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3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi Cat83 and others,
A couple of points on your front entry and the way it has been constructed (I'll get to the brickwork soon).
Firstly, check the plans. If it shows…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

We also check shower screen heights also if shower heads have been moved.
regards
John
CR Partners

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Unfortunately, your "average" clients are unaware of this and other important points which also go unconsidered.
best regards
John
CR Partners

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Boutique Homes

Another armchair warrior here with over 15yrs exp so, this isn't legal advice either BUT:
In relation to the structural beam being incorrect and the builder requesting payment, here is our…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi Mrrrrt,
Unfortunately what you are seeing is common among the larger builders. With over 15yrs exp in the industry, we face this issue daily with our clients plans/contracts and as…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I think they mean Oct not Nov. if it is November, i would be asking the question!
Also, remember you are not obligated to pay the frame claim until the surveyor…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Waldorf (Porter Davis) or Milano (Carlisle Homes)

Hi pointcook_build,
In the event you need you building documentation reviewed (plans/contracts etc) please feel free to drop us a line or visit our website.
Regards,
John
CR Partners

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi bmitchel,
Check the plans and contracts over and over... it is not unusual for builders to change something on the drawings you requested only to find other things have changed…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi Debba_p,
it pays to check everything again before you sign. As stated above, widows is one.. here are just some other common ones we check:
-door swings
-garage opening heights
-Fridge cavity sizes
-TV/GPO/data…

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3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Being told "no"

Hi All,
your comments of "walk away" if you feel you cant get want you want is probably the best option. It is the builder's right to refuse BUT, it is…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Ramlegh Springs, Clyde North

Hi all,
very exciting reading your thread.
If you need any assistance in checking your build documentation (plans/contract/colours etc) do drop us a line.
Happy building.
John
CR Partners.

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Ascot Pakenham Estate Thread

Hi Sunrays,
The fee for our review will cost $550 for contact value up to $300K. This includes 2 consultations and a full written report covering contracts and colour selections. Visit…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Ascot Pakenham Estate Thread

Hi All,
We're here to help if any one needs help with plans/specs/contracts etc. Basically, we check all the building documentation before signing with your builder.
Regards,
John
CR Partners

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Building in Clematis Vic - passive solar

Hi Pobie,
Great reading your story. There are several threads/blogs on here that will help you on the journey. I recommend you start a list of "must things" you want in…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Building Contract

H Shellby,
Regardless if it is a HIA or MBA contract, there are some important notes to look for.
In the MBA contract, before signing clause 15.4, ensure clauses such as 17a…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
FC all over facade?

Hi MrsJM,
I agree... you need to get all this sorted prior.
If you need any assistance, drop us a line.
regards,

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
FC all over facade?

Hi MrsJM,
From looking at your elevation, there are substantial ares where FC sheet will be used (the area over the garage which has not been highlighted). The drawing states "FC…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Jackula,
I don't believe moving a drainage point from an alfresco would either a)cause delays or b) done to meet the building code. I would suggest it has been a)…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Porter Davis homes

It is the builder's duty to notify you PRIOR to carrying out any works and give you the opportunity to visit and view the site.
If this hasn't been done ie…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
HIA Contract for new home

Hi Manic,
Most builders will "push back" on any changes you request. What most clients are lead to believe by their builder is that it is a standard contract (which to…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi FirstTimePDBuilder,
You will need to check what is noted in your contract under site costs. If it is fixed price, I don't see how this could be justified.
regards,
CR Partners

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Progress stage claims

Hi Leskie,
Schedule 3 refers to the HIA contract. If you are using the MBA contract, then this is noted in section 23. This may also refer to "builder's special conditions"…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Progress stage claims

Hi Leksie,
If you have opted for method 2 payment under schedule 3, the builder "may" submit his progress claim although the stage is not technically reached. For example, under this…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
first home buyer very confused about finance on home and lan

Hi lost and Happy,
Rebecca is on the button with her advice. In respect to the HIA contract given to you by the builder, ensure you understand if FULLY. There are…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Site works - Can someone please explain?

Hi Teresa,
ensure your builder itemizes everything so there is transparency for what you are paying for. If you are unsure about the costs or are struggling to make heads or…

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Henley Homes

Hi Rondy,
without looking at the elevations or knowing the ceiling height, i would confirm the 290mm bulkhead will not impede on the window.
just a check that should be done.
regards,

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC

We were out doing inspections there yesterday... looks great!

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Engineer Costs

Hi 1st timer,
The cost of the soil report can vary depending on the detail. around the $750 is about what you would expect.
where are you building?
regards,

3 years3 yearsCR PartnersCR Partners posted:
Building contract signing process

Most builders (in Vic anyway) will make any alterations to the contract/tender through variations. The main point to be aware of as mentioned above is that you are not rushed…

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