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2 d2 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

Suggest you check the workmanship of the bricklaying carefullly before paying the progress payment. Also check if slab is level and framing is straight and ready for plasterboard fixing. Now…

3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Difference between site superviser and building inspector

Sounds familiar. One of my 7 Metricon site supervisors informed me that Metricon management had instructed him it was not his job to respond to customers phone calls or emails.…

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3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

If the building is not completed per the contract you can dispute the builders claim of PCI. Rectification later will be inconvenient. Check your contract about the process for this.

3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

The builder is obliged to build to what’s in the plan. Including dimensions. Unless you have agreed otherwise - in writing. The standard is not the issue here, it’s the…

3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

I also used houspect on a Metricon build. They identified about 100 defects which formed the basis of our dispute and department of fair trading application later, because they promised…

3 d3 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Our house update

Suggest you check if the Walls and ceilings are straight before you pay the fixing invoice. Metricon will not check this as they expect customers to identify any problems later.

4 d4 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

You would need to check first with Metricon how they would change your ‘standard’ contract to accomodate a building consultant in their construction process. I don’t think their business model…

5 d5 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Agree, that was certainly the case with my build!

5 d5 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Unfortunately Metricon is under no obligation to even read, let alone act on the building inspectors report unless this is confirmed in your contract. They probably won’t. If defects are…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

At least with the inspector you will become aware of the defects before handover and will have some negotiating power with the builder before paying their progress invoices as well…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Even if the building inspector identifies defects during the build do not expect Metricon to fix them before they issue the progress payment invoices. Metricon are under no obligation to…

6 d6 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Metricon Vantage 38

There is another guy on this forum called Nomnom. He built in our area with Metricon. Suggest you have a look at his posts too. Ask your Metricon salesperson to…

9 d9 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Metricon using our build as a display home to sell more home

It’s a good sign if Metricon are confident enough to show your house to others. The workmanship on my house was so poor they never would have done this!

11 d11 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Do not build with JG King. Ever.

Your experience is very similar to mine with Metricon last year. They take advantage of their unfair HIA contract and the ineffective state government regulation of the industry to maximise…

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20 d20 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Handover dispute about delay fees - Need help

Check your contract. It may say you can offset what the builder owes you against the final payment. Ours did and we offset the liquidated damages amount. This was the…

23 d23 dNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Liquidated Damages to client

What’s your liquidated damages amount per day? Mine with Metricon was $30 per working day, it was my mistake to agree to this unrealistic amount in their contact. My build…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

Housepect were good. Also make sure you understand the standards and the work. don’t accept the builders assertions it’s ‘fixed’ Their KPI is finish the building stage ASAP to get…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

In my case building with Metricon I employed an inspector and learnt from him by accompanying him on the inspections. I then bought the necessary tools and inspected myself every…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
New home building inspector required

Typically it’s per working day, excluding holidays and weekends. Make sure you understand your true costs of any delays like rent and interest, storage etc. the builder will often put…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder Illegally Using and Damaging Property

One of the benefits of using a lawyer is they will shield you from the stress. You may need this if the builder does not do as he said. Be…

1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Even if the Builders contract was fair and reasonable its likely not viable for the average consumer to enforce it in court if defective work is delivered. Solicitors cost $500…

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1 month1 monthNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Even if the Builders contract was fair and reasonable its likely not viable for the average consumer to enforce it in court if defective work is delivered. Solicitors cost $500…

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2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Builder Illegally Using and Damaging Property

Looks to me like a criminal matter as they have damaged your property. I would go to the police and make a statement. This will provide a file date if…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Site Cost

I got Metricon to fix nearly every defect however the build time went from the contracted 42 weeks to 85 weeks costing an extra $85,000 in rent and interest. The…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Site Cost

I got Metricon to fix nearly every defect however the build time went from the contracted 42 weeks to 85 weeks costing an extra $85,000 in rent and interest. The…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Got the keys today

Looks great, and sensible advice about getting the contract checked by a lawyer. The HIA contract is very one sided and combined with extra ‘special clauses’ it can effectively give…

2 months2 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Be aware of your own costs like rent and interest of any delays and compare these to the liquidated damages per working day in the building contract. If you ask…

3 months3 monthsNorfolkNorfolk posted:
Handover with defects.

Check your contract for the appropriate disputes procedure. Make sure you follow the procedure to the letter. Handover does not mean you accept the defective work.

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