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1 d1 dGaudiGaudi 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…

1 d1 dGaudiGaudi 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…

1 d1 dGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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.

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Before and after - new shelter in backyard!

Looks awesome!

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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.

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
demolition cost

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

3 months3 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…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

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

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
House inspector

? In Victoria - Do you mean the registered building surveyor who issues the certificate of Occupancy and applies for the building permit?
In Victoria I would call the…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

I wonder
Can they do that without a variation that you signed?

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Hopefully you can cover it with something you can remove to provide access as required.
For me on the things I wish I’d know page, I want to add - take…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

It’s worth a call to your local water authority to ask.
If it is your own sewerage inspection point for your house then likely you can lower it.
If it is the…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How to remove the grill for a drain cover

Have you done this yet?
It’s the middle circle that needs to come out. Usually it is winded in. So twist it left to loosed and lift it.
If it’s…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New driveway & stormwater pit

Councils!!

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Another recommendation
David Seville from Seville inspections
‭0488 993 332‬
Has more than 40 years in building industry.

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

I’m impressed your site supervisor walked through and marked items or had noted so many items and didn’t leave all to you and your inspector.
Seems like you were lucky…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building Surveyor/inspector NCC/BCA

Hey Bey
I can tell already you’ll be in hot demand by so many builders wanting your level of expertise in providing certificate of occupancy.

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Right to have stage inspections

This is not related to your topic -
If you have not yet signed your contract you may wish to reconsider appointing your own building surveyor. VBA changed the…

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