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Signed 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

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm
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Joker
26 March
Wonderful 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…

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Joker
Mar 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Gravy
25 March
Crumbling slab edges - is this normal?Crumbling slab edges - is this normal?

That doesn't look OK at all. If the edges are crumbling what's the rest of the slab going to do when the weight of a house is on top of it. If it was me I'd be getting…

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Gravy
Mar 25, 2017 12:14 am
Updates to working drawing during the buildUpdates to working drawing during the build

Hi Pawelpabich Yes they should be noted/hand drawn as cloud revisions and submitted, make sure you keep a copy a copy

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2017 5:23 pm
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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…

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building-expert
Mar 20, 2017 9:21 am
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Joker
17 March
MBA Building Services- building inspectorMBA Building Services- building inspector

Builders inspection is of little value to you as he will be on builders side due to protecting his own business interests, he basically works for builder, would get my…

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Joker
Mar 17, 2017 12:58 pm
bryn
7 March
Tile underlayTile underlay

is it in a wet area?

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bryn
Mar 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Question about crossoverQuestion about crossover

You will still need to consider Stormwater within your property All buildings are required to have roof water directed to approved systems has on-line forms/apps for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2017 11:41 am
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pawelpabich
Feb 23, 2017 6:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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19 February
Driveway starting to moveDriveway starting to move

They should have given you a complete set of Specis, Docs, Engineering Details & Drawings? Also check with your Council they may also have driveway requirements for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 19, 2017 2:03 pm
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So @Rusty11, we are roughly at the same stage, so I thought I would provide some pictures to show you what my builder is doing. In most places they have shaved, but in…

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arcadelt
Feb 17, 2017 4:22 pm
bryn
17 February
Decking post - Concret or No Fines ConcreteDecking post - Concret or No Fines Concrete

what timber are the posts? generally best to avoid encasing timber in concrete

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bryn
Feb 17, 2017 3:07 pm
bryn
17 February
Butt Welding 150x50x2 RHS Bearers???Butt Welding 150x50x2 RHS Bearers???

he hasn't said its a 30m span, its a 30m continuous beam. ie it has multiple supports along its length

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bryn
Feb 17, 2017 3:01 pm
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3 February
Changes to Building Act in TasmaniaChanges to Building Act in Tasmania

Tasmania has embarked on seismic changes to building regulations and its quite interesting http://www.themercury.com.au/news/polit ...…

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building-expert
Feb 03, 2017 9:36 am
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Leonardo_23
30 January
AS 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…

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Leonardo_23
Jan 30, 2017 2:01 pm
Leonardo_23
24 January
WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?WA New Build Inspections Who to Use?

As regards thermal imaging, I imagine the cost would be borne by your clients. Hi nicjam, I hope you can see that some people protest loudly when confronted with basic…

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Leonardo_23
Jan 24, 2017 2:45 pm
bashworth
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23 January
standard 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…

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bashworth
Jan 23, 2017 5:37 pm
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SaveH2O
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12 January
Incorrectly installed home gas pipesIncorrectly installed home gas pipes

That is the worry and most won't be as aware as you. One would expect there to be a paper trail back to the VBA but is there? The VBA falls down in so many…

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SaveH2O
Jan 12, 2017 9:09 pm
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qebtel
10 January
Water Leak issuesWater Leak issues
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1. As I have already told you, the same check and balance apply whether OB or registered builder, so it is irrelevant. 2. Not an OB fault. 3. Not an OB fault. 4. Not an…

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qebtel
Jan 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Ventilation 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!…

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CameronRobertson
Jan 09, 2017 7:44 pm
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bashworth
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1 January
Advice 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…

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bashworth
Jan 01, 2017 3:05 pm
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arodc
19 December 2016
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?

Thanks for your reply. I have emailed the Council so will see what comes back.

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arodc
Dec 19, 2016 4:15 pm
marblaze
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18 December 2016
Charged storm water systemCharged storm water system

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…

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marblaze
Dec 18, 2016 7:34 pm
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insider
Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm
benzz3
30 November 2016
Drop edge beam vs retaining wallDrop edge beam vs retaining wall

thx for sharing mate, my relative is having this issue too.

