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3 d3 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Retaining wall assistance required

Do you have engineering plans that show the height the retaining wall should be and correct height and design?
It’s a beautiful wall but looks too low to be fit…

3 d3 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

I would encourage you to get an independent consultant.
Your site supervisor is not a registered builder.
And all looked good to me and then I got a report stating…

9 d9 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Water leakage in new townhouse

If you call your insurance company they might investigate the cause of leak and damage for free and then you can ask builder to fix to code. (My insurance company…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Glass fence over looking backyard

Can you add a photo? A glass boundary fence sounds interesting. Is it a new fence installed by their builder or by the builder of your property to provide light…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How much did your deck cost? (Deck budget advice needed!)

As above there are so many factors.
It will depend on materials and height off the ground. Does the height off the ground require a building permit? Usually a roof structure…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Final Occupancy Issue - Landscaping

So sorry
Hope you find a solution that you are happy with soon

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Final Occupancy Issue - Landscaping

Do the plans your builder submitted for your building permit show your deck being built to the fence?
Some ideas - You may need to show that by building to…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
What's wrong with these Oranmental Pears?

I have capital ornamental pear trees.
I had mine planted in April in Melbourne a few years ago. That first year I had concerns about a similar issue with…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
What's wrong with these Oranmental Pears?

Do their leaves change color in autumn/winter?
I took leaf to my nursery when I had a concern
They always reassure or sometimes tell me what nutrients are missing from a…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Another question added to above
Did you install root barrier even though non invasive
I’ve read many websites that say to do that for narrow areas anyway?
And if you did not…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Retaining wall agi slopes wrong way

Hey mate
Try VBA plumbing again
PlumbingTechnicalAdvice@vba.vic.gov.au
They were great when I called them in June.
They left me 1-2 messages and the plumber called me again after hours…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building with Eden Brae- Rain coming inside the house

If builder refuses to contact you
You could have your insurer come and look.
If they identify build faults they will list them for you and refuse to fix carpets until the…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Your neighbour’s builder

Try emailing the building surveyor and copy in the council and see if they can assist you

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Landscaping or decking

Decking and all hard landscaping like concreting before soft landscaping

10 months10 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Dishwashing Provision

610 is standard width for a standalone dishwasher, it’s a bit narrower standard width for integrated.
You can check with salesman for dishwasher in store re: depth and heights or online…

10 months10 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Questions to ask builder

Wise advice above.
When you are considering what to include the -things you forget - may be helpful and of interest.
I recommend taking photos of the quality of work you…

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10 months10 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
cracks is it major cracks.

I would recommend not paying the final instalment until they fix everything. They likely encouraged you to take the keys and move in due to Christmas.
If you have…

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11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Water Ingression

Refer to consumer Victoria website for more information
Some builders still use quote the 6-7 years. The builder for my house and pergola have both informed me that the warranty…

11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

I am in Victoria.
If you know all the standards and can read all the plans and understand all the terminology at the start of a build then might not be…

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11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Water Ingression

In Victoria the builders warranty period has been extended to 10 years, and would likely include something raised within the 7 years that was not addressed.
I’d suggest you call NSW…

11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
concrete slab level tolerance

Adrian the tolerances differ from 2 metres to the entire floor level.
In Victoria the guide for standards and tolerances states
“Levelness of concrete floors
Except where documented otherwise, new floors…

11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Agreed should be the SS‘s/builder’s responsibility in ideal world.

11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Safer to take the view Norfolk has described and assume volume builders SS won’t check.
Sounds like we all had similar experiences and were let down by the amount of ‘supervision’…

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11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How close can I build my retaining wall?

I think the 1.5 meters is to the wall of the building not eaves as usually these measurements are to ensure that digging depth required for the retaining walls won’t…

11 months11 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
cracks is it major cracks.

Are you still building, or at 3 month maintenance?
The painter will fill before painting them, but picture 4 seems like a lot of cracking.
I’m no expert, I can see…

12 months12 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Small Deck Area - What brand to use

There are a range of quality non timber boards you’ll find once you look into it some more. Another option to look into.
https://nexgendecking.com.au
I’d suggest getting…

1 year1 yearGaudiGaudi posted:
Rain head overflow question

I am pretty confident that this is not met either.

1 year1 yearGaudiGaudi posted:
Rain head overflow question

Just wondering if anyone could let me know what the plumbing guidelines/standards were regarding overflow from rain heads and where it should flow.
Mine seems it flow back onto the…

Rain head overflow question
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