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2 months2 monthsManeMane posted:
VMIA INSURANCE REFUSAL

Our previous builder has been refused insurance by VMIA because of his history of incomplete building works.
However, he has managed to get building insurance through another Sydney Company.
How is…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Construction Waste

With an excavator, builder has dug a massive hole across our entire garden area and dumped all his construction waste in there. Has not covered it up yet. Save on…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
NON COMPLIANT FIRE RATED CLADDING

I know this may sound really strange considering all the fiasco occurring with cladding, but our situation is recent.
The builder has substituted non compliant cladding for our build.
The type…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Building Warranty Insurance for Tradespeople

The VBA states the following:
Registered builders, contractors and tradespeople must have domestic building insurance for all work over $16,000 (to cover you if they die, become insolvent or disappear). This…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
VMIA insurance claim

I am so sorry to hear that. What have you ended up doing?

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Plumbers Insurance

And if the plumber refuses, is that when the Plumbers insurance kicks in

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Plumbers Insurance

Does the VBA get them back or give me the plumbers insurance details to make a claim.

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Plumbers Insurance

We have a roofing problem. Plumber will not come back to fix. We do have a Compliance Certificate.
Anyone with experience making a claim through Plumbers Insurance?
I am in Victoria.

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
REACTIVE SOILS

I dont think that our soil test addresses reactivity but I will have another look and post what it says.

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
REACTIVE SOILS

We are building on a Class P site, described as sandy clay. Since it has clay within it would that be considered as a reactive soil?
The slab has been…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS

Our site and slab regularly ends up underwater.
We thought the slab was to be protected by keeping water away from it. Is there any regulation of…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
FRAME INSPECTION

I am sorry I may missed something. All the issues refer to what was on the plans not the contract, so I dont understand what is contractual???

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
FRAME INSPECTION

Which issues are contractual? I thought I listed only structural issues.

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
FRAME INSPECTION

I suppose I am asking do the items listed qualify as structural work which does not meet the codes/legislated acts and compliance with health, safety and amenity. I…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
FRAME INSPECTION

Hope someone can help out as to what is included in a frame inspection.
We are building 2 x 3 storey townhouses side by side with a common internal wall.
Core filled…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Building Consultant for a Fire Party Wall

We are building side by side townhouses with a common wall. This party wall is required to be fire rated and built according to certain materials and specifications. It…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
VCAT TOWN PLANNING HEARING WITH ZOOM

With the current zoom meetings for VCAT, how will that work. I understand that you are required to put in a submission 5 business days beforehand. Would that be your…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
BUILDING CONSULTANT REPORTS

We need to get a Building Consultant report done but we have been told that we must get someone who is a registered building inspector, otherwise the Insurance will not…

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
ANYONE WITH VCAT SUCCESS AGAINST A BUILDER

Considering the VCAT option. My story is very long.
Not to lock up and nearly 3 years. So many defects with waterproofing, drainage , roof etc. the list goes on.

3 years3 yearsManeMane posted:
Burbank Letters

Your comment about a trusting owner breeding a lazy builder is so true. We have had major problems with our builder to the point that we had to terminate the…

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