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The_Matriarch

Joined 12 March 2011
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6 years6 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Two pergolas and a deck...

I know there have been quite a number of posts regarding decking and pergolas, but I've noticed there's a common trend in all - most prices quoted are DIY builders/handymen…

6 years6 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Shade blinds cost?

Hi All,
We're interested in getting some outdoor shade blinds to close off a pergola area, keep UV out and increase privacy. We've been quoted approx. $1,400 per shade blind, which…

6 years6 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Stormwater sleeve issue

It has been found! Although not where the plumbers said it is. They had to come out and dig it up, so they could expose it for us. Tried to…

6 years6 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Stormwater sleeve issue

Having recently had our final inspection and handover, we're now in the process of finishing off the bits and pieces in and around the house. We'll be doing all the…

6 years6 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Points to raise during inspection

After 18 months of headaches, stress, grey hairs, sleep deprivation, arguments with the builder and the neighbours from hell, I'm happy to report we're at handover stage and should be…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
"Notice to erect a fence"

It's a new fence replacing an existing one.

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
"Notice to erect a fence"

A question for those with more experience -
Does a "Notice to erect a fence" need to be accompanied by a letter outlining why the notice is being sent?
Previously, there was…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Error with slab!

SA. Things were supposedly going well... until this! And we're only just starting.

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Error with slab!

Seeing as this is the contractor's stuff up, this shouldn't be costing us anything extra, right?

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Error with slab!

Yes, Eve, that's obviously the most logical solution, but it's become a more difficult thing to do now, as the frame is already up on the slab. I'm mostly worried…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Error with slab!

We recently had our slab done. Looked OK, neat, as it should be. Up to frame stage now, and this is where it gets interesting... have just noticed that the…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

vlt,
I'll be taking the advice of fellow builders here from this forum and will be doing this the legal way - covering all my bases, should things go pear shaped.…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

She didn't "reluctantly" agree. The fence was very old, rusty, had almost fallen over (was no longer doing its proper fencing job), and she was informed that, due to the…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

The fence was removed because it had to be removed. She was informed of it (why it had to be done, when, etc.) and verbally agreed to it.

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

It's a brand new fence. The old one had to be removed - was very old, rusty and useless. Her reasons for not wanting to contribute are because: a) she…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

She's from the T-Rex era, so I'm afraid she'll have a coronary if we ask her for half the costs. I don't think she'll pay, anyway, so I don't know…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Fence costs and neighbours

Hi All,
A question regarding fence costs and neighbours -
Our neighbour has matter-of-factly informed us that she won't be paying any costs associated with the erection of a new fence (we're…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Neighbour's rights?

Our builder's sub-contractors appear to have dumped some building debris onto our neighbour's property and taken little care in doing what is right by them. They're now jumping up and…

7 years7 yearsThe_MatriarchThe_Matriarch posted:
Demolition of boundary wall - neighbours object (perth)

I would suggest going to council first regarding this. Seeing as it's your property you're willing to demolish (regardless of the fact it's partially in the neighbour's boundary) and you…

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