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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Metricon telling me I can't use CDC is this correct?

Have you checked what permissions you require that can be found in your Section 149 Planning Certificate? This will contain information on how the property can be developed and whether…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Hi Lisa06
Australian Standands 2870-2011 5.6.3 Drainage Requirements – Buildings on moderately, highly or extremely reactive sites shall be provided with drainage systems designed in accordance with the following:
(a) surface drainage…

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Bold Living After handover issues

Hi DocMaanne,
Do you have the CCTV footage of the 'white matter' and cracked/breakage of the pipe? Often rubble is found in pipes as there is no care factor. Were the…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Consumer Protection - Is there such a thing?

Good question Qwerty, where are the regulators and who will look after the consumer here?
I do hope the timber is going to be replaced after being left unexposed for…

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Looks so peaceful. Great shot

4 months4 months
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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
insurance - House sinking due to cracked stormwater pipes

Hi Tramy2020
Sorry to here the issues you are having with your home. I put a claim through my Home Insurer regarding Loss or damage because of 'Escaping liquid' - 'bursting,…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Structural Engineer Recommendation In Melbourne

Hi Lisa06
Reading your posts sounds like things are ramping up and getting more information and evidence. Well done.
I have had recommendations for Dominic Lopes . I haven't need to call…

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6 months6 monthsHartsHarts posted:
cracks is it major cracks.

I agree with Gaudi. Send everything in writing and ensure they do the same. My builder also let informed that the cracks appearing were ‘normal settling’. 7 years later I…

6 months6 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Rainhead and wind

Check these ones out. AS compliant and Australian made.

6 months6 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Builders Warranty Insurance Vic Help

You will find information here if you are in Victoria

7 months7 monthsHartsHarts posted:
What is slab heave ?

Thanks Insider, yes, a good example of slab heave.
Unfortunately, noone is there for the home owner. Not the regulators, the government, the insurance companies. I am on my own…

7 months7 monthsHartsHarts posted:
What is slab heave ?

Thanks Insider for the information. It would be interesting with my home how much water also washed away the soil underneath the slab. With both broken sewer and stormwater…

7 months7 monthsHartsHarts posted:
What is slab heave ?

Insider - thank you for the link to this article. The information rings true with my property which has slab heave. Often the property owner gets the blame but with…

9 months9 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

The very reason Revinator why there are so many Acts, Codes, Contract laws, Operational Guidelines etc. It’s to confuse the consumer and then they are not sure which pathway to…

9 months9 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Poor Brickwork on Boundary Wall!

Definitely looks like there is deviation of some of the brickwork more than 2mm, which is a defect according to Guide to Standard and Tolerances. I would arm yourself with…

9 months9 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Sorry to hear that you are going through this, your story sounds very similar to mine. My builder mucked me around for years with bandaiding and delay tactics.
So you…

10 months10 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thanks Tim
Insurance have offered a cash settlement for rectification with no costings etc and no out of pocket expenses. There are so many risks with rectification and I would be…

10 months10 monthsHartsHarts posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Neighbouring trees were also blamed for my slab movement, structural damage etc. Four engineer reports later, still blaming trees.
After reading the Softley vs Metricon VCAT notes I decided to…

10 months10 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Yes, I've heard this area is bad. This site originally had a small cut and fill. Two geotechnical reports like you have said this area is Waurn Ponds formation but…

10 months10 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

200mm differential slab level!! I thought mine was bad at 154mm. Did they KDR or it is still the original house? I'm sure my house will keep moving and…

10 months10 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thank you insider. I definitely agree re demolish and rebuild and thank you for you advice with what is needed under the slab. I'm arming myself with information when I…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

The games continue......and now my own home insurance is involved.
I have had significant differential building movement and damage that has developed over a prolonged period of time, and in September…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Very interesting Liliana. Maybe I should stick with 'misleading and deceptive'? Or I can find some other synonym for the word 'fra.d'. Perhaps 'bamboozlement' or 'hocus-pocus' is fitting in their…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Unfortunately it was the latter, they came up with whatever suited their client to try and get them out of the situation. The concern for me (and every other consumer),…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

So as a consumer who has a house with structural issues and non-compliance, I hire a Structural Engineer (SE) who assesses and provides a report.
That report then goes to the…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

So where is consumer protection? Where does one go to seek justice? The consumer is compromised so badly as you are pushed from pillar to post and on a merry-go-round…

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