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13 d13 dPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

Tradie may sit at home but will need to get house plastered as well or will you sit it out?

16 d16 dPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

Would just be the “custom” home market Simeon or widespread

17 d17 dPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Replicate render scratch pattern

Generally, the texture that you listed will have a 2mm size stone chip in it which is dragged with float to give the lines
Any patch work needs to be 2mm…

28 d28 dPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Practical completion of house with a pool

Read your contract about final payment conditions.
That is when can contest/dispute incomplete work and defects.
When is builder proposing remainder pool work?

1 month1 monthPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Facade Render cracks

The mesh is often stuck on wall first then rendered over, which means it does nothing
Not to specifications
Get a scope of works in writing before start, needs to be…

1 month1 monthPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Facade Render cracks

Don’t know how JH board going to work for you
Going to have vertical joints, maybe exposed jointing caulked, screws patched and paint
With your house, balcony movement, they build on top…

1 month1 monthPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Cobblestone Driveway - White Residue

Probably efflorescence
Salts coming out of sand, cement products and mortar
Water brings them to surface and when evaporates it stays
Extremely difficult to get rid of

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Water damage to new home

The builder has to deliver the house, it’s unfortunate what happened.
Does builder have insurance for this?

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Black gloss enamel

Penetrol fine
Could be trapping air/moisture, previous coat not drying out enough

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
What have been your experiences with building inspections?

The builder doesn’t do inspections.
A registered building surveyor has to do the inspections and is requirement of building permit.
Check in your state how to appoint the building surveyor.
With…

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Bubbling paint on freestanding wall, despite waterproofing

Grind texture and paint off at blister up to top of fence
Will see damp cement render

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Bubbling paint on freestanding wall, despite waterproofing

Not sure what your time frames are for completing waterproofing and whether took off paint and texture before waterproofing
Could be a lot of residual moisture in wall, might feel…

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Bubbling paint on freestanding wall, despite waterproofing

Moisture in wall, probably puddling on top and running down wall thru mortar and render, behind paint
Paint forms a film on wall, traps moisture in and the get blisters

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Our Builder used bad timber for the fram

Recently installed yeah

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Building Inquiry

Regulation 80-84 covers it
Length meets guide rules
VBA or council will have the regulations

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Building Inquiry

does it meet design rules for state

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Building Inquiry

If believe doesn’t meet design rules for state need to go to council and lodge concern

2 months2 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Clarendon Eaves and Guttering Issue

How do the eaves run down like that, roof trusses faulty, have packed out to meet fascia slot
Pull all apart

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Hebel power panel is a cladding product like foam, brick/masonry units are far superior and very different product
Many home owners I meet do not experience the thermal performance which…

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Suitable material for build up around slab

20mm crushed/recycled rock

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
In this forum we often rightly criticise builders....

Thanks, very interesting

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Concrete pier required ?

Yes they around and do honour those warranties
Transferable also

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
late completion penalty

Has builder submitted final invoice?
Generally you have 7 days from final payment to meet, have list of “issues” signed off
Work is be completed before final payment
Builder can also dispute…

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
late completion penalty

Read you contract about when final payment is presented to you
Known defects at final invoice stage should not be addressed after handover

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
In this forum we often rightly criticise builders....

Hi,
Can you explain, are you submitting final invoice or has that been issued?

3 months3 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
HIA Contract Clause 16.2 Delays to Carrying Out the Works Af

How have YOU caused delay?

4 months4 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Will hebel go in that skinny spot

4 months4 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Question regarding PCI and H&C Insurance

i would not be signing anything on the day
read your contract about when builder submits final invoice
generally, have to meet builder within 7 days of receiving final invoice to agree…

4 months4 monthsPedro4137Pedro4137 posted:
Block or Object to Building Permit?

Has building permit been issued?

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