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Funk52

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3 months3 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

You have every right to be there at the inspection. The inspection is independent from the builder, not from you. You may pick up on issues that the inspector missed…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The site scrape started mid April 2019 and 2 weeks later the slab was down.
The roof was done mid July and plasterboard end of August. After that things slowed down…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Well if your site scrape only happened recently, even blind Freddy can forsee that the Christmas period will fall within your build period. There is no way they can claim…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

As I said, there is nothing owing by Wisdom. They covered themselves by having a long build period in the contract and then added weather days on top of this.

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

There is no money owed by Wisdom. I just think it's unfair that they claim for weather when it doesn't impact on work being done inside the house (after the…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Also you can only claim upto the final pci date, so the 3.5 months that it has taken so far to get the interim occupation certificate doesn't count.

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Mine was $50 per working day, but only because I questioned the standard "$15 per working day" that was in the draft contract. It didn't matter anyway because I got…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

It clearly states on the contract as one of the special builder conditions that you will not receive notification of time delays until you reach the pci stage.
This is why…

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5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Firstly, you can download the rain days in a spreadsheet format from the BOM website. You just need to work out where your closest weather station is.
I kept a track…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

So last week I finally received approval from Council not to install a front brick fence. Whole process took 3 months. What a sick joke. If the certifier didn't make…

5 months5 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yes, mine was also from site scrape.
If possible, try to keep a track of when tradies are working on your site because Wisdom will claim any day where there was…

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just had handover today.
The interim occupation certificate had been dragging on for so long and I got sick of waiting, so decided to just pay Wisdom out of my own…

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6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wisdom is not going to pay any damages, that is just wishful thinking.
What they should be doing is getting rid of SBAC and using another certifier. I have spoken to…

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Wow, I'm guessing you are building in a new estate?
It's been over 2 months since PCI and I still don't know when handover is going to be.

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Get ready for more pain if you haven't had your DA approved before Dec 2019. My understanding is now you will have to complete all your landscaping as well before…

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

What took time is having to get the driveway done, waiting for Council to issue the certificate, then getting the stormwater system inspected. All before I can get the interim…

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Not yet. I'm waiting for SBAC to hurry up and arrange an inspection so I can get the interim occupation certificate.
After 2.5 years of waiting my patience has run out.

6 months6 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

This is exactly what I warned about above, and why you should get a private inspector in before pci. Then if there are issues you can push the pci date…

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7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

My supervisor tried the same thing with me. I read through the contract and there is nothing stopping you from being there during the inspection. So I pointed this out…

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7 months7 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Houspect normally recommends doing the inspection after PCI but I don't agree with that advice.
You are much better off doing the inspection before pci because then you will have a…

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8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

In my case I was actually advised by Wisdom earlier on "in writing" that I wouldn't have any issues with compliance if I chose not to put in the brick…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Good question, because I don't actually want any of the species on my plan. Do the certifiers actually check that carefully?

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I've only just started my landscaping, but yes if I don't get that amendment approved then I have no choice but to put a brick fence to get my final…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

The other thing you have to watch out for is how easy it is to change the plans if you change your mind about what you want.
For example I had…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Thank you kingofnowhere
By provisioning, we are getting only cabling from the roof to the garage. $975 just for cabling seems a bit…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

In my case the Council asked for these things to be done before an "occupation certificate" can be issued (i.e. a "final" certificate). It is Wisdom's certifiers SBAC who are…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
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The person I spoke to from the Council was apologetic about it but that is their process. As long as I get my money back ($1,610 plus $1,650) this is…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Normally they wouldn't allow other people on site but Wisdom has no choice now. I won't be given the keys to the house yet but I have access to the…

8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Latest update.
Wisdom will allow my landscaper to perform the works required to get the interim occupation certificate. Once I receive the IOC the bank will release the final payment and…

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8 months8 monthsFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Just had my second PC inspection today. Other than a few minor issues (which they will fix promptly) looks like everything else has been fixed to a reasonable standard.
Now I…

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