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4 d4 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

7 d7 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

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15 d15 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

23 d23 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 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,…

24 d24 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

They charge you to go from Fastwall to Verticore brick?

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

3 months3 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

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

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

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Double brick - Internal wall finish

This is from an older summit brochure

Double brick - Internal wall finish
3 months3 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.…

4 months4 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.

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Owner Builder - was it worth it?

I don't think you will get finance, I would suss that out before you go any further.

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Hi ace91, will you need to finance the house or will it be cash? If you have to take out a loan I very much doubt you will get the…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
NBN pit & pipe

Hi guys, I work for a builder in Perth and we come across this often and it is absolutely ridiculous that it isn't a condition from the WA Planning Commission,…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

Hello all, I work for a builder in Perth, I have worked previously for 2 of the biggest 3 builders in Perth, the house margin is confidential and can be…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Amit
The problem you have in WA also is you will be restricted by the height of your retaining walls, the residential design codes in WA only allow retaining up to…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
BAL12.5 cost

The price is over the top, I would be asking the builder to justify the costs of these 4 items
Spark Guards
Upgrade windows
Safety Screens
Anticon
But in Particular the safety screens, you only…

1 year1 yearDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Build price based on suburb

What state are you in? If its in wa metro i will comment

1 year1 yearDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Site Work Costs

Send me your plans via PM and ill look at them, i am an estimator for a building company in Perth, the price of 8K for coastal conditions is over…

1 year1 yearDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Site Work Costs

WA i would suggest, C8 is a Structerre detail, am i correct?

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2 years2 yearsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Contractual Advice, Please

I would suggest it is legally binding if its on the contract and the builder has signed it, i would call or email your state building authority to get advice

2 years2 yearsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
20mm vs 40mm caesarstone benchtops

Yep that would be correct

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2 years2 yearsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

West as in Western Australia??

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