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    Recommended Tradies and Other Useful Contacts

    Carpet Layer, Melbourne Andrew Bailey 0425714818 Meticulous work and good work ethics. On time and courteous. I had a large area of carpet done and was pleased with the results.
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    easement beautification! deck or cubby house

    Hi all, Would appreciate some advice with regards to easement access and beautification! I have a storm water drain access in the backyard to one corner. Used to be an ugly old shed over it (with timber sleepers lining the bottom) which we have removed. Dimensions: 2m by 3m Options: 1...
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    safety film for windows

    Wanting to get someone out to put safety film on windows so that the normal float glass conforms to current glazing standards. Any one know how much $ per sq m? or per window? I've got colonial windows throughout so there are 60 little panels which I think is going to cost me a fortune...
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    Handyman recommendation for Melbourne eastern suburbs

    Thanks Uncle Knackers!
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    Thanks for your responses Orbitor and Wayfarer I have a shower base. Really wanted a walk in / level entry shower but in the end decided that the risk was too great. It's reassuring to know that properly applied silicone will be alright. The installer said he was a subcontractor, but...
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    Handyman recommendation for Melbourne eastern suburbs

    Hi there, Does anyone have a reliable and capable handyman to recommend for odd jobs around the house? List of things to be done Childproofing- stair gates Curtain cords Locks on cabinets Maybe window safety film application Thanks.
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    Recommended Tradies and Other Useful Contacts

    1. CWS plumbing in Melbourne. Steve is the boss His employee Dan was courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and very careful with his workmanship 2. Swan floor polishing Melbourne quality finish $25/sq m, cash only only thing was, the tradies blew a fuse, swapped the fuse thingamajig in the main...
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    Yes, the time to cure is critical as you mentioned. The entire renovated bathroom was never used, the shower screen never opened by us and the channel and the door still fell off. I suspect the installer should have installed just the channel, waited for it to cure, then put the panels of...
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    hey thanks guys. All very helpful advice! The company has agreed to re-install properly, but now are saying that the chipped toughened glass can be "buffed" out. Oh no.... no.... no.... I got a copy of the Glazing Handbook, courtesy of my architect relative and the recommendation is...
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    Thank you for responding BV. Appreciate your input. What I am worried about is that the silicone will fail again, as it already has this time, and then the semi-frameless shower screen, with the only anchor to the wall being just the glue, will fall and shatter. I have porcelain walls by...
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    Thank you for commenting, evand. I appreciate all replies. I take your point. But what I am concerned about is that 1. the second fitter damaged the glass panel when taking it down, so now I have to wait for replacement 2. I will have be there to ensure that all glass panels are...
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    Need two bricks to fill gap left by intercom removal

    That's a good one, WantToSucceed ! :)
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    lawyers or glazier advice? On second thoughts, maybe I should just insist on the refund because it is not doing what it is supposed to do (stay on the wall). As I understand it, the consumer laws regarding returns states that I am entitled to refund if it is my choice, when a product is not...
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    Glued on shower screen! How ridiculous!

    Thanks again VBPlease. I have contacted BCV and they will get back to me, I was able to get an architect to send me the code for glazing but it only had specific mentions about frameless shower screens. I spoke with the company again, they said that they don't drill into porcelain tiles to...
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    Need two bricks to fill gap left by intercom removal

    Thanks everyone for taking the time out to respond. I will try out the Nunawading store Y-man!
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