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2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

The only action the VBA took in my case was to send the RBS a letter warning him not to do it again, which he would have promptly thrown in…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Personally I would be going with the municipal surveyor. Our building designer pressured us into going with her surveyor, her reason being that municipal surveyors"require for details of standard construction…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified through the…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

How does one go about getting a sticky on the thread and also making sure anyone who is building a new house is aware?

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Mauromario
Has the VBA fined the plumbers for not issuing compliance certificates? I know that the plumbing side of the VBA issues rectification orders to plumbers so you should be able…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Still if I was thinking of building with Wisdom Homes I think I would find that notice even more off-putting than the reviews themselves.

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Ohhhh! I stupidly didn't read the link - only your comments - because I assumed you were reposting your previous link to the undertaking made to the ACCC by…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

This appeared on the ABC website this morning.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/c ... ge/9869116
Apparently the CSIRO needs between 10,000 and 20,000 people to download the CSIRO Energise app to collect…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

That's interesting. I didn't realise that Product Review.com took their responsibilities to consumers so seriously. Good to know.

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
No reason for new homes to include gas

Anyone who is on this forum probably already knows of this report but just in case..... the ATA recently completed a study into household fuel choice which showed that new…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Hi jayasooriah
Was this undertaking the result of your complaint? This is a fantastic outcome not only for you but all other Wisdom Homes customers. It is good to…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Wood rot on window frame

Wow ECOECO - thanks! I've been trawling the web for days and didn't come across them. I'll give them a go. Thanks again.

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover
We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Wood rot on window frame

Hi all
I am having a lot of difficulty trying to find anyone to come and look at one of our windows that is affected by woodrot. It's an awning window…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

The cost didn't include removal of the old windows or installation of the new. It was purely for the double glazed units alone. But you're right that in your case…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

Issue 143 of Renew magazine published by the Alternative Technology Association
http://www.ata.org.au/
has an article by Anna Cumming about replacing her windows for double glazing in Melbourne.…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Glad to hear you are getting your issue sorted fedup1. Building surveyors don't notice much and even less when they don't bother to turn up. If you are…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Oh joy! :-D

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

The VBA really needs to step in and inform the building industry - including the Master Builders Association and the HIA - that the CSIRO document is not correct as…

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6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Sorry about my laziness in updating this thread. All was resolved in July of last year when the builder sent out a plumber to investigate. Luckily for us it was…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

The ABC posted an article today about the Western Sydney Organisation of Councils and their attempts to combat the "heat island" effect. I notice that one of the motivators…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

This is so disappointing. I have seen comments on this forum before where people with slab and cracking problems have been advised to sell the house. Obviously in this case…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Do not drink water from The Spiral Spring Mixer Tap

From an article which appeared on The Conversation today:
If you have bought an Aldi “” you should not use water from it for drinking or cooking until investigations of …

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Okay, thanks for that information aussieta. Let's hope it is something as easy as that. :-D

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Actually aussieta I now realise you were making a joke. Sorry I'm a bit slow.:oops:

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well I've checked our toilet specs. The front bathroom is an Ideal Standard Tonic Back to Wall. The brochure says both S Trap: 140-160mm or P Trap: 190mm. We would…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Hi aussieta,
I'm not sure I understand your post - I'm in denial about......????
Did somebody mention an adapter gasket? I shall look up P type toilets and S…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Well yes. Good question. What is a perched water table?

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Ground water!!! I can't see any evidence of cracking either inside the bathroom or outside. The bathroom slab is pretty high above ground level. It would really…

1 year1 yearLilianaLiliana posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

Thanks BE. I shall contact the builder. Our plumber is no longer working as a plumber or so I was told when the VBA contacted him to replace the degraded…

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