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6 years6 yearstompabtompab posted:
Cracked concrete new house - how long is warranty etc?

I have no idea what that even means... I'll try and dig through all the papers some day and see if I can find anything like that, but won't be…

6 years6 yearstompabtompab posted:
Cracked concrete new house - how long is warranty etc?

Hey.
This is in regards to our house which was built about 2.5 years ago in Queensland.
Basically, the concrete from driveway to front door has a crack. The path is about…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Instant hot water not holding temp - told it's normal??

Sounds like you are suggestion we raise the HWS temperature if I understand you correctly. I'm pretty sure they did this last time, and I feel like it has gotten…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Instant hot water not holding temp - told it's normal??

Yes of course. I went outside and had a look just now, and it had a big sticker saying "B24", so I assume that's the model number. I can try…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Instant hot water not holding temp - told it's normal??

Hey.
We built a house recently and are currently going through our 6 month fixes. One of our issues is with our instant hot water system.
When having a shower in the…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Scared to complain to our builders.. what to do!

Just please tell me the director you've been dealing with is not Mentor ;)
Hopefully things will pick up shortly, but if there has been literally no…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Efficacy of secondary Double Glazing to existing windows?

We are in a similar situation. Noise levels don't bother us in most rooms, HOWEVER main bedroom on second floor has a huge window facing the road. It's a side…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Waterproof shock

I'm confused. I'm not too well versed in these regulations you are quoting, but are you saying that a house has to meet certain regulations and your house does not?…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

Alright, so I have not had this fixed yet, but I have some updates.
We have two sets of led lights on dimmers. Both sets has the same symptoms. Our bedrooms…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

Yeah, that's what I thought too (see edit in post above), but are they ever this small? It was only when I looked at the photos that I could see…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

Hey.
Just spotted what looked like a small black hole at bottom of wall. Thought maybe it was a small spider curled up or something. Getting closer, there's lots and lots…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Can't find water meter in new house! How deeply buried? etc

Yeah, will contact them on Monday, but it's always such a pain dealing with them.
Good to know that it is their problem though, hopefully they won't try and put it…

8 years8 yearstompabtompab posted:
Can't find water meter in new house! How deeply buried? etc

Hey.
Recently moved in to our newly built house. Got a note from urban utilities today telling us that they couldn't read our water meter because it is buried and we…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

They were sourced by the builder and/or electrician. They were supposed to work with LED lights, but I know no more than that. Wouldn't an LED suitable dimmer work for…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

I had this quote in my first post, but I'll paste it again.
"It comes with it's own Dimmable LED Driver which can be hard wired directly to 240V power."
Hence, I…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

Hey.
New house and there was some drama with the LED downlights during the build. Apparently the dimmer switch provided by builder would not work with led lights the electrician said.…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Sammymac's build! - We have keys!!! :-)

We have the same kitchen pendants (actually I think I wrote it earlier, not sure) and our handover is scheduled for Thursday the 20th as well :)

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Handover approaching - damaged spa bath - what to do??

I have uploaded photos to the original post. Would be great with some feedback regarding the state of the spa during build as we personally don't feel like they have…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Handover approaching - damaged spa bath - what to do??

How would a bath be repaired though? I don't really know much about these things. If they scrub it really clean with something abrasive, is that "fixed" then? In other…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Handover approaching - damaged spa bath - what to do??

SUMMARY: building house - damaged (deep scratches etc) spa bath - am I entitled to getting it replaced? If not, what is a reasonable resolution? Can these things be repaired?
Hello.
We…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

Alright, so I have an update already :)
The tiles were laid quite a while ago, but the tiler came back to finish off the alfresco tiles…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

Not sure if I'm following. So it was supposed to be open (with tiles), but you added some walls to close it off, and the builder then also removed the…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

Yeah, I'll ask during our next meeting, just found it strange. And I assume I will have to be firm if I want to push for it, so when asking…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

Hello.
Building a house and have handover in a week.
One thing we noticed was that we have no tiles under the stairs, ie we just have the concrete slab (same as…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Downlight for bathroom/outdoor? Will brushed chrome last?

We bought our lights a while ago, we got 13w atom led lights.
http://www.lightingillusions.com.au/sho ... -downlight
They are aluminium and we did NOT get the anodised one. A…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
How long was your final stage?

Our fixing stage invoice (last payment before completion) was given to us on the 22nd of April, and we have handover scheduled for 20th of June. So Almost 2 months.

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
NBN for dummies? Help please...

Yes, like bigger phone points. The socket is called RJ45 if you want to google it. You will have one of these on your computer/laptop as well, so maybe just…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
NBN for dummies? Help please...

Think of it like this. You will have a "modem" like you do now with your adsl which you use for internet (and phone and tv!). From this unit, you…

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
Sammymac's build! - We have keys!!! :-)

We just bought the same lights for our kitchen island too! 3 lights, satin chrome. Not installed yet, but looks great :)

9 years9 yearstompabtompab posted:
DIY Ikea kitchen after handover or builder to do kitchen?

Hmm, I might be wrong then. All I know is that they have their display kitchens listed as "total $5000 including install" for example, and it seemed that the install…

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