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sneeloy
sneeloy
21 October

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

Which builder is that?

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sneeloy
Oct 21, 2020 12:18 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 October

Help needed , need to put alluminium post into concrete

Help needed , need to put alluminium post into concrete

Are the posts also powdercoated on the inside? Having aluminium in contact with a caustic or alkaline material such as cement is not a good idea and I am pretty sure that…

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2020 9:27 pm
SaveH2O
John0322
John0322
12 October

What to use to pack concrete sleeper gaps at the bottom?

What to use to pack concrete sleeper gaps at the bottom?

Thank you! Yes, I might need to fill this gap. It could possible provide path for water to run through.

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John0322
Oct 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
4 October

Heating/Cooling duct - correct installation

Heating/Cooling duct - correct installation

The picture is not showing but id take a photo and send it off to VBA , i had problems with my ducted heating as well, when i called a plumber to come and fix it he told i…

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Mauromario
Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm
tictac9234
tictac9234
1 October

Drop edge beam vs retaining wall

Drop edge beam vs retaining wall

Thank you so much for this post. very useful and helpful for me. I know it is quite an old post but After reading this I find that I am going through exactly same scenario…

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tictac9234
Oct 01, 2020 11:14 pm

Below window weep holes brick voids

Below window weep holes brick voids

I depends where it is If it is just cavity flashing then your builder is right and it does not matter but if it is also used as flashing and a damp course then the…

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building-expert
Oct 01, 2020 8:57 am
building-expert
rbalse
rbalse
27 September

Extension slab at ground level

Extension slab at ground level

I am planning a 10m2 ensuite extension to a brick veneer house with existing timber framed floor. However the area of extension has been built up level with the existing…

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rbalse
Sep 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Peter Hogan
Peter Hogan
24 September

Built with regent homes

Built with regent homes

we built with them at Basket Range, Totally happy

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Peter Hogan
Sep 24, 2020 10:22 am
John0322
John0322
20 September

Weep holes under the window

Weep holes under the window

Hi, I am nearing my 90-day defect warranty inspection. While walking around the house, I noticed my weep holes under the window sill looks like there is a plastic…

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John0322
Sep 20, 2020 7:32 am
nik_nt11
nik_nt11
19 September

Skirtings/walls not straight

Skirtings/walls not straight

Good news. I asked my inspector to have a look at it and the builder subsequently fixed it because it was included on our report

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nik_nt11
Sep 19, 2020 6:50 pm

So I'm 189cm tall but my wife is short (although a little taller than you). Our vanities are 800mm high with 120mm counter top basins. I don't have any issue using them…

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chippy
Sep 19, 2020 3:12 pm
chippy
alexp79
alexp79
18 September

Urgent help regarding slope

Urgent help regarding slope

is waffle pod even is allowed on E soil???

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alexp79
Sep 18, 2020 8:14 pm
sneeloy
sneeloy
18 September

Fencing transperacy

Fencing transperacy

Hi, Can someone please help me understanding what how to calculate if my proposed fencing is 30% transparent? For example for a fence with 1.5m post. 30% of 1.5m is…

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sneeloy
Sep 18, 2020 1:31 pm
John0322
John0322
7 September

Recommendation: Slab heave inspector Sydney

Recommendation: Slab heave inspector Sydney

Hi, Could anyone please recommend an inspector/engineer who could write-up a defect report for NCAT? Thank you

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John0322
Sep 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Ben W
Ben W
3 September

frame stage approved but....frame overhangs slab

frame stage approved but....frame overhangs slab

Guide to Standards and Tolerances 4.08 Bottom plates that overhang concrete slabs Bottom plates that are less than 90 mm wide and overhang concrete slabs are…

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Ben W
Sep 03, 2020 7:51 pm
lizzabeta
lizzabeta
31 August

Slab Extension due to Incorrect Measurements

Slab Extension due to Incorrect Measurements

Thanks Chris for the comment. Will follow up with the builder and also keep monitoring the state of that extension for any major deterioration.

