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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi 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…

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Checking Suspended Floor Deflections With Bosch Laser Tool

Wood bang you get to see the ‘best’ of what the current building industry has to offer.
I agree
yes consistent use of string lines or even spirit level…

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Engineering query

I agree with Ardo, my structural engineering report stated much the same.
In ideal world as per Chris if I was owner builder I would have the same firm do all…

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
$100 for 2017 Henley Brochure

Are you sure your drawings don’t show which windows are double glazed and which are single glazed?

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Build Inspection on every stage - worth it and which stages?

Based on advice I had and my experience at minimum I’d recommend
Pre slab!!!!!!! Very important but you do need to have someone who knows what they are doing.
I’d…

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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Crack above sliding door

Raise all plaster cracks to builder at 90 day and then within 2 years of handover so they can be repaired and investigated if required. Look for settlement cracks…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Clothesline Landscapes

A fair bit of maintenance for timber below.
If aim is to keep clean How about some paving steps?
Pro

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Australian Standard Sanitary Drainage

Do you know any university students?
They can access for free typically as most universities have engineering courses and have these available for 1 month electronic loan for free.

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

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

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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 Here you can access superseded versions too.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?

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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 .

6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building Notices and Orders for poor work by builder.

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

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

7 months7 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.

7 months7 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Before and after - new shelter in backyard!

Looks awesome!

7 months7 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

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