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6 d6 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Thanks Chippy. Good to know more about what Acrylic render has to offer. Will help me see the pros and cons of both options before I make my decision.

7 d7 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Cement render sounds the right option for me then. Thank you so much. Glad I don't have to go for the significantly more expensive option. :)

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8 d8 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Thank you Mirrmu83. The acrylic render in option 2 is products such as Dulux Acrylic Texture or Rockcote Sandcote HYDRATECH to be applied on top of a high build render.…

8 d8 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

That makes sense. Thank you for the advice.

8 d8 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

I'm building a new house, which has double brick exterior walls and will be rendered.
I am given two options for rendering the walls:
Option 1: cement render then high performance membrane…

8 d8 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you for the response. It may take a while for the current bricklayer to come back as he seems to have other jobs lined up. Given the quality and…

9 d9 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hello everyone. Thank you for all the advice.
I just had the building inspection done. The building report raised more than 10 defects. Feedback from the building inspector is that…

23 d23 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Exterior brickwork - muntered. Disgraceful by the builder, f..k this makes me angry. Cover up with render to cover up a scam :(<br />
This has given me lots of…</p></div><div class=  ⋅  1

23 d23 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Haha. Thanks for that. I think I need to get my builder to fill this up. :)

23 d23 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

The brick layers have left the site after completed the work. The builder is not willing to take any feedback until he has checked work himself even though he went…

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23 d23 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you StructuralBIMGuy. I'm located in Sydney. My structural engineer is quite good. He's happy to do an assessment to me after the building inspector checks the brickwork first.

23 d23 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Here are some pictures for the exterior load bearing walls

24 d24 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi Alexp79,
Thank you for your feedback. My brick walls are structural walls. The exterior walls are double brick with cavity and interior walls are single brick. Hence I'm worried about…

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you Building expert. In your opinion, in additional to the building inspection, do I also need to engage my structural engineer to do an additional inspection the brickwork for…

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you for the advice. I have an independent structural engineer who does stage check for me. Brickwork is not usually included in structural inspection but I can always…

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you, especially the idea of amendment to the rendering process.

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Good to know that. Could you please share a bit more details on which parts of standards Metricon didn't meet? For the 25% of the brickwork they had to re-do,…

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

I can take more pictures about the external walls. If these pictures are internal walls only, does it mean it's less likely a structural issue?

25 d25 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi all,
Thank you for your insights and feedback. I'm hoping my building inspector will be able to point out all the defects in a few days. This will help negotiate…

26 d26 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

The only government body in NSW is NSW Fair Trading. If you take a look at the reviews about it on Google, you will understand it doesn't do much for…

26 d26 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Looks better quality than mine. The pictures in my original post are all from internal walls. Does this make any difference?

26 d26 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi Mirrmu83, thank you for the detailed comments. I've pointed some of the problems that you mentioned above to my builder. Now waiting for him to get the bricklayers to…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you .
This gives me some reassurance that I'm not being unreasonable. I will let the building inspector to provide feedback and try to hold this builder accountable. To…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Best luck to you on finding a good custom builder and hope your building process goes smoothly. After reading some topics on this forum I realised how expensive Sydney is.…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Thank you! I know Sydney is very expensive so will hopefully hear some feedback later on Sydney brick laying prices.

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi JB1,
Thank you for the response. I engaged with this expensive builder with the expectation that he will deliver superior quality based on a few his previous customer feedback…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi arcadelt, appreciate your feedback and the pictures. From your pictures, It appears that your brickwork is much better quality. Do you mind sharing how much labour cost did you…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi thank you for your reply. I have engaged a building inspection company and will get them to go onsite to inspect the brickwork soon. My builder advised that the…

27 d27 dtweety123tweety123 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Hi, which city are you at? I'm currently building a be-spoken home in Sydney. My plans were completed by an architect (concept design and DA) and building designer (construction documentation).…

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