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2 d2 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Building with Masterton

Have you reported the details to the ACCC? See https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/ad ... ng-selling (False or misleading claims on page 6). If you have not already done so,…

3 d3 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

How many rain days have been claimed so far?

4 d4 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

The builder has selectively reproduced details from the NSWDFT Guide to Standards and Tolerances. There is more to this than just a compromised visual appearance at 1.5m. Anyone inspecting before…

4 d4 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Experience building with Kaplan Homes

OK great!, so KAPLAN home's actual commencement fee now is $1,900, not the $6,000 thats listed today on their website. This amount is comparable to other project builders. You would…

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5 d5 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Experience building with Kaplan Homes

syed_shadab proceed with caution. Kaplan will prepare a rough initial quote then ask you to pay a $6,000 commencement fee (a.k.a. 'lock-in fee')…

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Experience building with Kaplan Homes

To prepare a realistic tender the builder would have to invest in the cost of a contour survey, soil test, other checks and admin etc unless they used such documents…

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Slab Positioning issue

If you have genuine concern the slab is positioned incorrectly you will need to raise a formal notice of dispute before the pour exactiy as per the clauses about this…

6 d6 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Experience building with Kaplan Homes

Thanks for calling out this builder's behaviours after you have paid them the tender fee. I suggest their deceptive, high pressure sales tactics constitute ''unconscionable conduct' per the Austalian…

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Bad builder

Check your contract for the agreed proceedure to notify the builder you are withholding the stage payment due to the job not being complete based on the agreed plan…

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10 d10 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Metricon Homes poor quality waterproofing

A few years ago Metricon was using a waterproofing contractor 'Dryman'. Their sloppy work resulted in a number of bathrooms, laundry and balcony waterproofing jobs having to be rectified despite…

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13 d13 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

andrew_stickley How did you go addressing the Strive Homes and Inspired Homes customers' concerns and frustrations dealing with Evolve Living and Como Homes…

15 d15 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
National Tiles & Metricon homes - Drummy Tiles

AS3958.1 2007 says in section 5.4.7 Bonding "cases where more than 20% of the tile sounds hollow when tapped (drummy) would have to be considered suspect over the long term'.…

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Reviewing the builder review sites: help or hindrance?

I suggest the documentary 'evidence' requested by Productreview to support their claims of 'verified customer' is just as likely to be as fake as many of the reviews there. The…

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Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Many companies including builders pay online freelancers and template based review writing services for 'packages' of 5 star reviews. These are usually pretty easy to identify. 'Verified customer' assurance is…

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Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

Possibly. The AS1684.2-2010 clause 6.2.1.4 'Notching, trenching and holes in studs and plates", table 6.1 notes says: "Top and bottom plates in internal non-load bearing and non-bracing walls may be…

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Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

According to Australian standard AS1684.2-2010 Residential Timber Frame Construction clause 6.2.1.4 on page 62 the maximum allowable size of a services hole in the bottom plate is 25mm and it…

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Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

Good to get an inspection of the frame before any issues are hidden behind the insulation and gyprock, and the scaffolding for the brickwork is still in place. Go onsite…

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20 d20 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

Good idea to get some expert inspections done. Be mindful that the inspector is not independent. They work for you. They will prepare a report and you will need to…

24 d24 dKippers01Kippers01 posted:
Can someone please explain what on earth is going on here

The light guage steel frame is prefabricated offsite to some very precise design detailing software measurements and the walls and trusses should all fit together neatly like meccano on your…

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