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6 months6 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Does a standard HIA Building contract require legal advice ?

Absolutely get a pre contract inspection as hia is a heavily in favour of builders group, their purpose is to assist builders in every way they can,their contracts favour builders…

6 months6 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Cracks in Cement between bricks. Reason for Concern?

Looks ok,just hairline cracking,keep.a eye on it just in case.

6 months6 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Perimeter paving slab drainage?

I would listen to SaveH20 ,as your risking massive problems, absolutely huge against small costs in comparison.

7 months7 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

The worst problem with waffle slab is that just about every thing has to go well to succeed in its core job,and has we see all the time,one wrong or…

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7 months7 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Microwave install under island bench

Have a Smeg inbuilt under bench microwave,no problems,builder made sure there were plenty of air flow holes drilled where needed.

7 months7 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Bathroom Tiles - ask tiler to install our own bought Tiles a

I would leave it out all together,then buy and get a tiler who has to warranty job as per Australian law,after handover,have done it ,not a big deal at all.

8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Waffle slab...

Used because it's cheaper,but needs not too much to go wrong as it can heave from.broken or poor plumbing which is common,it's also a must to get concrete with a…

8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
New house steel vs timber frame

And prone to cracked plaster with steel so rigid.

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8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Slab Extension due to Incorrect Measurements

I would want my independent engineer telling me it's a good solution,but at least you will have thicker concrete at both ends of your slab,the shorter slab,then the add-on,but you…

8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
About facade choice

Looks amazing,in another league compared to the original volume look.

8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Alfresco floor and main living floor heights

Lots better if u talk actual measurements.

8 months8 monthsJokerJoker posted:
covid 19 stage 3 lockdown can owner builder continue to buil

Police are wrong,work is not legally determined by getting paid as volunteers are employees also,your ob status gives you the same regulations as if u were a paid builder,stage 3…

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Announcing limited availability and gradual retirement

You quickly learn who the best are in their fields and hope the standard is repeated ,too good for the industry to loose.

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Canceling the renovation contract

Can I ask,why did u sign a contract without a full price.

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Buying Henley Home without Landscaping

Landscaping isn't a worry at all,it's the slab getting unevening moisture levels,that's why putting a concrete path right around your slab is important,you don't want a slab getting lots…

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9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Jack and jill bathrooms - what are your thoughts?

Unfortunately it was a few houses ago,sold in 1996,so can't access house with semi ensuite.

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

So good to see the little guy win, knowledge is power especially with building,it defies belief how bad and on your own the building industry is,the rise of display homes…

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9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Jack and jill bathrooms - what are your thoughts?

Use to have one and it worked well as no ever use to enter through the bedroom bathroom door so never locked it,and it did feel
Like a ensuite when getting…

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

It's a absolute disgrace and very convenient that drainage,slab protection, concrete protecting your slab isn't a mandatory part of a builders job,u shouldn't be able to move in without it,as…

9 months9 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Mould on timber frame

Keep taking pictures of mouldy wood including good closeups,making sure you know where it is after its covered,no such thing as too many pictures, document what they have told you…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Blue board vs brick veneer

Had a home I built in the 90s made 80% of blue board and it was strong,never once did a hole get put into it,but from memory almost no difference…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Metricon contract is not fixed price

John I would of got a pre contract inspection with someone like building expert who does this as a stage one of inspections,maybe he could still help ,have a look…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Austral Brick Silver with Off-White or Natural Grey Mortar?

For me top half of bricks way nicer,the bottom seems to clash with the brick,top bricks looks classier .

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Water Proofing for Floor to Ceiling Tiling?

I got entire room water proofed and can't remember pricing,but it wasn't a huge amount more ,got quoted 750 dollars to seal a small amount of sandstone, ended up purchasing…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
So confused - Colours & Quote

They want you to sign a contract so you pay whatever price they may charge when upgrading,they generally gain huge margins with upgrades,almost no one can achieve their basic pricing…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Faults appearing a year after building.What course of action

More photos of outside setup , right around your home,and inside problem areas,best to include a ruler/tape measure so it's easy to see sizes of problems,then you will get plenty…

10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Questions to ask builder

Structuralbimguy is on the ball, structure is nearly always forgotten ,what you don't see will nearly always determine your home's intregril qualities,it's one hell of a pointer to a quality…

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10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Questions to ask builder

Great information,too often customers only go to display homes ,then pick a builder,if this is only what you have done,then you have almost done nothing as a display is their…

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10 months10 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Questions to ask builder

Learn plenty before you buy especially on the up coming steps,spend lots of time reading up on others experiences especially the bad ones in which it will illustrate what not…

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