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Joined 14 August 2006
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11 years11 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

I see that Glenvill are in court yet again (26 March 2007) against one of their poor clients.
Amazing how this company would rather drag their clients through VCAT rather than…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

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The Builders’ Collective of Australia inc. Reg No: A0044153G
Representing the small to medium Builders of the nation
17th October 2005
Mr Duncan West CEO
Vero Insurance Limited
465 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067
Dear Mr West,
As…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
House being built on wrong block - HYPERTHETICAL ?

In theory you would end up owning the house. The land title system gives title to the land and everything on it.

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
THEY PUT OUR SLAB IN THE WRONG SPOT!

As the slab is not located as shown in your signed contract you are fully within your rights to reject it and to require the builder to rip it up.
As…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yes and No. No there are building standards that builders must adhere to and yes it is up to you to bring the builders attention to the flaws and have…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Question about a slab, am I being ripped off?

Have you only just received the variation/provisional sum invoice? The Building Act says the builder must provide copies of provisional sum invoices as soon as possible and provides a penalty…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Joanne
Yes I fully understand and can assure you that you are not alone in what you have gone through and hopefully you have established a legal precident within the…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Any information on Hometec or Vogue

When we were looking to build our first home we were going to go with Hometech but there was some problem in their drafting office at the time and they…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Joanne
I have read the full VCAT decision and can only comment that what you have gone through is a total discrace and unfortunatly indicative of the building industry in…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Just a suggestion if you do not want the quad around your skirting boards after laying a timber floor.
Why not remove the skirting boards before laying the floor. Sure this…

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12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Orbit Homes - Feedback?

One is being built near us. It seems to be taking a very long time. Check your building contract carefully as to time to construct. Do not belive any salesperson…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Which builder?

Be very carefull about how you approach defective work. Most contracts have a clause which prohibits you from interferring or directing any worker or sub-contractor. If you have a concern…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Builder's insurance

If its Builders Warranty Insurance just don't expect it to cover you for anything. Defective work is not covered. At the end of the day you can be left with…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Cost for laying of pavers?

Should be around $30 M2. One quote we got was $70 M2 (sure I told them we would supply the pavers).

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Positive Building Experiences

Hang in there burned. Moves are afoot with your builder. The pressure is mounting on them. I know they have mention in both the 2004 and 2005 Consumer Affairs annual…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

When we decieded to build with them the glossy brochure and glowing history was all part of the sales pitch. I guess a history of less than 50 years or…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Not too sure what the awards were for. I think when they were prosecuted by the Building Commission last year one of the houses they were prosecuted over was one…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Burned
Your story is worse than ours I am sorry for what you are going through. Many people think it is the financial cost but it is also the emotional physical…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

The problem with the insurance is that you can only claim if the builder dies, dissapears or becomes insolvent. So in our case with Prentice Homes we can not claim…

12 years12 yearsnoddynoddy posted:
Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Has anybody else had experiance in Melbourne with this company?
It has been a nightmare since we signed a contract with them. The house took over a year to build and…

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