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10 d10 dstanksstanks posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

I've just passed Fixing Stage in VIC. My build just has the internal cosmetics (painters were there today) mostly. All in all, there isn't a hell of a…

2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Private inspector

It's the things like the odd noggin here or there that might have a knot, or some nails sticking out in some places. They're usually the things that don't…

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2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Private inspector

Thanks for the advice all. After I got the report, I was a little taken aback by many of the items flagged in red. BUT, on speaking with…

2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Private inspector

We've just had our 3rd stage of inspections (Pre-plaster). The first 2 inspections went well. Only reasonably minor things, but nothing that I thought was worrying.
For Pre-plaster however, there…

3 months3 monthsstanksstanks posted:
To pack, or not to pack.

Since we have a private inspector having our back during the build, I'm happy to let the build run its course. But when I see something like that, I'll…

3 months3 monthsstanksstanks posted:
To pack, or not to pack.

Our build has had it's downstairs complete, and is ready for framing upstairs.
I drove past after they put the boards down for the upstairs floor and noticed the cement sheet…

5 months5 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Markings on slab. What are they for?

Just had our slab put down yesterday. Due to Xmas and usual process, our frame won't be available until early Feb, which is fine. The longer the slab…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

How would Method 1 vs Method 2, when considering the possible impact of Covid influenced supply delays, be relevant to a build (if at all).
If there are delays in supply,…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

Clause 14 in the contract I have relates to 'Owner to Supply Documents'. The most I would maybe expect the builder to surprise us with is the amount of…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

It's noted in the HIA contract next to clause 40 that the amount stated is negotiable. I've requested to increase it from $250 to $370 to cover our rent…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

It's not something by default I negotiated, it was in there already. However, 250 doesn't fully cover our costs so I'll request to have it increased. It's an…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

We have $250 per week noted.
They've noted 314 days (its a 38sql Double Story) including delays. I'm fine with this.
I doubt they'd have any surprises when they come onsite.…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

All in all, all the builder has done is populate a few items (ie: the prices) that specifically pertain to our build, into a base HIA contract. Most…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

This is what I'm going through at the moment. I already have noted a request for the damages to be lifted to cover our rent. AS long as…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

It's cool. I understand what you're getting at and appreciate the advice. I'm asking from the perspective where surely others on here have been through the same situation,…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

So is Method 1 considered the preferred method by most, but the builders would rather Method 2?
This is what I'm trying to understand, so I can advise the builder accordingly…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

In the HIA Contract provided by my builder that I'm going through, I have the option of using Method 1 or Method 2 for progress payments. I understand Method…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Yeah, there are PROS and CONS to both. I think a suitable compromise would be to use their surveyor, but enlist a private inspector to at least identify things…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Yeah, that's what I'm making out from the contract and other documentation.
Use a builder appointed: We apparently don't have anything to worry about.
Use our own: Be very aware.
They…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

They've provided us a form to either approve their own surveyor, or we can choose to appoint our own 'non-recommended'. Apparently this was a law that was changed in…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

So under ideal circumstances, a self appointed surveyor would be preferable over a builder appointed surveyor PLUS independent inspector?
A self appointed surveyor would do many of the checks that an…

8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Has anyone appointed their own surveyor for their Metricon build rather than using the Metricon 'Checkpoint' appointed?
I'm trying to understand what will give me the best outcome.

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