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workmanship questioned-could have been excellent
overall the build was excellent with attention from all concerned particularly the building supervisor, unfortunately on a handover you dont climb all over the roof and assume things are done properly, 20 years later we are still experiencing water leaks, when contacted customer service we were told must be the installation of air conditioning system !
Bad experience with Dale Alcock
Hi. I am a foreigner. I chose Dale Alcock because they win a lot of award and we thought we will get a very good result from them even the price is expensive. But the Ending is the worst Ending. Here is why,
1. In the contract said Aircon suitable for the house. What we get is aircon system that only can be used for half the house, either bedrooms or living room. Dale Alcock said it is our fault that we did not ask the detail about the aircon since beginning.
2. Lousy workmanship. We found lot of defects that need to be addressed but it is so ...
Built a non-compliant roof with no collar ties
Bought a Dale Alcock home built in 2005 that was constructed in 2003 that I am now Selling.
The buyers building inspector discovered that the roof has zero collar ties and that the roof construction my home is not compliant with the building code.
It turns out that as I am not the original owner, Dale Alcock will not fix the roof that is non-complaint with the building code. If I were the original owner then they would because the house was built less than 24 years ago.
Turns out they don't have the original drawings anymore either, so I've no ...
Lack of consitant professional site supervision during the build resulted in a number of issues during the build that were only picked up by hiring my own building inspector, items including but not limited to structural roof timbers missing and overall lack of quality workmanship, this has resulted in ongoing call outs and repairs which they have followed through with but is still disheartening.
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Well managed project
Dale Alcock Developments were one of a number of builders that were consulted prior to requesting a tender for a nine unit residential development. From the outset all DAD's staff were very accommodating from initial discussions, quoting, pre-start nothing was too much trouble.
During the build process both the Site Manager and Project Manager were available to discuss any aspect of the project, whether over the phone, by email or on site. The project was well managed with a clean and organised site and trades that appeared happy to be involved...
We won't choose Dale again
Firstly, when we built our house I probably would have written a review much like the others here - a review where you feel really happy with a brand new house and you are about to move in or just moved in. However that type of review tells other very little except that the sales process went well. You can't tell the quality of the house at this stage, so any reviews of the sales process are of little worth.
We built a custom home with Dale back in 2003. Nine years later, in 2012, I complained to Dale Alcock Homes and the Building Manager, an...engineer and the building supervisor came as a group to inspect my house. I showed them cracks from the front of my house to the rear (many rooms had cracks). I showed them wall cracks on the inside walls and the outside walls and a crack in our kids bathroom floor. At the time I didn't show them the large long crack on my ensuite floor. Many floor tiles have very big cracks. It wouldn't have mattered though. These three experts (not one but three) offered no logical reason (just theoretical reasons - see below) why my house had so many cracks. They were hoping to deflect the blame for the cracks on "it is your soak wells that probably caused it", but this was easily dismissed much to their surprise. I asked for a follow up letter about our meeting but suspect the following line in their follow up letter was copied from a building manual. "we informed you the most common contributor of cracking is due to settlement of surrounding soils, thermal conditions and the performance of dissimilar material. " How any of that general statement relates to my house who knows. For example the surrounding soils were well and truly settled when I built. Thermal conditions - Don't they build houses for Australian thermal conditions?
Not worth the price
We have been in our house for less than 24 months and have been having problems after problems. I have really restrained from writing a review but since another thing going wrong I just had to now. First was windows (one that i paid extra 5k for), then aircon which also was an "upgrade", then also toilet smells which was a result of poor workmanship, then crappy front door lock, now burst pipe which has resulted in flooded room and wall cavity, it has also damaged my furniture which i doubt dales would pay for. I wonder what would be next. VERY...disappointing as we were recommending friends/family and was proud to be building with Dales but really this product isnt even worth 1 star especially for the price as well - so much for us upgrading specs to our home. Lets hope someone from service gets back to my email quick and get this sorted quickly before more water damage to the whole room.
Fantastic service and great quality build
Overall we are very satisfied with the entire process. Dale Alcock has built a lovely quality home which we absolutely love. The price estimated at the beginning and end was exact and nothing went over budget during the process. The materials used were good quality and no shortcuts were made during the whole process, trust me I was keeping a close eye during the whole build process.
Rachael was our sales consultant and she was extremely helpful, patient and accommodating in assisting us to build and designing a custom home that fits our bud...get and size block. We were going to choose another boutique builder but in the end Dale's provided a discount, better reputation and had more inclusions so we signed up. Vince our site manager was great, he was thorough, knowledgeable and helpful when ever we had questions about anything. When it was time to do hand over he made sure most things were sorted so there was hardly anything to fix up, the place was in great condition which was good. Tania our client relations officer was super helpful, when ever I had questions she called and replied back straight away. If there was a problem with something then we were notified and talked about options. Reason for my 4 star review wasn't because I'm not happy because I am but during the pre construction stage we had several Dale Alcock employees coming and going, changing positions etc during the pre construction stage which made the planning stages extremely stressful. In the end we had to have our sales consultant Rachael step in and take over to answer things and get things done because people in the business were not explaining things right to us, giving wrong pricing, not including things we asked for, not taking things out we wanted and old incorrect plans were being handed around adding to the confusion. Luckily Rachel paid close attention to what we wanted and was able to smooth things out.
Questions & Answers
Hi Dale Alcock Maintenance team,
I have been in touch with your service team via email regarding the cracking tiles but I didn't not receive any response . I follow up with phone call but my call was forwarded to voice messages.
Can you please get your team to touch base with me ?
Sorry to hear nobody has been in touch. Could you please provide me with your address and email? Thank you, Abbey
Thanks for you reply .
My property address 14 Warru Gdns Success Wa 6164 - Job 23726
My email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finished the house in october 2020. And lots of cracks, scratches, and other defect thing. And until now I ask for you to come and visit onsite and see it for yourself. But until now nobody dare to come and talk and fix the defects? Is this how Dale Alcock who won alot of award treat their customers?
The contract said to provide Aircon to suit the size of the house. What we get is aircon system that only can be used for half the house, either bedrooms or living room. Dale Alcock said it is our fault that we did not ask the detail about the aircon since beginning. Any opinion regarding this issues? I hope others will not get tricked by this tricky contract!
Just had a phone call with Jeremy. He said that for Delano house, Dale Alcock supplies aircon only half of the required capacity for the whole house to all their customers. That is their standard.
I wonder is that true? Or Am I the only one who got tricked by the contract that says Dale Alcock will supply aircon that suit the house but what they mean is only half the house capacity?
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