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MY VERANDAH NOT LEVEL

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by melj, 20th Jan, 2016.

  1. melj

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    I just had my verandah built today and its not straight...one post is 5-10 cm short than the other two...:( so sad, dont know if I should ask them to redo the post...any suggestions?
     
  2. Biz

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    DON'T PAY THEM UNTIL IT IS LEVEL
     
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  3. headsonbeds

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    Some verandah are built lower at the back to run water away. Ask the question before you get worried.
     
  4. melj

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    Bad news is I have already paid 90%...thats most company will charge before the job start...:mad:
     
  5. melj

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    yes, they should be lower at the back or front, but not left to right I think
     
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    Have you tried discussing with them first?
    If so, what was the outcome of that?
     
  7. melj

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    I only found out this after I got home after work, so I just sent them an email and plan to discuss with them tomorrow, but dont know if fix that problem means they need to take off everything and redo the whole job...
     
  8. Brian84

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    Post some pics please. We can tell you how it can be resolved. Don't pay anymore money yet.
     
  9. melj

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    Photo attached, any suggestions?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Ace in the Hole

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    Aren't there limits on what size deposits can be claimed?
     
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  11. Ace in the Hole

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    Have you put a level on the header beam?
    How do you know your ground is level, which it probably isn't.
     
  12. Ace in the Hole

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    If one post is in fact shorter than it should be, they would only have to replace it, or cut the other 2 down.
    There would be no need to redo the whole job.
     
  13. melj

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    I think you can tell quite easily by just looking at it
     
  14. melj

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    I hope you are right, I am waiting to hear back from them tomorrow, hope they will fix it easily and dont ask me to wait too long
     
  15. Ace in the Hole

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    Not at all.
    What reference point are you using to judge its not level?
    (please don't say the white fence in the background)
     
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  16. Brian84

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    Judging by the pic it looks like the post to the left of the BBQ is higher than the post on the right.

    Either way it is an easy fix.
    Options are:
    - remove post that is incorrect and make one to the correct size.
    - cut down the posts that are higher to suit the one that is short
    - if the short post has a decorative trim around the bottom (usually a plastic fedtrim) they can lift up the plastic cover, remove screws or bolts that are fixing the post to the stirrup and place the required packers between the bottom of the post and the stirrup to make level and then fix off post to stirrup and put plastic cover back in place.

    Either way it wouldn't take longer than an hr to fix.
     
  17. melj

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    ummm....somehow my photo cant show what I see, maybe i just didnt find the right angle to take photo...
     
  18. Ace in the Hole

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    Don't stress too much, from the photo the job looks quite tidy.
    If the header beam is not level, a couple of acro props and a bit of hacking at the posts will fix it all up in quick time.
     
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  19. melj

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    Great, thats a good news to hear before I go to bed :)
     
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  20. Scott No Mates

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    It's only short at the top. ;)