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7 h7 hECOECOECOECO posted:
My experience buying windows in China

I agree. If you don't know your product and you don't understand the system of compliance be careful.
For example the ISO standards are LESS stringent than Australian standards on…

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8 h8 hbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Advice needed I’m Ending construction contract after cooling

You should read up on building contract law " recommended, Hudson on Engineering and Building Contracts"

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22 h22 hFreak_ZombieFreak_Zombie posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Finally settled and slowly moving in. So much to do!
Here's a sneak preview!
Unfortunately my carpet is a tiny bit small. But still love the look and the feel

TV…

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1 d1 dRizrozRizroz posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Yeah I think you are right importing aluminium windows and doors from China is more for people wanting to import windows and doors all year long. It’s not all that…

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1 d1 dluxbuildluxbuild posted:
No caulking in articulation joint behind down pipe

Hi, your image wasn't showing for me, so Ive relinked it here.
NSW standards say "Where required, control joints are defective if they are not sealed in accordance with AS 3700".
Presumably…

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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Post build modifications

These Questions have been answered many times over
Try searching the posts with key words here eg

4. above is a classic where battlers and punters are worse off after handover
Your…

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2 d2 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Advice needed I’m Ending construction contract after cooling

The owner and the builder have willingly entered into a building contract. Ordinarily, builder is entitled to build and make his profit. If the owner ended the contract unjustly then…

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2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

From my experience, the best way to deal this kind of situations is to use 3rd party inspections (prior to the goods are sent out) as well as trade assurance…

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4 d4 dRizrozRizroz posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Owner builders per chance?
No and yes we run a large building company. But trialled the products on our personal project before we would ever order for a clients job. However…

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4 d4 dManhattan52Manhattan52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Handover. The SS fills out the a paperwork with keys.
From a personal point of view I don’t think they are entirely strict about a 90 day hard date as I…

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4 d4 dl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

Sorry but there is a lot of misinformation here.
Having worked for a small project builder (20-40 home per year) that also does custom plans we have been involved in 4…

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4 d4 ddomwilddomwild posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Norfolk had us all worried with his statement re responsibility, but he is a realist and shows us the duties of his/hers for upt to 15 builds. In my case…

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4 d4 dFunk52Funk52 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

This is exactly what I warned about above, and why you should get a private inspector in before pci. Then if there are issues you can push the pci date…

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5 d5 dAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I think it is safer and I said as much.
But doesn’t change the fact that checking the trades are doing their job is primarily the job of a supervisor.

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5 d5 dGaudiGaudi posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Safer to take the view Norfolk has described and assume volume builders SS won’t check.
Sounds like we all had similar experiences and were let down by the amount of ‘supervision’…

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5 d5 dAJWAJW posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Inspecting the work of the subcontractors is still very much the supervisors job.
And yes I am very well aware of what happens when either they don’t or don’t give…

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5 d5 dLisa07Lisa07 posted:
Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne

What a very interesting read it was to see your thoughts on True Value Homes Norfolk considering you have had no dealings with True Value Homes as a client.
Please be…

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5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

Your feedback is noted. Thank you.
As you have read in this post, one have to be very careful in amending copyright plans building plans. Even 10% amendment, the builder can…

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5 d5 dJokerJoker posted:
Plumbing Nightmare

Learning ,sharing information is key to knowing your ability of how to fight back and fact sharing,facts are facts and many have advanced their course via this forum,no specific names…

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5 d5 dKameGameKameGame posted:
Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

Answer is both yes or no. A private inspector is your consultant, who provides his service/expertise to the owner, and has nothing to do with builder. It is up to…

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