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teml

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Joined 10 December 2007
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5 years5 yearstemlteml posted:
Cleaning water tanks

Thanks bashworth - agree with the recommendations.

5 years5 yearstemlteml posted:
Cleaning water tanks

Thanks Stewie - Nope, I have neither of those devices in place. Probably worthwhile in hindsight. But now that it's there, to get the rubbish at the bottom of the…

5 years5 yearstemlteml posted:
Cleaning water tanks

Of late, our water tanks of which we have two (4500Lt & 2200Lt), have been getting full of sludge and sediment and this has been flowing through into the outdoor…

6 years6 yearstemlteml posted:
Building warranty period?

Thanks for the responses.

6 years6 yearstemlteml posted:
Building warranty period?

Hi folks,
I've been trying to establish what the building warranty is in Vic in relation to newly built houses. I know that most builders say there is a 7…

12 years12 yearstemlteml posted:
Deck complete - stage 1

Months on, we have finally managed to get some pics online of the new deck we had built.
see the link below.... ::wornout::
The second stage…

12 years12 yearstemlteml posted:
Grass is growing great - thanks

S&E, What a sensational result - you should be very happy with how lush and green that lawn looks (especially in today's climate) ::

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
Anyone ever used Steel as a frame for a deck???

Thanks guys - gonna have to look into the pricing side of things. :D

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
Anyone ever used Steel as a frame for a deck???

I was chatting to someone recently who was suggesting that I use steel for the sub frame of my backyard deck with Merbu on top.
I have built decks before and…

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
Final Inspection...are lights allowed?

We are due to have our final inspection tomorrow and yesterday we had big 'Kev' out (Independant Building Inspector) to do his inspection with us. (Let me just quickly say…

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
PD 24/7

Hi Guys,
I have never seen any photos loaded to the Gallery and we are near completion. I dont beleve this is used by them for that purpose. The 'Current Status'…

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??

The energy rating can change depending on a lot of things - mostly due to customer variations, like additional or larger windows etc.

13 years13 yearstemlteml posted:
When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??

As mentioned in another thread, we included Double glazing, ceiling and wall batts, at contract stage and PD hardly had to do anything for the rating. All they did was…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Hi Izzy,
I met with Kev on Sat for our pre-plaster inspection and YES he is rather busy. I have at times found it hard to get a hold of him,…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Just Sent - good luck.

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Subwoofer location

Thanks Rodda - you've confirmed my thoughts.

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Subwoofer location

Hey guys, I am trying to work out where to locate the subby in the new place and I was thinking about fitting it inside the cabinet as shown below…

Subwoofer location
14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Cremorne Question

Hi Bel,
I was also wondering if there is a reason for the space below the laundry shelf and if not is it possible to get a cupboard put there..did anyone…

Cremorne Question
14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Hi Izzys123,
We too have enlisted the services of Kevin and we're building with PD. I have organised to have the pre-platser and pre-handover inspections carried out. The Pre-platser is set…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Garage of PD Cremorne

We were very fortunate in that we were able to widen the garage by 2.8m to allow for my workbench, tools etc. I tried for 3m but ran out of…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Who pays for a new fence?

Well some time has passed now and I have since spoken with the Land developer's agent who has stated that the developer has included a clause in his contract which…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Bathroom heating

Thanks for the advice MICA - all good points!

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Bathroom heating

Hi Paula, Yes a panel or strip heater is what we are looking at the moment. I'm just not sure of their effectiveness. Has anyone installed one of these before??…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Bathroom heating

Sadly its too late in the process for that :( and apparently it requires a larger unit to power additional vents so it…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Bathroom heating

Hi All, the house we're building does not have heating vents in the Ensuite and Bathroom so we're looking around at other options. We have heard good and bad things…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Insulation q's

Thanks to the lovely Mike and Marita I now know PD offer as standard;
- R 2.5 in the ceiling and
- Sisilation in all external walls

Hey belinda, I'm…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
What can we expect from Porter Davis?

Kat, just to clarify - it was not so much the upgrades ie: brick categories and tiles categories, door types etc, it was more optional things like asking if we…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Melbourne Home and Building Expo

Here you go..
http://www.buildexpo.com.au/
The Melbourne Building and Home Expo is on….
Ticket cost
Adults - online purchase $12
Adults - at the expo $15
Pensioners & Students $12…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Insulation Question

Check out this site - it may help.
http://www.insulationaustralia.com.au/homeowner.asp
In their words...
"For ceilings R2.5 is the base product. R3.0 is the Australian Standard for Melbourne, which is 20% better than R2.5.
5 star…

14 years14 yearstemlteml posted:
Insulation Question

We had the same thing - they told us as std we would get sislation to the walls and cellulose fibre to the ceiling. So silly us upgraded to the…

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