I Do Not Sell Tiles or Fix Air Conditioners

You would be surprised at the number of requests I get for bulk ordering floor and wall tiles. That is probably one of the most common comments and contacts that I get from this blog. People either trying to sell me containers full of tiles, or trying to find out pricing for tiles to buy for their house.

Maybe I am getting old and bitter (my wife would probably agree there), but I have just stopped even responding to those messages. It was getting rather old and time consuming to respond to each e-mail, especially since most of them were probably bots. I reckon that anyone who reads this blog can probably figure out that I really don’t know much about either air conditioners or tiles.

So if you want to buy some tiles or fix your air conditioner then check out our list of contractors (there is a link to a referral site at the bottom to find Australian Contactors).

If you want to laugh at some of the experiences someone else has had with their air conditioners and tiles, the keep reading this blog …

Skilled Trades Shortage Driving Costs Up

According to an article in Friday’s Townsville Bulletin the areas worst hit with a trade skills shortage are:

  • Regional Queensland
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Perth

On my previous article Renovate in Townsville Townsville in 2008 I had written on how hard it will probably be to find skilled trades for renovation work. According to the article the Housing Industry Association of Australia found that all 13 residential construction trades are in short supply, with all of the skilled trades indexes currently in the negative.

Lynette from The Road to Amherst blog is looking at needed some skilled trades in regional Victoria. I don’t know specifically how the trades shortage stack up there, but she reckons, as a lot of other people probably do, that DIY and Owner Builder may be the only way to get things done in the current building climate in Australia.

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Contractor Pages Updated with our Townsville Builder details

I’ve finally updated the Townsville Contactors page with the name and details of our Townsville Builder – Glenn Sexton Pty Ltd.

I’ve also added some more details about the company who did our House Lifting and Restumping – Northern House Raising.

We took our time in naming who our Townsville Builder was because we had such bad experiences with our previous two builders.

We have heard from other contractors here in Townsville that our first builder might be going to jail for fraud and our second builder might be getting sued for dodgy and shonky work. Our success with our newest builder has been an entirely different and a very positive experience.

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Townsville Builder Shut Down – Mybelle Homes

In the midst of a huge shortage of housing in Townsville one of Townsville’s builders has been shut down because of dodgy business practices.

Mybelle Homes has been shut down last week by the Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) because of concerns about financial and other harm coming to their customers, employees, subcontractors and suppliers.

This week the Queensland BSA went further and has banned the directors of Mybelle Homes from building homes in Queensland for the next five years. Because of the way builders licenses work in Australia they will probably not be able to get licences in any other Australian state during that time as well.

There were reported delays of up to a year with some of the building work begun by Mybelle Homes. They had building projects in Greenview Estate, Crestbrook, Bushland Beach and Kalynda Chase here in Townsville. Many of these projects are not left half completed, or not yet started. The half completed or not yet started homes should be covered under BSA insurance, but the unfortunate home builders / owners will now be stuck with even more delays in waiting for their houses to be built.

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