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1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Side Access Gate suggestions to granny flat

I'm no handyman.
How about automated gate system that future tenants can use for a car? Some I've see have 2 gates that open like these, others have sliding gate system.
So…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

That's great!
Hopefully new landscaper out next week has some great ideas as I need to get a revised landscaping plan to council.
Current picture would be great.
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1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

I used a private building inspector David Seville.
He was awesome and helped me negotiate with builders as he could call them on their versions of the standards Like…

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1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
House side concrete drainage

Save H2O
Thanks for your great posts. I learn so much by lurking on H1.
I only had the flexible sealant added on top of expansion foam by concreter because of one…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

I was in a similar boat.
If you paid $20000 for aircon remember builder is making profit.
You still have a HIA contract for completion by a specific date.
Before…

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1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Are you keeping the house?
The lower valuation is good to reduce your rates. Extra bedroom on paper will increase rates.
When you are selling you can list how you like…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

Looks great!! And love those plants you mentioned. Have you had any issues with the lack of retaining wall going Ng up along driveway with soil/mulch spilling over. I'm guessing…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Breaks in Drainage Pipe

Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done.
And this time I'll be using a…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Just looked them up
I can use these guys for my poor scratched and bumped car.
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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Thank you!!

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Breaks in Drainage Pipe

How have you gone?

This is helpful information for others of us lurking too. Thank you Adam.
We had a plumber complete an inspection of our large home in under…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Hi icebreaka
I am also looking for solution to retaining wall options for front yard for same reason.
Did you end up using this retaining wall or are you happy to…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Frustration with Carlisle Homes

That is frustrating.
I'm hearing most companies have a shortage of framers.
I've heard Metricon adverts on radio offering footy club memberships in recruitment drive.
Good luck!
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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Thanks saveH20
There not being an agreed standard seems crazy. My concreter has just finished paths.
Time will tell how well he complied with best practice. I looked up documents referred…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Hi jflx

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Thank you Bashworth and gmbuilding consultant for sharing your expertise.
Information is so helpful. I will look up that standard too to see what else I should know.
Recently concreted…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Hi,
Above the slab, in the driveway, have your stormwater pipes been
- encased in concrete
- expansion foam placed around them
- been boxed around before concrete is poured so there is…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Exposed aggregate -question

Thank you so much Goody59!!
Knowing what is normal is so helpful.
The surface holes that remain today post wash are small.
I don't think they've used the peel off type of…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Fence maintenance during construction

In my opinion depends on if area will likely be damaged again if repaired and also if damage will cause issue for neighbor esp with young kids or pets.
I spoke…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Exposed aggregate -question

Hi,
I've just had exposed aggregate poured and wash happening tomorrow.
Are a few small surface holes typical?
And what should I check that concreter uses in the couple of gaps I've seen…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
MBA Building Services- building inspector

Sorry cant help with that.
But based on my experience, if your builder is using them as building surveyor to sign off the property for overall compliance they will likely look…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Hi TBL man.
that was what I expected and hoped.
Gets to the point that I would like some control over repairs and quality of repairs
Any more names of repair- touch…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Thanks will do
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