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SaveH2O

Melbourne South East suburbs VIC
Joined 11 August 2011
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6 d6 drammedearthtasrammedearthtas posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Do yourself and generations to come a favour! BUY AUSTRALIAN.

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13 d13 dDarbeccaDarbecca posted:
Contracts

Dear all,
It is my advice that you ask any builder to fully declare in writing any special conditions to your contract before you hand over any hard earned money or…

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16 d16 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Site supervisor expectations

You also need to be aware of the possibility that your Building Inspector might know and be good mates with your Site Supervisor. It's an incestuous industry.

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17 d17 dCF DesignCF Design posted:
Site supervisor expectations

Almost none.
Unless you have not confirmed all selections, the Supervisor should in theory have all the information required to complete the job without ever needing to contact you.
In fact, they…

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17 d17 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Site supervisor expectations

Typically 15-20 constructions therefore he can't be your private building concierge! Don't expect the site supervisor to actually 'supervise' the build. Their role is mainly calling up the next contractors'…

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25 d25 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Grout issue Montgomery Homes and Tile Direct

Regarding negative reviews, don’t be concerned about any restraining contract clauses, or other attempts at censorship by builders, In 2018 the ACCC has cleared the way for people to comment…

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1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Lawyers advice?

Low end of the market...no way
Middle end rarely
Top end often, LOL, there are heaps of ambulance chasers

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Concrete interior walls

Wow that's one ugly looking wall,very polarising and could date badly.

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Why no need to seal the gaps on the color bond roof?

westbourne
SaveH2O wasn't saying that you need to get the roof siliconed up for hurricane safety. He was simply stating that your issues were…

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1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Brick work Mortar cracks

Lucky you had the correct photos..once covered up often ignored and forgotten
As for engineering documentation ideally you also require
1. Footing & Slab Plan & details
2. Brick Lintel, beam and…

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1 month1 monthfranknewhomefranknewhome posted:
Brick work Mortar cracks

Lucky you had the correct photos..once covered up often ignored and forgotten
As for engineering documentation ideally you also require
1. Footing & Slab Plan & details
2. Brick Lintel, beam and…

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2 months2 monthsJomoJomo posted:
Rainwater Harvesting Help

Raising the height of sd1 without the additional work on the tanks sounds like an easy solution to me! :)

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2 months2 monthsddarrochddarroch posted:
Orientation-Passive Solar Design related Suggestions needed

I was also going to write about energy use. As, even after upping insulation levels, you'll probably need to heat & cool your home more than a well orientated home…

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2 months2 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Pulling out of a contract

Penalty is only in criminal matters, in contract it is damages.
Have you asked what the amount will be?

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2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Pulling out of a contract

When you find out what the damages amount is for pulling out of the contract, if the builder does not agree to waive or reasonably reduce this please let everyone…

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2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Storm water connection

What does your floorpan say in relation to the floor levels. They should be set at AHD... relative to the street and a benchmark there - all should be notated…

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2 months2 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Faux muntins for my windows

Thank you! I’m sorry, I didn’t see your reply until now 👍
You're welcome.
Happy New Year!!!

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2 months2 monthsdgadga posted:
Build progress during COVID

We're at the tail end of our build, and everything is going as expected.
But given how fast everything is moving at the moment, anyone's experience to date is not worth…

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2 months2 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Haha Brian, you actually think someone would believe this post? You’ve just joined the forum, you have commented on two posts saying the exact same thing about how wonderful Bradford…

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3 months3 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Cowboy installers or just plain ignorance of best installation practices is the reason some roofs are leaking.

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