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15 h15 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Inspectors - Melbourne Property

Could find only one mention after using the forum search facility. Unfortunately, it looks like spam from a first time poster.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62527&view=unread#unread

20 h20 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

Hi Lina C.
Here in Victoria, the building surveyor is required to be appointed by the new home owner, not the builder. In NSW, it is not a requirement, hence the…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

I answered your questions in another thread re engaging a private building consultant as your agent to do stage inspections and your builder entering unfair contract clauses as defined by…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

.....or have your own plans drawn up but so they don't infringe on the first plan's copyright but usually the first builder would be receptive to selling the plans because…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

Stewie D, a long time highly valued forum member with many years of building design experience, has posted a lot of information about copyright in numerous threads. If you go…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

Another builder who you have discussions with would have to buy the plans.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Leaking toilet

Well done.
Houses are now pressure limited to a max 500 kPa but the mains cistern valves are still sold with 1,200 kPa pressure rated seals due to pipes still…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Leaking toilet

You need to look at the cistern valve seal (washer) and either clean or replace as per chippy's post. A new seal is usually only a few dollars. The seal…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

@ chokyulate, this subjuct has come up a number of times on this forum. Have you done a forum search using the keyword "copyright"?
BTW, aussieta is correct.

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Man hole

Have you also seen the ones that have a pull down ladder?

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Demolition Quotes

Have you searched through the forum's pros?
https://www.homeone.com.au/demolition

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Brivis evap water usage

Evap air con, by the very nature of how they work, use water. The dumping is to get rid of high density water which includes salts, This is to maintain…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
drainage question

And no one advised to simply fit a leaf diverter?

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

The clauses put you at a considerable disadvantage, there is no question that they would be recognised by the ACCC as being unfair contract clauses. Wisdom Homes and a few…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

The ACCC would be interested to see it. Basically, you are being bullied but they are in the wrong. Did you check the ACCC website for "Unfair Contract Clause"?
Section 23
Unfair…

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17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions

A wet system flush valve is archaic because all it does is drain the wet system pipe of some of the captured sediment. This is due to the charged points,…

Rainwater Harvesting Wet System Questions
18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

There will be no delays if no non compliance, non adherence to the plans, damage or unacceptable workmanship is found and legally they cannot stop your own appointed agent from…

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18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pre Construction Costs

Exactly what I want.
If you build it, I will be following your thread.
I hope that you start a thread but be aware of the plan's copyright ownership.

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Which Builder

Another industry ripe for disruption.

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

Spot on. Unfortunately, a lot of home owners only consider their own comfort which is managed by roof space insulation and air conditioning.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-01/ ... ct/9361156

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21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

"Minor rectification work" will be a short term cosmetic cover up.
Did you have slab levels recorded?
Re the 'path'...the builder had it installed at a non compliant height (see my prior…

Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!
22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Build finished, then home maintenance begins? Budget?

Clicking on the 3 grey dots in your post's bottom RH corner will bring up an edit option.

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Obstructed Powder Room Doorway

It's strange what some builders find acceptable.

Obstructed Powder Room Doorway
24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Help needed standing water on stormwater curb to the street

The standing water depends on the height of the pipe's invert but the photos show that it is also draining silt. The silt build up needs to be regularly checked…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

New houses are not subject to their environmental impact but they should be.
Plus wood sequesters carbon, concrete slabs don't. In fact, the cement industry is one of the biggest contributors…

What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs
25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

Urban heat island heat signatures greater than the harshest desert must appeal to many.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
New patio with a little pooling. Will DPC protect my house?

150mm. That's good.
The DPC protects against rising damp.
The DPC was suppose to be visible back in the day but it wasn't always.
Of interest...Many builders now have a performance solution…

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