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12 months12 monthschiggleschiggles posted:
Stacker doors with 2590 ceiling height

I am in the same situation although I havent yet started my build.
Is it structurally possible to have a 2370mm high stacker door with 2590mm ceiling? I am told…

1 year1 yearchiggleschiggles posted:
Future ensuite - capped water / waste water install

I am having a house built and I want to provide capped hot/cold water and waste water to a bedroom for a future ensuite.
I don't want the builder to…

Future ensuite - capped water / waste water install
1 year1 yearchiggleschiggles posted:
Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

What if I want to build a fence on my boundary, or a gate on my driveway, and a post has to be installed right were his cables are? Clearly…

1 year1 yearchiggleschiggles posted:
Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

The electricity pit is on the nature strip (council land) and it services our two houses. The part of the driveway that he dug through is 100% owned by me,…

1 year1 yearchiggleschiggles posted:
Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

No my driveway isnt sealed.
I assume he dug under my driveway because he has a retaining wall between his house and the pit, and he didnt want to run…

1 year1 yearchiggleschiggles posted:
Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

My neighbour recently built and his electrician dug a trench under my driveway to place his electrical cables - see diagram attached (his cable in red).
There is no easement on…

Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e
3 years3 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

I am building a new house with a volume builder, and because of the nature of the land, I am getting all the service connections done myself (otherwise the builder…

3 years3 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Contract Inspection - New Build

In addition to above, is it reasonable to expect the engineering drawings be completed and ready for me to view before signing the contract? I have paid $5k up to…

3 years3 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Contract Inspection - New Build

I am in the process of building and almost at contract signing stage. Basically the builder wants us to review the contact and pay the 5% deposit within the 3…

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks Nabeelc, that's a great idea, and low risk as if it doesn't work out then no harm done.
Do you have a thread for your build?

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks Nabeelc. Very helpful.
The only volume who I could find who does split level is Metricon funnily enough and they said it was too steep for them.
Fortunately our site is…

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Yes you are absolutely right, we won't know until we do the numbers. The only problem is that we have to incur the time and cost of getting proper plans…

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks, I'll have to research all of that, it's a foreign language to me!!!

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Sorry I probably didn't explain it very well.
The lot is 4,000m2 but the building envelope is around 600m2. Our house will be between 300-350m2, probably single storey.
The slope over the…

4 years4 yearschiggleschiggles posted:
Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

We have an acre block that's mostly sloping downhill towards the road. The practical building area is about 600m2, with a 3-5m slope from back to front. We can't really…

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