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ozcargod8
28 February
Mortar defects?Mortar defects?

Brickwork have just been high pressure cleaned. The mortar looks very soft sandy…

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Feb 28, 2019 4:33 am
Weir
2 October 2018
Balcony RepairsBalcony Repairs

I live in a free standing townhouse with a balcony which is joined to the side wall…

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Oct 03, 2018 12:04 am
jazzaddict
5 September 2018
Stay away from James Hardie - hardiewrapStay away from James Hardie - hardiewrap

We had many issues with James Hardie - hardiewrap - so I'd recommend that people…

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Sep 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Dan17
13 August 2018
MGP10 ④MGP10 ④

What does ④ in MPG10 ④ and (s) in AS/NZS 1748 / (s) means ?

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Aug 13, 2018 4:35 pm
kathysangel
7 August 2018
My brick work so badMy brick work so bad

So your advising to get a building surveyor as all my bricks are chipped and different…

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Aug 07, 2018 2:58 am
kani
5 July 2018
Raising the heightRaising the height

Hi team, Need some advise on the below - Background - Purchased the property few…

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Jul 05, 2018 10:57 am
brokenstick
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6 February 2018
"Approximate measurements" in contract"Approximate measurements" in contract

Hi, I am about to sign a building contract. The builder has a clause in their contract…

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Feb 06, 2018 8:54 am
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cornellengineers
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1 February 2018
Brickwork Articulation JointsBrickwork Articulation Joints

Our senior structural engineer, Patrick Mazoudier, delivered an internal training…

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Feb 01, 2018 3:30 pm
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Jan 20, 2018 7:34 am
Clive
27 September 2017
HERITAGE ....FLORA & FAUNA......BAL 29HERITAGE ....FLORA & FAUNA......BAL 29

We are trying to build in a Heritage Conservation area and we have Bal29, nothing…

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Sep 27, 2017 6:53 pm
NewbGrdner
13 August 2017
NSW BAL 12.5 or 19NSW BAL 12.5 or 19

I wish to inquire as to the requirements to adhere to when converting an existing…

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Aug 14, 2017 12:26 am
gaweleczek
11 July 2017
Unsecured storm water pipesUnsecured storm water pipes

Hello, Is it an acceptable practice to protect storm water pipes in the ground with…

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Jul 11, 2017 11:40 pm
lazandjohn
17 April 2017
Finish around windowsFinish around windows

Our house isn't finished yet (but is very close) but at the moment all the windows…

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Apr 17, 2017 2:41 pm
building-expert
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3 February 2017
Changes to Building Act in TasmaniaChanges to Building Act in Tasmania

Tasmania has embarked on seismic changes to building regulations and its quite interesting…

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Feb 03, 2017 9:36 am
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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…

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Nov 10, 2016 10:45 am
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gach2
15 August 2016
BCA - building seperationBCA - building seperation

Just wondering if anyone if the 1.8m rule for building seperation before fireproof…

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Aug 16, 2016 12:54 am
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Aug 14, 2016 9:40 pm
turbopsi
3 July 2016
Ext wall cladding to brick subfloor junction?Ext wall cladding to brick subfloor junction?

Hi all, I would appreciate technical details on options in regards to the following…

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Jul 03, 2016 9:38 pm
JB1
24 June 2016
Raft Slabs and Hydronic Underfloor TrenchRaft Slabs and Hydronic Underfloor Trench

Hi, will be owner building a house but not yet at engineer stage. I would like to…

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Jun 24, 2016 6:30 pm
wood bang
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2 June 2016
Flashing, always cut them inFlashing, always cut them in

Lots of builders are using pressure seal, they will always fail in a couple of years…

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Jun 02, 2016 6:46 pm
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Jun 01, 2016 11:05 am
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uspepper
13 May 2016
external light wiring requirementexternal light wiring requirement

Hi all, does anyone know the wiring requirement of external lights on pillars? I…

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May 13, 2016 8:06 pm
kasra nedlands
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9 February 2016
Owner builder Purlin queryOwner builder Purlin query

Hi everyone, Has anyone here got a good understanding of purlin spans. Our engineer…

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Feb 09, 2016 10:45 pm
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Big Bear
5 November 2015
Window above bath / waterproofing requirementsWindow above bath / waterproofing requirements

Hi I'm wanting to know what I can and can't do when it comes to window above my…

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Nov 05, 2015 3:29 pm
insider
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21 January 2015
REASONS WHY ROOT BARRIERS FAILREASONS WHY ROOT BARRIERS FAIL

Hear are some common causes of root barrier failures 1. Top of the barrier is covered…

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Jan 21, 2015 8:17 pm
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Dale80
20 October 2014
A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?

