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Joined 12 March 2007
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13 years13 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Sydney's Slowest Builder - Still Slow

This is absolutely ridiculous. I would be cancelling the contract and seeking compensation.
All this during a time of record low construction activity!!!!!!

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Building Certification - during construction

Agree totally with ausdesign. It's ridiclous that the builder won't tell you and you can find out for yourself from council. Once someone pays for someone's service, there is no…

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Growing old waiting for contract

Have youo commited to build? Have they mentioned in writing that the price will be kept the same? The HIA contract allows the builder to increase the price by 5%…

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS

I think you'll find the the $250/week is calculated on working days - i.e. 50 per day. $15 per day is very light on.

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Electrical Plan: to scale?????

penjay,
It's very simple. You have a contract which states what you want built, for how much and when it will be completed. Porter Davis are in breach of contract. I…

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Site Access

I can't see any reason why, if you take the proper safety precautions, you can't be allowed on YOUR property whenever you like.

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Help! Objections to Plans to Renovate. What to do?

ahuang, don't assume that architects are any better at knowing what is acceptable to Council. Get a copy of your Council's Development Control Plan (DCP) and check out the requirements.…

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Beetle’s environmentally friendly house

One swallow does not make a summer.

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Peoples experiences with architects

What a wonderful mix of your skills, draftsman, architect and builder. I like it.

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Peoples experiences with architects

You're using a draftsman and and architect? That's an interesting combination.

14 years14 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Peoples experiences with architects

Architects (or building designers) are good since they can work with you to arrive at something truly beautiful and unique that suits you.
However, be careful. Some architects like to build…

15 years15 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Selecting a builder

I've yet to find a method of selecting a good builder, but I've found a way of eliminating unsuitable builders. And it's simple. Just type the builder’s name into a…

15 years15 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

leonda,
You mentioned that with Henley you "are provided with independant building inspections for each stage". Who selects the independant building inspector?
Hopefully you get to choose who you use.
Regards,
D&B

15 years15 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Downlights

You can get different colours temperatures for CFL downlights. The higher the colour temperature the cooler the light. From www.neco.com.au, “Warm White (2700k) is most suited…

15 years15 yearsD&BD&B posted:
Porter Davis homes

I suspect site costs are high since they are cost that is not thought of at the beginning or maybe not even known until after the contract is signed. That…

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