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7 years7 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Council asset protection permit-demolition

You may also need a Dilapidation Survey. A Dilapidation Survey is the detailing of pre-existing defects in houses directly next to your build, before construction commencement, so that your neighbor…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

HIA contract says that you should only pay up to 65% at lock-up, unless :
you weren't using an HIA contract
or you're using an HIA contract, but you kept paying…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

In my above scenario, if owner has already paid 65%, but builder has actually done only 50%, then the owner will still not be out of pocket:
$150,000 = incomplete works…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

You may or may not be out of pocket. The bank still has to make its payment to the builder who will finish off your house. Here is how it…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Procorp - Administrator appointed

Can liquidated damage be claimed with SICorp (Home warranty insurance)? If so, how many months? For example: if I'm supposed to get my keys from the builder on 1 August…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Garage Door Defect?

Picture please

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?

A small car weighs 1 tonne (1,000 kilograms).
The space shuttle orbiter paraded on the streets of LA recently weighs 75 tonnes (that's 75 cars).
1,300 tonnes is 17 space…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Contract clause for building inspector?

dvestate, in Victoria (I'm aware you're in NSW), Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 - SECT 19 says you can bring in "a person authrised by you" to access the building…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Site Costs for Dummies?

This thread will give you some ideas of what people have been paying for site costs.
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9017

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Top 10 most burgled suburbs in Melbourne

Turn off GPS when taking photos, especially when there are children in the field of vision, so as not to give away your exact location.
Burglars and paedophiles may be…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
New building at 16 year low - useful for negotiating price?

If they give you $10K off, they will find other ways to get it back from you by eg. cutting corners somewhere else or by reducing quality (2 coat paint…

8 years8 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Solar Power

Transformerless inverter is quieter.
Inverter with a transformer generates a hum that will keep you up all night, from excessive noise.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Bushfire 12.5bal cost

I paid $10K for BAL 19.
I can't mention the builder.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
How long did it take you to get to contract?

9 months from initial deposit.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Let's name and shame government departments instead.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Builder for slope block in Melbourne

Before you sing praises with Hotondo, you might want to read this first
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=49662

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Alarm System

For alarm, look at this thread
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45404
For security cameras, I (personally) am going for Logitech alert. It's stand alone, and not linked to alarm.
However, the camera is super user friendly, and…

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
To get an independent building inspector, or not

http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/developer-awarded-22m-damages-in-shonky-building-dispute-20120417-1x5oe.html

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
AUSTRAL BRICKS - Hawksburn

Use the search functionality in this forum.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Mobile Site Q&A

Just bookmark this
http://www.homeone.com.au/?noMob

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
time frame from lock up to PCI?

Single or double storey?
1 bedroom or 9 bedrooms?
10 squares or 52 squares?

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Polished concrete without aggregate

No grip on tyres on rainy days.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
Wireless media streaming

Try Intel WIDI.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
effective, efficient electric portable heater

In bedroom:
I use hot water bottle under the doona.
I wear a balaclava and scarf too, in bed.
On my study desk on a sitting position, I wrap myself with goose down…

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
To get an independent building inspector, or not

Builder is only required to fix defects relevant to :
Australian Standards
Building Code of Australia
various building Acts (e.g. in Victoria, they are: Building Act 1993, Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, Building…

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
street numbers

So that the SWAT team won't get the wrong house, you can buy reflective strips from your local bicycle shop.

9 years9 yearszeitgeberzeitgeber posted:
DESPERATE APPEAL- MUM OF SEVEN FEARS DEMOLITION

If nobody throws her lifeline, she and her kids will end up in public housing.
Some (most?) of them are bad.
Some of them are good.
Luck of the draw I guess.
There are…

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