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21 d21 dsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Ceiling Cornice

Put the money into 2.7m ceilings all round.

1 month1 monthsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
QLD Builders

Hi Becks,
I have just completed a new build with planbuild homes and would recommend them to consider as a better value and good quality builder.

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
New home - Does anyone pay for annual termite inspections

Hi All. I've recently completed and moved into newly built home. In the documentation for termite barrier it says 12 month inspections are required otherwise termite warranty will…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Another inspection after practical completion?

I'm waiting to hear some opinions on this.
I'm in similar boat - PC finished and about to do handover. I'm thinking we'll just print of the list of defects…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

I just used one for our PC final inspection. Pretty much everything he found we did know about, but I found his value was in backing up our argument…

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4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
CCTV on a new built house

If you are running cat 6 cable for future cameras just make sure your on top of site supervisor to pull through soffits. I ran all my cables for…

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4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Form 15 required for owner built pool fence? Certifier says

Hi MClark. Thanks for the reply. When you say building surveyor do you mean the house building surveyor? The person asking for the form 15 is the…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Form 15 required for owner built pool fence? Certifier says

Hi. My pool is almost completed and has one side with a glass fence (supplied and installed by pool builder contractor) and the other side with a PVC fence (supplied…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Brisbane - Practical Completion Building Inspector recommend

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good building inspector to inspect PC stage of new home in Brisbane?
I've tried allinspect and they are unavailable.
Thanks for any suggestions.

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Issues with pool setback from building line

Our pool is 450mm from our house (construction of both almost complete) and apart from a few extra piers and a footing along outside of pool (to support post for…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
How to bolt steel post to tile on slab

Hi Chippy. Thanks for the input.
Maybe i'm wrong but I thought the dynabolt spreads against the concrete when the wide end of the bolt is pulled upward - by…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
How to bolt steel post to tile on slab

Hi all. I am bolting fence posts on top of a tiles on a concrete slab.
I was planning to just drill through the tiles and slab and use…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Sanding of sharp edge of coping tile

Thanks guys. I found an off-cut of tile and used an old foam sanding block and was surprised how easy it was to smooth the edge. I see…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Front Door Size

You could also consider a double door - 2 x 820. Not that expensive and when you need to move stuff in open both doors and you have tons…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Sanding of sharp edge of coping tile

Hi. I am using a colour-bodied porcelain tile with a rectified edge as my alfresco and pool coping tile.
The tiles have a bit of a sharp edge and I'm wanting…

7 months7 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…

7 months7 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…

7 months7 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. …

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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. …

9 months9 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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9 months9 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?
10 months10 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…

10 months10 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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10 months10 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Great to hear its looking positive.

10 months10 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…

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