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9 d9 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Why GJ Gardener is pricey?

Surely all those costs would be there when you're signing a fixed price contract?

11 d11 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Floor plan review and ideas

See if this one gives you any ideas on rearranging the back:
https://hald.com.au/project/burdekin/

12 d12 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage

how often does this become a problem on reactive soils? and how much of the imbalance needs to happen in order for the problem to present itself?
we obviously read a…

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14 d14 dstrannikstrannik posted:
New build, neighbours garage on boundary

also this might be helpful, if you haven't read it yet: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/housing-and- ... ence-owner

14 d14 dstrannikstrannik posted:
New build, neighbours garage on boundary

my understanding is that the owners of the lot are responsible for half the cost of the fence regardless of whether they are building anything or letting the lot sit…

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15 d15 dstrannikstrannik posted:
New build, neighbours garage on boundary

They would have to reinstate the fence as it was. Although normally ppl just use garage wall in place of the fence, and start the fence where it ends. Looks…

16 d16 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Grey, grey or grey

Unfortunately grey seems to be the color of the year or something. We're not with volume builder and even their inclusions consist of various grey tiles. I think the only…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

didn't you just put a 3+m tall house next to the fence? :D
you'd have to check your council/state regulations but i think which rule applies…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

if i have to end up with bottles i might as well put heat pump in.
i've been doing a bit more thinking, and wondering if someone can validate my…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

yeah i think if your neighbor's primary concern is the amount of light, what bestspecials has suggested in his post might probably be your best chance of getting them to…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

i can see why you want the fence raised. i would've thought one of you would've had to put privacy screens on their windows when building like this.

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

that's looks like a very narrow space. if it was me, i'd just put a concrete path in there leaving just enough gap to fit the formwork in or a…

20 d20 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Fence height dispute/dilemma

if you actually have to put fill in, aren't you required to build a proper retaining wall? i didn't think you could just fill against the fence. so you'd take…

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Structural and Forensic engineering consultation company tha

Does the 'no planting' advice go just for trees or shrubs too? I've been going through display houses in that area, and a lot of them seem to have a…

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Structural and Forensic engineering consultation company tha

Thanks for clarifying. The follow up question I have on that. If for argument's sake the structural engineer specifies the height as 385 for H2 soil, is it worth pushing…

22 d22 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Structural and Forensic engineering consultation company tha

Are you sure about 300+85? We just had a soil report done for our block and the form lists H1/H2 as 400, which assume is 300+100.

23 d23 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Builder removed boundary peg

Check if there is a nail in the kerb side. Sometimes they put it into the concrete as a more permanent survey marker. Our street has them every second house

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23 d23 dstrannikstrannik posted:
HELP! URGENT! Brick Vs Cladding/Lightweight

I personally don't like the looks when the whole house is made of it. Reminds me of old fibro shacks too much. We have certain small sections made of it…

23 d23 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Contracts and Penalty Clauses

Some builders have them by default. Something like paying 50 bucks per day or so. With others - you can ask them to put it in, but I'm not sure…

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26 d26 dstrannikstrannik posted:
EV charging point location in garage

Wouldn't you just do it in the middle of back wall and run the charging lead long enough to reach either of two cars?

28 d28 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

It's still at concept stage, but floor space is tight. It's a custom plan so every square foot already has a purpose.

28 d28 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

We don't have solar hws planned

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

Yeah we were quoted about 3-4k for the heat pump by the builder. Unfortunately it has 2 drawbacks: it has a tank, and it can't be installed right at the…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

Which Steibel eltron model do you have? Do you know rough electricity consumption?
My current thinking to get around the minimum flow rate issues is to set their temperature output…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

the only time i will be looking at it is when standing in front of the loo :D
i'd rather not use up storage space for…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

That's one of the things i'm trying to figure out. I would expect the electricity consumption to be a product of temperature delta between temperature of cold water and 50…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

yeah on the wall. this isn't a replacement for existing gas system. we are building new house to fix all the things we don't like in the current one, so…

Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?
29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

Yep, that's the brand I currently have in mind, but a different model:
https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/pro ... -del27plus
I was thinking of having one of them in each bathroom above…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Engaging architectural consultant to review plans

Do you really need an architect to tell you that kind of info? Find a display house with similar layout/position and see if you'd be comfortable there.
There isn't really a…

29 d29 dstrannikstrannik posted:
Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

Thanks for raising this point. Is that phase out still a thing? I can't find any recent information on it, and it seems that a lot has changed since 2010.…

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