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5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

Yeah chippy the FP drawers are very quiet. I can compare to Asko, Bosch and Westinghouse across about five years and the FP are by far the quietest, in fact…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Who and how is a slab laid

Also try the nearest batching plant. They'll know the local guys. Wether they are good or not...........

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Pavers covering weep holes Is This Normal?

Crazyk we have 2c set downs in double brick here in Perth. Still doesn't make it right.
Tmwoburn they can't be higher up either unless flashed accordingly but that's too…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Pavers covering weep holes Is This Normal?

And if your in a bushfire zone in perth, you'll be very close to termites I'm tipping!

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
WA related - White set below cupboards

Purely cost unfortunately. It's just a few less m2 to pay for.

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Who and how is a slab laid

Don't forget termite spray and compaction certificate, and get a surveyor to peg it out!!

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

You can use tablets in them, just bang them in the drawer too. Works every time for us!!

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

I agree with the kick board comment, I was very surprised to see that when I installed mine. I do rate the drawers however. My wife and I have two…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

Hi stockt12. I have just completed my 2 storey timber framed house in the Perth hills. I can give you details of the designer/drafty if you like just PM me.…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Variations

I agree with both of the last posts. Fairs fair and if they can't be reasonable then hammer them!!

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Variations

There will always be a builders margin or there may be no builder for much longer What you need to establish is not if its there or not, but if…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Render colour for Wallaby Colorbond Roof

We have wallaby walls and shale grey roofing, gutters and fascia. I think it looks ok but I'm not expert at these things. My idea was to stick to the…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Polished concrete: Order of events to avoid damage

We also have polished concrete throughout the house and turbo61uzfe's suggestion was good for us. After the first grind we plastic and taped everywhere including joins and the entire perimeter,…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

Yes but I didn't build a project home so it's hard to say how times would compare like for like because we don't have the volume here. I have employed…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

Sorry guys I'm just working this tapatalk out so forgive me if this is all messed up!!!
Thanks for getting back to me trixee. I'm still having reservations about the rating…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

trixee im not sure what you mean about the windows? I understand the principle but is the software taking into account the location, orientation, composition and operation of the windows…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Nailing Hardiplank

One (or two) tips if you do go ahead apart from kitting up with appropriate PPE. Spray the entire surface with bond crete to re seal the surface and put…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

Stewie D - chippies never retire. Family and friends will make sure of that

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

Crazyk it would make life easier from my perspective and certainly from a green perspective. I believe the change will happen here due to the cost of building and the…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Nailing Hardiplank

Haha!! I'm hearing ya there mate, I see it all the time and know all about the $$$. Take care either way.
To answer your question, a slightly over pumped coil…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Perth Building standards

Stewie D I think your drawing the same conclusions as me in regards to this double brick idea in WA. Me, I just finished the nightmare of a double story…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Nailing Hardiplank

So it becomes someone else's problem down the track? Don't be lazy. Do it right and remove the asbestos (legally) and re clad it properly. Then proceed to sleep…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Bedfordale WA - Extending Walls to under the roofing sheets

This is pretty common in commercial applications and can be done fairly easily under the right circumstances. Certifying it would be another issue altogether but if it's for your own…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
First home - REDINK - time for some PHOTOS!!!

Yep I agree, make them redo it. That's a perfect example of a tradie who takes no pride in their work so even if (and its a massive if!) it…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Colourbond roof worth $7k extra over polish concrete tiles?

Looks is one thing but tiles can't perform anything like a colorbond roof with anticon so consider your heating and cooling cost too. With anticon and batts my roof is…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

That's right Wonky, nestled in the trees on the real estate agents ad isn't so glamorous anymore!!
I spoke to my wife about the possibilities of a fire hitting our joint…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

Just remember, the ratings and systems are all well and good until you put a nice flammable couch in your alfresco area.... The rules and regs don't make you fireproof.…

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Polished Concrete (Perth)

DS Grinding. Best in town.

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Built more than once? Why did you build again?

I keep doing it because I like building.

5 years5 yearsSpongSpong posted:
Gyprocking square set gap to floor 40mm

The tradies are right bpratt. If I rolled up onsite to install skirtings and found that scenario I'd be charging more to pack it out. They could have used off…

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