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2 d2 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation

Interesting clause about the reviews. My builder actually offered me a $100 voucher to leave a review
"Please help us achieve our customer service goals by completing an online review at…

3 d3 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

Thanks for the replies. On the subject of termites, this has appeared in the last few days all the way around the house. How does one concrete over it??

3 d3 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
what can I do with my backyard?

Looks great, well done!

3 d3 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

Sorry to hear it didn't work out. We have just about finished our build with them and overall the experience has been positive - there have been some issues, but…

3 d3 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

Hi baronx, weren't you going with Urban Edge at one stage? Did you change?

5 d5 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Contract Inspection - New Build

This is what I posted on a different thread.....
Of course they can't force you to sign anything. I told my builder I wasn't coming in to the appointment unless I…

8 d8 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

So my new house (KDR) is near completion ahead of schedule, and I am turning my attention to the outside. I want to concrete/pave the side of the house where…

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???
10 d10 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Kitchen waterfall edges without scotia - laminate floors

Regarding the scotia, I agree it looks much better with the skirting on top of the boards. But it depend on the builder as to whether they will do this…

12 d12 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Arranging demolition in advance

I would definitely be starting. You may even be cutting it fine. The whole process took us months. Most of the demolishers we spoke to wouldn't book in the job…

12 d12 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Agree completely, I regularly point out things as I see them. My SS has grumbled a little bit but I have explained to him the benefits to both of us…

15 d15 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

Agree as well, I would rather pay a bit extra and have my slab properly engineered (even overengineered slightly), than shopping around to try to do the slab as cheaply…

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18 d18 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Irban edge worst

I suspect there many be another side to this story.
I have just about finished building with them and whilst of course there have been a few minor issues overall…

24 d24 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Actually I didn't realise I had posted in this thread before! Whoops

24 d24 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

We sold a lot of stuff before we demolished - I thought it would be too much hassle, but my wife was keen, and we ended up making quite a…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

We officially got to lockup just before Christmas, but they have done work beyond that, ie have completed the internal plastering. Our contract has an end date of June so…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is there a tolerance for gap between skirting and wall?

Maybe was bit of a false alarm? I see now someone has gone through the house and marked all the bad looking sections, some of it with the word "float",…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Opening up roof and sarking for wiring: common practice?

If there is no access, how else would he get in??
Seems easier than cutting a hole in the ceiling

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is there a tolerance for gap between skirting and wall?

I don't this is temporary as we are getting timber floors with quad (not my choice, but I lost that battle).
I have been checking a few other houses, and this…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is there a tolerance for gap between skirting and wall?

It's probably not clear in the photo, but the skirting is actually square, it is the wall that is skew. I guess if the skirting followed the wall it would…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is there a tolerance for gap between skirting and wall?

My skirting and architraves were installed today and there are lots of small gaps, I know the builder will just fill them with flexible sealant, but is there any standard…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Copyright infringement?

How would the custom builder have got all the details of your house? You must have published or displayed it it somewhere??
Probably not what you want to hear, but there…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Building with Metricon

I would not be happy with that. I actually preempted this and warned my ss before the electricians came that i was a pain and that I was expecting them…

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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Polystyrene wall and sisalation

The top story is going to be rendered foam

Polystyrene wall and sisalation
3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Polystyrene wall and sisalation

My builder did

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

You may also want to check your building warranty. Some say that failure to comply with CSIRO guide for foundation maintenance will void your warranty.
The CSIRO guide says that…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Agree, they get away with it because they can. Buying a project home has become like buying whitegoods, everyone is trying to do it cheaper, and they way they make…

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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

My old house had this on a flat roof

Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?
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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

My sister has these on her outdoor chairs
Unfortunately they look worse in real life than the picture
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4pcs-Stripe ... :rk:6:pf:0

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Recessed damp proof course

Thanks for the detailed reply, some interesting points.
Your point about poor workmanship is I think a a valid one, there is no other reason I can think of to leave…

3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

That's interesting, I asked my surveyor for their reports, and all they provided was a one pager saying that it had passed. I asked for the detailed report and was…

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