In a New House Insurance post I explained how easy it is to under insure a property so here is an explanation of what can happen with an under insured property.
Let’s you insure your new house for what you paid the builder, say $200,000.
In the case of a total loss, yes, [read more...]
I was walking along a Melbourne street the other day and saw this sad ‘Feature’ on the front of a building.
Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set up this vertical garden. . . . . . its a pity they didn’t do a proper job and install a watering system!
Your builder has given you a handover date . . . so you need to organise property insurance to start on that day.
How Much House Insurance Will You Need ?
Well you have only just finished building so isn’t the price you have just paid the right amount?
I think you need to add [read more...]
When you move to a new area you can feel isolated. So how do you make new friends and become part of the community?
Mothers of young children used to find it quite easy with chatting at the school gate. But how much of this goes on now lots of parents drive their children?
Love a tree but need to put up a fence?
The owner of this house has gone a long way to make sure the tree hasn’t been damaged.
For more Unusual House Photos, Wins, and Fails, have a look at: What the………………….?
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When you move into a new house there are lots of things that need to be fixed to walls.
For things like small pictures you can use picture hooks . . . . but what about heaviers things like; mirrors, tool racks, and shelves.
You will find that a lot of DIY manuals recommend screwing [read more...]
A regular problem with vacant blocks is they are used as a convenient dumping ground for other builders.
It’s much cheaper to dump on a nearby site than haul the material to a tip and pay tip fees.
If you are are really unlucky the material may be contaminated (for example asbestos waste). . [read more...]
If you have a gloomy smaller room (for example bathroom, WIR, or hallway) consider a daylight tube. They are a more energy efficient alternative to conventional skylights or having to keep putting the lights on.
Daylight tubes have three parts:
Roof mounted clear, hemispherical dome Connecting smooth highly reflective tube/duct Ceiling level diffuser [read more...]