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Joined 6 February 2023
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2 months2 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Water damage to new home

The builder has taken out Domestic Building Insurance from VMIA. But looking at the policy it looks like we are covered only if
the builder has died or becomes insolvent…

2 months2 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Water damage to new home

update:
The builder removed a few plaster boards but for the rest of the boards they are just drying it out with the fans and monitoring the moisture percentage. For…

2 months2 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Water damage to new home

Hello everyone,
Our construction reached lock up stage mid December but over the holiday vandals got in flooded the entire house (upstairs and downstairs). They blocked all the drains and…

3 months3 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Frustration during Construction Phase

sorry wrong thread - deleted my post

3 months3 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Carlisle Building Experience

Hello,
Whats peoples current experience building with Carlisle, specifically in SouthEast Melbourne?
We are currently building in SE Melbourne and finding that quality of the construction is absolutely appalling. We've organised…

11 months11 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Will prices get better?

Thats interesting that developers are saying people want smaller blocks. In 2016 when we were looking for land the average block size was 448 and 512, this is across SE…

11 months11 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Additional site work cost

Absolutely. We got hit with an additional 3k to glaze the alfresco doors. This was never presented in the tender but added at the last minute at the contract stage.…

12 months12 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Advice on Building Inspection / Stages

We are also currently looking at engaging a building inspector. I'm curious to know if you mentioned Darbecca to Carlisle? We mentioned it and they've tried to suggest other building…

12 months12 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Building surveyor or Building Inspector

Thank you ponzutwo and StructuralBIMGuy. Appreciate your response

12 months12 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
Building surveyor or Building Inspector

Hello,
I'm a bit confused with the difference between the work a building surveyor and a building inspector carries out.
Do we need a building surveyor or a building inspector to…

12 months12 monthsjosh12josh12 posted:
How do bored piers work?

** not answering the original question but just my experience speaking to a volume builder
Its been our experience that volume builders are not inclined to not use a waffle pod…

1 year1 yearjosh12josh12 posted:
6-Star energy rating for new homes

No we've not seen the report nor what they will do to achieve the rating.
What was included in the tender was the builders standard double glaze to all windows…

1 year1 yearjosh12josh12 posted:
6-Star energy rating for new homes

Thank you for your reply.
We are building in Victoria. The builder has not given us the criteria thats taken in consideration nor what our current energy rating is…

1 year1 yearjosh12josh12 posted:
6-Star energy rating for new homes

Hello,
We are currently at contract stage with a volume builder to build a 54sq double storey house. We've got double glazing to all windows included as part of the…

1 year1 yearjosh12josh12 posted:
Rinnai instantaneous water heater

Thank you everyone! Appreciate the insight.

1 year1 yearjosh12josh12 posted:
Rinnai instantaneous water heater

Hello,
We are starting a new 54sq double storey build with one of the volume builders. Our builder had suggested replacing the solar hot water tank with the the…

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