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12 months12 monthsnosliwnosliw posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Adeez - I’ve just paid out final monies owing to my builder knowing that there is a pile of cosmetic defects such as external cladding not being straight. I…

12 months12 monthsnosliwnosliw posted:
Clause 37 - HIA contract - defects and Final Payment

Yes, agree with sentiment that there needs to be some enforceable measure for builders to fix their mess. Sometimes I am amazed by how some builders can turn good materials…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Water Tank question for New Build

Save H20 - Building in Sydney. I found that it is a NSW Planning and Environment BASIX requirement to have a backup system for potable water to be in…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Water Tank question for New Build

SaveH20 - Thank you. Being in the hands of our builder, it’ll be the cheapest system he can get away with. But at least it’s a safeguard for…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Water Tank question for New Build

We will be have a walk through our new build, in Sydney, very soon. One of the mandatory requirements is having a water tank which will supply our toilets…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Final Inspection - Limits Imposed by Builder

Chris and bashworth - Thank you. I just wanted to ensure I wasn’t being too picky. Builder obviously not that interested in doing a great job.

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Final Inspection - Limits Imposed by Builder

We’re building in Sydney. Very soon we will be invited by our builder to carry out an inspection for purposes of practical completion.
I told the builder that…

Final Inspection - Limits Imposed by Builder
1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Practical Completion Inspection - Questions

Noname - the 2nd point arose because the builder presented an inclusions list after the contract had been signed which had some differences to the contract inclusions list which…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Practical Completion Inspection - Questions

Thank you Noname.
Regarding the overpayments fell under these categories:
1) Variations to the original contact for tiles and appliances which were billed in the various progress payment stages; and
2)…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Practical Completion Inspection - Questions

Soon our home build will reach Practical Completion Inspection stage. Our build is fairly straightforward, a 20 square, partial 2 storey house to take advantage of the slope of the…

1 year1 yearnosliwnosliw posted:
Practical Completion Inspection

Our build is expected to reach practical completion stage in the new year. The build is in the Sutherland Shire area and we’re thinking of using a professional building…

2 years2 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
What species of the this tree?

Probably a privet. The tree looks to have been hacked at several times over its life.

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Struggling with Colour selection - decking

A light grey or antique grey as shown in the link https://www.abbeytimber.com.au/composite-decking/ would be my pick. John

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
HIA contract issue with bank

sifntdaz
Thank you for your reply. We’re dealing with the Bank through a mortgage broker so I’m not totally sure what our Bank will do before making progress payments. …

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
HIA contract issue with bank

sifntdaz
Thank you for your reply. Our build is in Sydney. My understanding (and I could be completely wrong) is that councils now require driveways and landscaping submitted as…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
HIA contract issue with bank

Fore2
Thank you for your reply. Comforting to know that it’s not an issue with some Banks at least.
John

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
HIA contract issue with bank

Good Afternoon
Wondering whether you have had encountered difficulties with Banks refusing a loan for constructing a house in response to clause 22 in a HIA build contract. The…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Hills District Dwelling Width

Seems at odds with the photos in the same document showing new builds being quite close together. Maybe the document wasn’t quality controlled checked before release. Phone the…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
ceiling height and door height selection

Many display homes I looked at had 2700mm ceilings with 2040mm internal doors. The space above the doors didn’t seem disproportionately high. I would use 2340mm doors if…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Help with Floorplan

Can you switch the garage over to the other side of the house and use the space between beds 3 and 5 as the internal access? Also I wouldn’t…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Building in Canberra - Costs

We built a house in Canberra in 2006. The house is about 30 squares plus a separate large carport. All up cost back then was about 720k, including…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Internal floorplan re-jig - after your feedback!

The view from the master bedroom into the carport is hardly to die for. Try swapping it’s position with the ensuite/WIR.

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3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
topic closed - please delete

Exposed brick interior could be unrelentingly monotonous. However can looked quite elegant if covered with a thick acrylic paint.or render.

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Building with Metricon

DeepBlue - In answer to your questions, 1) May 2021, 2) Sydney. Contract build time is 36 weeks, not 32 weeks as I previously stated.

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Building with Metricon

Kippers01 - $205 a week from memory. However I doubt that this can ever be invoked given the strange times we live in such as a shortage of timber…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Building with Metricon

Our HIA contract says 32 weeks plus Christmas shutdown. However building period hasn’t started yet, and building approval is pending with council. However based on our builder’s advice…

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Knockdown Rebuild | Clarendon QLD | Modified Madison City 40

It is a very good looking house. Thank you for sharing.

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3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit

Maybe it’s a builder’s idea of good taste and classy design? Another possibility is that it is there to cover a beam over.

3 years3 yearsnosliwnosliw posted:
HELP! URGENT! Brick Vs Cladding/Lightweight

A judicious mix of brick and cement fibre planks for the front facade would be attractive. Use something like JH Newport planks on the side. You could also…

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