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21 d21 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Storm water

Your engineering plans may state the details re:flexible couplings and much of what SaveH20 and insider have informed you of. Only mentioning that as you can use that in discussion…

21 d21 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Would adding any rugs soften the tiles for when you have rental inspection?

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Guide to the painting of buildings

Do you know anyone with a child at university? Most universities have these available online for free. Here you can access superseded versions too.
2017 version
Does this site help?

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Storm water

Where you are building -Does your builder require a site drainage plan developed by an engineer for your certifier/building permit?
If you do, check your plumber/builder has followed for the…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Bathroom water damage claim against company

The builders warranty may actually be 10 years.
You may be best to call consumer affairs and talk through your situation.
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensi ... -insurance
Implied warranties apply…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Recent Vergola Reviews?

I do have an opening roof. I went with a different company because I wanted a company that arranged all the drawings for the town planning permit.
Vergola were very…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Nail pops

I understand your concerns re: patch painting.
My builders were champs at this.
Patch painted gloss doors too and seemed surprised I was not pleased.
My ceiling paint is a flat paint…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

MLC I have seen this in lots of homes.
If cabinetry, blinds, and/or furniture ties in looks brilliant!
The houses I have seen for instance have some darker kitchen cabinetry…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Demolition questions

Good luck.
Saying it plainly - it really sucks that you are put in this situation due to buider. I hope their insurance has to refund you some costs .

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building Notices and Orders for poor work by builder.

Do you mean a building order to stop work - served on the builder?

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
DO you need permission to build a deck

Building permit
http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/Buildi ... quired.pdf
Town Planning permit - this May provide you with the information you need.
Asking council is often your best bet but they usually will…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Pheonix Tapware

My builder used them as standard
They have decent warranty and they do abide by it and arrange plumber to replace any faulty items in first 12 months
I have appreciated…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Demolition questions

What a stressful situation for you
An engineer may be the best person to ask.
Do you have details of the engineer (s) who was(we’re) involved at planning stage?
They’ll know your…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

What state are you in.
What’s grows well in Qld may not grow so well in Vic and Tas.

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Before and after - new shelter in backyard!

Looks awesome!

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Lock up payment

I had Hebel house built.
I can’t tell you based on legalities of contract, just based on my experience. I looked at my old lock up inspection report just to…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

https://www.maddocks.com.au/ten-year-li ... -victoria/
http://lclawyers.com.au/wp-content/uplo ... 5-9426.pdf
Page 24
4.18
Read this second link page 24, 4.18 and then call consumer affairs to discuss your…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Good on you. Information is power. You’ll get more clarity. Without pictures and lots more information I don’t believe anyone online will be able to tell you with confidence if…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Maybe I am misunderstanding you- Were you using a very short- 20cm - length level check floor levels? And it was 4mm outside of line?
If you were, a professional inspection…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Plumbing query / standard

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Tanks.pdf
Your engineering drawings will tell you which of your downpipes are charged so should have the suitable downpipes.
Save H20 - in your…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Also check with your council re: maximum land coverage. You may not be able to extend your current house’s footprint.
There are 2-3 councils in Victoria that the town planning…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing ... -insurance
Implied warranties apply to all building work. The Building Act 1993 allows action to be brought against a builder for up to 10 years…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Porter Davis homes

Appoint your own building surveyor
See VBA website. Clients should appoint their own.
You need the surveyor to be independent from the Builder and work for you!!
Building consultant called inspectors…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

Sorry things have gotten to this point for you. If only DBDRV wasn’t such a mess and clients can get advice and mediation within reasonable time frames.

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
demolition cost

Me too
Melbourne
I had friends in interstate report quite varying quotes

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
demolition cost

I think there are lots of variables
Your state is one of them
$12-14K is what I was quoted from memory a couple of years ago.
Quotes for demo are easy to…

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Here’s a recent post with discussion on same topic
In General Discussion section

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Builder left bad ethernet connections (?)

Since you have just had handover; Get boutique to have the electricians out now in maintenance and they can explain to you or fix it to save you running…

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