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Compliance certificate

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by user8519, 22nd Feb, 2016.

  1. user8519

    user8519 Member

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    Hey guys, the bathroom is in the middle of being renovated (everything is in the same place) everything removed replaced and waterproofed.

    Do I or should I be provided a compliance certificate or waterproof certificate from the renovator?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    Onlt a licensed waterproofer can provide a certificate as they must warrant their work (I believe it may be for 7 years?). If they aren't licensed they won't be able to provide a certificate. It's a difficult qualification to get.
     
  3. Cat

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    Yep you definitely need a waterproofing certificate. Water issues is the #1 defect issues that home owners claim under builders warranties. Also keep onto the tiler about the fall to the drains and chuck a fit and make them rip up and put back down if it isn't good enough. This is huge and stops future problems.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Certificates should be provided upon practical completion - are you doing diy or using a bathroom specialist?
     
  5. user8519

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    I'm using a bathroom renovator. He said he would provide a compliance certificate after final payment, is this enough?
     
  6. dmo

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    Get them to put it in writing somehow (email perhaps) that way if they don't follow through you've got your end covered.

    Your end covered in the sense that you can demand they provide it, or take the issue further as it was promised to be included.
     
  7. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

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    I have a problem with this 'after payment'. What if he does a rubbish job or gets something wrong? You then have a right to not pay until it is rectified. He can then basically hold you over a barrel withholding the compliance certificate.
     
  8. Chillingout

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    I would definitely ask for a waterproofing certificate, Bigkahuna I don't understand this^^ if you have a problem with the work don't pay until its rectified. But don't expect someone to give you a certificate for that work until the final bill is paid.
     
  9. user8519

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    Hmm would a compliance certificate cover the water proofing as well?