Connecting electricity around handover
Hmmm I didn't even think to go and look at the meter Kek, but I noticed that none of our batton lights have bulbs in them so it would probably only work for the…
Home Warranty Insurance
For those wondering, the answer from the OFT:
The builder must purchase HMI for work over $12k, but they can't pass on the charge unless it's agreed to.
IANAL, so please…
Would like to tell you his name on this open forum but there are defamation laws. Can tell you via private email if possible
Aren't they the best!
I'd be lost without one. My mum and I use to breed them about 15 years ago.
Once I get my house all set up and…
Street lights on plan of subdivision??
Just a hint on streetlights, but it is by no means a definitive answer!
If you live in a relatively short, curved street, chances are the streetlights will be on the side…
May 12, 2009 10:59 pm
hey camelia we looked at blueboard as an exterior cladding with render but were told it wasnt a great selling point later on im not sure if this is true but i guess if i…
May 13, 2009 12:45 pm
Renovation - need a reccomendation
Hi there, i am wanting to install a plaster cieling and wall in my apartment. The job is waay to big for me. i was wondering if anybody knew of someone in the brunswick…
NRMA DOUBLE-BRICK POLICY
Your premium may actually go down as a double brick house costs more to rebuild than a single brick house. The reduced fire risk of a double brick is probably only a very…
May 13, 2009 6:05 pm
Trying to find photo of home theatre
I can't remember where I exactly saw the photo but you may try this site...www.bose.com.
I got a brochure of bose products before. Those pictures are great and entice me…
anyone ordered furniture from here?
its all good we found some beautiful chairs we missed last time we went shopping at the place we got the table from so we ordered the set. thanks for those sites though, i…
Budget Direct home insurance?
CHOICE.com.au ranks GIO products as best (1, 2, 3) in VIC & NSW.
Didn't know this when I bought their policy (also my first time), but it's good to know the hours reading…
Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies
In a final installment to this saga (for those who may be interested)..... long story short it turns out this guy that was going to build our fence is an undischarged…
Return Air Vent
Return air vents are normally placed in ceilings in NSW (as others have indicated). And brick internal walls are not nearly as common here…
Building with Ultimate Homes in Perth
Brad & Sonya
This is our first home so not sure what to expect. Our sales consultant (IM) was great. He is very knowledgeable and was great with all the changes that we…
Urgent - Perth Retaining Wall
We decided to get the builder to do it in the end - we could add it to the home loan as it was still going to be a lot of money, and we changed it so they did minimal…
If you can find out who put the original pegs in, they may replace them for a lot less than those that have to start the job from…
workshop/fence/frontdoor help needed
we see the funny side to it too... occasionally ....
we have various 'nicknames' when a new 'project' gets started up..
Chicken - cos he is sniffing about like a…
Beware AAMI Insurance Issues
I think the original poster's idea was to let others know of her experience only so we can take a closer look at OUR insurance policies, and amend them if need be. The way…
Outdoor washing machine - need advice!
Hmm in the end we are thinking of moving it into the outside bathroom (which is spacious enough to fit them, already has the plumbing and electrical and the…
Renovation of our house.
Thanks KJG66 will look at the sites you have listed. I have heard the there are cheap warehouses around that have good items at a low price. The bathroom will not be a…
May 18, 2009 7:17 pm
Question on Retaining walls
You could do these your self to save costs.
Where are the retaining walls in relation to your house,
I have them on two sides of a garage and are using a brick retaining…
May 18, 2009 10:03 pm
If you're planning all those extensions, then I wouldn't be at all surprised if it costs more than simply bulldozing the place and building a project home that suits your…
May 19, 2009 10:51 am
May 19, 2009 4:14 pm
Post contract variation's credit
Thanks all, I read the contract, in clause 23, it said the amount will be carried to the next progressive payment. However, unsure of if any conditions apply above this clause.
Building new home
Dealing with Lorenzo too,
I actually went past a arban house under construction today in Craigieburn, looked pretty good. So far haven't heard anything too bad -…
First Home Owners Boost
You have to sign the contract before the grant runs out. But you don't get the money in your pocket until the slab is down which has to be in the time bracket of 26 weeks.
May 20, 2009 12:42 pm
Up to your builder so you'll need to check to see if they're happy with you doing this.
If so you can get it done beforehand as long as you're not taking your…
May 21, 2009 1:18 pm
Try AHS tiling
He does work for me and Ive always been happy with his work. His rates are very reasonable.
Hello all, New to this site... My husband and i are renovating our home. our proposed extension will be 110m2. We have just got our plans finalised from our drafstmen. Was…