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22 d22 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Well spotted ehhc! :-)
The_Joneses, I would suggest that you send a note to them asking for clarification on the their understanding of the start of…

22 d22 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

It does depend to an extent on the wording of your contract. Mine was different, but ehhc's for example allows for the "building period" to start when the builder actually…

22 d22 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

And when I say "you're welcome", I mean that the message I have received from you is welcomed.

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Haha, good try on the wordplay ehhc :-)
Based on those definitions, essentially what your Clause 12 is saying is:
1) The physical "works" themselves are to…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

I hate it when they do that. The sub clauses now contradict each other. On the one hand it says that the builder has to start within 20 days and…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

No problems ehhc - happy to help whilst I still remember how it all went down :-)
At some point these sorts of things that I…

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23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Ok, yours might differ, but here's mine - see if you can find similar things in yours.
Clause 8.
8.1 The builder is to commence within 20 days of:
a) the builder receiving…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Just having a quick flick through your thread (had previously "Watched" it, but just realised I wasn't receiving updates).
If I may make a couple of suggestions relating to this post…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Hi ehhc, similar answer that I have given above. You don't have to wait to be "given" the start date. You should be able to calculate it based on when…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Trimum - they tried to pull the same one on me (and another H1 member too). They claim that some internal document (the Authority to Commence Construction - ACC -…

23 d23 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

The_Joneses, that is actually quite a plausible explanation. If they planned to be on site, but couldn't due to weather then that is a reason for a delay. The only…

28 d28 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

No problems ehhc, glad to help :-)
Regarding changing the contract conditions, the contract presenter is right, you can't just turn up to the signing and…

28 d28 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Ok....
so 19.1 basically says that if the builder has to suspend works due to one of those reasons listed (basically something outside their control like adverse weather) then they get…

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28 d28 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

On a theoretical level, you are in your rights to withhold if they haven't dotted all their i's and crossed all their t's etc etc.
On a practical level, unless you…

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28 d28 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Go for it.
I won't bother to explain my clauses (they might be different, so what's the point) - I'll wait until you post yours and then give you my (hopefully…

28 d28 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

You just have to list the date on which you advised them that you were getting a report done and then the date on which you gave them the report…

29 d29 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Hi ehhc, our build was over (hence the liquidated damages we are owed) and why keeping track of days on site was important for us.
I started doing it anyway, as…

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29 d29 dclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Ehhc, that's fine for them to use some rainfall chart - but they still need to show that they were caused a delay by the rain. If they had people…

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1 month1 monthclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

Definitely keep a rain diary, but also keep in mind that it can be difficult to work immediately following rain, even if the day is fine (depending on the nature…

1 month1 monthclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Don't worry too much about whether you get extra noggings in the correct place or not.
I have used plasterboard screws very successfully to hang heavy things like wall cabinets as…

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2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

If timber is given a chance to completely dry out before it is covered, it's not so bad - but you have to make sure there are no spores left…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Mold is not nice to live with. Even if it's covered over with something else.
I personally would be pushing for replacement of the moldy elements.

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I should add - the other reason we just went with downlights throughout the lounge/dining area was that it wouldn't look odd if we decided to move the dining table…

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2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

My personal view is that too many pendants can make an area look a bit "foresty", especially if you have the dining right next to the island.
We went with pendants…

2 months2 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Looks stunning Yvonne.
And perfect in the setting of your surroundings also.
Even better, it gives me extra ideas for our place :-)

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3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Shouldn't be a problem - they'll just cut a bit out of the bottom plate (the timber on the slab) if they need to. It won't ruin the structural integrity…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

It does depend on what else is in the area and how much load that particular member is picking up (that portion of the house might be well over-designed).
But that…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Just on the glass - we did double glazing on the north and the couple of west facing windows.
If I had my time again, I would have done it…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

High'ish, but not completely ridiculous.
In some respects though, it doesn't matter if it's expensive or not.
You just have to answer the following:
1) Could you get it done cheaper after the…

3 months3 monthsclintdbclintdb posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Yes, it certainly could be for that. They would put a reducer on it (the vanity waste would only be a 40mm or 50mm pipe). I wasn't quite sure as…

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