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Izzys123

Mount Martha, Victoria
Joined 8 February 2008
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13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
pd lining board facade

Hello Rock,
Our Sorrento Facade had the same look. There was a gap btwn the flashing/top of brick and lining board.
The problem is all the Sorrento displays has the same…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Inspection issue

Contracts, see Consumer Affairs Victoria, link: http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/CA256EB5 ... rmits~&3=~

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Inspection issue

Contracts are derived from statute, that is statutes stipulate the contents of contracts. Ie: the standard HIA building contract in Victoria complies with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995,…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
How do i know the inspector is not working for my builder?

Claego, Kevin is totally independent. He will look after you not the builder. Especially if you're building a PD.
See my previous post: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9579

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Building Inspectors from floorplans to handover

We used Kevin McDonald from New Home Inspections. He was great, identified our mortar was too sandy and subsequently it failed the mortar test three days before handover. …

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
moving telstra pole to build new crossover

I got a council permit to move a tree (at my cost digging a hole) but a telstra pole??? Good luck, it'll cost you a fortune if they agree.…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Mortar Issue - Has anyone re-pointed their new home?

Hi all,
Some of you may have read my previous posts about our mortar issue.
Our mortar failed and will be grinded out and new mortar replaced, re-pointed.
Has anyone had their new…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Builing inpectors during construction

I spoke with Kevin today. Recently he is very easy to get hold of. There was a time when he went away and no one could get hold…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Builing inpectors during construction

SonnyG, definately New Home Inspections. He is hard to get hold of sometimes but keep ringing his mobile number. Kevin is worth his weight in gold. See…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
What is considered "Fixings" stage?

Hi Jet79,
Your "Fixing" stage will be defined in your contract. You'll have to look it up and read what your contract says. If you get an invoice prior…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Before I comment on "I Build" I'll bring you all up to date with my mortar issue.
I have rung every expert under the sun, from mortar experts, BACV, Building Commission,…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

These knuckle head builders now want to spray on a sealant over the mortar and they reckon the jobs right!!
Anyone else had the same procedure? I would just rather…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Inspection issue

Speak to a solicitor/lawyer. You have signed a legally binding contract whereby you have knowingly acknowledged (by signing it) waivering your right to a three month maintenance period. …

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
How long did your PD home take to build?

Friends of ours are building with Prestige. They are having the same problems as Petal. They discovered a leaking pipe in the wall and told the SS (phone…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Yeah I know what you are talking about, can't think of what the joins are called. But they will have to pull them out as well with the old…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Final Inspection...are lights allowed?

Under the building code you have to check for defects under 'non critical light' at a normal viewing distance of 1.5 metres. You can't look for defects on your…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
How long did your PD home take to build?

We are building with Lifestyle and all three (Access, Lifestyle & Prestige) are seperate entities under the PD banner. I have heard a lot more horror stories about Prestige…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!

One whole week delay....crikey...if you think that's bad Southies I'm sure you'd be really p'd off with our situation....meant to have hand over on the 22/09....indep inspection found problems with…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Opinions on bathroom tiling

This doesn't look right to me.......it's a wet area isn't it??
As you're in NSW, ring your state Building Commission and get the number for your Building Advice & Conciliation section…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Also Izzy, did you pay extra to upgrade your bricks? if so you should get that amount refunded as well.
Hi all,
We did not upgrade our bricks, chose Cat 1 builders…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Hi Donuts,
Yes I told the builder about the pre plaster & lock up inspection in writing. Just trying to be transparent. Maybe they were **, I don't know.…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Hi again,
I can only comment on our situation in Victoria as I am governed by our State Statute. I do not know which legislation covers you in NSW? …

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Hi Snake,
Thnx for your thoughts. Well to be honest at this stage we have to be calm about the whole thing as blowing a fuse won't help. At…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Hi everyone,
Our mortar test FAILED but only just which means it is still stable & won't effect the structure of the house but it will begin to wash away over…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

We probably will go with the render, it's the easiest option. The building manager is being extremely open and transparent and will fix our issues including the motar at…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Home built by Porter Davies

We're building PD Lifestyle. I'd keep away from Prestige, too many complaints. Lifestyle have a good range and you will get the same quality for a cheaper price.…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Independant Inspections - Big Kev Strikes Again

Hi all,
What I am about to say is in no way an attack against our building company as they have acknowledged the faults and are rectifying the issues in…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
Lock up?? Or not?

You have to check your 'lockup' definition in your contract. You have to go with that otherwise they can claim interest. If your contract says something different…

13 years13 yearsIzzys123Izzys123 posted:
How to P*SS of your neighbors...

Annoyed,
Do you know which PD company it is, they have three now. Prestige, Lifestyle & Access. They are all different companies under the PD banner. All different…

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