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1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

You are correct, 75mm slab is correct for soil types xyz, but having been told that this also gives the builder tolerances plus some builders drop the slab down to…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

Sorry, each builder has their own specification for a cheap standard build, such as without wall painting, only showers tiled to 2000, 28c bricks instead of 31c, 75mm (bad!) slab…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Builders putting their rubbish on my empty block!VENT!

Found two small concrete segments so far from an old leach drain on this "new" building block. If there was a house before with a leach drain, then they simply…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

Thanks chippy for help. Much appreciated. Would you recommend it on a westerly wall? It seems to give you R1.3 insulation.

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

Hi,
My builder is suggesting Kingspan aircell Permicav XV cavity wall insulation on our NW side. The cavity is only 50mm wide, the product is 5.5mm thick. On the company's video,…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Doctor tells me in 95% of homes the gov. support workers will not work in due to OH&S regulations re doors, which are too small or corridors unsuitable for wheelchairs,…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Flat sandy building block-developer dumped building rubble!

Thanks, chippy and everybody for help. You put my mind at rest.

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Flat sandy building block-developer dumped building rubble!

Thanks for answer, StructuralGuy. Problem is, the soil tester dug a few holes for his report and did not report anything. Question is: Who pays for the removal of anything,…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Flat sandy building block-developer dumped building rubble!

Hi,
Saved myself $600 by spraying and raking up the weeds on this nice flat "sandy" building block, but got the rake stuck on what appeared to be a stone. Turns…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Roof with no sarking

The energy assessor of the builder is giving me a 6.7 rating, where six is supposed to be the present "best" rating, but without anticon and only R4 ceiling insulation.…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Time frame is most likely given as something like the "maintenance period" or "warranty" period of six months in your contract. Danger with withholding progress payments if they do not…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Any good building inspectors in Perth, which can be recommended? I am still hesitant using inspectors as the builder can still disregard the reports.

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Sorry to read of your problems, Norfolk. The industry has political support from industry and unions through lobbying. My architect made mistakes, the builder is making mistakes and so do…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Most builders only give you a single-page specification listing all the inclusions and that is not very detailed. Builders have a detailed multi-page speci, but they may be rather reluctant…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Cross checking with an estimator

In my case, there was a stone bench top, so I asked for a credit as I will get Laminex. So I got credits from two builders, which differed. If…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Home owners right to enter site Victoria

Correct, it would, but I read it on this forum and it would not surprise me if builders just bluff there way through.

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
changing windows after development approval

Sorry, Dooza, it will hopefully not be a DA, as a development approval takes three months; in my case, where council knocked something back, it just had to be fixed…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Great advice! Thanks. Can you later use it as an alarm and SMS you if there is an intruder? Thanks.

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Home owners right to enter site Victoria

This forum tells me some contracts are voided if you choose Darbecca. Great! Two things: My contract allows me only to enter with the manager, (bull....), but then it says…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
changing windows after development approval

The builder will have told you that at the pre-start meeting it will already be too late to make any structural changes and a window change is considered to be…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Cross checking with an estimator

Get up to three quotes and be surprised by how much they differ. Builders quote on the basis of "low ingoing" or "bait and switch" and give you only a…

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3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Change builder after accepting tender

On this other other fora I have come across cases where the client thought I may as well lose the deposit as I had a much better offer.
Does not…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Contract says I can only go in with manager, but contract also says I can indemnify the company, which I will in writing and as best in legal English as…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
what is PWP on the plan

Apologies, no charge for two PWPs unless another contract charged me for it? Made quite a few changes and kept demanding credits.

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Private Building Inspector - How many stages are an absolute

Not wishing to throw a spanner, but reports by building inspectors can be ignored by builders. They may drag it out beyond the six-month guarantee period and then drop you.
Some…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

With a run of 42m, the extra for three-phase in my case is $350, so $1k might be max. With 6.6 kW solar and a 5 kW three-phase inverter ($4,000)…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

In my contract I am not supposed to enter the site without the MANAGER. However, at the end it says I can indemnify the builder from any claim arising from…

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
what is PWP on the plan

Yes, this is it! Weird bits of sheet metal for additional wall support.

3 months3 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
what is PWP on the plan

Now I know it, it is Perth Wind Post. When the engineer feels wire ties are not enough, then extra ties between the inside/outside leaf are required. I suspect to…

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