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Joined 4 March 2018
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7 months7 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
House Plan Design -

Check out yourhome.gov.au for good tips on orientation and home design generally.... like others have said best to make use of north for living areas. Rooms there will get way…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Gregory hills parklands release

Awesome mate!

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Saratoga Rise

+1
Maybe be best to design a house that is more than a metre from sewer. Anything less than 900mm would require encasement of the sewer. My build was just over…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Land is missing soil

It depends what you mean by flat, sometimes there is a gentle slope over the lenght/width of the block that may necessitate some cut and fill. I assume you don't…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Signed Initial Working Drawings Incorrect

Is the retaining wall is necessary due to the sloping block and degree of cut and fill required?

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Gregory hills parklands release

Yep, figured as much, I can understand costs associated with Glazing thickness, but it's like they are charging 10k just to wrap a brick veneer house with sarking and covering…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Gregory hills parklands release

You can use the residential dwelling kit, its just a form from the RFS, not the online one. Print it out and make your assessment, unless things have changed. A…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes Macarthur Heights

I think project builders make it sound harder and costlier than what it is, my house is rated at BAL 29 and 19 for back of the house, but house…

8 months8 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Gregory hills parklands release

That rating wouod have been done as part of subdvision, I assume its in the 88B instrument and a positive covenant on your title?.RFS woukd have been consulted as part…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Bulkhead on plan

I assume you mean 20mm not 200mm, looks like they will put an infill there for the difference. Some celing heights do not account for 10mm gyrock and 10mm for…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
building 39SQ house on 450sqm in Macarthur Height

As a CDC, max is gross floor area for 450sqm is 262sqm excluding area of 1 garage space. So no private certifier will do that, you may get more from…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Seymour Road Ropes Crossing

Unfortunately, it happens, it depends on the fine print of the contract. If they are selling of the plans they may be waiting to sell a certain percentage as they…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Occupation Certificate denied

Its a missed inspection, did Council do the subsequent inspection, in NSW the next one is water proofing of wet areas after framing.
If Council was PCA, what is their advice…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
South facing back yard in sydney

If its a custom design and not too late, you can design a u shaped house with the main back yard, pool facing east, so you get all of the…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Floor plan

What is the orientation of your block? West facing bedrooms can get hot, unless you are getting aircon etc.

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Floorplan feedback please!

Yeah, great website, we have two lIving areas one has a northerly aspect and the second south facing, I call it the summer room if the other one gets too…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Looking for advice on private builders

Hi same boat here, we are probably 50% complete with a private builder, I too was roaming this forum thought it was time to contribute.
Main reason, we went private was…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Seymour Road Ropes Crossing

They are probably waiting for the sunset clause, the land would have increased in value since then. Has the development been approved? Some developers make changes to the plans to…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Polish concrete floor issues

We are getting polished concrete as well, as above we have some minor cracks in the slab, we are also exposed aggregate and that was something that we considered when…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

My house (NSW) was approved as a CDC by a mate who is a private certifier who has over 30 years experience, next door was also done and approved as…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Floorplan feedback please!

Looks good, if your custom designing your house check out the yourhome website. My custom design house is pretty much copied of the plans from that website, main living areas…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Missing pegs

Yes, I'm referring to wording in my bank progress payment contracts that say owners must satisfy themselves that the lots, dwellings are within the required distances as per survey report…

9 months9 monthsja2000ja2000 posted:
Missing pegs

You may still need a registered surveyor to 'peg out the slab' within the site. They will confirm site boundaries as part of this process. Not sure if this was…

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