Building Standards; Getting It Right!
StructuralBIMGuySigned contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told iSigned contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
Better still list the solutions, alternative, costs and proofs for Uncompacted/Uncontrolled fill
JokerWonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!Wonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
building-expertGuide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?Guide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…
JokerVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problemsVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Any update on your situation, to parsons.
Leonardo_23AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -
I agree that PI insurance (not PII insurance) is a worthy insurance and was one of the few who had it. But in my opinion, placing a requirement on the policy that the…
bashworthstandard face bricks that run through roofstandard face bricks that run through roof
It's not unusual to use an ordinary brick where it can't be seen. If you go for a rendered finish you could find the builder has used up all the odd bricks left over from…
CameronRobertsonVentilation with PVC pipe for Cold Storage RoomVentilation with PVC pipe for Cold Storage Room
I've always wanted to build a cold room but it seems like a lot of work and maintenance and I most certainly wouldn't be able to trust my own construction skills to do it!…
bashworthAdvice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippageAdvice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…
marblazeCharged storm water systemCharged storm water system
18 December 2016
http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/files/assets ... -guide.pdf see page 5 What you need is a cleanout pit. At the back of the charged pipe, connect it to a clean out pit. This…
insiderStatic fill test vs cutting hole through foundation to checkStatic fill test vs cutting hole through foundation to check
3 December 2016
Did the builder use a licensed plumber to do the static test ?
GaudiDrainage to protect foundation - engineeringDrainage to protect foundation - engineering
5 November 2016
Bank, Yes, Negotiating this is so complex. Im disappointed that this new rule may not have the impact it was likely designed to. I have family about to start their build…
SaveH2OCorrect Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35Correct Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35
29 September 2016
The Tornado rain head is manufactured in Australia by an Australian company. I also manufacture in Australia and I support other Australian companies who also…
StructuralBIMGuyFaulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?Faulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?
29 September 2016
Hi Julia1301 You will need to get the mortar composition properly analysed Other things to consider, mortar strength, loads on wall,failure modes,durability Then a…
Stewie DHouse built on strip footing- advantages & disavantages?House built on strip footing- advantages & disavantages?
28 September 2016
And cut & pasted by Calvin from here... http://houseunderconstruction.com/found ... house.html Stewie
SaveH2OGradient of underground stormwater pipesGradient of underground stormwater pipes
23 September 2016
It is wrong and it is recognised as being wrong but plumbers are allowed to sign off on their own work. No one checks. As a measure of plumbing incompetence, approximately…