4 episodes

"Subbies Under Fire" – A podcast series investigating sub-contractors in the building industry, and the incredible payment disputes they find themselves in. The stakes are high, and these stories are often harrowing. Our guests have chronicled stories of how construction projects have started out well, but then things start to spiral out of control as millions of dollars go unpaid. As the stories progress, things get uglier and uglier. The outcomes of these stories have included attempted suicide, broken marriages, and bankruptcy. This is a genuinely shocking podcast series about a world that rarely sees the light of day. Subbies Under Fire is hosted by Anthony Igra and Rob Kaldor and recorded in the studios of Piccolo Podcasts. Please rate and review us on your favourite listening APP.

Subbies Under Fire Anthony Igra and Rob Kaldor

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

"Subbies Under Fire" – A podcast series investigating sub-contractors in the building industry, and the incredible payment disputes they find themselves in. The stakes are high, and these stories are often harrowing. Our guests have chronicled stories of how construction projects have started out well, but then things start to spiral out of control as millions of dollars go unpaid. As the stories progress, things get uglier and uglier. The outcomes of these stories have included attempted suicide, broken marriages, and bankruptcy. This is a genuinely shocking podcast series about a world that rarely sees the light of day. Subbies Under Fire is hosted by Anthony Igra and Rob Kaldor and recorded in the studios of Piccolo Podcasts. Please rate and review us on your favourite listening APP.

    Builder wants a free $40K rendering job for his own home!

    Builder wants a free $40K rendering job for his own home!

    In Episode Four, Anthony and Rob talk to Ben - a cement renderer whose trusting nature burned him to the value of $40K. Ben thought he had an interesting rendering gig with a builder that he had worked with previously but as the scope of the job changed, so did the nature of the interactions - things got ugly quicky! If you want to buy Anthony and Rob a coffee to help fund more episodes go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/subbies

    To stay in touch with everything 'Subbies Under Fire' go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/subbiesunderfire or go to www.subbiesunderfire.com.au

    • 39 min
    Natalie and the UNPAID $40,000 Storm Water Drain

    Natalie and the UNPAID $40,000 Storm Water Drain

    In Episode Three, Anthony and Rob talk to Natalie who not only works in her plumbing business with her partner but has an additional full-time job. When they won a plumbing tender, they thought they had an opportunity to scale their business. They thought this was a great opportunity to make their lives easier. But after winning the contact and commencing the work, they were told to add into scope huge stormwater works at no cost because the builder didn’t allow for it. It was a case of ‘Build it or else’! If you have a story, go to www.subbiesunderfire.com.au

    To stay in touch with everything 'Subbies Under Fire' go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/subbiesunderfire or go to www.subbiesunderfire.com.au
    If you want to buy Anthony and Rob a coffee to help fund more episodes go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/subbies

    • 39 min
    Adrian and the Giant Contract Breach

    Adrian and the Giant Contract Breach

    In Episode Two, Anthony and Rob interview Adrian (not his real name). Adrian’s story is tragic. One word on a contract let to a cascading turn of events that pushed Adrian to the limit. Adrian runs a Fire Safety business, and his government project went completely pear-shaped. Adrian’s story shows how far a company will go to deny a variation it has previously approved. This is a must for any small business owner. If you have a story, go to subbiesunderfire.com.au

    Do you have a story? Email subbiesunderfire@gmail.com
    To stay in touch with everything 'Subbies Under Fire' go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/subbiesunderfire or go to www.subbiesunderfire.com.au

    • 45 min
    Pete and the Rock Gurus

    Pete and the Rock Gurus

    In Episode One, Anthony and Rob interview Pete (not his real name). Pete accounts how he and his mate got completely rorted on a government project. Pete's mate was literally pushed to the edge! If you are a subbie - this episode is not to be missed. In this episode we discuss Liquidated Damages - LDs and Variations, and how a Scope of Works can fall apart. To stay in touch with everything 'Subbies Under Fire' go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/subbiesunderfire

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Roy Tradie ,

Love it

Really useful and intereting!

snakes rule 16273 ,

Roof plumber

That was an awesome explain of the construction industry. It covered exactly what happens to thousands of us, including myself.
Expect in my situation it was a bank allowing a builder to trade insolvent whislt recovering their own money.

I’ve tried for years to explain the industry but have never been able to put into words.
The gang of you have nailed it. Well done. This may even help to put pressure on ministers who do know what happens to make changes.

Regard s
Dave Panetta

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