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benzz3
Nov 30, 2016 1:54 pm
building-expert
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26 November 2016
Falling StandardsFalling Standards

The first standard I quoted is for building inspections Yes there is liability for negligence for any inspection that inspector does. However you have got to remember…

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building-expert
Nov 26, 2016 5:21 pm
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shanil86
22 November 2016
Granitgard v DPC positionGranitgard v DPC position

Thanks Lynne appreciate your time (and your husband's)!

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shanil86
Nov 22, 2016 9:53 pm
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Althom
Nov 21, 2016 11:56 pm
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magicbee
15 November 2016
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
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Wow... I am having this problem too! My house was completed in mid 2014 and has been having this problem of paint peeling off easily from the plaster. Initially I…

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magicbee
Nov 15, 2016 10:32 pm
Voice_1
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13 November 2016
Thin and long Cracks on slabThin and long Cracks on slab

It's not that the answer is invalid, the response I have provided is based on my own experience where hairline cracks where visible and I was given the same answer 12…

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Voice_1
Nov 13, 2016 6:25 pm
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building-expert
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13 November 2016
Is this my DPC? Is this my DPC?

Bluish material at bottom of your weep hole is your DPC. Its function is to stop rising dampness.

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building-expert
Nov 13, 2016 5:34 pm
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MrsJM
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10 November 2016
Stair treads all split week after installStair treads all split week after install

A week after installation, all of my stair treads split. Strangely, this happened within the same 12 hour window as a water leak which impacted the lower platform. I…

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MrsJM
Nov 10, 2016 10:45 am
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shanil86
6 November 2016
NCC Volume 2 Rule 3.1.2.3NCC Volume 2 Rule 3.1.2.3

Not doing the concreting myself, a lawyer with a knack for reading vol 2 BCA hahaha...thanks for your assistance H2O I really appreciate it.

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shanil86
Nov 06, 2016 7:46 am
Gaudi
5 November 2016
Drainage to protect foundation - engineeringDrainage to protect foundation - engineering

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…

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Gaudi
Nov 05, 2016 5:46 pm
shanil86
1 November 2016
150mm kerb along driveway150mm kerb along driveway

Thanks, thought so. Will not build kerbs as they make driveway look hideous.

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shanil86
Nov 01, 2016 3:18 pm
qebtel
1 November 2016
Storm water on a sloping blockStorm water on a sloping block

you talk about sub dividing and building , but query land pertaining to an existing house. Your situation is unclear to me. An existing dwelling and its land has prior…

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qebtel
Nov 01, 2016 2:52 pm
Emmz70
24 October 2016
Rendered EPS Pier on facade.Rendered EPS Pier on facade.

Thanks Emma, I just came back from walk around Livingston and my estate . I can't see one house has timber or whatever board around. Sun my silly…

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Emmz70
Oct 24, 2016 11:29 pm
Adam.M
17 October 2016
help pls.......help pls.......

Hi, welcome to the forum. I can only answer for the 30sqm shelter/sunroof. Which ever way you built it, pergola or roofed, anything above 20sqm requires a permit. It is…

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Adam.M
Oct 17, 2016 11:33 am
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zook60
Oct 05, 2016 10:19 pm
Narrewarren01
4 October 2016
Timber span tablesTimber span tables

That's what I used on 3 pergolas with no issue

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Narrewarren01
Oct 04, 2016 9:04 pm

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…

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SaveH2O
Sep 29, 2016 5:17 pm
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StructuralBIMGuy
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29 September 2016
Faulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?Faulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2016 10:20 am
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julia1301
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29 September 2016
Brick Work is bad ??Brick Work is bad ??
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Oh thats disapointing to hear, im assuming repointing is very expensive and thats why they are holding off and trying other things. I wish this wasnt a battle i have to…

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julia1301
Sep 29, 2016 9:57 am
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SaveH2O
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23 September 2016
Gradient of underground stormwater pipesGradient of underground stormwater pipes

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…

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2016 2:34 pm
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Jaffa123
21 September 2016
BCA natural light requirementsBCA natural light requirements

What was the outcome at the end?

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Jaffa123
Sep 21, 2016 7:47 am
BL35ED
17 September 2016
Waterproofing showers and copper TraysWaterproofing showers and copper Trays

I have a 7year structual warranty with builder anyway... I was present when it was getting done. I have pics Heres the membrane they www.duram.com.au/pds_var11var241

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BL35ED
Sep 17, 2016 1:01 pm



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