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2 h2 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building contract: Standard Liquidated damage amount and bui

Are you sure that you want to build with these clowns? $1 a day liquidated damages is disrespectful in the extreme and effectively a notification that they have no confidence…

6 h6 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Renovate?

Who knows what anything will look like 10 years from now except bad.
jezzarose, your most important consideration on which to base decisions is…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path insufficient clearance from weep holes - NSW

Your 1:20 ARI is 170mm/h.
At least your path has a slope. Provided the water doesn't dam at the edge, you should be alright but it isn't ideal. The Standards are…

Concrete path insufficient clearance from weep holes - NSW
5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete path insufficient clearance from weep holes - NSW

Risk is mitigated if the path has a slope, the required slope is 1:20 over the first metre away from the house, i.e. 50mm over 1 metre.
What slope do you…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Our Building Surveyor Got Suspended...

Who appointed the building surveyor?

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Doing some of the sparkys work myself!

You need to ask a sparky.

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

A labour of love, much better than rushing such a unique project. Will you be starting a build thread? I will follow if you are, I love this type of…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

I provide answers by way of explanation with correct technical terms so that people who want information will understand and be able to reference correct terms for further clarification if…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Is this a pest eating my fig tree?

Have you asked at your local nursery?

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Articulation joint missing caulking behind down pipes

Caulking is to prevent water ingress and the builder should know this.
The National Construction Code Parts 1, 2 & 3 can be downloaded free of charge.
BTW, the photo you posted…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice on Plumbing

A flush outlet allows water to flush out of the wet system but they are mostly above ground and so don't drain the underground pipe but I suppose that your…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Advice on Plumbing

Top and bottom?
Can you post a photo of the hole(s) next to a rule or similar that shows the size and any cracking additional to the hole(s)?
Does the pipe…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Floor plan feedback

Rear masters are smart, two masters are even smarter and trending.
The front rumpus would make a great home office.

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Owner builders per chance?

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing Nightmare

Hi Harts,
I think that it needs to be established whether a third party entitlement to claim would depend on there being a judicial order against the plumber. I still feel…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing Nightmare

Have you contacted the previous owner?

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Council substituting falsified documents for new build

ACA loves plumber stories...so too do their viewers.

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing Nightmare

The plumber knows the workings at the VBA and how their lack of follow up action is working in his favour.
What the insurance company has said is correct, there…

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17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing Nightmare

Unfortunately, a "full' pre purchase inspection rarely includes all plumbing.
The fact that the VBA didn't take it further with the plumber is an indictment on the sad state of…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Aspire Designer Homes

Regarding your original question about taking consumer action against the builder, my advice is to concentrate on having the problem resolved and just move on if it is. Getting bogged…

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18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Aspire Designer Homes

For whatever reason, the builder hasn't followed the regulations but it invariably comes down to a lack of QC which is endemic in the building industry.
I hope that whoever tasks…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Aspire Designer Homes

I take it that the garage is built on the boundary and your site was cut lower than the neighbouring site. Is this correct? If so, then weatherproofing was required…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Aspire Designer Homes

A more common problem than you might think. Was the slab actually built at the engineered height?

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pumping uphill - bottom or top ?

200mm is ok. If the outlet was at the very bottom as many are, the pumped high density water will mix with the sediment layer in the receiving tank rather…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
pipe elbow is not proper water run out

Yes, they have installed a first flush diverter 2/3rds high on a vertical riser at the tank. Useless.
I would remove it to save all the wasted water which is…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
pipe elbow is not proper water run out

Hmmm. :th:
That is obviously leaking from the top of the downpipe and almost certainly from the gap between the downpipe and the pop. If so,…

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