Builder refusing to give us reports we paid for
I agree with Save H20, the relationship is already fractured and the negatives are coming up. If it doesn't look good, if it does not smell good and doesn't feel good in…
Site Supervisor Refused to Complete Final Inspection
Just thought I would provide and update.. I drafted an email by pointing out the obvious details such as the date the home was in fact at PC. I have used their emails as…
Looking for good Fencing businesses in and around Mernda!
Hi Armanda, Alex here from the Melbourne Fence Company, I will be more than happy to help. Please call our office on 8407 3538 and we will have someone attend and…
K-Spec Building Consultants Review - Brisbane Final Inspect
Hi guys, I was referred to K-Spec Building Consultants, and recently had them conduct a Final Inspection of my new investment property at Ipswich (not far from Brisbane).…
Contracts for subcontractors as an owner builder in Victoria
Hi everyone, I'm close to breaking ground on my owner build in Victoria, and have some quotes for site works and a slab pour - about $35k. Does anyone have any…
open to the elements brickwall gap 30-45mm
A side neighbour has a building brickwall which buts-up close to my townhouse external-double-brick-wall (they are an a higher ground level than me, by about 1 metre) My…
Building inspection reports - what to expect?
If you engage a private building inspector to review work done on a property by a Builder (refurbishment of original dwelling rooms and adding an extension) for a Hearing…
Insurance whilst building & variations to standard contract
I believe that the insurance comes under the builder through Builders Warranty Insurance, although i guess you could contact an insurance broker to see if there is…
Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?
Yes thanks snufl, they blow my head gasket. The three opinions I wanted to get across are that: 1 get the views if you can, waterfront or not, 2 get in now and upgrade…
Choosing between Architect, Building Agent, Project Builder
+1 to the advice from Snowing and tjilpi 4kids - We are kind of going through a similar phase - the last bit of feasibility. My starting point was our budget. We then did…
VCAT, owner wins damages for heaved pool replacement
Good on you again BE. I so wish you were on our case an tribunal. Please keep fighting for people like us. I agree why let yourself be publicly dragged through the…
Help with painting over Gloss Paint. Help! Help! Help!
Sounds to me like he sprayed water based gloss over enamel. If that's the case it'll never stick. Needs to be sanded right back. How long did it take to dry? If less…
Does anyone know how much it cost to hire a Scissor Lift?
How stable/level must the ground be where you want to work with it ? I'm just not sure that many home builds would have solid and level enough…
Is it feasible to use Scissor Lift for exterior rendering?
Question about EFFLORESCENCE in bricks and sealing options
How much effect from poor draiange can have an effect like this? Some or a lot but that depends mostly on whether the DPC is a) in the…
Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!
its hard to see why a builder wants $2500m2 to do basic extension when you can get a basic/budget house for less than $1000m2 if you only…
Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?
Costs can vary but anywhere between $600 -$1200 at a guess but it should include 1 to 2 boreholes,footing probe, moisture samples and floor levels or brickwork levels.what…
Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!
Hi Carocaro, If you're considering heating for a 5 sqm room, my suggestion would be go with an electric floor heating mat. Underfloor heating in general is always the…