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1 d1 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Water Leakage

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

2 d2 dbashworthbashworth 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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4 d4 dbashworthbashworth 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…

9 d9 dbashworthbashworth 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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9 d9 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Need help! Interim Occupancy Certificate in Ryde council are

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

19 d19 dbashworthbashworth 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…

20 d20 dbashworthbashworth 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…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
dual climate window films

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

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

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

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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.

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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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1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
dual climate window films

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

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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.

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth posted:
Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Looks like some sort of grout, or floor screed.

2 months2 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. . . .…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Occupancy certificate

Power is required so it would be expected that power and lighting would work in most of the house.
The idea of an occupancy certificate is you can move in if…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Electrical Tips ahead of appointment

There are some articles about electrical planning at this link:

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Occupancy certificate

Yes its normal for the builder to provide an occupancy certificate.
This isn't the same as the final inspection as you can get an occupancy certificate before the build is complete,…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

I would say around 300mm from the boundary should be the aim.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Why frames overhang on slab?

All the frames for the house are delivered together.
The team erecting the frame just want to get the frame erection done as quickly as possible.
Cutting back a frame to match…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Minimum height for garage opening.

Well a large 4 wheel drive such as a land cruiser is around 2m high so it would be good if you could easily get such a vehicle in the…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Electrical connection to house

It will depend on the size of your house and the form of heating as well as appliances.
Want a 300 + sq m house and reverse cycle AC/heating and you…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth 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:

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth 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…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Vertical Gardens or not?

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

4 months4 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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4 months4 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Any alternatives to subdivision reticulated sewerage clause?

Normally means connection to the town system.

5 months5 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Raising land on top of easement

I would check

5 months5 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.

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