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4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Do you envisage it as also being a go to sub forum for consumers with concerns/issues and who seek individual answers or one just reserved for technical discussion anongst those…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Nuvo Homes

Apart from other measures, take as many preferably date stamped photos as you can.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Price for plumbing.

Get a quote.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The NCC is a performance based document comprising of the BCA Parts 1 & 2 and the PCA. As such, it allows for new innovations to be used as Performance…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Eating plastic?

The 'research' is really a summary of numerous world wide studies, not a study specific to Australia. This was stated. Australia is not isolated from plastic contamination but many other…

Eating plastic?
6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

I was refering to a new home buyer turning unanannounced 3-4 times a week. The owner and/or their appointed representative do have a right to visit but the site is…

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6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

That must be an industry aphorism because I have heard that before. Sad!

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

Do you know that you need the builder's permission to do this?

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

A building consultant cannot direct the builder, they provide the owner with a report that creates a paper trail and the good ones can also give expert evidence at a…

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7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

The NCC does not require stormwater to be discharged from the property and there even isn't the requirement to have gutters and downpipes but the water must not overflow to…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

Have you taken the cover off to see if there is an outlet pipe?
The set up looks amateurish but maybe that is how they do things where you are. Are…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Door handle height

Maybe have two handles. Just a thought.

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

I agree with their response.
The stormwater was obviously designed as a charged system needed to overcome the reverse fall but the grate has broken the seal, thereby creating a lower…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder Illegally Using and Damaging Property

Hi Dharma,
I was referring to SajeaD's info posted as above. I thought that it was very good advice and worthwhile following up. Just surprised that you didn't respond to him.

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8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
New home building inspector required

Liquidated damages is the contract amount the builder pays per day as compensation when the build goes overtime in excess of allowable claim days...rain days for example.
Qld...I can only recommend…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Well, ScoMo and cohorts certainly fought against having the Banking Royal Commission and perhaps they would think that a Building Industry Royal Commission is equally unnecessary. No flaws in their…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
New home building inspector required

You need to include the area you are building in when seeking advice.
The Building Surveyor will often appoint a Building Inspector to work with but what you need is a…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder Illegally Using and Damaging Property

Why didn't you follow SejaeD's advice?

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

A report commissioned by the NSW Government has found that parts of Opal Tower were constructed using lower strength concrete in under-designed and non compliant critical support beams which had…

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9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Zorro6, you appear to be one who makes assumptions without basis of fact.
You do not need to be an owner builder to know what can go wrong with a build…

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10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

That is a defeatist attitude only made possible by the lack of new home buyer consumer protection that many builders take advantage of.
Tradies leave the domestic sector to do…

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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Eating plastic?

The links in the thread below are sobering reading and viewing.
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=86017

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Very true.
Have you read the thread I have linked below?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94765

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

I saw the three overhead lights in the kitchen, I had the same when I bought my present house but back then there were 3 x 60W globes. Hopefully yours…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

Don't rush, live in it for at least a year before making any decisions. The bathroom will obviously be first but don't over capitalise on other areas. Also don't make…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

It might surprise you to know how many new constructions many site supervisors have. Twenty plus is not uncommon.

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