PUBLISHED: 06:30 11 April 2019 Taz Ali Heidi Franklin and her family dream house in Mulbarton filled problems waiting to be fixed. Picture: Victoria Pertusa Archant After a lifetime of saving, a new-build in Mulbarton worth half a million pounds was meant to be Heidi Franklin’s dream home. Heidi Franklin has made complaints to Hopkins Homes over snagging issues in her new-build home in Mulbarton. Picture: Sonya DuncanBut a walk through the five-bedroom family home in Golden Orfe Close, located in the picturesque Oakley Park plot, shows a house in disrepair.Cracks on the ceilings and walls are scattered throughout the house and paint is flaking off the edges of doors and window sills.Some of the major so-called snags include unstable banisters, a broken shower door, buckling carpet and misaligned floor tiles.An independent insurance provider has upheld 22 of the 43 snags identified in the house, built by developers Hopkins Homes, including lumps of … [Read more...] about Dream home turned nightmare as family complain of countless snags in new-build house
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By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
A local conversion with strict adherence to GM's factory standards With full-scale conversion of the new Chevrolet Camaro underway at HSV’s Melbourne headquarters, we took a walk down the production line to see what goes into making a left-hand drive production car into one fit for registration on Australian roads.HSV’s conversion plan for the Chevrolet Camaro sees the new car introduced as a full model line, not hampered by import or production limitations. In essence that means there’s no upper limit to how many can come into the country, although the first shipment comprises just 550 vehicles, around 70 per cent of which have already pre-sold.Other converters are able to bring cars into the country at lower volumes, but also avoid things like local crash testing. HSV has to prove Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance across the board – a more expensive exercise, but one that opens the door for higher volumes.This more comprehensive process also sees HSV … [Read more...] about 2018 Chevrolet Camaro: How HSV ‘builds’ it for Australia
Do seasonal car repairs exist? A new study examines the most common repairs by season. Are certain parts in your car more prone to breaking down depending on the season? Are there such things as seasonal car repairs? Mobile car repair company YourMechanic came up with a study that covers the most common car repair issues by season. They analyzed the most frequent service requests and revealed some interesting yet unexpected results. “While some of the results of our analysis are to be expected, it’s interesting to see there are other more unexpected issues occurring at certain times of the year,” said Rob Francis, VP, Growth & Operations, YourMechanic. Top Seasonal Car Repairs According to the study, spring is the most common time to experience issues with the window motors, window regulators, timing chain, and wheel speed sensors. The timing chain in particular accounts for 44 percent of repairs and will most likely be replaced … [Read more...] about New Study Shows Most Common Seasonal Car Repairs
All hail the world's best cab Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Taxi! In Manhattan, a battered yellow Crown Vic would shimmy to the curb; in Paris, a growling Peugeot 504 diesel. Down in Calcutta, it would be a Hindustan Ambassador, a motorized fossil based on a 1958 Morris Oxford. Up in Tokyo, a spotless Toyota Crown with a rear door that apparently opens itself and lace antimacassars on the headrests. In the years before the globalization of the auto industry, taxis were part of the unique visual signatures of the world’s great cities. But perhaps none has ever been as deeply embedded in a city’s iconography as London’s black cab. Taxis have been a part of the London streetscape for centuries. The first hackney carriages—carriages for hire—were licensed by city authorities in 1662; the term is variously thought to have originated from the French … [Read more...] about 2019 LEVC TX Taxi Review: Driving the New Plug-In Hybrid London Taxi