Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
Agree with doing the maths. Our preference was not to go through the stress of knocking down and building, and there was nothing majorly wrong with the old house, but we…
Handover with defects.
I need to write a letter to our Builder to present at handover.
We have a major defect at our property that is going to dispute but have no option but to move into the…
Hi , I have an issue with the neighbours builder regarding the fencing which they are doing and I have to do the retaining wall.
We agreed in this but when the contractor…
Zero Boundary - Drainage
Unfortunately I have heard from many signing building contracts post Sep 2016 . builders usually get clients to sign a form indicating they are choosing/appointing the…
Building investment property in Warragul
The advertised 18 week time frame for Simonds Express home builds is an under statement to say the least...
I met with Simonds Sales rep 29/11/2017.
Signed house build…
thx . its on both sides of the slab so was worried . is it something to worry abt
I bought my house a year ago and only just noticed this. The side of the house is brick however the rest is sycon cladding. On one side there is a clear gap…
How does one permanently delete homeone account if the Admin won’t remove it after several attempts of me requesting?!
Sep 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Coral homes windows size + blinds
Thank you very much.
I will contact Coral to check how much they charge for them otherwise I can get them custom made after handover.
Thanks for your answer, very helpful.
Query - lock up payment
There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.
Superior Building Group
Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…
Coral - Outdoor Living Slab
Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites!
Covenants? 18 months down the track…
Septic smell inside and out
Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…
CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII
Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there
Thanks for the info.
Have a good evening. Cheers
Am I overreacting over fence cost?
I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you can't carry them.
I may have…
Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck
Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…
Jul 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector
The BS employs the BI.
In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details.
As per building expert's succinct post,…
First home costs?
I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…
Unfinished Construction Site Next Door
I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property.
We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…
How much to build this
You will save very little
as the Concretor will become a nominated Subcontractor, so the builder won't pass on saving
Generally concretor is 8% Of the contract, if the…
Rosenthal Sunbury site costs
Site costs can vary, more Info required?
Size house Contour, Geotech report, engineering,display or custom build?
Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....
I certainly wouldn't be rushed into anything because of a letter - or threats in it.
Were your "discussions" in writing - do you have emails etc ?
These things happen -…
Quick question, when a slab has been trimmed back, should it be sealed? We had a few sections of the slab that protruded outside of the frame, some sections have…
Inclement weather delay claim
Read your contract, there is already allowance for inclement weather. Builder would have to prove that inclement weather was greater than allowed in the contract and that…
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…
Internal Cracks, some guidance required
So it looks like you are sharing a slab with another house, are they having the same problems?
This looks to be your site in 2004 and 06.
Looks to be a…
Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA
Didn't the plumber tell you that you had a valve or not?
It would be unusual for one to fail.
Just Google it so you can see what it looks like. They are invariably…
Jun 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Metricon Build - few upgrades advice
Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company
Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a…
Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors
Am planning to get few of these doors. These doors are glass panel surrounded by timber/MDF frame.
For those who’ve similar doors with translucent glass…