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4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

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

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Right to have stage inspections

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

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
As we are heading towards summer - Find out how our Bushfire

More forum Spam from Mustang Sally.

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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.

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?

Evap aircon discharge?
Overflow from a HWS installed in the roof space?
Just lift a few tiles and see where they go.
Note that PVC pipes installed in direct sunlight must be…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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"…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

14 d14 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Possum deterrents?

There is a commercial lion poo pellet product called Silent Roar but I don't know whether you can import it into Australia. It works on cats and dogs and lions…

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23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

I am sure that the fill should be compacted, wood chips, mulch etc just doesn't cut it.

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dont think about building untill you read this book!!

Hahaha...yes, you are right. Another internet SPAMMER.
To report a post, just click on the three dots found at the bottom right of a post and some options come up.

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dont think about building untill you read this book!!

I strongly recommend that people do themselves a favour and head over to forum member bashworth's blog at for all sorts of great information PLUS he has excellent guides…

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25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pre Purchase Property Inspection

building_expert, they are internet SPAMMERS who have broken several H1 forum terms and conditions of use such as using a business name for their member's name as well as posting…

27 d27 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mould Defects in New duplex I'm buying

I can verify that Frewvk's post is 100% true and accurate as I have been dealing with her for over 2 years during this disaster, demolition and rebuild.

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1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2
Do you know what sarking is?
If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader from a higher roof area onto…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder Dispute

Has the builder built the same construction elsewhere or is your house different for some reason?

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Expansion Foam

Expansion foam is suppose to have a sealant on top but I think that is most manufacturers recommendation, not an actual regulation.
I am concerned about the height of your DPC.…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Homeone has a lighting sub forum. Have you looked there?

2 months2 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

And the report stated that the slab had heaved?

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