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3 d3 dAdeezAdeez posted:
Does this quote seem right? Turf + landscaping

Its hard enough finding folks that aren't cowboys. Found a business that I'm happy with to do the job but i'm scratching my head at the quote.
$9500 total.
- 71sqm installation…

5 months5 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Does this concrete perimeter raise any concern? Help please!

Who knows really. The bloke was 'old school'. So it was more a case of him being used to what had worked for 30 years.

5 months5 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Does this concrete perimeter raise any concern? Help please!

Not the greatest outcome. Spoke with the concreter the day of everything arriving. Gave me assurances. Stated there would be a gap between the fences and concrete. Again I put…

6 months6 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Structural Issue - DPC Higher than finished floor level

The builder has come back and has not accepted my maintenance list. They have even dismissed every other single item. They stated the above defect (as well as every other…

6 months6 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Structural Issue - DPC Higher than finished floor level

Not much in it as in not as bad as proclaimed?
Again I'm not sure. The defect states its above finish floor level. Regardless of what this distance is, is it…

6 months6 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Structural Issue - DPC Higher than finished floor level

I'm not sure. The only information I have is the above in the reports. My inspector called me and highlighted that over everything else in the report, this is the…

6 months6 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Structural Issue - DPC Higher than finished floor level

I have one from the report and another from the previous. The inspector has noted this occurance is around the entire property however.

6 months6 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Structural Issue - DPC Higher than finished floor level

Hi all
I have a major problem uncovered and I would appreciate on guidance on how to go about this.
The issue is:
AS 4773.1: - in no case shall the damp proof…

7 months7 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Water around stormwater drain and concrete

Does anyone know what’s going on here? Is it a cracked pipe?
It hasn’t rained much over the last couple days. Only a little bit of drizzle. Yet there seems…

Water around stormwater drain and concrete
8 months8 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Butchered concrete over overflow relief gully

The appearance although not great has been the least of my worries.
The issue I raised was that I believe that there is risk of stormwater getting into the ORG.…

8 months8 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Butchered concrete over overflow relief gully

Attached photo below. There is plenty of distance between weepholes. I made sure that there was minimum 75mm for all. I also asked for 50mm fall over 1m for which…

Butchered concrete over overflow relief gully
8 months8 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Butchered concrete over overflow relief gully

My problems never stop…
How can I fix this cooked leveling? As you can see the overflow relief gully is not raised high enough above the levelled concrete.
Does it need…

Butchered concrete over overflow relief gully
9 months9 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Does this concrete perimeter raise any concern? Help please!

Oh no, just as I thought ;(
What do I do, pause the work tomorrow?
Can’t I ask them to leave a gap there for a spoon drain?
Can’t believe…

9 months9 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Does this concrete perimeter raise any concern? Help please!

Just in need of some urgent advice as this will be completed imminently.
I've located a concreter that I believe has decent know-how considering the cowboys I've come across giving me…

9 months9 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Concrete Perimeter Help and advice

Great discussion here folks...hopefully will be helpful to others also doing same work also.
I do have a follow up question. The distance of weep holes to concrete.
Is the minimum 75mm?
Should…

9 months9 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Concrete Perimeter Help and advice

Thank you. Ridiculously helpful. Although can’t believe how much the ‘professionals’ I talk to don’t know or don’t care about these things.

9 months9 monthsAdeezAdeez posted:
Concrete Perimeter Help and advice

I am trying to work out what correct concrete perimeter to have done on my home.
There is conflicting advice and recommendation everywhere. Is anyone able to help or provide…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Just an update for whoever was following this post.
After persistence the builder has rectified the issues and provided evidence. To what quality these issues are addressed I'm not sure as…

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1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Update:
Clause 37.2 states "If the Owner gives the Builder a list of known and incomplete work the Builder must carry out the work required to rectify any defects or…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

I've decided i'm refusing payment unless they sign the list as per agreed. If they do not sign and agree to the list. Or come to an agreement on what…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Just a quick update hopefully someone can suggest again. Its getting a bit messy.
Apparently the builder wanted to do a final inspection before the completion of notice and invoice was…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Can I also add - the contract clearly states the builder is supposed to meet with the owner. Is it normal for a sales agent or liason to represent the…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Thanks for the replies as well as discussion everyone. This is the reason I raise it. Differing opinions and interpretations of what is there.
Its disgraceful that the builder assured…

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1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Just did the final inspection then. The builder claimed to have rectified all issues. But the final inspection found that only 8/35 of the items were fully addressed. One item…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Final Inspection and Final Payment Rights

Apologies if this has been answered but there is conflicting advice over years following my search on the forum.
My question – what rights do I have here in getting any…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Builder is stalling/ignoring final inspection?

Clause 36: The builder and owner must meet on the building site within 7 days of the owner receiving the notice of completion and final claim to carry out an…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Builder is stalling/ignoring final inspection?

The issue with that is that the final inspection via my private inspector was done before the notice of completion and final invoice was issued. Not only that, but the…

1 year1 yearAdeezAdeez posted:
Builder is stalling/ignoring final inspection?

Need some advice on how to approach this situation.
Around the start of December 22 I issued my private inspector to conduct their final inspection as per their service. This…

2 years2 yearsAdeezAdeez posted:
Builder pushing for payment before defect rectifications

Yes I did
I guess in my mind there are major and minor defects. But in another of my posts people confirmed that the language doesn't really state whether one is…

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