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8 months8 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Redesigning interior

Any quality builder can assist you, if you find one that does all trades inclusive, they will usually have someone that can draw the plans for you as well. You…

8 months8 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Looking for advice on private builders

What area of Sydney?
http://www.cadenceandco.com.au do quality builds, but priced in the higher range.

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
What kind of paint to use?

Resene paint is actually quite a lot better than Dulux or Taudmans, not as well known, but a high end quality product.

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Occupation Certificate denied

What is your builder saying? Assuming that you had a private certifier inspect the property during the different stages of build to issue the appropriate certificates other than the frame?…

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Water leaking through garage wall

It's worthwhile mentioning it your builder incase it's a regular occurrence even with light rain.

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Staircase Upgrade Cost

For what you're upgrading too, it does seem a pretty standard cost.

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
An oversight by the builder - where do we stand?

We would suggest that you seek legal advice, usually building contracts are very much favoured to the builder. It is something that should have been done properly after a site…

9 months9 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Two thirds of the way through the build and identified signi

We specialise in inspections and inspection reports. We can assist you with listing all defects and can offer advice as to what needs to be done to ensure your build…

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10 months10 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Fence not on boundary - who pays for repair?

If the townhouses are strata title, then bodycorp should be the ones arranging repair / replacement.
If Torrens title, 50/50 split with neighbour.

10 months10 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
MacDonald jones homes

Have your plans been approved by council? Keep on top of them, phone every day if you have to. As the saying goes, a squeaky wheel gets the oil!

10 months10 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Trying to stay positive.

If you would like some independent advice, we would be more than happy to assist. Good luck with the rest of your build and I hope things are rectified for…

10 months10 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Update before christmas

Triple check everything and don't sign off until you are 100% happy, builders make errors all the time and often don't like to take responsibility for them! Hope the rest…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
All apmts done except tiling

Ensure that everything is drawn in correctly, as well as all your colours / finishes mention the correct tiles etc, as this is what the builder will refer to…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
rendering the facade

If your estate is a new estate, the sales office will be able to provide you with any guidelines you need to follow. If an older estate, the requirements should…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
What's section 76 and 78 of building act 1993??

aCan I ask who you are building with? They should really be arranging all of this for you. You can choose to apoint someone separately to conduct inspections for you…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Downward Slope Builders

Try Clarendon and Metricon homes.... Also, GJ Gardner.

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

We've loved seeing your updates on Insta, so glad you're loving your new home!

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11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Help! Crooked bricks

HI Sangloc, I will speak with one of our staff regarding this for you and come back with a correct answer for you.

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Home buiders

Clarendon have come a long way since their new management take over. They are building quality homes, their usual building contract is 30 weeks (approx)

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Metricon - Green Point, Central Coast

Site costs will vary builder to builder but also site to site. If your block is level (or near level) your site costs will be a lot cheaper compared to…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
The slab is down.

Make sure you let your site supervisor know so it's not just left till the end. We have seen many errors 'fixed' in ways that aren't up to standard, the…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Our advice would be to visit as much as possible. Although most site supervisors don't allow access unless they are present for insurance reasons, there is no harm popping past…

11 months11 monthsHouspect NSWHouspect NSW posted:
Waterproofing wet areas

We can offer advice re water proofing, were you able to speak to someone from our office?

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