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JB1
JB1
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Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

I would say that would be the most likely reason.

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JB1
Aug 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 h

Surveyors role

Surveyors role

Blame you!! Remind them you are not the builder. You don’t seem satisfied with the responses you’ve had. Call the VBA or have your inspector call the surveyor and…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

Hi Cellco Welcome to the Forum You will require an expert mechanical vibration Engineer Where are you and what information do you have already?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2018 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Phan
Phan
14 August

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

Hi Simon, my house in box hill south. Thanks Phan

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Phan
Aug 14, 2018 7:55 pm

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

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Dan17
Aug 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Patio slab same as house?

Patio slab same as house?

Anonymousmoose IMO it's not hard to prioritise importance Structural Integrity Takes priority, Your build is unreinforced masonry veneer Slab Insulation is of little…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 12, 2018 11:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

So your advising to get a building surveyor as all my bricks are chipped and different colours and not the same size bricks

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kathysangel
Aug 07, 2018 1:58 am
Doughboy
Doughboy
5 August

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

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

The reason wet areas have to be waterproofed is moisture ingress via capillary action through the walls destroys the plaster on the back eg. the shower. You all know a…

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Doughboy
Aug 05, 2018 12:54 pm
vn88
vn88
27 July

Render and Termite Barrier

Render and Termite Barrier

Thanks for that! If the barrier line below the weepholes can be covered what is it actually meant to do?

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vn88
Jul 27, 2018 1:46 pm
peterivory
peterivory
26 July

60mm Overhang On Bricks?

60mm Overhang On Bricks?
1, 2

Ditto - fully document and quote tolerances. Why is it so hard to get decent brickies/concreters There’s a massive shortage of brickies and concreters for two…

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peterivory
Jul 26, 2018 8:56 pm
GLO
GLO
13 July

CDC Clause question.

CDC Clause question.

Hi, I am reading the following Clause from the NSW…

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GLO
Jul 13, 2018 11:40 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 July

Weep hole help

Weep hole help

I mean A weep, a weep hole, or a weep-brick is a small opening that allows water to drain from within an assembly. Weeps are…

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SaveH2O
Jul 11, 2018 9:13 am
SaveH2O
sammy8888
sammy8888
11 July

DPC and weep hole height

DPC and weep hole height

hi guys, if you can help me that will be great. I am getting my first home build and the weep inserts are bit higher than the usual height. they suppose to be on a second…

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sammy8888
Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am

I think your builder need to redo the brick work.

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PackieBonner
Jul 06, 2018 11:14 pm
kani
kani
5 July

Raising the height

Raising the height

Hi team, Need some advise on the below - Background - Purchased the property few years back, where the previous owner had converted the garrage to a bedroom.…

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kani
Jul 05, 2018 9:57 am
GLO
GLO
29 June

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Doesnt the saline protection provide the barrier between soil and slab?

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GLO
Jun 29, 2018 6:43 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 June

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Sorry for misunderstanding. Nice to hear that the builder had already graded the ground away from your foundation before tiling. The brickwork and mortar…

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Gaudi
Jun 16, 2018 2:32 pm
CazMaz
CazMaz
16 June

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

Thank you for that! We are also a little worried because it was slab over slab (about 300mm of slab over existing slab). Our builder didn't put waterproofing over before…

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CazMaz
Jun 16, 2018 10:39 am

Hi ezy welcome to the forum You might want to check this out hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2018 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

@HardTaget I guess you were a soft Target for the Builder & Salesman..get it I suggest you get the specification and engineering Details, have it checked by someone…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 May

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil
1, 2

Hi bentleighboy I’m in east bentleigh I had a class p site with abnormal moisture - common classification when there has been a house demolished and trees removed. Slab…

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Gaudi
May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 May

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
1, 2

Well good on them. And good on you for persisting. That’s not often we hear that. A builder parting with some $

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Gaudi
May 30, 2018 10:38 pm

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

Not supposed to be chipboard but I have seen it many times.

