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17 d17 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Sunny
Sorry to see the screw up.
There is actually a pretty simple fix which i am surprised that no one has mentioned to you.
That whole row of cupboards can be moved…

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17 d17 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Hebel Powerfloor insulation

I have the nasahi panels and they all collapsed during the rough in stage, I would only ever use the 75mm hebel floors in future. They awesome after sales service…

20 d20 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

Thanks for that. All finished and loving life!
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolution of each of the other parties concerns

20 d20 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

Hi Everyone
Just a quick update to let everyone know that the parties have ( ie the builder, my wife and myself) have reached a mutual understanding and a resolution of…

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20 d20 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Norfolk, we need our construction lawyer to clarify this, but my understanding is the liquidated damages can't be a penalty, but rather has to be a realistic estimation of delay…

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22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

with careful material selection you should be able to get your tiles and timber to sit flush. Typically engineered timber is 14-15 mm which you can either direct glue or…

22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Quick technical answer: you're correct, if they use a sand and cement render with a paint finish it will end up cracking ( that's around $55/qm) but if they use…

22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I HAVE THE PERFECT SOLUTION!!
Pulling the bricks off is a near impossible and if you dont like render then brick biscuits are the way to go. We are using them…

22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Please dont leave the forum. I personally love hearing about your build and looking at your photos. I have followed your build since the early design phases and your colour…

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22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Thanks for your great post!
I really cant disagree with anything you have said.
I was thinking about this overnight, and I have to say that one of the reasons I…

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23 d23 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I dont get the censorship either. I guess some people may feel that you are criticising their choice of builder and take it personally.
Norfolk I know your background and the…

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23 d23 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Great post :)
I agree with about 90% of what you have said.
My point is two fold; 1. similar to buying a car where we all…

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23 d23 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Off course you can negotiate the base price :)
Any builder can refuse to negotiate, which is why you shouldn't be picking a builder based on whether…

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23 d23 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The builder will connect to the boundary. Outside the boundary an accredited plumber will connect to the sydney water sewer. Give me a shout if you want a plumber as…

24 d24 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just curious as to why you think that you cant negotiate prices? you do realise that homebuilders mark up these items by circa 25-30% right?

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2 months2 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Hydraulic Engineer - NSW

try Edgard zoghbi - eze drainage solutions on 9706 7767. I have found him to be quite reasonable and open to alternate solutions

3 months3 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Render patchy

guaranteed that's just your base coat

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

That is hilarious. i would probably get sued if I posted what I know, but that post by Norfolk brings back many bad memories from my days working there.
Lets just…

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4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

if Metricon is using stoddarts for their Hebel install I would choose bricks! wouldnt let them build me a dog kennel.
We fired them in NSW as they were totally incompetent…

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4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Naming Builders online

Have been through this exact issue.
You should be fine to name the builder as long as you are truthful and give your honest opinion/experiences

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4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Hi
here is my attempt at answering your questions:
1. your builder is either a complete moron or a liar ( ie too lazy to make the change). Internal hot water pipes…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Fibreglass pool with concrete piers

Hi, Yes I did it back in 2012 with narellan pools. worked perfectly and didnt seem too tricky so I cant understand why they are saying it is difficult.
Ours even…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Gutter on top of brick wall

You can also have a box gutter which sits on the inside but a lot of builders dont like them as if they arent installed correctly they tend to overflow…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Cost Variations post Quote

You're right, the sealed system sounds like a charged system ( in NSW they are called Charged Systems), but $8k and then $3k for the tank WTF???
You can do your…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Who to call post build to inspect problems

you definitely need a building inspector. I have one who is excellent with defects. Pm me if you want his details

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?

I use a company called Skyon Building group for all my cladding. They install both FC and timber products such as Weathertex.
Weathertex is a brilliant product made from 97% hardwood…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Cost Variations post Quote

you are right, my guess is they are probably PC sums as you cant know the costs until the engineering has been completed

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Has anyone built with Bold Living?

There are quite a few reviews on google. Maybe contact some of those people directly.
I wish I had paid more attention to the negative reviews on my builder as they…

4 months4 monthsSejaeDSejaeD posted:
DHA pros and cons

From a rental income perspective, DHA can be a really good investment as you get regular income and I believe they do maintenance and everything for you. So hassle free
BUT,…

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