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6 d6 dJokerJoker posted:
Mortar Defects

You may have a weak mortar mix,maybe too much sand in it,makes it prone to crumbling,some better credentialed experts here could confirm this or offer more certainty.

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Fixed site costs & tendering process.

Get a pre contract inspection , mistakes,unfair clauses,overcharges ,a proper thorough understanding of what your signing will be found, salesman explaining it to you is like asking a fasting crocodile…

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29 d29 dJokerJoker posted:
Screed minimum thickness

Go to a retailer who sells multiple screed options,brands,seek better info from them.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Broke builder link

Very unfortunate that poor quality building work is so well protected in Australia ,builders that screw you get way too much in their favour,HIA,MBA two of the reasons amongst many,you…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
building contract help

They almost certainly have a special rate with them,could be 200 per hour,but you get the honour of full wack pricing, generally what they do after signing a contract.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

A laughable answer full of washing their hands ,they say ,Rawson homes are really good if you never get bad weather,if you do,don't call us ,call your insurance.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Cowboy installers or just plain ignorance of best installation practices is the reason some roofs are leaking.

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

I have single phase action air con 17 kw and easily runs our home 50 squares with house about your size 36 squares,have 4 zones but never needed to run…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

I wouldn't accept their answer,no roof is made to let water in so easily,I would email as high up as possible,then threaten to take it to regulartry bodies.

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Pot drawer panic

It is so much easier using draws especially with large items that are centre or back,space efficiency is also much better when you can use all the space available,you won't…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Wrong kitchen colour selection

Chippy took the words out of my mouth,your eye gets fooled by the warmth of that brown cabinetry,it takes on some characteristics of its neighbour,you will get some reflection of…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Waffle slabs don't like excessive water,with all your broken pipes, water from neighbouring property,and still some other source of water getting through,it was a certainty to heave,there are lots of…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
New build - mouldy gyprock

Get a inspector, as who knows how much mould is behind gyprock , it could easily and probably come back.

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Granvue homes

HOW many times are we going to read, did the display volume builder check,picked one based on what my eyes liked,didn,t take much time to hire a inspector with…

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
3 or 4 bedrooms in new house?

Ask local real estate agent,but it could definitely devalue your home as someone looking to buy in your area would be looking for a 4 bed home,that's why so many…

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Water Leaks after 3 days rain - Builder or Insurance

No way insurance,he hasn't come for 13 week check,it's a builder issue has new home leaking probably first sign of decent rain,it's almost certainly a building quality issue.

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
New building mortar compliance

Your mortor mix could be incorrect quantities of sand ,cement or even from heavy rain soon after been done,either way should not leave it as water can get through.
Concrete bubbles…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Your driveways main role is to be able to drive your vehicle into your garage,if you can't ,it's not fit for purpose,is it reasonable to expect that your new driveway…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Your concreter has mucked up as when doing ours we tested Several times to ensure our car could get up without bottoming out,we have a steep driveway and can no…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
After signing final construction drawing my building said th

More information needed.

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Nice looking block,strip footings,looks like the start of a quality build.

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

The fault here is with various trades that butchered installation through your roof,not the colourbond installer or actually the colourbond,it's the poor quality trades who didn't properly install your accessories,this…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Tradies walking on roofs , some of which are big guys and regularly break tiles in which not all will say,u got some spare tiles as I broke a few,where…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Right on,have only had leak problems with tiles.

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Normal or not ,what structuralbimguy says is very real ,a huge possibility ,that's why I would get a pre contract inspection included,can eliminate and or place builder on notice,you have…

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Dealing with stress and anxiety in regards to your house aft

Your father would be so proud of you, you went for life's biggest and hardest financial drain time and with such a personal loss have came through to bring a…

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Builders Company Names - What would you name your company

Structural builders

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Roof with no sarking

If your colourbond is a very light colour compared to my dark colourbond roof the temperature of the light colour will be half of a dark colour,60 degrees for dark…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Monier Atura profile roof tiles or Colorbond Metal Roof

Second everything above.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
My Oven is too big...

Be cheaper to change ovens.

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