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4 d4 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

what's so wrong with multiple tradies working together? It's just about right organisation.

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4 d4 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Scaffold through bracing pic - is this normal?

From the physics perspective, the holes won't effect structural integrity significantly as their surface area is minimal vs total area and structural engineering cals are generally done with at least…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

HIA contracts are evil indeed.
What does your contract say regarding defects which needs to be rectified before handover?
You builder is responsible for all the rectification no matter what his…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

Do you have licensed building inspector reports which say that those defects present and builder must rectify those?
Have you already received Occupational Certificate for your house?
Can you transfer this money…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Hi Stephen,
Good to see that your builder has customer portal, I believe this is something all the builders should be having in place sooner than later.
How much do they want…

6 d6 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

What kind of defects are you talking about specifically?

6 d6 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Steel frames - Coral homes

I would install blankets not only to the external side of the roofing, but also on the external side of the wall studs (instead of putting batts into the studs).…

6 d6 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Steel frames - Coral homes

With the steel framing, I would certainly go with continuous (blanket type) outside insulation for both walls and roofing to minimise thermal contraction/expansion effect as well as to make sure…

8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Quality of brickwork under render - what is acceptable?

If you are rendering, it is logical they would use the cheapest bricks they can get and brickies won't be focusing too much on the visual quality of the brickwork.…

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8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Congrats on the start of your build!
Make sure you hire professional building inspector or inspection company to inspect after critical stages of the build.
Unfortunately, quality of workmanship has nothing…

8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Progress Payments

Better involve professional building inspector. There are so many important nuances which you would easily miss out.

9 d9 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Water pooling against house and pathway issues

Expansion foam needs to stay, you would have to caulk from the top. It seems that the main reason why your path sinks is because of the water getting under…

9 d9 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Water pooling against house and pathway issues

Agree with Joker, you would need to gaulk the gaps.
Also, after gaulking, you might consider waterproofing certain sections by applying Radcon spray on top of the concrete near bricks…

9 d9 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Under slab insulation itself won't help much in regulating floor temp. The floor will be felt a couple of degrees warmer though, but surely not as warm as the inside…

9 d9 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Feature Timber Partition in En-suite - Help!

Do it yourself for $250. Buy divider on Gumtree or buy timber at the Bunnings and saw + nail it together over the weekend. Stain. Paint. Attach. Done. Organise a…

12 d12 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

Acrylic renders differ between each other, some of them can be tinted to the colour of your paint, so you will still require one coat of paint on top, but…

12 d12 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Question about incorrect render colour

Depends on what kind of render you are in.
The best renders available are silicone/silicate ones, which are breathable, waterproof and top coat has already colour in it, so no need…

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

It can only be done with tradies who already worked together previously, use the right tools for the jobs (eg. robotic set out stations, etc.) and have their daily stations…

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Home design 9m wide northwest SYD NSW

Okay, you can design and build a nice looking 3 bedroom apartment with a small alfresco and a single garage or a car space, as long as you want to…

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Theoretically, if one storey build:
(if site is flat) 1.5 weeks for set out, earthworks + drainage/plumbing + slab preparation + slab pour + all the inspections
at least 1 week for…

14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Aluminium Cladding-Best option close to coast (100m)

Bricks + render will be cheaper and better.

20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Apologies if my seemed to be arrogant, they were certainly not intended to be so.
I do ask questions and like to question.
And yes, may be I will talk…

20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Nothing is wrong with my tone or with myself enquiring about confusing usage of building terminology (as you have seen above, other people get confused too).
Apologies if I put…

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20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Can you share the photos?
Intrigued to see how exactly you would double brick with the existing timber framing behind.

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20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Double brick is structural, not cladding, meaning that no timber frame is generally needed for double brick and roof support is done by the bricks. Double brick also requires deeper…

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20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Mojo Homes

Be careful with "push to open" drawers on the ground cabinets, especially near the working areas. They will be frustratingly opening up every time you lean by the cabinets and…

21 d21 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Home Automation

Agree here, but, unfortunately, this is way it works. People will be rather spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on 'premium' lights/audio/video and good looking tiles and then complaining why…

21 d21 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Brisbane - Building and Energy Efficient Home

I am using HTFlux for my simulations, but also work directly with my BASIX guy.

21 d21 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Home Automation

Good for you, Magnus, that you have extra $150K to throw out on your lights/audio/visual while building a project home from one of the cheapest builders in the country.
I…

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