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5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Work Cover NSW

I intend to give WorkCover a call in the morning but thought someone on here may have some experience they can share.
Question - Do the labourers that our builder brings…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Fair trading

Would like to hear peoples experiences with Fair trading? How did the process go for you, how long did it take etc...
We are in NSW, mid renovation and about to…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Small private builder with no idea

We have engaged a small private builder to do an extension for us. We have had endless problems with his stuff ups (poured wrong sized slab, have had to change…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
How many days to pay progress payment?

When im given an invoice for a progress payment how many days do I have to pay it? There's nothing written on the invoice, ie Terms 7 days and there's…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Terminating contract mid renovation.

Thank you to those last 3 comments that are completely useless (tlblhayward, Saint Mike, building-expert)! If you actually read my question, I was asking about peoples experiences with the procedure??…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Terminating contract mid renovation.

Egs of defects include: no expansion joints in brickwork, frames out of plumb, roof incorrectly built, incorrect support beam locations....

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Terminating contract mid renovation.

Yes they were found by an independent building inspector and were structural, so progressing forward was not advised until they are fixed.

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Terminating contract mid renovation.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with terminating your contract with the builder mid way through.
We are renovating in NSW.
Our builder has been given a list of…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
window sizes

Just looking at our plans and then measuring the windows that have been put in our extension by the builder (almost at lock up stage) and the windows are slightly…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
over contract period

We are having extensions done by a small private builder. He is going to run over our contracted end date by months. Our project should have been finished but now…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Council PCA vs Independant building inspector

We are doing an extension to our home and engaged council as our PCA. After 2 inspections and them passing the builders work and we had considerable issues with the…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
stop work order

insufficient expansion joints in brickwork, unsupported roof framing, holes and scratches in roof sheets, frames out of vertical plumbness, sheets not weathered under ridge capping, inadequate sarking....the list goes on

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
stop work order

Just wondering if we (owners) can issue a stop work order to our builder until defects are rectified. We had an independent building inspection today and many defects were found.…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Eave width and overhang

Our eaves went on today and we have noticed that there is a considerable gap between the eave sheeting and the brickwork, approx. 50mm. This is an extension. Also at…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Independent building inspector

We have nominated the local council as our inspectors but have been having some issues with the quality of our build and would like to get an independent building inspector…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Council inspectors

Thank you.
If I employ an independent building inspector do I have to let my builder know when they are coming etc...
Also, does my builder legally have to comply with…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Builder pulls out prior to job completion

@Saint Mike, yes and yes

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Builder pulls out prior to job completion

Has anyone had their builder pull out of the job prior to it being finished, eg: they've ran out of time or money to do it and want to walk…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Council inspectors

We are in NSW and doing a house extension. Local Council are our inspectors and we are up to frame inspection. We have had some problems with our builder, mostly…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Guttering or sheeting first?

Thanks
We are doing a house extension and they have done the roof sheeting and bricking and then are going to do guttering and facia. Are there any problems we should…

5 years5 yearscarmer13carmer13 posted:
Guttering or sheeting first?

Is it recommended to put guttering on first and then colourbond sheeting? or can you put sheeting on first and guttering later? Thanks

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