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23 h23 hDoozer1905Doozer1905 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

23 h23 hDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

23 h23 hDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

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

14 d14 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
BAL dropped during build

What state are you in?

29 d29 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

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

29 d29 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
When should the final payment be made?

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

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Increased site costs

Is it possible to PM me with some more details

2 months2 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.)…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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?

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

What state are you in?

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3 months3 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…

3 months3 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

3 months3 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,…

3 months3 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…

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

They charge you to go from Fastwall to Verticore brick?

4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Battle-Axe Block Power Connection Q WA

Hi Taluala,
Short answer is you have to pay for those works you have completed. The WA planning commission would put conditions on the planning approval and if they are not…

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

No I don't never have, I have worked for 2 of the previous builders mentioned and now work for a boutique builder

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Like I said before Sethor you have no idea what your talking about.

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

This is from an older summit brochure

Double brick - Internal wall finish
6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

Sorry Sethor you have no idea what your talking about. None of the cheap builders Drywall and if you asked them what's the cost to Drywall it would be thousands.…

6 months6 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

No way, plaster is not even close to Drywall. Drywall is a premium product with a premium finish, why do you think all the high end builders use Drywall.

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