I decided to have a residential dwelling built in Canberra recently and I REGRET the decision. I have had endless problems with the builder doing sloppy work. I have had to get two independent reports on issues that need addressing. I’ve provided the reports to the builder and he is disputing some of the issues. For example, he won’t connect a down pipe to the stormwater, so water runs all over the front porch when it rains.
The builders contractor who did the polished floor did a shocking job. It appears that the floor was never sanded back and the polish has been placed on over pencil marks etc on the concrete.
I’m wondering what I can do? I have spoken to ACTPLA, but it appears in the ACT builders can do what they like and get away with building dwellings that don’t meet Australian Standards etc. I think the industry needs to be regulated a lot more than what it has been.
What do other people think?
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