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20 d20 dMClarkMClark posted:
Builder recommendation

As a builder I can tell you this would be a struggle, the number of trades and labour associated with that scope is alot.
I doubt a builder could do…

21 d21 dMClarkMClark posted:
Builder changing plans

Be firm on what you have them signed up for, if it is clear the posts are to be a certain colour well it will be obvious, if the wall…

21 d21 dMClarkMClark posted:
Concrete underground water tank Melbourne

You should be able to simply find a competent plumbing company to do this. It's not a specialized job, just needs machinery that is all.
Good luck
MC

21 d21 dMClarkMClark posted:
Slab Extension due to Incorrect Measurements

Hold the builder accountable for providing evidence that it has been done correctly, which would require an engineered design. If he does not provide the evidence and the design then…

3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Extension estimate

Stewie is 9n the money. Best of luck with it!

3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
airsource hydronic heat pump

What is the question? As a builder I simply call hydronic installers and get their advice. Best way to get quality insights.
Good luck

3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
My builder would like me to sign contract with another build

I would'nt stress as the warranty is the same, just be mindful that you will be contracted to that builder not the builder you first spoke with. So just make…

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3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Water Proofing for Floor to Ceiling Tiling?

Sounds fair and reasonable from a costing. What are they rectifying that is the same cost? Deko and replace tiles or tile over existing?

3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Please, Need Some Advice for Waterproofing/Mould Dispute

Keep pushing and get them to resolve the problem not just patch it. Hang in there.

3 months3 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Lighting allowance

I always recommend plenty of lights, led downlights are so affordable and great now. You can get some with 3 colour settings and dimmable if you choose to later.
It…

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4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Home owner warranty insurance

Client cost.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Home owner warranty insurance

I'd like to see the invoice from the insurer. It costs around $3k for me to do a $300k job. Unless your project was around $1.2m then that is fair…

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4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Concrete over order...

They might deliver?

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Concrete over order...

If you think you'll save some dollarydoos by keeping the extra concrete you ordered and try get rid of it asap on Facebook.
This made me smile.

Concrete over order...
4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Building without Architects

I like the Airbnb idea, they got punished during this lockdown unfortunately.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Gap between Window Frames and Brick

Not poor brickwork, the powder coated flashing he is talking about will look good. Then you'll prob get a wind mould to the timber frame.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Low deck over slab (limited height & termite questions)

It's all fine, because you're on a slab you'll be able to see them coming up if they ever do. If you had termite management plan in place then you…

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Form 15 required for owner built pool fence? Certifier says

I'm not sure what happens up north but I'd imagine the building surveyor giving the pool a final will tick off the compliance of it. I'm reading it is they…

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Site supervisor expectations

It was in the special condition clause, which unfortunately you can push the boundaries with requirements.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Linen cupboard

Linen cupboard it is!

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Site supervisor expectations

I've reviewed a mates contract with Carlise Homes and it simply rejects anything relating to what the private building inspect picks up and if they find anything the costs go…

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4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Desperate for Information New Build next door

Push them hard, try get in contact with their municipal building surveyor. Get him/her to explain to you how they will not be looking into your backyard as you havn't…

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Low deck over slab (limited height & termite questions)

All those ideas you have will work fine and seem pretty reasonable, H5 sounds excessive I'm sure there is a special H2 treated for termites you can get from bunnings.…

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Desperate for Information New Build next door

Council will be your best chance, keep pushing them hard for answers. No one else will be much help.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Neighbour wants to build a garage on my boundary? Zero lot l

This is a perfect opportunity to negotiate with the developer undertaking the works. Have them replace the entire fence with new, if you dont like a brick wall get them…

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
No noggins

That's my exact thought too.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Recycled timber flooring

Not sure on the specific supplier of boards. May need to do some research, best contact an installer and ask them direct.

4 months4 monthsMClarkMClark posted:
Recycled timber flooring

It will cost you double to complete. If you like that look there are some really good engineered boards that have a roughy looking texture to them.

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