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3 d3 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Also check with your council re: maximum land coverage. You may not be able to extend your current house’s footprint.
There are 2-3 councils in Victoria that the town planning…

5 d5 dGaudiGaudi posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing ... -insurance
Implied warranties apply to all building work. The Building Act 1993 allows action to be brought against a builder for up to 10 years…

18 d18 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Porter Davis homes

Appoint your own building surveyor
See VBA website. Clients should appoint their own.
You need the surveyor to be independent from the Builder and work for you!!
Building consultant called inspectors…

18 d18 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

Sorry things have gotten to this point for you. If only DBDRV wasn’t such a mess and clients can get advice and mediation within reasonable time frames.

25 d25 dGaudiGaudi posted:
demolition cost

Me too
Melbourne
I had friends in interstate report quite varying quotes

25 d25 dGaudiGaudi posted:
demolition cost

I think there are lots of variables
Your state is one of them
$12-14K is what I was quoted from memory a couple of years ago.
Quotes for demo are easy to…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Here’s a recent post with discussion on same topic
In General Discussion section

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Builder left bad ethernet connections (?)

Since you have just had handover; Get boutique to have the electricians out now in maintenance and they can explain to you or fix it to save you running…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
House inspector

? In Victoria - Do you mean the registered building surveyor who issues the certificate of Occupancy and applies for the building permit?
In Victoria I would call the…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

I wonder
Can they do that without a variation that you signed?

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Hopefully you can cover it with something you can remove to provide access as required.
For me on the things I wish I’d know page, I want to add - take…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

It’s worth a call to your local water authority to ask.
If it is your own sewerage inspection point for your house then likely you can lower it.
If it is the…

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How to remove the grill for a drain cover

Have you done this yet?
It’s the middle circle that needs to come out. Usually it is winded in. So twist it left to loosed and lift it.
If it’s…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New driveway & stormwater pit

Councils!!

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Another recommendation
David Seville from Seville inspections
‭0488 993 332‬
Has more than 40 years in building industry.

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

I’m impressed your site supervisor walked through and marked items or had noted so many items and didn’t leave all to you and your inspector.
Seems like you were lucky…

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building Surveyor/inspector NCC/BCA

Hey Bey
I can tell already you’ll be in hot demand by so many builders wanting your level of expertise in providing certificate of occupancy.

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Right to have stage inspections

This is not related to your topic -
If you have not yet signed your contract you may wish to reconsider appointing your own building surveyor. VBA changed the…

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Right to have stage inspections

Yes they have been good.The sales team planning with you want your money! They want you to sign the contract. Make them want you more than you want them.
Don’t…

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2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Owner Responsible for Any dmage or Theft After PCI

Why don’t you have HWS and overnight etc installed after handover. That’s when the keys are changed over and only yours works.
I wouldn’t want to be responsible while trades…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Garage skirting - standards?

My skirting is raised off the garage floor a little. Had never considered it might be raised for a reason. I have thought about caulking between skirting and slab, as…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Bespoke Shed builder bayside Melbourne

Can you just get a chippy versus a ‘builder’?
Nice shed!

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Mould Defects in New duplex I'm buying

Be careful about the emotional attachment!
It is important to think with your head.
Houses can be costly if there is a problem that is yet to be fixed.
I think the…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I was similar to your friend. I expected basic quality standards would be followed. During frame stage I lost confidence so used an experienced building consultant David Seville and went…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New driveway & stormwater pit

I was building townhouses.
Council town planning in initially required me to have straight driveway and build driveway over the street pit.
I amended the plans with council late in…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Great you were able to get onto council quickly. Hope you can make time to act quickly before too much work progresses.
Work can be halted by relevant authorities while…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

A) So you are saying they advertised as a 2 storey build and then are now building 3, And advertised a renovation, maintaining a couple of walls that would…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Surveyors role

Blame you!! Remind them you are not the builder.
You don’t seem satisfied with the responses you’ve had. Call the VBA or have your inspector call the surveyor and…

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