Building Standards; Getting It Right!
HIA Build Contract without updated plans
Don't sign anything, until the plans have been updated. Is it safe? I've seen builds where the engineering hasn't been update and the buildings have been handed over to…
Timber Laminate Floor Sinks in Corner of Room
I agree with this, I have seen laminate layed on uneven concrete and it does what you describe During my build my inspector checked and picked up that the concrete was…
Checking Room Dimensions (XYZ Coordinates) with Bosch Lasers
Here an accurate and quick way to measure, survey and check room dimensions or coordinates Using the 3-Plane Green Laser and Laser Rangefinder This is the first step…
Storm-water pipe grading and surface-drain location issue
Don't take any nonsense from the plumbers....they have done non compliant work and treated you like a mushroom by keeping you in the dark and feeding you bs. With…
New home. Frustrating battles with the builder to fix
Once you have handed your money over you have much less leverage. But do not despair yet. I think that is pretty standard for builders to say wait for that inspection for…
Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers
LOL, Based on what an opinion...engineering requires DATA and PROOFS. hth
Checking Suspended Floor Deflections With Bosch Laser Tool
Wood bang you get to see the ‘best’ of what the current building industry has to offer. I agree yes consistent use of string lines or even spirit level…
Excessive gap between tiled floors in bathroom and cavity sl
Thanks for the idea and options avail. If adjust down, then would see more of rollers and gap above. At moment as it stands, the track above is visible now.
Independent inspector - recommendations in northern NSW?
Rob Graham Jim’s Building Inspections – Byron and North Coast 0429-113633 email@example.com
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…
Wrong bracing used, can other side of stud wall be braced co
Yes you can brace the other side of the stud wall
Steel or timber beam for brick wall over garage or patio?
That will need to be Designed & Certified By your Structural Engineer
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