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No floor waste in wet areas - problem?

It will smell. Regardless if it has the u bend.

1 month1 monthMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Interesting to see other houses around yours all have similar color tones? ;)
Did the council make it that way? or maybe just the photos.

1 month1 monthMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Sand removal

No it's normal. Throwing unwanted material to next door neighbour is not normal.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Patio area for a new build - What is this?

My guess is your sewage inspection point.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Are holes in brick mortar normal after acid wash?

Yes it's normal after acid wash and usually good buidlers will patch them up.
And it's not sandy usually it's good.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

Does typical house build in last 5 years have neutral wire in their switches?

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Lol NZ still uses council to do inspections.
I bet houses in your areas would be better.
In Oz it's all private surveyor and before recently it's all appointed by the…

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2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

Thanks for your detail examples.:
{I know in ours (& our neighbour) they seem to have screws in every second corrugation of the roof sheets.}
I can't really check my 1st floor…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

My SS said, by regulation the sarking should come out a bit from the lip of the roof (not sure if I'm describing it correctly). So naturally it can vibrate…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

Was your old house colorbond roof or tile?
Yeah ,the sarking flapping against the colorbond roof and in some cases even vibrating against the colorbond roof. Crazy.. I recorded the…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi,
For those of you that have sarking with colorbond roof, do you hear flapping, vibration sound from the sarking during strong windy days.
Man, one of my regret is sarking..…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Great timing.
Imagine your admin stage didn't have all the delays. 😉
And completed your build before July..
Market was not great prior to July.

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3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

I reckon cutting pavers with handgrinder is fine.
At the end u need to choose your battles.
Trades people get annoyed when client tries to tell them on how to…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Possible broken pipe .somewhere

Is flexi storm water pipe bad?

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a smart home, advise wanted

yeah, Hence the problem... And people just go for the bulbs and smart downlights since smart switch is still not popular in Oz.
I found some, but they are…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a smart home, advise wanted

Is there any smart switch in Oz that's Australian approved that doesn't use bluetooth?

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Share your building inspection reports/experiences

No. Norfolk is definitely not a builder. He had a huge fight with his builder and if u want bad experience story u need to hear Norfolk out.
What he…

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3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

It's good discussion to have OP and others thinking.
As oppose to the initial one line reply.

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

For single storey yeah.
Doubke storey u only lose one quarter.
But anyway as I said it depends.
Definitley true if it those long narrow piece of land.
But if its…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Hmm I tend to disagree. It depends.
Facing east with houses built
boundary to boundary u don't get much sun at all, particularly ground floor. And if it's single storey…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Bosch solution 6000 alarm system.

HI,
Did anyone installed a Bosch solution 5000 alarm system in their new build recently?
Do you have remote monitoring installed for it using phone app. All I know is you need…

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

The steel battens is basically to screw in the plasterboard.
Steel battens attached to floor joist and plasterboard to the battens.
It's not structural support for the 1st floor.
Common…

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3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Claiming back GST

U can't listen to tradie for financial advise! :)
If its your PPR. U can't

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Demolition

If you suffer from bad luck. If your old sewer pipe is not cut and left in its existing spot by chance they pour concrete piers for your new slab.…

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

I'm not sure how other does it.
In my case the framer nail the yellow tongue board to the joist during frame stage.
After lock up stage and before carpeting/flooring.…

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4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Protecting your Slab

Does it slope away 70mm for the 1st meter?

4 months4 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Did u test out the 1st floor for any creaking or squeek?

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