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1 d1 dLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

I wonder if this will apply to Builders Warranty Insurance? Which can't correctly be termed insurance since the money never goes for the purpose for which it was collected.

2 d2 dLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

In the news today:
Building projects halted as surveyors face rocketing insurance costs due to cladding crisis
See https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-13/ ... g/11771668
Building surveyors are facing skyrocketing insurance bills because…

6 d6 dLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

I'm sorry BIM Guy but I'm too left brained to follow your "line" of argument:-?.

6 d6 dLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Who is arguing to dumb it down further?

6 d6 dLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

But he is an architect and he is arguing against "dumbing down" the NCC. This isn't a partisan issue. I don't think it's useful to turn it into an…

7 d7 dLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Hi StructuralBIMGuy
You have an unusual take on the article. I didn't get the impression he was agitating on behalf of architects. IM humble O he was pointing our…

8 d8 dLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Article in The Conversation this week by Geoff Hanmer, adjunct lecturer in Architecture at UNSW:
To restore public confidence in apartments, rewrite Australia’s building codes
https://theconversation.com/to-restore- ... ng%20codes
In…

10 d10 dLilianaLiliana posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

HI Wild
I agree with amileka. Getting lawyers involved is going to cost an arm and a leg - maybe even more than you could hope to get as financial…

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20 d20 dLilianaLiliana posted:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic

This news story was on the ABC website this morning:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic continues to work in Victoria after being suspended in Queensland
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/ ... n/11699086
So you…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The ABC program 7.30 has been doing a number of reports into the building industry recently. This one entitled Buyer Beware which aired this week is worth watching.

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2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Good advice Norfolk.

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

How unusual. Maybe the surveyor's idea of fun. I can't understand why they didn't go in a straight line. Might still be worth approaching council to see…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

Hi Karcher CC,
How are you measuring the boundary? Are you going off site plans? Don't these show the easement?
If not, the local council should be able to tell…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The petition started by Andrew Burrell seems to be gaining enormous support - 19000 signatures so far.
In the latest update he says the following:
In the process of contacting various people…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

An interesting take on the current construction crisis by Catherine Williams, a licenced builder (though she does also have degrees in civil engineering and law which can't hurt), appeared on…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Well now it appears there is a second petition asking for a Royal Commission into the building industry.
This one has been started by the owners of a unit in…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

That's interesting. And a shame for you but at least bad plastering can't kill you. I don't understand how they would be allowed to get away with hiring…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Another news report about the problems with apartment buildings across Australia aired on Channel 9 yesterday. Here is the link if you are interested:
https://www.9news.com.au/national/opal- ... b247f5ffaf
The…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

For those who missed it last night here is a link to the Four Corners investigation entitled Cracking up:
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/four-corn ... 903H028S00
Bronwyn Weir, co-author of the Shergold…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Some more in the news today about the Four Corners investigation airing tonight on ABC at 8.30:
One glaring example of inaction is how NSW failed to implement laws that could…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Four Corners is airing an investigation into the apartment building fiasco, Cracking up, tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30 on ABC TV and Iview. See related information at:

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Sean Nicholls’ investigation into the building sector, Cracking Up, is airing on Four Corners tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30pm on ABC TV. If you miss it, you will be…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Unit owners in Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers building are facing a bill of at least $10 million to repair the 10-storey building.
In the minutes of an owners meeting to…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Sydney boom suburbs suffer more than double rate of defects

A 9News investigation found that:
homeowners in the postcodes of earmarked 'priority precincts', growth and urban renewal areas have a more than double rate of defects compared to those where regular…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Yet another story on the ABC this morning:
Brisbane luxury apartment defects force owner out of home still unliveable two years later
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-29/ ... y/11335478
Same tale of inaction…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

In the news today
State and territory building ministers agree on national approach to industry reform
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-18/ ... y/11320444
It looks like the recommendations of the Shergold-Weir report…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Cladding rectification is undoubtedly going to open the can of huge worms that is our building industry at the moment if this story which appeared today is anything to go…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Predictably some members of the property sector aren't too happy about the plan to increase the building levy.
This sparked a backlash from members of the property sector, with the…

5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Yes Harts, maybe they could .. But unfortunately Daniel Andrews is only prepared to talk about the cladding crisis. And the only reason this is front of mind of anyone…

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