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4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Metricon Lumiere

Oh! That's bad. Hope it works out with the council.
Yes, we did mention a few changes. It's been about 2 months now. Waiting for preliminary contract drawings and price. Then…

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

Yep absolutely obviously what they've done.
Their standard says not to repaint, but to replace.

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

I absolutely know this now, it's very different as first home builders/buyers.

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

They've scratched the crap out of the gutters, and painted over it. Clearly when BlueScopes specifically and warranty says it's to be replaced.
Thanks

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

Absolutely, inspectors report. Plus I'll take plenty of pictures/notes, and send it off.

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

Yep, pretty much it. The inspector already references the standards, they've been really great.
I'll get the inspector back out when they're "done" and if everything is to standard and presentable.…

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

I'm pretty sure the standard is "if it cracks" not how it's constructed...

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

So you're saying that damaged doors, mitre joints that have 3-8mm gaps is "high standard". I'm sure you're aware, that in the Victorian guides to tolerances and standards that there…

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

Yep, everything is documented.
Private inspector is coming back out, and I'll get him check again.
Including all the carpentry, etc.

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

Okay, that's not a bad strategy. I'll get it all in writing.
There's a few other small things. Like stovetop not centered, rangehood not flush etc.

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

So you suggest, let them finish what they need to?
Handover, and move in while carrying on with DBDRV?

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

So there is nothing I can do beforehand? I can't accept a home of that quality...
I'm happy to wait it out, if it tips over the contract date, then they…

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

They absolutely have no intetention of rectifying these issues.
I am lodging with the DBDRV today, organising a private inspector to go out this week.
The Area Manager has indicated that we…

4 months4 monthssamtksamtk posted:
After months of trying to my carpenter fixed, they're still

See my previous post about the carpentry.
Pre paint, I noticed that my fixing had been done appallingly. 3-4mm gaps in mitres and butt joins. Pieces cut too short, etc etc.
Fast…

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5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

The paper pushers were the worst for us, pre site was a nightmares as they'd forgetten things went around in circles a bit.
The site managers were really good, when they…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

I get that the trades are to a price, doesn't excuse poor quality finishings, and laziness.
Majority of the house is quite good, they can't just seem to finish.
Below is our…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

I also don't fundementally agree with SS's doing work, they're already stretched as it is.
If you're working for a huge building company, there's process, it's not fair on you guys…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

I mean, I get it... But from a customer's perspective, we've gone we're buying "this house" for X price.
"This house" has to be built to a certain standard, as we…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

Yep, couldn't agree more.
As first home builders/buyers, extremely unfamiliar with the process and easily taken advantage of in hindsight. The assumption (now understanding this is absolutely wrong), was someone as…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

Yep! Just have signed up.
Extremely disappointing, we don't care, we've got cheap rent fully flexible luckily for us. Unluckily for them.
So we'll drag it out until our contract period is…

5 months5 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Take 3 at completion inspection with Big M

We're at our 3rd go at our completion inspection, with our first inspection being at the end of October.
There was a 56 page report produced by our private inspector (not…

7 months7 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

I honestly don't recall...

7 months7 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

The downpipes have already been fited with the proper ones, for over a week now. Some of them are older photos.
Thanks!

7 months7 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Hi All,
Have been out to site regularly, but only really started paying attention to the brickwork recently, and noticed a bunch of things.
Am I being picky? How should the brickwork…

8 months8 monthssamtksamtk posted:
Help with reusing an old deck for new build

Hi All!
We are currently completing our new build, and are planing our landscaping and decking.
We're looking at building an 8.0x4.4 deck.
One of our friends are doing a knock down rebuild,…

8 months8 monthssamtksamtk posted:
An example of interesting workmanship with Big M should I ma

Awesome! Trip to total tools to get myself a level and some other bits and pieces!

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