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4 d4 dBenny123Benny123 posted:
roof damage insurance claim

The workmanship is lifetime guarantee by "the insurer", not the builder. They will of course ask the initial builder to rectify and if they don't they will appoint someone…

4 d4 dBenny123Benny123 posted:
roof damage insurance claim

I wouldn't, but it's your decision. You will be foregoing "lifetime guarantee" of repairs undertaken by the insurer.

4 d4 dBenny123Benny123 posted:
Veneer bricks 30 y.o. house - 3 courses under grade

Interesting. You have great clearance to damp proof course all the way around which is rare with so many cowboy landscapers and concreters. Is there sufficient fall away…

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4 d4 dBenny123Benny123 posted:
Does this quote seem right? Turf + landscaping

They using concrete or timber sleepers? Timber or steel uprights? Any drainage behind sleeper?

8 d8 dBenny123Benny123 posted:
roof damage insurance claim

If you accept a cash settlement then the workmanship for the repairs will not be guaranteed by the insurer. As a broker and underwriter 20+ years, I would recommend…

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1 month1 monthBenny123Benny123 posted:
Conveyancer didn't pick up an overland flow path

You may still have a case, but your next step is to speak to a lawyer.

1 month1 monthBenny123Benny123 posted:
Conveyancer didn't pick up an overland flow path

Did you pay a fee to the conveyancer to review the document prior to purchase?
If so, then you may be able to sue the conveyancer for a breach of their…

2 months2 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Public liability insurance block of land

Qbe for vacant land liability. You might have to go through a broker though.

2 months2 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Public liability insurance block of land

Qbe for vacant land liability. You might have to go through a broker though.

4 months4 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Independent Building Inspectors - I had my first one

It's obvious from this post that you take pride in your work and also take full ownership of any mistakes. Well done Simeon.

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7 months7 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Weep holes required?

Thanks for your advice.
I have been getting quite a few building inspections lately and will continue to do so for sure.
Just wanted to know if this home needed them as…

7 months7 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Weep holes required?

Hi all, before I waste more money on a building inspection and not get the home, I am just wondering if anyone on this forum knows if it's ok for…

11 months11 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Insurance for owner supplied items under construction house

No, you can not insure them until you have the certificate of occupancy.

12 months12 monthsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Internal gutter / fascia replacement

Hoping someone can please let me know if it's possible to replace the timber fascias with colorbond fascias on this home with internal style gutters.
If so, is it a big…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Insurance on mid construction build

No you dont need to be a member of MBA to get advice regarding insurance as MBA Insurance Brokers is the broking arm of MBA and sell and provide advice…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Insurance on mid construction build

Try calling Master Builders Insurance Brokers as they place A LOT of contract works insurance and may be able to assist, although I'm pretty sure as you mentioned, you won't…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Building a pool (bypassing pool company)

Are you going to purchase owner builders contract works insurance as the new principal contractor of the job? Who is responsible if things go pear shaped? Everyone you…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Pool Installer - Contract Works Insurance ?

You are absolutely considered a third party unless you are doing things as an owner builder, which I presume you are not.

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Pool Installer - Contract Works Insurance ?

If the pool installer has public liability insurance then he will be covered for any third party property damage or bodily injury as a result of his negligence.
Contract works insurance…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Home insurance premiums increase shop around

Or use an Insurance Broker who understands the market and knows which policies will respond in the event of a claim. A broker acts on your behalf, not the…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Insurance for owner supplied items under construction house

I'm an insurance broker of 20 years and you can't Insure this. You need an occupancy certificate before home and or contents insurance can take effect. Don't waste…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Termite treatment noticed on building report

Like others above, I had holes drilled into concrete surrounding my home too We had no active termites, but thought prevention is better than the cure. Cost…

1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Chip in brick

Leave it, replacing the brick will be more noticeable.
If you have been left with spare bricks, then drill a hole into a spare brick, mix the brick dust with an…

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1 year1 yearBenny123Benny123 posted:
Double brick cracking

There's a single fronted double brick home in Prahran Victoria that is going to auction this weekend.
I am most likely going to throw a couple of bids in,…

2 years2 yearsBenny123Benny123 posted:
White Bricks vs Painted Bricks

Don't paint brick.
Brick is permeable and needs to breathe to expel
moisture from the wall. When you coat brick in paint you block the pores of the brick,…

2 years2 yearsBenny123Benny123 posted:
Pci does this render/window look acceptable

Not sure about Window sill, but you don't appear to have the necessary 75mm clearance below your weep holes. This leads to termite issues and also potential rising damp.

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