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2 d2 dbashworthbashworth 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 d3 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Hebel overhang

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

3 d3 dbashworthbashworth 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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4 d4 dbashworthbashworth posted:
Zip Taps - are they worth it or a PITA?

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

8 d8 dbashworthbashworth 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

8 d8 dbashworthbashworth 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

8 d8 dbashworthbashworth 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…

8 d8 dbashworthbashworth 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/

9 d9 dbashworthbashworth 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…

9 d9 dbashworthbashworth 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The figures in this link are a bit out of date but will give you an idea about the sort of extras you are going to pay based on the…

9 d9 dbashworthbashworth 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…

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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

1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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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1 month1 monthbashworthbashworth 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…

2 months2 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

2 months2 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.

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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,

2 months2 months
View: Load Bearing Posts??
2 months2 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.

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Construction Timeline | Lock-up stage

Normally no more than a week or two.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Building Quality Consultant Questions

If its a standard contract then the builder is bluffing.
Under the HIA contract you as 'Owner' can appoint anyone as your 'Agent' to represent you.
If the builder has a clause…

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Metricon provisional site costs

In a standard HIA contract you get the money back if its not spent.......but if there is extra work you pay.
See PROVISIONAL SUMS

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
How to chose a lot?

North facing block in my opinion are some of the worst.
See this post for more

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Building Contract days exceeded

The HIA contract says completion is when the builder notifys you that the build is complete.
That is before the PCI.

2 months2 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Garden Soil Crack

My first though is this is an issue where the whole section of your garden could fail and slip into the stream.
As any failure is going to damage the track…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Things to do after move in to protect your home

Buy a fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
I painted the garage floor, which IMO looks better than mats, and minimises dust

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3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Depth of edge beams for a house slab

Looking at the drawing again it seems that the drawing doesn't really match the notes.
If the notes are correct the slab depth needs to be 500mm minimum as the top…

3 months3 monthsbashworthbashworth posted:
Depth of edge beams for a house slab

The 'depth' of the slab is the distance from the top of the slab to the bottom of the slab. It has nothing to do with the depth of the…

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