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2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Site visit

Has anyone ever heard of any serious repercussions from 'unauthorised' site visits?
It seems most builders are keen to keep owners away and put strict conditions in the contract, but wondering…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor to ceiling tiles post-handover

Is your builder doing your walk in robe cabinets? We found big savings by doing them ourselves. Basic white melamine cabinetry from builder was $5k, flatpack colour cabinets…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Has anyone used one of these direct China suppliers and if so can you recommend them/send a link?
I have a window opening space of 2935mm wide x 1240mm high. …

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Unsatisfactory fence. NSW

I would suggest it depends if the other side is just a builder or is the owner.
If they are a builder who will sell the house, I'd reject the invoice…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
No retaining wall on adjoining block

Hey KSM,
I'd say just relax. There will be no 'landslide'. You might get a bit of erosion in heavy rain but no big deal - they'll need to…

3 months3 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

Hey TCT. My EV is a Telsa 3. The solar system is part of home build contract so not sure who they are using. its a 5kw system…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Window splashback or tiled/glass

Hi Velma,
We once saw this during an open home and they had attached some fake greenery/plants to the fence. It looked really good and has inspired us to do…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?

Hey mate. Yeah at first I was thinking they must have had a template and special router tool to cut them so neat, but what you say about coming from…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?

Thanks yep that seems to clearly show a large cut out 5mm from the flange so I guess all good.
Still boggles me how this doesn't significantly weaken the joist. …

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?

Yeah seems like it would be severely weakened - particular as its about a 4 meter span and the whole lot of the joists in that area have the hole…

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4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?

Hi all. Noticed these large holes in floor joists for air con ducting. Cut out is almost the complete height of the joist so there's not much left…

Floor joist holes for ducting - normal?
4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

Sorry I should have mentioned I have arranged my own sparky to do all electrical as part of the building contract. Its almost no difference for me but builder…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

Hey Shi,
I'm in a similar situation building new home and decided to go 3 phase. Mine is probably a stronger case as I already have an EV, but something…

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4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Great to hear its looking positive.

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Hey Sunny,
Sorry to hear of your problems.
Have you considered proposing a split of remedy costs 4 ways between builder, architect, kitchen place and yourself? Get your lawyer to draft…

9 months9 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Is it the Almond Blend Tumbled Travertine from Beaumont?

It looks different to the photo?

10 months10 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Hi All. Does anyone know the retailer, brand and style name, and/or price of this outdoor tile used here?

12 months12 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Custom design with Fresh homes

I've also been considering fresh homes for a custom build.
Any updates on this thread?
They want $3k up front to provide a quote which I'm not keen on but sounds like…

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