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1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Sewage point location. South East Melbourne.

TIE – offset from the title boundary to the property connection point.

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Floor to ceiling tiles post-handover

I was going to do the same.
I had another tiler in after handover who did some work for a family member and he said that removing the metal trims…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

AS 3727.1:2016 pavements residential (this includes driveways)
See if you can access this from a uni library student or other library.
Gradient is your biggest concern but I agree
75mm…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Final progress payment issues

Mine just visited to check the house was up once I forwarded CofO, likely just to check that house was worth more than my loan.
My town planning said that landscaping…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Article on climate change ‘cracking’

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/prop ... buildings/
At least a sensible option is mentioned to support prevention.
“Another option is to put paving all around the house.
Hallway cracks in a…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

The RBS applies for the building permit once happy the documentation/plans meet code.
IMO you’d get plans together first before seeking their input.
http://www.inlinegroup.com.au/pdf/ROLE% ... RVEYOR.pdf
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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
IP CCTV system recommendations

What’s the quality of the vision at night?
Are you happy with the cameras?
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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Rain Water Pump - included in 7 year building warranty?

You likely have but Have you tried re-setting the pump and other trouble shooting including is there water in the tank to be pumped.

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Wood Plastic Composite decking

For anyone in Melbourne - Frankston bowls club has Trex deck - installed 2017’ish I think.
It was one of the decking composites I looked at when I was…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Branch lights help needed

Try an electrical shop like AWM or Middy’s, Exel etc if you are looking for globes

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
What if, build is not as per plan?

As above ask your builder for survey information. They will have had to do this and likely submitted this to council with building permit. Ask your building surveyor.
Do you know…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I used David Seville of Seville inspections for my additional inspections and for meetings on site with the builder when I felt I was hearing BS or was not being…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Need help finding Building Surveyor in Melbourne

Registered Building surveyors are different to private consultants.
When I built my house , the builder was still appointing them so I cannot help. I’ve appointed one since for pergola…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I built in SE Melbourne.
Custom build started in late 2015 so the builder appointed the registered building surveyor, who acted for the builder . Maintenance was completed in 2018.
I would…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How to seal gap under main door and door frames

Hey Fakis
Have you had your maintenance inspection?
If you have not sure Burbank will help you, particularly with your internal doors.
If you haven’t had your maintenance inspection or a mid…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Going with full render - do brick work over garage need unde

Picture of garage may be rendered Hebel.

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

It really depends on your builder... with most builders the registered builder is not ever on site.
I would suggest, fly back to Melbourne if you can for site visits…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Developer's retaining wall and New home adices

The engineering drawings should show the retaining wall design and siting from boundary and include requirements for drainage.
Since your builder installed the wall they will need to install the…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Love this forum. Helped me get so much right including pre wiring for switched garden lighting that I have recently added.
Some things I’d change or make sure I took notice…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Wood Plastic Composite decking

I struggled over the decision for a while then ended up choosing a good quality composite, as my deck is low to the ground and I was concerned that spotted…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Rear door visible from front door

I’m becoming interested in feng shui.
I live in a townhouse where the rear sliding stacker door is visible from the front door through the open stairs.
I have a plant…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Is this upto standard for exterior of home

You’ve made the final payment.
You can try at your 3 month maintenance to discuss but I think you’ll need a lawyer to assist you in working through the contractual breach.…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Advice needed - builder touching up powder coated windows.

My window frames and glass panes were very scratched. Glass was replaced. Scratched Frames were repaired.

The spray painting guy who specialized in these kinds of job, did a…

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5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Variation fees - when is the limit

I am confused
Variation fees to contract are usually post contract signing. How can they be charging you variation fees when you do not have a contract yet?
Before contract signing…

7 months7 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Not sure Metricon welcomed Darbecca. Great they rectified rather than ‘took on board’ defects for you. That is not always the case for Metricon or any builder. Much of…

7 months7 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

On a side note: Did you employ your own registered building surveyor or did you agree to use one they ‘suggested’?
I think you’ll find PD won’t want you to…

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8 months8 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Small claims owner builder

Ask your lawyer. I would imagine the relative was working with consent for the owner builder so why not list both. I hope you have emails, sms or trail of…

8 months8 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Ducted Vacuum

Dyson 10 and a Roomba... why do yourself what a robot can do

8 months8 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Render patchy

Has it had its second coat?

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