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14 d14 dRhettiRhetti posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

Qld sorry :( but there's plenty of forums here with suggestions. I got mine of a Homeone forum in Qld

14 d14 dRhettiRhetti posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

I built with Clarendon who is the parent company for Domaine. They were great and I loved building with them, but even they missed stuff at every stage which was…

1 month1 monthRhettiRhetti posted:
Has anybody built with Monster Homes?

I know a friend who built with them in Wynnum. Had nothing to say but great things. Said that they were super quick.
I got them to price up a build…

2 months2 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

We had something similar where the property connection for the old house (that got demoed) was under a 6x6 shed that was on the block when we bought the house.…

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2 months2 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Pool near a revetment wall

In queensland we have two triggers for revetment walls.
1. A town planning trigger (only in some councils) - where structures are required to submit plans show structural impact on the…

2 months2 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Inground pool already filled in - problems

Few moving parts here:
It's unclear if the water in the image is because of the soil type and the depression in the ground OR if the ground is failing to…

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Grass problems

If you've watered it and it's still on coming good than its likely you got grubs mate.
I cooied and pasted this advice from my response in another forum...
Hit your lawn…

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Hawthorne 33 - Brisbane metro

Following. Keen to see how this is progressing :-)

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Thanks! And no. The only survey I did was an ident survey to mark the boundary so the builder put the house in the right location.

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Boston 36, hamptons brick facade

Following. Looking forward to seeing your build :)

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

You'll probably want the ducted upgraded, or run prewire and install a decent unit after handover. The standard unit is not great in terms of efficiency and noise.
We upgraded…

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
What is wrong with my Lawn

You got grubs mate.
Hit your lawn with a bag of Scott's - lawn builder, grub and insect (red bag) from Bunnings.
It's got Bifenthrin as the active ingredient which will knock…

3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Hey mate,
Thanks for the props. We are extremely happply with the build and the outcome. Clarendon were great to build with. You should have a really positive experience.
I've used Brad…

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3 months3 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Buying land with 2m fill

If the developer provides a compaction certificate (preferably level 1) that means that regulated/clean fill has been imported that has been monitored by an RPEQ engineer as it has been…

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Site Cost

Just check if it's a provisional sum. At 25k it'll likely be a worst case scenario if it's provisional.
If it's fixed, its a different story

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Site Cost

Half the time only 10k or so is fixed and the remainder is provisional. My site costs were about 25-26k and I got back over 10k because there were no…

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Battle Axe Block

Depends
If you mean does the m2 of my access handle contribute in terms of something like site cover (50% of the total m2) than yes.
What does your title search say?…

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

unreal! thanks for sharing

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Anyway.....
Kate3079 you need work out if you builder has not complied with the approved building plans, or if your certifier has not not complied with the town planning approval, then…

4 months4 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Build-expert whilst I agree with you, not everybody is aware that they can use a independent inspector - and to be honest, I don't think an inspector would be looking…

5 months5 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Storm water path affecting future developement

No problem. That option also works :-)

5 months5 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Storm water path affecting future developement

It looks like they are try to avoid chasing grade. aka they were being lazy.
The short answer is no it won't stop you from developing in the future, but the…

5 months5 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 23MK11- North Brisbane

make sure they mark the plans to install the battens offset front any framing. Otherwise when you swap the down lights out after handover you'll be patching holes for days.

5 months5 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Started framing up the new open slat pergola

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6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

This is the complete opposite experience I had. I'm sorry to hear that.

6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

To be honest. I could give you my opinion on the items, but I don't think it would mean as much as if you had a private building inspector come…

6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Grass Stage 2 :)

6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Hey Rose Gold,
Our site supervisor picked up most of the visual defects before we got there and we had a independent building inspector to was pretty thorough. He produced a…

6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Neighbours slab higher than my house

Hey mate, I work at a surveying firm and the retaining wall cost is always paid for by the person it benefits. They are in full, so they are being…

6 months6 monthsRhettiRhetti posted:
Help with pool builder

Is it the filter or the pump attached to the filter that's not working?
If the pump still works id be vacing the sludge to waste, filling up with chlorine and…

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