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10 d10 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

With so many Standards, Codes, State and local government differences and top that off with self-certification, no wonder the building industry is failing.

10 d10 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

SaveH2O, I totally agree with the fines etc. Until this happens, non-compliant work will continue and houses will suffer. The consumer is the one that ends up paying. All they…

10 d10 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

The saga continues. The 4 plumbers who each completed their separate plumbing works all completed non compliant work. Self-certification is a joke. They will all receive notices to return to…

20 d20 dHartsHarts posted:
Rainwater tank/Stormwater

I have a slimline tank (as part of 6 Star Energy rating). Installed is a Davey Rainbank (Silver Series SJ 35-04-0). I have Builder certification that rainwater tank connected to…

27 d27 dHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

I’ve been informed to get a quote from either a Quantity Surveyor or builder for a knock down rebuild of my home. Also informed I could get a quote from…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

So they are listening?? Let’s see what the outcome is.
Also, maybe they could also fund the demolition and rebuilding of my home due to extensive structural damage due…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Henley slab heave

Just make sure you don’t get this concreter. No slope away and note the location of the weep hole.

Henley slab heave
3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Save H2O for advice. Block was classified E and the statement on the site investigation report stated, “No existing vegetation on this or adjoining allotments within influence distance.”
A large…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

If a large tree or a couple of trees in the same area are removed from the block on extremely reactive clay soils before house is built, what is sufficient…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Tim65, I'm hoping he does turn up with his 'expert' evidence and then VCAT can see that it was collusion with the Loss Adjuster and Insurance Company. It…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thank you for the links.
I have the evidence builder's insurance Engineer provided a deceptive and misleading report, so hopefully we will not be eaten alive at VCAT.
- he wrote 3…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Insurer sends out an engineer who falsified his report. Insurer claims, builder not liable for the structural damage to my home and grossly defective slab.
Regarding the engineers false report,…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Builders Warranty Victoria

You can only claim on Builders Warranty insurance if the builder dies, goes bankrupt or disappears.
I would question why he is offering you $18k, sounds like he is aware that…

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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thank you for the advice, I was able to download from the NCC website.

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Joker, I am reading up on absolutely everything and also passed building VCAT cases.
Wish I could get hold of the AS and BCA.
Receiving the Engineering report from…

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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Yes, I purchased an established 'lemon' house. Nothing but problems and getting the run around from builder's insurance company. VCAT will be my next step.

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

My section 32 definitely states that he is the owner with his wife. I have done some extensive research and my findings are, he buys the block, clears it…

Another defective house story
4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

I also did not receive the CSIRO Guide to Foundation and Slab Maintenance in my Section 32 when I purchased my home.
The landscaping including paths were completed by the…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Save H2O, they seem to have a lot of Get Out Of Free cards. I found it really interesting the engineers that are contracted to come and check out the…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Standards and building codes are there and should be followed and enforced. Unfortunately short cuts are taken. Why? Time, greed, lack of care. I’m sure if they were building their…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Numerous people are affected long term by financial losses, marriage break ups, health issues and more.
But by the time it has affected them it is no longer a hot topic,…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

It’s left me broken with no trust in the systems that are meant to be there to support us in these situations.

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Costs so far $12,000 getting an independent engineer to inspect and report. CCTV inspection and report. Legal advice. Emergency repairs to my home eg leaking ceiling caused ceiling damage, leaking…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

building-expert - The builder contacted his insurer in mid June '17 regarding making a claim for structural damage to my home. Insurer appointed Loss Adjuster who inspected property in Oct…

Another defective house story
4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks Building-expert. Unfortunately I don’t have this information but I have seen photos of other houses the Builder has built and surprise, surprise, no temporary downpipes once roof installed.
I have…

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