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2 d2 dGaudiGaudi 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 d2 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

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

2 d2 dGaudiGaudi 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…

3 d3 dGaudiGaudi 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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6 d6 dGaudiGaudi 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…

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
New driveway & stormwater pit

Councils!!

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi 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.

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi posted:
Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

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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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi 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.

7 d7 dGaudiGaudi 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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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi 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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7 d7 dGaudiGaudi 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…

23 d23 dGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Bespoke Shed builder bayside Melbourne

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

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi 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…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument
And not too dark.
I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

If not open to consider split level
I’d go the fill option.
Higher house,
More sunlight to yard and house in windows
Less likely to be impacted on cut high side by…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder.
Was the builder given a timeline to fix the problems by VCAT?
Would you…

1 month1 monthGaudiGaudi posted:
Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

I think that’s the difference if you are talking about a ‘small’ boutique builder?
I’d describe my custom builder now as using a volume builder model in their KDR process.
They…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

By volume builder process -
Use site supervisors to arrange trades.
Registered builder doesn’t ever visit the site
Site supervisor isn’t necessarily qualified.
May be a painter, or no trade quals.
In my experience SS…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Surveyors role

https://www.abcb.gov.au/ncc-online/How-it-works
When you asked what is RBS role-
Your RBS can agree to a performance solution or deemed to satisfy solution.... but I doubt they can agree…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Surveyors role

Good you have pictures.
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“Note: Legislation introduced on 1 September 2016 prevents the builder from appointing the private building surveyor. The appointment of the private building surveyor must be made…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Surveyors role

Call the VBA.
Did your builder choose your registered building surveyor? If yes, then possibly he will certify due to conflict of interest, smooth talking by your builder? Sorry to be…

2 months2 monthsGaudiGaudi posted:
Natural light

Quality of light depends on house orientation and window positioning and shadowing from neighbor houses, trees etc
The block you choose should determine your house plan if you are building to…

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