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6 d6 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

In Qld it is STA, I don't know about other states.
Good luck.

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

What tests did he do?

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Only a nitwit would buy a block of land without doing basic due diligence. I have heard of developers selling blocks of land filled with rubbish, car bodies etc. Don't…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Why not get a treatment for efflorescence, if it continues to come back or you notice other evidence, then request another inspection. Have a look when it rains as well…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Because if you look at the aluminium frame it too has what looks like white powdery salt deposits , possibly from water trickling down from above?? Just a theory.

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Possible it's the water trickling over the window sill and leaving salts deposits , have you got other brick window sills with same efflorescence issue underneath?

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Go and get your own soil test down to natural ground , find out what your soil type is. P is always given to sites with fill but can change…

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Unless you got your own soil tests done first, you are crazy. Don't sign anything unless all the costs are known and fixed. Always get 3 quotes and stay within…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Read my post.....

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Don't sign anything yet. Go and get your own soil test and go as deep as you can ie 3 metres or more down to natural if possible. Use…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Plantation or Metricon?

Metricon

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Get an independent inspection on your slab, even post pour it can still be assessed for issues. Check your waterproofing membrane , it should come all the way up the…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Ughh, I work hard enough Mon to Fri then kids sports etc, would hate a high maintenance block. I have attached a pic of my backyard lol.

Which would you buy?
2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Well I would say neither. Unless you want to spend every weekend mowing or fixing fences. Big block = Big jobs

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

If you are having trouble deciding then perhaps you ought to keep looking. Generally it's best to steer clear of other people's opinions when making such a personal opinion. Usually…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Gaps on exterior

Just know that somethings shouldn't be sealed. Talk to your builder first I think.

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Darbecca Qld is who we used and they were excellent.
Allinspect are also very good so either of those will give you great service and stick it up those ****** ,…

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Boundary Fence

Just pay it yourself. Don't hassle the farmer, or just leave it as a standard farmers fence if you don't want to pony up a few hundred bucks.
You should…

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building contract with Metricon

Then don't talk to builders until your land settles.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Anyone building with ABC homes in qld?

Same QBCC licence number as Metricon Qld. As far as I know, they are located in North Lakes, Brisbane. Unsure what the business model is though.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building Inspectors

Nothing, because my builder, Metricon fixed everything.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Build contract

Cool, write your own then.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building Inspectors

What a load of rubbish. Metricon fixed every defect found from every stage inspection. A decent inspector will list the Defects and how they violate the building code. And guess…

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Lol lottery

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Which mine does, straight into drains by the builder and their plumber. Thanks.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

If op has concrete paths min fall 25mm over 1 metre to yard / perimeter drains it will be fine. 70mm fall is getting to be ridiculous and unusable. As…

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

25mm for concrete is all you need

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

My builder did it after my inspector pointed it out to them that it is a requirement. Cheers

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Tell them to use flexible non permeable such as sikaflex

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Not for paved or concreted surfaces, but grass yes

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