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Joined 6 March 2008
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13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
National builders?

The roof should be easy enough id even be happy for them to lay r1.5 across the top to bring it up to spec. Another problem just popped up, cracks…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Inspection issue

A proper waiver of your rights is a seperate document that is usually a bright colour. You sign one waiving your rights to a 7 day cooling off period when…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
National builders?

Sorry have'nt posted for a while, have been caught up in moving, work etc.
Have had little niggles and problems with house but one glaring big one is that; The…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Owner Built Home Defects

Where are you located? If it's in an area like Melbourne that has to have a five star energy rating then this house is out of spec. Contact the local…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Very new...rock block?

Where is the block? Any pics?

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Dodgy Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

Still tracking down who took them. Will be getting them back tho. I was going to build a bbq with them.

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Dodgy Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

Had a problem with some things getting delivered to the site being the wrong rating and felt they were attempting to diddle me. The other day the roof insulation was…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
How to P*SS of your neighbors...

I would really talk to the neighbours as well if the SS has such a bad attitude towards you imagine what sort of attitude he has towards his job. I…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Futurewood Smartfence

Its supposed to be made from recycled plastic and discarded rice husks and hulls
....but no mention of what smart fence or clever deck scored on their iq tests.

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Rainwater tank question...anybody

How far along is the house? It should'nt be too much of a problem if the walls are'nt completed. Just make sure you select a slimline tank as to not…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
When is enough .. enough?

We allowed a large amount for extra costs in our budget and came in only $300 under. I did expect at least 2 months ago to be about $4000 under.…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Who cares about Blu-Ray ?

I would wait a while until people start to enquire about it and agree that you should wait until the equipment becomes alot cheaper, faster, reliable which it always does.
I…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Help:Neighbours double storey house looking into my bathroom

Check your covenant, it may be in there but just remember some of these are'nt worth the paper they're printed on. But definetly jump on it now asap to get…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?

The house design, insulation and colours are ultra efficient so the a/c will be hardly on if at all. (it will have a timer to ensure that it is on…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?

All insulation material does is trap air and its the air that insulates, its written on the batts packaging as well. Having an air tight cavity is not nessecary, all…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?

Yes it has a cutoff system. They do pay you the daytime rate. If you knew how much power is lost in transport you would freak. If you've ever been…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?

Calm down idiot, I work as an engineer. Having double brick walls with an air gap is an incredibly effective insulator its used in several areas across Canada and elsewhere.…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
HS Art: Builders bar meddling buyers from construstion Sites

Look, i always walk on site, sneak into my house etc. I don't care about the regs as i want to ensure the house is done right. But telling the…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Fencing Notice

Hey, Lindsay lohans mum won a best mother award!
Building a fence before the house sounds wierd maybe someone at that company got confused about temporary security fencing?

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
I'm back and ready to build! Slab update 20/07

I know how you feel, we got held up with beauratic bulls%$t as well and lost 6 months. Good luck with the build!!!

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Double storey VS Single Storey house

Laundry chutes are an incredibly brillant idea for a double story and I would definetly design one into a double story if i bought one. That said i've never found…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
This is cool! - 10 stunning ultra-geeky home cinemas

Jackpot!!!! Please Rodda you have to post them PLEASE!!!!
The 80's was a great period for ******* music, Ah the philosophy of Wang Chung.

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
30 minutes to heat hot water cylinder?

Interesting question, i guess it also depends on how much water it has to heat. 30-40 mins sounds about right.

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?

We're planning on installing it as for it being worth the money thats debatable. I like the idea of not paying electricity bills, the fact if the power grid goes…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?

Im guessing that the double brick wall is two brick walls inner and outer seperated by an air gap? If so having insulation in that gap won't really do anything…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Worm farm or composter??

I find the bokashi bin (hope i spelt that right) heaps easier to use. Its a japanese invention that fits under the sink and you empty your food scraps into…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
DIY Concreting

Im doing my own driveway but stenciled. The Agg is hard to get right as its not an easy process. If its flat its very easy to diy for a…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Double Glazing Recommendations

Ask them how much it does cost to upgrade to double glazing as different builders have different pricing. It also makes a massive difference soundwise. Having thick curtains to block…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Worst thing the builder said to you !!!

It wasn't so much for me as my neighbour, I contacted the company (which will remain nameless) about permission to do a retaining wall on the border of our properties.…

13 years13 yearsnewbie74newbie74 posted:
Apathy/Miserliness in Design

I don't feel apathy for poor people, I've been poor in my life and did something about it. Those who don't do anything about it are destined to stay poor.…

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