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5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australian Bush Fire Current Hotspots.

The number of fires across Australia is eye opening and the satellite views showing the inaccessibility of many and the closeness to property and towns of others is a sobering…

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6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australian Bush Fire Current Hotspots.

With over 130 bush fires currently burning in NSW and QLD, the link below that shows current fires in Australia may interest some members and site visitors. You can zoom…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

The lunatics run the asylum in regulatory absentia.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?

The NCC does not require guttering, only the performance provision that storm water doesn't cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties.
The 3 Part National Construction Code can be downloaded free of…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rural Heating & Cooling - Electrical Vs. LPG

To heat a HWS from PV generated energy, a good option is to install a hot water relay to a compatible inverter. This makes the inverter divert excess solar generation…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Madison Homes??

Yes, I well remember the excellent thread you started that warned others about your builder's self admitted endemic non compliant box gutter drainage.
A new homeowner booking a pre handover forensic…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Madison Homes??

So many people have issues with their drain and/or stormwater system yet so very few have a CCTV cam inspection done pre handover.

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
neighbour's camera or motion sensor?

Your neighbour has some pretty krappy (an oxymoron) mortar.

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon, Building Surveyor and building progress issues

You are in Victoria, the Building Surveyor must be appointed by you. It is in Victorian legislation that the builder must not act as their client's agent (unless the builder…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rural Heating & Cooling - Electrical Vs. LPG

Why haven't your thoughts considered PV with possible/probable energy storage and go all electric?
You need to spreadsheet the likely demands and look to future trends.

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Noticed others replying to the above but I had to go back a long way to find the post.
If it's not too late, have a look at the well priced…

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18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need to have gas connected

First, try to find out the current status of the Green's bill.

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need to have gas connected

Hi chippy,
I've got to hand it to you. Well done finding that document! That is simply amazing but your description of crazy is perhaps more apt.
"The practice of property developers…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do I need to have gas connected

It sounds suss, did you ask the rep for a regulatory/legislated reference?
Not being in SA, I don't know what Govt body you would contact for advice.
I like your plans!…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Me thinketh you get no answer.
The low LD topic affects numerous home owners across a range of builders, I read one post earlier this year where someone found (well after…

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22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hahaha. Oh my!
Reminds me of the Escherian Stairs.
Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZ7M3hvqFA

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Manhatten52.
That takes skill lol. Optical illusions are fun!

Building with Wisdom Homes
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23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Bridgetown 43 - McDonald Jones Homes

There is a McDonald Jones Homes thread where numerous new home owners have talked about their experience.

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24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Ideally, I think that the Standards should state acceptable moisture ranges for different soil classifications, why would that be too difficult?

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26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Our treechange custom build in West Gippsland

Will be following your build with interest. Will you be off grid?
I hope that it all goes smoothly for you.

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

@ Harts,
I can't 'box' quote the text I want to respond to as it hasn't appeared correctly in your post but the main text is what appears below...
"SaveH2O, would this…

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26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi insider.
Your reply is very interesting yet so obvious.
Is there a maximum moisture content limit for a P class site?
It also appears that some builders give scant attention…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

I have often wondered what would happen in the scenario where a builder didn't attend to site drainage (some are recidivists) and the new home owner had site moisture samples…

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28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Buffalo Help

They look like nutrient rich worm mounds which are prominent during Spring, especially after rain. The worms are aerating the soil and are your friends. Rain will soon disperse the…

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