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4 h4 horionnebulaorionnebula posted:
What happens if a builder goes broke at PC?

The whole point of the home warranty insurance is that you don't have to pay extra to get the work completed, it's covered by the insurance premium you have already…

5 d5 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Concretor jargon - apron around the house

What exactly are you asking for clarification on?

6 d6 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Need your opinion on a block of land

Class P sites can cover a range of different things (trees, water, cut/fill, recent demolition, mine subsidence, flood risk, erosion etc etc) and it will ultimately come down to the…

7 d7 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Master Builders (MBAV) Contract

You should not rely on the other party to a contract telling you 'everything is standard'. It may be, it may not be. You won't know unless you get it…

9 d9 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Vapour Barrier issues

Your anecdotal evidence certainly outweighs decades of scientific enquiry and the laws of physics.
And if the garden bed right next to your house is dry, maybe, just maybe, its because…

9 d9 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Vapour Barrier issues

Short answer. Because they are planted in dirt. And dirt sucks in moisture. Also, roots.

12 d12 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Honestly with the mould explosion going on around the country at the moment, i'd take any projections about weather and condensation with a grain of salt. If I were building,…

12 d12 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Square set or Shadowline cornice

Purely aesthetic and very subjective. Not sure it affects value one way or the other. Personally not a fan of shadowline cornices and agree square let can look plain. Would…

12 d12 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Patio using Solar Span (Bondor) or Cooldek (Stratco)

Personally I'd probably go with the SolarSpan. I like that they have a longer warranty and come with standard Colorbond colours. At the end of the day you'll probably be…

13 d13 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Patio using Solar Span (Bondor) or Cooldek (Stratco)

Each brand have their own varieties and thicknesses. Let us know what you are actually comparing and we'll have a better idea.
https://bondor.com.au/wp-content/upload ... Span_0.pdf

16 d16 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Builder charging us for bringing a building inspector in

I don't disagree at all and its definitely a deterrent, if a builder can get you to agree to not have an independent inspector, it saves them alot of time…

16 d16 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Builder charging us for bringing a building inspector in

If it's not in the contract, then the builder would not have budgeted the time for someone to be there for the inspection, read the reports etc. So, they are…

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16 d16 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Raked Ceilings / Cathedral

Am I the only one who immediately thinks about dust and cobwebs when they see trusses in raked ceilings?

16 d16 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Lower or Higher

^ If this is the case, ignore everything I said :)
Although in order to get that 3m fall there would surely be some gradient as opposed…

17 d17 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Lower or Higher

The grey squiggly lines on your block plans are elevation contour lines. The closer the lines are together, the steeper the slope, the further spaced they are, the gentler the…

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17 d17 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
My landscaper used H2 timber for decking frames

If the timber is H2, he screwed up.
H2 treatment is the minimum level of preservative treatment required to protect the timber from attack by insects, including termites. H2 preservative treatments…

17 d17 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Fence appeared without any consultation??

And if your other 2 neighbours want something different to what you want??

18 d18 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Fence appeared without any consultation??

^ this is the most sensible approach. If they ask you for 50%, pay it. You also don't want to get on the bad side of your neighbour at the…

21 d21 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Tall white outer wall?

Hebel (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) has been around for decades. There are many many many many online discussions on hebel vs brick (have a quick google and you'll see).
Basically, hebel panels…

22 d22 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Tall white outer wall?

Hebel panels? No idea about the pink streak...

23 d23 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
How is a kitchen island PowerPoint installed?

Trench in the concrete for conduit - cables through conduit.

24 d24 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Strata Building fees

What I mean is its likely the body corporate should have been charging everyone more over the years to ensure they had enough funds to cover their responsibilities. It's a…

24 d24 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Strata Building fees

Sounds like you and your fellow owners have been paying lower body corporate fees than you should have been over the years and there now isn't enough money in the…

25 d25 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Alfresco Tiles - Belga Grey vs Maximo Grey?

Did you see these alfresco pics on beaumont tiles' site? clickjo
I'm guessing you did but just in case anyone else wanted to…

25 d25 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Alfresco Tiles - Belga Grey vs Maximo Grey?

Great to see those pictures showing real-world use. If it were I, I'd be choosing the maximo grey based on those pictures. But totally a personal preference.

26 d26 dorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Builder is increasing the price

Yeah, you would be aware that the general costs of materials and labour is not included as part of 12.1. 'Circumstances beyond the Builder's control' refers to things like fire,…

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1 month1 monthorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Plain concrete marks

Thanks so much, appreciated it!

1 month1 monthorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Plain concrete marks

Sorry to dredge up an old thread but @ do you happen to recall the name of and where you purchased those outdoor tiles? Cheers.

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