Re: Drain Holes6
Mar 29, 2007 1:17 pm
I'm having them installed in my bathroom, at an additional cost, couple of hundred bucks extra per drain. I must say though I had to specifically ask for them, it was not something that was offered to me as an upgrade
Re: Drain Holes10
Mar 30, 2007 1:36 pm
About a month ago, I ran a bath and left it while I went to attend to our toddler as everyone else was out. Of course I forgot and 2 bedrooms and a hallway got totally flooded. $90 later (for professional cleaner to vacuum it up) and about a week of running the AC to help dry the carpet, it is now ok. It could have been a lot more expensive if I had had to take the carpets up or if I had wooden floorboards or been on a second floor.
I was dissapointed that it could have easily been avoided with a simple overflow in the bath or drain in the floor. Everywhere else I have lived , i have had one and both previous houses that i built had one. I spoke to our current builder and he told me that they don't include them so I have asked for a variation.
I am wondering if this is an issue with houses built in Victoria, maybe it is a state law in other states?!? Anyone know? I suspect that it is not something that most people keep an eye out for when visiting display homes.
I am now wondering whether any other less obvious things like this are missing.
Re: Drain Holes11
Mar 30, 2007 1:39 pm
Its amazing how many things you dont think about until you have an experience like that or someone mentions it!
Eaves was our forgotten extra - almost no display homes have them these days but we are getting them on the house - but probably wouldnt have thought about them until a friend mentioned it.
Built Porter Davis "Dromana" 2007.
Re: Drain Holes12
Mar 31, 2007 11:42 pm
When we purchased our other place in 2001, in NSW, we were informed in the building report that the bathroom had no floor waste, and hence was not up to code.
This didn't worry us at the time, as the plan was a bathroom reno before moving in (which we did, and added the floor waste).
Not sure if it applies these days, as the house we've just bought had nothing at all noted in the building report about them.
So it could vary from state to state, and even from previous years.
Re: Drain Holes14
Apr 01, 2007 11:24 am
Funny thread. I was thinking about this exact issue just yesterday. Am in a rental while we look to build, and went to clean the bathroom floor using my usual "bucket of scolding hot water" trick. But no drainage hole !
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