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  1. Crystal

    Click on vinyl laminate

    Bump. Name of flooring product?
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    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    Thanks for your information. I believe the building was originally approved as a double garage with a bathroom and rumpus room. Thanks, Crystal
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    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    Gosford council. Thanks, Crystal
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    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    I think it is a requirement for a habitable dwelling and my Surveyor asked me whether there was a "membrane under the concrete slab to stop damp rising."
  5. Crystal

    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    I'm happy to throw plenty of money at this problem to fix it because the alternative (knockdown and rebuild) is very expensive but I don't think that is what you meant!! :rolleyes:
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    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    So what do I need to do to obtain council approval if the membrane is not there? Thanks, Crystal
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    Waterproof membrane under concrete slab

    Hi Forumites, I have a granny flat I'd like to get council approved. My concern is that there may not be a waterproof membrane under the concrete slab. Is there any way to add a waterproof membrane? Can I keep the granny flat and jackhammer the concrete and pour new concrete over a membrane...
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    Grout dries unevenly

    Thank you so much for your replies! Now we know what is going on, we can have an informed discussion with the builder. Kudos to you guys for your advice! :) Cheers, Crystal
  9. Crystal

    Grout dries unevenly

    Thank you for the explanation pinkboy! How would a tiler prevent this from occurring and/or how can I prevent this at the next renovation? Regards, Crystal
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    Grout dries unevenly

    Thanks for your reply. That's the strange thing, it doesn't seem lower in the darker areas and the darker areas are faintly visible even when completely dry. The water falls correctly towards the drain. I don't know about sealer. Thanks, Crystal
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    Grout dries unevenly

    We recently employed a builder to renovate our ensuite. After a shower, the grout dries unevenly which looks strange. I have attached a picture which shows the shower recess 48 hours since taking a shower. Has anyone seen this before? Is it normal? The builder said that the grout doesn't look...
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    Unapproved Grannyflats - So What?!?

    Hi Mindmaster, I have purchased quite a few houses with granny flats. I was insured with CGU and I had fully disclosed that the granny flats were not council approved. Eventually the inevitable happened and there was a fire in one of my granny flats - fortunately no-one was injured or...
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    Ensuite floor tile recommendation please.

    Hi team, I recently purchased a principal place of residence with painted floor and wall tiles in the ensuite. It only takes a month or two for the paint to start chipping, especially on the floor. So, I'm soon to retile the walls with high gloss white tiles, keeping the vanity. And my...
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    Insurance for non-council approved Granny Flats

    Please help! Oh I'm really worried now and I'm losing sleep. :eek: As of 13th October 2008, ING changed their underwriter from CGU to QBE so no longer insure two lots of tenants on the one property even if the granny flat is council approved. So I'm desperate for any suggestions, please...
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    Insurance for non-council approved Granny Flats

    CGU insured me with full disclosure, written in black and white on the policy "non-council approved granny flat". They also paid out for the fire which gutted one of my granny flats. This is the reason they don't want to insure me anymore. Thanks for the tip TigerGT, I'll give them a try...
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    Insurance for non-council approved Granny Flats

    Hi Celica, Yep, I've tried that too! That's why I've come here for suggestions - hopefully another investor has tracked down a company or a broker that can help me. I advised others on this forum with the same information nine years ago! :rolleyes: Regards, Crystal
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    Insurance for non-council approved Granny Flats

    Hi BV, My granny flat has been rented for years. The council won't approve the granny flat due to the land size. They're pretty common in my area and 99% are not council approved. I really don't want to evict the tenant or lock up the cabin. Hopefully someone can suggest an agreeable insurance...
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    Insurance for non-council approved Granny Flats

    Dear Property Investors, I have a house with a granny flat that is not council approved. Does anyone know of an insurance company who will insure me for both the house and the granny flat even though it is not council approved? My original insurer, CGU have decided not to insure me anymore due...
  19. Crystal

    Looking for insurance broker

    Can anyone recommend a good insurance broker please? Specifically, I'm after insurance for my houses with non-council approved granny flats. Thanks, Crystal
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    granny flat insurance implications?

    An update: As it happens, my granny flat DID burn down and my insurance company paid the claim of $66,796. However, they will no longer insure ANY of my houses which have non council approved granny flats. Regards, Crystal PS Does anyone know of a good insurance broker?
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