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Joined 18 June 2016
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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Christmas shut down - Metricon

Ask them! Last year based on 2 nearby builds it was something like 22/23 December to week of 15 January. One of builds started back earlier than the other.
December…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Good for you!
Great to keep an eye on the build.
7am starts with noise are a bit harsh if you are not an early riser.
During day the noise, keep your…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Soil removal from scrape

Builder got rid of my grass.
But we had demolished a house earlier. Grass then grew and builders took it from there.
What state are you in?
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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Possible Hebel issue - ? Structural problem

Hi,
I have a line in render on the Hebel that I think has formed over last few months.
Does anyone know if this may be due to structural problem…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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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5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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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5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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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5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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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6 months6 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Thank you!!

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6 months6 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…

6 months6 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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7 months7 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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7 months7 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…

7 months7 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Hi jflx

7 months7 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…

7 months7 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…

7 months7 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…

7 months7 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…

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