybean posted:
External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

In this case it is the side that has been rendered but not the front, but the result is the same - odd.
I agree with jas0nt above, should’ve gotten…

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2 years2 yearsEVOKE ARCHITECTSEVOKE ARCHITECTS posted:
Non treated timber

Definitely cover them in paint. Oil undercoat then outdoor paint. If they're pine pallets they won't last long otherwise. Think about termites too though, try to incorporate ant cappings, even…

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2 years2 yearssajidmibsajidmib posted:
Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

I m wondering to tell them that I ll break the fence apart then go around and look for fencers, its my fence i paid for it so I should…

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2 years2 yearslouwingslouwings posted:
How do you guys extend the life of your home appliances?

Thanks Mike! Will try to follor those when operating them

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