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4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Inclement weather delay claim

Read your contract, you know, the one you would have signed and agreed to before your builder started.

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Here's a great 'urban myth'... "Australian homes are built for Australian conditions".

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4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Don't tell me Mr Building Expert; they heat up quickly but cool down quickly as well, lol.
Actually, it wasn't me that was rubbishing Australian houses, I was just quoting…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

So regretfully and for reasons I won't go into here, I am building an extension on my existing house using the usual timber frame & brick method. The builder is…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Help! Is there a DECENT Sydney timber frame window company?

I feel your pain. Try moving up the East coast a bit, it gets worse. Good luck.

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
ICF Builders in Sydney

Hi Andy,
I have built with both Thermacell & Eco-block. Both houses were really great to live in, quiet, comfortable and cheap to keep cool and warm so they are…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
insulating slab

Isn't that just typical in Aus? Some builders are just bone idle lazy and can't bring themselves to do anything whatsoever outside the 'norm'. It struck a cord with me…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Building warranty insurance

You'll find that your solicitor wants the builders insurance that would have been (or should have been) provided by any contractor who did work over $20k (I think that number…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Thermally Broken Windows - You don't need them!!!

I just had a sales rep call on me up here in Coffs Harbour. I know for a fact he has been in the industry a long time, yet here…

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4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
True or Magnetic North ????

I can't imagine it would be magnetic north, because that moves. True north is static, along with everything else on plans or maps that is related to it. That's my…

4 years4 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Paying for Quotes

Just about to start an extension done on my place, I estimate around $250 - $300k. I've asked a few builders to quote/estimate and one has come back with "we'd…

5 years5 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Questions about windows and doors

Hi Ed,
Regarding bi-fold doors, which, in your opinion is better, top hung or bottom roller?
And can you deliver to Coffs Harbour?

5 years5 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Earthwool

I'm just about to engage a builder and told him I didn't want fibreglass insulation used. His response was "that's fine, we only use Earthwool". I told him Earthwool…

8 years8 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
How is HEBEL?

Isn't it funny, there's practically no thermal mass with Hebel, yet it performs so much better than brick or block, simply because it insulates so well. I have built 2…

9 years9 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
ICF Builders in Sydney

Just saw this post, probably too late but here goes...
I've built 2 houses with ICF, one here in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Quite frankly I wouldn't ever build a…

9 years9 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
packaging upvc windows for import

Thanks Ed, I have been duly educated!

9 years9 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
packaging upvc windows for import

Hi Ed, I can't imagine for one second that Aus made DG windows are better than UK windows, but just to satisfy my curiosity what exactly is different that makes…

9 years9 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi

Well, I wish my experience was as good as it sounds like it should be. I have the smallest ESP unit, and when it works, it works like a dream.…

14 years14 yearsjparriejparrie posted:
North Sydney Draftsman?

Hi all
I am about to start work on a large extension to my home in North Sydney and I was hoping some one here could recommend a good draftsman for…

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