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1 month1 monthOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Definitely put together all the evidence for the QBCC about the builder. It looks like there will have to be a separate complaint about the certifier too.
As the builder owns…

1 month1 monthOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Code of Conduct for Building Certifiers in Qld.
A breach of the code may constitute unsatisfactory conduct or professional misconduct under the Building Act 1975.
‘Conflict of interest’…

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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Some advice......you are able to look up your builder with a search on your state building authority site. This will give you a fair bit of info. A certifier can…

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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

The building inspector was really good. A very nice man who seemed really concerned about the way the place had been left by the builder. He spent two hours here…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Just deleting this. It posted twice for some reason.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Was just speaking to a relative who works for a real estate agent who is in this region. He said it is quite common for builders to own the companies…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

I have a hopefully independent building inspector coming in the morning.
The civil engineer believes the water table has been contaminated by leaking septic tanks/trenches in the area and this…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

It is difficult to provide sufficient detail without providing names. I've had major issues with drainage around the waffle slab since moving in. Photos of construction show water around the…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Ethically wrong. But is there actually any legal reason why it can't happen. There must be a loophole allowing this in Qld or surely it wouldn't be so?

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

No, factual. I looked up the ABN of the certification service who are supposed to have done the inspections, including the final one. Same address as the builder and he…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

I guess he's managed to get away with it, but oh so wrong. Finding that out today really answers a lot of questions about recent events for me though.

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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Conflict of Interest

Isn't there a conflict of interest when a builder owns the company that does the inspections and certifies his work?

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2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

http://www.timberqueensland.com.au/Usin ... tment.aspx
Apparently it should be written on them.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

Our frame is supposed to be blue pine. The NSW EPA says this is a waterbased pyrethroid treatment. LOSP is different. It is light organic solvent preservative.
The lightweight cladding on…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

That's why the elevated slab too. It is up to the owner to ensure the termites aren't breaching the slab edge.
My understanding is that although a steel frame isn't…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

How can you tell what treatment has been applied in the pictured framing if the colour is irrelevant?

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

Can you tell from a photo what colour the timber frames are? They look green to me.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

And obviously now there isn't a chance of being able to have a bath.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

Handover was a really quick walk-around. I had three dogs and six parrots in my car so had to stay with them while the co-owner went in. It was quite…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

Actually I don't have any of the certifier's inspection certificates. What I thought were for the slab and frame were what the engineer signed off on when doing the plans.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

I wondered whether the sparking power point was due to my turning it off too slow. Apparently that can be a cause. But I haven't been game enough yet to…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Sparking power switch- new

Thanks.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

The bank paid final payment before handover. They had someone check the house and I think they said to do a value, then paid it before we moved up here.
Nothing…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Sparking power switch- new

Newly built.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Sparking power switch- new

I lived in rather rundown places in my younger years. I guess I am used to sparking powerpoints and everyone thinking it is normal. .
I did try to…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Bath moved! Value of private inspection?

Thanks. Yes. I've been looking at some of the lists they use for inspections. Comprehensive.
Our build process was delayed a bit due to amalgamating blocks. We've known the builders…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

Incredible.....I am worried mainly because of the skillion roof cavity not being more than 30cm high. I really can't understand why builders are so slack with standards. Is it greed…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Venting toilet and bathroom

That's good to know, but don't you think a brand new home should already have this? When you spend so much money it seems ludicrous that you then have to…

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

And there is no termite management notice.

2 months2 monthsOzgardenOzgarden posted:
Form 21.

Yes, Qld. I am looking into getting an independent inspection done. I opened the oven door today to look inside and realised there is a loose third pane of glass…

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