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Joined 23 July 2014
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2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause

I would not sign a contract unless I had a person of contract knowledge, most don't get a pre contract inspection with their home inspections, big mistake, it's vitally important…

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
House size vs council regulations

We got through a house well over 50%, in fact about 60%,
Our Draftsman along with her architect husband got it through by showing other houses in area with each part…

6 d6 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

Some cladding on geelong hospital is getting changed, pity it takes people loosing their lives, for authorities to act.

6 d6 dJokerJoker posted:
Glass splashback behind rangehood?

Yes have also and no problem, it's esay to do for glass Splashback tradesman.

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8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
How are you sizing up your AC system?

I'm in Geelong,Victoria,our summers can hit early 40,s,and be humid and or dry,works well no matter what.

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
How are you sizing up your AC system?

No ,unit size can depend on design,quality of ducts,how efficient your home is,get best installer,even if a little more expensive,get him down in price a little,but be fair,the quality of…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

It absurd that such knowledgeable experts in many fields don't get a look in when regulations are made, instead they seem to listen to big developers and volume builders who…

9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

This is madness, original developer should be responsible and ban substitution or increase fines for non compliance by several times and ban non government inspections, furthermore pass through retrospective…

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
Un-buildable block - Advice needed.

You need advice from a building solicitor, as don't trust water boards to give you correct advice, you might find it is quite favourable to you.

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
First time building - conflicting information... stressed!

Are you going to handle knockdown, I would speak to customers of whomever you choose, try to minimise add ons after signing contract, you could also do savings such as,…

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost

Is there any chance you could hire equipment and remove yourself or get your own person as there is no incentive to give you a good price once job has…

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

With such little difference in pricing, I would ban all non fire rated types, problem fixed.
This way even if not needed, it's safe.

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11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

This is common in England, very rare in Australia, we're just not use to it, might work OK with a single or a couple, but would imagine it getting very…

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Ducted heated air con

Pigskin, your installers should pay for repairs, as they had no right to damage your home, they have intentionally destroyed structure, that anyone could see, is there for a reason.

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

We have double standards at play here,while these death traps are been built, unions will go to great lengths to be almost unreasonable with safety,no stone unturned with risk ,that's…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
London inferno

Firstly my heart goes out to all the innocent victims of this tragedy.
Can this happen here with so many poorly built apartments and how do we make the original…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Mimosa - My disappointed experience with customer service

Jacobjie, I agree with you as extra window is cancelled out by kitchen removal of a window, I would get a inspector to put them on notice that your armed…

13 d13 dJokerJoker posted:
How do you choose a custom builder?

My pm was on site and controlled trades, most of which were selected from 2_3 of his regulars, some jobs which we felt, the pm could do better, painting,…

13 d13 dJokerJoker posted:
Ducted heated air con

Your problems are with installation and or design, who knows, under sized, poor vent placement, ductwork quality, etc, get another more experienced company to give a opinion on the total…

13 d13 dJokerJoker posted:
Responsibility of builders vs owner for fencing.

Normally it's builders responsibly, check your contract and more importantly, get a inspector, before signing contract would of been better, but still very very important that you ensure a knowledgeable…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
building timeline and tips for those starting out

Brilliant, I second what you have said, most your points are how we built so successfully, most people unfortunately will have blinkers on, and will consider that visiting numerous display…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Advice needed: From construction phase back to drafting?

Don't take their answer about compromised wall so esay, yes theirs regulations to follow, but check for yourself, get a retaining wall tradesman
out on site and ask him and…

17 d17 dJokerJoker posted:
Home owners Checklist for Builders inclusions and Upgrades

How about the most important one,
Checking quality of work via other customers, not via display home which is next to useless.
Also what's under the walls.

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
Protecting Our Homes

Saying if someone wants to get in, they will get in is just plain, Wrong, has someone who's been in business for decades and I can tell you, there is…

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

I can vouch that EcoEco is spot on, have checked many times in the past.

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20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
How are you sizing up your AC system?

17kw Actron single phase.

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
How are you sizing up your AC system?

We went Actron single phase for 37 square area, we mostly run 2,maybe 3 of 4zones,handles it easily, if we had a 40 degree day, would run 3 zones,…

21 d21 dJokerJoker posted:
In Victoria your right to reasonable entry overrides contra

Maybe building expert can give clarify.

21 d21 dJokerJoker posted:
In Victoria your right to reasonable entry overrides contra

Not sure about 48hours,but they can't refuse entry to a time that suits you before a major point in the build, you don't need a reason to see your build,…

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