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2 h2 hJokerJoker posted:
Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

Your right on with the appalling practices of our building industry today, not anywhere near enough people go into building a home with only a few display home visits, and…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Is building a home much cheaper than buying in Melbourne?

More information needed, suburbs will vary enormously depending on location.

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Whoever you choose, check the actual builds in your area for a truer picture of what to expect, a good inspector such as this forums building expert is a…

7 d7 dJokerJoker posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Would strongly advice concrete right around your home or risk of slab HEAVE will increase, what could go wrong if not done could be devastating

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

The decline in standards has come about from various related areas, in an age where information has become more available than anytime in human history, it is shamefull that it…

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Beginner Question Estimating Build Cost

Keep learning about the building industry so you know the process and what's coming up, you will get a better result if they know your not so inexperienced, you will…

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Granite or Quartz for kitchen countertop?

Had both, still got both, find granite a fair bit more patterned, the glossier the stone, the easier it is to see finger prints, stone masons generally prefer quatze only…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

Just remember when you minimize engineering needs, slabs etc, such has the Kings of minimizing engineering, slabs, most volume boys, you leave no room for error, absolutely none, so…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

Ask structural bimguy, he will know.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

God what advice, how would you like a new home you work decades for beenn70%OK and has you said, real problems after you sell it after 7 years, read the…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

Puts builder on notice to not take short cuts.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

Problem is, if somethings wrong, even seriously wrong, you might not know until years down the track, giving builder many get out of jail cards, on this line of thinking,…

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15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Unpleasent Experience with signature kitchen

Is the house in Australia or Malaysia.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Unpleasent Experience with signature kitchen

Rm, what country are you in, doesn't sound like Australia.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

Can't see why skirting won't look brilliant against your chosen ceiling, there's many modern feature type skirting available.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
No reason for new homes to include gas

I have solar and gas also, find that in a cold climate with not much sun around in winter and also not been home in the much shorter winter daytime,…

17 d17 dJokerJoker posted:
Cracking chipped polished concrete - polystyrene visible

Wow doesn't sound good, selling a new home is often a red flag, the perfect buyer being Mr Mrs inexperienced, who knows what is under neath, maybe missing chairs, maybe…

25 d25 dJokerJoker posted:
Sales Consultant Policy

Why not, just say not happy, get me a new sales consultant or go to another display area, if not, you walk.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Well done mauromario,great result,fantastic seeing you give information back,you sound much more confident now.
Dataone 111, why was your house sold so new, did the previous owner sell a known lemon.
Most…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Professional Landscape Plan

Best way is to say,here is my budget,now what can you do.

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Was wondering,as ive never seen it ,with clay been regulation around slabs to stop water soaking through,where does this clay come from and how pure does it have to be,as…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

It would work well, we have a fridge freezer in a butler's pantry, like yours, access without interupting the cooking zones is important, its in a good position so you…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Owner-builder Course

Dude don't reply to my post go away, as if I haven't worked with owner builder who had nothing, in fact most people who work in the building industry don't…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Quotes with Volume Builders

If you upgrade too much, especially into non builder grade products, volume builders will become expensive, check out actual builds with their clients, both finished and almost finished, display house…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

No answer.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

Size of builder will be irrelevant if you just sign a contract without getting it checked, your situation will apply big and small, you should of got a…

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

How are they in extreme heat, will extreme heat fade them and bend them out of shape, im talking 40 degree temperatures.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
NEWPORT 275

8 months to 12 months.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Waterproofing the shower room only or the whole bathroom flo

I would water proof everywhere, have seen many homes with water lift ing tiles just past water proof area.

3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
How does your fridge look? Pics?

The flush fridges have two huge problems, their in practical due to been so small in depth, and are stupidly over priced for less, you need a really wide fridge…

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