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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Need advice please

U could make home owners do termite treatment as a condition of sale if needed but I would want the best possible so would do it myself cost maybe $1400…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Getting a price

Go to this forums metricon site.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
EPS Foam vs Hebel cladding on upper level

When building some 7years ago,used XPS and render still looks perfect with no marks breaking the surface.
Used for one room above garage, storeroom and still performing as promised.

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Slab Heave/Building Insurance

Basically waffle slabs need perfect conditions with builder doing everything right ,with water it's worst enemy, and many many builders will and do take advantage of clients lack of…

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Rotten timber next to kitchen sink

Geez what a terrible spot to have wood, especially with a joint,just behind a area that's always going to rot.

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
WINDOWS & DOORS DELAYS

You are aware that the 12 weeks lead times still means filling containers .

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Million dollar home in Perth

Unless u use a experienced project manager whom is also a builder and u are prepared to source and help out and u basically are the builder only in name…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Importing a pivot door

Don't forget pivot doors are nearly impossible to seal well so dust etc will come in .
Maintenance is essential to keep it working well .
I would not have door opening…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Wrong mortar colour

How could he under qoute when u pay per brick layed and it's obvious and expected that there would be 2 different looks with different brickies,I would of offered more…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Bad Concreting

When doing all my concrete work from driveway to slab to paths,I worked as a laborer on all these jobs which ensured good practice was done.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
House render

Google your question making sure u mention jasper,should get some really good answers.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Building with BBH - Independent Inspections

If u got tons of work from someone, how independent do u think u could be.
By not inspecting it's done,it gets the inspection company off the hook completely,it's we picked…

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
HIA Contract COVID Clause

The Australian standards building contract is way fairer for consumers,
Both HIA,MBA are heavily slanted unfair builders contracts.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
HIA Contract COVID Clause

Easy ,leave it.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
HIA Contract COVID Clause

Please understand,the soul reason HIA exists is to protect it's builders who pay a membership to HIA,it's completely there for builders and it's contracts makes it much better for builders…

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Good to Great

Their ability to not miss anything along with organisation skills and knowledge of best practices and full disclosure of the truth and surrounding themselves with like minded trades,they pride themselves…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Render over bricks - clay or concrete

I would go clay brick every single time as don't like concrete bricks ability to soak water through them
15c extra per brick,total $1650 extra to me is worth the…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Zerobound cladding installed wrong -help

Builders inspection is close to non existent.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
......

Agree with bimguy,the only struggling part is accessing some materials which leads to rip offs and some huge margins and when times are good,lots of doubtful work.
It does amaze…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Champion homes deposit refundable scheme

How in the world can't your solicitor tell u if your deposit is safe,part refundable or refundable.
He only needs to look at contract.
Then I would not use that solicitor again.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Lovely custom home.

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone here built or building with Kuber Homes?

Brilliant advice,and if it was a big volume builder,u would want same location customer phone numbers.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Facade Help

Once it's built,option 2 .

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
At my wits end with McDonald Jones Homes…

Commonly trades will start other jobs while not finishing previous jobs so there is no lag time and to basically claim more work especially jobs that they deem good ones,…

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Is this drainage in concrete normal?

The builders I know allocate their best trades to the loudest most knowledgeable customers,I would get a qualified inspector
If u don't have one.

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Feb 2022 - Is there shortage of bricklayer in NSW currently?

Does steel framed homes mean u will get more plaster cracks due to steels rigidity.

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Black timbergrain laminate or Veneer

As a general rule,the smoother,shinier,glossy glass like finishes all show finger prints easy.
I have high gloss Uba tuba black granite and it shows finger prints easy.
I also have 2 pac…

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Good time to build a new house?

Prices will sharpen only when demand drops.

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Frame stage

Just be aware that steel frames while much stronger have no give at all with plaster cracks fairly common as a result and possible loud noises as the steel adjusts…

4 months4 monthsJokerJoker posted:
clueless first time builder

It would be negligent if u didn't get a pre contract inspection,u won't find major to minor mistakes,unfair clauses, barely legal or worse bits that will cost u big time.
Look…

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