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house slab cracking on corner of house.

house slab cracking on corner of house.

I don't think about this but careful thinking of you. So what need to do?

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Angalfaria
Jun 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Angalfaria

Floor sound proofing

Floor sound proofing

Hi all. I have a question and wondering whether anyone can offer any advice on whether you think there is a legal obligation to…

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brissyguy19
Jun 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Dagmar
Dagmar
30 May

PVC balustrades ans fencing

PVC balustrades ans fencing

We are looking at replacing our verandah balustrade with a PVC “no maintenance “ type of material.Has anyone had any experience with this . And are there companies…

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Dagmar
May 30, 2019 11:05 am

Building Regs on an External Door over 1.5m from ground

Building Regs on an External Door over 1.5m from ground

Hi Spida23 Welcome to the forum Does your contract or drawing say "Stairs/Landing By Owner?" Then, occupancy certificates can't be issued until the stairs, balustrade,etc…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2019 3:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MyFirst
MyFirst
25 May

New house slab work quality in doubt

New house slab work quality in doubt

I can't tell u if there are actual issues. But from your the slab photos they looks fine IMO.. No different then any other slabs I seen.

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MyFirst
May 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Aga
Aga
16 May

HIA Build Contract without updated plans

HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Hi, My builder has sent us the HIA build contract for us to sign but the construction plan included was only standard. They just included the separated upgraded plans…

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Aga
May 16, 2019 11:19 pm

Gaps on exterior

Gaps on exterior

You have warranty for a reason. I would be asking the builder, even if you just send him some pictures via email and see what he replies.

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Steve4216
May 08, 2019 10:16 pm

We are in preparation for raft slab and concretor had put the pipe laggings only on horizontal and bends. He is saying there is no lagging required for the vertical pipes…

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Vikhome
May 03, 2019 3:30 pm
wagga123
wagga123
28 April

Australian Standard Sanitary Drainage

Australian Standard Sanitary Drainage

Hi Gaudi, I ended up finding what I needed elsewhere Thanks. It's shameful that the State Library doesn't allow access to these important documents any longer.

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wagga123
Apr 28, 2019 4:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 April

Concrete

Concrete

Some cracking in large concrete slabs can be expected. Follow this link for more information:

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bashworth
Apr 16, 2019 8:05 pm
bashworth
northerner
northerner
13 April

Independent inspector - recommendations in northern NSW?

Independent inspector - recommendations in northern NSW?

Hi - we're building with Metricon in the Ewingsdale area of northern NSW (not too far from Ballina / Byron). Can anyone recommend a private building inspector in that…

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northerner
Apr 13, 2019 5:19 pm

Mortar defects?

Mortar defects?

Here is info on and some Dos and Don'ts Do check the mortar composition and if any additives are added then don't use a water pressure cleaner You will probably have to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 13, 2019 11:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Mortar test cost?

Mortar test cost?

The rule of thumb for most lab test costs is $1-1.5K for starters then you'll need an engineer to check AS3700 Masonry Codes Unfortunately, Test aren't conclusive and the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 13, 2019 11:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tim65
Tim65
1 April

Storm water

Storm water
1, 2, 3

Just spoken with DFT nsw they said they only reference AS 3500 and did not have a copy of As2870 , he mentioned sewer drains and when I questioned about storm water he…

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Tim65
Apr 01, 2019 9:30 am
Tim65
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
29 March

Wooden boards screwing standards

Wooden boards screwing standards

The information the landscaper has given you is incorrect. Australian Standards stipulate 2 screws per board/joist Ideally you should be staggering the fixings as well -…

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Eco Builder
Mar 29, 2019 7:07 am
Eco Builder
alexp79
alexp79
21 March

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
1 ... 25, 26, 27

One of the best protection you can get for your slab and footings from water is by adding RadMyx (https://www.radcrete.com.au/product/rad ... erproofing) into concrete…

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alexp79
Mar 20, 2019 11:44 pm
alexp79
alexp79
11 March

thoughts?

thoughts?

You just ask your supervisor and brickies themselves if they would be okay to have such brickwork in their own houses.

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alexp79
Mar 11, 2019 12:14 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 March

Guide to the painting of buildings

Guide to the painting of buildings

Do you know anyone with a child at university? Most universities have these available online for free.

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Gaudi
Mar 01, 2019 2:01 am
wentworth33
wentworth33
24 February

Gap between Window frame and Brick Sill

Gap between Window frame and Brick Sill

Thats what I was worried. The silicon will fill-in the hole and seal the rubber. The additional frame at the bottom of the window frame will make the hole closer. So it…

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wentworth33
Feb 24, 2019 9:50 am
wagga123
wagga123
21 February

Sanitary Plumbing Query

Sanitary Plumbing Query

Thanks.

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wagga123
Feb 21, 2019 10:41 am

Steel or timber beam for brick wall over garage or patio?

Steel or timber beam for brick wall over garage or patio?

