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Joined 16 June 2014
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8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
How soon can formwork be removed?

Formwork was removed on the same day for me. I figured its not a problem if the slab is hard enough they can walk on it and use the helicopter…

8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
LED downlights

It you can, work out where you want the downlights in a room. Then have the electrician run the cables to these locations with plugbases. At one of these locations,…

8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Insulate wall or pipes to reduce noise?

I have insulated the upstairs toilet, vanity plumbing with the foam stuff that concreters use for thier joins as well as normal batt insulation in between floor. It comes in…

8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Lawn thoughts Empire Zoysia - Help? Concerns?

Can you tell me how old is your lawn?
I think because mine is recent, it sprouts more stolons until it maybe a years time then it settles.
Heres hoping anyway.

8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Lawn thoughts Empire Zoysia - Help? Concerns?

I have the opposite problem to you guys. My zoysia is growing like mad since laying it down 4 months ago. Im cutting it back every weekend now, 200m2 worth.…

8 years8 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy

I recently had bamboo flooring installed as well. Like you its creaks, and it dosent seem likely that the creaking will go away as it creaks everywhere.
Ive been told that…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Difference between Empire & Platinum Zoysia?

So Im set on having Empire Zoysia as my lawn, however over here in the eastern state, you can also buy Platinum Zoysia.
Is there a difference between Empire and Platinum?…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Neighbour trying to claim land

So after Investigating the neighbours claim and it proves beyond doubt that it is his land, will you do the moral thing and give it back? How will you feel…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle,
Im thinking of going with bamboo flooring for the second storey floor. Would like to know what is the recommended underlay thickness as well acoustic underlay brand to get?…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Building Inspector - Ask Anything

Hi Wood Bang,
Same as poster above, I engaged a Building Inspector for my PC inspection stage. However my builder is refusing to rectify some of the bigger issues from the…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Vertical or Horizontal Wall Switch position?

Hi All,
Growing up, my parents house had the wall light switches in the vertical position and so that was the norm for me. Noticing some display homes have them facing…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights

We are short people as well, went with 2.55 on both levels though. When you upgrade to 2.7 and higher, you will then need to consider taller doors, taller windows,…

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9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Tradies and cash transactions

You can think its wrong but Again its none of your business. How can you be so sure the tradie dosent delcare it? Do you somehow have irrefutable this happen?…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Anybody used Resilient Channel before?

Hi All,
Has anybody here used resilient channel before for soundproofing purposes?
Im looking into using this system instead of whisper/quiet clips with normal furring channel. The resilient channel system seems alot…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Tradies and cash transactions

There is nothing illegal to pay in cash.
For the moral crusaders out there, once you pay, that ends your obligation.
It is not your business to ensure the tradesman pay…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
What's with the rendered fad?!

House's made of foam would be less secure?
Would it be easy for would be burgurlar to gain access pretty much anywhere they like?
Because it would be easy to break…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Building Inspectors, what should they inspect?

Did not read the whole page, a bit eye glazing in some parts.
So the Inspector was found by VCAT to not carry out work in a competent manner?
What about the…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Land rant - how long did it take you to find your land?

Started looking for land/KDR type of homes back in 2012 in Western Sydney. Took us just over 12 months to find something that was within our budget and >600m2. House…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
House wrapping mandatoy?

I worked it out to be about $400ish just in material cost for my home, top and bottom storys. I could do this myself with a carpenter mate, but not…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
House wrapping mandatoy?

Well I am getting I believe 1.5 walls & 2.5 Ceiling batts.
I had concerns over these batts installed and touching the outside brick walls wihich may allow transfer of moisture.
But…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
House wrapping mandatoy?

Hi all,
Would like to know if wrapping the outside of the house frames with sislation/sarking/foil sheets is a standard or mandatory building pratice?
If not whats the implications of not having…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Inspection Basics

light487, I understand where your coming from. Im in a similiar boat as you, just about to start constructoin though. Just beware there are so many sharks out there. I…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Who to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?

So the person/service Im after is a "Project Manager/Project Management service"?
Has anybody got recommendation for a building PM in Sydney?

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Who to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?

Hi All,
Im in the early stages of construction of a house by a project builder. I would like to know what/who type service/person/consultant I need that will actively supervise the…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

I went with the pioneer facade.
I was slapped with a variation as well, a really big one because we didnt start construction during the tender period. Not happy, was just…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

Oh. Their shutdown period is from the 19/12/14 to 19/1/15. So the shutdown period wont affect your start date or build, so maybe they didnt bother to send a letter…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

We went with a modified California 18 MK2 integrated living.
I will have inlaws living with us to help share costs, and so a seperate area for them is a must.

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

Hi, I have been given the same time frame, 32 weeks, but was told by the CA that they are completeing homes in 26 weeks. I usually take these comments…

9 years9 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

Hi Memorial, have they started building yet?
Im also building with them (double storey), they have told me I would have a roof on before xmas, but with approx 7 weeks…

10 years10 yearsBrandonZoeBrandonZoe posted:
Site supervisors

With such a poor response from your SS, any chance you can try to fix these issues yourself? Although its not your job to do be doing this, but you…

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