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Joined 22 March 2022
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7 months7 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Looking good!
It is coming to the end but I would agree that your builder seems a bit too optimistic with a final walkthrough in two weeks.

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8 months8 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Private inspector charge by builder

If you can, find a new builder. It depends on your current stage and if you have already paid the deposit.
If the deposit was paid, try negotiating. Tell the builder…

8 months8 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Prewiring a House for Data, CCTV, and Future-Proofing

It depends on the use case. If you hook up your cameras to NVR, then yes, they will always consume bandwidth. I am not sure if you even can do…

8 months8 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Prewiring a House for Data, CCTV, and Future-Proofing

When it comes to data points, it makes sense to have every single stationary device connected. That being said, with the money builders charging for something that simple (could be…

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9 months9 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

I believe that the warranty that he is referring to applies only to structural defects. I don't think that problems with cornices will fall into that category but maybe I…

9 months9 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

I have the same question!
I guess the goods news is that if the floor survives everything that is coming next during construction - it will last for a long time…

10 months10 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Cladding Options -- Pros, Cons

There is no simple answer to this question.
Hebel/brick can be beneficial in warmer climates such as QLD/NT if you want to cool down your house with an aircon and keep…

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10 months10 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Cladding Options -- Pros, Cons

Generally speaking, cladding provides less practical value compared to brick or Hebel.
You get way worse thermal and acoustic insulation with cladding. That being said, it does provide a visual appeal…

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10 months10 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Hebel PowerFence

I was looking at different options for a fence for my build and Hebel PowerFence seemed like a good option (one of the criteria was a solid wall look).

However, I…

10 months10 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Wall wrap has gaps and no overlap

Just an update on this situation.
I have submitted a complaint to QBCC but unfortunately right now they are overloaded with work and it will be weeks if not months until…

10 months10 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Wrong ceiling height - rectification and appropriate compens

Imagine that you have specified 2700 ceilings and your builder made 2400 instead. It would not be the end of the world because only you would know about this problem.
In…

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11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Driveway Crossover

It depends on your council regulations. Usually they have a list of requirements for a driveway, how close can it be to pits/poles/hydrant. You need to check that.
Most likely you…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Understanding sparky quotes

Like with any service, they don't have to compete on price. They know the market rate for a particular service and offer it for a relatively same price.
I am not…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Wall wrap has gaps and no overlap

Ahhh, I see what you mean. No, unfortunately, in my case the wall wrap was with a separate company doing insulation.

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Wall wrap has gaps and no overlap

Many thanks for the replies!
I actually agree with both of you.
The fault is with the builder, they are managing and supervising the project and if they book someone, it is…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Wall wrap has gaps and no overlap

I am building a two-story house and it looks like my builder has messed up the wall wrap.
They have first wrapped the walls downstairs, then installed Hebel panels.
Only after that…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Things to watch out for in building contract

I am not an expert, however, I would expect the contract itself to be a standard one with the exception of the following custom things:
- anticipated start date - in…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

I find it bizarre that you inspector was not providing defect photos and was trying to charge you extra for that. Not many builders will agree to fix a defect…

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11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
Another Builder has Encroached on Our Block

That is absolutely crazy. I am really sorry to hear that such thing has happened.
Be prepared for the worst, it will take months and months to resolve this problem and…

11 months11 monthskvazerkvazer posted:
New Construction Inspection-Frame Stage : Builder Obligation

My understanding is that a builder is under no legal obligation to even read inspector reports unless you had a clause about that in the contract.
However, if there is an…

1 year1 yearkvazerkvazer posted:
Pipe Insulation

I have a wall that will be insulated with acoustic insulation before plastering.
That wall has some PEX (plastic) water pipes in it.
Does it make sense to insulate those pipes…

1 year1 yearkvazerkvazer posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Most recent prices of power points from Clipsal in QLD (with my builder):
Single - $88, double - $98, quad - $210

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
power outlet for electric cars ?

I think it is a good idea to do that. Most of the time you won’t need it (e.g. when using power from solar panels) but it might be handy…

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2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
Waffle Pod Slabs

I had a case when a builder wanted to do a waffle pod on E class soil. Engineers were reluctantly green-lighting the decision but the client decided to pay extra…

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I have a quesion. When choosing engineered timber floors (Quick-Step), should I pay extra to get them installed glued down or the default floating method is good enough?

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Thank you, Ardo, I think I will try that approach.

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Write reply...
Thanks but in this case I will be paying for that with cash.

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Hmm, no, it is a normal house with many inclusions.
I will check with the builder what stage is including fixing and fitting-off but I think they want it to…

2 years2 yearskvazerkvazer posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

I have received a contract from my builder and it has the following schedule:
Deposit - 5%
Slab and footings - 10%
Lower frame - 15%
Upper frame - 25%
Lock up - 35%
Ready to…

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