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lizzabeta
Aug 31, 2020 12:10 pm
lizzabeta
alexd
alexd
28 August

Council approval - new shed

Council approval - new shed

the soil test is to reveal how reactive the ground is. Shed slabs designs are usually only designed up to M class soils, anything more reactive than this and the proposed…

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alexd
Aug 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Harts
Harts
27 August

Consumer Protection - Is there such a thing?

Consumer Protection - Is there such a thing?

Good question Qwerty, where are the regulators and who will look after the consumer here? I do hope the timber is going to be replaced after being left unexposed for so…

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Harts
Aug 27, 2020 6:45 pm
meminiau
meminiau
14 August

Building a roof over my deck

Building a roof over my deck

Thank you so much for your post!! The info you shared will be very helpful. There is one other thing... I thought that the building of it would be covered as am Exempt…

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meminiau
Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm

Hello,I am new to the forum and saw this thread. I assume I am having similar issues and just noticed it. Not sure what is the reason, would really appreciate if someone…

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Bill184
Aug 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Dean11
Dean11
10 August

Help with defect found via private inspector

Help with defect found via private inspector

Looks to be quite a serious defect and you should have done more to investigate this. You've waited until PCI and took the builders word that it is all compliant when…

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Dean11
Aug 10, 2020 10:03 am
The Milkman
The Milkman
3 August

Building on a Corner Block in Penrith City Council

Building on a Corner Block in Penrith City Council

We ended up leaving that builder and going to another one, we have our tender signing appointment on the 13th of August. We will keep you posted

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The Milkman
Aug 03, 2020 3:03 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
3 August

3 bedroom dwelling but indicated as 2 bedroom dwelling on Oc

3 bedroom dwelling but indicated as 2 bedroom dwelling on Oc

Does the 3rd bedroom have a window? Does the 3rd bedroom have a wardrobe? If it doesn't have a window or doesn't have a wardrobe, they are classified as study.

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bestspecials
Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
bestspecials

Hi guys, We have new neighbours that have moved in next door! They have just erected a Bali Hut which looks like a monstrosity!! The roof must be hanging approx 150mm…

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swifty37
Jul 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Andrew87
Andrew87
30 July

Recommendation for Construction Lawyer

Recommendation for Construction Lawyer

Dispute with owner builder about fixing waterproofing issue still under warranty. Anyone recommend construction lawyer experienced with NCAT near Edmondson Park, Sydney.

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Andrew87
Jul 30, 2020 10:17 am

Should I have my builder fix this out of plumb wall?

Should I have my builder fix this out of plumb wall?

My home is nearing completion, but my independent building inspector noted a wall that is out of plumb and exceeds tolerance with a 7mm gap over 2m. The permitted…

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sensiblemeasures
Jul 29, 2020 10:27 am

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
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Engage a licenced structural landscaper and possibly a plumber first, work out all the finished levels that you will need for the concretor and then pour away. As long as…

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sweetswisssteel
Jul 22, 2020 3:53 pm

Structural Engineer in Sydney. Can anyone recommend one?

Structural Engineer in Sydney. Can anyone recommend one?

Search for Concrete formworkers that have a builders ticket, It's also a Bonus if they are also a licensed engineer :wink: OT, Pity you are not in perth ....as It sounds like…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2020 8:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
10 July

Retaining wall agi slopes wrong way

Retaining wall agi slopes wrong way

Hey mate Try VBA plumbing again PlumbingTechnicalAdvice@vba.gov.au They were great when I called them in June. They left me 1-2 messages and the plumber called me again…

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Gaudi
Jul 10, 2020 11:50 pm
Kaylee11
Kaylee11
5 July

New exterior stair case Building Standard

New exterior stair case Building Standard

I've had my new front stairs totally rebuilt on my 1945 Queenslander. It has a landing halfway down, so it's set over 2 levels. It seems pretty good except the bottom…

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Kaylee11
Jul 05, 2020 10:59 am
azra
azra
1 July

Front Setback unique situation

Front Setback unique situation

Thanks Pulse. Council it's hard to get any response other than standard responses. I guess I will have to signing up with some builder and then go from there. After all…

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azra
Jul 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Althom
Althom
30 June

neighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard

neighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard

Decidedly weird. Suggest you follow Pulse's suggestion.

