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Oct 27, 2021 6:55 pm
can you post photos?
can you post photos?
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Oct 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Why does not your friend invest in a competent pre purchase report? I know how to give right advice but I am not his inspector.
Why does not your friend invest in a competent pre purchase report? I know how to give right advice but I am not his ins...
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Oct 27, 2021 6:48 pm
Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to do? If someone snitches on you or when your house is for sale, purchaser's inspector may pick it up fake compliance and you may have expensive problems. As pre purchase inspector ...
Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to...
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20 October
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Oct 20, 2021 11:35 am
I honestly don't recall... How about you go back and take photos of a display home and compare if you have same quality or less
How about you go back and take photos of a display home and compare if you have same quality or less
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19 October
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Oct 19, 2021 9:55 pm
how does your home brickwork compare with builder's display?
how does your home brickwork compare with builder's display?
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19 October
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Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
How serious is the house cracking? Has anyone taken slab levels?
How serious is the house cracking? Has anyone taken slab levels?
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17 October
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Oct 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Just buy a copy and read it. Majority of houses in Victoria are built with HIA or MBAV contracts. As for the experience it will depend on your builder, and you whether you are proactive in monitoring your build or not.
Just buy a copy and read it. Majority of houses in Victoria are built with HIA or MBAV contracts. As for the experience ...
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17 October
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Oct 17, 2021 12:47 pm
I think you are overly negative about the builders. There are over 20K builders in Victoria and there is several dozen you hear about in complaints. It means most builders do their job well and attend to any defects before complaints escalate. One of the smaller builders may be interested in a contr...
I think you are overly negative about the builders. There are over 20K builders in Victoria and there is several dozen y...
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16 October
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Oct 16, 2021 9:48 pm
Will you really save? You won't get volume builder's discount on trades and materials. One mistake could blow your budget.
Will you really save? You won't get volume builder's discount on trades and materials. One mistake could blow your budget.
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15 October
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Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make application to the court to get the access.
I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it ...
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Oct 15, 2021 10:56 am
I get to see a lot of homes during pre purchase inspections and this gives me an opportunity to lean about how building elements become dilapidated and fail in time. A common problem with timber posts is rot at the bottom and this can occur even with treated pine as treatment is not always quality c...
I get to see a lot of homes during pre purchase inspections and this gives me an opportunity to lean about how building ...
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 1:11 pm
You are between a rock and a hard place. Building costs will escalate an no one can do much about that. If you want cost certainty then you will ask your builder to take a chance on cost and you will pay a premium. I think Simeon has given you the best answer, use items in doubt as provisional sums ...
You are between a rock and a hard place. Building costs will escalate an no one can do much about that. If you want cost...
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 8:13 am
So who is the all round winning product In my book natural timber is the best product. One of the things about composite decking material is that it gets very hot in the sun much hotter than timber, uncomfortable to walk on without shoes. I have treated pine deck 20 years old and perfectly function...
In my book natural timber is the best product. One of the things about composite decking material is that it gets very ...
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 7:58 am
We are building a new custom build and have recently considered a cost plus contract in consideration of the current issues in delay of materials e.g. timber. We are looking at the contract template provided by the Master Builders Association and wondered if anyone has experience of using this kind...
If you are in Victoria cost plus contract for homes are prohibited unless they are for more than $500,000 If you are lo...
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 7:45 am
Noname is right. If the quoted price is $300/m2 that that is inclusive of wastage, stand your ground.
Noname is right. If the quoted price is $300/m2 that that is inclusive of wastage, stand your ground.
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 7:39 am
Due to Covid 19 disruptions and disruptions to the supply chain building costs have risen and will continue to do so. This is not builders fault and the builder is not your insurance against rising prices. Many builder are stuck on contracts signed before price rises and the only options are now to ...
Due to Covid 19 disruptions and disruptions to the supply chain building costs have risen and will continue to do so. Th...
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14 October
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Oct 14, 2021 7:30 am
You should have your own independent inspector advising you after inspection however from my experience a frame exposed for six months will have discoloured timber but should not be structurally compromised.
You should have your own independent inspector advising you after inspection however from my experience a frame exposed ...
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Oct 06, 2021 7:39 am
Dilapidation report is essentially existing conditions report on the building and site. I have done many prior to land redevelopment. It is to record existing conditions with photographic evidence to use in case dispute develops in relation to new cracking , building leaks and damage from constructi...
Dilapidation report is essentially existing conditions report on the building and site. I have done many prior to land r...
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17 September
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Sep 17, 2021 10:10 pm
If you don't, this is what you will be missing, and the missed bookings https://forum.homeone.com.au/u/42190_1631880430.jpg
If you don't, this is what you will be missing, and the missed bookings
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12 September
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Sep 12, 2021 10:35 am
The windows are too small for the opening, they should have been measured and custom made, architraves removed, old window removed and new window fitted and architraves made good. What you have now is functional but looks second rate job
The windows are too small for the opening, they should have been measured and custom made, architraves removed, old wind...
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