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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Have you formally rejected his offer?

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

It could come under the definition of Unfair Contract Term in the ACCC. Have a look and ask your solicitor.

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Scaffold through bracing pic - is this normal?

An 'of interest' comment,,, a neatly cut round hole(s) can strengthen many structures as aeronautic and many other engineers will attest but neat and well positioned holes are much different…

Scaffold through bracing pic - is this normal?
4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Opinion on concrete path please

It looks weird but the black grate doesn't look like an ORG.
They have also concreted above the Damp Proof Course. :roll:

Opinion on concrete path please
4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Opinion on concrete path please

Have a look at the 'height' of the weep hole above the finished surface.
What is the white thing to the right of the black grate and what type of drain…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Also check for cost cutting inferior "Performance Solutions", inadequate liquidated damages and unfair contract conditions. Also do what Joker suggested.

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Thanks for that photo.
Although it is incidental to the non compliance, I wouldn't be too happy with the path's surface finish either.

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Ok, the ag pipe was buried under the original concrete driveway in a trench. I wrongly assumed from earlier text that it was encased in the original concrete.
The new…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

It would look ridiculous and would not satisfy what was originally agreed.
Do you know how close to the wall the ag pipe is?
The interim course of action would be…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Please help the community by reporting Spam

It sounds like a programming issue. If you send a message to Homeone, I am sure that the issue will be discussed with the programmer.

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Please help the community by reporting Spam

It all helps.
You have to shake your head (and maybe laugh) at some of the persistent ones, fake university degrees, fake passports and fake currency come up regularly.
I love how…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Please help the community by reporting Spam

Do you guys know how to report spam?
There are 3 dots at the bottom right hand corner. Clicking them will bring up a menu, just click on Report Post and…

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19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

The BCA is Parts 1 & 2 of the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) is Part 3 of the NCC.
The new 2019 NCC came…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

And with respect and gratitude for providing them with work they need to make a living.

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20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

It would make a good media story. It is rare for customers to attain regulatory resolution due to most persons being financially vulnerable when battling builders only made necessary because…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mega Homes Disappeared

You might be surprised at how many builders go into liquidation every year. One of Bill Shorten's election promises is to stop phoenixing.

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank and pump configuration

I have a very simple tank cleaner design that is like a vacuum head that you push slowly over the floor and it works well. In time I will have…

Water tank and pump configuration
21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank and pump configuration

The total cross sectional area of the holes (suction velocity) is vital to match the discharge flow rate plus you have to have a vacuum break at the top of…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank and pump configuration

They are not available on the website because they are manufactured in a family die as two non matching caps and if I sell them, I am left with an…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Water tank and pump configuration

The smaller stormwater pipe requires a minimum 1:100 slope because it must drain and also flush debris. While the pipe will be considered to be part of the stormwater system…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

It sounds like you bought it as an established house. If so, then I would think that the handover included any faults that occurred during the seller's ownership but this…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

This is not my area of expertise but my understanding is the same as yours. Someone else is bound to confirm or otherwise. Governance is very poor in Vic. How…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

The recent thread below is a prime example of the extent of non compliance because architects, the builder, site supervisor, plumber, building surveyor etc did not know a basic regulation.

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

A lot of architects, builders and tradepersons do not know all of the regulations or understand the applicable Hierarchy. Homeone is rife with such examples.

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

Did they also give you the CSIRO Guide To Foundation And Slab Maintenance? Unless it has been recently updated, it advises of a non compliant slope away from the building…

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23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Another defective house story

The Guide is not legislated...it has no legal standing. If you make a complaint, you have to quote the NCC or the NCC reference to the appropriate Standard.
In some instances,…

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