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6 d6 dThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Room not fit for purpose percentage.

Well yes ceiling heights is one thing but this is why we are headed to court, not mediation but county court.
Lots of questions and no answers, can anyone help…

6 d6 dThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Room not fit for purpose percentage.

If I went in to detail I would be here for a month but essentially we have rooms that can’t be fixed and two engineers have advised this.
We are…

6 d6 dThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Room not fit for purpose percentage.

Hi all,
I have been searching for the page or document either on the VBA or ACCC site for the percentage of the house value to be paid back to the…

3 years3 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Thanks mate, I checked with our local council and there is no guidelines to design or gradients.
All we can argue is that the driveway is defective as it cannot be…

3 years3 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

OK so the driveway was redone by another company and I can get a lowered car in no problem.
I am trying to work out the gradient percentage of the 3500mm…

Driveway standards and issues.
3 years3 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

I have a lot of pictures but we are looking to take things further and I will post some soon.
We have a 45mm incline in to one room, alfresco appears…

3 years3 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

We had to fight to get a copy of it and eventually through council as the builder and building surveyor wouldn't supply a copy of it.
We have has the report…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

There have been a lot of corners cut with out build and the rectification works are worse than the initial issue. Make some calls today to some NATHERS experts who…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

We will pass it all on and see what happens but being first time home builders I guess you shouldn’t put your faith in the builder doing the right or…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

The builder used their own building surveyor and inspector, they picked up on some issues but none of the major issues we face now.
We sent off the report to…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

Hi all,
We have a lot of ongoing issues with our house and recently after going through the reports it appears that the people who did the report weren’t supplied or…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Grind down waffle pod surface.

We have a large incline in to a room that needs to be ground down to create a level bench.
Have spoken to a couple of companies to do so…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Waffle Slab Edge Beam.

I know it's been a few months but we have had so many ongoing issues with the house it's at the point we need a structural engineer to come in…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

We have not had a report done and it appears there are several issues.
Driveway poured at 65-70mm.
Lack or ableflex against driveway and garage.
Driveway must be designed to access the garage.
Now…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Soil Compaction.

There are no trees or have even been trees on the property.

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Waffle Slab Thickness.

Hi all,
We have had ongoing issues with our house and we finally have a fix for an issue that has rendered part of a room useless to use.
The builder has…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Soil Compaction.

Thanks mate, already doing that as it comes and goes between wet and dry months, we now have zig zagging though brick work and cracks through bricks.

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Soil Compaction.

It states Depth (mm) Number of blows DCP-A and DCP-B
Bore log is also supplied.
Our land was water logged and was considered fill and we have since the first week had…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Soil Compaction.

Hi all,
We have been going through all the documents regarding our house build and something that has come up recently is the soil compaction.
Trying to find out the what difference…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Just the other day the driveway has cracked all the way through and all the way across to the other side. I am now concerned to even use the driveway…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

We didn't have one done as we are having a deck entrance built leading up to the front door from the foot path.

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

No the 1500mm is at garage level.
The slope downwards is towards the footpath.

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

The top 1500mm is at the garage height then slopes to the footpath, I have to put cars on ramps made of timber to get anything other than a 4x4…

4 years4 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Looking at the photos it is definitely not think enough as the thickest part I can find is 75mm and it has risen at least 40mm out of the ground.
The…

Driveway standards and issues.
5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

I have that section with me but what I need to know if there is a gradient guideline as this really is the biggest issue we have.

5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Agreed but he is adamant that there are NO guidelines or Australian Standards for driveways.

5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Hi all,
We have a driveway that was completed in 2019 that I would say is rather steep as the gradient is a straight ledge like platform from the garage for…

5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
NO FFL supplied by builder.

We are waiting on the stamp approved surveyors plans that should show all the details, we have a feeling the FFL was either never done or the final plans were…

5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
Waffle Slab Edge Beam.

As we slowly go through all the issues with our house we seem to come across more and more problems, like a building lasagna.
Looking through all the photos it appears…

5 years5 yearsThejones88Thejones88 posted:
NO FFL supplied by builder.

Hi all,
Strange one but looking over the drawings of our new house and the FFL hasn't been listed by the builder AND the builder won't advise what the FFL is…

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