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8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Level 1 Compaction - Residential

Hi Zenn,
In short the developer and builder have provided you with 2 different reports.
The developer has provided you with a Level 1 Compaction Report. Typically this only provides an…

8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

It's very unfair on the client in this situation, as majority are completely unaware and the builder already has the money.

8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

Sorry but there is a lot of misinformation here.
Having worked for a small project builder (20-40 home per year) that also does custom plans we have been involved in 4…

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10 months10 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

P only stands for problem, this could be because there are several existing trees on site or an existing dwelling. There should be another classification (A, S, M, H1, H2…

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11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

You are correct! Apologies for the typo, I have updated my original comment.

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

Sorry, each builder has their own specification for a cheap standard build, such as without wall painting, only showers tiled to 2000, 28c bricks instead of 31c, 75mm (bad!) slab…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

With respect to the approvals I am unsure whether they will need to be done again if you choose to build with a different builder. The issue comes about with…

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11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

Do you own full copyright of the plans? ie, were the plans drawn up by a building designer or architect? Or were the plans done by the first builder you…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hey Faykis,
If the builder is supplying the windows and building approvals ect the windows will need to be compliant and should be sourced by the builder.
Also, there is no…

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11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Here is a link to the QDC MP4.4

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Hi,
There can be considerable costs involved with building in a category 4. Are you planning to build in QLD? single or double storey?
Considerations apply to: Glazing, External Walls,…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
Whilst I agree with the manufacturers intent, I believe that is where the conflict is coming from as the windows require ember protection while open. I completely agree…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

You do bring up some good points, I think the question then would be; has the window been designed in accordance with AS1530.8 with screening for ember protection? Because if…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
Forgive me! I missed the part where you had mentioned the window manufacturer had already satisfied AS1530.8.
Surely in that instance, providing the certification to the Building Surveyor or…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
That's a good question and you are half correct in that the opening portion of the window needs to be screened.
On a standard awning window (no BAL)…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
HIA contract

They won't credit the full amount, instead they will withhold their margin (which under a HIA contract they are entitled to do). Nor do they have to accept the variation…

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11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Ducted air-con added to tender?! Acoustic report

Hi Harweeeee,
Not sure I understand your question, are you saying you builder has added ducted air conditioning because of the acoustic requirements of your block? That really doesn't make…

11 months11 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Owner build first house- need feedback on plan

Hi OnVisual,
I have drafted up your plan to create some consistency with the dimensions and layout. This will help when you are on site!
Also, is the north point down…

Owner build first house- need feedback on plan
12 months12 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rear Setback for small lot - Brisbane city council

Sorry Romy, after doing a bit more digging referencing the "editors note" for A07 I have found the below:
1.7.6 Deemed compliance with site cover and setback assessment benchmarks
(1) …

12 months12 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rear Setback for small lot - Brisbane city council

Hi Romy,
Below is an extract from the Brisbane City Plan Development code for Small Lots (providing your lot is classed as such).
AO7
Development results in a minimum rear boundary setback…

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rangehood ducts and vents

That looks like a waste water vent pipe. check your eaves to see if you have a vent there, or, the rangehood could be ducted into the roof space? Only…

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1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

You have got to be kidding me, not only do they retail from $15-20 per square meter but they are a standard pressed edge tile... Unless you have over 360m²…

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

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1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

Not sure with Metricon but I wouldn't imagine they would charge extra for a fairly standard pressed edge tile. I have the Belga Ivory in my place and quite like…

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1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

You're more than welcome! Let us know how you go.

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Trim the eaves or get a smaller home

Depends on your location and orientation. Eaves are definitely beneficial for keeping the sun off your walls and keeping windows shaded for longer periods of time.
What is your location…

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

After doing some research it confirms they only use a visual barrier. That being the exposed slab edge and your eyes only. Link below for more info

Also, some additional reading…

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

From what I understand they use a "visual barrier", that being your eyes... This also requires you to leave > 75mm of your slab edge exposed from things like landscaping…

1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

Depends on where you are building and your type of construction. If timber or steel frames are used, the bathroom walls will be fitted with a fibre cement sheet of…

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1 year1 yearl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

Hi Saminamin,
You can do it after handover however one thing to be weary of is tiles come in batches, so it can make it very hard to match tiles…

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