I do wonder about some tradies sometimes..... when we had our kitchen done it was just little things like the sparky putting the power point for the fridge in perfect alignment so that it can be seen in the gab between the fridge and the cupboard above. Same sparky managed to break one of the (specifically shaped) screws on the fvcking expensive stainless steel light switches I bought, and used plasterboard screws to hold the oven in place....
Painted timber windows look awesome Liam, the stained looked is a bit dated now - we fitted Airlite Cedar Windows and painted them "White on White - 50% strength" but I knew I would paint them from the start so had them primered from the factory... I dont envy the poor painter who will need to primer your windows as you really do need to ensure near perfect coverage, plus I suggest not leaving them raw for too long either.... at least get them primered for protection ASAP.
Quattro drivers do it on all fours....
Mum & Dads project house had a closed day for 3 days for the bloke to do the floor just prior to them moving in... Plumber came in next day and left a 75cm Gouge in the floor when he moved the dishwasher drawer on his own...
Dad lost his **** and he paid for it to be fixed... The bloke had done $80K of plumbing in two years... He fixed the problem with a bit of coaxing (read dad telling him if he didn't fix it, he'd get my mum onto him and she'd whoop his ass!).
That's just what the bobcat guy said after he managed to cut the phone line connection the pole to our house. Thank goodness for iPhone tethering.
So, as expected, the bits they said would be done by Christmas aren't done. To be fair they're pretty close, but we have had to cancel carpet installation twice and now it will done in January.
Sparky used to be the most reliable tradie we had, but his lack of activity in the last few weeks has seen him join the ranks of the other slackers. He's supposed to be here later today to finish off what he could have finished three weeks ago.
At least the phone line should be fixed tomorrow.
Phone line still not fixed.
When I rang to enquire the nice man from India told me the line had been restored. He then tried to tell me I'd have to wait until 30/12 for a crew to come and fix it.
Apparently, there will now be somebody here tomorrow morning between 8-12. I'm already calling
Hey guys, was flicking through the Kew (Boorandara) local paper the other day, and saw an ad for a builder who is building 50s architectural houses. Awesome, reminds me of McTodd's mum and dad's place. I think I need to find myself a suburban land to build one!
Need inspiration for tiny tiny bathrooms. We have a downstairs "powder room" that has a toilet and full size vanity and would like to add a shower for guest use. Not very efficiently arranged. If anyone has links to photos etc Had a look at a few magazines looks like anyone can do cool stuff with a lot of space not many smart enough to handle restricted space.
Time for an update. No surprises that we didn't get into our bedroom before xmas, haha. 95% there just waiting on the electrician to put in some power points that should have been done about 8 weeks ago...
Bed 2 (will be our temporary lounge room for next few months)
Garage (almost complete, panelling on front of door the only major thing to do, will be our temporary kitchen/laundry/storage for next few months)
Deck (finished yesterday, save one or two minor pieces)
Same old slow and sometimes steady progress. Builder reckons he needs to be finished by March so he can start a new job.
We'll be lucky to be done before June, is my guess.
Yeah, the current stormwater arrangement is pretty good isn't it.
Should I mention that they don't know where the main stormwater exit point is (which is why the temp arrangement is in place). All the gutters are ready to be connected to the underground rainwater tank, but as they currently have nowhere to connect the tank's overflow to we're at a bit of a loose end.
I'm not sure whether to or
Plans from the local water authority don't indicate any stormwater pipes on our block.