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su ann

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Joined 30 August 2007
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11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Help - Laundry bench height too low for front loader

i have had a construction lawyer's opinion and he said it would be the builder's fault as it was he who was the only one who can allow the cabinet…

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Help - Laundry bench height too low for front loader

Thanks - i would love to go down this way too - as i really don't have the resources to take it any further!

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Help - Laundry bench height too low for front loader

unfortunately specs don't specify down to height level. The cabinet maker had the height measured but the bedding put down by my builder went down after cabinets were installed/finished/payed…

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Help - Laundry bench height too low for front loader

It’s a new build. Moved into house 5 months ago and have an existing front loader which would not fit into under the laundry bench.
We realised what the problem…

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi did you find a good building inspector in Brisbane - if you did, can you recommend?
i've inquired at archicentre and they use an architect to inspect - are architects…

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Plumbing question - toilet spec for Caroma Metro

Thank you for your feedback.
The toilets I purchased are bottom entry versions. I told my builder this via email and he indicated it was fine.
Then I gave…

11 years11 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Plumbing question - toilet spec for Caroma Metro

Hi
this is a boring one - but I need help to distinguish.
Can anyone tell me if this spec only specifies for a back entry toilet. Or does…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

mick - yes from the picture i have still got a bit of height from the back - and the maximum height for an unengineered wall is 900mm so not…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

yes it does indicate by the drawings that the retaining wall should step down with the land. Though we are going to have the yard levelled off and I…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

I now have better attachments including elevations which is the only gauge we have to go by in terms of the height of that back wall. There are no…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

mick - i just went through the specs and the slab thickness specified is 100mm thick - but does this mean slab only is 100mm - what other foundations will…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

I was thinking the same Mick. that the slab may take up more height therefore raising the ground level in effect making the wall shorter...but really need to question…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

Thanks Lizzy
i apologize for the quality of the plans. But no height measurements were specified on either plans or written spec.

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

Thank you...great instructions - easy to follow but not sure if executed correctly...

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

thanks - have been trying to attach...never done before.

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Major retaining wall - not as per plans

Hi
Going through knock down/rebuild - all was going smoothly until now. The house is 2 levels with a small slab on ground and rest of the house on…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Contracts - need advice Please!

Just an update: I told builder we won't be going ahead unless we have a chance to review the contract. I received a scanned copy today and would…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Contracts - need advice Please!

OMG!!!!! Thank you all so much for your advice. I will keep you posted.

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Brisbane knockdown and rebuild

Has anyone been through this in Brisbane?
We would like the plans for the new house approved first before the physical removal of the old house. Is this legally possible…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Contracts - need advice Please!

Hi
We're getting close to signing after many amendments with the specs. Now i have asked the builder for a copy of the contract and this was his reply:
"Unfortunately we…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Knock-down/rebuild process - Brisbane

Thank you for your feedback!
That is good to know new plans can be approved before the actual relocation of the old house as we're still living in it. …

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Knock-down/rebuild process - Brisbane

To anyone who have been through a knock-down-rebuild in Brisbane - I'd like to know what the process is. We want to sell/relocated the old house.
1) Engage a…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Is this house expensive to build?

Thanks for the explaination. We're at Fixed price contract stage so hopefully a lot of these items will be spelt out. But I'll ask the question about site…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Trliss
reading your post reminds me of what we were trying to do our post war - also in inner southside Brisbane.
we got quotes to raise and build under, abit of…

12 years12 yearssu annsu ann posted:
What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

To all who has had experience, is this estimated site cost reasonable?
Site Classification: HP class site
Final Footing Design: Waffle slab
House Size: 30 sq. including garage and decks
Location: Inner…

13 years13 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Prelim agreemt - i need someone to tell me if this is right

Many thanks Andrew and Casa.
another question then would be: I know you mentioned the soil test and contour survey reports are mine to keep, however would the working plans be…

13 years13 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Prelim agreemt - i need someone to tell me if this is right

This is a lengthy one and I must apologise.
I got the builder to explain the steps of preliminary stage to me and he did so, with a list of items…

13 years13 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Is this house expensive to build?

Just looking for some feedback on a preliminary quote we received to build a colonial replica - 2nd floor on stump ground floor on slab.
280m2 (30sq) 4 bed 3 bath…

13 years13 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Builders - Colonial Building Company

Hi Dorothy
They are one of our choices at the moment. Have you made contact with them yet? The service so far (we have not signed any contracts yet)…

13 years13 yearssu annsu ann posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

This thread is great!
After about a year of indecisiveness, we are now leaning towards renovating our post war but still have doubts as to weather or not we should knock…

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