Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Protecting your Slab
Thanks for the photos...but photos alone are not enough as you will need data reference points
I recommend you now start taking slab movement measurements…
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
If you are building in WA ask for Thistle multi-finish.
I used it in my current house and it's a much better product. My plasterer recommended it and I'm so happy be did.…
Concrete - drainage required
A concrete apron on the house perimeter should have proper drainage that doesn't allow water to pool next to the path. You also have to be aware that the house wall also…
Built with regent homes
If you are still looking for a builder: Consider most projects will have some issues to be resolved. Ask Regent Homes for the contact details of 5 costumers that you can…
Mar 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Feb 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Roof capping joins
After some recent posts and my first visible leak with rains today I’ve looked more closely at my roof capping at the front of my home.
Does anyone know what would…
Feb 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Fibre cement cladding
Hi we have got fibre cement cladding to the fasade ,is it good option ,is fibre cement good
Good luck with it all. You are well armed and I hope that rectification doesn't cause too much disruption.
There were posts on another thread on H1 not long ago where a…
I am building in the Hills Shire Council area and my lot requires a rain garden to be built. Because the property is sloping to the front, the rain garden…
HIA Build Contract without updated plans
The contract should reference the latest approved drawing/plan versions.
Whilst it should include a full set of plans it isn't required, so long as the correct version of…
Difficult draftsperson advice needed
FWIW, I'm more than happy to look over what you have and discuss/advise around your concerns to help out.
Feel free to PM me and we can discuss further if you wish
Stria 255 vs axon 133mm
Just wondering if anyone has used James Hardie Stria, 255mm cladding vertically. Any photos?
Were you happy with it?? I'm tossing up between 255mm Stria and 133mm…
New building mortar compliance
Your mortor mix could be incorrect quantities of sand ,cement or even from heavy rain after soon after been done,either way should not leave it as water can get…
Feb 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Cost of lifting house/re-stumping
It is hard to give a cost as many factors come in to play but it will basically cost you just as much to go up 100mm as raising the 2000mm.
Once you talk about raising a…
Thanks for the reply.
During the build I was living overseas, hence why hardly and pics and one reason I think I've had so many issues! But a friend of mine took some…
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…
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…
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…
Thank you very much
I like the look of brick veneer look so we told the builder we like brick rather than Hebel
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…
Concreting the sides of the house
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
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
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…
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.
Importd entrance door regulations
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…
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…
mortar lab test
I need do a brick mortar test by lab to see if the mortar meets the code.
Can someone recommand any…
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…
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…
Extending out to the eaves. Services
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…