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4 h4 hJokerJoker posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Volume builders inspector is like having no protection at all, none, zero, dougnuts, when you work for the builder, the one who is paying you, your super compromised, only a…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Mauromario, you have enough all ready to nail builder to the wall, I cant see how builder can get out of major works.
Its a matter of what needs to be…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

I would go after builder as he aproved the engineering under a practice, fully knowing he was under resourcing a all ready poorly designed system, I would also meet with…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

The law is a arrsee, customers have so much more protection when buying a shirt.
One thing that everyone should be doing is to keep bugging local politicians, this will make…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Whats hard to understand is, if no real soil test was ever done, then why wouldn't you at least put down a much worse soil result so at worst…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Quality of Package Homes

Its depends on builder, speak to their tradesman and local suppliers, I use to discount builders whom placed outside stud walls 600mm apart, has in my experience better builders used,…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Steel Frame Vs Timber Frame

Timber is more forgiving, steel frame homes get more wall cracking as everything else will move while steel won't, both people I know have many wall cracks in their steel…

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

Unlikely, its basically the same uncaring group, stay away.

3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Ask building expert, he will know.

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Entry styling

Like the first one, especially coffee cup matching some of the flowers.

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

I would get this clause changed, get a pre contract inspection, don't even need a solicitor, look for someone like this forums Building expert who does this service also, otherwise…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Window/Ceiling height concerns

Our ceilings are 2700,windows are about 30cms from bottom and ceiling, generally from the outside you aim for top of windows and doors to be level, much more important when…

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Lots of steel frame homes have more cracks in plaster, most I know who have gone with steel frames end up with cracks in their walls, wood is more forgiving…

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
Builder recommendation

Where abouts did u build, some pictures would be nice, good to hear a positive experience.

18 d18 dJokerJoker posted:
Any changes possible after tender?

Cant see why bricks cant go from cat 2 to cat 3, they are quite some time away from being actually needed, price increase could be anything from 100_300 extra…

19 d19 dJokerJoker posted:
Undermount sink and Caesarstone Warranty

Had under mount double sink for 3 1/2 years, im a quick agressive sink user, no chips yet, just not a problem.

26 d26 dJokerJoker posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

Singapore is humid, which is very different to hot and dry conditions.
Do you really think Ed should help someone take business of window manufactures in Australia, if your…

28 d28 dJokerJoker posted:
First Home owners/builders

Take note, this poster is switched on, its what few people do, but everyone should, smart people take note, great post.

28 d28 dJokerJoker posted:
MDF vs timber stair

Had mdf stairs for 15 years with no trouble, its actually more stable than real wood, if stairs are carpet, then no brainer, its mdf, you can get some really…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Economy Tiles vs standard

Show a good Tiler and get his expert opinion in it, he will know more about the pros and cons of cheaper tiles.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Architectural review committee (ARC) design approval issues

I would request a face to face meeting, ask why, then ask what they would want to pass, you should find them a lot more reasonable in person, it's so…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Trying to decide on a builder

Find 3 current builds, preferably finished, with your builders, this is the most accurate way to judge, how good or what to expect from your builder, is very accurate if…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

You just retold your story, same experience as me, I ended up digging everything myself and getting a friend to connect, the communication defys belief.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Independent Building Inspector

I would check out building experts web site, he's has good has you get, and you know your getting the owner, good luck.

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Open WIP or door to WIP??

I started with a door and never used it, so I removed door and made opening a little wider, maybe depends if your butler's is deep within the kitchen and…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Stain on caesarstone

If you use a high quality professional aussie made product from wizard Australia, no soap on contents, environmentally friendly, used for years with no dulling effect, believe me I'm fussy…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Cultured Stone - Builder or DIY

Hi I had quite a large area done, got a handyman and brickie to do, saved about 33% in labour charges, did a good job also, key is right mortor…

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2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Building inspections

Lawyer friend is wrong, read above post as it could well prevent you ending up at a lawyer, you need knowledge of building practices, look at building experts website, read…

2 months2 monthsJokerJoker posted:
Building inspections

The site supervisor is the communication link between your actual build process and yourselves, he's not got building skills to really ensure good proper practices, remember he works for…

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