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2 d2 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Disastrous mass defect first slab/frame inspection

Fair call. Just pointing out that a 36 page report of defects may not be all doom and gloom.

2 d2 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Disastrous mass defect first slab/frame inspection

Did the report detail each defect and how its outside the building code specific to the defect identified? There are tolerances within the code across a range of items. Might…

2 d2 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Logico Homes. They have been really good. I gave them my hand drawn sketches and ideas, and they tabled a design and tender that fit the brief. Have just entered…

3 d3 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Cheers, thanks Simeon. Yes it will be good to see us get out of the ground and underway.

4 d4 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Next time, try these guys. I've used them previously and they were fantastic. Decent price, turned up, did the job as required. No issues.
www.bassettdemolitions.com.au

4 d4 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Acoustic Report requirement - new NSW Residential Build

Hi, I've been through this in a previous build on a A class road in Sydney. The Acoustic report cost me $3K, and that was 10 years ago.
The issue…

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30 d30 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Bought a land in Berowra and planning to build

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase. I'm building in Berowra Heights
Some of the info, documents and reports you can source and pay for yourself, however, some…

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1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
knockdown and rebuild main house?

Doing a KDR is not a big deal, and happens daily across numerous Council Areas. I'm currently going through a KDR of the Primary Residence where a detached secondary residence…

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
illegal upfront preliminary payment $2000 + deposit $2000 ?

The builder not responding should tell you that you both have the same opinion of each other. You believe they are trying to rip you off and I suspect the…

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining wall removed by our neighbour

The requirements of retaining walls differ from council to council, however given the wall was already in place, and on your property, then that's where the wall should be rebuilt…

3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining wall removed by our neighbour

Need a little bit more info:
Is the retaining wall on their property? your Property? on right on the boundary of both?
Is your neighbour doing a new build? or some…

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3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Can I use a neighbour's development to establish precedent?

It sounds like you most likely have a valid point regarding your neighbour building outside the scope of the DA they submitted for their property. However, the likelihood of Council…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Uneven concrete slab!

Instead of going down the self leveling road you could build a platform for it out of timber and decking boards and level the platform. That's what I did. It…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

I didn't tie the builder to any format as I wanted to see what they can provide based on the requirements I have provided.

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4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Hi Colin, I did the original designs of the house which I drew myself based on what we wanted. I then approached a number of builders to see if they…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

After a number of changes back and forth with the builder and now after a break over Christmas / New Year, the Tender Presentation is locked in for Monday 24/1/2022.…

7 months7 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Solar system question

I suggest you have a look at the reviews of the Inverter on https://www.productreview.com.au/

7 months7 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Cheers thanks. We had been planning this for a while and looking for the right property at the same time. This opportunity presented itself so we jumped on it.

8 months8 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Correct, the cladding is represented by the thinner wall line on the upper level.

8 months8 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Bit of an update. We ended up engaging with another custom builder and I pretty much reworked 95% of my design. The house now has 2 smaller splits downstairs and…

8 months8 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
New Double storey house on slope land

Building on a slope is not cheap. Factors to consider are how much slope, design, build method, and the level of internal finishes will all go to determining the cost…

9 months9 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining Wall doesnt look right

Personally I would not be happy with this. I can see at least 3 large gaps in the top layer of blocks. The choice of material is fine however, the…

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9 months9 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

Its a safe bet that most of the objections will surround privacy due to your proposal to build a 2 level house in amongst all single level homes. Reduced Solar…

10 months10 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Nice!
Is that a split level on both the ground floor and the 1st floor? I like it. I've been trying to get my favorite volume builder to do that…

10 months10 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Received revised plans yesterday 27/7/2021
We are getting close to the final plans and I'm much happier with these revised layouts.
A few things to tweak a little further -
1. Study…

10 months10 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
KDR - Demolition (Hazardous Materials Report)

There are plenty of Demo companies out there. Maybe the one you are talking to aren't the right one for you. I'd be getting a few quotes anyways before pulling…

11 months11 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Here is the First Pass at the design. We had a follow up meeting with the Builder's Architect 7/7/21, and made some changes to both levels. We also added a…

11 months11 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

The time has come. The next phase of the plan is well underway - Moving to the the Rental.

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan
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