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5 h5 hGaudiGaudi posted:
Decking to the Boundary Line (NSW)

My draftsman has found way.
I was going to go to the building appeals board, and also use fire separation material 60:60:60 but draftsman has researched and said I don’t need…

5 h5 hGaudiGaudi posted:
Murraya paniculata

Should I avoid planting these within a specific distance from slab of house
ie is it likely their root system will impact on the slab?
If yes, what sort of root barrier…

5 h5 hGaudiGaudi posted:
Tall fescue grass

Can anyone recommend good tall fescue seeds for oversowing? And where to buy them? I’m in Melbourne.
I have a few bare patches from between where the lawn squares were…

5 h5 hGaudiGaudi posted:
Window covering advice for large stacker doors

Congrats on making decision. Hard part done
Roller blind materials have come a long way!
Hope you are happy with the outcome when installed. They work well on stacked doors.
What I…

17 h17 hGaudiGaudi posted:
Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Try a non scratch scourer if you are scrubbing it off.
Autosol metal polishes from Bunnings are brilliant. Put some cream on, it does the heavy work then doesn’t need…

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

I’d install floorboards after handover next time because yes trades damage floorboards but also quality of laying you may have more say about if you can inspect more closely.
But…

18 d18 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Brick work around windows

+1 for inspection so you get an independent opinion about standards.
Does your builder have a display home?
If they do go and take a look and take photos if they…

22 d22 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

With only a warning letter being the case makes even more sense why my builder (a term I use loosely as the registered builder was never on site during my…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

I always thought about the RBS role on site during the build. It is only now that I am engaging my own RBS for decks (for my previously completed KDR)…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

In Victoria - VBA states:
Registered Building Surveyors provide independent oversight of buildings and building work throughout the construction process, and upon completion of construction ensure that buildings are safe for…

24 d24 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Delay of more than 6 months

I think DBDRV have a 3-4 mth turn around to contact you and decide if they will proceed with dispute. Don’t know how long after that you attempt mediation before…

26 d26 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

I agree
What I would do now that there is a choice is use the RBS another builder uses in the area.
Or ask my private inspector from last build who he’d…

26 d26 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Me Sausage, Anything that can help the building industry meet basic standards is an improvement.
I am cynical after my build, and experience in trying to get the RBS to act.…

29 d29 dGaudiGaudi posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Save H20,
Would it be useful if there was a new linked thread on unfair contractual clauses that posters can list a variety of clauses that they have had imposed on…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Is square set cornice more prone to cracking?

My builder said it’s prone to cracking with settlement, mainly in corners. A few is probably standard.
If you had a cove plaster cornice installed it would all be hidden…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

Brilliant info Ddaroch
I have electric under tile heating in bathroom
Wouldn’t install it again.
It’s cheap to run as it’s a small area and you’d only have it in short…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Rates.pdf
You likely have this already.
If you don’t get a reply overnight, you can try calling the plumbing authority in your state. VBA plumbing…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Sorry for misunderstanding. Nice to hear that the builder had already graded the ground away from your foundation before tiling.
The brickwork and mortar lines in Steve’s pic shows the porch…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Garden lighting brand?

I found these guys very helpful. I emailed landscape plan and photos to the store
https://sunshoweronline.com.au/garden-lighting
Below also look like may have a range of products

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company
Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a quote…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Hey bestspecials-
Just as I like to learn. Does your path slope parallel with your pool house ......possibly towards a drain? or outwards away from your pool house.... or both.…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Is This Common Practice

Yes hopefully a vent pipe as it was for CC7 in the previous post/topic.
My suggestion to get a building inspector was not for this pipe. It is one I…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Is This Common Practice

Live and learn
not the east way.

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Is This Common Practice

search for this post from about 3 weeks ago.
ask your builder and see what they tell you it’s for.
If you don’t have an inspector, my recommendation GET ONE.…

Is This Common Practice
2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

You are only sealing only one side as the other side with black plastic is not sealed.
There’s even controversy black plastic versus geo fabric which allows water to drain through.…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

Your choice.
They are trying to discourage you which is a red flag to me.
I’d ask why they won’t do their quality inspection first, give you a list for your…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

I’ve painted mine with good quality solarguard same as fence color.
They’ve been in for 31 months now, painted for 18 months. Can’t guarantee it’s helping, but they’ve been well…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Timber for decks - to composite or not to composite

I’m so glad I dug up this to post a picture that has made me changed my mind about composite.
Thanks saint mike. Haven’t laughed so much for a while about…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Finance approved

Exciting times
Hope you are using a building consultant or inspector. Take lots of photos at slab and frame stages when you don’t even know what you are taking photos of…

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