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8 months8 monthsmudmapmudmap posted:
Watersun homes

This is not news to me. We've been trying to dealing with Watersun since our house was handed over incomplete a year ago and they stopped returning calls 6 months…

1 year1 yearmudmapmudmap posted:
Botanic Homes - any feedback ?

Another Builder gone bust.
How does this happen?
As mentioned above traddies get screwed and at this stage the home owners have got nothing but a mortgage on a partially finished house…

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
United Builders or Aspire Home

Anyone planning to build with either United or Aspire should read the thread below.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=59131

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

ha ha ... well said

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Lets hope builders start to realise the 'power of the internet' and sites like this one to highlight poor performances.
Publising shody workmanship on thses sites you would think can wipe…

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
New Dimension Homes and Icon Homes

someone got out of bed on the wrong side?

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback

The more I read your posts Zerogravity, the more angry I get.
It's a terrrible situation you've been put in at a time that you should be getting excited about moving…

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback

Any news on the 'announcement' from NEW DIMENSION HOMES / ICON HOMES?

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
New Dimension Homes and Icon Homes

Anyone building with either of these 2 Melbourne Builders should read an earlier post regarding some recent news.

5 years5 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback

Hi zerogravity
Very sorry to read your post about NDH failure as it will mean heartache for you and many more.
Unfortunately it comes as no surprise to me that NDH has…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

It's a ridiculous situation we now have where we have to consider whether the items remaining are worth fighting over.
We now have 2 of our 3 showers useable but the…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Solicitor in Melbourne SE suburbs

Can anyone recommend a solicitor in Melbournes S / SE suburbs (Oakleigh or near by) to help us with a building dispute between us and our builder.
We've exhausted Consumer Affairs…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Thanks for your replies.
We continue to have issues with our builder who have broken another appointment this morning (which means my wife looses another days pay).
I'm not allowed to mention…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
building disputes - experiences with nsw fair trading.

Hi Mydreamhome.
We are in Vic and have lodged a complaint with our equivalent of Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and have been quite disappointed.
As it turns out they claim to have…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Has anyone had experience with Consumer Affairs Victoria?
After our experience I'm not sure why they exist?
We've been trying for 2 1/2 years to get a number of things finished or…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Defects with New Dimension Homes

Thanks for your advise CA3105
I have checked with Consumer Affairs Victoria who have a particular form / procedure for dealing with domestic building comlpaints.
Our builder is not refusing to do…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Defects with New Dimension Homes

We've been in our new home since October 2009 and for the most of it are happy but...
After 3 months we had a list of a dozen or so defects,…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Tank size and filter needed for household rainwater

Here's and idea. We are Melb SE suburbs (easy digging) and we burried a 7000 litre concrete tank in our front yard and hence harvest all our roof runoff.
I had…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Did you get your washing machine connected to rainwater tank

2 years with tank water thru Asco washing machine with no probs.
Tip. Install a little 1/4 turn valve on each of the tank water outlet and the drinking water outlet…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Ceiling manhold in garage - security risk?

We put 2 m/h's in for conveinance. I don't think I want to say where as I'm scared now.
Bars on the windows, breaking down the weather boards... I'm sure it's…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
TV points

Never a truer word spoken, especially with building contracts.
It pays to be suspicious with everything. The TV points was only a minor thing - easily fixed but it's typical of…

6 years6 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
TV points

We just had a TV antenna man come in and add some new TV points to our house. It wasn't till after he'd left I noticed that the face plates…

7 years7 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Objection to valuation of Council rates

I plan to object to my rates valuation.
We purchased a vacant block and built a house (using a volume builder).
My new rates valuation has the Site Value as the price…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Rainwater tanks for laundry etc

I'm not sure you'll find any plumbed tank installation to be 'cost effective' with water at it current rate.
The benifits are that you can water the garden, wash the…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Underground Water Tank in front yard

That sounds like a good price.
Other considerations are a submersable pump and rainsaver switch (option).
The pumps usually have a limited distance to their control unit (10m in my case) so…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
HANDY HINTS FOR FIRST TIME BUILDER

I'm not sure if my 'handy hints' relate just to our builder or not, but here goes.
Establish an email link with you salesperson so you can confirm all promises in…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Late Variation before handover

BTW trepidman, good luck with your build, you seem to be well prepared.

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Late Variation before handover

Thanks Trepidman.
You're right in that this is a result of slack office staff, which has been a common theme.
We found that we are forced to comprimise everytime a mistake is…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Late Variation before handover

Thanks for you replies.
We deliberately did not sign the variation and made it clear that we were not aware that a variation was warranted.
I guess because of our other…

8 years8 yearsmudmapmudmap posted:
Late Variation before handover

We have a dilemma and would like some advise.
Before starting our house our builder asked where we wanted the draws in the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, which we sketched and…

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