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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
advise needed to improve view

Very nice!
Wish I was handy!
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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Window/Ceiling height concerns

I’d get this interior designer!!

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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

If you builder is asking for 2 weeks to rectify after inspection reports
Are they ok with you delaying stage payments for these 2 weeks?
Will they respond in writing to…

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

Yes builders are using tactics to pressure home owners to use their surveyors in Victoria.
Good reputation of surveying company ......
remember if the builder selects them they work for…

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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Entry styling

I vote first one too!
Slight difference with dramatic result
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6 d6 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Geo1 how frustrating for you to have builders say they find professionals who will use a cheaper design that is likely less effective.
As a homeowner this attitude from builders…

6 d6 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

Any joy?
It is so frustrating when compromise by owner is never enough for the builder.
I’ve been there. Building is such a differernt world
Something so simple I’d expect they do…

6 d6 dGaudiGaudi posted:
advise needed to improve view

Google
In Melbourne I’ve seen some at
Bunnings
Outdecoliving
Chippys outdoors
Oxworks
Prices, materials and colors vary
Gorgeous steel ones from entanglements, and lump studios. More expensive but so beautiful.

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
advise needed to improve view

I wish I knew where the builder found what algernon found! I’ll be doing an internet search.
I’m having a shade tolerant climber planted on mesh to green up the…

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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Garden Soil Crack

How did you go cesarspalace?
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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Dark colour around concrete crack

Hmmmm
In the basement article water seems to be seeping from below the concrete. Is that what you are thinking?
Are your darker areas because of water settling in cracks/gaps from…

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

The scratches on frames are easy touch ups.
Mine were scratched worse than this.
The swollen window sill makes me wonder what’s going on underneath

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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Hi Geo1
Can you explain this for dummies?
What would you do if you were building?
What is the best way of mitigating risks?
Thanks

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19 d19 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Dark colour around concrete crack

I am no expert. Does it look like this when it hasn’t rained for a while?
Does the ‘stain’ clean off with hose? ie. is it superficial stain due to water…

19 d19 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

Sounds like you have some peace of mind and have dealt with the issues that concern you most. Good news.
If you have any doubts still you can ask for their…

22 d22 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

VBA may be able to advise you on your rights with regards to using an inspector and wording to use with builder. In my experience VBA was not very helpful…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Street Light Re-location

In Melbourne it is also very expensive
Family were quoted 20000 by council to move it.
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23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Bad Render - seeking advice

You can ask for it to be improved in areas of most concern to you. Expansion join could be neater in my opinion.
Post PCI to achieve handover builders will…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
FRONT HOUSE SETBACK DISPENSATIONS ?

Re: set back
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/__data/ ... e-2015.pdf
Have you looked at the council minimum setbacks for your land- I think depends on zoning and what setback your neighbors have.
I’d…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
FRONT HOUSE SETBACK DISPENSATIONS ?

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing ... lding-team
building surveyor – to check building work meets the MINIMUM STANDARDS of the building regulations. Make sure you appoint only one building surveyor. From…

29 d29 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Open vs closed staircases - which ones better?

Can always go half open and half closed. Cantelivred.
I have something like this. I have a narrow hallway.

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Open vs closed staircases - which ones better?
29 d29 dGaudiGaudi posted:
polishing concrete - heaps of questions!

Looks great
Are I happy with it?

30 d30 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Independent Building Inspector

I had a complicated build with a custom builder with a very good reputation.
I was lucky enough to engage Seville inspect for independent inspections.
David Seville- 40years+ building experience.
He's…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Has anyone used A&L Windows?

Hi Cheyuthie
Mine were bought within buider’s contract in 2015. 3 panel doors. 1 of these is fixed.
Builder has 20-30% markup I’m guessing, so even if I dug out contract probably…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

Another step closer to settlement. That’s good news.
Great surveyor has agreed to delay CofO until there is clarification.
I see your point. So he/she has ‘passed’ it but can’t…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

Solution of some kind sounds like it’s on the way. Great everyone is communicating and you are following through now before it’s covered up and will cause damage to fix.…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

..... If you’ve forwarded each report to surveyor, since reports are lengthy you might want to email them and inform them that you have met with SS and Darbecca and…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

Moventura sorry to hear that . Very stressful.
Has the inspector passed you the information from NCC 2016 code 3.7 that states the fire separation needs to be higher in…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Issues with property inspection

As Chris said, as clients sometimes worry more than we should by what we read in inspection reports.
But for peace of mind, A site visit is a good idea…

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