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15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Yes Terry....
That is a good point, I didn't consider the possibility of brick veneer homes...where the process....dry wall plastering is entirely different to wet wall plastering.
Another issue with wet…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Re Glass.
It must be an eastern States thing..... very inetresting.
I guess the difficiult for the plasterer in this case is they have to set and rule off all your window…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Questionable connections for gas an electricity

Hi Sylvia
They say a pic paints a thousand words..... and what picutures you have,
I would say that the Building cide would certainly have something to regulate this. As soon as…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

MMMM...well it will be 7 weeks this Friday and our home would have be sitting there with no work since the poor brick work has been completed...sorry I should say…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Building Contract Gotcha's

Hey Marshy….no biggie….. I well knew what you meant by “own the site”….. I just find it hard to come to terms with.
As for rough trot….. Have you seen my…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Positioning of steel lintels

Well Anthony,
It's good to see you still hold faith in YOUR Customer Service Officer. I sent a courteous email advising of the Prelim Notice along with some questions...and not even…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Floorboards - What Finish?

Barsney..
I must say ahving read your posts/replys.... given I want a timber floor,, have the young kids thing etc... I found your advise/knowledge...aslo helpful..
Its good to hear a tradesman who…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Building Contract Gotcha's

Casa
Yes.... If you have a fixed price...sump sum standard HIA building contract and you are not on site within 45 working days after you sign your final variation.... There is…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Positioning of steel lintels

Again Anthony...thanks for your reply.
I see there is a number on that site, so I will ring 1st thing tomorrow to see if there are any other standards that may…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Building Contract Gotcha's

Hey Bud977
Another issue to consider re the builder owning the site, is the HIA building contract has a clause if you do anything to the house during the construction, the…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
What type of decking should I use?

Lotte
You should be very happy with the finish, it looks great... I wish I had YOUR father-in-law.
Your design is similar to the deck I want to build. Our builder quoted…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Perhaps not... when I mean windows....I mean the glass..... sorry for the confusion, having reread (and I know the typo's are there....I'm puching the keys on the keyboard as I've…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Perth 1st timer.
On hindsight, here is a warning sign I think you should look for..
How long has the brickie been a bricklayer? Our bricklayer has been at the game for…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Positioning of steel lintels

Anthony,
Many thanks for your reply. Does the AS you purchased say anything re positioning of lintels from the brick face????
As for the brickwork, it definitely exceeds 4.5mm. On average…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Should I raise ceiling height & go with evaporative cool

If you haven't thought about it alreay, you should consider the option of installing 3 phse power with the builder... It will be less than $300....or should be, that's what…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

I've already had a chat with the supervisor and all I got was what i call the classic "mirror and spew" approach. That is, "I'll look into it and bring…

Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.
15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Many thanks Perth_Euro for your speedy advice. I've uploaded my photo's and hopefully this works.


If the above links still don't work...I'm still trying to figure it all out. Here is…

Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.
15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Bummer... pic's didn't load.... Does anyone have any tips on this???

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

I posted a new question under building standards before I saw this one. I’ve just spent the last few hours researching and reading and certainly share sympathy with anyone building…

15 years15 yearsBeanerBeaner posted:
Positioning of steel lintels

I'm hoping someone out there will know what is the building standards number, or what the building standards recommend in relation to steel lintels and tolerances is acceptable for out…

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