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Orange Grove WA
Joined 5 June 2019
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12 d12 ddomwilddomwild posted:
Anyone sell their own property (no agent)?

There is a site called RENTBETTER, which charges around $500 to list on realestate and domain and lots of free ones. I found tenants thru them, so I would only…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Things you arranged outside of the builder

Problem with flooring is that the builder will quote carpets and they will be the cheapest they could find. There is a lot of choice from expensive timber to engineered…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Warranty Period-How do I make sure faults get fixed?

Hi,
At the handing over of the keys, the "buffer" of my building supervisor wanted me to fill in their forms with faults I find and then to hand them in…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

Canning Council tells me it used to be $55/m2 and not $75. Should be less for new crossovers, my quote is for replacing a broken crossover. Will get other quotes.…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Things not included in builders price

No floor coverings
Tiles in shower only and only up to 2,000mm
28 courses instead of the old time 31 course ceiling height
Meter box not lockable
Outside light only if designer/architect called area…

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2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

Axiis Contracting P/L - 16.4m2 @ $75/m2 = $1,230, + GST = $1,353.
Includes saw cutting, removal and disposal of existing. There are four panels.
City of Canning - They…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Building with New Choice Developments (Perth)

Recommended, but watch costings and check and recheck documents and build quality.
After an architect had drawn up a floor plan (with mistakes), I contacted several builders for quotes and New…

4 months4 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

I am putting it in as it has a benefit apart from reducing the energy loss in the wiring along a long drive way. I am also putting in a…

4 months4 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

Volume builder will definitely build you a house in WA with 28 brick courses (cheaper) vs. 31 courses or about 2620 ceiling height, so your house will be hotter in…

5 months5 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

Yes, there is! Did get my own floor plan, contour map, soil test and site costs and contacted more than four builders. One builder offered $10,000 less after I told…

6 months6 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

The HIA and MBA will always support the builder and not you. Builders are supposed to have regular meetings with you at the end of certain stages, so have a…

7 months7 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

As often as possible as builders are often guilty of shortcuts. In my case the Afghan bricklayers forgot to add in the 20mm spacers (the need for speed!) to the…

8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

The company also says there has to be a 50mm overlap, top sheet over lower, the overlap has to be taped, that is a must and then the co. says…

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8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

Watch the outer leaf being done and insist on one 20mm spacer biscuit every second brick tie. Take photos like I did as evidence; not that the supervisor bothered to…

8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

Both are worded for the benefit of the builder and not the client and you have no choice anyway. One builder had his own idea of first progress payment, which…

8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

A word of warning here: Watch the brickies as they were lazy with putting in the 20mm spacer bisuits and the company told me, that reduces the R-rating from R…

8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Norfolk had us all worried with his statement re responsibility, but he is a realist and shows us the duties of his/hers for upt to 15 builds. In my case…

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8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

As a pensioner I have the privilege to look at the site nearly every day and how owners can trust builders to not cut corners beats me. So far I…

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8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Rafter (120 x 35) span, N1 wind area, WA, excessive?

Hi,
A new build in Bentley (WA) and the rafters were inspected by a roofing carpenter and he expressed doubts as far as the span was concerned.
From the support…

8 months8 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

NewChoice Developments (Perth) has it in the contract not to enter the building site without the manager, which is absolute rubbish as the manager has other things to do. It…

10 months10 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Exhaust all the public institutions there are, you paid for building insurance, perhaps they pay, the Builders Registration Board, the HIA (Housing Industry Association), the Architect's Board you have already…

10 months10 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
5.6m x 1.6m Sliding Gate-RHS Steel Suggestions, Please!

Such a manual gate will cost me about $4,500 fully installed and in alu, so I decided to go partial DIY. The dimensions of the alu RHS are as follows…

11 months11 monthsdomwilddomwild 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…

11 months11 monthsdomwilddomwild 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…

11 months11 monthsdomwilddomwild 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…

11 months11 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.

11 months11 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,…

12 months12 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,…

12 months12 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Flat sandy building block-developer dumped building rubble!

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

12 months12 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,…

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