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Feb 22, 2024 11:29 pm
I agree! He seems to miss quite a lot of items and likes to quote 2022 BCA and standards when clearly the build was under the 2019 and standards in-force at that time. Great drama, though.
I agree! He seems to miss quite a lot of items and likes to quote 2022 BCA and standards when clearly the build was unde...
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11 February
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Feb 11, 2024 1:12 am
Waterproofing is a critical stage inspection, however most certifiers are not competent to inspect it and simply don't know what they are looking at. We have completed numerous inspections where the question was when would the membrane fail rather than if it failed. I would suggest have your inspect...
Waterproofing is a critical stage inspection, however most certifiers are not competent to inspect it and simply don't k...
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Feb 07, 2024 9:33 pm
Unless documented otherwise, gaps between mouldings or between mouldings and other fixtures, at mitre or butt joints, or at junctions with a wall or other surfaces, are defective if they exist at handover, or exceed 1 mm in width within the first 12 months of completion and are visible from a normal...
Unless documented otherwise, gaps between mouldings or between mouldings and other fixtures, at mitre or butt joints, or...
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Feb 06, 2024 4:54 pm
The setback from the kerb is 4m. It is council land to provide an area for services like sewer main, gas mains, water mains, underground power or poles for overhead power, public right of way for walking etc, future road widening. You will NEVER be permitted to purchase this area as once owned you c...
The setback from the kerb is 4m. It is council land to provide an area for services like sewer main, gas mains, water ma...
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Feb 06, 2024 4:42 pm
The 'P' is a site classification not a soil type. It just notifies the engineer that the site has a P-roblem that needs to be considered when designing the footing/slab system. It could be P=Trees located close to the footings which will affect soil moisture around the roots and that area will react...
The 'P' is a site classification not a soil type. It just notifies the engineer that the site has a P-roblem that needs ...
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Feb 05, 2024 7:04 pm
Practical Completion is when the terms and requirements of the contract are met with only minor errors and omissions outstanding. If the builder included the build of the pool within the contract with the dwelling then PC is when the pool is complete as well!
Practical Completion is when the terms and requirements of the contract are met with only minor errors and omissions out...
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Jan 02, 2024 11:45 pm
All BAL's are not interested in the material used for downpipes. You wont be able to do a charged system unless you use pvc, the solvent cement glue provides a water tight connection. The Inlet to the water tank is at the top of the tank, not at the base otherwise you would need a gate valve to be a...
All BAL's are not interested in the material used for downpipes. You wont be able to do a charged system unless you use ...
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Jan 02, 2024 11:24 pm
Do you have solar on the roof, because if its not a laying defect it looks almost like someone has been walking all over the roof in the mid section of the tile (weakest point) rather than on the ends at the double lap, over the timber. Your tile is from Bristile, give them a call and ask one of the...
Do you have solar on the roof, because if its not a laying defect it looks almost like someone has been walking all over...
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Jan 02, 2024 11:13 pm
The yellowing mainly occurs to white or very light colours.
The yellowing mainly occurs to white or very light colours.
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Jan 02, 2024 11:07 pm
And as for your lawyer friend who suggested it's not necessary as it won't get signed off by council, should clearly stick to conveyancing, writing wills or chasing ambulances! Sorry, but what a stupid thing to advise!
And as for your lawyer friend who suggested it's not necessary as it won't get signed off by council, should clearly sti...
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Jan 02, 2024 11:00 pm
Ask your inspector what qualifications they have. This way you have an idea on the scope of experience they have. You're inspections should be1 @ prepour, 1x once frame is complete including rough-in (both plumbing, electrical and A/c if your having it) and once the walls are wrapped BUT before clad...
Ask your inspector what qualifications they have. This way you have an idea on the scope of experience they have. You're...
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Jan 02, 2024 10:39 pm
You can only claim the gst on building elements during construction. If its a spec you can claim the interest component over the construction (holding/funding costs), but this is offset against the profit on the spec. Once it is completed then you can start claiming depreciation over the building ab...
You can only claim the gst on building elements during construction. If its a spec you can claim the interest component ...
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Jan 02, 2024 10:31 pm
How long ago were these photo's taken? There is no tie-down or bracing in place, there is a lot of steel which would suggest another floor is yet to go on, there are no trusses stood, no windows, no rough-in, no roof, no wrap and the bottom plates haven't been cut-out of the openings. The dyna bolts...
How long ago were these photo's taken? There is no tie-down or bracing in place, there is a lot of steel which would sug...
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26 December 2023
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Dec 26, 2023 11:50 pm
I would suggest you simply go and talk to council about your proposal, most councils are getting onboard with ancillary dwellings. There is no benefit in keeping it secrete from council because the likelyhood is one of your neighbours will at some point dob you in. At that point if you weren't allow...
I would suggest you simply go and talk to council about your proposal, most councils are getting onboard with ancillary ...
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26 December 2023
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Dec 26, 2023 11:42 pm
As most others have posted above the install isn't compliant. The pipe is meant to be covered in loose soil or sand, the pipe has holes in it that leaks out a termicide that leaches into the soil/sand about 300mm down and 300mm out which creates a kill zone. Dig the pipe down into a trench and fill ...
As most others have posted above the install isn't compliant. The pipe is meant to be covered in loose soil or sand, the...
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21 December 2023
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Dec 21, 2023 6:38 pm
You can't actually request for them to be replaced because you don't like them. The builder can simply fix them, I would be suggesting you check the jambs to confirm they are level and at a right angle to the glass. The work is sloppy, and the builder has the right to correct them, your right is the...
You can't actually request for them to be replaced because you don't like them. The builder can simply fix them, I would...
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15 December 2023
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Dec 15, 2023 9:23 pm
yep, clearly mark where the infloor heating pipes are before drilling or nailing
yep, clearly mark where the infloor heating pipes are before drilling or nailing
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15 December 2023
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Dec 15, 2023 9:19 pm
If you're in a flood zone, not only are you dealing with the importation of fill and laying it down in 150 lifts to achieve compaction, you're going to have to consider how to stabilise the outer batter to prevent it being eroded away by running water when the floor water drains away............Pier...
If you're in a flood zone, not only are you dealing with the importation of fill and laying it down in 150 lifts to achi...
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15 December 2023
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Dec 15, 2023 9:10 pm
Not recommended! The image presented is for a sublevel area. The footings are down deep with a load bearing wall supporting the upper floor level. If you did that drain next to the waffle you have just created a zone of influence and created a zone of abnormal moisture next to the slab. ANY movement...
Not recommended! The image presented is for a sublevel area. The footings are down deep with a load bearing wall support...
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15 December 2023
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Dec 15, 2023 8:39 pm
The Soil classification has little to do with piers. The purpose of the classing of the soil is to identify the clay content and the "average expected range of movement under normal moisture conditions"... How much water will the clays take up when it gets wet (expand) and how much will it...
The Soil classification has little to do with piers. The purpose of the classing of the soil is to identify the clay con...
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