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4 d4 dHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Builder's margin & GST on provisional items

Hi frenetic,
I think what you are saying is correct, the builder charges 25% markup to receive a 20% margin.
I wonder if this is common for builders to handle it this…

7 d7 dHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Builder's margin & GST on provisional items

Builders margin should be charged prior to GST.
$500+20% = $600 Sub total.
600+10% = $660. Total inc gst.

3 months3 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Load baring double and triple studs

It seems unusual for studs to be continuous from ground to 1st floor framing. Could understand a bit more if they were calling for steel. The practicality of this scenario…

3 months3 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Roof flashing not built into brickwork???

As building expert mentioned the flashing isn’t compliant. You can check and use this as a minimum guide and look at the wakaflex install notes and it states it should…

4 months4 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

HIA contracts aren’t evil. It’s the builders/companies who are unfairly and most of the time incorrectly using contracts against owners.
What is the alternative? Master builders contract, same thing. Builder has…

7 months7 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Provisional Sums

Builders margin should be on the gst exclusive amount

9 months9 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Lock up payment

Render doesn’t need to be completed to submit an invoice for the lock up payment.
Unless it somehow allows access into the dwelling without it

12 months12 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Lintel Support question.

Usually not, but I can’t see it being a huge issue in this case.
The framers can always fit a new lintel to the outside if required and double it up.

12 months12 monthsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Lintel Support question.

There is a lintel that’s been laminated on the inside of the one that’s been cut and the new lintel runs to the corner stud to the left.
Adequate support at…

1 year1 yearHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Slab and formwork cost

Sorry, accidental post.
Left my phone unlocked in my pocket

1 year1 yearHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Brick work around windows

It’s unlikely, but the builder may have ordered the window reveal size to suit weatherboard and not brick veneer causing the lack of width

1 year1 yearHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

True, should look at venturing into owner builder small works insurance $$
Hopefully your job can finally be underway soon, I’m assuming you’re opening up your kitchen or lounge room…

1 year1 yearHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

Yeah things like this aren’t easy, hopefully VBA and other organisations can improve in this type of stuff
I have a construction works policy with product/public liability and that is a…

1 year1 yearHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

Check this guide if you haven’t already
http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Guide.pdf
May be worth talking to your home and contents insurance provider and discussing your situation and their side…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
electrical switchboard

This wouldn’t seem to comply, the switchboard needs to be toward the front of the cupboard so nothing can be placed in front of it, separated from other sections and…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

This isn’t a great situation you’re in, a Concreter who has his back up now and won’t complete a job that should be better than it is.
Maybe you can agree…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

As mentioned there are a few issues here, have a chat with the concreter

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

What H2O said is accurate.
Two things also jump out and that’s the construction or control joint cuts in the path don’t go all the way to the end, I’m assuming…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Squeaking floor

Could be multiple things, if there is any access in the subfloor would be good to check in there, otherwise pop some down lights or anything like that out grab…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Straightness of skirts?

Based on those photos I would be asking them to rectify, although it's difficult to determine expectations as different builders have their own level of finish and quality on their…

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2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Squeaking floor

That's concerning, sometimes squeaks etc can be from a lack of adhesive (liquid nails) underneath the yellow tongue this seems much more significant than lack of glue/nails
Could be steel rubbing,…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
External stairs and landing

Ok, hopefully all goes ok for you, keep us in the loop

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
External stairs and landing

This seems like a mistake by the builder and they should cover the costs of what's required.
Assuming the plans show stairs and landing etc and there isn't anything in the…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Shower strip drain installation

Is too long as already stated, most likely left like that so the grate can be removed to be cleaned etc

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Load bearing wall removal help

Engineering for your job could be between $600-1,000, then there are costs for a draftsmen, building permits etc.
If you have existing house plans then that lowers the cost of the…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Load bearing wall removal help

Any builders that don't recommend to apply for permits for structural work which would also include drawings and engineering to support your scope of works should not have a builders…

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

Yeah shouldn't be an issue, take care with the cut and you should be fine

2 years2 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Tile before or after installing a vanity

It shouldn't matter, could make the tilers job harder depending on the design of the vanity with cuts etc.
You could get a custom made cabinet the same size as your…

3 years3 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?

The bugle screws should have all been either flush or set in so the painters could fill, although that option isn't favoured sometimes due to a large hole that is…

3 years3 yearsHowyagoinHowyagoin posted:
OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

Ok, maybe gather all the information regarding your problem and ring the person or company and see what they say, get them onsite to inspect.
If that fails, maybe take it…

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