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30 d30 dchanamchanam posted:
Front yard, retaining wall and sloping of lawn - drainage?

Two different views and suggestion provided by two different landscapers.
1) slope lawn/ground away from retaining wall (u shaped) into middle of lawn with storm water pit…

4 months4 monthschanamchanam posted:
Raising height of brick wall using existing footings

Is it legal to raise height of existing low brick retaining wall by adding additional bricks on top without adding to the footings? In addition, extra soil is added…

4 months4 monthschanamchanam posted:
Council footpath/nature strip and driveway gradient?

Is it legal to build a driveway not following the natural downward slope of land which is on a hill? In other words, the driveway starts to descend from council…

7 months7 monthschanamchanam posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle/anyone,
How does the two above compared to soft appeal & tranquil charm from tuftmaster; slipstream from quest. What recommendation if selecting for your own home?
Is it best to…

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8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Electrical Plan Feedback

Even when on plan is lined up, electrician do not follow plan. Ensure to check all points are where you want it to be as per your plan and…

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Edge of roof tile finishing and water tight?

Savannah (pgh) and off white

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Are those silt pits plumbed into the same underground drainage system as the house downpipe or have their own dedicated underground pipe?

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Drainage issue side of house

It has been so informative reading forums here and with so many valuable advices and sharing of experiences.
Why is it as customers having to accept sub-standard work from builders…

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Protecting your Slab

Did you end up concreting footpath around the alfresco (green line as shown). Any chance of showing updated photos for reference as i'd thought of doing same?
Any issues of draining…

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Drainage issue side of house

"One area is similar to the picture you've shared. Without the concrete, water would seep and pool in that area. "
I am currently considering landscaping and concreting perimetre of the…

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining wal

The land is on a slope from back to front of site with concrete sleeper retaining wall on all sides. It is a small block with only 2.4 metre to…

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

Throughout build process, many errors picked up by owners and brought to attention of SS who always had an excuses after excuses.

8 months8 monthschanamchanam posted:
Edge of roof tile finishing and water tight?

Is the finishing for edge of roof compliant and water tight?
Will there be any concern for broken water course (underside lapping) of roof tiles which will allow water into…

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Leaking Roof - ongoing issue with Sienna Homes

Sorry to hear of your dilemma with builder. What is the actual cause of leak? Tiles/colourbond roof/ flashing?

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9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Excessive gap between tiled floors in bathroom and cavity sl

Thanks for the idea and options avail. If adjust down, then would see more of rollers and gap above.
At moment as it stands, the track above is visible now.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

Their display home is fine. It is the question of whether it is what you see is what you get. Very deceiving.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

Plans are correct. It all comes down to the tradie and SS.
Error after error of not following plan.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

For sure...it definitely is. Have seen many houses and have never ever come across one like this.
Display home quality is questionable.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Excessive gap between tiled floors in bathroom and cavity sl

Any thoughts on excessive gap between flooring and sliding door of bathroom. Does this meet compliancy with building code?
Is there a particular reason why gaps under doors are supposed…

Excessive gap between tiled floors in bathroom and cavity sl
9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

This is the outcome of building with a long established project builder who claims quality. What are your thoughts with the mixer tap touching the shower frame?

Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?
9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

Update of fixing...
Point 1 - is the after fix photo of roof flashing. Is this now compliant to meet code?
Point 2 - should gap between brick and linea board be…

Roof flashing not built into brickwork???
9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Bath hob tiling and tub not centred as to plan

Have yet to raise this with builder via private independant building inspector.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

Apparently it seems like a normal practice these days as I have seen some like that on rendered wall also and so I have been told also.
Wonder how this would…

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

Fortunately, there isn't a weep hole behind flashing (after checking photos of pre-flashing instal.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

Thank you for your valuable input. Much appreciated.
Just thought i put out there as have had experience in huge tropical storm whereby horizontal rain penetrates into building.

9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Bath hob tiling and tub not centred as to plan

If this was your house, would you accept this tiling on hob bath. Other thing is the tub is not centred in the hob as per plan. To accept or…

Bath hob tiling and tub not centred as to plan
9 months9 monthschanamchanam posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

Is roof flashing (wakaflex) installed correctly to meet water tightness of building? Concerned with rain hitting the brick wall and down the back of flashing. The adhesive over time will…

1 year1 yearchanamchanam posted:
Steel or timber beam for brick wall over garage or patio?

If a brick wall is built suspended over a garage or patio. Asking any experts out there. Would this require a timber or steel beam? Note the height of…

Steel or timber beam for brick wall over garage or patio?
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