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Joined 5 March 2012
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8 years8 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Compensation for rectification delays

Just wondering if anyone has successfully pursued compensation from their builder for massive delays in fixing issues with a new build?
We handed over more than 12 months ago, had some…

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Ridiculous design conundrum!

I think we have found a solution - we're going to paint it white or whatever, then starch fabric over it, similar to wallpaper. Apparently it should stick well and…

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Ridiculous design conundrum!

I'm not normally into teal but the effect on that pic is gorgeous! I wonder what it is?

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Ridiculous design conundrum!

We have a sliding door here sitting in our loungeroom that we need to pick a paint colour for and get up. Its to block off the hall to the…

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Definitely go with the cavity sliders, we really regret not getting a couple into our place during the build.
Toy room/rumpus room is great, it makes our whole house feel so…

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
sliding door options

We've got a hallway that comes off the kitchen and leads to the minor bedrooms and laundry, main bath etc. We'd like to close it off to keep a…

9 years9 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Building with Watersun - Vic - Handover DONE!

We built with Watersun. Can I just say to be very very careful. It was not a good experience at all.
PM me if you want some details.

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Kitchen Meltdown!!!!! HELP

We've got stock standard flat polar white on our overheads - they don't look too bad, but they certainly won't get featured in any magazines. I wouldn't want a whole…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Small fridge space!! Please help!!

Maybe post a plan so we can have a better look.
Whats going in next to the fridge gap? Cabinets? If it is, maybe you could get someone after handover…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
BEDROOM SIZING

I second the suggestion to make the windows half height to get more wall space. We've done that in our build and its going to give us so much more…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Site supervisors

I'd have to agree with you, ours have been less than ideal, they tell you what you want to hear but don't act on things. I had to take it…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
2 or 3 coats?

We went with 2 as they rolled instead of sprayed, and we were going to change the colours in alot of the rooms anyway. It ended up that there were…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Post handover details

Hi guys,
I've got quite a few post handover finishing touches to do (as I'm sure everyone who builds does) but I'm stumped for ideas for the back panel of the…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Anyone else not carpeting bedrooms?

Well this turned into a busy little thread! I thought I'd update, we ended up ordering laminate for the entire house (except wet areas of course) White Varnished Oak…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

Just wondering how people have gone about claiming damages/compensation from their builder for going over time?
They are already quite a bit over and have made no mention of the…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

They haven't taken it off though, so I have to get them to amend it or the bank will want to pay the whole amount :)
While…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

We're a week or two out from handover, they didn't have a final invoice for us at PCI like they are supposed to according to the contract, so I'm trying…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
bowed/not level window

Thanks Oncewerefurriers.
The problem is, its of sufficient size, its just they haven't levelled it properly, it has a low point and kicks up at one end. The chippy came…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
bowed/not level window

Just wondering if anyone can help me out, we've got a 4.2m long splashback window in our new kitchen which is not level. The builder isn't keen on fixing it,…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
highlight windows?

Any ideas for something that will work for a highlight window, as well as a 3 panel sliding door? I'm hoping to get something cohesive. I thought about panel glides…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Show me your kichen pendants

Ours aren't made yet (custom) but we decided to go with timber pendants to put a bit of warmth in there :)

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Kitchen Splashback / Window

Ours is sort of inbetween, its about 100mm up from bench height (one row of tiles) Its 4.3m wide and about 450mm high. We also haven't moved in yet, but…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Finished builds - what would you do differently?

Picked a different builder :(
And not listened when they said we'd be in or close to by Christmas 2013 (we're still not in)

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Side or rear alfresco for 15m blocks?

As I understand it, you would have living on the same side as the garage with that orientation. I would try and shift the house as far to the…

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Concreting Outdoor & Cost

There are regulations for how much permeable surface you must have on your block, check with your local council to see what applies in your case :)

10 years10 yearsstaceydstaceyd posted:
Issues or being picky?

I definitely wouldn't be paying the invoice until the frame is actually completed. In our contract, this includes passing inspection by a building surveyor. Builders (in Vic at least) can…

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