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Forum: Ottawa 2011-08-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,769
Posted By M&H
I have done it with the builder. My brother did...

I have done it with the builder. My brother did it after the fact. His house was not livable for a couple of weeks since they had to remove the railing. Saving for him was around 1500, I paid 7500....
Forum: Ottawa 2011-08-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By M&H
We had the same guys in Kanata Estates 2 weeks...

We had the same guys in Kanata Estates 2 weeks ago. They are really good liars. They give you a very good story about savings, but reading between the lines in their broucher, they are asking you to...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-07-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,869
Posted By M&H
We don't have HRV, so I can't comment on that...

We don't have HRV, so I can't comment on that side. But, I am using Dehumidifier and we keep it at 45%. Last (first year in the house) was running like crazy. This year, it runs for few min every few...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-06-30, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By M&H
We had a couple of area like this in "not high...

We had a couple of area like this in "not high traffic area". We put that on our 30 days report, but the builder (and Tarion see below) confirmed that if it is less than 2 mm, then this is normal....
Forum: Ottawa 2011-06-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By M&H
In Order to maximize the use of my two PODs, I...

In Order to maximize the use of my two PODs, I built boxes to store the sofas above each other with maximum space use. I also had a snow blower, so I built a box (using 2X4 and 1 in wood). I rented...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-04-29, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,707
Posted By M&H
I am sure most of the new houses, we had a line...

I am sure most of the new houses, we had a line in our Specifications Sheet that the roof is warrantied for 25 years or even 30 years for other builders.

I hope that we have someone on the forum...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-04-29, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,561
Posted By M&H
It is also ugly in Kanata Lakes. For our roof, we...

It is also ugly in Kanata Lakes. For our roof, we lost a couple of shingles, but I saw a lots of houses where you can see the roof wood.
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2011-03-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By M&H
When I was told to fill one by my real estate...

When I was told to fill one by my real estate agent, his message was "if you are not sure", you just don't answer either way. I filled everything as I had nothing to hide.

Frankly, I went back...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-03-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By M&H
1. ---- 2. ---- 3. One hour job after I got...

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3. One hour job after I got all the required components from HD
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5. Two hours job. Drilling in the ceramic was not an easy job and I spent enough time making sure that...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2011-01-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,164
Posted By M&H
I know a builder includes them in the house...

I know a builder includes them in the house price, but not the lot premium. You can see that comment on their price list.
Forum: Building and Construction 2011-01-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By M&H
For us, we had around 20 tiles installed from a...

For us, we had around 20 tiles installed from a different batch in the kitchem and around 5 in the bathroom. The builder removes all these times and installed correct tiles. It was not a big, like...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-11-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,845
Posted By M&H
We are with Richcarft.

We are with Richcarft.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-11-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,845
Posted By M&H
We were planning to upgrade the underpad until we...

We were planning to upgrade the underpad until we got the quote which was around $2200. This was crazy price and when checked with Argos, they would replace all carpet in the 2nd floor with the best...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-11-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By M&H
Richcraft closes all walls in the garage with...

Richcraft closes all walls in the garage with drywall and first quote of mudding. But, they only insulate the walls that are bordering living space for a garage. So, we asked them to insulate the...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-30, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By M&H
Yes, it is not an easy task after you move in. I...

Yes, it is not an easy task after you move in. I did it with the new house and it is great idea.

As for the price to finish to the garage, it took me 3 hours with my brother to connect his to...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-25, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By M&H
Interesting. I had my PDI around 18 months ago...

Interesting. I had my PDI around 18 months ago and I felt that I living my PDI experience when I read yours. I can tell you that, all the issues that he did not mark will not be fixed since he did...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By M&H
Point #1: 36 are way nicer that 30. We had a...

Point #1: 36 are way nicer that 30. We had a choice to upgrade everything to 42, but thought about "usefullness issue" and "Price". But, we only upgraded the corbers to 42 and they look very nice. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By M&H
This is just builder issue (in Ottawa at least)....

This is just builder issue (in Ottawa at least). We were told the same by our builder, but when the houses started to show in our area, I can pick few areas where two houses (even the same design)...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By M&H
My house is not energy star, but what Richcraft...

My house is not energy star, but what Richcraft used to call "Energy wise!!!". In all cases, I have a thermostat that shows both the inside and outside. In the morning it showed 6 outside and 19...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,722
Posted By M&H
Stairs: I lived in two houses. The first one...

Stairs:
I lived in two houses. The first one stairs were carpet and the new one hardwood.

- Carpet: high traffic area, will look old in few years and has to be changed.
- Carpet: it makes...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-04, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,056
Posted By M&H
We went with Maple and it is the only thing that...

We went with Maple and it is the only thing that I regret doing. As everyone else said "it shows everything" and "sensitive".

OAK OAK OAK in my next house with dark stain.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By M&H
Finishing a bathroom in the basement

Hi,

I am looking t finish the bathroom in the basement in the coming two months, no rush. So, if you know someone who you have used to do such a job and they are priced reasonaly "GOOD", please...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-08-31, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 380,898
Posted By M&H
Just a related comment. When I was following up...

Just a related comment. When I was following up with my home builder process, I was visiting the site one time and a city of Ottawa inspector came to talk to me. I used to go to the site wearing both...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-08-10, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,449
Posted By M&H
I live in Kanata Estates area and did not hear...

I live in Kanata Estates area and did not hear anything about flooding. As for the smell, today was the 1st time in more than 16 months since we moved that we had a very bad smell. I am not sure if...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-08-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By M&H
Most builder give you 24H or 48H chance to give...

Most builder give you 24H or 48H chance to give them your own list of issues. I think this is the best time to get an inspector (we have used Phil and he did an excellent job). 24H period will be a...
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