We have problems with a kitchen that was installed late last year.
We have contacted the installer about the problems and they have promised to attend to them.
However they claim they are really busy doing new work elsewhere and as we are on their maintenance list they will get to us when they have time.
It has [...]
What thoughts do others have in respect to enhancing the greening initiatives for the concrete corridors around the foreshore?
I am a firm believer that the foreshore cannot have enough trees/shrubs.
Some actions have been taken with respect to plants/vegetation but with consideration to views being impeded by level one apartments upwards there are other options available [...]
We applied for our daughter to enrol into preschool in the Woden area. We applied before the cut-off and expected to hear back with an offer of a place by now. Nothing in mail /e-mail. The next deadline is in 2 weeks to appeal. Tried ringing the school, answering machine (school holidays! What sort of [...]
I am seeking recommendations for local ACT Solicitors proficient in preparing Wills and Living Wills. I have searched RiotACT and not found an answer to this specific request.
Nothing too complex required – wills and living wills prepared for a married couple. I would also appreciate an idea of what this service costs.
Thank you [...]
I am after reasonably priced orthodontics in the Belconnen area. I have heard that there are some dentists that also do braces? I don’t want anyone who keeps the braces on for years and years unnecessarily. Happy to consider a straight orthodontist also. Suggestions/reviews/approximate prices? Thanks.
My house is located on a fairly major road, and the traffic noise is unbearable! We can hear every passing car every moment of every day!
I was wondering what measures I could take to reduce/eliminate the noise? I was told it might not just be the windows, but various factors that add to the [...]
I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the houses which would certainly meet the height requirements to be regulated trees. Does anyone know whether these trees will be felled when the [...]
My family and I are considering moving out to Murrumbateman because of the price of buying a house in the ACT and because we like the rural lifestyle. However, we would need to commute to Canberra for work, schools and extra curricular activities on the weekends. We would love to hear from others who [...]
I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]
What do you think would be the impact of a system that allowed personal tax deductions for people who are paying off an owner-occupier mortgage?
This idea would:
benefit everyone that is wanting to pay off the mortgage on their first home;
make the dream of home ownership more possible as the percentage of a persons’ wages that [...]
My husband and I are looking to buy in Canberra. We are hoping to find a >1000 sq meter block that offers views. We would either buy a house or build one on an empty lot. Budget is flexible.
Since we have dogs which require a great deal of walking I’m wondering which Canberra suburbs are best for this [...]
As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70′s and 80′s, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the green grass (throw a footy depending on the season), ponds galore and well manicured gardens. It was a part of Canberra that everyone could [...]
I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means. I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden. But I would love to hear about [...]
I was about to sign up to Transact’s switch to VDSL2 with VOIP but apparently that means relinquishing your home phone option AND your Universal Service Obligation telephone rights. I quite like knowing that my home phone will work when the electricity is down. I notice Foxtel’s bundle appears to offer a “copper” home phone [...]