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Joined 23 July 2014
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2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Info Required Pls- Private building inspector (NSW)

Hi look at building experts website to see what to look for in a inspector, is very important that you let builder know you have knowledge on your side, best…

2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Kapinka has been silenced, make sure you tell them you want entry twice a week with them there, this way they can't hide too much, it's your right and they…

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3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Exciting build, lots of similarities to my own build, you will end up with a beautiful home, partly inspired by the slope, quite often sloping blocks produce, great homes.

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3 d3 dJokerJoker posted:
Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or

Honestly there is also many good builders out there who are more than willing to really want to give you a good experience with fair and reasonable pricing, trick is…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or

If you have not signed a contract and they won't bend an inch, then imagine after you have signed, I would learn lots and also pay lots of attention to…

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4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
New build - ceiling looks puffy and warped. What is it?

Puffiness would indicate water damage, which can travel along and drop anywhere, I would be cautious with builders own check, often trying to hide from having to repair, do as…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Does builder has the responsibility to provide me tradesman?

Trades often don't take too much care for other trades work, I've seen Plasterer stand on granite, instead of moving a ladder, and crack the granite, and of course, nobody…

4 d4 dJokerJoker posted:
Patch up or render the whole pillar

If you patch it skillfully, I would then paint over whole pier, will last year's longer and you can paint it yourself.

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
How can I make Pantry look better

Would do above sink, nice tiles or glass Splashback and empty wall, shelves, would lift it 100%.

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

What stupidity, allow a slab to look at home in adriano zumbos cake shop.
False economy to not get knowledge on your side, be it a building inspector and or…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

This can be a problem with owner building, not really knowing, the quality of trades used, so to combat this, I had a project manager, builder, who had 3 trades…

8 d8 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Kapinka your right to reasonable entry overrides the contract, it is reasonable to be checking often with all the poor communication And poor work done, and not to plan work,…

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9 d9 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

I would also have my phone on record, for conversations will always be twisted and changed to suit builder.

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10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

The photos will show whatever gets covered up.

10 d10 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Kapinka, please take many photos of all that's wrong, get every angle, this will help you down the track, get advice from a building solicitor asap.

11 d11 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Kapinka, after moving in to my home, I was doing some gardening, when a family got out of their car and approached me, he said he had a house almost…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
First time builders advice

Hi pman22, I would also consider a buying group builder like hotondo homes, there local builders who offer better pricing via a buying group.
I would speak to others building…

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12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Aston Milan homes are Queensland based in Southport, so must be somewhere near.
I reckon best scenario is for Aston Milan butchers to leave his build, who has had a…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Kapinka did they design your home, has their problem solving is just diabolical, poor design has led to shocking answers, what is under the bulkhead that's on a window,…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Of all the shocking work, to me that bulkhead on the window frame defys belief, how the he'll could it be in the design, if it wasn't so serious, I…

12 d12 dJokerJoker posted:
Tile combination

All nice, if I had to choose one, the last dark charcoal one.

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Corals lack of top knowledge quality tradesman has constantly led to poor results, to think there is even worse out there, have a look at kapinka
Build under Aston…

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14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Need a Reliable and Honest builder

Degneg, I would speak to at least 3 previous clients, more recent the better, also speak to their trades, builder that takes pride is a good start, your own drawings…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

To designer, structural bimguy, good on you both for helping, I'm sure he's feeling terribly alone, and needs assistance, again well done.

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15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Looks like you got it all, poor trades and poor builder, it's their problem that they are building to a different plan, your entitled to your contract build as per…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Building is not FUN !

Are the build problems from bad quality work or from bad practices, what's your inspector saying to do, as you need to know your rights, I would have a look…

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Metal frame house

Steel frames generally get more cracking in their plaster, due to steel been so rigid.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Recommendation for a construction building inspector?

Then I would pm from this forum, building expert, he also has a website.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Large formal lounge

I have a, 5.5 x 7.2 lounge with balcony and French doors at front of house, but it's still private with my garage and storage under neath, went the custom…

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15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Most volume boys quality ranges from OK to poor, with displays their very best possible outcomes, unfortunately Mrs jm has copped, poor, it's rather sad that regulators allow the practice…

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