Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Follow planning and building guidelines or go to jail?
Yes, I think Kevin or one of his team should have done their homework first before praising him or at least asked him on camera about the fact that he didn't have planning…
New patio with a little pooling. Will DPC protect my house?
150mm. That's good. The DPC protects against rising damp. The DPC was suppose to be visible back in the day but it wasn't always. Of…
Interpretation of Building Regulation 85 (Victoria)
I am confused with the meaning of the word 'dimension' in Building Regulation 85 from the 2018 Victorian Building…
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…
Council footpath/nature strip and driveway gradient?
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.
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…
I'm short! Vanity height for a over the counter basin?
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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.
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…
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 OT, Pity you are not in perth ....as It sounds like…
Please, Need Some Advice for Waterproofing/Mould Dispute
Thank you, best regards
neighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard
Decidedly weird. Suggest you follow Pulse's suggestion.
Plumbing PEX question - urgent advice needed please
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…