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51 m51 mSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
rain garden

You first need to know the requirements but there is a lot of info on the net.
https://www.melbournewater.com.au/commu ... aingardens

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

In Victoria, the builder is no longer allowed to appoint their own surveyor, there is a long history of reasons why this finally came about.
In Victoria, building consultants do not…

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
How to start making this simplified Washing Machine

It could also be powered by a bicycle, electricity is expensive and unreliable in many disadvantaged areas.
I have seen one made by hanging a nylon bag full of washing from…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Henley build

Somuchforthedream, you haven't stated what area you are in and your soil classification! It is too late now but if you are for example in the Melbourne western or northern…

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10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Gas Newbie questions

1. If you don't use much gas, the bottles work out cheaper.
2. Induction cook tops are very efficient and are much easier to clean than archaic gas stoves. There…

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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

The primary focus should be on saving a precious resource, not on saving money but done correctly, both aims can be achieved. Cost wise, people get ripped off by the…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Not in some States but the OP's tanks are also detention tanks.
Then you, like so many others, have been sold an expensive oversized pump that wastes energy and has a…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

They actually stipulate an underground tank???

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Impossible to say without being onsite but the fact that they have specified a RainBank is a sign of price gouging for what is a product of notoriety. Google RainBank…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

It would have gone viral if you had videoed it and put it on You Tube.

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24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once.
You…

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Lawyer

A good industry professional will know what to look for.
The link below may interest you.
viewtopic.php?f=31&p=1159231#p1159231

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

B.E., that last photo makes a very impressive statement as well as looking great. Is it a council reg or are the residents just switched on?

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Good article as are the links.
The bottom line is that builders build to a price attainable within the code's minimums because most new home buyers want the biggest house for…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
potential Adverse possession issue?

Adverse possession has been done to death over on Whirlpool in the Home sub forum and there has been some good references to legalities. It would be worthwhile to also…

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29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

Rectangular downpipes always look ugly like that, will they still use rectangular? I would also paint it a colour similar to the bricks.
What about maintenance access issues with the rainhead?
Is…

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

You can't do this with a box gutter, box gutters must drain to a rainhead or sump.
eleu.papa, you also need to check whether the rainhead has internal mesh because some…

30 d30 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Future trends are to higher battery storage capacity with minimal price increase and lower costs for pv.
If you don't ignore future trends, you will ignore evap air con.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

I am less than impressed by this installation and I wish that I was onsite but two 100 mm x 50 mm pops are attached to the box gutter's sole…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

I really need to see a photo of the top left side of the porch from a greater distance and one of the porch roof but my current understanding is…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Yes, new home owners need to be aware of and give due consideration to the evolving technologies and rapid changes the world is currently witnessing.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

Is there a display home?
EDIT: Deleted reference to the possibility of an upper storey downpipe draining to the porch.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Bahama 37

Yes, most certainly it "can" be but whether it will be is a question that no one can answer although Deep Thought says 42. Maybe that is 42 working days.
Have…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Agree.
If the opening post is a factual account, it would appear that alexyangmarine signed the contract under duress intentionally imposed as a sales tactic.
The offence for a builder in Victoria…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Do you really want to build with someone who doesn't allow y

Off the VBA website...
"Legislation introduced on 1 September 2016 prevents the builder from appointing the private building surveyor. The appointment of the private building surveyor must be made by the…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater retention

Are you having a retention and detention system or just a detention system?
Below ground is always more expensive but other factors also need to come into it when making an…

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