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5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

If the height difference is the result of the fill to the neighbours site, then the builder should have built a retaining wall on the neighbour's side at the time…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

Do the plans show a retaining wall? You really need to know where the boundary is. Have you checked your plans? It would be quite involved to knock down the…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

What involved the insurance company in the first place?

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

It is difficult without being on site and knowing the levels but it would seem that Metricon has handed over a property without the correct slope away from the slab.…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

There are a number oif concerns here.
You say that you are on clay, what is your soil classification?
Was your house handed over without the correct grade away from the Slab?
Did…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

There are various brush and spray on sealers of which the Blackjack liquid rubber brush on is one. There is even a product called Liquid Rubber.
The crux of the situation…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

A waterproof membrane really needed to be installed while there was access.
Drive around your area and look for a similar situation to your own and talk to the affected owners.

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Engineered solutions

A Performance Solution, formerly known as an Alternative Solution, must meet one of the BCA Assessment Methods and the document certified and signed off by an industry expert in the…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tiler damaged balcony tile...how to fix?

Oops! My bad.
This particular forum spammer has had a free ride on various threads for some time, probably because the reporting process is not prominent. I'll send an improvement suggestion…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Tiler damaged balcony tile...how to fix?

You have responded to poor advice from a serial spammer.

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

Yes...all too true.
There has been ample time to act in the past and there has been no shortage of long term evidence that verifies the need.

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Damaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build

The normal course of events is for the builder to give you all the excuses as to why they are not liable but you might be lucky if you make…

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27 d27 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Hot Water System

If you are also thinking about solar panels, go electric.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

Wise words.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

As Gaudi has said, in Victoria the builder is not allowed to employ their own building surveyor and there are very good reasons why they are no longer allowed to…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

The thread that I have linked below should interest you and others.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86252

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

They have altered the standard contract to include the clause!!!
The builder is full of 'IT'.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Surveyor/inspector NCC/BCA

I'll do it, send me a PM and let me know what you will pay. If I agree to the fee, payment is required up front.
I give no guarantee that…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

The above is correct plus it would almost certainly breach "Unfair Contract" laws. See further below.
When builders try this garbage and disrespect their customers who are providing them with a…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Priority for increasing home value

Having an "amazing fountain in your lawn" and adding a swimming pool are not good ideas for an investment property.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

But it wasn't a compliant product. Just because it was passed as compliant doesn't make it compliant.
The same goes for installing a non compliant product by playing follow the…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

2002? Oops! I misread the article. I was thinking 2012. My bad.
Did you notice in the article where Hickory claims that because the cladding was installed as per "common practices"…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Home warranty insurance and apartments

Matthew Guy was the Planning Minister at the time. Would he have had responsibility for that decision? If so, he can add it to his portfolio which includes setting up…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dispute with Metricon

It was correct for Metricon to arrange for a plumber from their contracted plumbing company to try to identify the leak because the plumbing company warrants the work.
A slow…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dispute with Metricon

They would have covered the holes due to safety, their other option was to tape off the area.
They established that there was a slow leak and other evidence also supported…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dispute with Metricon

Were you present during the plumber's inspection? It would have been easy to see the distance between the bottom of the concrete under the stone and the pipe.
You should check…

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