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8 months8 monthsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Building Defects

Good advice... and a kick in the teeth for building consumers when you analyse what this means in terms of the rest of the scheme as regards time limits.

8 months8 monthsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

It may startle many of you to know that (Relevant) Building Surveyors and (Certifying) Building Inspectors do not inspect for quality of workmanship or for defects in your new home…

10 months10 monthsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
construction

I left a comment under one of your photos. Looks like a real botchy job so far.

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Reading the plans - cement render?

No icecube2017, render is far too thin to be represented on a plan... even a 1:50 scale plan seldom done any more.
Even the elevations can miss portions such as in…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Hi jayasooriah, Once you sign that sort of clause you are indeed gagged. The contract must be in keeping with the spirit of the 'Domestic Building Contracts Act, but you'll…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Independent building inspector

Look at Worksafe if you do not believe me, but last time I looked Worksafe stated the workers compensation insurance was not an option for sole traders, but was mandatory…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Gap from slab to internal hallway wall

Hi erecttvantennas,
I assume the following: the slab belongs to the garage and was poured after the house walls were in... and that the house has a timber floor (on the…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Independent building inspector

Hi milan,
The VBA advice on building inspectors (limited to domestic only) refers to certifying building inspectors, who are hired by relevant building surveyors to inspect building works usually at 4…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Cracked slab help please

Hi sunny74
Before you go spending lots of money, the width of the crack is the least width because the variations in are invariably attributable to surface non-uniformity.
To me the crack…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Hi evan_d,
If no recommendations for a PC are forthcoming or even if you do get one... a piece of advice... if they are an employee they have to be covered…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Adenbrook homes

Might I suggest that you get a sole trader (experienced and hard-working), because when you are dealing with an employee of a company, the company is obliged to take out…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Termite Shields (Ant Capping)

Sashley,
If you're still in need of the advice, when ant capping is used as the sole deterrent to termite attack, the caps must protrude 100 mm past the edges…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Legal action against builder

I believe all disputes have to go to the DPDRV in Victoria (Compulsory Conciliation). Here the dispute will be conciliated fairly... hopefully. Should either party disagree with the decision however,…

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Independent Building inspector needed

Hi Gadi80,
They should also carry professional indemnity insurance for their inspection and report,
Cheers Leonardo_23

1 year1 yearLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Independent Building inspector needed

Hi Gadi80,
If no recommendations are forthcoming, you can sift out those who have too many disclaimers to do with access asking the following questions:
1. Are they a sole trader? (sole…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -

I agree that PI insurance (not PII insurance) is a worthy insurance and was one of the few who had it.
But in my opinion, placing a requirement on the policy…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

As regards thermal imaging, I imagine the cost would be borne by your clients.
Hi nicjam,
I hope you can see that some people protest loudly when confronted with basic truths... and…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

One thing about you I have noticed is that you must have the last word... let's wait and see.
It's not about you!... it's about the consumer getting sufficient knowledge to…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

Hi nicjam,
You seem to have started off a fiery debate here... and I will say just the following and leave it up to you to decide.
To decide which path to…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

Hi nicjam,
My experience as a building consultant (often called many other names) points to their definition of defect firstly, their list of disclaimers secondly and their experience thirdly. The most…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

Hi Intreprit,
Happy New Year.
Your problem may need more information as to the size and length of these ridges you describe, but first guess is that it is shrinkage related…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
If Your building with HUXLEY HOMES im sorry to hear :(

Perhaps it would benefit a great number of would-be-home owners if someone could tell them just how they can check the financial status of a building company... because I understand…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -

Write reply...
Degraded Claytons is right. The only explanation I can give for the degrading is that the tome has always seemed more focussed on disclaimers than anything else... and…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -

Hi Liliana,
Basically the code series AS 4349 are pretty lightweight when it comes to saying anything categorical.
Firstly those who carry out building inspections such as stage construction inspections and…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Signing A Building Contract

Hi brikznmortar,
You might be better off using an experienced building consultant rather than a lawyer to look over your contract. If it's an original contract (yellow and green colouring on…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Questions you must ask

Hi beachesdream,
I suggest you ask for the price ALL UP... including footings and floor. Many larger builders tender from the floor up I understand.
This will be very difficult if you…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Bee Hive Paint

Hi Perry the Pom,
Expense aside, a more basic consideration is the degree to which your timber components are treated (assuming that they are actually treated. L.O.S.P. treated pine needs end-grain…

2 years2 yearsLeonardo_23Leonardo_23 posted:
Water leak

Hi alymei,
I suggest you be there when the plumber comes and ask your questions of him and ask the builder about the possible ramifications regarding the structure. Also I suggest…

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