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17 d17 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Is this upto standard for exterior of home

You’ve made the final payment.
You can try at your 3 month maintenance to discuss but I think you’ll need a lawyer to assist you in working through the contractual breach.…

25 d25 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Advice needed - builder touching up powder coated windows.

My window frames and glass panes were very scratched. Glass was replaced. Scratched Frames were repaired.

The spray painting guy who specialized in these kinds of job, did a…

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25 d25 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Variation fees - when is the limit

I am confused
Variation fees to contract are usually post contract signing. How can they be charging you variation fees when you do not have a contract yet?
Before contract signing…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

Not sure Metricon welcomed Darbecca. Great they rectified rather than ‘took on board’ defects for you. That is not always the case for Metricon or any builder. Much of…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
PD trying to steer us away from Darbecca

On a side note: Did you employ your own registered building surveyor or did you agree to use one they ‘suggested’?
I think you’ll find PD won’t want you to…

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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Small claims owner builder

Ask your lawyer. I would imagine the relative was working with consent for the owner builder so why not list both. I hope you have emails, sms or trail of…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Ducted Vacuum

Dyson 10 and a Roomba... why do yourself what a robot can do

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Render patchy

Has it had its second coat?

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Yes these pits were part of my storm water drainage system.

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Any way if avoiding moving it?
Can you plant inside it between fence and wall?

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining wal

There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest.
Getting the drainage around your house right is very important.

800mm from slab is not far.
Have…

To pebble or not to pebble at base of concrete retaining wal
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3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Why is it as customers having to accept sub-standard work from builders with no or minimal consequences.
Yes it is. The silt pits were installed by the builder as part…

3 months3 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Drainage issue side of house

Not a great photo, but in case you are interested in another idea.
I had the civil engineer who did my drainage design out to give some advice after handover.
He…

Drainage issue side of house
4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

In Victoria
David Seville - Seville inspect. I used this company and would highly recommend .
https://m.facebook.com/SevilleBQI/posts ... l&mt_nav=1
Seville Building Quality Inspections P/L
0488 993 332
Darbecca company that…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
New home. Frustrating battles with the builder to fix

Once you have handed your money over you have much less leverage. But do not despair yet. I think that is pretty standard for builders to say wait for that…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

I’d encourage you to look at the consumer affairs Victoria website, which explains it well as per replies above from saveh20 and brokenstick.
A registered building surveyor checks that work meets…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Building at th back side of a street

Separate driveways for each property alleviates public liability insurance for the driveway.
I’ve lived in one at front that shared a driveway. Loved it. You do need neighbors open to some…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Checking Suspended Floor Deflections With Bosch Laser Tool

Wood bang you get to see the ‘best’ of what the current building industry has to offer.
I agree
yes consistent use of string lines or even spirit level…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Engineering query

I agree with Ardo, my structural engineering report stated much the same.
In ideal world as per Chris if I was owner builder I would have the same firm do all…

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
$100 for 2017 Henley Brochure

Are you sure your drawings don’t show which windows are double glazed and which are single glazed?

4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Build Inspection on every stage - worth it and which stages?

Based on advice I had and my experience at minimum I’d recommend
Pre slab!!!!!!! Very important but you do need to have someone who knows what they are doing.
I’d…

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4 months4 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Crack above sliding door

Raise all plaster cracks to builder at 90 day and then within 2 years of handover so they can be repaired and investigated if required. Look for settlement cracks…

5 months5 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Clothesline Landscapes

A fair bit of maintenance for timber below.
If aim is to keep clean How about some paving steps?
Pro

7 months7 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Australian Standard Sanitary Drainage

Do you know any university students?
They can access for free typically as most universities have engineering courses and have these available for 1 month electronic loan for free.

8 months8 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Storm water

Your engineering plans may state the details re:flexible couplings and much of what SaveH20 and insider have informed you of. Only mentioning that as you can use that in discussion…

8 months8 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Would adding any rugs soften the tiles for when you have rental inspection?

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Guide to the painting of buildings

Do you know anyone with a child at university? Most universities have these available online for free. Here you can access superseded versions too.
2017 version
Does this site help?

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Storm water

Where you are building -Does your builder require a site drainage plan developed by an engineer for your certifier/building permit?
If you do, check your plumber/builder has followed for the…

9 months9 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Bathroom water damage claim against company

The builders warranty may actually be 10 years.
You may be best to call consumer affairs and talk through your situation.
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensi ... -insurance
Implied warranties apply…

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