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5 months5 monthsLina CLina C posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Apologies for not reporting how this went earlier...
My builder didn't agree to delete that clause. But over a phone call, they have indicated that if I bring along an inspector…

6 months6 monthsLina CLina C posted:
HIA Contract - Special Conditions (Schedule 4)

With SC3, I won't be happy about the wording of 'at any time'.
Wouldn't the builder be able to 'lock-in' all materials when they run the orders before they start the…

6 months6 monthsLina CLina C posted:
Can recycled timbers be defined as 'new materials' ?

I couldn't help but notice that the timber that my builder used as part of the frame looks a bit odd (inconsistencies, tyre marks, etc.) Photo attached below.
My builder…

Can recycled timbers be defined as 'new materials' ?
6 months6 monthsLina CLina C posted:
Should I pay the builder invoice with outstanding issues??

If your contract is using HIA template, clause17.5 has a commentary 'payment does not mean that the owner accepts the work is done in accordance with the contract. The owner…

9 months9 monthsLina CLina C posted:
Foundation inspection has been missed. Advice? ಥ_ಥ

Long story short, foundation inspection has been missed and concrete has already been poured. Both PCA (I'm in NSW) and Builder have responsibilities in how this happens...What can I do…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Things to note when you review 'Building Specifications'?

Hi Chris structuralBIMGuy,
So many helpful tips! Can't thank you enough!😊😊
Best regards,
Lina

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Things to note when you review 'Building Specifications'?

Hi Chris structuralBIMGuy,
Thank you so much for your response:)
Yes, we ended up accepting the documentation of 'building specifications'. Just as you mentioned,…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Things to note when you review 'Building Specifications'?

Apologies if this topic has already been discussed in detail in another thread. I did a quick search but couldn't find that...
This probably is a very broad question. So just…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

Agree with your view, Building and Legal:) Thanks.

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

I see now! Thanks heaps, SaveH20! You are so kind😊

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

Hi Sifntdaz,
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, experience, and tips! I totally agree:)

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1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

Hi SaveH2O, thanks for your response. I'm in NSW.
Yes, this query is a separate issue to the one that I asked in another thread. Sorry about the confusing terminology…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

I am interested to see other people's opinion on this, as currently our builder shares a different view with me on this topic, and I do think that I could…

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1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Theatre advice

Upgrade we planned for our theatre: acoustic insulation to home theatre walls + 2*solid core doors. Hope this helps...

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
light switch orientation: landscape or portrait?

If your lights are downlights, maybe in the future, you would want to swap to smart downlight + sensor😉 Then the switch layout won't matter anymore, as you will barely…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Hi SaveH2O,
Thank you so much for posting the extract from ACCC website. I actually have checked the ACCC website and found the information the first time when I saw your…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

You are absolutely right. I now regret that I didn't request to put their verbal consent to us engaging our own inspector into the tender... Now I only got this…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Thank you all for your kind suggestions and comments! I've gone a bit far down the track, but at least haven't signed a contract yet... I'll try to negotiate with…

1 year1 yearLina CLina C posted:
Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Hi all, my friends (who have built their own houses) suggested me engage my own independent inspector to perform inspections at critical stages during the construction. I think it's a…

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