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14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
BUILDING CONTRACT ENDED... AND STILL NO HANDOVER

Beautiful!
That's what I'm talking about.

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
BUILDING CONTRACT ENDED... AND STILL NO HANDOVER

Could be a message in this for all considering signing a new home contract.
When it comes to agreeing to/nominating the liquidated damages amount - negotiate a far higher amount than…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
slight overhang of frame

All treatment is envelope treated! - does that count CCA?

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Frame cracking question

My apologies. Good building practice and following engineers recommendations has lead me to believe that a M10/M12 bolt within 100-1500mm from bottom bracing point of a strap/speed brace is…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
slight overhang of frame

One other thing with frame overhang is that usually the fascia is a set distance from the frame (usually 150mm thereabouts). Which in the extreme cases means that the…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Question about a slab, am I being ripped off?

Waffle pods to suit a H class site increase the pod height by an additional 75mm (approx) from the standard M.
So your finished floor level would normally have been 310mm…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
slight overhang of frame

The H2/Rhino treated timber is usually blue/green in colour, whilst LOSP treated timber is dyed a red/pink colour and can smell like kerosene.
There are also other forms of…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Frame cracking question

Pre fab or stick built?

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Ceiling- Should you be able to see joins?

Banding is quite common with volume builders, if yours is not one then I would be asking some questions.
What the painter hasn't done is seal the joins prior to spraying…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Frame cracking question

Also note that the speed bracing is a type b form of bracing which to meet regs requires a mechanical fixing (dyna bolt or the like) within 100mm of the…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building on a sloping block

Agreed.
Most builders will adhere to a 1:5 or 1:6 ratio (1 metre rise for every 5 or 6 metres of run).
Just one thing to remember with the steps is that…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Engineered retaining wall

You could try:
- Structural works
- O'Neill Group
- Intrax Consulting Engineers
I've used these guys before, but like anything please do not hold me responsible for their service timelines.
All the best.

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

If the engineer has provided doc's on the rework then that'd be enough for me. Basically they're comping up the amendments, so should anything occur down the track then…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

VJ,
Ensure that the builder provides you with supporting documentation for what they have done. I have seen the timber blocks used before, but dowelling in reo, I'd want some…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Dust pan - definitely.
I get the awesome job of vaccing the dust pile regularly left in the pantry.
If not only for the resale benefits also.
H

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Hi,
you could try crimewatch.com.au (see the about us page) as they may be able to assist.
I can see the benefits of a bagless ducted vac unit - I regret not…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Land Selection & Fixed price contract

Traffic! - Foot traffic and vehicle traffic.
Do you like kids?

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Some complete beginner's questions

Hi Rob,
the amount of $$$ for subbies/trades really depends on your design and overall finish required.
Many electricians will look at the amount of points (light/gpo etc...) some will…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Leftover Materials - What happens?

I think that how much material is left may also enter the equation.
With regard to a pack of bricks - it's cheaper and easier to give them to us. …

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....

Welcome.
Like the plan, a lot of comments regarding a standalone bathroom. You could look to add a shower compartment to the garage powder room if need be. If…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Dishwashers & floorboards whilst building with PD

Ditto.
The only issue we had was the moulding (timber bead) around the kitchen cupboards fouling with the dishwasher.

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Extra costs in building from a display type home.

From memory, a couple of builders were in the vicinity of 30-40% on house upgrades only exclusive of landscaping and site costs.
Ex display homes can be really good…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!

Alan,
I understand your concern with the progress on your home ceasing, but what you may find is that the builder will still want to continue your home, they have turnover/revenue…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building a home remotely

Do you have someone that you trust to keep an eye on the project?
You can always look at using independent inspector s to ensure quality is kept, but…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building on a sloping block

2m, most volume builders would consider building on it.
A 50/50 split would leave it with a 1m cut and 1m fill which isn't too bad, some minor retaining…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
HIA CONTRACT

Sorry, I wasn't heading off on another tangent. I'm aware of a couple of builders that alter their days due to expected construction time (hence the size and additional…

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
HIA CONTRACT

A few questions.
- what is the size of your house?
- what additional items are/have you included (carpet/timber flooring/window furnishings/landscaping etc...)
- are retaining walls included/required?

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

Platinum, that was pay '$X' and get 'X' yeh?
From memory, M-con are now stick building all of their homes - in Vic anyway.
Feel free to PM you supervisors name.
H

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
building dream house

Fantastic.
Good to see that purchasing a premium block comes with a few extras.
Look forward to seeing the photos.

14 years14 yearsHennigHennig posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

Ditto.
I would still be mindful of the maintenance/warranty issue, especially if you do them after handover. During construction is always a good bet, then the builder can't say that…

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