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6 months6 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Poorly plumbed rainwater tank

Thanks heaps for your reply!
I've read your reply a few times and if I'm understanding it correctly, I should be ok making the following changes:
Install drain valve where current pump…

6 months6 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Poorly plumbed rainwater tank

Full admission, I am making this post in hopes that SaveH2O will see it. I have been reading through this forum have…

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7 months7 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Building Surveyor

In Victoria - if the builder fails an inspection and the surveyor has to organise additional inspections, does this additional cost get paid for by the owner or builder?

7 months7 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

Join the MEEH (My Efficient Electric Home) Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyEfficientElectricHome
They specialise in these types of discussions and reducing your home's carbon footprint. Some of the members…

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7 months7 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Kitchen Window privacy

Is it an induction stove? If so, I'd just put in a roller blind post handover as it probably won't pass for the OC. Otherwise, if it's a gas stove,…

8 months8 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Build Period for Double Storey

Have you had a chat to your builder to see what may be causing the delays? Seeing as you are doing a custom build, you can't really compare to others…

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8 months8 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Underground pit

The electrical pit is installed by the power company, not your typical electrician.
It takes up to a month plus for the power company to do anything from point of submission…

11 months11 monthskeymankeyman posted:
Melbourne KDRB 45-50 Sq Hamptons

If you are intending on getting a solar PV system, you may find you have limited roof space for panels as upstairs has a lot of articulations which results in…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
New Build Pricing Help 330m2 double story

Hi Brian,
May I ask which GJ Gardner branch you got your quote from? The price appears to be very good compared to ours when we were getting quotes last year.
We…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
Would 3 phase power be necessary

Sounds like it could be poor wiring/install.
Nothing in what you have described requires 3 phase power. 3 phase power will allow you to get very large ducted AC…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
About Demolition Disconnecting NBN

Hi mate, I went through the same process last year when demolishing. We had to submit an online form to NBN and a case officer replied about a week later.…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
Types of window frosting council can accept?

I guess the process is a bit different across states. In Victoria a registered building surveyor is required for any project that requires a building permit.
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/ho…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
Types of window frosting council can accept?

Our building surveyor specifically has this in the documentation:
"Any Fixed Obscured glazing required for overlooking, must be min. 1.7m from FL (Adhesive Film will not be accepted)."
We are in VIC…

1 year1 yearkeymankeyman posted:
NBN Connection, Telephone and TV wiring

Really depends on how much your builder will charge for the work; some may have huge markups whereas others are reasonable ($100-$150 per data run). If you do find it…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Bored Pier cost

Hi BonnieDoon,
To give you an idea, our build did not originally require piers but after the existing house and a few trees got demolished, a new soil report was done…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Stormwater gradient cannot be met

So we are undertaking a KDR and the builder has informed us today that the LPOD at the kerb will be higher than the storm water system laid on our…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Should we get the builder to install solar?

Yeah sorry, I was comparing it to Victoria which has different rebates which will affect the final cost.
Definitely do you research and get a few quotes from local installers…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Should we get the builder to install solar?

Solar quotes which Chippy linked to has great information on solar. Those panels at that price is not very competitive at all. Trina is towards the low-end entry level and…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Reverse Cycle A/C after Handover - Please advise

Will your builder allow an external contractor to come in during the build to install the HVAC system? That would be the best way to save costs.
From what I've researched…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Getting Compareable Quotes from Builder

For a more accurate quote, it's best to have the structural engineering report done first before engaging builders. This way, the builder will know exactly what material and how much…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Solar - QLD What should I look out for?

Not sure if the forum rules allow me to link to external sites but just Google "Solar quotes 101" and the very first result will be the correct one. There…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
KDR - what can be done pre settlement?

Hi there,
Congratulations on your new purchase!
1. Do I need to get a site plan, building inspection, feasibility study, soil and contour survey done before demo? Can I even do it…

2 years2 yearskeymankeyman posted:
Government $40-50k stimulus rebate on new builds

Does anyone know what the official government/tax office definition of an "investment property" is? Are all properties that are not the principal place of residence automatically defined as an IP?…

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