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2 d2 ddomwilddomwild posted:
Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?

Build has not started, only just signed prelim. contract. I will be looking at slab thickness, is it the 100mm I wanted? Is the steel F40 and is it sitting…

2 d2 ddomwilddomwild posted:
Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?

Thanks BIMguy. After sending a registered (certified) letter to builder with a list of problems and find no fix happens, shall I just get a lawyer to have it fixed…

2 d2 ddomwilddomwild posted:
McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)

Get as many quotes as possible. Get your own soil report/footings and contour report/features and floor plan to get quotes. For older areas a soil report ($300) is good enough…

2 d2 ddomwilddomwild posted:
Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?

It has been suggested in this forum to negotiate a variation, which is properly worded so that progress payments will only be paid if a private inspector passes the build…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Tips for first home buyers

Productreview ensures clients definitely are ex-clients of that builder. One builder gives a $50 Bunnings voucher and may only list positive ones on their glossy pamphlets, but it would be…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Tips for first home buyers

The HIA (Housing Industry Association) contract at least here in WA is NOT a fixed price contract, as it will always contain PS (Provisional Sums), which the builder can exceed…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Difference between headline price and quote

Talk to as many builders as you can. I got in my own soil test/footing details ($330) and my own contour report/features ($450) and also got in my own site…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Tips for first home buyers

Get the "White ant" chemical vertical and under-slab certificate or Thermimesh installation certificate.

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Thanks Joker for that. This forum tells me to add the following into the contract:
"Progress payments are only payable after the private inspector has inspected and confirmed the work is…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
NBN-Watch difference betw. FTTN (to Node) vs FTTP (Premises)

Hi,
My builder is quoting for Fibre to the Premises, which is incorrect and much more expensive and that part of Bentley (WA) is FTTN or Fibre to the Node anyway.…

1 month1 monthdomwilddomwild posted:
Tips for first home buyers

Re NBN: Your area may be FTTN (Fibre to the Node), but your builder like mine may quote FTTP (to the premises with fibre) as that is more costly. FTTN…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Site cost - fixed price

Thanks Girgis, very informative. I am in the fortunate position of not renting, so I am not pressed for quick results. I just wish to avoid a $40,000 blow out…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Thanks Doozer. You are correct and one salesman of a builder is wrong to suggest the HIA is a gov. instrumentality. From the WA Commerce web site:
" In short, deposits…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Just getting quotes from builders and also ask them the questions re initial deposit followed by percentages of build price and the results vary.
The deposit where you commit to the…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
are deposits to builders refundable?

In one 1 star complaint with a builder on productreview.com.au, that user did not only get his deposit back, the builder charged him tens of thousands of Dollars more claiming…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
are deposits to builders refundable?

One of the complaints Dale Alcock received was a verbal agreement the deposit would be refunded, but then it was not. Best get things in writing, communicate via registered mail…

2 months2 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Anticon versus sarking for concrete tiled roof

Having bought an old hovel with timber roofing and good ceramic tiles, I learned to my horror, that the timber had "delignified", meaning "de-wooded". Great! What that says is, that…

4 months4 monthsdomwilddomwild posted:
Site cost - fixed price

Builders call them "Fixed Price Contracts", but that is not so. In WA, the HIA (Housing Industry Association) standard contract does not put a limit on the "Provisional Sums" by…

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