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Melbourne Victoria, " Frogmouth Cottage" Primrose Sands Tasmania
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5 d5 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Dealing with stress and anxiety in regards to your house aft

Building is a very stressful job even for builders.
If you are running several jobs at the same time you can be guaranteed that every day someone will let you…

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6 d6 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

Consumer protection is in a name alone, it's an illusion for the deluded.

6 d6 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
What if, build is not as per plan?

The short answer is that the builder must build what is on approved plan unless a situation develops outside builder's control in which case he has to raise a variation…

6 d6 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

In common law on building contracts there are two textbook variations on misrepresentation (Hudsons on Building Contracts)
1 Innocent misrepresentation - where representation is made unknowingly not to be true
2 Fr@udulent…

7 d7 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

The fact is that builder's or contractor's cost breakdown is own privileged information which if disclosed opens opportunity for abuse.
Disclosing your price structure to your client is stupid and equivalent…

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10 d10 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Pond built up over slab

A landscaper should be able to do it and pay attention to drainage of your low spots. Ideally you should have 1M wide apron around home sloping away

10 d10 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Pond built up over slab

A termite inspection zone, 75mm exposed slab around dwelling is the most effective method without using chemicals or other physical barriers. It is a pity it is not used…

10 d10 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Burbank Letters

Amit75 says
"Lastly, I never said independent inspectors are worthless. I said that their recommendations or opinions are worthless. Defects that are actual defects based on standards and codes with references…

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11 d11 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Pond built up over slab

Any soil that is level or above DPC can cause rising dampness.
Your finished and landscaped ground levels should be 75mm below DPC
Any build up of soil against brickwork can provide…

12 d12 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Home owners right to enter site Victoria

great input from Small Minds

12 d12 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

oldchippy rightly says:
"i cringe when I see the old lady coming out with the hot cup of tea and biscuits,because
it means I have to stop work and be social…

26 d26 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
building contract help

You need to ask your builder for proper variation documentation which will stipulate why is extra payment claimed or if adjustment to provisional sum what was original allowance inadequate.
You should…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

You are on the wrong forum, if you want to debate multi million commercial construction find another forum or start your own.
This is homeone forum for people building their own…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

SejaeD writes
"The other major point of error in your argument is whilst you might have the best specification ever, estimators from different companies will nearly always make errors and or…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

Thank you for respect but there are serious holes in your arguments:
Firstly, am I to assume that what you are talking about is about housing, and that you share detailed…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Deck and Pergola Permit Confusion

You have to make distinction between town planning permit and a building permit
Exempt structures under building regulations may still require planning permit
You need to talk to planning dept in the…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

I have been giving quotes and receiving them from subcontractors and suppliers for 50 years and I cannot imagine why ordinary person
just wanting to build a home would want a…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

You have a legal right to visit your site and bring your own inspector, your builder is bluffing you.

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Deck and Pergola Permit Confusion

Pergolas under certain conditions may be exempt from building permit, decks too.
You cannot roof it without a permit but you may have shade cloth.
If you don't need a permit…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Re leveling house ‘jack and pack’

You could be treating symptom and not a cause. There is a reason why your house is out of level how do you know what it is?
In a worst case…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Metal strip in tiling of wet area doorway.

Your builder is under 10 year warranty and if this detail makes builder comfortable than that's it.
You could always ask for a variation to the contract and pay for change…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

I have been to many VCAT mediations and generally cannot complain about the mediators or the process.The mediators have very good knowledge of building, the law and the building contract.…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Granvue homes

Builders do this crap because they know they can do it with impunity because everyone at VBA is either asleep or planning time away from work or counting their obscene…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
builder construction quote details

Builder's quotation is builder's privileged information and you have no business knowing the details.
You can ensure competitiveness by shopping around and not seeking quote details.
Spend more time making sure you…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
contract provision

If you read my previous answer carefully, you have your answer.

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Legal dispute

Your question is too vague for a meaningful answer however people do incredibly stupid things so the short answer is yes, there is someone out there.

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
contract provision

You should always get your own independent contract review which if your consultant is good will answer your questions.
Your builder will not compensate you if there is insolvency, that's why…

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Again you are wrong and putting forward misleading information:
The problems with non compliance in Victoria are not of engineering nature and engineers cannot fix them. It's to do with inadequate…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Don't worry Liliana, there is nothing wrong with your neurons, left or right. The faulty neurons are elsewhere.

1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Structural Bimbo writes
"The bottom line is that architects and Building Surveyors are unable to do and certify the calculations mandated within the Australian Standards."
You don't get it and never have,…

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