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9 d9 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Stormwater Charged System Required?

It's because of a flat block, and the fact that you have to discharge to the kerb that you need a charged system.
To find out more about charged systems see:

10 d10 dbashworthbashworth posted:
First steps?

The last build I did I reduced the size of the house and got a reduction in price.
Also be aware that many of the display homes are the biggest in…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Vertical Gardens or not?

Here is a post about my experience:
http://anewhouse.com.au/2018/05/low-cos ... al-garden/

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Driveway Construction regulations and controls

There is some information about slopes at this link;
As far as curves are considered a suggestion is to set out the area in an empty car parkand mark it out…

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Any alternatives to subdivision reticulated sewerage clause?

Normally means connection to the town system.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Raising land on top of easement

I would check

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Raising land on top of easement

One problem in raising the land is any foundations for a retaining wall may interfere with the pipeline in the easement.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Can you cut the floor joists, after the frame inspection has

Without seeing it's hard to say
If the all the joists span right across the building, and an additional support is provided either side of the chute it will probably…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Easements - thoughts?

I would say you are going to have considerable problems with this.
For your plans the only way you are likely to achieve this is move the sewer and its easement…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Hebel overhang

there is a possible solution at this link:
http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/02/overhanging-brickwork/

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

Colorbond is noisier in that you can really hear the rain.....but I don't mind that.
It is less likely to be damaged if you want to fit solar panels at a…

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3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Zip Taps - are they worth it or a PITA?

I looked into it: but decided a kettle was a better option.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Exposed concrete floor in bathroom

I would be looking at additional reinforcing in the bathroom floor area as you want to avoid cracking in a wet area

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Exposed concrete floor in bathroom

I would be looking at additional reinforcing in the bathroom floor area as you want to avoid cracking in a wet area

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Advice on Driveway Concrete

If you are going for exposed aggregate make sure you choose a pebble aggregate if you have children.
Some of the crushed rock aggregates look like they could do some damage…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Leaking Balcony

Warranties do vary but this is a link to a typical warranty
http://anewhouse.com.au/2016/10/what-do ... ies-cover/

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

You can use it for plants or even a shed, but not your house.
Basically I would pick the existing block rather than a North facing Block.....North facing is the worst…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
First Home Owner

The figures in this link are a bit out of date but will give you an idea about the sort of extras you are going to pay based on the…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Yes it is considered an easement.
Over 50% of blocks have an easement like this either sewer or drain, and if you are unlucky both.
It is only an issue if you…

4 months4 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Things to know when building a new home

Probably a good start is having a better understanding about the building business:
Check this link

4 months4 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Cracks on new concrete floor

Those cracks don't look unusual for a new house slab.
There is an article at the following link that explains more

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4 months4 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Solar Skylights - reviews?

I would be saving the money towards a proper solar system rather than bothering with a little panel like this.
With modern LED bulbs you are paying $379 to save a…

4 months4 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Sun deck / large balcony over the double garage

A roof can only be 2 of the following 3:
Long term leak proof
Inexpensive
Flat

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Sun deck / large balcony over the double garage

You will need excellent drainage and good waterproofing.
Decks like this have a tendency to leak.

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Issues with property inspection

You have a right to employ a professional.
Assuming the builder is using a HIA contract they are: required to do the works in a proper and workmanlike manner.with reasonable care…

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Question regarding Building process

The following link explains the actual construction phases with links to each phase.

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bashworth wrote:

Look load bearing to me I would get them checked out,

5 months5 months
View: Load Bearing Posts??
5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

A mate of mine has done this.
The pipes are wrapped in acoustic batts during installation.

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Passive houses building

It really depends on how far you want to go.
If you want a purpose designed very high performance house you are probably going to pay a lot. The Australian Passive…

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Construction Timeline | Lock-up stage

Normally no more than a week or two.

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