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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Height of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection

The issue with the termite barrier is if there is cement (or anything really - includes mulch, soil etc) above where the barrier is they your basically leaving a highway…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Hope your mirror doesn't take as long as mine - I have been waiting since March for my replacement mirror in my ensuite.

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

When are they replacing your glass in your bathrooms?

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

I wouldn't pay that. I didn't receive my second last invoice until 2 weeks before handover as they hadn't done the stuff till then.

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

How exciting. Strange he is doing floor before painter - that is going to slow the painter as he won't be able to spray the skirting boards - and ceiling…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Front loaders are the best. Reason why I made my bench in my laundry go all along as I knew we would only have front loaders from now on.
That puppy…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Glad to see it going. Make sure you let them know you want a PCI the week before handover and push it. They have a habit of just handing the…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

I think I'm in the yard for flush mount.
I just looked at my build and I'm right where you are now this time last year, going off that we got…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

I can't believe they are behind the ball - the kitchen guys were great with me and have such a great rep here in town.
Sorry to say but if it's…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Looking good

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Please check our brick work.

I had a quick look at tolerances - for vertical it can be up to 15mm which your top photo is and for horizontal it can be up to …

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Love the bricks.

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Worry over soil around slab

Normally at the end they will do a smooth out but that is all. You will find it's up to you to work out if you want a sloping yard…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Looks great

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Smoothing means doing the joins. First they just screw all the plaster in place then fill in the joins then he does cornices.
Hope they stick to their timeline and do…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Be nice if they just admitted things instead of you finding out this way. When he said extra tie downs I knew straight away what it meant.
So now your plaster…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Be careful there was a Wayne Kerr in ballina when I lived there. They had to call him Mr Kerr on the PA at woolies where he worked because…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Sounds like you have a lovely neighbour like mine good luck with that one.
Love how now he is going to charge you for the extra earthworks when they said…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Your garage door won't be installed until towards the end with our builder. He does it once all the fittings happen.
I would def ask for your swinging door -…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Welcome to the country. One of the downsides of everyone knowing everyone.

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

That is just wrong. My build popped up on my Facebook this week with bricks starting, insulation done. And it started a month after you.
What is their hold up?

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Rebate will be easy, they will just extend the cut.
Try not to be to heartbroken it looks like nothing is happening. Chances are your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry will be…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Tiles cracking

We watched him throughout the 4 days, def enough adhesive - we have done our own tiling in the past (with no cracking btw) and he cleaned the whole slab.…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Tiles cracking

It's a concrete slab. He used a flexible adhesive (that we also used on our old house and worked great there as the house was old and moved a lot…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Tiles cracking

We have been in our new house since the end of September and everything has been fine.
However I just noticed a hairline crack in one of my kitchen floor…

2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

My kids are up the other end but we do have a bedroom mid house which is for 3yo, but only because we use all rooms. As soon as one…

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2 years2 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

Communication

3 years3 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

We went with just the 2550 and like them. Hubby is 6'6 and doesn't feel closed in like he does in houses with 2.4m.
We like the roof pitch -…

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3 years3 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Yesterday could have been the plumber - he always turns up with a team of men, I always knew he was here when I turned up and the place would…

3 years3 yearsshellbyshellby posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

I wonder if they hired someone else to do the gutters and he turned up yesterday because he has been told the roof would be finished last week only to…

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