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14 h14 hJokerJoker posted:
Custom Home v Project Home

Owner built with a project manager whom I interviewed and checked out several of his builds and spoke to home owners and his trades,then let know I knew a bit…

5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Another defective house story

So much to learn,it's almost non stop,I found that the cheap flimsy wooden internal cavity slider that's inside the walls is something no one would ever think or care about…

6 d6 dJokerJoker posted:
Cost of Marble stone benches

Definitely don't put marble in kitchen as have had in bathrooms and staining is very easily done,quartz marble looks just as good and so much easier to look after,even check…

6 d6 dJokerJoker posted:
Shadowline Cornice and skirting

Personally like detail in skirtings as not many are using but more due to cost

Shadowline Cornice and skirting
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7 d7 dJokerJoker posted:
Mega Homes Disappeared

Thanks I know Rebecca from nine dots,your in good hands.

7 d7 dJokerJoker posted:
Mega Homes Disappeared

I'm completely confused to what's happening,as I understand mega goes broke, some say sign on with original owner (*******), someone says my build is ok and contining with someone else,…

13 d13 dJokerJoker posted:
Carlisle Homes new contract trick

Well said small minds, yesterday read from vbag on Facebook pretty much what you have said,all Australian government bodies know and are accepting that it's ok for a percentage of…

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Stainers sand staircase generally so it's not too smooth or too rough ,so grip is good under foot,but that doesn't mean rough as gutse and stain should be absolutely even.

14 d14 dJokerJoker posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Ask ed in Windows section of forum,he's a manufacturer owner of a window retailer.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Look at web site building expert,or look through this forum , just type in building expert.

15 d15 dJokerJoker posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Careful here as their are many that are barely qualified and will miss plenty with pay less but get a monkey to check my new home,I would look at building…

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16 d16 dJokerJoker posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

And they have the balls to ask for 200000 more,all while screwing your house beyond incompetence,only here in Australia,such a good country but bringing up a period of building nightmares…

16 d16 dJokerJoker posted:
Mega Homes Disappeared

Would never have touched mega homes,too much connections to this sort of wrong doing before.

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

I think kks is saying,that Australias dispute system such as VBA and vcat isn't working,new home builders first port of call with disputes is very poor and I would outlaw…

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
review bans not good for consumer

https://www.smh.com.au/business/consume ... v9lvv.html
removing bad reviews is so bad for consumers,we already have the most slanted industry favouring the builder bar any industry,

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20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
Why don’t builders build on stumps?

Interesting I have only a raft slab for garage and laundry off garage,then have all house above right to back off block single storey,all on strip footings and huge brick…

20 d20 dJokerJoker posted:
Why don’t builders build on stumps?

Concrete also retains heat making it hot despite cooling down outside,so can and does work against it as well.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Fully agree with your view points, so much so wrong with the building industry, unfortunately there are people out there that only care about how many and how much they…

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Melbourne home - slab heave - advice

Hearing regularly with slab heave,no slab protection along shady side of house,a recipe for disaster essentially encouraging uneven moisture levels for a waffle slab.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Metricon are around 4500 builds a year, staggering amount of new builds, trouble is sales people whom once they get their commission don't care as nothing comes back on them,we…

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

My goodness,200,000 in dispute,how could this possibly be,I do know some.builders that dangerously when having to qoute just quote prices of similar size homes and even situations of accidentally leaving…

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

insider,
Thanks for the reply.
I actually spent the day yesterday (early flight/late home to the kids interstate trip), talking to one of my main builders (major builder 2500+ homes…

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Fence and boundary - Puzzled

Don't fancy this one,arh give back that metre.

22 d22 dJokerJoker posted:
Melbourne home - slab heave - advice

Building expert, structuralBIMGuy,insider, saveH20,alex79, your experience and expertise needed.

23 d23 dJokerJoker posted:
Honest advertising

Just noticed this builders ad with pricing of homes at average contract value, refreshing to see no hogwash pricing.

Honest advertising
23 d23 dJokerJoker posted:
Melbourne home - slab heave - advice

Post plenty of pictures and is there concrete right around your slab,also post engineering details when home was built,the more details ,the better,there's some very knowledgeable experts and forum members…

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Ceiling height

That's same as our ceiling's, great height,looks high end,your ceilings when house is finished will look even higher.

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Building with Metricon

I think this form of deceptive advertising is fairly common amongst volume builders,by law I would make them place a as displayed price twice the size and in bold…

24 d24 dJokerJoker posted:
Building with Metricon

I found directly hiring Bricky and plasterer from my project managers guys that they did a better job,as it was their responsibility to warranty their own work,I asked them if…

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