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1 d1 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

Agree, perhaps the builder did not realise the $1,000 per week clause until recently! On my recent Metricon build, which was delayed 10 months by them I had contract liquidated…

1 d1 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

It seems your builder is fair and reasonable with this amount. Most volume builders using HIA form contracts would have only around $200 per week, less rain days, causing significant…

1 d1 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

What’s the contract liquidated damages amount per working day. I assume it must be a reasonable amount if the builder had submitted the extension claim (since withdrawn)?

4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Need help choosing Builder!!

The project management software is not a bad thing. It’s just the process the builder uses to manage the material purchases and issue work orders etc for the trades on…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Eden Brae vs Clarendon vs Mc Donald Jones

Sbanu be cautious interpreting the 'verified' 5 star online reviews for both eden brae and Mcdonald Jones, and the accumulated average ratings promoted.…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Need help choosing Builder!!

I built with Metricon in NSW in 2017 their business model and processes are consistent across Australia. Based on my experience I would not recommend them. Most volume builders would…

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6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Need help choosing Builder!!

Consider Hotondo Homes business model. They are brand franchise business, not a builder. The registered builders are different, and independent in each location therefore only the franchise driven marketing and…

7 d7 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Exactly! Builders know that consumers are unlikely to take legal action, given the costs, stress and time involved balanced against the risk of unfavourable outcomes from the courts. Consumers spending…

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8 d8 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Please note the professional building inspector is your paid consultant, not an independent inspector and enforcer. The builder is not obliged to even consider their report before you make payments…

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8 d8 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

To withhold progress payments due to defects you would need to get this written into the contract. See a lawyer for the appropriate wording. Otherwise you would be in breach…

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10 d10 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Without realistic liquidated damages for builders' delays, the contract build time is just nominal only, almost meaningless.

10 d10 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Hi TeslaCyberTruck and Jo0853 There were 6 different SS one after the other, then Metricon's building…

11 d11 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Gaudi Exactly my experience with Metricon in Sydney. 6 site supervisors and finally one building manager supervising the build over an 85 week…

12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
McDonald Jones Build Tender

@christopher_hemmy I have just checked the reviews of Mcdonald Jones Homes on the productreview website. I would be very cautious interpreting these in your research as most of the positive…

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12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
McDonald Jones Build Tender

I used housepect on my recent Metricon build and was happy with their service. I would recommend checking the waterproofing is done properly. On my build Metricons waterproofing contractor Dryman…

12 d12 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Burbank Letters

Hi amit75 Is the mandatory building surveyor you appointed in your contract one that was proposed by true value homes? What about your…

13 d13 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Burbank Letters

Hi amit75 I suggest you consider these details about inspections from Darbecca as posted by small_minds

15 d15 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

The SS's job is to issue and manage contracts and materials supply with about 120 sub contractors & suppliers to get your house built ASAP. He will manage up to…

15 d15 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

It's unlikely the workers on site will be staff members of the builder, most people will be independent sub contractors.

15 d15 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Note typically the "independent building inspector" is not independent. They are your paid consultant and the builder is not obliged to act on their recommendations unless this is specified in…

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16 d16 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Private Building Inspector - How many stages are an absolute

What about an amendment to the HIA contract to protect consumers that agrees the progress payments, or some meaningful percentage, can be withheld until construction defects identified at each stage…

19 d19 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne

Hi amit75 Does your True Value Homes HIA contract allow for the independent inspections to be conducted before they issue the progress claim…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

goldenrock your situation sounds familiar. If they don’t want to rectify some items then It becomes a waiting game; your costs of delay…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Check the contract carefully for details about the progress stage payments. Many contracts will require payment 5 days after the site supervisor presses the stage complete button on the building…

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