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9 months9 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

A temp fence bolted to their wall.. I’d be annoyed too..
But as Splahers has said, have a quick chat with the neighbour, they may not even know it’s not legal…

10 months10 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Suggestion with Hebel Construction

I can’t comment exactly as our builder uses Hebel as standard so there was really no cost allocation against this, I would estimate based on other quotes we got for…

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11 months11 monthsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Waiver form - Works during construction (Before Handover)

“and as result of the fencing works”
This kind of sums it up.. if you have concerns about that specific word though, just ask them to take it out.

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Meter box location

Hey mate,
Definitely do advice as above. We had a similar thing happen to us (same side but not where we wanted it & not as per plans).
Unfortunately when we mentioned…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Cost of landscaping

Wow that is stunning.. well done!

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Bathroom Reno - Can't get warranty or proof of purchase docs

Depending on how they’ve discussed the project with you they don’t necessarily need to specifically itemise those individual things to you. If they’ve offered you a service, I.e. “bathroom renovation”…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Bathroom Reno - Can't get warranty or proof of purchase docs

If you’ve paid them money they legally have to give you an invoice: https://business.gov.au/finance/payment ... to-invoice
“If your customer requests a tax invoice from you, you must…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Neighbour built on zero boundary

This... I wouldn’t be happy at all.

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Mitsubishi Heavy Ind - Avanti 2.5kw

Why not ask the company who installed it to check it out for you? Makes more sense than asking a forum..

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Theatre advice

Hi mate,
I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell is definitely quieter…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Window Query

Thanks for your replies guys. I will try both things before I contact the builder :)

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Window Query

Hi guys,
Recently we’ve noticed that we’re getting a lot of ants in one room of our home, upon inspection I found them coming through three slots in the window frame,…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Additional costs after contract

If you want that bigger aircon you need to pay for it, however aircon is usually extremely easy to do post handover (double story not so easy though) are you…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

We had to pay for our tiles but broom finished concrete was standard. As above though, each builder is different.

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
How do people manage loan repayments

As soon as you buy if you are using finance you will be paying the loan.. you just make it work I guess. We paid repayments probably for a good…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Absurd tactics to try and persuade you into not doing it.
Unfortunately we didn’t engage a building inspector and I do regret it, don’t let them trick you with this BS.…

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1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Suggestion with Hebel Construction

We’ve got hebel and I don’t mind it. Have lived in a brick house before too and can’t really say there’s much difference if at all.

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1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

They are definitely hard to deal with that's for sure.
We didn't really have colours for the outside set in stone that we wanted, so it's all a mostly grey (very…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

Hi mate,
We recently finished building in Gainsborough Greens (welcome) and yeah you’re right, the covenant is ridiculous. All we generally did was supply the covenant document to our sale representative…

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Plasterboard cracks - Builder responsibility

Jesus.. if my home looked like that after only three years I’d be contacting the builder for rectification..

1 year1 yearNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Roof insulation

Quite standard mate.. ours is the same and was stipulated in our contract that it would not be done. It’s the only area that isn’t done and tbh I don’t…

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Thanks for this mate. I might look to go down this route :) glad it’s worked out for you!

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sale Consultant’s commission on new build!

I really hope they do not help you at all. Trying to screw your sales agent for their commission is scummy. Our sales consultant deserved every single cent if not…

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2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Sale Consultant’s commission on new build!

Why would you want to know off their commission? That’s their livelihood..

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

They used gloss.. they keep mentioning satin colours which would “hide” these, however we were never given the option previously nor was it ever recommended prior to these issues.

Your photos…

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Carpet and underlay

A mix of both IMO mate. Upgraded underlay has extra benefits such as better resistance to liquids (in some cases) etc. plus it is not overly much more.
Best thing you…

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2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Carpet and underlay

We did our own carpet and underlay (mainly because I used to work at carpetcall so worked out a good deal) and got really plush carpet and upgraded underlay.. I…

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
When does CCTV cameras get installed

I installed mine the day after handover.

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2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
Tips for new home inspection

Marks on walls, missing silicone in places and behind sinks, underneath cabinetry walls not painted, missing grout (if you have tile), unpainted shelves (mostly the bottoms), check all taps and…

2 years2 yearsNathanPSNathanPS posted:
How does this tap work?

Looks like it just has covers over each end? The valve looks off at the moment so you should be able to undo and add a piece to connect the…

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