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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
garagae door

Looks like its two separate lintels so it would take rebuilding the front of the garage to put a single door in.
In my opinion you are talking a lot more…

6 months6 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Frontyard Shed

There are a number of possible issues:
Is the shed within any ?
Whether it is excempt from planning controls.
Are there any ?
Are you going to get complaints from neighbours?

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Final Inspection - Limits Imposed by Builder

Looks like grounds for a dispute to me.
A defective piece of timber that should never have been used.

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Builder is stalling/ignoring final inspection?

In your original post you said the builder asked for a final inspection.
You chose to send your inspector, without going along yourself!

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Builder is stalling/ignoring final inspection?

It would seem you have had your final inspection (PCI) in December . . . . but your Inspector did it for you.
Under most contracts Inspectors act as your agent…

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Slab cracks

I haven't heard the expression grid cracking but I think its probably what I know as map cracking.
Here is an article:

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Water Meter Issue

Looking at that and the amount of water you seem to be using it looks like you might have a leak upstream, but relativly close to, the water meter.
This pipe…

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Builder not allowing us to do final practical inspection

One of the things to be aware of is the contractual definition of the Owner.

In the copy of the HIA standard I have the defination is:
Owner' means the person,…

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Cooling system

Last time I built with a centralised system I was advised to upgrade to a larger duct size which I did and seemed to work reasonable well.
The problem with all…

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Replacing internal door with external door

Seems a good move, more secure and better fire resistance,

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
Infill above existing fence plinth

Fences don't make good retaing walls so you will need to retain the fill, on your side of the boundary.
I guess you could put a small retaing wall on your…

1 year1 yearbashworthbashworth posted:
What is this material???

Looks like strawboard to me.
https://solomit.com.au/acoustic-strawboard-ceilings

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
How to turn off main water pipe?

The valve you show is a right angle ball valve.
It soulds like when you turned it off some water started to drain out of the system.
When you put it back…

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
HIA Contract review with lawyer (Sydney)

In the past I have studied the Standard HIA Contract.
You could say it has clauses that favour the buillder and also has clauses favouring the client.
Overall I would say…

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Urgent Gas Abolishment in NSW

I had some problems getting a gas service disconnected when we went all electric.
After several frustrating phone calls I contacted the Energy Ombudsman.
The meter was gone the next day, and…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Concretor jargon - apron around the house

F.62 steel reinforcement with bar chairs to total area. Abelflex expansion joints and steel dowels to existing brickwork and concrete.
Seems a reasonable specification

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Help! Acreage style house has to face west to street in hot

You would need a lot more than 500mm to keep the afternoon evening sun out during summer.
A solution that has worked for me is to keep the windows small and…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Third party inspection

Not a good sign!

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Electrical and Networking Advice - Power User

I always at least double the GPOs.
One double in the corner of each room is good.

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Land fall - Help please!

Basically its 0.6m sloping from the front to the back.

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Land fall - Help please!

There is not enough information from this plan.
If each block was surveyed the normal contour internval is 0.2m but the contours shown on your plan might by the developers survey…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Heating and cooling option for the new build

Never bult 2 storey house in Australia, but owned Australian homes with all the above options.
Current home has Daiken reverse cycle units, which I believe is the only way to…

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Asking about a soil test report

H means: Highly reactive clay sites. Can experience high ground movement from moisture changes.
The presence of trees can make the moisture changes more dramatic so more compaction isn't going to…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
What happens when land appreciates?

Just be careful getting your hopes up.
Some developers see increasing values as an opportunity to cancel contracts and resell the land at a higher price.
Unethical! but some developer chase every…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

It's not usually the pipes that are the problem they should last another 100 years.
The issue is the joints.
If they have repaired the joints properly those joints shouldn't allow…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
3.2m ceiling and the height of the top of the window

There are two things to consider with appearance:
Inside view: I always think the closer to the ceiling of the window head, the classier it looks.
Outside view: What is the builder…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Framing Clarification

I can't see your photos but with prefabricated frames if a mistake has been made the frame can be bigger than the slab and the guys erecting the frame won't…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
VICTORIA - All electric house

I think someone might be telling you a story.
In my existing home we did have a gas service but we had it removed two years ago without any legal issues.
In…

2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
Fall calculate

Not all title plans provide levels so often the only accurate way of assessing fall is a proper survey.
Here is a link to understanding survey plans https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/05/understanding-your-survey-plan

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2 years2 yearsbashworthbashworth posted:
House plans

I think the corridors are a but narrow, in front of the linen cupboard, but particularly the one leading to the bedroom. I would think it would be better at…

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