Building Standards; Getting It Right!
SaveH2OSolar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland
I could only see the following on page 131 of the Appendice in Part 3 (PCA) of the NCC. I don't have AS/NZS 3500.4 unfortunately and buying it would probably cost over $200.
JB1Frameless Glass shower with unwanted support shelf
There's no way you can have it like the way you want unless you install the fixed glass all the way to the ceiling for support.
building-expertSealing the gap between slab and path around the house
There is nothing that requires sealant between walls and paving. I get to see houses that are 5,10,15,20 years old and sealant is never done and never an issue, Is there a…
StructuralBIMGuyDecking height in a concreted alfresco - Geelong Victoria
@Barongrizzly You will need to alter/drop the Footings for the timber deck It is also easier if you block slopes downwards not so if it slopes upwards
bashworthAttaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
SaveH2OWARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses
It is sometimes surprising to see what has been recalled. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... flood-stop
building-expertDevice for checking power, data, tv and phone points
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
gmbuildingconsultantBuilding Quality Standards / Tolerances
NSW Fair Trading is apparently working on their own version of the standards and tolerances guide. In the meantime as Bashworth notes the Victorian version is generally…
JustalittlebithippySigned contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to have disappeared without answers, tapatalk kindly was hiding all your replies until it decided to play nicely. I had actually wondered about a…
QuestiontimeWeatherproofing to class 10 buildings (NCC P2.2.2)
none of these actually ansered the question. I have since gotten a response from the VBA. 2.2.2b is still relevant for class 10 buildings, they are not exempt as the…
Waffle slab is just one sort of raft slab. here is a link that explains about a Waffle Pod Slab https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/09/waffle-pod-raft-slab/ you will also find a…
gaweleczekInspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
Hey building-expert, Thanks for your comments. I've had two inspections so far and I'm not looking for a superman. I'm looking for someone who can answer the following…
purrfectionBuilder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
JokerBrickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
JokerWonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
building-expertGuide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…
JokerVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Any update on your situation, to parsons.
Leonardo_23AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -
I agree that PI insurance (not PII insurance) is a worthy insurance and was one of the few who had it. But in my opinion, placing a requirement on the policy that the…
bashworthstandard face bricks that run through roof
It's not unusual to use an ordinary brick where it can't be seen. If you go for a rendered finish you could find the builder has used up all the odd bricks left over from…
bashworthAdvice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…