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Touchingcloth
14 May 2008
10
May 14, 2008 7:25 pm
This is exactly why renting a home is so very very cheap still. It exposes the renter to no risk, and is pretty good way to live. you can expect the number of homes being built to reduce at least in sydney metro and push the demand for homes higher. As far as the $6000 incentive for building new ho...
Not in Australia. Here, rents are being increased by greater than inflation. The money is dead money and goes towards t...
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Touchingcloth
14 May 2008
3
May 14, 2008 11:51 am
oh my god, that's so scary! hope nobody from here is building with them. 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 the wall. How do we know who else is having trouble. It...
It might not be just them. In the current economic climate of rising costs of materials+skilled labour and new home sta...
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Touchingcloth
14 May 2008
1
May 14, 2008 11:02 am
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 possibly I would lose my $1500. This created a little bit of anxiety in my house. Now imagine if , instead of a sofa, it was your new build which were a...
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 adm...
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
20
Jan 26, 2008 2:33 pm
OK…….I can tell you now……..they CAN lay on those stairs!!!! It takes a little extra carpet to do, but it can be done!!!! So is the carpet already over locked and waiting at the store? Did the layer come with the stair carpet the day he laid the rest of your house! Something has happened…… :? I have...
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 t...
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
15
Jan 26, 2008 2:14 pm
Here are the problematic stairs. As you can see from the first photo, the 5th and 6 stairs down have 'kinks' in them. http://i29.tinypic.com/2eojy39.jpg http://i25.tinypic.com/2zfqxhs.jpg
Here are the problematic stairs. As you can see from the first photo, the 5th and 6 stairs down have 'kinks' in them.
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
13
Jan 26, 2008 2:03 pm
S'pose its a polypropylene 'sisal style' carpet. Not the greatest, but I guess you are selling it, so not your prob. Maybe the layer didn't have the tools or experience to do the stairs. Hard to say. Sounds like he used the carpet type as an excuse to not do it. Although its not a good performing c...
Thanks Michelle for the link. That's pretty scary. Although we ordered our carpet from the company (which I'm assuming ...
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
5
Jan 26, 2008 1:47 pm
Why can't sisal be laid on stairs? 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 if the lines in the carpet followed the curves on the stairs but they don't. Maybe he's telling me ****** to get ...
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 l...
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
4
Jan 26, 2008 1:43 pm
I can fairly say the company will not want to loos your remaining payment! Hope you didn’t use a credit card for your deposit! Their probably trying to get a layer who will lay the carpet for them. Tricky one!!!!! My girlfriend put Sisal on her stairs and wishes she didn’t do it, it hasn’t worn ver...
Hi Michelle, Unforutnately my stairs are chipboard so no chance to sand them etc. Why do you ask about whether I paid b...
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Touchingcloth
26 January 2008
1
Jan 26, 2008 1:34 pm
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) from a major carpet company. I took my plans in at time of purchase and was sold a sisal. As you may know, sisal carpets have straight lines in them. However our sta...
Happy Australia Day all , I was wondering if any of you could help with this problem I have please. I purchased a carpet...
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Touchingcloth
16 January 2008
22
Jan 16, 2008 9:41 am
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 floor cleaned of dust etc I'll put some photo's up. Cheers.
Thanks guys, the floor does look especially fantastic at night with the lights on. The red really does seem to glow then...
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Touchingcloth
15 January 2008
19
Jan 15, 2008 7:51 pm
Touchingcloth, that is an excellent price!!! What species did you get, was it natural or australiana??? Can you provide any info on where you sourced it from??? Sorry to bombard with the questions.... Love to see some pics!!! Phoenix, I bought it from Carpetcourt (Not to be mistaken with Carpecall ...
Phoenix, I bought it from Carpetcourt (Not to be mistaken with Carpecall who tried to tell me that expansion gaps were ...
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Touchingcloth
14 January 2008
17
Jan 14, 2008 2:17 pm
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 for under where the sofas would go ;) My builder left the skirting tacked on for a small charge. Its been a real pain to paint reattach and fi...
I've just installed engineered wood floor. Bought 'B' Grade Boral silkwood for $40 sqm. 'B' Grade means every 10th or so...
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Touchingcloth
15 December 2007
16
Dec 15, 2007 9:13 pm
For all of those nearing completion, it appears the stories about appliances delivered one day, gone the next are true. Mine were delivered yesterday and by the time the sparky and plumber got on site this morning they were gone! Kudos to the contractor for replacing them straight away (except the ...
sorry to hear it Ant...how did they get access? (break a window?) do you have neighbours and fences?
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Touchingcloth
12 December 2007
15
Dec 12, 2007 3:31 pm
its not related to building...but what the hell. :twisted: http://i10.tinypic.com/6wzopbr.jpg
its not related to building...but what the hell.
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Touchingcloth
9 December 2007
6
Dec 09, 2007 9:03 pm
thanks guys...i will let you know how i get on.
thanks guys...i will let you know how i get on.
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Touchingcloth
9 December 2007
3
Dec 09, 2007 6:48 pm
Yes they HAVE to show you evidence. But they are also entitled under the HIA contract to charge you 25% builders markup on top of that cost. ie. If the builder was charged $1000 for rock removal they will charge you $1250. Thanks Emi. What do you think the chances are of a large company like H3nely...
Thanks Emi. What do you think the chances are of a large company like H3nely trying to make up costs and therefore char...
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Touchingcloth
9 December 2007
1
Dec 09, 2007 12:29 pm
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 a credit for the difference? My provision was around $7k (35 cubic metres), but I have seen the rock removed and have photographed the rock removed and it looks only 4 c...
Hi all, Was just wondering how many of you at the end of your build your rock provision covered the cost and therefore r...
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Touchingcloth
3 December 2007
6
Dec 03, 2007 12:25 pm
Thanks for the replies guys!
Thanks for the replies guys!
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Touchingcloth
2 December 2007
3
Dec 02, 2007 7:39 am
One volume builder in ACT give allowance of $40/linear meter. have you checked Bunnings? ozn 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 too difficult.
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 ...
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Touchingcloth
30 November 2007
1
Nov 30, 2007 8:42 am
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 could do this job? Thanks
Hi all, I require a cheap 35m paling fence in Melbourne's western suburbs. Does anyone know how much I can expect to pay...
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