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29 d29 dCF DesignCF Design posted:
Do I have a leg to stand on?

Under your contract, you have an obligation to allow them access to complete the work as per the contract.
If you don't allow them in, you're bin breach of contract and…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

Just to pick up on "useless" 900mm (actually appears to be 1400mm in this case)
Depending on the orientation, 900mm setbacks will allow all day natural light to North facing windows…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

And if you want to know why the may not have "tested" them, they probably have, but didn't pass the test.
Manufacturers can still them as a BAL40 compliant window, just…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Onsite water detention osd costs

You need a solicitor

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Stormwater issue

Isn't this the same issue as in you other post?
Anyway, you need a solicitor, not a public forum
My understanding is that it should not have have the final approval for…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Do I have a leg to stand on?

They are obliged to supply as per the contract.
You can submit a request for a refund of the difference in costs, but they are not obliged to agree

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

And FWIW, we don't actually build the largest homes upon proper analysis. the average size of detached dwellings is larger than other countries, but its also a reflection of the…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
How deep is this sewer line? Can you tell?

That diagram does not show depth.
Depth of pipe is reference as x.xx I.L (Invert Level)
You need to contact the relevant water authority for their requirements for offset, they control these…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

This just seems like a completely unhelpful post. The only thin vein of help is the suggestion of multi purpose rooms, but you have not considered the intent, wishes or…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Onsite water detention osd costs

First thing to check would be does your contract of sale indicate there is LPOD on property?
If so, developer should pay.
If not, can they stop you accessing land they own?…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

bamorrisHi Lawrence,
Thanks for your reply, but i'll have to disagree! I discussed this with the window manufacturers and the AGWA and my understanding is now as follows.
Clause 8.5 does not…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Onsite water detention osd costs

Whilst I understand you are trying to get an idea of costs, I assume to avoid dumping money in before you know whether you can afford this option or not,…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
FireCrunch

Elevated builds would pose a significantly higher risk than a build on ground and there are specific requirements for the protection of foundations that are exposed.
The detailing required will be…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
FireCrunch

Looks like a suitable product
Definitely not a wonder product
There are many products that meet the relevant standard (AS3959) for BAL FZ
AS1530 series is a commercial document and has no standing…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Advise on sagging roof

Its noticeable, but not by much
get an inspection done by a reputable independent inspector and if required a structural engineer.
Unless htere is noticeable failing of that particular truss, I doubt…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Building with Eden Brae- Rain coming inside the house

Builder is correct, this is on your insurer because of the storm activity, not the builder.
The only time it would be on the builder is if the house has not…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Onsite water detention osd costs

Depends on the Consultants rate and the designed system.
Without actual soil and land survey results, it could be $10k, it could be $200k+
Not trying to be unhelpful, but there is…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Leaking storwater pipe?

Doesn't sound like anything to worry about
The flexible pipe is most likely slotted agi drain with is usually black and corrugated. Excessive moisture in soils moves via the point of…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

I'm going to PM you a few questions.
I have a coupe of ideas but depending on the site and crossing (i its built yet) it my not work out cheap…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

Also, its hard to make suggestions without knowing what the site is like. If we say go one way but its hard on the boundary its obviously not achievable.
Can you…

1 month1 monthCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

When I initially looked at this, I had some concerns. The problem was that any changes would have been significant and thus costly.
When you say you have signed a tender,…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Vertical wood fence no rails- how to build?

What is it for?
If it's pool barrier speak to an engineer first, as there won't be a compliant ore built design available.
I would guess at foundation depth of min 1100mm…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Old house with cold double brick walls

I have never been involved in the build stage so I"m not sure.
I just know that it's required for Passive House Certification

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Aluminium windows

Yes this is normal for new aluminium windows.
It runs under the channel and there should be a couple of vents on the outside too.
It allows condensation to run down the…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Design suggestions

Really need to see the full plan. Which way is north?

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Old house with cold double brick walls

I would look at getting a blower test like they use for Passiv Haus certification.
That will give a good indication of where to start plugging up leaks

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Site Cost

If it's fixed, it's fixed.
You pay that amount, no more, no less
It's it's split, they'll have a min charge + a variable.
Contract will include both amounts, but costs could go…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Building a custom designed home

Design prices are usually based on the contract price and charged at a % depending on the content you require.
Custom homes don't come cheap.
Look up the BDAA (Building Design Association…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Site Cost

Their fixed cost allows for anything that may turn up unexpectedly.
If they hit rock, its their bad luck.
I would assume its also based on a soil report and if not…

2 months2 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Council footpath/nature strip and driveway gradient?

The 3 parts of the driveway all have varying requirements
The crossing itself from street/kerb to part require 1 set of rules (see you council for this)
The pathway sometimes has another…

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