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Sorry that was a typo. It’s almost a year and a half since installation. The problems started within a year of it being installed. Just having issues with the…

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alexf40
Jan 25, 2020 2:13 pm

Clarification of Corrosion Protection 3.5.1.2 Vol 2

Clarification of Corrosion Protection 3.5.1.2 Vol 2

Hey Nice app..pity they don't show structural components ie, Steel Truss roof frames, Steel roof battens,etc There are a lot of tiled ( 20 tonne) roofs along the coast…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 23, 2020 7:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Rhetti
Jan 20, 2020 8:06 am
Rhetti
Joker
Joker
17 January

HIA Build Contract without updated plans

HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Normal or not ,what structuralbimguy says is very real ,a huge possibility ,that's why I would get a pre contract inspection included,can eliminate and or place builder on…

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Joker
Jan 17, 2020 12:11 pm
JayB001
JayB001
14 January

electrical switchboard

electrical switchboard

Thanks Brett, this helps. Being in Victoria I also email 'Energy Safe Vic'. I wasn't expecting to hear back from them so soon but they replied…

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JayB001
Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
opti
opti
14 January

Overlooking concern

Overlooking concern

Thanks for the reply. Construction of theirs started around the time we bought ours, so if the council sent any plans to neighbours, they may have gone to the previous…

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opti
Jan 14, 2020 2:03 pm
building-expert
building-expert
13 January

The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

The National Construction Code not fit for purpose
1, 2

In common law on building contracts there are two textbook variations on misrepresentation (Hudsons on Building Contracts) 1 Innocent misrepresentation - where…

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building-expert
Jan 13, 2020 7:46 am
building-expert
Shan_brad
Shan_brad
25 December 2019

Hebel

Hebel

Hi Thank you very much I like the look of brick veneer look so we told the builder we like brick rather than Hebel

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Shan_brad
Dec 25, 2019 6:19 pm
RockoWallaby
RockoWallaby
14 December 2019

Question on cable size ataching a generator to house

Question on cable size ataching a generator to house

In hindsight, I don't need to run either the dam pump or shed if the power is out. Not a priority. I think I'll bugger off their 5 core 2.5mm cable and use 3 core 6mm…

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RockoWallaby
Dec 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Jriz
Jriz
12 December 2019

Masonite Packers used externally

Masonite Packers used externally

Hi, we are building with Metricon and the external Hebel panels are starting to be installed. I have noticed that the brown Masonite Packers strips that see used…

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Jriz
Dec 12, 2019 8:29 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 December 2019

Raising height of brick wall using existing footings

Raising height of brick wall using existing footings

In Victoria retaining walls up to 1M high are exempted from building permit under schedule 8 of the Building Regulations

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2019 5:58 pm
building-expert
chanam
chanam
9 December 2019

Council footpath/nature strip and driveway gradient?

Council footpath/nature strip and driveway gradient?

Is it legal to build a driveway not following the natural downward slope of land which is on a hill? In other words, the driveway starts to descend from council boundary…

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chanam
Dec 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Herc130J
Herc130J
8 December 2019

Concreting the sides of the house

Concreting the sides of the house

Hi, We have been living in our house for just over 1 year and have had nothing but issues with movement and cracking, including bricks cracking and pushes out. Although we…

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Herc130J
Dec 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Charli2019
Charli2019
29 November 2019

Retrospective shed/dwelling

Retrospective shed/dwelling

Thanks. Not yet, I haven’t asked council as we are going through a building certifier and have asked them but they have not got back to me with an answer yet. I think I…

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Charli2019
Nov 29, 2019 10:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 November 2019

Granny flat Blacktown council (private open space) ?

Granny flat Blacktown council (private open space) ?

I am having the same problem with a small development I can't be bothered fighting it at the WA state administrative tribunal (SAT) I don't have the time and money to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 28, 2019 9:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
26 November 2019

Mortar test cost?

