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bashworth

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3 d3 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Calculation of liquidated damages

If you have got a standard HIA contract the days are the total days for the contract.
The builder doesn't get additional days for anything that he could reasonably expect such…

12 d12 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Leaky service trench

Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a…

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18 d18 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Very high electricity consumption

Another check is assuming you have a smart meter you should be able to log on to your suppliers website and check on your use over 24 hours. High usage…

19 d19 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Unconditonal house and land package

Read the contract you have signed carefully.
It depends on how far along you have got.
You are probably going to lose the deposit.

22 d22 dbashworthbashworth posted:
pivot Doors - Yeaaa or Nayyy?

Wide doors can look good (and IMHO look better than double doors as a front door). . . . . but wide doors are very difficult to hang as a…

28 d28 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Fencing dispute.

Serve a fencing notice

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28 d28 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Changing late completion clause in contract

You can try, however from the builders point of view increasing the amount increases the risk so they might want to increase the overall price, or extend the contract period.

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Container Foundations

I think it does answer your question as what I am suggesting is 3 strips of concrete about 2.5m long and about 600mm wide for a 40foot container. For…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Container Foundations

Some of the containers I have seen have a couple of longitudinal beams under the floor.
That makes me think that a strip foundation at each end, and the middle, might…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Changing/fixing contract before signing

The contract is their offer to build your house.
If you are not happy you have every right to ask for changes.
Your offer is to pay them to build the house…

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1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Retaining wall/ boundary question

Can't really answer without understanding your contract and what the builder signed up to do.
My experience relates to a house I had built in 2005.
In that case the potential for…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Retaining wall/ boundary question

You, via your builder, has a responsibility to ensure that the natural surface of the land above you is retained.
Putting 200mm bacfill doesn't seem enough to achieve that.
It won't affect…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Stormwater inspection pipe.

Sounds like a blockage to me.

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Bare Minimum Electrical during Build

Batten Fittings (not bayonet) works well as lights for most rooms. I used oyster fittings afterwards which are fairly cheap.
Most builders standard power outlets are fairly basic so not much…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Water Leakage

It would have to be a lot of water to be a foundation problem.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
How to move a fridge

Unplug the fridge a few hours before you move.
Hire a large appliance moving trolley.(In my opinion well worth the money)

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Water Leakage

After the 1st year most warranties only cover:
Foundation Failure. (Although recent history has shown many builders will try and blame the house owner for the problems)
Structural Frame. (But you may…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Retaining wall in easement

A drop edge beam is a retaining wall built into a house foundation.
This post explains a bit more:

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Need help! Interim Occupancy Certificate in Ryde council are

The following link gives a typical list of requirements for an occupancy certificate;

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
House broken into

If the builder is still coming into the house it might be that he is using the which could mean every tradie that works for that contractor has keys…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
SOS: Fencing and boundary

That is not an unusual way of doing a boundary like that.
Saves a bit of money on fencing costs.
The builders/landscapers do however seem to have used a different boundary line…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
dual climate window films

Can't remember the name but it was the most reflective film that TintACar sold.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

The large round cover is definitely a manhole owned by the sewerage authority.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Don't know where you are........but in Melbourne you would need to get permission and used an approved contractor.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

That is a sewer manhole cover and cannot be removed.
It will be on an easement which means there is a limit on what you do in the area, it also…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
dual climate window films

Massive difference to the heat coming in our West facing windows.
It was fitted on a sunny summer afternoon and the temperature dropped in the room by several degrees within minutes.
Not…

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3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
dual climate window films

I had a film that reflected 80% of UV and made little difference to how light the room felt.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Removing wall tiles

I have never managed to avoid damage to the plasterboard.
It's been a case of at best doing a plaster skim of the plasterboard and at worst replacing an area.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Looks like some sort of grout, or floor screed.

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
My Driveway, is this profile bad? Anyone got example photos?

That is getting close to the steepest practical driveway (25%)
There is also a risk of grounding the underside of the vehicle at the top of the slope. . . .…

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