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12 years12 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

mmmm, sounds like i'll be keeping a closer eye on the timbers doors and i may even take a bit of advise and sand and revarnish myself next year. At…

12 years12 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

mmmm, sounds like i'll be keeping a closer eye on the timbers doors and i may even take a bit of advise and sand and revarnish myself next year. At…

12 years12 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

Completely agree about me maintaining it and i have no problem with that. I just didn't expect to be revarnishing after 10 months.... It was made out like it was…

12 years12 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

Barclay. Exposure to the sun is the key. I understand the degradation due to the sun but within 12 months.... that i can't understand. I would have expected to have…

12 years12 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

We've just had our 12 month inspection with Hnley - All things were ok, well except for..... a great deal of varnish is flaking off our living area sliding…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Help - Stainless Splashback

Thanks for the info, i wasn't 100% sure about it but I was sure it wouldn't look right if it would have been attached to the tiles.
We agreed with the…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Help - Stainless Splashback

Not sure, the one we're getting is formed around a peice of MDF. It makes the splashback quite thick.
I saw the SS yesterday and he admitted that it should have…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Help - Stainless Splashback

thanks for the replies - we've decided to tell them to rip out the tiles and redo as per plan.
It'll look like an add-on instead of an integral feature otherwise.…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Help - Stainless Splashback

painters been and its pretty close to the end of the build - i just happened to notice this a couple of weeks back and have only recieved confirmation that…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Help - Stainless Splashback

I have a quick request for help
We're getting a stainless steel splashback behind the upright cooker.
However it turns out that the tiler has tiled the complete area - including where…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Introducing Myself to my new CSR

I know someone who built with M that said the same thing.
I'm with H3nley and upto now my CSR has been very good - no complaints.
I blame the fact that…

13 years13 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Introducing Myself to my new CSR

In trying to organise something with my old CSR for the last couple of days and finaly managing to talk to them on the phone I find out that she's…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?

Hi oztish - we had a similar problem. We wanted Double Glazing to the whole house. It was something we wanted and we weren't bothered if it had no effect…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
laminate flooring

Thanks Rellie - its good to get a first hand view from more than one person.
Thats what i like about this forum
Simon

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
laminate flooring

Thanks for the feedback. Thats pretty much the same flooring i'm thinking of going for and like you we have a couple of small kids.
Gives me a lot to think…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
laminate flooring

Hi,
I've been going through this for a few weeks now and have pretty much narrowed my choices down.
As with you i'm looking at putting the laminate in the kitchen /…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
The merits of laminate flooring

Thanks Chris - much appreciated
Simon

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
The merits of laminate flooring

Quick question
"3. Strong moisture resistant
Laminate flooring is strong moisture resistant. The bottom layer of it is moisture resistant layer. And green core is stronger moisture resistant than brown core…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
DIY Concreting

This is something i've been mulling over as well.
I've heard you can do all the excavating and preperation yourself and then call in a concreter to lay the concrete and…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Internal Phone Points

Many thanks for that, gives me a lot more ammunition now. I'll give the electrician a call monday and check it with him again. He seemed very genuine but I…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Internal Phone Points

Thanks for the replies - I'll get rid of one of the outlets and use a basestation as per all your advice for the phone.
We do have a couple…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Internal Phone Points

Hi, I've just found out i have to organise the internal phone connections myself with an electrician and have him route the wires after frame stage. He comes back once…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Cheers,
I hope thats the case - its the supplier thats at fault in this anyway for not providing the protection up front.
Like i said earlier its the finer less obvious…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

enamel, silly question but are you talking about the glass or the frames.
I have already seen scuff marks and scratches on our frames which i will be pointing out but…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

I agree.
Built with a large volume company before (in UK) and the one thing i learned then was that you need to write everything down and send it to them…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Since seeing mine i've been looking around and noticed a lot more haven't.
Seems like its being overlooked by a lot of the builders and are leaving it upto the clients…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Thanks for the info
They've already admitted verbally they should have been protected and have said they're looking into why they were delivered unprotected - don't think i'll get it in…

14 years14 yearsSimonSimon posted:
Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Hello all, I'm new to this forum so please take it easy on me !
We're having a new home built with one of the large builders and have just passed…

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