Mortar test cost?

Last time my client had the mortar lab tested it was $450

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building-expert
Nov 26, 2019 10:30 pm
building-expert
Shan_brad
Shan_brad
21 November 2019

Built with regent homes

Built with regent homes

Anyone building with regent homes Adelaide?

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Shan_brad
Nov 21, 2019 11:35 am
building-expert
building-expert
20 November 2019

Brick veneer wall splitting and cracking

Brick veneer wall splitting and cracking

As far as I know your domestic insurance policy would be an event based. Poor workmanship is not an insurable event. However do not let this stop you from asking your insurer.

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building-expert
Nov 20, 2019 10:33 am
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 November 2019

Questions re: Drainage and Slab on KDR

Questions re: Drainage and Slab on KDR

And you will only know that when the plans are certified Compliant There have been a few instances on Homeone where homeowners choose not to go with their builders and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2019 4:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Harts
Harts
10 November 2019

Building Occupancy & LPOD

Building Occupancy & LPOD

Yes, I am in Victoria. It's been a nightmare trying to get those responsible for my home to come to the party. Three Engineers for each of the parties have inspected my…

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Harts
Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 October 2019

Record Class Actions Drives up Costs

Record Class Actions Drives up Costs

Australia's lax regulations sees record number of Foreign Legal firms take on Billion Dollar Class action Honey pots Licensing, Insurance and regulation costs all set to skyrocket

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 30, 2019 9:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi Dunstar Welcome to the forum Here in WA Floor ratios exclude, Decks, Balconies, basements,lifts, Roof top terraces,etc, Though overlooking and height restrictions maybe…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 27, 2019 10:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
wood bang
wood bang
19 October 2019

Look for quality Building Consultants

Look for quality Building Consultants

Some of the so called experts that I came up against over the years in court are just guns for hire, they will right anything as a defect or not a defect.

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wood bang
Oct 19, 2019 2:56 pm
wood bang
ryno
ryno
17 October 2019

Importd entrance door regulations

Importd entrance door regulations

Hello, I am looking to bring an entrance door with us when we relocate from Europe to Adelaide next year and fit it to our new build. I am struggling to find any relevant…

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ryno
Oct 17, 2019 2:24 am
itsme1111
itsme1111
16 October 2019

Downpipes not plumbed into ground/stormwater

Downpipes not plumbed into ground/stormwater

Thankyou so much, as far I can see they aren’t causing nuisance to anyone, they run the water maybe 1 metre along the driveway where the rainfall runs anyway into the…

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itsme1111
Oct 16, 2019 9:31 am
indo26slate
indo26slate
15 October 2019

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

, what builder was this? I PM'ed you.

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indo26slate
Oct 15, 2019 10:10 pm
chuth77
chuth77
12 October 2019

Electrical cable depth in ground

Electrical cable depth in ground

They apply to all properties built whilst the standard was current. How old is the village?

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chuth77
Oct 12, 2019 7:32 am
SMcphee
SMcphee
8 October 2019

New house slab work quality in doubt

New house slab work quality in doubt

Thanks, you quite right, the right side is an open plan. I can sleep now. Much appreciated and thanks again !!!

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SMcphee
Oct 08, 2019 6:40 pm

Here is an example of how to check, measure and log Concrete pile data/details during your site visit Using the Range Finder and , compare the data with a 3D Bim…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2019 3:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ozcargod8
ozcargod8
25 September 2019

mortar lab test

mortar lab test

I need do a brick mortar test by lab to see if the mortar meets the code. Can someone recommand any…

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ozcargod8
Sep 25, 2019 1:30 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 September 2019

Rainwater tank/Stormwater

Rainwater tank/Stormwater

Yes, you can do a trial run to test it. The pipe that feeds in the mains water is also a clever automatic mains water switching device that operates on hydraulic…

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SaveH2O
Sep 16, 2019 10:41 pm
SaveH2O
rajesh
rajesh
13 September 2019

