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1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Thanks Donovanjd for the update. At least the builder is investigating further and will be interesting what the rectification works will be. I'm sure you will get a second opinion.

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1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Defect advice

Use the guide that I have linked to check your whole house, write a list of defects including measurements and photos and send them to your builder with expected rectification.…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
BUILDING CONSULTANT REPORTS

Hi Mane
I would be always using someone who is registered and checking if they have insurance. Your right as a consumer is to ensure you can ask and sight their…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Compliance Certificate Clarification

Totally agree SaveH2O. How many consumers are unaware their underground plumbing is non compliant? It's not until there are latent problems, like Lisa06's, mine and 1000's out there before realising…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....

Sorry to hear you have slab heave and non compliant slab and great that you have come onto this site to increase your knowledge and many experts who have great…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Slab questions

Waffle slabs are used because they are quicker and cheaper for builders. Beware when they are used on reactive soils. No advances.
It is your money, your build and your house.…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

H2O, it's absolutely appalling, actually the whole build was. The DBDRV was useless. The plumber who had serious defective work got an 'educational approach' from the VBA and the complaint…

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thanks supersleuth, it is still going through the process and I've got more legal avenues to address to recoup the money over the many years for expert reports and legal…

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Thank you. It's been a long battle and looking forward to my new and better home. Fingers crossed.

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Yes, Lisa06, they didn't use formwork for the slab for the garage, they used the fence as the formwork. You can see it in this picture of the indents of…

Another defective house story
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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Another defective house story

Update:
My home is to be demolished. I have significant structural damage and it is no longer safe to live in. An 8 yr old home needs to be demolished because…

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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
What is slab heave ?

Hi Adman, sorry to hear of the issues you are having with your home and the builder, who looks like he is playing 'the blame game', which is exactly what…

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7 months7 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…

8 months8 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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8 months8 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…

8 months8 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

9 months9 months
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9 months9 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,…

9 months9 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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10 months10 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…

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Rainhead and wind

Check these ones out. AS compliant and Australian made.

11 months11 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Builders Warranty Insurance Vic Help

You will find information here if you are in Victoria

11 months11 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…

11 months11 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…

11 months11 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…

1 year1 yearHartsHarts 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…

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