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Superfly1130
8 January
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Jan 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Thanks for everyone's reply and help. We visited Austral here in NSW and was indeed confirmed that the brick was laid correctly. The only frustrating thing is that the Freedom brick that was supplied to us was from QLD as there is a high demand in NSW. If there's shortage, they will just pull suppli...
Thanks for everyone's reply and help. We visited Austral here in NSW and was indeed confirmed that the brick was laid co...
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Superfly1130
2 January
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Jan 02, 2020 10:29 pm
I'm struggling with brick selection at the moment and it appears to me there is quite a bit of variation in different batches of Austral bricks. Also the ranges vary from state to state. In the Everyday Range it looks like they have swapped the names of a couple of the colours between the NSW and Q...
Hi @Varsity, Ours is freedom in Everyday life selection. What if the bricklayer had laid the bricks wrongly like the ro...
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Superfly1130
2 January
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Jan 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Send some pictures over if possible, its hard to match a specific display but it shouldn't look completely different. Bricks are made in batches and they are mixed in when laying. There are some bricks that have a face side. Myles Hi All, Thanks for all your responses thus far. Our bricks is Freedo...
Hi All, Thanks for all your responses thus far. Our bricks is Freedom from Austral everyday life. Below is the actual p...
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Superfly1130
29 December 2019
1
Dec 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Hi Guys, after our bricks has been cleaned, we noticed that the colour of the bricks were lighter than what we expected. We did a drive by to a house referred by Austral that uses the same type of bricks. Sure enough there was a difference in colour(ours is lighter). One thing I noticed is that the ...
Hi Guys, after our bricks has been cleaned, we noticed that the colour of the bricks were lighter than what we expected....
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Superfly1130
4 November 2019
4
Nov 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Hi @ [size=100] Bespokebuilding , @ [color=#ff6600][size=100][b][size=100]building-expert [/size] [/size][/b][/size][/color] Thanks for your insights on this. Our contract (NSW Fair Trading template) has 0 Provisional sums so we didn't expect any unforseen cost. But instead they raised this as varia...
Hi @Link , @Link Thanks for your insights on this. Our contract (NSW Fair Trading template) has 0 Provisional sums so we...
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Superfly1130
2 November 2019
3
Nov 02, 2019 10:03 am
Thanks. I know I haven't seen any topic related to DIY ing their timber frames. Thanks for the feedback
Thanks. I know I haven't seen any topic related to DIY ing their timber frames. Thanks for the feedback
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Superfly1130
2 November 2019
1
Nov 02, 2019 9:57 am
Hi Guys, We are currently disputing a variation raised by our builder. The piering went ahead without our prior consent. Has anyone been hit with the same variation for additional lineal meters of piering? If so, did your builder present any evidence to confirm the actual total lineal meters done on...
Hi Guys, We are currently disputing a variation raised by our builder. The piering went ahead without our prior consent....
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Superfly1130
27 October 2019
12
Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Hi insider, Thanks for that. We are looking at getting a private inspector. Is strength test part of a private inspector's report for the slab? Thanks.
Hi insider, Thanks for that. We are looking at getting a private inspector. Is strength test part of a private inspector...
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Superfly1130
27 October 2019
1
Oct 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Hi Guys, It might sound crazy. But due to the lack of knowledge about building a new home, we overlooked and we didn't ask for a treated timber for our new home. When the frames were delivered and put up, we realised how different it is from other houses as the wood looks natural in colour(stamped a...
Hi Guys, It might sound crazy. But due to the lack of knowledge about building a new home, we overlooked and we didn't a...
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Superfly1130
23 October 2019
9
Oct 23, 2019 7:53 am
Hi StructuralIBIMGuy, Our builder didn't even bother to notify us the date of the actual slab pour. A day before we were given an outrageous cost variation caused by extra piering and steel reinforcement. We visited the site the next day then found out that slab is about to be poured. Obviously, the...
Hi StructuralIBIMGuy, Our builder didn't even bother to notify us the date of the actual slab pour. A day before we were...
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Superfly1130
21 October 2019
5
Oct 21, 2019 11:09 am
@Superfly1130 Pity you didn't read this post before your concrete pour H2 Slab comments on workmanship Here are some gold nuggets (basically you were ill prepared) Info required please-Concrete inspections Now it's a wait and see scenario..either way it's best to be prepared Where to after fair tra...
hi StructuralBIMGuy, Yeah was a bit too late for us to react as we are also budget constrained. We're first timers and ...
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Superfly1130
21 October 2019
4
Oct 21, 2019 11:05 am
Which builder? The plumbing part wont present an issue. But also keen to hear what other contribute. Hi GLO, I prefer not to disclose the name of the builder yet at this stage. Thanks at least plumbing is least to worry about.
Hi GLO, I prefer not to disclose the name of the builder yet at this stage. Thanks at least plumbing is least to worry ...
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Superfly1130
20 October 2019
1
Oct 20, 2019 9:58 am
hi guys, We haven't got the chance of hiring a private inspector and not sure if we'll have the time before the frames and other stages gets started before we can have it inspected. Just want to ask comments of anyone experts here who can tell if these photos require attention or perhaps fixing late...
hi guys, We haven't got the chance of hiring a private inspector and not sure if we'll have the time before the frames a...
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Superfly1130
11 October 2019
7
Oct 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Yes everyone's aware of the BAL rating but the cost of works and related materials to comply with the 12.5 rating, the builder has raised only as a variation post contract signing saying it's unforseen. We are contesting it as it's not an unforseen fact and we're not agreeing with the addtional cos...
Hey again Superfly Not exactly sure how they can say it's unforeseen, when 12.5 was clearly noted prior by all parties....
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Superfly1130
11 October 2019
5
Oct 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Yes everyone's aware of the BAL rating but the cost of works and related materials to comply with the 12.5 rating, the builder has raised only as a variation post contract signing saying it's unforseen. We are contesting it as it's not an unforseen fact and we're not agreeing with the addtional cost...
Yes everyone's aware of the BAL rating but the cost of works and related materials to comply with the 12.5 rating, the b...
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Superfly1130
11 October 2019
3
Oct 11, 2019 8:29 am
Thank you so much for your informative response. But since the BAL works and related materials are not at all declared in our contract and tender(though it is known to all parties that site is BAL 12.5 prior to contract signing), is it mandatory for the builder to satisfy the BAL requirements? Our f...
Thank you so much for your informative response. But since the BAL works and related materials are not at all declared i...
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Superfly1130
10 October 2019
1
Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Hi, I'm reposting this here as I think it should be in this thread instead of General Discussion.Just want to ask your experience and expertise how to handle this matter. We signed our building contract early this year using NSW Fair Trading contract template.Our contract under Clause 10(Provisonal ...
Hi, I'm reposting this here as I think it should be in this thread instead of General Discussion.Just want to ask your e...
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Superfly1130
10 October 2019
3
Oct 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Hi Superfly, Request to see the structural engineering plans, this will identify if piers were required. To identify if there are piers on site would be very difficult by just looking at it. In regards to the BAL, anybody can go to this website http://services.land.vic.gov.au/landchannel/content/ad...
Hi Koda67, We're building in NSW and yes there is a counterpart of that address search here. The 20K plus cost is the t...
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Superfly1130
9 October 2019
1
Oct 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi, Just want to ask your experience and expertise how to handle this matter. We signed our building contract early this year using NSW Fair Trading contract template.Our contract under Clause 10(Provisonal Sums) has 0 amount so we were not expecting any sudden extra cost. However all of a sudden, t...
Hi, Just want to ask your experience and expertise how to handle this matter. We signed our building contract early this...
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