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11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Be very very careful

Not in Australia.
Here, rents are being increased by greater than inflation. The money is dead money and goes towards the landlord's capital gains.
Renting is a mug's game for the long…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Be very very careful

It might not be just them. In the current economic climate of rising costs of materials+skilled labour and new home starts falling, there may be more builders which go to…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Be very very careful

I recently paid a 40% deposit on a sofa at Dare Gallery. Within a couple of days I had heard that they had gone into administration and there was a…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

I have the carpet here, and no it hasn't been overlocked. The layer arrived with the carpet on the day.
It's a relief that it can be laid. Thanks for putting…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

Here are the problematic stairs.
As you can see from the first photo, the 5th and 6 stairs down have 'kinks' in them.

Problem with carpet supplier/fitter
11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

Thanks Michelle for the link. That's pretty scary. Although we ordered our carpet from the company (which I'm assuming from the post) you worked for. From what you've written, they…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

My stairs go in a U bend.
The carpet layer said it would be very diificult to get the lines in the carpet joining and looking good.
It would look good…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

Hi Michelle,
Unforutnately my stairs are chipboard so no chance to sand them etc. :(
Why do you ask about whether I paid by credit card?…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Problem with carpet supplier/fitter

Happy Australia Day all :D ,
I was wondering if any of you could help with this problem I have please.
I purchased a carpet (+fitting)…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Options for timber floorboards after handover

Thanks guys, the floor does look especially fantastic at night with the lights on. The red really does seem to glow then.
As for photo's, as soon as we've got the…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Options for timber floorboards after handover

Phoenix, I bought it from Carpetcourt (Not to be mistaken with Carpecall who tried to tell me that expansion gaps were not needed) .
Apparently they order in B grade…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Options for timber floorboards after handover

I've just installed engineered wood floor. Bought 'B' Grade Boral silkwood for $40 sqm. 'B' Grade means every 10th or so plank has a mark on it. I used these…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Word of warning

sorry to hear it Ant...how did they get access? (break a window?)
do you have neighbours and fences?

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
And You Think Your Builders Bad

its not related to building...but what the hell. :twisted:

And You Think Your Builders Bad
11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Rock provision credit

thanks guys...i will let you know how i get on.

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Rock provision credit

Thanks Emi.
What do you think the chances are of a large company like H3nely trying to make up costs and therefore charge extra for non-existent rock?
My parents are about to…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Rock provision credit

Hi all, :D
Was just wondering how many of you at the end of your build your rock provision covered the cost and therefore received…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Paling fence cost

Thanks for the replies guys!

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Paling fence cost

Thanks..it looks as though i can't get a fence built until Feb, due to too much demand.
I've decided to build a paling fence myself., and save $2k. It doesn't look…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Paling fence cost

Hi all,
I require a cheap 35m paling fence in Melbourne's western suburbs.
Does anyone know how much I can expect to pay per metre?
Better still...does anyone have any contacts who…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Handover, Homepresentation, Final Inspection,Settlement etc

..so how does it all work? i.e what order
Building with H3nley.
I've searched through the previous posts but still can't figure it out.
Is it in the following order?
1. Final Inspection
2. Handover…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Tiles or wood?

If you were buying a house, would it having porcelain tiles or engineered wood in the main living areas, make a difference to your decision to buy the…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Advice please on handover inspection

Just a little sidetrack:
Is gas/ electics working at the time of the final inspection? (so the heating,cooling,appliances can be tested)

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Decking wood

Jatoba is from Amazon rainforests. Available from major retailers.
Disgraceful.
So we here in Oz, its all about protect our country etc...but hey...its okay to destroy the world's largest rainforest as…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

Thanks!!!
You've got me intrigued...whats your username on BE? I haven't been on there for a while.

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

thanks for the replies...yep...i guess its just a spring thing. Will grin and bear it.

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

thanks for the replies.
I thought about the insect repellent..but will instead try the flamethrower technique. :D

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

I think I might need about 20 of them...they really are every where.
Ok..I'll try an paint a picture:
There's about 1 hoverfly per cubed inch of airspace across the whole back…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

thanks...i'll get some photos up as soon as possible.
as for the flies...there are just too many to put up with....and i'm not exagerating.
if i can't use my garden...i will have…

11 years11 yearsTouchingclothTouchingcloth posted:
Hoverflies

Hi all,
My house is complete...yeay!!!!!
However I can't go around the side of my house as there are literally millions of hoverflies hovering and darting around. You know..the little black &…

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