How long can timber framing be exposed to weather?
Found this article from HIA which may be relevant. In general, there are a few factors that would affect the level of degradation to timber frames (Time of exposure, The…
Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines
estate design requirements aren't different for owner occ or investment. They're trying to achieve a unified look. Install some automatic reticulation so that tenants…
House Extension 2 stage Roofing question
Hey Nicolette.rae Welcome to the forum I would say your designer has done the bare min. for Development Application (DA) approvals without fully understanding the overall…
Slab Edge, Concrete Upstand - External Side Waterproofing
Check your Certified Construction Engineering Details There should be a reference to waterproofing, either footings or wall section detail...was it not inspected during…
Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)
Hey orp23 Welcome to the forum If you can get 50 years out of a house with limited maintenance and repairs then consider yourself lucky. Structural repairs will require…
Private Inspector for new house in Sydney - Which one
Hi there, I am looking at hiring a private inspector for my house construction. Any tips, insight on how to deal with the builder with the issues identified, or should I…
Home constructed of Harie board with EPS sandwich panels in
I am thinking of purchasing a property which is 13 years old and it contains EPS throughout the entire home across both storeys. Is there an issue? I hear EPS is not a…
DIY sediment trap on charged rainwater harvesting system
This demonstrates a common sub standard practice. Knowing the roof area to be harvested should have them also calculate the roof drainage rates at…
SOS! PCI next week but I am not satisfied with workmanship
Hi guys may house practical completion is next week, could you please help me with identifying the below things I found from my…
Building Dispute: 500mm missing from top floor
You need to take back possession of the site and the keys...literally you are stuck But seek legal advice as I'm not a lawyer Sorry there's no easy way out OT, Others…
Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....
Underpinning done and Agricultural pipe installed 800mm deep in to clay around the house, just waiting on the engineers report that we had done 12 on the after the works…
Anyone had to take neighbors to court fence?
I am a lovely neighbour. You need grab a facts pill. Read the date of the post and check the responses and info given The neighbour never paid after 3 years of letters…
Changing colorbond shed from Gable to Skillion roof?
Thanks Pulse, appreciate the input. I thought that may be the case.