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3 d3 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Not sure whether to continue with independent inspections

Your inspector is not independent. They work for you. Nor is the builder's inspector independent. The builder has no obligation to read your inspectors report.
The builder cannot deny you…

3 d3 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
PCI and Private Inspector at the same time

The blue painters tape 'game' tagging minor items is a common ploy used by the builder to distract customers from the main game. Don't be rushed. Take your good time…

4 d4 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
PCI and Private Inspector at the same time

PCI means practically complete and suitable to occupy. Minor defects are acceptable, to be fixed before handover, or in the warranty period (good luck with that!). Practical completion ends the…

4 d4 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Bad news on solvency of builders

With an estmated 50% of builders in trouble, "are you feeling lucky, punk".

5 d5 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

You have experienced Metricon's poorly resourced operations. Incompetent, overworked staff and minimal checking & quality assurance processes. This is endemic to their whole low cost / low quality operation, except…

11 d11 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Mould on timber frame

Maybe consult a reputable mould iidentification and removal company if you need a professional report about a mould infestation and recommendation of method/s to remediate. A typical building consultant would…

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15 d15 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Non performing builder with industry contracts

Yes, seems incomprehensible that the ACCC does not focus on supporting some balance of negotiation power and basic legal protections for the 120,000 australian families spending an average of $0.5…

15 d15 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Non performing builder with industry contracts

If both parties sign its a contract. Up to them to determine if its fair, before signing ideally. Consumers should take some time or seek assistance to read and understand…

15 d15 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Framing Stage Defects

Yes, get all your payments then 'address' any defects in the 'warranty' stage.

15 d15 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Framing Stage Defects

If the frame has not been constructed to the relevant building standards its not 'complete' and ready for the next stage until rectified. The contract progress stage has not been…

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16 d16 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Builder charging us for bringing a building inspector in

Suggest you download your state's guide to standards and tolerances, read and understand the relevant details for your current building stage, borrow or buy some basic measuring tools from bunnings.…

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20 d20 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
No Response from CSR at Wisdom

Noted Wisdom Homes response here was on 21 March. When did they address the issues?

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Mould on timber frame

Mould grows due to excess moisture. Its common where such conditions exist. When the timber drys out the spores will remain, dormant, awaiting favourable conditions again. They need to be…

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Como/Oakliving?

Many consumers accept builders unfair contracts blindly. Maybe its time to refuse to support their unethical contracts and behaviors?

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Mould on timber frame

To remove the mould spores; wipe with microfibre cloth to loosen them, suck ttem up with a HEPA filter vacumn, then wipe surface again with the cloth. Use plenty of…

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Mould on timber frame

The mould spores need to be physically removed before gyprock is fixed. If not, when the humidity and temperature (ie dewpoint) conditions align they will bloom and multiply, infesting other…

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Builder invoicing a progress payment for incomplete work

Typically the site supervisir clicks the button on the builders workflow app to trigger the invoice to be sent automatically.

25 d25 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Builder invoicing a progress payment for incomplete work

Ask the builder in writing to confirm back in writing the stage was complete at Tuesday 11am and copy their accounts receivable. Provide reasons for your question ie the slab…

27 d27 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

$30m injection from the owners is just 1.5% of Metricon's estimated $2 billion plus annual revenue. It seems a token amount thats simply intended for spinning their crisis PR marketing…

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28 d28 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

Consider why Metricon's owners did not invest more of their own cash or offer their own assets as security to their bank for the additional working capital months ago, rather…

1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

All site works are subcontracted by volume builders. All the SS does is administer the contracts. If the tiler has not followed the plans then they are responsible for the…

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1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
HIA Contract unfair terms?

The HIA contract allows the builder to claim their progress payments upon completion of each stage, until the final payment, even if their work is incorrect or doesn't meet relevant…

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1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite

Also ask your builder to accompany you on site for a few hours and check everything else. They can assist you checking things. Record any issues and whatever they say.

1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

consumers take risk all the time. Every day in fact. The fact it is in the media now is enough for people to asses whether tehy are comfortable with…

1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

If considering paying them a deposit perhaps ask them for an audited cash flow statement and projection, and to confirm in writing how many extra employees and other planning &…

1 month1 monthKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

As with everything Metricon says from CEO down to site supervisor; 'talk is cheap'. If considering paying them a deposit perhaps ask them for an audited cash flow statement and…

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2 months2 monthsKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Fake asbestos removal dockets... what should we do?

Most customers just look at the staged photo 'proof', accept it, and end up paying the extra $5,000-$10,000. They then thank the demolition company for 'saving' them money by 'emu…

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3 months3 monthsKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Hampton build

Checking Productreview it seems Better Built Homes boasts about 150 fluffy five star reviews that appear as nicely written to generic templates, and just a few more balanced reviews. The…

3 months3 monthsKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Private inspector

If you are on the standard HIA contract template you cannot stop the builder proceeding. You will need to pay the stage progress payment. Their typical aim could be to…

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