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Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am
Anyone can call themself a bespoke builder, the same as any plumber can call themself a green plumber. I have seen numerous unknowledgeable sub standard overpriced disgraces by the latter. There are also numerous unqualified bricklayers working on building sites in Australia due to the widespread sh...
Anyone can call themself a bespoke builder, the same as any plumber can call themself a green plumber. I have seen numer...
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20 August
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Aug 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Not the pollies...that's for sure.
Not the pollies...that's for sure.
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Aug 20, 2019 1:14 pm
I had a Senior Lawyer (Family associate) look over it for me and said that t he contract was a standard issue Master Builder's Contract and that t here were no surprises. A lawyer needs to have building industry experience, it involves more than just looking over the bones. Suitable product specifi...
A lawyer needs to have building industry experience, it involves more than just looking over the bones. Suitable produc...
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Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
Have you had an industry professional examine the contract? They will look for things like double charges, mistakes on the plans, hidden Performance Solutions, unfair clauses, insufficient liquidated damages etc, etc, etc. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70524
Have you had an industry professional examine the contract? They will look for things like double charges, mistakes on t...
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Aug 20, 2019 10:19 am
For air to escape, the discharged air has to be replaced but you have posted that you have accounted for this. The other factor is fan position. Where is the main fan positioned? You can hire a smoke machine to visual the fans draw, that might show something.
For air to escape, the discharged air has to be replaced but you have posted that you have accounted for this. The other...
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Aug 20, 2019 9:50 am
My builder did the same - said if I didn't use Group 4 there would be delays as they have SLAs with them etc etc etc . I expressed displeasure but decided not to fight it and just went with Group 4. I take it that SLAs refer to Service Level Agreements. That is their problem and a poor excuse but i...
I take it that SLAs refer to Service Level Agreements. That is their problem and a poor excuse but it also shows that y...
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Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
What I meant to convey was that I think that the brickie would have been paid more for a normal (unrendered) quality job whereas this was a slap bang quickie. Most builders try to wrangle every extra dollar they can and they have many ways of doing it.
What I meant to convey was that I think that the brickie would have been paid more for a normal (unrendered) quality job...
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Aug 20, 2019 12:57 am
I've just come across this thread and [color=#353535]I am about to build and have encountered the same thing whereby the builder has advised that they appoint Group 4 Building Surveyors on our behalf to ensure they are complying throughout construction and this cost is built into the house price. [...
There are very real reasons why legislation was passed that prohibited Victorian builders from appointing the building ...
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19 August
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Aug 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Hi thank you for your reply. I have engaged a building inspection company and will get them to go onsite to inspect the brickwork soon. My builder advised that the standard of brickwork for rendered bricks are lower than face/exposed bricks. I know it's true but I still expected better quality than...
I would be surprised if the bricklayer received the same rate as he would have had it been an exposed wall. Sure, it wi...
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Aug 19, 2019 8:04 pm
I cannot comment because words fail me. Do you have a private building consultant?
I cannot comment because words fail me. Do you have a private building consultant?
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Aug 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Hi everyone. I am about to sign acontract to build my new house. I was thinking to do the all cabinets, sinks, tilings, flloring, carpet, doors, led lights, by myself. What is your idea? Have you done this? Thanks What about the OC?
What about the OC?
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Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
I don't know about the 'motor' but AS/NZS 3500.3.4.11 (referenced in the NCC) states: "Downpipes shall be installed as follows: (v) at least 100 mm clear of any electrical cable or gas pipe; and (vi) at least 50 mm from any other pipework or service."
I don't know about the 'motor' but AS/NZS 3500.3.4.11 (referenced in the NCC) states: Downpipes shall be installed as fo...
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Aug 15, 2019 3:27 pm
You need to ask the engineer but if he will already be onsite, it sounds like a good move.
You need to ask the engineer but if he will already be onsite, it sounds like a good move.
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Aug 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Always helps to get replies when others know where you are building. I hope that it all goes well for you.
Always helps to get replies when others know where you are building. I hope that it all goes well for you.
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Aug 15, 2019 3:05 pm
You have concrete stumps which is good and some may possibly benefit from some minor packing but taking the levels is the first step. A structural engineer is the obvious choice and I feel that getting a qualified unbiased report would put your mind at ease. Are there some other things you might nee...
You have concrete stumps which is good and some may possibly benefit from some minor packing but taking the levels is th...
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Aug 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Why not have the levels taken and stumps examined by an oppropiately qualified industry professional (NOT by someone with a vested commercial interest) so that you know the basics?
Why not have the levels taken and stumps examined by an oppropiately qualified industry professional (NOT by someone wit...
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Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am
Productreview ensures clients definitely are ex-clients of that builder. One builder gives a $50 Bunnings voucher and may only list positive ones on their glossy pamphlets, but it would be up to you then still post it on productreview or other sites. There are people who can be bought for less than...
There are people who can be bought for less than 30 pieces of silver.
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Aug 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Self regulation has left the lunatics in charge of the asylum. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Self regulation has left the lunatics in charge of the asylum. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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Aug 14, 2019 9:20 pm
[color=#5e5e5e]It's like the term 'deemed to satisfy', deemed to satisfy who? Themselves and the Building Surveyor who ticks the boxes to continue getting more work from the builder? [/color] Deemed To Satisfy (DTS). The National Construction Code (NCC) is a 3 part document comprising of the Buildi...
Deemed To Satisfy (DTS). The National Construction Code (NCC) is a 3 part document comprising of the Building Code of A...
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Aug 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Some builders also fund some review websites and builders rewarding customers for positive reviews is certainly not unheard of either.
Some builders also fund some review websites and builders rewarding customers for positive reviews is certainly not unhe...
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