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Joined 16 January 2009
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8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Garage Frame Overhanging, is it acceptable?

I think you need to give a bit more information. Where in the building is this picture? - maybe give us a picture or two that shows more than…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Wood heater warping sliding doors??

If you only heat your house with a wood heater you will find that it tends to dry the air out in the house.
See the following link (since this is…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Another frame issue...
You may have noticed in some of the pictures in my last couple of posts that there is plastic around the bottom of the frame. This…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Some more frame pictures. No attempt was made to keep the frame clean or dry during the delay caused by the slab problem.

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

The frame
The steel frame of our house has not fared too well during all this repair work. In some places, use of cutting and grinding tools adjacent to the…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Unfortunately, I suspect similar things happen with most project home builders once something goes wrong.

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Putting this all together on here so far has been a good exercise and has helped me to see it more clearly. You're right - the BACV should be…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

wakeboardandy - yeah - everyone we have talked to , or who has seen it has said the same thing - when it comes to overhangs and underhangs, our slab…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Carlswill and mdzzj- we have tried to give JG King every opportunity to fix this. It would be best for all of us to reach an acceptable solution. …

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Wakeboardandy - I think the issue isn't just that mistakes are made - it's how they're fixed. As for demolish and rebuild - it's easier said than done. …

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

So, we felt that JG King had proceeded with a significant variation to the original plans without our agreement and we thought this violated the contract. I called the…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Deemaree - there is the BACV. We may yet end up complaining to them. They can do an inspection report and try to mediate any disputes but they…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Deemaree - you may be right. But as you will see as I continue the saga, the only way that will happen is if we go to VCAT.…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

To find out how wide the western edge beam was after the concreter had removed a large piece of it, a hole was drilled through it. We discovered that…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Things start to snowball...
I forgot one detail. Before we had a chance to either agree to or refuse the first proposed solution, we met onsite with the local JG…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Bluesteel - if only it was that simple. A new frame would help, but not completely solve the problem as none of the sides of the slab were straight.…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Thanks for the reply mervyn. The saga has a long way to go for us to catch up to the present. As far as independent engineer's reports -…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

Here are the initial dimension problems with the slab, wall by wall, as measured by the builder's engineer:
Wall 1: Slab extends beyond frame 20mm at one end and 115 mm…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

I have no intention of posting any objectionable information. Just a factual account of what we are going through. I agree that it's wrong to rant and rave…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Our build with JG King

We are building with JG King and have had a lot of problems so far. I've decided to start a thread because things do not seem to be getting…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Possible?

I used to think like this... until I had the misfortune of being one of the people in the bad experience group. I will never again build with a…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What's wrong with this picture?

An obvious problem that doesn't look like it could cause anywhere near the amount of trouble it has caused ...

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What's wrong with this picture?

Bingo!
Apparently this angle iron is some sort of antigravity device that can hold the frame up without even touching it!
I'll post photo 2 in the series later tonight...

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What's wrong with this picture?

I'm about to start a thread about our home build. But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to start a game of "What's wrong with this…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Bushifire Levy whilst building a new home

We are in Victoria, building with a different builder in a BAL-19 zone. It's BAL-19 because we have a few gum trees on and near our property - basically…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What was the biggest stuff up during your build?

Hels - you guessed right - none of the edges are straight - most are nowhere near straight. One edge tapered about 10 cm over a 9m length (before…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What was the biggest stuff up during your build?

We're still trying to sort it out. The biggest problem is where the slab extends out beyond the frame. It extends by so much that it can't just…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
What was the biggest stuff up during your build?

I'd take a small flood over our stuff up any day ...
The concreter got the dimensions of the slab totally wrong. It's short of the frame in some…

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Are waffle pod pods hollow?

question answered - Thanks!

8 years8 yearshikerhiker posted:
Are waffle pod pods hollow?

Does anyone know...
Are the polystyrene pods used in waffle pod slabs solid polystyrene or are they hollow?

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