I swear that it is taking longer and longer everytime I fill out the risk assessment…

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Oct 20, 2014 5:48 pm
Rayatswan
7 November 2013
Universal Beam SpanUniversal Beam Span

I am hoping to get some help with a universal beam span question and this forum…

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Nov 07, 2013 9:48 am
AiryFairy
4 August 2013
Penrith Council Pool RegulationsPenrith Council Pool Regulations

Hi just wondering if anyone can help me. Looking for the council regulations for…

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Aug 04, 2013 3:06 pm
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Aug 02, 2013 7:18 pm
Yellow
21 July 2013
Melamine robe collapsed - Please HelpMelamine robe collapsed - Please Help

Hi Moved in 2 years ago and suddenly one day the WIR Melamine robe shelf (one) collapsed…

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Jul 21, 2013 7:09 pm
wokwon
22 March 2013
Gas central heating unit exhaust vent pipe heightGas central heating unit exhaust vent pipe height

We have a Bonaire central gas heating unit in our ceiling space. It had a plastic…

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Mar 22, 2013 11:28 am
Johnson
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19 February 2013
Fire rated external vents -- ambiguous?Fire rated external vents -- ambiguous?

Hi all, I've got a few fans that need venting to the outside of the house, which…

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Feb 19, 2013 5:34 pm
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lenarufus
25 January 2013
washing machine and tubwashing machine and tub

Hi - I read this in another forum : Under the Building Code of Australia, Australian…

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Jan 25, 2013 3:01 pm
wildman22
3 January 2013
Recommendations for Bendigo building surveyorsRecommendations for Bendigo building surveyors

Hi, Can anyone provide me with recommendations for building surveyors in Bendigo…

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Jan 03, 2013 12:46 pm
slepax
19 November 2012
Soakwells in old housesSoakwells in old houses

Hello all, About 3 years ago we bought an established house, built early 70's so…

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Nov 19, 2012 2:31 am
travelbug
24 September 2012
Granny flat under main roofGranny flat under main roof

Has anyone sectioned off part of a house to make a granny flat? What is the process…

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Sep 24, 2012 6:17 pm
mapcalla
8 December 2011
building inspector and pest inspection Perthbuilding inspector and pest inspection Perth

Well instead of building hubby and I put in an offer for a home yesterday and it…

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Dec 08, 2011 3:55 pm
pales
20 October 2011
Increasing Sliding door size - Span helpIncreasing Sliding door size - Span help

Hi Guys, I'm looking to increase my Sliding doors from 2.7m to 3.8m. I obviously…

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Oct 20, 2011 12:05 pm
btherl
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9 August 2011
Removing building debrisRemoving building debris

My builder left what I consider to be a large amount of bricks and tiles and other…

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Aug 09, 2011 10:39 am
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ctoz
4 August 2011
termite baitingtermite baiting

We need to install a termite prevention system around a small house. I've researched…

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Aug 04, 2011 11:53 am
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Jun 27, 2011 1:38 pm
aazman
25 May 2011
Shadow Clad ProbsShadow Clad Probs

We built a little while ago with M and have had a continuing problem the shadow…

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May 25, 2011 12:21 pm
blueblueblue
13 April 2011
Vapor membrane or glue under plywood?Vapor membrane or glue under plywood?

Which is used when and what is the preferred method? By the way, this is for plywood…

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Apr 13, 2011 4:33 pm
1983yzb
20 February 2011
A big problem for my slabA big problem for my slab

Hi,everyone. I build a new home, and just frame stage is complete. Today I took…

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Feb 20, 2011 12:20 am
csamara
19 February 2011
Bring a difficult neighbour to courtBring a difficult neighbour to court

Anyone here had experience about building dispute with a neighbor? We have a situation…

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Feb 19, 2011 10:18 pm
kappans21
20 January 2011
KJM Design provide clients with numerous optionsKJM Design provide clients with numerous options

KJM Design provide clients with numerous options for Link made by qualified and…

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Jan 20, 2011 12:27 am
Makis
2 January 2011
SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?

Gday, Building in Adelaide but want to allow provision for a gas heater somewhere…

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MakisView the latest post
Jan 02, 2011 9:25 am


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