Construction drawing issue

Construction drawing issue

Thank you all for your feedback. Yes, it is also my understanding that If - Acoustic insulation between floor - is in the drawing then it is in the contract unless…

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rajesh
Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 September 2019

Protecting your Slab

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

I addressed the above by posting the regulations in this thread on March 19. viewtopic.php?p=1840640#p1840640

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SaveH2O
Sep 10, 2019 11:34 pm
SaveH2O
BS student
BS student
4 September 2019

Calculating the FRLs for masonry walls with AS 3700

Calculating the FRLs for masonry walls with AS 3700

Hi, the reason that I ask is that I’m a building surveying student not an owner builder. If you could take me through the calculation I’d highly appreciate it

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BS student
Sep 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Righto50
Righto50
3 September 2019

Extending out to the eaves. Services

Extending out to the eaves. Services

Hi All, I'm looking at extending 2 bedrooms, laundry and bathroom out to the eaves. What I am unsure about is the plumbing and waste services. It appears that the…

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Righto50
Sep 03, 2019 10:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 August 2019

Building Code for stumps made of cement blocks.(besser block

Building Code for stumps made of cement blocks.(besser block

three dots ( ... ) Bottom RHS of post -> Edit edit -> Upload Photos (submit)

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 28, 2019 9:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jimbo73
jimbo73
23 August 2019

No wall wrap

No wall wrap

thnanks, even though its not mandatory , in terms of protecting my house from moisture, insects or harm am l at a disadvantage with thin polystyrene or Styrofoam sheets…

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jimbo73
Aug 23, 2019 9:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 August 2019

Plumbing pre lays

Plumbing pre lays

Hi @Micor Making provision for future services, expansion, renovations, etc is a great idea and can be done at a later date if they are planned properly ie, prelays for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2019 8:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
chanam
chanam
10 August 2019

Edge of roof tile finishing and water tight?

Edge of roof tile finishing and water tight?

Savannah (pgh) and off white

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chanam
Aug 10, 2019 2:34 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
7 August 2019

Timber Laminate Floor Sinks in Corner of Room

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…

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brokenstick
Aug 07, 2019 11:31 am
brokenstick

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 05, 2019 11:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 July 2019

Storm water

Storm water
1, 2, 3

I misunderstood, sorry. Good idea.

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SaveH2O
Jul 30, 2019 9:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 July 2019

Storm-water pipe grading and surface-drain location issue

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…

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SaveH2O
Jul 30, 2019 7:31 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 July 2019

Balcony overflow drainage

Balcony overflow drainage

Try AS 4654.1 Waterproofing membranes for external above ground use hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 25, 2019 9:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 July 2019

35 x 90 studs used upstairs, plan says 45

35 x 90 studs used upstairs, plan says 45

You should have Engineering Structural Timber Details they should include eg Framing, bracing, Hold down,trusses, etc, What does they say? As an engineer I find most…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 25, 2019 9:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
23 July 2019

New home. Frustrating battles with the builder to fix

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…

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Gaudi
Jul 24, 2019 12:31 am
Qwerty28
Qwerty28
21 July 2019

Structural Plans information please

Structural Plans information please

For a build on classified "E" soil but should have been "P" then 32MPa should have been recommended? I'm in the process of trying to chase up the bore logs if the…

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Qwerty28
Jul 21, 2019 12:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 July 2019

Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers

Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers

LOL, Based on what an opinion...engineering requires DATA and PROOFS. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2019 12:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 July 2019

Checking Suspended Floor Deflections With Bosch Laser Tool

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…

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Gaudi
Jul 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Rocky8391
Rocky8391
14 July 2019

Deck

Deck

Hi, I’m looking at installing a built in pizza oven in one corner of my deck and not sure if 8 additional supports will be enough. My deck sits 100mm off the ground and…

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Rocky8391
Jul 14, 2019 2:12 pm

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