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Joined 18 June 2016
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2 years2 yearsbingoshelleybingoshelley posted:
1st time ob what a ride

hi all i thought id include a detailed costing list to include every stage of our building process as each stage progresses or any costs are incurred i will post…

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2 years2 yearsjendulzjendulz posted:
Boutique Homes

Hi everyone,
So happy to have found this thread, it's been invaluable! We are currently building the Chelsea 26 with
Boutique and have just gone through our pre-start appointment. Thought I'd…

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3 years3 yearsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Charged storm water system

The IO is next to useless unfortunately. You really need a sediment trap on a wet system.
If you browse through Eco Living rainwater harvesting threads, you will find a diagram…

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3 years3 yearsVoice_1Voice_1 posted:
Water Leak issues

I should also add that the surveyor who issued the OP was removed from my suit as the company was de registered by ASIC for not paying their fees so…

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3 years3 yearsVoice_1Voice_1 posted:
Water Leak issues

Not a viable avenue as most pre purchase inspectors basically have a get out of jail free card because they ask you "what are your concerns" and only look at…

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3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Incorrectly installed home gas pipes

I heard a forensic plumber on the news this morning saying that many new homes and apartments built in Victoria and NSW in the last 10 to 15 years…

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3 years3 yearsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

I had no idea of that kind of concrete path issue if laid over un-compacted water.
Oops, I had waterlogged as two words, :oops:

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3 years3 yearsFirstHomeBuyer88FirstHomeBuyer88 posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

After looking at Soils reports and Final engineering document for slab I think now rather than improving their practices, they have started to put the conditions so that everything can…

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3 years3 yearsinsiderinsider posted:
Protecting your Slab

BE said:
"because they rely on builders bringing work to them. So how are they going to be tough and stand their ground when builder can take his work (say 500…

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3 years3 yearsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Water disperses from an area of saturation to another by a natural phenomenon known as matric suction and it does take time but you are correct, one prolonged expansion is…

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3 years3 yearsinsiderinsider posted:
Site Drainage, responsibility?

Thanks BE.I think this point will be at the centre of the majority of court cases around the building industry in the future.
And I predict there will be hundreds but…

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3 years3 yearsForgForg posted:
Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

I'm not sure whether a "roller blind" is what I think it is ... but if it's a sheet of material which rolls-up onto a roller which is mounted at…

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3 years3 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Building surveyors – what they won’t do

Thanks for the reply StewieD. So I'm not being unreasonable then? A good building surveyor should notice these things?
I should add that the building surveyor was…

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3 years3 yearsbankbank posted:
Drainage to protect foundation - engineering

Bank
Im sorry about that. Builder paying for it.... what a red flag.
I wonder if anyone knows how to withdraw rights of surveyor to liaise directly with builder?
I had heard…

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3 years3 yearsannieleeannielee posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!

Congrats, Dawn..been following your previous thread silently.... im in the 'almost' same situation as you....
- doing it on my own
- small block of land (3+1 rooms)
- original land purchased…

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3 years3 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Painting treated pine

An update since the original post - for a "non-premium" job like this most of the advice I got from various paint shops is that a couple of coats of…

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3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Weatherboard Build & Renovation - Completed Bathroom Photos

Your house is looking amazing and I see you are putting in a mantle like the one we built on the weekend. Here is ours.
Still need to build the actual…

Weatherboard Build & Renovation  - Completed Bathroom Photos
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3 years3 yearsNarrewarren01Narrewarren01 posted:
Looking for Landscaper Melbournes North

Did this at my old house - should give it a go

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3 years3 yearsManicManic posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

At engineering you can increase the strength of the trusses to accomodate more load that can be used for storage. They do this for the ducted heating unit but would…

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3 years3 yearscooper229cooper229 posted:
Deck/pergola roof options

We are looking at doing something like this, there is a Melbourne company called Future Shade that have really cool outdoor coverage. Might be worth having a chat to…

Deck/pergola roof options
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