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4 d4 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Possible to add window splashback after build?

I suppose anything is possible, but I would suspect hugely expensive and would involve taking your kitchen apart.
I would be going for LED lights above the splashback.

25 d25 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Electrical Plan Comments / Suggestions

Most people find it useful to be able to switch the master bedroom lights while in bed.
I did see one single outlet. . . I always install double.
Those Japanese toilets…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
House Sitting lower than footpath level

Yes together with the fact that people drive through standing water in the road.
I took this photo a couple of months back but I went past it yesterday and the…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
House Sitting lower than footpath level

The below link shows one of the problems of being below the footpath level.
https://anewhouse.com.au/2021/03/beware ... -the-road/

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
GMC air compressor parts

I bought a GMC compressor in 2006 for about $100.
Worked well enough for my DIY jobs (Probably but in 2,000-3,000 nails + other bits and pieces before it broke) I…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Building over concrete sewer Melbourne (City West Water)

NB It is not a concrete pipe. The Letters VC on the plan means Vitrified Clay.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Building over concrete sewer Melbourne (City West Water)

I think what you are asking is extremely difficult, if not impossible.
You can find out more about the issues at this link: https://anewhouse.com.au/2020/09/buildi ... -close-to/

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Building a home and salesman bringing random customers throu

Annoying . . . but if the salesman is showing people round he must think that the construction is being carried out to a good standard, which is comforting.

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Land fall - Help please

Yes, corner to corner. . . Assuming they are 0.2m contours.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Land fall - Help please

Assuming the contours are at 0.2m intervals (what my last house was surveys at) it looks like around 1m in 45m
400mm difference front to back
300mm side to side.
There is some…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
North Facing corner plot

In my opinion North facing blocks are the worst.
Best solar on the front is a waste and you will probably finish up with a lot of west facing windows which…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Concrete question

I can think of no reason why that wood should be there.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Updating frequency of water heating on 'the Darlic'

I have a unit by Sanden which I run for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
If I wanted I can change the times myself.
Below is a link to your…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Builder removed boundary peg

You should be able to restablish if the other title pegs are around. the dimensions will be on your title plan.
There is some more information at this link:

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
NOTICE OF PCI

There are some hints at this link:
https://anewhouse.com.au/2020/06/practi ... -12-hints/

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall

Getting something to stick to the timber is going to be difficult.
How about some planting in fron of the wall?

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Convert Pool to Water Storage

I would tend to plan on putting a cover on then building an indpendent deck type structure with a space between the deck and the cover.
Building somethng like a reinforced…

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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Demolising house - keep part of sewer line?

It will depend on a couple of things such as:
Is the existing sewer in the best place?
Is the existing sewer in good condition?
If the answer to both is yes it…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Drains blocked with concrete, should the builder pay my plu

Here is a reference to what a typical warranty covers; https://anewhouse.com.au/2016/10/what-d ... ies-cover/
In your case it sounds more like builders negligance than a failure so I…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Concrete slab advice

Sounds like you have got everything sorted out.
If you do that you should have a better job than many concretors would do.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Thoughts on new house plans

That dining room window will just be a view of a brick wall. I would looking to make the rear window /door wider and delete the dining room window.
If you…

bashworth wrote:

The dining room window will be looking at a wall I would be more inclined to make the rear window bigger.

2 months2 months
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2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Floor insulation - thermal bridge

The timber of the joist is a pretty good insulator so the 'cold bridge' effect is going to be low.
Have you thought about how you are going to hold the…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Kitchen Benchtops

Stone is overrated.
We have had in the past, but for our last kitchen remodel went for laminex which is available with wood look finishes

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
NOTICE OF PRACTICAL COMPLETION

The normal procedure is to have the practical completion inspection around 10 days to a week before handover
The builder then usually has the period to remedy defects before handover.
If,…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Where to shave a solid core door in Sydney eastern suburbs

Why don't you try your local men's shed.
Many sheds have a wide range of tools and retired tradies who are likely to help for a donation to the shed.
The shed…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Fencing

Go ouside now and take photos of the condition of the fencing.
You are only supposed to pay for fair wear and tear.
What the builders contract with your neighbour is for…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
13mm gyprock - internal walls overkill?

Well thicker gyprock does have several advantages including reducxing noise trasmission.
See the following link for more information: https://anewhouse.com.au/2013/01/plasterboard/

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3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
End of statutory warranty approaching - NSW

The builders warranty towards the end of the period doesn't include much apart from major structural issues that would be fairly obvious.
See this link for more details:

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Recommended soil treatment below deck

When I did this I:
Excavated top soil
Installed foundations
Laid black poly
Covered with gravel
Built deck

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