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8 d8 dtheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Building inspector recommendations - Melbourne

I ended up using New Home Inspections. No great complaints, no great praise either.
This isnt't to imply NHI was one of these:
When asking around, I found they are largely…

13 d13 dtheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Electrical and plumbing plans post hand-over?

Is my builder obliged to provide me with plans showing where electrical and plumbling assets are once the building is completed?

4 months4 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Concreters vs landscapers?

Hi everyone,
My build is approaching handover, and I've started to look into the landscaping. I have gotten crazy expensive quotes from landscapers, but I've also seem other people go for…

4 months4 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Landscaping recommendations in Melbourne for New Build

Who did you end up going with?

7 months7 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

It may not be rocket science, but it's also not easy to figure out. You may know you want decent speed and coverage, but not know how to get there…

7 months7 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

It may not be rocket science, but it's also not easy to figure out. You may know you want decent speed and coverage, but not know how to get there…

7 months7 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

My current deco has died on me, and my new house is not ready yet, so I find myself in this weird place where I don't yet have a network…

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Security system and cameras recommendation - Melbourne

Hi,
I'm after recommendations for companies that 'design' and install security systems and cameras.
Has anyone had a great experience with a particular company?

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

I know the Decos can be configured to be WAP, but I must confess I don't know what the difference is between setting them up as WAPs vs as a…

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

I'll take on boad the extra point for wifi access, thank you.
The plans currently show the builder is planning on putting the NBN in a random bit of storage…

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

I'm with you now. The decos do appear to have the back-haul function. I'm going to ask the builder a few more questions and, based on your solid advice, I'll…

Home networking future proofing
8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

For me and all future basics reading this in the future, what is a network wifi point?
I take it your reference about the mesh is suggesting my idea with…

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

Network design is beyond me. How does someone like me get an accurate idea of what I want and where?

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

If you don't mind me asking, what speed drop do you have if you connect as far as possible to your wifi vs if you connect to the ethernet cable?

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Builder has not done something - can I ask for a variation f

I read they did have an inspector, just maybe not a great one.
If you don't mind me asking, given no one has an inspector sitting on site 24/7 and…

8 months8 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Builder has not done something - can I ask for a variation f

I read on a forum for another for people building with a builder I considered at one stage, about this person who was charged for rock removal from their site,…

9 months9 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Home networking future proofing

I've been reviewing my electrical plan ever since my current internet has been horrible, and I'm worried we'll have dial-up speeds in the new house.
We currently have the connection…

9 months9 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

How did you determine what is and isn't suitable for NCAT actions? I'd rather pick, from the start, the one whose reports will stand up if we get into a…

9 months9 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Building inspector recommendations - Melbourne

I'm looking for recommendations from people who have used building inspectors for their build in Melbourne.

9 months9 monthstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Clause 37 - HIA contract - defects and Final Payment

Builder's reputations maybe meant something to them back in the day. As long as they are the cheapest, or next cheapest builder in a new estate, that's what will get…

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1 year1 yeartheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Clause 37 - HIA contract - defects and Final Payment

I guess there is a reason builders are distrusted and disliked across cultures and languages.
There is, then, really, no point in the defect list; the builder has no incentive…

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1 year1 yeartheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Clause 37 - HIA contract - defects and Final Payment

Hi,
I am reviewing my contract with the builder. I would like your thoughts on this:
How does this scenario play out?
Builder says all work is done.
Owner inspects, and disagrees. Variety of…

Clause 37 - HIA contract - defects and Final Payment
2 years2 yearstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

How are you going with Darbecca as your inspector? they have TA as one of the builders they seem to have concerns about:
https://www.darbecca.com.au/which-builder-.html

2 years2 yearstheotherengineertheotherengineer posted:
Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage

Hey Matt,
I came across your video while researching about waffle slabs. We will be knocking down and rebuilding, have a 2m drop (higher at the front) over 46m or so.…

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