That will need to be Designed & Certified By your Structural Engineer

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 03, 2019 8:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Champion home builder sending variation invoice without lett

Champion home builder sending variation invoice without lett

I suggest you get a copy of the engineers reports and take your compliant to fair trading/Building commission

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
insider
insider
25 January

Bricklayer or Engineer

Bricklayer or Engineer

From my experience the footing may not be a 100% in that corner.If you dig up the corner and see if the footing extends out to form a proper rebate for the…

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insider
Jan 25, 2019 7:15 pm
insider

EPS v aac

EPS v aac

Jacpat Material Substitution is a major issue for home Builders the code requirements & certification laws are lax and haven't kept up with the issue of EPS I believe…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 24, 2019 9:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
volmix
volmix
22 January

window sill crack

window sill crack

Thanks Chippy, yes I was referring to the side of the window, the reveal. Apology I got the terminology mixed up.

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volmix
Jan 22, 2019 10:56 pm
outlookplanning
outlookplanning
21 January

CDC Clause question.

CDC Clause question.

Hi GLO, I know it has taken a long time for someone to respond but hoping at least someone might get something out of this reply. You are correct that if can build a…

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outlookplanning
Jan 21, 2019 12:19 pm
outlookplanning
Gaudi
Gaudi
20 January

Nail pops

Nail pops

I understand your concerns re: patch painting. My builders were champs at this. Patch painted gloss doors too and seemed surprised I was not pleased. My ceiling paint is…

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Gaudi
Jan 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
18 January

Building Notices and Orders for poor work by builder.

Building Notices and Orders for poor work by builder.

Do you mean a building order to stop work - served on the builder?

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Gaudi
Jan 17, 2019 11:52 pm
insider
insider
9 January

Edge beam on rolled fill?

Edge beam on rolled fill?

Yes this is in AS2870-2011 6.4.2 to be compacted with repeated rolling of an excavator or similar and in 150mm layers if not sand

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insider
Jan 09, 2019 6:32 am
insider

Waffle pod

Waffle pod

Go to an engineer too.

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
5 January

Butt Welding 150x50x2 RHS Bearers???

Butt Welding 150x50x2 RHS Bearers???

Some fish plates welded on both faces will be sufficient...

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Planet Sun
Jan 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Planet Sun
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
30 December 2018

Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Thanks Matt, the 200mm gap is free draining between their timber fence and the garage wall. I will make sure it stays that way. Otherwise I will keep an eye on the…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Hi After some advice please. These weeping holes/ventilation ‘vents’ are under fully enclosed decking. They are about 10 cm in length (except…

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Novice21
Dec 29, 2018 12:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 December 2018

Cracked Building Highlights certification Problems

Cracked Building Highlights certification Problems

The directors of the Building certification company that signed off on the structural…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 29, 2018 9:45 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SKND10
SKND10
28 December 2018

Mortar defect?

Mortar defect?

Thanks for the reply! In NSW it's seven years but the builder says this is not structural.

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SKND10
Dec 28, 2018 9:35 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 December 2018

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Try this link from Timber Queensland. https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/defau ... _final.pdf PS. You'll also need a building certifier. Try

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cornellengineers
Dec 26, 2018 4:21 pm
cornellengineers
kimzhang570
kimzhang570
13 December 2018

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

Thank you very much guys

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kimzhang570
Dec 13, 2018 5:26 pm
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kimzhang570
Dec 13, 2018 4:30 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 December 2018

Tolerance for the footings

Tolerance for the footings

There is no saving, just shortcut for the lazy concreter, there is no excuse for not following approved drawings and poor workmanship.

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building-expert
Dec 03, 2018 5:39 am
building-expert
kathysangel
kathysangel
30 November 2018

Bricks colour variations

Bricks colour variations

Get them replaced they did mine there noticeable but the brickies done a great job bricking your house just ask them to remove the discoloured bricks

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kathysangel
Nov 30, 2018 12:03 am

Check your engineering drawings. The important thing is that your internal floor level is HIGHER than your DPC/weephole bottom. Typically with concrete slab houses,…

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kirashogun
Nov 21, 2018 5:32 pm
insider
insider
20 November 2018

Plumbing query / standard

Plumbing query / standard

Yes it will cause slab heave,that is not good enough. Looks like you are in Rockbank,Melton or Cobblebank?

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insider
Nov 20, 2018 5:41 pm
insider
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 November 2018

Is Ableflex a must when doing a pavement around the house

Is Ableflex a must when doing a pavement around the house

What is your house that concrete apron abuts made of? Some materials crack more easily eg Hebel. As concrete expands with temperature changes it may be something just to…

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Gaudi
Nov 19, 2018 10:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 November 2018

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil
1, 2

Await the independent second test don't lock in piers. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 16, 2018 12:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 November 2018

Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

The requirement and regulations for rainwater tanks varies between states and even regions within States. The 2,000 L tank servicing a minimum 50 sq m roof catchment area…

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SaveH2O
Nov 08, 2018 6:04 am
SaveH2O
Andrew69
Andrew69
3 November 2018

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP

Mate, you need an experienced Construction Law specialist.

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Andrew69
Nov 03, 2018 8:46 am
lathiat
lathiat
2 November 2018

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

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

Yours sounds significantly worse than some of us. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

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lathiat
Nov 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Tim65
Tim65
17 October 2018

Waterproof air-conditioning slab

Waterproof air-conditioning slab

I suppose they will say they are protected from weather as mostly covered over , techincally it’s not correct

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Tim65
Oct 17, 2018 8:31 am
Tim65
Tim65
Tim65
10 October 2018

Engineered solutions

Engineered solutions

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Tim65
Oct 10, 2018 5:56 am
Tim65

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