From: Milton on

"PhilD" <replytonewsgrouponly(a)> wrote in message
> "Milton" <millame23(a)> wrote in message
> news:4c0a025f$0$28642$c3e8da3(a)
>> "Noddy" <me(a)> wrote in message
>> news:4c09e765$0$34204$c30e37c6(a)
>>> "Milton" <millame23(a)> wrote in message
>>> news:4c09e013$0$28652$c3e8da3(a)
>>>> I'm sorry to hear you have c*#p going on in your life atm because
>>>> puting our differences aside (and yes, there's plenty of them) I hope
>>>> it works itself out for you.
>>> There's not too much going on at the moment that I'm not happy with.
>>>> As I told you one other time, what we say in here stays in here and
>>>> should not reflect on our lives in the "real" world. I take it building
>>>> your new home is what's causing the stress, I can relate to that which
>>>> is why I said this home will be the last I will ever build. You employ
>>>> a builder and then he employs subbies who are only interested in making
>>>> a buck and to heck with quality workmanship.
>>> The builder is actually very good and I'm quite pleased with both the
>>> quality of the work and the timeliness of the schedule so far.
>> Xcellent!
>>> The house is about 2 weeks away from lock up stage at the moment, with
>>> the brickies on site as we speak. The colourbond roof looks great, even
>>> if the colour isn't as dark as we thought it would be,
>> I don't know about Vic, but up here in coastal Qld, Colourbond roofs
>> after about 15 years, they tend to become "powdery" and need re-painting.
>> Still, I went with colourbond again but went close to tiling it when
>> drawing up the plans.
> There's a number of colourbond roofs around the Darwin region where there
> are palm trees close to the house. Over a period of time with winds
> blowing the fronds around, there's now a swept pattern across the roof.
> Looks bloody horrible. There are some others that look more like painted
> surfaces that were done when they were built to resemble colourbond that
> have discolouration similar to mould.

If it's black colour, you will probably find it is mould as the same thing
happens here. A guy has started a business where he gets up on the roof with
a very powerful Gernii (water blaster) and cleans them using Chlorine first.
I had one done at a cost of $480.
>> and it was a great relief to
>>> finally walk through the house a couple of weeks ago after the frame
>>> went up and find that the layout is exactly how we imagined it would be.
>>> The difficult part in building a custom designed house is that on the
>>> plan everything looks great, but it's not until you see it going up and
>>> can walk through the place in the real world do you get a sense of
>>> perspective and see how your plans turned out.
>> Yep, that's exactly how it should be. The kind of probs we had was first
>> the builder was going to tile the toilet when the whole house is timber
>> floor (except of course the laundry, bathroom and ensuite. Then I noticed
>> on the framing the doorway into the bathroom was a slider when it should
>> have been a swinging door. Then the guy fitting the front door (a very
>> very expensive feature door) drilled the hole in the wrong place for the
>> door knob and they just filled the hole with timber, sanded it and
>> varnished it. Looked ok for the first 3 months. Then the electrician when
>> putting the coach lights around the home had two of them on the wrong
>> line of bricks. Then the painter put the Woodmans on the verandahs
>> straightaway so he could be paid instead of waiting 6months as
>> recommended for the tannum to come out of the timber. I could go on but
>> all I can advise you is don't be afraid to check on everything, no matter
>> how happy you are atm.
> Having had a number of places built I'm not surprised at those things.
> People who have a home built and don't visit regularly won't know for some
> time just what a coat of paint has been used to hide. You have to check
> everything is there you are paying for, right down to numbers of
> electrical fittings. On one we found out late that they weren't going to
> concrete the driveway. When asked they said that we deleted the
> landscaping section and they considered it part of that. It got done, at a
> reduced rate, especially as we caught them out on a number of other
> things. For the last 2 places we demanded, and got, a clause that they
> paid us a lost rental rate if the contract date wasn't kept.
> PhilD

Yep, too right, although Noddy does sound happy so far. Besides, I couldn't
imagine too many would be able to put much over him. As I said, no matter
how happy he is atm, not to fall into a false sense of security with
them.....check everything. When I queried the coach lights, the sparky asked
me if I'd like a magnifying glass to which I sat him on his bum by saying no
magnifying glass was needed to see the coach lights were not level. It was
then when I suggested he see an optometrist. Went over like a lead balloon I
can tell you.



From: Scotty on

"F Murtz" <haggisz(a)> wrote in message news:4c09f5ec(a)
: Scotty wrote:

: >
: > Actually something like this would be a great car to muck about in.
: >
: >
: >
: >
: It is not a 1929 model A ford

What is it then?

From: Noddy on

" Scotty" <scoter1(a)> wrote in message

> What is it then?

Don't know.

It's dressed up to look like an A model with that instrument bezel, but it's
certainly not an A model interior or bonnet profile.


From: Noddy on

"D Walford" <dwalford(a)> wrote in message

> I didn't realise it was up to that stage, I might even be able to find it
> now:-)
> I passed your street a week or so ago and thought about driving up and
> having a look but for some reason I didn't, if the weather is reasonable I
> might even go for a drive tomorrow morning.

I'll be up there tomorrow, so might even see you :)


From: Noddy on

"st3ph3nm" <sgam(a)> wrote in message

> Confused, I asked what he meant, and he suggested the Datsun was a
> copy of the MGB. I explained it'd been shown in Tokyo a year before
> the MGB, had 50% more power, much better brakes and would run rings
> around the MG in handling. Then I asked him, "Why didn't you get a
> real sportscar?" :)

Lol :)

I'll bet that went down like a ham sandwich at a Jewish picnic :)

> Cheers,
> Steve
> (to be fair, though, the 'B' is a very practical classic to own - like
> the British sportscar equivalent to a '60's Mustang)

Principally because most things made by MG are poser's cars. They were never
designed to do anything other than look good (for the most part) and run

Much like any Jaguar :)


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