building-expertOpinions of Cost Plus Project contract for an extension
6 June 2012
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TreeseachangerStreaky floors using a steam mop!
5 June 2012
I was told that using a dash of vinegar in hot water will eliminate most pet smells. However if your puppy or kitten does have an accident on hard floors (usually they…
Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.
Most of the time I can help diffuse dispute between owner and the builder but sometimes I am called when the dispute is already in VCAT. This was one of the cases where my…
theanonyuserAcrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven
3 June 2012
The research I did showed that they would not normally use an acrylic behind a gas stove-top. They would put stainless steel there and acrylic around it.
TreeseachangerExterior House Colour Help Needed - What Colour Grey?
1 June 2012
Would love to see that photo of the blue grey house, we are wanting to use a blue grey colour with white trim and…
xxkatxxShower tempreture flow problems. Blame game Rheem ,Caroma
29 May 2012
I've got an instantaneous gas hot water system which I think is the same type as you and unfortunately I have the same problem with my kitchen mixer tap. It helps a little…
VessQuestions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et
28 May 2012
Depending on which state your building in, depends what is standard practice. In NSW, it hasn't been common practice to apply foil wall wrap but many do it these days for…
Uncle ArfurHelp regarding possible internal water leak.
28 May 2012
Basically what JB said. It sounds like you are a novice so remove the tap tops and flanges to see if its not done already. If it isnt you will need a cheap silicine gun…
stormjrDeceased person connected their phone in my brand new house!
28 May 2012
Don't see what Telstra's problem is! When I worked for them I had similar problems from time to time (all rentals!) previous tenants left phone on and new tenants want…
paulw11solar hot water installers - adequate Insurance
25 May 2012
Hi Have you tried approaching your insurance company - they may be able to handle the claim for you and recover their money from the installers insurance company. Paul
Adam.Mneeding advice 2 years after home was built maintenance
21 May 2012
Hi naytahlia, The cornice cracking is common and does not look too bad. Even if you want to chase a builder they will refuse to patch a cornice crack on the corner. If…
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