I have just been called to a remedial job in Earlwood, where the builder had failed to build the duplex in compliance with Australian Standards.
Poor design of balconies, inadequate waterproofing of upper areas, popped tiles, no dampcourse installed, salt laden walls, popped render, no expansion joints, rusted angles, excessive damage to internal ceilings and other areas. And I didn’t even walk any further than the front yard!!!
Although the house is only seven years old, it looks like its 20 years old! The home owners warranty insurance has expired and the builder, who has been on the run ever since building it, has gotten away scot-free.
To repair and restore the job, they would be looking at $30-$40K. The question they need to ask themselves is whether it was all worth it…