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5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Building surveyor

Hi Liliana - hope things are improving for you!
We got the certificates around the time we got the certificate of final inspection. We did not get a glazing certificate, if…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
How many days to pay progress payment?

33amc - can you please change your post as that is not what i posted and it implies that i did. I also don't think inserting "sarcasm" like you have…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Small private builder with no idea

Master Builders won't help - they aren't there for the domestic building consumer. You could consider terminating the contract but that requires expert legal advice and you need to make…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
How many days to pay progress payment?

Has the stage of that part of the build been done to your satisfaction? Has the Building Surveyor inspected it and provided certificates for the stage of the build? Have…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
What to do about poor tiling job

Contact your department of Fair Trading/Consumer Affairs and ask for their advice. I do believe (but will stand to be corrected!) that under Consumer Law you are entitled to the…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Terminating contract mid renovation.

I know someone who did this, but was later in the build, when it became apparent the Builder would never finish the house or fix the defects. This particular Builder…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Are these tiles faulty ??

Can you apply Consumer Law to this issue ie state that you have not got what you paid for?

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Building surveyor

At the very minimum you get a copy of the Certificate of Final Inspection (or Occupancy Certificate, depending if it is a new build) and should receive that with the…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
over contract period

What state are you in?
When you say your contract does not have any set liquidated damages, do you mean that clause was not included or there was no amount put…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Advice needed on renovating period home in Melbourne

Unless you want an architecturally designed home and have lots of money, a draftsperson or builder who does plans as well might suit you fine.
Whoever you end up choosing…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Renos gone bad

Thanks, Liliana - couldn't remember the number accurately.

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Advice please!!! What do I do?? Draftsman.....disaster!

You could ask for a specific invoice detailing what he is charging you for. If you disagree, contact your state/territory Consumer Affairs/Fair Trading and ask for their advice.

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Renos gone bad

Some builders actively manage review websites and remove bad comments/reviews so not always the best option.
If you are worried about defamation, a company of more than 6 or 8…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Are you building in a problem soil area?

Because i can't say too much, I have a friend who made contact with this group and they were told incorrect information. They would often come to me with BRCA's…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Are you building in a problem soil area?

With the BCRA, treat any information they tell you with a grain of salt - and i attended the meeting last Tuesday at St Kilda. They were giving out information…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Thanks, Dalemengel. I would always recommend that people have a building inspector to check the work. However, this means that clients are paying for a building surveyor (through the Builder)…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Is it possible to negotiate a Building Works contract (domestic) so that the client employs the engineer and building surveyor separately to the Builder - that is, they do not…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Who reads through and explains contract?

Talz01, it is important to remember that when it comes to building work, the contract (and any subsequent variation orders) is the most important document. If you have verbal conversations…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Selecting a Home Builder?

Being able to find feedback from previous clients is very important. Being able to see their work is to. I would never take on a builder without personal recommendation.
I…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Wondering about loose fill Asbestos in ceiling roof

Maybe give a call to your State Department of Health and get some information from them.
Maybe also try:
http://www.asbestoswise.com.au/
https://asbestossafety.gov.au/asbestos-information

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
How do I get my builder to fix his defective work?

Leonardo, are you referring to the civil lists claims where you can lodge claims under $10,000 (no legal representation there)? Over $10,000 the Builder can bring a lawyer ("an agent").

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
How do I get my builder to fix his defective work?

what stage of the Building Works are you at?
You need to read your contract very carefully and make sure you understand what rights you have, particularly about breaches of contract…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

Make sure you send any letters to the Builder using registered mail. If you are having problems now, ensure you have a record of every communication from now on from…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Stages of Building

Many of the consumer affairs or fair trading offices have information on building stages ie Consumer Affairs Vic - http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing- ... g-progress

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Initial quotes wanted for Home Extension in Wheelers Hill

Sonny, you might want to ask people to send you a PM rather than giving your MIL's phone number out to the world. Then you can work out genuine replies…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

We "house sat" a house in the next street during the first stage of the build (after which we did another house sit, about half an hour away by car,…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Aus Builders review/feedback site?

Drekko, please be very wary of consumer review websites that have reviews of builders on them. If you see a review with "listing managed" or similar written on the website…

5 years5 yearskats_meowkats_meow posted:
Home addition

In Vic we had plans drawn up by draftspeople and submitted them to council. The plans were resubmitted when we had a builder and there were changes. You don't need,…

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