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Althom
Jun 30, 2020 11:20 am
Althom
Norfolk
Norfolk
29 June

concrete slab level tolerance

concrete slab level tolerance

The floor slab needs to be perfectly flat for laminated floating floors otherwise they will bend and 'pop' when you walk on them. For tiles it's not so critical.

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Norfolk
Jun 29, 2020 10:50 am
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
29 June

Overlooking concern

Overlooking concern

What was the outcome?

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Sparkyf
Jun 29, 2020 2:23 am
Sparkyf

Will it leak? No 99.99999999% of the time these crimps will be fine for the entire service life of the installation...... BUT! Check the manufactures installation for…

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pastor399
Jun 26, 2020 9:56 am
pastor399

Hi All, Have a question regarding a proposed House build we’re planning. We’re looking to build on a building envelope on a battle axe block, but there’s a Tree…

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Cubby
Jun 22, 2020 10:55 pm

No caulking in articulation joint behind down pipe

No caulking in articulation joint behind down pipe

Thanks for everyone's input. I will then come back and push the builder to fix it before handover. Thanks so much!

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Superfly1130
May 26, 2020 6:23 pm

Fire Rating A Garage Wall - WA

Fire Rating A Garage Wall - WA

Great, Yep their is far too much red tape and IMO getting worse AFAIK, The Fastrack method for patios and sheds is for DA approvals You may still require a Building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2020 3:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MClark
MClark
12 May

Desperate for Information New Build next door

Desperate for Information New Build next door

Push them hard, try get in contact with their municipal building surveyor. Get him/her to explain to you how they will not be looking into your backyard as you havn't…

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MClark
May 12, 2020 8:19 pm
MClark
Norfolk
Norfolk
11 May

No noggins

No noggins

Salespeople sell, designers design, builders build...

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Norfolk
May 11, 2020 6:33 pm

slab classification?

slab classification?

thank you so much for the info!

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seutaojiang
May 02, 2020 1:55 pm

Roof Remodel Flame Zone

Roof Remodel Flame Zone

You will need to replace/modify the whole roof. Depending on the structure, it won't necessarily be too costly The issue is that being in a flame zone, each element needs…

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CF Design
May 01, 2020 1:53 pm
CF Design
CF Design
30 April

Veranda onto brick veneer

Veranda onto brick veneer

Nope Completely depends on the locality and planning scheme. E.G In Victoria it would only require a planning application if it encroached on a minimum set back or if…

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CF Design
Apr 30, 2020 4:08 pm
CF Design
CF Design
30 April

How long do tiles last?

How long do tiles last?

I have seen tiling and stone work last more than 50years and some that lasted less than 5 years. All comes down to similar issues/reasons as anything in…

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CF Design
Apr 30, 2020 1:16 pm

The only way to apply the standard in this case would be to measure the distance to the opposing wall (that runs parallel) and check to see if it is out of…

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CF Design
Apr 30, 2020 1:11 pm
Sweethome46
Sweethome46
29 April

New building

New building

Any one has built with Ridgwater homes.. any suggestions..please

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Sweethome46
Apr 29, 2020 9:07 pm
BodaciousEm
BodaciousEm
29 April

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2, 3

Hi Dilbert_Perth I'm so sorry to hear of your woes & can obviously relate. Take heart, if you find that it is a PH problem there is a way to fix it or at the very least…

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BodaciousEm
Apr 29, 2020 7:04 pm

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