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7 d7 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Newport Primeline vs Scyon Linea & Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Hi D and C House, I dont think there is any insulation benefit, aesthetically the Scyon Linea looks heaps better but that comes at a cost, roughly the Linea is…

8 d8 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

Yes totally agree with what the builder has said, the stormwater was a closed system, the concretor has cut that closed system when installing the grates. It's not an issue…

8 d8 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Door handle height

That looks ridiculous, unfortunately the lock & handle should of gone down another couple of millimetres. It looks to me that the lock is around 1050 - 1100mm that should…

18 d18 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Your getting confused between a PC (Prime Cost) and PS (Provisional Sum), margin isn't applied to PC items only Provisional Sums. A Provision Sum isnt worked off retail pricing it's…

18 d18 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
HIA Contracts/Owners rights

Dont do it whatever you do, that's madness, what state are re you in?

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

No that wont happen, you have to register your development with Testra Smart Communities even if it's in an NBN area and can take up to 6 months

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

Okay, I know nothing in that state, but communications is the same federally and yes telstra are right, you firstly need to register the development with Telstra Smart Communities, you…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

What state are you in? It's not that simple

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
BAL dropped during build

What state are you in?

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

I'll ring the building commission tomorrow and find out exactly, I cant find my copy

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
When should the final payment be made?

This is a good article by the Master Builders Association
https://www.mbawa.com/practical-completion/

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

It's in AS3700, yes I know what you are saying and yes they are all wrong, ring the building commission and ask for one of the inspectors and ask the…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Sorry chippy but you are wrong, the last builder I worked for got pinged for it by the building commission, we had an order to rectify it, hardly any builders…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Hi Thme,
The brickwork over the internal door frames should be 1 course bricks for at least 3 courses above the door frame, the builder will say they dont have to…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

I would be making sure (and not coming from Ben Trager) that the polystyrene cladding isn't on the banned list that has just been released.
Banned cladding systems:
CM40029 Ozone Panel Building…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Increased site costs

Is it possible to PM me with some more details

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Builders margin in Western Australia

No nothing to do with house size or value, it's more to do with what it is, high priced items (like Air Conditioning, landscaping, earthworks, swimming pools, retaining wall etc.)…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Builders margin in Western Australia

If its variation 20% in the contract I can nearly guarantee that would be BS, it's a lie, I don't know any builder that would actually do it for a…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Builders margin in Western Australia

Hi Arabla,
I'm an estimator for a Perth Builder, Margin in confidential and would never be disclosed, I am assuming your talking about Variation Margin?

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
SIP PANEL BUILDING

JWH group did some 2 Storeys for the Department of housing when I worked for JWH, that was around 2008, I was in Albany at the time and there was…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Thoughts on this slab?

Vapour barrier is completed either by the bricklayer by parging the slab edge or sprayed with a waterproof membrane, it should be done at least a week after the slab…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Deffinatly in the wrong position, they should be somewhere in the middle of the footing, not on the edge, I don't know what they are thinking. But get StructualBIMGuy to…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

What state are you in?

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5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Pre-Start Quieries/Advice

Hi Vlf1985,
I am an estimator for a residential builder in Perth, you can question all variations, if you have signed a building contract it will have the % allowed for…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Just make sure they put the roof on properly.
https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announce ... -roof-work

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Footing cost increase while digging

Hi Ginzsidhu,
I work for a builder in WA and not sure if it's the same in South Australia but it would be similar, hard digging is always an additional cost,…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
M class soil/clay and drainage

Hi Kevin 1, if your using a builder they would (or maybe I say SHOULD) price the stormwater engineering as part of the scope of works, don't go to a…

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

They charge you to go from Fastwall to Verticore brick?

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Battle-Axe Block Power Connection Q WA

Hello again, no you have been told incorrect information regarding the easements (being illegal), they are fairly rare, but they do exist. I take it you have a half height…

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