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5 d5 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Polystyrene wall and sisalation

The top story is going to be rendered foam

Polystyrene wall and sisalation
5 d5 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Polystyrene wall and sisalation

My builder did

6 d6 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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…

7 d7 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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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8 d8 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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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12 d12 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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

13 d13 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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…

14 d14 dbrokenstickbrokenstick 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…

14 d14 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Recessed damp proof course

I have noticed with a lot of new builds that the damp proof membrane stops short of the exterior of the brick, usually by 10-40mm (as seen in the weepholes).…

14 d14 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

I have had 3 inspections so far and each one had picked up around 20 things, most of them minor, and things that i would never have known about, especially…

15 d15 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Bricklayers have finished, electrical rough-ins and insulation complete. Darbecca inspection also done
More pics on my blog

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16 d16 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

No we didn't change the cost of delays. Fortunately we seem to be on track to finish within our build period of almost a year.
I found them to be quite…

17 d17 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Cracking chipped polished concrete - polystyrene visible

That doesn't sound good. When my slab was poured there was mesh over all the foam. I asked the concreters about the thickness of concrete - from memory they…

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17 d17 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

I am currently halfway though building with Urban Edge. They said the same to me, but when I pushed it and pointed out the legalities they changed their tune a…

20 d20 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Can I insist the builder tells me who their subcontractor i

I am on good open terms with the site supervisor and things are going pretty well on the build, and they have been addressing any concerns. There is one part…

20 d20 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Can I insist the builder tells me who their subcontractor i

Hi, just wondering...
If I ask my builder for the name of the company they subcontracted a specific part of my build to, do they have to tell me, or can…

22 d22 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Looking good!
Interesting that they are doing the bricks before the roof

27 d27 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Agree with doing the maths. Our preference was not to go through the stress of knocking down and building, and there was nothing majorly wrong with the old house, but…

28 d28 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

What is on your drawings??
But some of my bedroom windows are quite high as well (and some are even opaque) due to reg requirements for overlooking.

29 d29 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Which house is she building??

29 d29 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Overall we are pretty happy with the way everything has gone through the whole process, and the build so far. There have been a few issues, but they have been…

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30 d30 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

It's the Andu 43, but we have made some changes
- enlarged font lounge and alfresco
- change theatre to guest bedroom + ensuite
- make upstairs bedrooms bigger and rumpus smaller
- some…

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1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

House was wrapped last week and bricklaying started on Friday. The brickwork appears to be very good so far - seems we have some good bricklayers on the job

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1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Similar here. We started off wanting to extend / renovate as we quite liked the house. It ended up like a jigsaw puzzle trying to fit in what we wanted…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Changing/fixing contract before signing

Of course they can't force you to sign anything. I told my builder I wasn't coming in to the appointment unless I received the contract beforehand with time to…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Hi Doulton777, glad to see someone from these forums is showing interest :)
We've been pretty happy with Urban Edge so far. As can be expected with…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Agree it is always best to try and resolve it directly first.
The MCA may be able to help?

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

What you have said makes sense.
I wouldn't think there is any standard for finish of exposed aggregate concrete, so an inspector will just say that it is a rubbish job.…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

That looks pretty bad to me, I would not accept it. There a few houses around me with similar exposed aggregate driveways, and none of them look like that -…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
No sarking...should I do something else??

My roof tiles on my new house were installed yesterday and I was surprised to see there was no sarking installed. I had just assumed it would be sarked, but…

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