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12 h12 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Pivotal Homes in QLD goes under

What's worse is battlers get sucked into putting an extra 10% +10% +10%... on top of the initial 5% deposit.... thinking the builder is solvent and trading ethically?
Tips to watch…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Variation Payment

Hey audreamer05 Welcome to the forum
The funny thing about suppliers, they know which builders are having payment/cashflow problems.
Then they ask the builders clients…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Fixed Price Tender- Increase due to COVID unexpectedly

If the builder claims they own the building data, then they probably do if they have done the drawings by virtue of copyright
If you got the drawing done yourself, then…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

You'll need to get a handle on the psychology of trades/ building tasks
This may help

They are easy to pick out on Building sites and are generally very demanding and…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of single storey build

Hey macx
Precisely why you need a base line for cross checking builders data and quotes
The designer/Architect could be p!ssing in your pocket, as…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of single storey build

If the Architect / Designer or the builder has provided you with a coloured rendered image of the project, then you can assume correctly that they are using 3D bim…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder not keeping commitment

Keep trying....Soon they'll start retrenching employees there will be no one there to answer calls/queries?
Check with the media TV outlets, maybe you can get onto one of the high rating…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder not keeping commitment

I don't see why not?
I read
I would think project Builders would be an easy target with their Sales gimmicks, FAKE Renderings and pricings (humour)
Maybe, look out and signup …

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of single storey build

We build double brick and concrete suspended slabs, so make sure the build materials are the same?
Try This
Builder 1 GF house area m2 x $X /m2 + 1F house…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
building second storey on 1960s brick home

So weigh up your options
1. Go to an artist/designer who isn't qualified to analyse the structure, pay $10K for expensive image and get a fake coloured 3D rendering ( with…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of single storey build

Hey macx Welcome to the forum
There is quite a difference in pricing between 1S and 2S homes.
As for oneline pricing calculators... forget them…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Structaflor / Yellow Tongue - Water Damage?

No doubt there would be a reduction in capacity that relates to the moisture and swelling.
Unfortunately some builders don't give a sh!t about water damage.
Scour the Uni research data bases…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Nogging standard size

Guys, if i told you what's happening over here you won't believe me.
It's like a train crash in slow motion... you can see it evolving but there's nothing you can…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New home building Melbourne

Good for you, Salesman will be desperate to have you sign up and builders will avoid give you any data and firm quotes.
Journalists quote abs data, I'll believe a journalist…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Nogging standard size

Material size and substitution is rife as a result of material shortages and some project builders are the worse at changing materials, taking shortcuts, etc,etc
OT, Some even don't give a…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New home building Melbourne

Hey Glitzz Welcome to the forum, LOL town square?
Looks like your builder is jumping the gun a little with contract price increase variations,…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Energy Efficient Home - What Type of Builder?

LOL, The Architect took all our extra money at the beginning of our project, there's not much money left over to fill in the gaps, wraps and thermal breaks...whilst…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Energy Efficient Home - What Type of Builder?

LOL, And that's based on fake 3D Architectural ( warm and cool glowing ) artistic renderings?
The sceptics get tired of hearing about it and not seeing the real costs, data/proofs,…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Removing items - should this include crediting back margin

There are no standards? You have a vague building contract that skirts around variations and changes that suits the builders.... but that is it.
Unfortunately, you don't become aware of…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Energy Efficient Home - What Type of Builder?

Just advertise you're offering to pay 100% more for the green build
Architects have been getting away with 400% over the tote for their green designs.
The problem you'll find is…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
9 forntage zero lot

Narrow Sloping block?
The builders going to have a field day on the engineering costs due to wall lengths, heights and setbacks.
Best to only deal with Planning (DA) first, then…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Removing items - should this include crediting back margin

Dee Jones Unfortunately this is common practice and clients are none the wiser until they have to look for savings by taking items…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone building with Langrford Jones

Hey cheryl charilaou-ung Welcome to the forum
What builders are hoping for, is you absorb the current price increases, accept the 12 month delays…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Besser block retaining garden beds

Yes you need to put in mortar joints, Otherwise it will be a wasted effort, the blocks will crack and the textured finish will look ugly. Unless, on the…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building with Plunkett Homes Perth

That doesn't make any sense whatsoever?
They don't commence projects until you have signed the contract, while getting the slab down isn't generally a delay
It's the following trades eg bricklayers and…

27 d27 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building with Plunkett Homes Perth

Hey Christine99 Welcome to the forum
If they were having issues some 10 years ago (last post) when the WA economy was buoyant and…

28 d28 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Neff Ovens

I remember when a kitchen designer experience cost home builders $300
Bugger me $5k for an neff oven?
Wait till you come to the engineering/footings
They'll be saying $100K…

28 d28 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Proper method for laying concrete

Funny thing about driveways and cross overs
Council don't give a Sh!t about your drive way drawings, details and construction until there's a cross over onto Council property.
Then they throw…

28 d28 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Problem with progress payment

And that's what they will want you to do, by way of post contract variations and banks don't want a part of it.
As soon as you capitulate, then you become…

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