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building-expert
May 22, 2018 11:35 am
building-expert
redfox
redfox
21 May

Dark colour around concrete crack

Dark colour around concrete crack

That's just water that's stuck in the cracks coming up the concrete. It is normal. You can see the same darker patches around the grate and the corners.You have the…

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redfox
May 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Slab down inspection defect

Slab down inspection defect

Sparksy More info required, where are you building, soil conditions? Check the engineering drawings, Quite often builders will use other edge waterproofing methods The…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 6:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
doyle01
doyle01
16 May

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

I’m not trying to get an exact amount on site costs. I’m trying to see how much people have paid with the specifications of the land and location I had stated. Be…

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doyle01
May 16, 2018 6:04 pm

Non-compliant work found

Non-compliant work found

The 75 mm termite inspection zone would not work in your case because you can't see the slab edge, only masonry. Have a look at your elevations, it will show the level of…

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building-expert
May 16, 2018 4:06 am
building-expert

Slab, should I be worried?

Slab, should I be worried?

Simonsss Thanks for the photos, Yes you should be concerned The Steel frame overhang needs to be properly supported because The frame is more than likely to be load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 24, 2018 8:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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Tim65
Apr 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Tim65
ozroofworks
ozroofworks
23 April

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Hi Guys if you are looking for a reputable Metal Roofing Company Contact us at https://www.ozroofworks.com.au/ or on 1300459915 cheers.

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ozroofworks
Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
23 April

Things to know when building a new home

Things to know when building a new home

Probably a good start is having a better understanding about the building business: Check this link

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bashworth
Apr 23, 2018 12:52 am
bashworth
gillybean
gillybean
19 April

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

Seeing as your architect has already liased with the Council, you’d assume you’ll have to comply. I’d also almost say this is a troll post, so you’re not happy…

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gillybean
Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am
gillybean

Should I be concerned?

Should I be concerned?

Hi Jennifer18 That is absolute nonsense..get a local engineer to inspect the structurals, check the codes & do the calcs, Lodge a complaint with your Building Commission…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 8:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Crumbling slab edges

Crumbling slab edges

Hi Jennifer18 No It's not normal.. and yes you should be concerned If you're looking for advice please put up better photos and more info Here are some tips 1.The photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 7:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
simonsss
simonsss
4 April

Brick work VBA standard?

Brick work VBA standard?

Hi I’m just wondering if this brick work would be to VBA standards? Currently building and this is some of the things noticed on the brickwork. No mortar between 2…

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simonsss
Apr 04, 2018 10:14 am

KnK The fixings in the last image is non compliant for N4 wind loadings Please check your Engineering drawings for the correct N4 wind & manufacturers fixing details If…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 29, 2018 7:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 March

Need help with the building standard

Need help with the building standard

Ask the builders electrician or get a private building inspector in to ask questions to. 4,5,1 and watermark. Ive found some BCA references online on this but if an…

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Gaudi
Mar 27, 2018 7:42 pm

Update. The more ventilation the better. We have a massive subfloor cavity. Discussed options with landscaper and will build deck over entry and in front of window.

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lia_dvm
Mar 25, 2018 11:00 pm
lia_dvm
kovacevd
kovacevd
21 March

Brickwork & Window Seals

Brickwork & Window Seals

I am a bricklayer and I can tell you something. the reason the seals differ from from each other are not just because of the…

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kovacevd
Mar 21, 2018 10:35 am
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volmix
Mar 13, 2018 3:00 pm
wg9145
wg9145
6 March

electrical switchboard

electrical switchboard

Hi. Thanks so much for your response. I have a building certificate but not an electrical certificate. Electrician was a sub contractor (and friend) of the builder. I was…

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wg9145
Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am

Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry

Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry

No plumbing regulation breach that I am aware of. Try posting on the Whirlpool Forums Home sub forum, there are plenty of electricians on there.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
tonkatsu
tonkatsu
27 February

Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house

Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house

Hi, sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I have the same question as the OP. I see that everyone highly recommends having concrete paving installed around a new house…

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tonkatsu
Feb 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Krushull
Krushull
26 February

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

Thanks all, sorry for the slow response. We are getting an engineering report done this week to check out the cracks and the noise so hopefully that will shed some light…

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Krushull
Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February

Breach Of Contract?

Breach Of Contract?

Yes, you are right. Something so obvious should have been picked up at PCI, 2 years after handover is pushing it to take action. I hope that it isn't having issues. The…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2018 9:50 am
SaveH2O

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