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7 d7 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Fairhaven Homes

If you are doing a concrete path around the house, pay attention to your weepholes. I can see it's technically non-compliant as it is less than 150mm from unfinished ground.…

12 d12 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Leaky service trench

I have discovered there is a lot of standing water at the base of my house footing in the front porch. If I remove the water, an hour later the…

20 d20 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Check your engineering drawings.
The important thing is that your internal floor level is HIGHER than your DPC/weephole bottom.
Typically with concrete slab houses, they can’t afford to have 2C brick then…

DPC and weep hole height
26 d26 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Talk to your SS, easy to change at frame stage.

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
valuation too low

Have you already paid the deposit?

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Project builder makes all the profits on “upgrades”. Custom builder gives you a realistic price instead of bate price. End of the day project builder likely to be cheaper.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

From what I can understand, powerline Ethernet is crap. Too unreliable requiring regular resets. If it’s that good you think everyone would be using it in lieu of cat6.
Especially…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of.
The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though it’s a…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

About 1-2mm. Dirt dust water can definitely get in. I can even see a little bit of what looks like support leg inside. Is that right?

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

Hi everyone
Got a quick question. I have timber floor boards laid first with caesarstone island with waterfall plonked on top.
Builder have left a small gap between the stone and the…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Floor loading - Do you think about it?

You will be fine. It’s AS standard. Even garage floor have a load rating of 250kg/m2 and your car won’t sink into earth.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Get it from the building surveyor. They issue the building permit. It would be illegal to issue permit without the right structural plans.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

I would get a structural engineer to have a look. Could be slab heave. Do a baseline of your floor level.
Get all copies of your foundation design and soil report…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Yeah solar thermal hot water and solar PV for electricity are 2 completely separate technologies. You need a DC capable conduit from roof space to switchboard for PV.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Totally personal choice. All good :)
The alternative if you want best of both is casement windows but they are $$s.
Make sure you get a conduit for…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

The problem with sliding windows is you need to split your window into 2, fixed pane and a sliding pane which lets in less light.
Awning windows is probably more popular…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Ground floor bathroom exhaust fan.

Should be vented externally.
For 1st floor it can be vented in roof space if there is adequate roof ventilation like whirlybird etc.

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

I noticed your house had a lot of sliding windows instead of awning. Is that what you wanted?

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Flooring direction

Besides aesthetics, the golden rule is when laying floor boards on joists, the board must be at right angle to joists and not parallel to distribute load more evenly.
Since joists…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
agi pipes and drainage connections

The way mine was designed, agi pipe terminated to a silt pit, from the pit it is then directed to storm drain.
It could be your builder haven’t put in the…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

90x45cm with 450 Centres is best. Looks like they went with more economical 90x35cm @ 600mm for all non load bearing walls, for waffle pod design, it means pretty much…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

No EPS is really only used for 1st floor not ground floor. It is very popular but not the only option. Lots of houses are built with brick to both…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building with Nuvo Homes- Contract wording on tile selection

Lol they are going to play this game. The actual tiles are all slightly less than 600 since they need to take account of grout.
This was one of my tiles…

Building with Nuvo Homes- Contract wording on tile selection
4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Isn’t that just EPS foam? Pretty common construction material. Light good R rating but not as impact resistant as bricks so strictly first floor only. Allows more interesting design without…

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Garage skirting - standards?

I got custom cut strips of composite board all around. Not waterproof but if your garage is flooded you got other issues bigger than garage skirting.

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Project builder or custom builder

There's fully custom with separate architect, and there is all in one custom builder with in-house architecture. The separate architect option, it's probably the dearest as your the design and…

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Please help. Need advice

Pretty sure 24kw is cooling capacity not actual current draw. Efficiency is calculated using AEER rating. Higher the rating lower the power draw for equiv cooling capacity. Typically they are…

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4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Anything is possible but it’s very very unlikely. Again you won’t have subfloor heaving due to suspended nature of your floor. For there to be movement you would need the…

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4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

By stumps do you mean bearers and joists on concrete stumps? If the stumps are of sufficient depth, because your floor is suspended, your structural floor can’t heave as it…

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