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5 months5 monthswally97wally97 posted:
Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

How do I check if there is a pressure limiting valve fitted? The plumber came, tested it and asked me if I would have a 'valve' installed for
$450 on site…

5 months5 monthswally97wally97 posted:
Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

House was built two and a half years ago. Found out today that the water pressure is 620kPa. It would cost over $400 to install a valve.
Is this not…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Looking for landscaper- in Melbourne South East

Found and engaged the services of a landscaper whom I'm very happy to recommend if you pm me. He did my landscaping & fencing. Cost is very reasonable and all…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box

Thank you, Shanna. Your post is very informative; didn't realize bird lice exists. Will certainly get a professional pest controller to rid the nest and those small insects from God…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box

Do insects like small roaches crawl in through ducted heating/air con vents in the ceiling? All our windows have fly screens installed and I can't figure out how these annoying…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Looking for landscaper- in Melbourne South East

Beware! Some tradies are taking advantage of our desperate situation by grossly inflating their quotes. On the other hand, when landscapers do turn up to take measurements and committing what…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Looking for landscaper- in Melbourne South East

I have difficulty looking for a landscaper near Cranbourne/ Berwick area. A few came but either did not get back to me or said the job is too difficult, etc,…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Is this quote for timber fence a rip off?

Diamond Valley Fencing does not service my area. Shall keep trying. Thanks to all.

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Is this quote for timber fence a rip off?

I have been quoted $1800 cash, for a 16m timber fence. My neighbour's 32m fence cost only $1460. Just wonder if the former
is trying to rip me. Can anyone…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Whose responsibility to remove leftovers?

A few bricks, roof tiles, excess floor tiles and tins of paint left on site by builder. Is it my responsibility to clear these now that
we already made the final…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
$500 to dress a small window?

Someone told me she was quoted more than $500 to fit curtains on one slim window measuring 180cm (H) X 60cm (W).
This includes a double curtain track, full length sheer…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Grout sealing on new ceramic floor tiles?

Thank you, tfosydney. Sealing of grout completed as advised.

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Is this door aligned correctly?

Below are pictures of the main door to our new-built home. I'm not sure if it has been aligned correctly.
After adjusting the door frame, it appears there's still a slight…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Should appliances be installed prior or after moving in?

Our new-built home will be ready for pre handover soon. However, builder said that the cooker, dish washer and hot water heater will only be installed after we move in.…

3 years3 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Tradies and cash transactions

I notice the trend nowadays of tradies asking for payments in hard cash. They include fence installer, tiler,
concreter and landscaper. Is it safe to hand out huge wads of…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Grout sealing on new ceramic floor tiles?

I have the builder installed ceramic tiles throughout the whole house. Does the tiler normally seal the grout or
I have to do so after handover? Do low VOC grout sealer…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Any recommendations for concreters in Berwick please?

I notice the majority of independent concreters do not have any physical address. They only have company names and mobile numbers. What happens if you hand over a large sum…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Folding arm awning

I thought of installing a folding arm awning in the backyard in lieu of an alfresco.
Appreciate any feedback on this.

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Site supervisor

Hi,
I would like to know at which stage of the building would one expect to meet the site supervisor for the first time;
ideally during site start or frame stage?
Whose…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?

Understand now. What a relief! Thank you for the explanation, Bluesuede.

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?

Under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 states: ' A building owner cannot withdraw from a contract under the Act if:
The building owner received independent legal advice from a practicing…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Floor tiles on bathroom walls

I am of the impression that wall tiles are more glossy that low gloss floor tiles and therefore are meant to be on the walls in the bathroom.
However, staff from…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Contract signing- help!

Thanks to all for your helpful information.
A building inspector offers to go through the contract for $550 - $600. Is this too excessive?

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Time between contract signing and construction commencing?

Is it possible to commence building 3 to 4 weeks after contract signing?

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Contract signing- help!

Have booked in for contract signing in Nov. We've been told that we must sign the documents on that day and prepare a cheque for 5% deposit. "Just sign on…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Care of gloss ceramic tiles throughout home

Thanks, asha. Looks like we'll to sweep off the hair, dust or debris first then moist mop using microfibre cloth or Enjo. This is going to take a long…

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Care of gloss ceramic tiles throughout home

Just wondering if vacuuming over gloss ceramic tiles to remove dust and dirt will leave scratches on the tiles?
Does the gloss lose their shine over time? Thanks.

4 years4 yearswally97wally97 posted:
Which intercom system?

Would love some suggestions for a colour video intercom system for a double storey hebel home. Anyone installed the Hills Kocom? This comes with a door station and a 7"…

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