Dec 01, 2020 10:50 am
I am in the process of signing a building contract with Dechellis but have a few reservations.
It really bothers me that you can never see the costs attributed to specifics in the build. Also so many things to be added at selections... will even have to add to facade and I have no idea about cost associated. Essentially I have no idea how much this build will cost or even what the facade final product will be.....
Would appreciate any experience or advice any members have in dealing with them personally?
Re: Dechellis Adelaide Advice2
Feb 28, 2021 10:02 am
I previously wrote.
Yeah, We built with Dechellis, wouldn't recommend them to anyone. We had a contracted term of approx. 6 months that instantly turned to 12 months due to a series of woeful errors by them. Their response to any compensation for lateness is 'NOT IN HIA CONTRACT'. The poor quality of the finished home is beyond a joke. We have been in the house for 11 mths and nothing from our pre-handover or handover has been repaired. Guess the loose term of within a reasonable time frame that is all over the HIA contract protects them !. We have 5 pages of faults that include non-compliant bathroom tiling to floor tiling that over 70% is either hollow, chipped, cracked, and uneven. They bullied us into taking handover of the house and even have bullied me to sign the letter of compliance certificate saying HIA has advised us of a $4000.00 fine for not doing so.
So my definite answer is NO I would not recommend Dechellis to ANYONE!
PM Me for more details.
As an update to this, we have gone past our 5 years "statutory warranty period" with Dechellis making no attempts at any of our warranty concerns. They have in fact over the period entertained us by sending staff to inspect then never report back, even after countless attempts to have any items repaired.
They even had the nerve to write back at the end of this period to tell us they had actioned everyone of our requests.
Good luck if you have signed up.
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