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2 d2 dJokerJoker posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

I'd be a bit worried about standard issue contract, generally heavily in favour of builders,are you sure family legal guy familiar with building contracts,has for if telling me,using my own…

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21 d21 dJokerJoker posted:
Mobile Uploads

Amazing warp

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24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Sydney boom suburbs suffer more than double rate of defects

Disgraceful situation in our building industry all over Australia and too many of our new home owners are falling into building traps making volume builders ok to dish out…

27 d27 dJokerJoker posted:
Independent inspector - recommendations in Melbourne?

This forums building expert ,very qualified and has balls,knows building standards inside out.

27 d27 dJokerJoker posted:
Shower mixer tap touching shower frame...thoughts?

Got to say from pictures which can be very deceiving, bathroom quality looks really good, was a very basic mistake as they would of known shower size and didn't fix…

29 d29 dJokerJoker posted:
Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

Look up what you can get away with,can u put up something real cheap.

29 d29 dJokerJoker posted:
Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

Don't do fence,leave temp fence ,do when their is a owner.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

You better not have a right arm when sitting on that throne,and be prepared for a eventual rustic earthy toning to your right tiles.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Also try Australian property , building inspections, ask same questions.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Your going to have to ask about their qualifications and equipment used, experiences and how they handle dispute resolutions, try dabecca also.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

But even metricon are not above the law and knowledge with balls gets a better result,who do I think will get the better trades,home A. With Mr Mrs green all…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Lisa06,your doing great,when trades know that you know what best practices are,you tend to get a better job, and if a particular trade doesn't know best practices ,my rule is…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Yes foam expansion tape .

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

It's basically what I have in place,it shouldn't.be lots more, if the water continually sits at the edge of the concrete it can and does lift the concrete so it's…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

www.buildingexpert.net.au

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Getting the right qualified building inspector who knows your rights and knows how to go about resolution as he deals with it regularly is key,look at this forums building expert…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Lisa06,I would drive around your area and look for concrete jobs that look good quality to you,no cracking,then when you get three names from these house holds make sure when…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

From my experiences with slab heave , Carpet for obvious reasons is best,with tiles having grout, adhesive under each tile , they all could crack,if you absolutely can't wait,then research…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Good path, just hold off on tiles,as they will crack randomly ,if you keep measuring yourself you will.know when house has settled down, painting ok,fixing walls ok,carpet ok, tiles not…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

You obviously do a very good
Job and use everything you are supposed to and do the right thing,what insider and Cornell say is that unless basically everything is…

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Fully agree,the vast majority of custom builders prefer to stay away from waffle slabs in my experiences.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Get as much good advice as you can,learn heaps,then answers will be more comfortable for you,it's unfortunate your paying the original owners price,your slab will eventually settle down, try to…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Protecting slab exterior is like putting a lid on a jar,it needs doing soon as yesterday as once water does its magic ,it takes a long time to stop slab…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Feel.very sorry for you lisa06, previous owners would of sold due to slab heave, can't understand how anyone anywhere who has a waffle slab doesn't get there concrete right around…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Henley slab heave

Feel.very sorry for you lisa06, previous owners would of sold due to slab heave, can't understand how anyone anywhere who has a waffle slab doesn't get there concrete right around…

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Then why have slabs last twenty years given so much more trouble than previous ,room for error for waffle slabs so wafer thin.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Simple answer,p--- off ,I couldn't say it quick enough.

1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Demolish & Build A New Home

Brilliant advice,take note.

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