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4 d4 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Wood Plastic Composite decking

For anyone in Melbourne - Frankston bowls club has Trex deck - installed 2017’ish I think.
It was one of the decking composites I looked at when I was…

5 d5 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Branch lights help needed

Try an electrical shop like AWM or Middy’s, Exel etc if you are looking for globes

5 d5 dGaudiGaudi posted:
What if, build is not as per plan?

As above ask your builder for survey information. They will have had to do this and likely submitted this to council with building permit. Ask your building surveyor.
Do you know…

9 d9 dGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I used David Seville of Seville inspections for my additional inspections and for meetings on site with the builder when I felt I was hearing BS or was not being…

10 d10 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Need help finding Building Surveyor in Melbourne

Registered Building surveyors are different to private consultants.
When I built my house , the builder was still appointing them so I cannot help. I’ve appointed one since for pergola…

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10 d10 dGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I built in SE Melbourne.
Custom build started in late 2015 so the builder appointed the registered building surveyor, who acted for the builder . Maintenance was completed in 2018.
I would…

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13 d13 dGaudiGaudi posted:
How to seal gap under main door and door frames

Hey Fakis
Have you had your maintenance inspection?
If you have not sure Burbank will help you, particularly with your internal doors.
If you haven’t had your maintenance inspection or a mid…

14 d14 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Going with full render - do brick work over garage need unde

Picture of garage may be rendered Hebel.

14 d14 dGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

It really depends on your builder... with most builders the registered builder is not ever on site.
I would suggest, fly back to Melbourne if you can for site visits…

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15 d15 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Developer's retaining wall and New home adices

The engineering drawings should show the retaining wall design and siting from boundary and include requirements for drainage.
Since your builder installed the wall they will need to install the…

21 d21 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Love this forum. Helped me get so much right including pre wiring for switched garden lighting that I have recently added.
Some things I’d change or make sure I took notice…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Wood Plastic Composite decking

I struggled over the decision for a while then ended up choosing a good quality composite, as my deck is low to the ground and I was concerned that spotted…

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Rear door visible from front door

I’m becoming interested in feng shui.
I live in a townhouse where the rear sliding stacker door is visible from the front door through the open stairs.
I have a plant…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Is this upto standard for exterior of home

You’ve made the final payment.
You can try at your 3 month maintenance to discuss but I think you’ll need a lawyer to assist you in working through the contractual breach.…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Advice needed - builder touching up powder coated windows.

My window frames and glass panes were very scratched. Glass was replaced. Scratched Frames were repaired.

The spray painting guy who specialized in these kinds of job, did a…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Variation fees - when is the limit

I am confused
Variation fees to contract are usually post contract signing. How can they be charging you variation fees when you do not have a contract yet?
Before contract signing…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Not sure Metricon welcomed Darbecca. Great they rectified rather than ‘took on board’ defects for you. That is not always the case for Metricon or any builder. Much of…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

On a side note: Did you employ your own registered building surveyor or did you agree to use one they ‘suggested’?
I think you’ll find PD won’t want you to…

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5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Small claims owner builder

Ask your lawyer. I would imagine the relative was working with consent for the owner builder so why not list both. I hope you have emails, sms or trail of…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Ducted Vacuum

Dyson 10 and a Roomba... why do yourself what a robot can do

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Render patchy

Has it had its second coat?

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Yes these pits were part of my storm water drainage system.

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Any way if avoiding moving it?
Can you plant inside it between fence and wall?

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining wal

There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest.
Getting the drainage around your house right is very important.

800mm from slab is not far.
Have…

To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining wal
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6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Why is it as customers having to accept sub-standard work from builders with no or minimal consequences.
Yes it is. The silt pits were installed by the builder as part…

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Not a great photo, but in case you are interested in another idea.
I had the civil engineer who did my drainage design out to give some advice after handover.
He…

Drainage issue side of house
6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

In Victoria
David Seville - Seville inspect. I used this company and would highly recommend .
https://m.facebook.com/SevilleBQI/posts ... l&mt_nav=1
Seville Building Quality Inspections P/L
0488 993 332
Darbecca company that…

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New home. Frustrating battles with the builder to fix

Once you have handed your money over you have much less leverage. But do not despair yet. I think that is pretty standard for builders to say wait for that…

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6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

I’d encourage you to look at the consumer affairs Victoria website, which explains it well as per replies above from saveh20 and brokenstick.
A registered building surveyor checks that work meets…

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6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building at th back side of a street

Separate driveways for each property alleviates public liability insurance for the driveway.
I’ve lived in one at front that shared a driveway. Loved it. You do need neighbors open to some…

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