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1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Yes, I am in Victoria. It's been a nightmare trying to get those responsible for my home to come to the party. Three Engineers for each of the parties have…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Good morning building-expert,
Thank you for your answer and then further questioning. I purchased the house already built from realestate. The owner of the house was also the builder. Builds…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Unfortunately that is not all :(
There are many inconsistencies. They seem to try and worm their way out of everything. Unfortunately for them I have gathered…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Thank you for your information. The engineer changed the drainage design two weeks before the occupancy certificate. The BS did not stamp or date this so I'm thinking he was…

Building Occupancy & LPOD
1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Would like advice on Building Occupancy and Legal Point of Discharge for stormwater drainage.
As part of the Building Permit and Building Occupancy certificate, does the Building Surveyor (BS) have to…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

My goodness,130mm,154mm,
It's like the next shonk builder is trying to raise you,it would be good to know what percentage of waffle slabs get slab problems compared to
Raft slabs,stumps, etc,from what…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

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Hi Alina
Sounds like you have had success with fixing slab heave. How out of level was your slab and what damage was it causing to your home.
My home…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

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Warranties are not worth the paper they are written on. I have been on the blame game merry-go-round for 7 years. Everyone blaming everyone else including blaming the…

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2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

The blame game. Always the home owners fault. 2 Engineers blamed trees for my 154mm out of level slab. I investigated further getting a full plumbing inspection. Sanitary pipe apart…

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

Welcome to the forum Mark and it is proper that you have upfront declared interest in the companies where you work. That is a decent approach and I for one…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Unfortunately I am out of my warranty period, but I’ve been on the merry-go-round with the builder, engineers, government agencies and lawyers.
I would like to go further and hire…

3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thanks Lisa,
I’m hoping they also find a cause for you. If they do you will have Plumbers Insurance on your side and David who can step you through it. Keep…

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3 months3 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

*The post wouldn't allow me to write the word blame in the title.
Since 2012 I have had increasing structural problems, the only thing that is maintaining my sanity (or…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts 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.

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts 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…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts 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…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts 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…

5 months5 monthsHartsHarts 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…

5 months5 monthsHartsHarts 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…

6 months6 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…

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