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1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

This just seems extraordinary. I would certainly go to the Ombudsman about this. There seems to be a giant flaw in the VCAT proceedings that the builders have…

1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi Mauromario
That's unbelievable. Did the VCAT hearing result in a written judgement or was this agreement reached at the mediation stage? Is there a record of proceedings at…

1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

How is it going with your builder Mauromario? Any outcome yet?

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
wood rot holes veandah posts

Hi jimbob73
I just updated my thread on my woodrot problem. Have you got any pictures? In my case the woodrot needed to be removed and replaced with new wood. See…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Wood rot on window frame

About time I updated this thread seeing as the work was completed some time ago. Windowfixit were fantastic. Punctual, cordial, efficient and did a great job. They cut and scraped…

Wood rot on window frame
3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Pollution by postcode

Unless the issues continue to be so politicised that nothing can be done about them:cry:

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Pollution by postcode

By some coincidence this article by Paul Klymenko, chief executive of Planet Ark, was published today on the ABC News website:
Landfill is not a long-term solution for waste management in…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Pollution by postcode

Too true. Apparently the tip is now expanding as well because:
The state’s planning tribunal has rejected a push by Wyndham residents to stop a huge expansion of the notorious…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Pollution by postcode

So the sea air breezes don't blow the particles away?

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Pollution by postcode

Something else to take into account when choosing where you live - how polluted is your suburb.
This article published on the ABC website today has a searchable table which gives…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Storm water

Time to watch The Plumber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6g_aEUEwSM

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

Doesn't surprise me at all. I heard the exact same words from my builder. Unfortunately the owners don't seem to be able to use the same excuse. It…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

Wasn't Mary Delahunty Planning Minister in 2002?
See https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 13a1i.html
A star recruit to the Labor Party in 1998, Ms Delahunty's career was marked by several high-profile…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

Another reason to think twice before buying into an apartment block in Victoria. According to this article, since 2002 builders have been exempt from taking out home warranty insurance on…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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?

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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.

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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.

8 months8 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…

8 months8 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…

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10 months10 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.

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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.…

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