Building Standards; Getting It Right!
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose
Again you are wrong and putting forward misleading information: The problems with non compliance in Victoria are not of engineering nature and engineers cannot fix them.…
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
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…
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…
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.
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
Checking Concrete Piles with BOSCH Laser + App
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…
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
Building Code for stumps made of cement blocks.(besser block
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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