Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Practical completion list of things
What would you all on this forum consider defects not up to practical.completion muster?
1. 1 cracked tile in bathroom
2. Poor grouting with bubbling
Jan 28, 2022 9:09 pm
Jan 28, 2022 8:26 pm
Plan with elevation!! Thank you so much
downpipe and plumbing
Stormwater sub-surface drain pipes need to have a minimum slope (which varies according to size). It would be extremely difficult in most instances to have a minimum 600mm…
HWS - Rinnai Enviroflo
Hi, our builder has recommended a Rinnai Enviroflo EHPA315VM 315ltr Heat Pump electric Hot Water Service. I could only find a couple of reviews online. Was wondering if…
Jan 28, 2022 2:50 pm
Builder wants camera removed from site
Great idea using a camera to monitor the demolition. This would likely protect you against the approx.$5k 'hidden asbestos' emu picking confidence trick thats partcularly…
Project Management - House Builds
I have just started a new business to assist with building a home, specifically after handover. I have been within the Project Management space for approximately…
Side access to hang clothes
not in the pantry ... consider a dryer and fold up rack in the garage and an extra fold up rack on the outside of the ens wall and what is the purpose of the external wall…
Lexicon quarter walls with white trim
We have an open plan apartment with lots of glass & light so we were thinking of painting the walls Lexicon Quarter but wondering which white is 'whiter & brighter' to…
Cost of window frames?
I have 21 aluminum double glazing windows and sliding doors with a total of 74m2, builder charged me $24k. That's about $300/m2...it seems very low comparing to yours.
Overlooking private secluded open space
Another factor can be the specific land building envelope restrictions. These governs that any window in that region needs to be obscured irrespective of overlooking or…
Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
very happy that your husband likes the new upstairs and i did not deliberately expand the upstairs: what seems like extra space is just different shaped rooms without the…
Our contracts signed end July, site start was supposed to be around Sept sometime, but officially started 29th Oct and was supposed to have slab before Christmas but that…
Jan 27, 2022 10:36 pm
I am going to go through CDC for approval and have been asked to decrease the building height from 8m to 7m as the building height according to Cl.3C.16.6 cannot…
I have a 1.9m opening for the front entrance door and would like to know what would be the best and ideal door width if I need to have sidelights at both…
Initial Site handover responsibilities
Hi guys, building with Rawson homes. We are at the very first stage of the build, site cut and fill, piercing and slab prep/pour. We were just informed by our site…
Jan 27, 2022 5:44 pm
WA Building Company
Hi Mate, Pre start done August. slab down Christmas eve. and plumbing booked for end of this month.
they've been pretty good but there's a lot of delays.
Jan 27, 2022 10:10 am
Not sure if you are still active in this forum but I might ask anyway. I am in a similar situation currently with overhanging frames and my builder put timber…
Franklin 53 provincial facade
Has anybody built a franklin53 with a provincial facade with metricon.
Could you please post a picture
Thanks in advance
So would I if anyone on here has built with them. Their homes have a lot of inclusions that other builders charge out of the nose for.
Display home was well built and…
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?
We really liked one of their collection ranges (Contemporary Residence) but I see that there were a number of issues back then. Is there anyone who has any experience with…
Your roof could be so much simpler if you aligned the living room/bed 4 exterior wall and also the kitchen/dining exterior wall. This could remove two valleys and make it…
Home warranty insurance
They have asked me to pay the premium , so it’s not like they are trying to reduce the premium to save themselves money
Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
I have pretty much the same size and quote as yours. But I have gone long wait of DA approval, requested to change the plan by Council due to the heritage…
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
Best thing is to check your standard inclusions in the designer living and designer cut (this is the new rename packages since the price increase) and just google and…
Jan 25, 2022 8:45 pm
Owner Builder Sign
You put the sign at the front entry to your site which in your case would be the out at the nearest road.
The sign also helps tradies to be able to find the build.
Contract Tips Before Signing
We are in Victoria and going to sign the HIA Contract soon. But there are some changes and variations that need to be in that contract.
Ex: delete the…
Jan 25, 2022 4:20 pm