Robe doors and manhole works

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  1. KingBendtner

    KingBendtner Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking for recommendations on my IP
    1. Missing robe doors
    What are my options here?
    a. Install 3 new (customized) wooden doors
    b. Install a new sliding door system
    What are the pros/cons? and any ideas of cost estimate?
    missing robe doors.jpg

    2. Incomplete manhole
    a. Install joinery frame around it + paint the cover white
    b. Install something like this?
    Builders Edge 600 x 600mm Heavy Duty Melamine Manhole Frame Kit
    Again, which one is better and/or more cost-effective?
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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    For the manhole, I'd paint it, trim the edges with a plain cover strip. This is one of ours, and it needs painting from when it was used to access the roof to install a new ducted air-con. But that's simple carpentry. I'd guess if you can guy a Bunnings one that will fit and you can DIY it will save you a few coats of paint and the carpentry work.

    For the wardrobe, my first idea is get in someone like Jeld Wen to make glass (or avoid the glass maybe for an IP) sliding doors to suit. They could possibly prepare the opening to suit (at a cost). Or get in a carpenter to hang new Bunnings type doors, and that would require painting (unless you can get them painted ready to hang in your size).

    I'd say a good handyman could do both if you are not handy yourself.
     

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  3. KingBendtner

    KingBendtner Well-Known Member

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    @wylie thanks for the input.
    ok the manhole picture you have is exactly what I have in mind.. no fuss, simple job.

    the robe doors is trickier I suppose..
    as this is something that I try to avoid over-capitalizing
    If new sliding doors/customized doors can be installed for less than $500 (including materials etc.), then that seems quite fair...?
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree with the comments on the manhole. Decide on a timber profile, install and paint.

    What is the dimension on the wardrobe?
     
  6. KingBendtner

    KingBendtner Well-Known Member

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    Hi All
    Coming back with the resuls
    1. Wardrobe
    Managed to get the vendor to put them back prior to settlement
    2. Manhole
    Asked the painter to do quick patch-up work and paint over it
    Saves me at least $500 and an hour or two mucking around
    Happy camper :)
     

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  7. bunkai

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    Hope that was a WIP photo. He missed some bits.
     
  8. KingBendtner

    KingBendtner Well-Known Member

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    Yes @bunkai that is WIP
    I will definitely make sure it's spot on once completed
     
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  9. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Where had the tenants stashed the wardrobe doors?

    And it is great that you got them back.
     
  10. KingBendtner

    KingBendtner Well-Known Member

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    They took it off few years ago and stored them in the garage, which we noticed during final pre-settlement inspection.