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2 months2 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
DBDRV

would it make any difference if the AS2870 requirements for the works were stated in the approved building permit documents?
I see there are a few disciplinary actions on the…

6 months6 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
Franchise extension and renovation companies

There seems to be plenty of franchise building companies that do new builds (eg GJ Gardner, Metricon, Stroud, etc) but I've only noticed two companies that are in the extension…

6 months6 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
Building inspector

Thanks for that. There seems to have been a huge growth of 'building consultants' in recent times who are selling their 'expertise' in conducting building inspections on your home…

6 months6 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
DBDRV

I've heard that some applicants are taking their cases to the county court instead of VCAT due to the covid induced backlog. Apparently multi day cases have a 14 month…

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10 months10 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
Plumbers Insurance

if the plumber won't provide a compliance certificate, this is grounds for a complaint to the VBA, in addition to his refusal to complete the works.

10 months10 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
Building inspector

I would add that the private building inspection industry in Victoria is not well regulated. Other states require them to be licensed by the relevant building authority but that is…

10 months10 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
DBDRV

The VBA has recently changed their stance towards complaints about builders which are undergoing a VCAT process. Their previous position was that they would not investigate until an outcome from…

11 months11 monthsaferraroaferraro posted:
DBDRV

In Victoria, aggrieved customers have to go through DBDRV before they can go to VCAT, which just adds to the wait.
According to the DBDRV website
https://www.dbdrv.vic.gov.au/dispute-resolution-process
the dispute…

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1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Building inspector

New Home Inspectors tends to attract quite a few former builders from the Smith and Sons Extensions and Renovations franchise to work for them as inspectors. At least one of…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
New Home Inspections, and any other inspectors in Vic?

another mob in Victoria who claim that they only use currently registered builders as their inspectors is
https://www.yourbuildinginspector.com.au
it isn't mandated in Victoria to be registered builder to…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Reviewing the builder review sites: help or hindrance?

what if you don't already have a pre-existing relationship with someone who can prepare the drawings, engineering and specifications. What do you do then?
What are the extra costs they…

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1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Reviewing the builder review sites: help or hindrance?

What should we do instead Chris?

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Be careful with Rawdon Hill Homes aka Rawdon Hill Constructions. They have had their share of being respondents in VCAT disputes.
https://jade.io/article/799591
https://jade.io/article/686498
caveat…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Reviewing the builder review sites: help or hindrance?

I would be grateful for advice on how to best interpret on line reviews of builders. There are many review sites out there, and many of the larger companies have…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Builder hit a domestic sewer pipe when erecting piers

We had a similar experience. In Victoria the plans from yarra valley clearly stipulate that the sewer map they provide is a 'guide' only. Unless the builder asked you to…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Yes this is a big and organised industry these days which means that we can't trust most on line reviews. Might be worthy of a brand new thread.

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Agree with you completely Splashers. Add Smith & Sons Extensions and Renovations to the list. It is no unheard of for franchisees to give 5 star reviews of other franchisees…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
New Home Inspections, and any other inspectors in Vic?

Yes there's often useful information on austlii; it is worth noting that not all cases are published on austlii. These building consultant reports that are furnished for the courts are…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
New Home Inspections, and any other inspectors in Vic?

If you hire an inspection company, many of them have several inspectors working for them, so you may not end up with the person who runs the company. Get the…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
ANYONE WITH VCAT SUCCESS AGAINST A BUILDER

the austlii web site contains some transcripts of VCAT cases against builders. Take a look at
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinos ... field=full
some of the cases may not be relevant…

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1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Builder outcomes after insolvency or deregistration

on the question of sourcing a builder's history I notice that the Qld web site puts other states to shame. They will include a full disciplinary history, insurance claims, and…

1 year1 yearaferraroaferraro posted:
Builder outcomes after insolvency or deregistration

We hear a lot about builders becoming insolvent or being deregistered but I would like to know what these ex registered builders do for work following these events. From what…

4 years4 yearsaferraroaferraro posted:
Building contract cancellation & going with another builder

You could still claim for non liquidated damages which can include rent and loan interest if you have moved out. Just because you have waived your right to liquidated damages,…

4 years4 yearsaferraroaferraro posted:
HIA Contract for new home

you may still be able to make a claim for non liquidated damages (eg general damages, entailing rent, loan interest), even if liquidated damages is specified as nil. Take a…

4 years4 yearsaferraroaferraro posted:
Contract Pitfalls?

Keep the PC and PS items to an absolute minimum. Tell the builder to get quotes at this stage, not later. This will require a longer time as the builder…

4 years4 yearsaferraroaferraro posted:
HIA Contract for new home

in regards to method 2, or method B, if the work progress is defined by stages, the builder still cannot request monies until the stage is completed. See DBCA, s.40…

4 years4 yearsaferraroaferraro posted:
HIA Contract for new home

even thought it may not be specified in the contract, my understanding is that you are eligible for general damages which may include rent and interest if you have a…

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